Lopez, R.B., Chen, P-H., Huckins, J.F., Hofmann, W., Kelley, W.M., & Heatherton, T. F. (2017). A balance of activity in brain control and reward systems predicts self-regulatory outcomes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. [pdf]

Lopez, R.B., Milyavskaya, M., Hofmann, W., & Heatherton, T. F. (2016). Motivational and neural correlates of self-control of eating: A combined neuroimaging and experience sampling study in dieting female college students. Appetite, 103, 192-199. [pdf]

Lopez, R.B., Onyemekwu, C.O., Hart, C.L., Ochsner, K.N., & Kober, H. (2015). Boundary conditions of methamphetamine craving. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 23(6), 436-44. [pdf]

Lopez, R.B., Hofmann, W., Wagner, D.D., Kelley, W.M., & Heatherton, T.F. (2014). Neural predictors of giving in to temptation in daily life. Psychological Science, 25(7), 1337-44. [pdf]

Buhle, J., Silvers, J.A., Wager, T.D., Lopez, R.B., Onyemekwu, C., Kober, H., Weber, J., & Ochsner, K.N. (2013). Cognitive reappraisal of emotion: A meta-analysis of human neuroimaging studies. Cerebral Cortex, 24(11), 2981-90. [pdf]


Chen, P-H., Lopez, R.B., Kelley, W.M., & Heatherton, T. F. (submitted). Reducing reward responsivity and daily food desires through domain-specific training.

Lopez, R.B., Freeman, J.B., & Heatherton, T.F. (submitted). Minding one's reach (to eat): the promise of computer mouse-tracking in studying self-regulation of eating.

Lopez, R.B., Salinger, J.M., & Heatherton, T.F. (submitted). Media multitasking is associated with altered processing of irrelevant cues during person perception. 

In preparation:

Lopez, R.B. & Heatherton, T.F. Media multitasking as a contributor to youth obesity and eating behavior. [preprint uploaded on PsyArXiv]

Kober, H., Lopez, R.B., & Ochsner, K.A. A brief microintervention in regulation of craving reduces cigarette smoking.


Lopez, R.B., Wagner, D.D., & Heatherton, T.F. (2015). The neuroscience of desire regulation. In W. Hofmann & L.F. Nordgren (Eds.), The Psychology of Desire. New York: Guilford Press. [pdf]

Heatherton, T.F., Lopez, R.B., & Wagner, D.D. (2015). Self-regulation and self-regulation failure. In A. W. Toga & M. D. Lieberman (Eds.), Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference. Oxford: Elsevier. [pdf]

Lopez, R.B., Wagner, D.D., Vohs, K.D., & Heatherton, T.F. (2015). Self-regulatory strength: neural mechanisms and implications for training. In Gendolla, Tops & Koole (Eds.), Biobehavioral Foundations of Self-regulation. New York: Springer. [pdf]