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Articles

Lopez, R.B., Denny, B.T., & Fagundes, C.P. (in press). Neural mechanisms of emotion regulation and their role in endocrine and immune functioning: A review with implications for treatment of affective disorders. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. [pdf]

Shahane, A.D.,* Lopez, R.B.,* & Denny, B.T. (in press). Implicit reappraisal as an emotional buffer: Reappraisal-related neural activity moderates the relationship between inattention and perceived stress during exposure to negative stimuli. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. [pdf*denotes equal contribution

Lopez, R.B., Salinger, J.M., Heatherton, T.F., & Wagner, D.D. (in press). Media multitasking is associated with altered processing of irrelevant cues during person perception. BMC Psychology. [pdf] [press coverage]

Reader, S.W., Lopez, R.B., & Denny, B.T. (in press). Cognitive reappraisal of low-calorie food predicts real-world craving and consumption of high- and low-calorie foods in daily life. Appetite. [pdf]

Chen, P.-H.A., Kelley, W.M., Lopez, R.B., & Heatherton, T. F. (in press). Reducing reward responsivity and daily food desires in female dieters through domain-specific training. Social Neuroscience. [pdf]

Lopez, R.B., Stillman, P.E., Heatherton, T.F., & Freeman, J.B. (2018). Minding one's reach (to eat): the promise of computer mouse-tracking in studying self-regulation of eating. Frontiers in Nutrition, 5, 1-6. [full text online; pdf]

Lopez, R.B., Chen, P.-H.A., 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] [press coverage]

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]

      Under review or in revision:

Lopez, R.B., Heatherton, T.F., & Wagner, D.D. (in revision). Media multitasking is associated with higher risk for obesity and increased responsiveness to rewarding food stimuli.

Lopez, R.B. & Denny, B.T. (under review). Changes in dysphoria mediate the relationship between use of emotion regulation strategies and health indicators in college-aged students.

Lopez, R.B., Brown, R.L., Wu, L., Murdock, K.W., Denny, B.T., Heijnen, C., & Fagundes, C.P. (under review). How grief gets under the skin: emotion suppression is associated with increased inflammation in recently bereaved spouses.

Lopez, R.B., Courtney, A.L., & Wagner, D.D. (under review). Recruitment of cognitive control regions during effortful self-control is subsequently associated with an altered balance of brain activity in control and reward systems in dieters during exposure to food commercials.

Submitted or In prep:

Huckins, J.F., daSilva, A.W., Wang, R., Wang, W., Hedlund, E.L., Murphy, E.I., Lopez, R.B., Rogers, C., Holtzheimer, P.E., Kelley, W.M., Heatherton, T.F., & Campbell, A.T. Fusing mobile phone sensing and brain imaging to assess depression in college students: A proof-of-concept study.  [submitted; preprint on bioRxiv]

Lopez, R.B., Kober, H., & Ochsner, K.N. A brief micro-intervention in regulation of craving reduces cigarette smoking. 

Book Chapters 

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]