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Louis Schmidt

Louis A. Schmidt, Ph.D. (Maryland)

Professor & Director, Child Emotion Laboratory
Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

con_address.pngDepartment of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1, Canada

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Research Interests & Expertise

  • temperament, affect processing and regulation
  • developmental and individual differences
  • developmental psychophysiology and psychopathology
  • brain and affective development in clinical and non-clinical populations
  • impact of adverse early life events on brain-behavior development

 

Selected Representative Publications

*Names of student trainees are underlined.

Empirical Papers

  • Tang, A., Beaton, E.A., Schulkin, J., Hall, G.B., & Schmidt, L.A. (In press). Revisiting shyness and sociability: A preliminary investigation of hormone-brain-behavior relations. Frontiers in Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Fortier, P., Van Lieshout, R.J., Waxman, J.A., Saigal, S., Boyle, M.H., & Schmidt, L.A. (2014). Are orchids left and dandelions right? Frontal brain activation asymmetry and its sensitivity to developmental context. Psychological Science, 25, 1526-1533.
  • Jetha, M.K., Zheng, X.,Schmidt, L.A., & Segalowitz, S.J. (2012). Shyness and the first 100 milliseconds of emotional face processing. Social Neuroscience, 7, 74-89.
  • Miskovic, V. Moscovitch, D.A., Santesso, D.L., McCabe, R.E., Antony, M.M., & Schmidt, L.A. (2011). Changes in EEG cross-frequency coupling during cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder. Psychological Science, 22, 507-516.
  • Schmidt, L.A., Fox, N.A., Perez-Edgar, K., & Hamer, D.H. (2009). Linking gene, brain, and behavior: DRD4, frontal asymmetry, and temperament. Psychological Science, 20, 831-837.
  • Beaton, E.A.,Schmidt, L.A., Schulkin, J., Antony, M.M., Swinson, R.P., & Hall, G.B. (2008). Different neural responses to stranger and personally familiar faces in shy and bold adults. Behavioral Neuroscience, 122, 704-709.
  • Schmidt, L.A., Cote, K.A., Santesso, D.L., & Milner, C.E. (2003). Frontal electroencephalogram (EEG) alpha asymmetry during sleep: Stability and its relation to affective style. Emotion, 3, 401-407.
  • Schmidt, L.A., & Trainor, L.J. (2001). Frontal brain electrical activity (EEG) distinguishes valence and intensity of musical emotions. Cognition and Emotion, 15, 487-500.
  • Schmidt, L.A. (1999). Frontal brain electrical activity in shyness and sociability. Psychological Science, 10, 316-320.

Position and Review Papers

  • Schmidt, L.A., & Miskovic, V. (2014). Shyness and the electrical activity of the brain: On the interplay between theory and method. In R.J. Coplan & J. Bowker (Eds.), The Handbook of Solitude: Psychological Perspectives on Social Isolation, Social Withdrawal, and Being Alone (pp.51-70). Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Schmidt, L.A., & Miskovic, V. (2013). A new perspective on temperamental shyness: Differential susceptibility to endogenous environmental influences. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7, 141-157.
  • Miskovic, V., & Schmidt, L.A. (2012). New directions in the study of individual differences in temperament: A brain-body approach to understanding fearful and fearless children. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 77(2), 28-38.
  • Miskovic, V., & Schmidt, L.A. (2012). Social fearfulness in the human brain. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36, 459-478.
  • Schmidt, L.A., & Buss, A.H. (2010). Understanding shyness: Four questions and four decades of research. In K.R. Rubin & R.J. Coplan (Eds.), The Development of Shyness and Social Withdrawal (pp. 23-41). New York: Guildford Publications.

Books

  • Burack, J.A., & Schmidt, L.A. (Editors). (2014). Cultural and Contextual Perspectives on Developmental Risk and Well-being (pp. xx-298). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Schmidt, L.A., & Segalowitz, S.J. (Editors). (2008). Developmental Psychophysiology: Theory, Systems, and Methods (pp. xxii-462). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Schmidt, L.A., & Schulkin, J. (Editors). (1999). Extreme Fear, Shyness, and Social Phobia: Origins, Biological Mechanisms, and Clinical Outcomes (pp. x-311) (Series in Affective Science). New York: Oxford University Press.