Sensory processing sensitivity
Acevedo, B. P, Aron, E., Aron, A., Sangster, M., Collins, N., & Brown, L. (2014) The highly sensitive brain: An fMRI study of sensory processing sensitivity and response to others’ emotions. Brain and Behavior, 4, 580-594.
Aron, E. N., & Aron, A. (1997). Sensory-processing sensitivity and its relation to introversion and emotionality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73, 345-368.
Aron, E. N., Aron, A., & Davies, K. (2005). “Adult Shyness: The Interaction of Temperamental Sensitivity and a Negative Childhood Environment.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 181-197.
Aron, E.N. (2010) Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person. New York. Routledge.
Aron, E., Aron, A. & Jagiellowicz, J. (2012) Sensory Processing Sensitivity: A Review in the Light of the Evolution of Biological Responsivity. Personality and Social Psychology Review.
Belsky, J., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., & Van Ijzendoorn, M. H. (2007). For better and for Worse: Differential susceptibility to environmental influences. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16, 300-304.
Belsky, J. and Pluess, M. (2009). Beyond Diathesis Stress: Differential Susceptibility to Environmental Influences , Psychological Bulletin 2009, Vol. 135, No. 6, 885-908.
Belsky, J. Jonassaint, C., Pluess, M., Stanton, M., Brummet B., and Williams R. (2009) Vulnerability genes or plasticity genes? Molecular Psychiatry 2009, 1-9.
Ellis, B.J. Boyce, T.W., Belsky, J., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van Ijzendoorn, M. H. (2011) Differential susceptibility to the environment: An evolutionary-neurodevelopmental theory. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 7-28.
Homberg, R. J., & Lesch, K. P. (2011). Looking on the bright side of Serotonin transporter gene variation. Biological Psychiatry, 69, 513-519.
Pluess, M., & Belsky, J. (2010). Differential Susceptibility to Parenting and Quality Child Care. Developmental Psychology, 46(2), 379-390.
Pluess, M., & Belsky, J. (2013). Vantage sensitivity: Individual differences in response to positive experiences. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 901-916.
Biological sensitivity to context
Boyce, W.T. & Ellis, B.J. (2005) Biological Sensitivity to Context. I: An evolutionary-developmental theory of the origins and functions of stress reactivity. Development & Psychopathology, 17, 271-301.
Boyce, W.T. & Ellis, B.J. (2008) Biological Sensitivity to Context. Current Directions in Psychological Science. Volume 17 – 3, 183-187.
Obradović, J., Bush, N. R., Stamperdahl, J., Adler, N. A., & Boyce, W. T. (2010). Biological sensitivity to context: The interactive effects of stress reactivity and family adversity on socio-emotional behavior and school readiness. Child Development, 81, 270-289.
Essex, M.J., Armstrong, J.M., Burk, L.R.; Goldsmith, H.H., Boyce, T. (2011) Biological sensitivity to context moderates the effects of the early teacher-child relationship on the development of mental health by adolescence.
Wolf, M., Van Doorn, G. S., & Weissing, F. J. (2008). Evolutionary emergence of responsive and unresponsive personalities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105(41),
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Children and temperaments
Chess, S. & Thomas A. (1996) Temperament Theory and Practice. New York: Brunner/Mazel.
Chess, S. & Thomas A. (1999) Goodness of fit. Clinical Applications from Infancy through Adult Life. New York: Brunner/Mazel.
Kristal, J. (2005) The Temperament Perspective. Brookes Publishing. New York.