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Otto, B., Misra, S., Prasad, A., & McRae, K. (in press). Functional Overlap of Top-Down Emotion Regulation and Generation: An fMRI Study Identifying Common Neural Substrates Between Cognitive Reappraisal and Cognitively Generated Emotions. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience.


McRae, K. Rekshan, W., Williams, L., Cooper, N., Gross, J.J. (2014). Effects of antidepressant medication on emotion regulation in depressed patients: An iSPOT-D report. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Stephens, C.* (2014). Cross-cultural emotion regulation during childbirth Writ Large. 1, 22-27


Boden, M. T., Westermann, S., McRae, K., Kuo, J., Alvarez, J., Kulkarni, M. R., ... & Bonn-Miller, M. O. (2013). Emotion regulation and posttraumatic stress disorder: A prospective investigationJournal of Social and Clinical Psychology. 32(3), 296-314. doi: 10.1521/jscp.2013.32.3.296

Snyder, S.A., Heller, S.M., Lumian, D.S., McRae, K. (2013). Regulation of positive and negative emotion: effects of sociocultural context Front. Psychol. 4:259. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00259

McRae, K.(2013). Emotion regulation frequency and success: Separating constructs from methods and timescale Social and Personality Psychology Compass. doi: 10.1111/spc3.12027

Buhle, J.T., Kober, H., Ochsner K.N., Mende-Siedlecki, P., Weber, J., Hughes, B., Kross, E., Atlas, L.Y., McRae, K., Wager, T.D. (2012). Common representation of pain and negative emotion in the midbrain periaqueductal gray. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. doi: 10.1093/scan/nss038

McRae, K., Ciesielski, B.R.G., Gross, J.J. (2012). Unpacking cognitive reappraisal: Goals, tactics and outcomes Emotion, 12, 250-255. doi: 10.1037/a0026351

McRae, K., Gross, J.J., Weber, J., Robertson, E.R., Sokol-Hessner, P., Ray, R.D., Gabrieli, J.D.E., Ochsner. K.O. (2012). The development of emotion regulation: An fMRI study of cognitive reappraisal in children, adolescents and young adultsSocial, Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 7, 11-22doi: 10.1093/scan/nsr093

McRae, K., Jacobs, S.E., Ray, R.D., John, O.P., Gross, J.J. (2012). Individual differences in reappraisal ability:  Links to reappraisal frequency, well-being, and cognitive controlJournal of Research in Personality, 46, 2-7doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2011.10.003

Silvers, J.A., McRae, K., Gabrieli, J.D.E., Gross, J.J., Remy, K.A., Ochsner, K.N. (2012). Age-related differences in emotional reactivity, regulation and rejection sensitivity in adolescence Emotion, 12, 1235-1247. doi: 10.1037/a0028297


McRae, K., Heller, S.M., John, O.P & Gross, J.J. (2011). Context-dependent emotion regulation: Suppression and reappraisal at the Burning Man festivalBasic and Applied Social Psychology, 33:4, 346-350. doi: 10.1080/01973533.2011.614170

McRae, K., Misra, S., Prasad, A.K., Pereira, S.C., Gross, J.J. (2011). Bottom-Up and Top-Down Emotion Generation: Implications for Emotion Regulation. Social, Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsq103

McRae, K., Hughes, B., Chopra, S., Gabrieli, J.J.D., Gross, J.J., Ochsner, K.N. (2010).The neural bases of distraction and reappraisal..  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 248-262. doi: 10.1162/jocn.2009.21243

McRae, K. Taitano, E.K., Lane, R.D. (2010). The effects of verbal labeling on psychophysiology: Objective but not subjective labeling reduces skin conductance responses to briefly presented pictures.. Cognition & Emotion,5, 829-839. doi: 10.1080/02699930902797141

Ray, R.D., McRae, K., Ochsner, K.N., Gross, J.J. (2010). Cognitive reappraisal of negative affect: Converging evidence from EMG and self-report. Emotion, 10, 587-592. doi: 10.1037/a0019015

Ochsner, K.N, Ray, R.D., Hughes, B., McRae, K., Cooper, J., Weber, J., Gabrieli, J.J.D., Gross, J.J. (2009). Bottom-up and top-down processes in emotion generation: common and distinct neural mechanisms. Psychological Science, 20, 1322-1331. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02459.x

Drabant, E., McRae, K., Manuck, S., Hariri, A., Gross, J.J. (2009). Individual differences in typical reappraisal use predict amygdala and prefrontal responses. Biological Psychiatry, 65, 367-373. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2008.09.007

Lane, R.D., McRae, K., Reiman, E.M., Ahern, G.L, Thayer, J.F. (2009). Neural correlates of heart rate variability during emotion. NeuroImage, 44, 214-223. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.07.056

McRae, K. Reiman, E.M., Fort, C.L. Chen, K., Lane, R.D. (2008). Association between trait emotional awareness and dorsal anterior cingulate activity during emotion is arousal-dependent. NeuroImage, 41, 648-655. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.02.030

McRae, K., Ochsner, K.N., Mauss, I., Gabrieli, J.D.E., Gross, J.J. (2008). Gender differences in emotion regulation: An fMRI study of cognitive reappraisal. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 11, 143-162. doi: 10.1177/1368430207088035

Goldin, P.R., McRae, K., Ramel, W., Gross, J.J. (2008). The neural bases of emotion regulation: Reappraisal and suppression of negative emotion. Biological Psychiatry, 63, 577-586. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.05.031

Giuliani, N., McRae, K., Gross, J.J. (2008). The up- and down- regulation of amusement: experiential, behavioral, and autonomic consequences. Emotion, 8, 714-719. doi: 10.1037/a0013236

Hutcherson, C.A., Goldin, P.R., Ramel, W., McRae, K., Gross, J.J. (2008). Attention and emotion influence the relationship between extraversion and neural response. Social, Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 3, 71-79. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsm040

O’Connor, M.F., Guendel, H., McRae, K., Lane, R.D. (2007). Baseline vagal tone predicts BOLD response during elicitation of grief.. Neuropsychopharmacology, 32, 2184-2189. doi: 10.1038/sj.npp.1301342


Book Chapters
McRae, K., Ochsner, K.N. & Gross, J.J. (in press). The reason in passion: A social cognitive neuroscience approach to emotion regulation. In R.F. Baumeister & K.D. Vohs (Eds.), Handbook of self-regulation: Research, theory and applications (2nd ed.). New York, N.Y.: Guilford Press.

McRae, K. and Gross, J.J. (2013). Emotion Regulation. In H. Pashler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Mind. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

McRae, K. and Gross, J.J. (2010). Emotion Regulation. In I.B. Wiener and W.E. Craighead (Eds.), Corsini’s Encyclopedia of Psychology (4th ed.). Hoboken, N.J: Wiley.

McRae, K. and Gross, J.J. (2009). Regulation of emotion. In D. Sander and K.R. Scherer (Eds.), Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences (pp 337-339). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Lane, R.D. and McRae, K. (2004). Neural substrates of conscious emotional experience. In M. Beauregard (Ed.), Consciousness, Emotional Self-Regulation and the Brain (pp.87-122). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.