Faculty, Developmental Science
Director, CAP Lab
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since 2016 --- Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience, Virginia Tech
since 2015 --- Affiliated Faculty in Human Development, Virginia Tech
since 2014 --- Professor of Health Sciences, Virginia Tech
since 2012 --- Professor of Basic Science, VT Carilion School of Medicine
since 2010 --- Professor of Psychology, Virginia Tech
2001-2010 --- Associate Professor of Psychology, Virginia Tech
1996-2001 --- Assistant Professor of Psychology, Virginia Tech
1993-1996 --- Visiting Assistant Prof of Psychology, Univ of South Carolina
1992-1993 --- Research Associate, Child Dev Research Lab, Univ of Maryland
Developmental changes in brain-behavior relations during infancy and early childhood; developmental cognitive neuroscience and developmental psychophysiology (executive function, emotion regulation, EEG, ECG); individual differences in development; integration of cognition and emotion in early development.
- PSYC 6944 - Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology - most recent seminar was titled "Developmental Affective Neuroscience - Emotion Regulation"
- PSYC 5544 - Cognitive Development ("Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience")
- PSYC 4034- Special Topics in Dev Psyc ("Child Cognitive and Social Development")
- CHAPTERS (in press, 2020, 2019)
- Cuevas, K., & Bell, M.A. (in press). EEG frequency development across infancy and childhood. To appear in P. Gable, M. Miller, & E. Bernat (Eds.), Oxford handbook of human EEG frequency analysis. Oxford University Press.
- Bell, M.A. (2020). Mother-child behavioral and physiological synchrony. In J. Benson (Ed.), Advances in child development and behavior, Vol 58 (pp. 163-188). Oxford, UK: Elsevier. https://authors.elsevier.com/b/1aimFErO9zLWb
- Bell, M.A., & Garcia Meza, T. (2020). Executive function. In J.B. Benson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of infant and early childhood development, 2nd ed (Vol 1, pp. 568-574). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
- *Bell, M.A., *Wolfe, C.D., Diaz, A., & Liu, R. (2019). Cognition-emotion interactions. In V. LoBue, K. Perez-Edgar, & K. Buss (Eds.), Handbook of emotional development (pp. 375-403). New York: Springer. [*co-first authorship]
- JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (2021, 2020, 2019)
- Clark, E.A., Duncan, S.E., Bell, M.A., Lahne, J., Gallagher, D.L., & O’Keefe, S.F. (2021). Characterizing consumer emotional response to milk packaging guides interpretation of consumer behavior. Food Quality and Preference, 87, article 103984.
- Broomell, A.P.R., Smith, C.L., Calkins, S.D., & Bell, M.A. (2020). Context of maternal intrusiveness during infancy and associations with preschool executive function. Infant and Child Development, 29, e2162.
- Clark, E.A., Kessinger, J., Duncan, S.E., Bell, M.A., Lahne, J., Gallagher, D.L., & O’Keefe, S.F. (2020). The Facial Action Coding System for characterization of human affective response to consumer product-based stimuli: A systematic review. Frontiers in Psychology / Emotion Science, 11, article 920.
- Gartstein, M.A., Hancock, G.R., Potapova, N.V., Calkins, S.D., & Bell, M.A. (2020). Modeling development of frontal electroencephalogram (EEG) asymmetry: Sex differences and links with temperament. Developmental Science, 23, e12891.
- Goodman, S.H., Liu, R., Lusby, C.M., Park, J.S., Bell, M.A., Newport, D.J., & Stowe, Z.N. (2020 on-line). Consistency of EEG asymmetry patterns in infants of depressed mothers. Developmental Psychobiology.
- Helm, A.F., McCormick, S.A., Deater-Deckard, K., Smith, C.L., Calkins, S.D., & Bell, M.A. (2020). Parenting and children’s executive function stability across the transition to school. Infant and Child Development, 29, e2171.
- Liu, R., & Bell, M.A. (2020). Fearful temperament and the risk for child and adolescent anxiety: The role of attention biases and effortful control. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 23, 205-228.
- Liu, R., Calkins, S.D., & Bell, M.A. (2020 on-line). Frontal EEG asymmetry moderates the associations between negative temperament and behavioral problems during childhood. Development and Psychopathology.
- Blankenship, T. L., Slough, M. A., Calkins, S. D., Deater-Deckard, K., Kim-Spoon, J., & Bell, M.A. (2019). Attention and executive functioning in infancy: Links to childhood executive function and reading achievement. Developmental Science, 22, e12824.
- Brito, N.H., Fifer, W.P., Amso, D., Barr, R., Bell, M.A., Calkins, S., Flynn, A., Montgomery-Downs, H.E., Oakes, L.M., Richards, J.E., Samuelson, L.M., & Colombo, J. (2019). Beyond the Bayley: Neurocognitive assessments of development during infancy and toddlerhood. Developmental Neuropsychology, 44, 220-247.
- Broomell, A.P.R., Savla, J., & Bell, M.A. (2019). Infant electroencephalogram coherence and toddler inhibition are associated with social responsiveness at age 4. Infancy, 24, 43-56.
- Diaz, A., Swingler, M.S., Tan, L., Smith, C.L., Calkins, S.D., & Bell, M.A. (2019). Infant frontal EEG asymmetry moderates the association between maternal behavior and toddler negative affectivity. Infant Behavior and Development, 55, 88-99.
- Dunsmore, J., Ashley, R., Zhou, Y., Swain, D., Factor, R., Broomell, A., Waldron, J., Bell, M.A., & Scarpa, A. (2019). Marching to the beat of your own drum? A proof-of-concept study assessing physiological linkage in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Biological Psychology, 144, 37-45.
- Kim-Spoon, J., Deater-Deckard, K., King-Casas, B., Calkins, S., & Bell, M. A. (2019). Commonality between executive functioning and effortful control related to adjustment. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 60, 47-55.
- Kraybill, J.H., Kim-Spoon, J., & Bell, M.A. (2019). Infant attention and age 3 executive function. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 92, 3-11.
- 1992 --- Ph.D., Human Development, Univ of Maryland
- 1983 --- M.S., Child and Family Studies, Univ of Tennessee
- 1978 --- B.S., Home Economics, Carson-Newman College