Older Publications



Barker, E. D., Larsson, H., Viding, E., Maughan, B., Rijsdijk, F., Fontaine, N.,& Plomin, R. (2009). Common genetic but specific environmental influences for aggressive and deceitful behaviors in preadolescent males. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 31, 299-308.

DeBrito, S. A., Hodgins, S., McCrory, E. J. P., Mechelli, A., Wilke, M., Jones, A. P., & Viding, E. (2009). Structural neuroimaging and the antisocial brain: Main findings and methodological challenges. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36, 1173-1186.

DeBrito, S., Mechelli, A., Wilke, M., Laurens,K. R., Jones, A. P., Barker, G. J., Hodgins, S., & Viding, E. (2009). Size matters: Increased gray matter in boys with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits. Brain, 132, 843-852.

Frick,P.J. & Viding, E. (2009). Antisocial Behavior from a Developmental Psychopathology Perspective. Development and Psychopathology, 21, 1111-1131.

Hodgins, S., De Brito, S. A., Simonoff, E., Vloet, T., & Viding, E., (2009). Getting the phenotypes right: An essential ingredient for understanding aetiological mechanisms underlying persistent violence and developing effective treatments. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 3 (44), 1-10.

Jones,A.P., Larsson,H., Ronald,A., Rijsdijk,F., Busfield,P., McMillan,A., Plomin,R.,& Viding,E. (2009). Phenotypic and aetiological associations between psychopathic tendencies, autistic traits and emotion attribution. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36 (11), 1198-1212.

Jones, A. P., Laurens, K. L., Herba, C., Barker, G.,& Viding, E. (2009). Amygdala hypoactivity to fearful faces in boys with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits. The American Journal of Psychiatry 166, 95-102. *selected as “recommended” for the Faculty of 1000 Medicine.

Kovas, Y., Giampietro, V., Viding, E., Ng. V., Brammer, M., Barker,G., Happé, F. G. E. & Plomin, R. (2009). Brain correlates of non-symbolic numerosity estimation in low and high mathematical ability children. PLoS ONE, 4 (2), e4587.

McCrory, E., & Cameron, R. J. (2009). ResilienceMeasures of Children’s Mental Health & Psychological Wellbeing: A Portfolio for Education and Health Professionals. London: GL Assessment. (Book)

McCrory, E., & Farmer, E. (2009). Effective Psychological Interventions for Conduct Problems: Current Evidence and New Directions. In S. Hodgins, E. Viding, A. Plodowski (Eds.), The Neurobiological Basis of Violence: Science and Rehabilitation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Chapter)

Mechelli, A., Tognin, S., McGuire, P. K., Prata, D., Sartori, G., Fusar-Poli, P., De Brito, S., Hariri, A. R. & Viding, E. (2009). Genetic Vulnerability to Affective Psychopathology in Childhood: a Combined VBM and fMRI study. Biological Psychiatry, 66, 231-237.

Mechelli, A., Viding, E., Pettersson-Yeo, W., Tognin, S.,& McGuire, P.K. (2009). Genetic Variation in Neuregulin1 Is Associated With Differences in Prefrontal Engagement in Children. Human Brain Mapping, 30, 3934-3943.

Viding, E., Fontaine,N.M.G., Oliver,B.R.,& Plomin,R. (2009). Negative parental discipline, conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits: A monozygotic twin differences study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 195, 414-419.

Viding, E., Simmonds., E., Petrides, K. V., & Frederickson, N. (2009). The contribution of callous-unemotional traits and conduct problems to bullying in early adolescence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50 (4), 471-481.

Vizard, E., Jones, A., Viding, E., Farmer, E., & McCrory, E. (2009). Early Intervention in Personality Disorder: MST and Other Treatments for Socially Excluded High Risk/High Harm Children and Families. National Personality Disorder Programme.


Fontaine, N. & Viding, E. (2008). Genetics of Personality Disorder. Psychiatry, 7 (3), 137-141. ISSN: 0033-2747

Fontaine, N., Barker, E., Salekin, R.,& Viding, E. (2008). Dimensions of psychopathy and their relationship to cognitive functions in children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 690-696

Hickey, N., McCrory, M., Farmer, E., & Vizard, E. (2008). Comparing the developmental and behavioural characteristics of female and male juveniles who present with sexually abusive behaviour. Journal of Sexual Agression, 14, 241-252.

Larsson, H., Viding, E., & Plomin, R. (2008). Callous-unemotional traits and antisocial behavior: Genetic, environmental and early childhood influences. Criminal Justice and Behaviour, 35 (2), 197-211.

Larsson, H., Viding, E., Rijsdijk,  F., &  Plomin, R. (2008). Relationships between a parental negativity and childhood antisocial behavior over time: A Bidirectional effect model in a longitudinal genetically informative design. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36 (5), 633-645.

McCrory, E. (2008). Commentary on ‘Cognitive-behavioural interventions for children who have been sexually abused’Evidence-based Child Health, 2 (4), 1150-1151. doi:10.1002/ebch.187

McCrory, M., Hickey, N., Farmer, E., & Vizard, E. (2008). Early -onset sexually harmful behaviour in children: a marker for life-course persistent antisocial behaviour?The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 19, 382-395.

Moffitt,T.E., Arseneault, L., Jaffee, S. R., Kim-Cohen, J., Koenen, K. C., Odgers, C. L., Slutske, W. S.,& Viding, E. (2008). Research Review: DSM-V conduct disorder: research needs for an evidence base. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49 (1), 3-33. * top ten cited JCPP article in 2009

Viding, E., & Jones, A. (2008). Cognition to genes via the brain in the study of conduct disorder. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61 (1), 171-181.

Viding, E., Jones, A., Frick, P. J., Moffitt, T. E.,& Plomin, R. (2008). Heritability of antisocial behaviour at nine-years: Do callous-unemotional traits matter?. Developmental Science, 11 (1), 17-22

Viding, E., Larsson, H.,& Jones, A.P. (2008). Quantitative genetic studies of antisocial behaviour. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: B, 363 (1503), 2519-2527.


McCrory, E., Henry, L., & Happé, F. (2007). Eye-witness memory and suggestibility in children with Asperger SyndromeJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48 (5), 482-489. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2006.01715.x

Lau, J. Y., & Viding, E. M. (2007). Anxiety-related biases in children’s avoidant responses to a masked angry face. Behavioural Research and Therapy, 45 (7), 1139-1145.

Jones, A. P. & Viding, E. (2007). Psychopathic traits in young children. Netherlands Journal of Psychology, 63,117-125.

Viding, E., & Blakemore, S. (2007). Endophenotype approach to developmental psychopathology: implications for autism research. Behavior Genetics, 37 (1), 51-60.

Viding, E., & Larsson,H. (2007). Aetiology of Antisocial Behaviour. International Congress Series 1304, 121-132.

Viding, E., Frick, P.J., & Plomin, R. (2007). Aetiology of the relationship between callous-unemotional traits and conduct problems in childhood. British Journal of Psychiatry, 190, S33-S38.

Vizard,E., & Hickey,. (2007). Developmental trajectories towards sexually abusive behaviour and emerging severe personality disorder in childhood the results of a three yera UK study. Br J Psychiatry, 190 supplement 49.

Vizard, E., Hickey, N., French, L., & McCrory, E. (2007). Children and adolescents who present with sexually abusive behaviour: A UK descriptive study. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 18, 59-73.


Hickey, N., Vizard, E., McCrory, E., French, L., & Department of Health. (2006). Links between juvenile sexually abusive behaviour and emerging severe personality disorder traits in childhood.

Price, C. J., McCrory, E., Noppeney, U., Mechelli, A., Moore, C. J., Biggio, N., & Devlin, J. T. (2006). How reading differs from object naming at the neuronal levelNeuroImage, 29 (2), 643-648. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2005.07.044

Rogers, J. S. C., Viding, E., Blair, R. J. R., Frith, U., & Happé,F. (2006). Autism spectrum disorder and psychopathy: shared cognitive underpinnings or double hit?. Psychological Medicine, 36 (12), 1789-1798.

Ronald, A., Viding, E., Happé, F., & Plomin, R. (2006). Individual differences in theory of mind ability in middle childhood and links with verbal ability and autistic traits: A twin study. Social Neuroscience, 1, 412-425.

Viding, E., Williams, D. E.,& Hariri, A.R. (2006). Developmental imaging genetics: challenges and promises for translational research. Development and Psychopathology, 18 (3), 877-892.

Wallace, G. L., Schmitt, J. E., Lenroot, R., Viding, E., Rosenthal, M. A., Molloy,E. A., Ordaz, S., Clasen, L.S., Kendler, K. S., Neale, M. C., & Giedd, J. N. (2006). A pediatric twin study of brain morphometry. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47 (10), 987-993.


Blair, R. J. R., Budhani, S., Colledge, E., & Scott, S. K. (2005). Deafness to fear in boys with psychopathic tendencies. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 46 (3), 327-336.

McCrory, E., Mechelli, A., Frith, U., & Price, C. (2005). More than words. A common neural basis for reading and naming deficits in developmental dyslexiaBrain, 128 (2), 261-267. doi:10.1093/brain/awh340

Price, C., & McCrory, E. (2005). Functional brain imaging studies of skilled reading and developmental dyslexia. In C. Hulme, M. Seidenberg, M. Snowling (Eds.), The science of reading: A handbook (pp. 476-496). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. (Chapter)

Viding, E., Blair, R. J. R., Moffitt,T. E., & Plomin, R. (2005). Evidence for substantial genetic risk for psychopathy in 7-year-olds. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 46 (6), 592-597. * second most highly cited paper in JCPP 2006-2009


Blair, R.J.R., Mitchell, D.G.V., Peschardt, K.S., Colledge, E., Leonard, R.A., Shine, J.H., Murray, L.K., & Perrett, D.I. (2004). Reduced sensitivity to others? fearful expressions in psychopathic individuals. Personality and Individual Differences, 37 (6), 1111-1122.

Lavie, N., Hirst, A., De Fockert, J.W., & Viding, E. (2004). Load theory of selective attention and cognitive control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133 (3), 339-354.

McCrory, E. (2004). The neurocognitive basis of developmental dyslexia. In S. J. Frackowiak, K. Friston, C. D. Frith, R. J. Dolan, C. J. Price, S. Zeki, J. T. Ashburner, W. D. Penny (Eds.), Human Brain Function (pp. 563-581). San Diego: Academic Press Inc.,U.S. (Chapter)

Viding, E. (2004). Annotation: Understanding the development of psychopathy. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45 (8), 1329-1337.

Viding, E. (2004). On the nature and nurture of antisocial behavior and violence. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1036, 267-277.

Viding, E., Spinath, F.M., Price, T.S., Bishop, D.V.M., Dale, P.S., & Plomin, R. (2004). Genetic and environmental influence on language impairment in 4-year-old same-sex and opposite-sex twins. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45 (2), pp.315-325.


Viding, E., Price, T., Spinath, F., Bishop, D., Dale, P., & Plomin, R. (2003). Genetic and environmental mediation of the relationship between language and nonverbal impairment in 4-year old twins. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 46 (6), pp.1271-1282.


Colledge, E., Bishop, D. V.M, Dale, P. S., Happé, F., Koeppen-Schomerus, G., Price,T. S., Eley,T. C.,& Plomin, R. (2002). The structure of language abilities at 4 years: A twin study. Developmental Psychology, 38, 740-757.

Mitchell, D. G. V., Colledge, E., Leonard, A., & Blair, R. J. R. (2002). Risky decisions and response reversal: Is there evidence of orbitofrontal cortex dysfunction in psychopathic individuals?. Neuropsychologia, 40, 2013-2022.

Plomin, R., Colledge, E., & Dale, P. S. (2002). Genetics and the development of language disabilities and abilities. Current Pediatrics, 12, 419-424.


Blair, R. J. R, Colledge, E., & Mitchell, D. G. V. (2001). Somatic markers and response reversal: Is there orbitofrontal cortex dysfunction in children with psychopathic tendencies? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 29, 499-511.

Blair, R. J. R, Colledge, E., Murray, L. K., & Mitchell, D. G. V. (2001). Selective impairment in the processing of sad and fearful expressions by children with psychopathic tendencies. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 29, 491-498.

Colledge, E., & Blair, R.J.R (2001). Relationship in children between the inattention and impulsivity components of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder and psychopathic tendencies. Personality and Individual Differences, 30, 1175-1187.

Paulesu, E., Démonet, J., Fazio, F., McCrory, E., Chanoine, V., Brunswick, N., . . . Frith, U. (2001). Dyslexia: cultural diversity and biological unity. Science, 291 (5511), 2165-2167. doi:10.1126/science.1057179

Plomin, R., & Colledge, E. (2001). Genetics and psychology: beyond heritability. European Psychologist,  6  (4), pp.229-240.

Price, C. J., Moore, C. J., Phillips, J., McCrory, E., Gorno-Tempini, M. L., Devlin, J. T., . . . Friston, K. J. (2001). Are there reading specific brain areas? A meta-analysis of PET data from 72 subjects. NEUROIMAGE, 13 (6), S588.


McCrory, E., Frith, U., Brunswick, N., & Price, C. J. (2000). Abnormal functional activation during a simple word repetition task: a PET study of adult dyslexics. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 12 (5), 753-762.

Paulesu, E., McCrory, E., Fazio, F., Menoncello, L., Brunswick, N., Cappa, S. F., . . . Frith, U. (2000). A cultural effect on brain functionNature Neuroscience, 3 (1), 91-96.


Brunswick, N., McCrory, E., Price, C., Frith, C., & Frith, U. (1999). Explicit and implicit processing of words and pseudowords by adult developmental dyslexics: a search for Wernicke’s Wortschatz. Brain, 122 (10), 1901-1917.

Publications without a recorded date

Cecil, C., Viding, E., Barker, E., Guiney, J., & McCrory, E. J. P. (n.d.). The cost of double deprivation: The influence of childhood maltreatment and community violence exposure on adolescent mental healthJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Danese, A., & McCrory, E. J. P. (n.d.). Childhood maltreatment. In A. Thapar, D. Pine, J. Leckman, S. Scott, M. Snowling, E. Taylor (Eds.), Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 6th Edition.. UK: Wiley. (Chapter)

Viding, E., & McCrory, E. J. P. (n.d.). Developmental Risk for Psychopathy. In A. Thapar, D. Pine, J. Leckman, S. Scott, M. Snowling, E. Taylor (Eds.), Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 6th Edition.. UK: Wiley. (Chapter)