Abigail Alicia BairdPrepared: 1/22/18New England Hall 203Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, NY 12604(845)-437-7723Home Address:124 Raymond Ave #53Poughkeepsie, NY enspecies.orgEducationPh.D.Harvard University, Cambridge, MA2001(Developmental Psychology/Psychopathology)M.A.Harvard University, Cambridge, MA1999(Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience)M.A.Boston University, Boston, MA1995(Psychology/Clinical Neuropsychology)B.A.Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY1991(Biopsychology/Education minor)Academic Appointments2016-ProfessorVassar CollegeDepartment of Psychological ScienceFaculty Affiliate: Neuroscience and BehaviorProgram (since 2006); Department ofCognitive Science (since 2006); Women’sStudies Program (since 2009); AmericanStudies Program (2006-2009)2010-2016Associate ProfessorVassar CollegeDepartment of Psychological Science2006-2010Assistant ProfessorVassar CollegeDepartment of Psychological Science2004-2005Visiting FellowHarvard UniversityDepartment of Psychology2002-2006Assistant ProfessorDartmouth CollegeDepartment of Psychological and BrainSciencesFaculty Affiliate: Cognitive NeuroscienceProgram; Legal Studies Program; Women andGender Studies Program2001-2002Post-Doctoral FellowDartmouth CollegeCenter for Cognitive Neuroscience1999-2001InstructorHarvard UniversityDepartment of Psychology
Research/Clinical Appointments1998-1999Assistant Investigator, Brain Imaging Center,McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA1995-1998Senior Clinical and Computing Specialist, Brain Imaging Center, McLean Hospital,Belmont, MA1994-1995Assistant Psychometrician to Dr. Deborah Fein, Laboratory ofNeuropsychology, Boston University Medical School, Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA1991-1994Research Assistant to Dr. Mortimer Mishkin, Laboratory of Neuropsychology, NationalInstitutes of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD1989-1991Undergraduate Research Assistant to Dr. N.J. Bean, Department of Biopsychology, VassarCollege, Poughkeepsie, NYFellowships, Awards and 9419901989Graham Ladensohn Lecture, Trinity University, San Antonio, TXIg Nobel Prize in NeuroscienceThe Carter Lecture, Trinity University, San Antonio, TXAppointed Member of the Dana Alliance for Brain InitiativesAppointed Senior Advisor: Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral ResearchDistinguished Service Award: National Judicial CollegeWilliam James Distinguished Lecture awarded by the Association for Psychological ScienceDistinguished Faculty: National Judicial CollegeNamed “A Rising Star in Psychological Science” by the Association for PsychologicalScienceInvited Faculty: New York State Judicial InstituteElected Fellow: International Society for Behavioral NeuroscienceElected Research Fellow: Gruter Institute For Law and Behavioral ResearchClass of 1962 Faculty Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, Dartmouth CollegeHonorary Faculty Member: Order of Omega National Honor SocietyScholar In Residence: The Psychology and Biology of Morality, DartmouthInvited Faculty: The Summer Workshop in fMRI Informatics, DartmouthInvited Faculty: The Summer Institute for Cognitive NeuroscienceSackler Fellow in Biological Psychology, Harvard UniversityGeorge W. Goethals Teaching Prize, Harvard UniversityInstitute Scholar: HealthEmotions Symposium: Positive Emotion, WIInstitute Scholar: HealthEmotions Symposium: Plasticity in Affect, WISmadar Levin Award: Society for Research on PsychopathologyInstitute Scholar: HealthEmotions Symposium: Emotion, WIPsy-Chi Honor Society (Psychology)Tri-Beta Honor Society (Biology)Undergraduate Research Summer Institute Fellowship, Vassar College
PublicationsRefereed Journal Articles:Baird, A. A., Roellke, E.V., Zeifman, D.M. (2017). Alone and adrift: The association between mass schoolshootings, school size, and student support. The Social Science Journal, 54(2):1-10.Baird A.A., Barrow, C.L., Richard, M.K., (2012). Juvenile NeuroLaw: When it’s good it is very good indeed,and when it’s bad it’s horrid. Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, 15(1):15-35.Baird, A.A., Silver, S.H. (2011). The Teen Species: Why gender matters. Mercer Law Review Lead Articles Edition,62(3), 781-795.Bennett C.M., Baird A.A., Miller M.B., Wolford G.L. (2011). Neural Correlates of Interspecies PerspectiveTaking in the Post-Mortem Atlantic Salmon: An Argument for multiple comparisons correction. Journal ofSerendipitous and Unexpected Results, 1(1):1-5.Baird, A.A., Veague, H.B., Silver, S.H. (2010). Cognitive regulation reduces sensitivity to relational aggressionamong adolescent girls. Social Neuroscience, 5(5-6): 519-532.Coch, D., Michlovitz, S.A., Ansari, D., Baird, A.A. (2009) Building mind, brain, and education connections:The View from the upper valley. Mind Brain and Education, 3(1): 27-33.Trawalter, S., Todd, A.R., Baird, A.A., Richeson, J.A. (2008) Attending to threat: Race-based patterns ofselective attention. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44(5): 1322-1327.Richeson, J.A., Todd, A.R., Trawalter, S., Baird, A.A. (2008) Eye-gaze direction modulates race-relatedamygdala activity. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 11(2): 233-246.Bennett, C.M., Baird, A.A. (2006). Anatomical changes in the emerging adult brain: A Voxel-basedmorphometry study. Human Brain Mapping, 27(9):766-777.Hynes C.A., Baird, A.A., Grafton, S.T. (2006). Differential role of the orbital frontal lobe in emotional versuscognitive perspective taking. Neuropsychologia, 44(3):374-83.Baird, A.A., Veague, H.L., Rabbitt, C.A. (2005). Developmental precipitants of borderline personality disorder.Development and Psychopathology, 17(4):1031-1049.Baird, A.A. (2005). Sifting Myths for truths about our world. Science, 308(5726): 1261-1262.Baird, A.A., Colvin, M.K., VanHorn, J., Inati, S., & Gazzaniga, M.S. (2005). Functional Connectivity:Integrating Behavioral, DTI and fMRI data sets. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17(4): 687-693.Gordon, H.L., Baird, A.A., End, A.E. (2004) Functional differences among those high and low on a trait measureof psychopathy. Biological Psychiatry, 56(7): 516-21.Baird, A.A., Fugelsang, J.A. (2004) The emergence of consequential thought: Evidence from neuroscience.Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, Biological Sciences, 359: 1797-1804.Naeser, M., Martin, P., Baker, E., Hodge, S., Sczerzenie, S., Nicholas, M., Palumbo, C., Goodglass, H., Wingfield,A., Samaraweera, R., Harris, G., Baird, A., Renshaw, P., Yurgelun-Todd, D. (2004) Overt propositional speechin chronic non-fluent aphasia studied with the dynamic susceptibility contrast fMRI method. NeuroImage, 22(1):29-41.
Richeson, J.A., Baird, A.A., Gordon, H.L., Heatherton, T.F., Wyland, C.L., Trawalter, S., & Shelton, N. (2003)An fMRI investigation of the impact of interracial contact on executive function. Nature Neuroscience, 6(12):1323-8.Adams, R.B., Gordon, H.L., Baird. A.A., Ambady, N., Kleck, R.E. (2003) A role for gaze direction in theamygdala’s response to threat displays. Science, 300(5625): 1536.Baird A.A., Kagan J., Gaudette T., Walz K., Hershlag N., Boas D. (2002) Frontal lobe activation during objectpermanence: Data from near infrared spectroscopy. Neuroimage, 16(4): 1120-1126.Quattrocki E.A, Baird A.A., Yurgelun-Todd DA. (2000) Biological aspects of the link between smoking anddepression. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 8(3): 90-110.Yurgelun-Todd D.A., Gruber S.A., Kanayama G., Killgore W.D., Baird A.A., Young DA. (2000) fMRI duringaffect discrimination in bipolar affective disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 2(3): 237-48.Baird A.A., Gruber S.A., Fein D.A., Steingard R.J., Renshaw P.F., Yurgelun-Todd D.A. (1999) Functionalmagnetic resonance imaging of facial affect recognition in children. Journal of the American Academy of Child andAdolescent Psychiatry, 38(2): 195-199.Levin J.B., Gruber S.A., Baird A.A., Yurgelun-Todd D.A. (1998) Obsessive-compulsive disorder amongschizophrenic patients: An exploratory study using fMRI data. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 39(5): 308-11.Book Chapters:Baird, A.A., Roellke, E.V. (2015). Girl UNinterrupted: The neural basis of moral development amongadolescent females, in Decety, J., Wheatly, T. (Eds.) The Moral Brain: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (pp. 157-179).Cambridge: MIT Press.Baird, A.A. (2009) The Terrible twelves, in Zelazo, P., Chandler, M., Crone, E. (Eds.), Developmental SocialCognitive Neuroscience. New York: Psychology Press.Baird, A.A. (2009). The Developmental Neuroscience of Criminal Behavior, In Farahany, N. (Ed.). The Impact ofBehavioral Science on Criminal Law. London: Oxford University Press.Baird, A.A. (2007). Reply to Sifferd and Lapsley, In Sinnott-Armstrong, W. (Ed.), Moral Psychology Volume 3: TheNeuroscience of Morality: Emotion, Disease, and Development (pp.361-370). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.Baird, A.A. (2007). Moral reasoning in adolescence: The integration of emotion and cognition, In SinnottArmstrong, W. (Ed.), Moral Psychology Volume 3: The Neuroscience of Morality: Emotion, Disease, and Development(pp.323-342). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.Baird, A.A., Fugelsang, J.A. (2004) The emergence of consequential thought: Evidence from neuroscience.Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, Biological Sciences, 359: 1797-1804. Reprinted in O. Goodenough and S. Zeki(Eds.), (2006), Law and the Brain (pp.245-259). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.Kagan, J., Baird, A.A. (2004) Brain and behavioral development during childhood and adolescence, In Gazzaniga,M.S. (Ed.), The New Cognitive Neurosciences III (pp.93-107). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.Books:Baird, A.A., McCarthy, A. (2013). THINK: Psychology, Canadian Edition (2nd Edition). Prentice Hall: New York.Baird, A.A., McCarthy, A. (2011). THINK: Psychology, Canadian Edition. New York: Prentice Hall.Baird, A.A. (2011). THINK: Psychology (2nd Edition). New York: Prentice Hall.
Baird, A.A. (2009). THINK: Psychology. Prentice Hall: New York.Baird, A.A, Tugade, M.M., Veague, H.B., Association for Psychological Science. (2008). Current Directions inIntroductory Psychology. New York: Prentice Hall.Additional Publications:Baird, A.A. (2015) What Science and Common Sense Tell Us about Kids and the Law. l-usabout-kids-and-the-lawHill, C.A., Baird, A.A., (2015) Juvenile Justice Reform in New York State: Raise the Age. ll/juvenile-justice-reform-i b 7561420.htmlAbeles, V., Baird A.A. (2012). Sleep deprivation and teens: ‘Walking zombies’. Washington Post bies/2012/03/10/gIQAr0QP3R blog.html#pagebreakBaird, A.A. (2012) Sticky Teaching: How to turn your students into kids in the psychological candy store.Association for Psychological Science Observer, 25(3):22.Baird, A.A. (2010) Best Defense against Cyber Bullies: Good parenting and self-control can help. ScientificAmerican [online] http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id best-defenses-cyber-bulliesBaird, A.A. (2010). In Teen Music Choices, Anxiety Rules Teens' brains reveal discomfort when taste fails toconform. Scientific American [online] http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id in-teen-musicchoices-fear-rulesConference Presentations (partial list):Roellke, E.V., Wheeler, C. Baird, A.A. Mass School Shootings: Potential Risk of School Size and StudentTeacher Ratio. Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting, May 2015, New York, NY.Wheeler, C., Roellke, E.V., Baird A. A., Neural Substrates of Peer Influence. Association for PsychologicalScience Annual Meeting, May 2015, New York, NY.Hill, A.P., Barrow, C.L., Baird, A.A. Adolescents Show Functional and Structural Differences in Response toViewing Peer Faces Relative to Adult Faces. Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting, May2012, Chicago, IL.Richard, M.K., Barrow, C.L., Baird A. A., Neurophysiological Correlates of Adolescent Decision-Making:Understanding the Influence of Peer Pressure. Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting, May2012, Chicago, IL.Silver, S., Baird, A.A. Real Effects of the Imaginary Audience. Association for Psychological Science AnnualMeeting, May 2010, Washington, DC.Baird, A.A. The neurophysiological underpinnings of peer relationships. (invited talk) Association for Researchon Adolescence Bi-annual Meeting, March 2008, Chicago, ILBennett, C.M., Ansari, D., Baird, A.A. Thermal vs Tactile: Probing the interoceptive system. 13th AnnualMeeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, June 2007, Chicago, IL.Baird, A.A. Understanding adolescent decision making. (invited talk) Association for Psychological Science,Annual Meeting, May 2007, Chicago, IL
Bennett, C.M., Baird, A.A. The relation of neuroanatomical change and general emotional sensitivity inemerging adulthood. 12th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, June 2006,Florence, ItalyBaird. A.A, Bennett, C.M., Rumsey, E.R., Whitaker, M. C., Developing a sense of self: Evidence for adistributed cortical network underlying identity related cognition in young adults. 12th Annual Meeting of theOrganization for Human Brain Mapping, June 2006, Florence, ItalyViner, J.C., Baird, A.A, Frenemies: Using cognition to mediate the effects of relational aggression CognitiveNeuroscience Society Conference March 2005, New York, New YorkBaird, A.A., Fugelsang, J.A., Bennett, C.M. “What were you thinking”? A neural signature associated withreasoning in adolescence. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference March 2005, New York, New YorkEnd, A.M., Baird, A.A., Gordon, H.A. (2003) Age-Related Differences in Cingulate Volume and StructuralConnectivity, The Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting: June 2003, New York, NewYork.Gordon, H.A., Baird, A.A., End, A.M. (2003) Differential Neural Organization Associated With IndividualDifferences