BABL Publications



  1. Schultheis, AM, Mayes, LC, & Rutherford, HJV Associations between Emotion Regulation and Parental Reflective Functioning. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-11, 2019.

  2. Byrne, SP, Mayo, A, O'Hair, C, Zankman, M, Austin, GM, Thompson-Booth, C, McCrory, EJ, Mayes, LC, & Rutherford, HJV. Facial emotion recognition during pregnancy: Examining the effects of facial age and affect. Infant Behavior and Development, 54, 108-113, 2019.

  3. Maupin, AN, Rutherford, HJV, Landi, N, Potenza, MN, & Mayes, LC. Investigation the association between parity and the maternal neural response to infant cues. Social Neuroscience, 14(2), 214-225, 2019.

  4. Rutherford, HJV & Mayes, LC. Parenting stress: A novel mechanism of addiction vulnerability. Neurobiology of Stress, 100172, 2019.

  5. McKay, ER, Rosinski, L, Mayes, LC, Rutherford, HJV, & Bridgett, DJ. Maternal positive responses to a distressed infant simulator predict subsequent negative affect in infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 101299, 2019.



  1. Rutherford, HJV, Crowley, MJ, Gao, L, Francis, B, Schultheis, A, & Mayes, LC. Prenatal neural responses to infant faces predict postpartum reflective functioning. Infant Behavior and Development, 2018.

  2. O’Hara, C, Armstrong, K, & Rutherford, HJV. The potential utility for massage therapy during pregnancy to decrease stress and tobacco use. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education, & Practice, 2018.

  3. Rutherford, HJV, Byrne, SP, Crowley, MJ, Bornstein, J, Bridgett, DJ, & Mayes, LC. Executive functioning predicts reflective functioning in mothers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27 (3), 944-952, 2018.

  4. Maupin, AN, Rutherford, HJV, Landi, N, Potenza, MN, & Mayes, LC. Investigating the association between parity and the maternal neural response to infant cues. Social Neuroscience, 1-12, 2018.



  1. Rutherford, HJV, Byrne, SP, Austin, GM, Lee, JD, Crowley, MJ, & Mayes, LC. Anxiety and neural responses to infant and adult faces during pregnancy. Biological Psychology, 125, 115-120, 2017.

  2. Rutherford, HJV, Maupin, AN, Landi, N, Potenza, MN, & Mayes, LC. Current tobacco-smoking and neural responses to infant cues in mothers. Parenting: Science and Practice, 2017.

  3. Rutherford, HJV, Maupin, AN, Landi, N, Potenza, MN, & Mayes, LC. Parental reflective functioning and the neural correlates of processing infant affective cues. Social Neuroscience, 2017.

  4. Rutherford HJV & Joormann J. The role of attentional bias in prenatal and postpartum depression. Women’s Health Research, 1(1):1-0, 2017.

  5. Rutherford HJV & Mayes LC. Parenting and addiction: Neurobiological insights. Current Opinion in Psychology, 2017.

  6. Rutherford, HJV, Guo, XM, Graber, KM, Hayes, NJ, Pelphrey, KA, & Mayes, LC. Intranasal oxytocin and the neural correlates of infant face processing in non-parent women. Biological Psychology, 2017.



  1. Ferrey, AE, Santascoy, NA, McCrory, EJ, Thompson-Booth, C, Mayes, LC, & Rutherford, HJV. Motivated attention and reward in parenting. Parenting: Science and Practice, 2016.

  2. Rutherford, HJV, Graber, KM, & Mayes, LC. Depression symptomatology and the neural correlates of infant face and cry perception during pregnancy. Social Neuroscience, 11(4), 467-474, 2016.

  3. Rutherford, HJV, Booth, CR, Crowley, MJ, & Mayes, LC. Investigating the relationship between working memory and emotion regulation in mothers. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 28(1), 52-59, 2016.


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