Publications

For older publications and course materials see my old lab website here

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O’Bryan, S., Worthy, D.A., Livesey, E., & Davis, T. (2017).  Expecting the unexpected: Base-rate neglect is driven by neural activation of common cues.  Biorxiv, 130716.  .pdf

Smayda, K.E., Worthy, D.A., & Chandrasekaran, B. (in press).  Better late than never (or early): Late music training enhances decision-making.  Psychology of Music.

Pang, B., Blanco, N.J., Maddox, W.T., & Worthy, D.A. (2017). To Not Settle for Small Losses: Evidence for an Ecological Aspiration Level of Zero in Dynamic Decision-Making.  Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 24(2), 536-546.pdf

Byrne, K.A., & Worthy, D.A. (2016).  Toward a Mechanistic Account of Gender Differences in Reward-Based Decision-Making.  Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 9, 157-168.  .pdf

Byrne, K.A.*, Davis, T., & Worthy, D.A. (2016).  Dopaminergic genetic polymorphisms predict rule-based category-learning.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, 959-970.pdf

Worthy, D.A., Davis, T., Gorlick, M.A., Cooper, J.A., Bakkour, A., Mumford, J., Poldrack, R.A., & Maddox, W.T. (2016).  Neural correlates of state-based decision-making in younger and older adults.  Neuroimage, 130, 13-23. .pdf

Byrne, K.A.*, Patrick, C.J., & Worthy, D.A. (2016).  Striatal dopamine, externalizing proneness, and substance abuse.  Effects of wanting and learning during reward-based decision-making.  Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 760-774.  .pdf

Byrne, K.A.*, Norris, D.D.**, & Worthy, D.A. (2016).  Dopamine, depressive symptoms, and decision-making: The relationship between spontaneous eyeblink rate, and depressive symptoms predicts Iowa Gambling Task performance.  Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 16, 23-36. *Awarded Best Article in Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience for 2016.  .pdf

Byrne, K.A.*, Tibbett, T.P., Carter-Sowell, A.R., Laserna, L.N.**, & Worthy, D.A. (2016).  Ostracism reduces reliance on poor advice from others during decision-making.  Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 29, 409-418.  .pdf

Cooper, J.A.*, Worthy, D.A., & Maddox, W.T. (2016).  Information about foregone rewards impedes dynamic decision-making in older adults.  Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition, 23, 103-116.  .pdf

Cooper, J.A.*, Worthy, D.A., & Maddox, W.T. (2015).  Chronic motivational state interacts with task reward structure in dynamic decision-making.  Cognitive Psychology, 83, 40-53.pdf

Steingroever, H., Fridberg, D. J., Horstmann, A., Kumari, V., Kjome, K. L., Lane, S.D., Maia, T.V., McClelland, J.L., Pachur, T., Premkumar, P., Stout, J., Wetzels, R., Wood,  S., Worthy, Darrell A., Wagenmakers, E.J. (2015).  Psychology Data from Healthy Participants Performing the Iowa Gambling Task: A “Many Labs” Collaboration.  Journal of Open Psychology Data, 3, e5.  .pdf

Byrne, K.*, Silasi-Mansat, C.*, & Worthy, D.A. (2015).  Who chokes under pressure? The big five personality traits and decision-making under pressure.  Personality and Individual Differences, 74, 22-28.  .pdf

Gorlick, M.A., Worthy, D.A., Kopnik, V.S., McGeary, J.E., Beevers, C.G., & Maddox, W.T. (2015).  DRD4 7 repeat carriers show enhanced attention to high-priority items in the environment.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27, 509-521(Equal contribution from the first two authors).  .pdf

Worthy, D.A., Otto A.R., Doll, B.B., Byrne, K.A.*, & Maddox, W.T. (2015).  Older adults are highly responsive to recent events during decision-making.  Decision, 2, 27-38.  .pdf

Pang, B.*, Otto, A.R., & Worthy, D.A. (2015).  Self-control moderates decision-making behavior when minimizing losses versus maximizing gains. Journal of Behavioral Decision-Making, 28, 176-187,pdf

Byrne, K.A.*, & Worthy, D.A. (2015). Gender differences in reward sensitivity and information processing during decision-making.  Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 50, 55-71. 

Samanez-Larkin, G.R., Worthy, D.A., Mata, R., McClure, S.M., & Knutson, B. (2014).  Adult age differences in frontostriatal representation of prediction error but not reward outcome.  Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 672-682.  

Worthy, D.A. & Byrne, K.A,* & Fields, S. (2014).  Effects of emotion on prospection during decision-making.  Frontiers in Psychology, 5:591.

Worthy, D.A., Cooper, J.A.*, Byrne, K.A.*, Gorlick, M.A., & Maddox, W.T. (2014).  State-based versus reward-based motivation in younger and older adults. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 1208-1220.

Cooper, J.A.*, Gorlick, M.A., Denny, T., Worthy, D.A., Beevers, C.G., & Maddox, W.T. (2014).  Training attention improves decision-making in individuals with elevated self-reported depressives symptoms. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 729-741.  

Worthy, D.A., & Maddox, W.T. (2014).  A Comparison Model of Reinforcement-Learning and Win-Stay-Lose-Shift Decision-Making Processes: A Tribute to W.K. Estes.  Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 41-49 (Special issue honoring W.K. Estes).

Worthy, D.A., Pang, B.*, & Byrne, K.A.* (2013).  Decomposing the roles of perseveration and expected value representation in models of the Iowa Gambling Task.  Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4:640 (Special Topic – IGT: 20 Years After).

Cooper, J.A.*, Worthy, D.A., Gorlick, M.A., & Maddox, W.T. (2013).  Scaffolding across the lifespan in history dependent decision-making.  Psychology and Aging, 28, 505-514.

Byrne, K.*, & Worthy, D.A. (2013).  Do narcissists make better decisions? An investigation of narcissism and dynamic decision-making performance.  Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 112-117.

Worthy, D.A., Markman, A.B., & Maddox, W.T. (2013). Feedback timing and stimulus offset effects in perceptual category learning.  Brain and Cognition, 81, 283-293.

Worthy, D.A., Hawthorne, M.A. & Otto, A.R. (2013).  Heterogeneity of strategy use in the Iowa Gambling Task: A comparison of win-stay-lose-shift and reinforcement learning models.  Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 20, 364-371.

Beevers, C.G., Worthy, D.A., Gorlick, M.A., Nix, B., Chotibut, T., & Maddox, W.T. (2013).  Influence of depression symptoms on history independent reward and punishment processing.  Psychiatry Research, 207, 53-60.

Maddox, W.T., Gorlick, M.A., Worthy, D.A., & Beevers, C.G. (2012).  Depressive symptoms enhance loss-minimization but attenuate gain-maximization in history-dependent decision-making.  Cognition, 125, 118-124.  

Worthy, D.A., Otto, A.R., & Maddox, W.T. (2012). Working-Memory Load and Temporal Myopia in Dynamic Decision-Making. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition. 38, 1640-1658.

Worthy, D.A., & Maddox, W.T. (2012). Age-Based Differences in Strategy-use in Choice Tasks.  Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5(145), 1-10.

Worthy, D.A., Gorlick, M.A., Pacheco, J.L., Schnyer, D.M., & Maddox, W.T. (2011). With Age Comes Wisdom: Decision-Making in Younger and Older Adults.  Psychological Science, 22, 1375-1380

Worthy, D.A., Brez, C.C., Markman, A.B., & Maddox, W.T. (2011).  Motivational Influences on Cognitive Performance in Children: Focus Over Fit. Journal of Cognition and Development, 12, 103-119.

Worthy, D.A., Markman, A.B., & Maddox, W.T. (2009). Choking and Excelling Under Pressure in Experienced Classifiers. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 71, 924-935. 

Worthy, D.A., Markman, A.B., & Maddox, W.T. (2009). What is Pressure? Evidence for Social Pressure as a Type of Regulatory Focus. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 16, 344-349. (5-Year Impact Factor: 3.306). 

Worthy, D.A., Markman, A.B., & Maddox, W.T. (2009). Choking and Excelling at the Free Throw Line. International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving, 19, 53-58. (5-Year Impact Factor Not Yet Available). 

Worthy, D.A., Maddox, W.T., & Markman, A.B. (2008). Ratio and Difference Comparisons of Expected Reward in Decision Making Tasks. Memory and Cognition, 36, 1460-1469.  

Worthy, D.A., Maddox, W.T., & Markman, A.B. (2007). Regulatory Fit Effects in a Choice Task.  Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 14, 1125-1132.  

Markman, A.B., Maddox, W.T., Worthy, D.A., & Baldwin, G.C. (2007). Using Regulatory Focus to Explore Implicit and Explicit Processing.  Journal of Consciousness Studies, 14, 132-155.  

Markman, A.B., Maddox, W.T., & Worthy, D.A. (2006). Choking and Excelling Under Pressure. Psychological Science 17(11), 944-948. (5-Year Impact Factor: 6.501)