Dr Samuel Wass


NameDr Samuel Wass
Job titleSenior Lecturer
Email addresss.v.wass@uel.ac.uk
Research institutePsychology

Research outputs

Research Review: Do parent ratings of infant negative emotionality and self‐regulation predict psychopathology in childhood and adolescence? A systematic review and meta‐analysis of prospective longitudinal studies

Kostyrka-Allchorne, K., Wass, S. and Sonuga‐Barke, E. J. S. 2019. Research Review: Do parent ratings of infant negative emotionality and self‐regulation predict psychopathology in childhood and adolescence? A systematic review and meta‐analysis of prospective longitudinal studies. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Do helpful mothers help? Effects of maternal scaffolding and infant motivation on cognitive performance

Clackson, K., Wass, S., Georgieva, S., Brightman, L., Nutbrown, R., Almond, H., Bieluczyk, J., Carro, G., Rigby Dames, B. and Leong, V. 2019. Do helpful mothers help? Effects of maternal scaffolding and infant motivation on cognitive performance. Frontiers in Psychology.

14 challenges for conducting social neuroscience and longitudinal EEG research with infants

Noreika, V., Georgieva, S., Wass, S. and Leong, V. 2019. 14 challenges for conducting social neuroscience and longitudinal EEG research with infants. Infant Behavior and Development.

Emotional valence modulates the topology of the parent-infant inter-brain network

Santamaria, L., Noreika, V., Georgieva, S., Clackson, K., Wass, S. and Leong, V. 2019. Emotional valence modulates the topology of the parent-infant inter-brain network. NeuroImage.

A psychophysiological investigation of the interplay between orienting and executive control during stimulus conflict: A heart rate variability study

Sørensen, L., Wass, S., Osnes, B., Schanche, E., Adolfsdottir, S., Svendsen, J. L., Visted, E., Eilertsen, T., Jensen, D. A., Nordby, H., Fasmer, O. B., Binder, P. E., Koenig, J. and Sonuga-Barke, E. 2019. A psychophysiological investigation of the interplay between orienting and executive control during stimulus conflict: A heart rate variability study. Physiology & Behavior.

Influences of environmental stressors on autonomic function in 12-month-old infants: understanding early common pathways to atypical emotion regulation and cognitive performance

Wass, S., Smith, C. G., Daubney, K., Suata, Z. M., Clackson, K., Begum, A. and Mizra, F. U. 2019. Influences of environmental stressors on autonomic function in 12-month-old infants: understanding early common pathways to atypical emotion regulation and cognitive performance. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Parents mimic and influence their infant’s autonomic state through dynamic affective state matching

Wass, S., Smith, C. G., Clackson, K., Gibb, C., Eitzenberger, J. and Mirza, F. U. 2019. Parents mimic and influence their infant’s autonomic state through dynamic affective state matching. Current Biology. 24 (14), pp. 2415-2422.

Shorter spontaneous fixation durations in infants with later emerging autism

Wass, S., Jones, Emily J. H., Gliga, Teodora, Smith, Tim J., Charman, Tony and Johnson, Mark H. 2015. Shorter spontaneous fixation durations in infants with later emerging autism. Scientific Reports. 5 (1), p. Art. 8284.

Impaired Visual Search in Children with Rett Syndrome

Rose, Susan A., Wass, S., Jankowski, Jeffery J., Feldman, Judith F. and Djukic, Aleksandra 2018. Impaired Visual Search in Children with Rett Syndrome. Pediatric Neurology. 92, pp. 26-31.

Parental neural responsivity to infants’ visual attention: how mature brains influence immature brains during social interaction

Wass, S., Noreika, V., Georgieva, S., Clackson, K., Brightman, L., Nutbrown, R., Santamaria, L. and Leong, V. 2018. Parental neural responsivity to infants’ visual attention: how mature brains influence immature brains during social interaction. PLoS Biology. 16 (2), p. e2006328.

Attentional Shifting and Disengagement in Rett Syndrome

Rose, Susan A., Wass, S., Jankowski, Jeffery J., Feldman, Judith F. and Djukic, Aleksandra 2019. Attentional Shifting and Disengagement in Rett Syndrome. Neuropsychology. 33 (3), pp. 335-342.

Speaker Gaze Increases Information Coupling Between Infant and Adult Brains

Leong, Victoria, Byrne, Elizabeth, Clackson, Kaili, Georgieva, Stanimira, Lam, Sarah and Wass, S. 2017. Speaker Gaze Increases Information Coupling Between Infant and Adult Brains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114 (50), pp. 13290-13295.

Toward a Neuroscientific Understanding of Play: A Dimensional Coding Framework for Analyzing Infant–Adult Play Patterns

Neale, Dave, Clackson, Kaili, Georgieva, Stanimira, Dedetas, Hatice, Scarpate, Melissa, Wass, S. and Leong, Victoria 2018. Toward a Neuroscientific Understanding of Play: A Dimensional Coding Framework for Analyzing Infant–Adult Play Patterns. Frontiers in Psychology. 9, p. Art. 273.

New meanings of thin-skinned: The contrasting attentional profiles of typical 12-month-olds who show high, and low, stress reactivity.

Wass, S., de Barbaro, Kaya, Clackson, Kaili and Leong, Victoria 2018. New meanings of thin-skinned: The contrasting attentional profiles of typical 12-month-olds who show high, and low, stress reactivity. Developmental Psychology. 54 (5), pp. 816-828.

Increases in Arousal are More Long-Lasting than Decreases in Arousal: On Homeostatic Failures During Emotion Regulation in Infancy

Wass, S., Clackson, Kaili and Leong, Vicky 2018. Increases in Arousal are More Long-Lasting than Decreases in Arousal: On Homeostatic Failures During Emotion Regulation in Infancy. Infancy. 23 (5), pp. 628-649.

How orchids concentrate? The relationship between physiological stress reactivity and cognitive performance during infancy and early childhood

Wass, S. 2018. How orchids concentrate? The relationship between physiological stress reactivity and cognitive performance during infancy and early childhood. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 90, pp. 34-49.

Infants' visual sustained attention is higher during joint play than solo play: is this due to increased endogenous attention control or exogenous stimulus capture?

Wass, S., Clackson, Kaili, Georgieva, Stanimira D, Brightman, Laura, Nutbrown, Rebecca and Leong, Victoria 2018. Infants' visual sustained attention is higher during joint play than solo play: is this due to increased endogenous attention control or exogenous stimulus capture? Developmental Science. 21 (6), p. e12667.

Blending Human and Artificial Intelligence to Support Autistic Children’s Social Communication Skills

Porayska-Pomsta, Kaśka, Keay-Bright, Wendy, Kossyvaki, Lila, Lemon, Oliver, Mademtzi, Marilena, Menzies, Rachel, Pain, Helen, Rajendran, Gnanathusharan, Waller, Annalu, Wass, S., Smith, Tim J., Alcorn, Alyssa M., Avramides, Katerina, Beale, Sandra, Bernardini, Sara, Foster, Mary Ellen, Frauenberger, Christopher, Good, Judith and Guldberg, Karen 2018. Blending Human and Artificial Intelligence to Support Autistic Children’s Social Communication Skills. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 25 (6), p. Art. 35.

Elevated physiological arousal is associated with larger but more variable neural responses to small acoustic change in children during a passive auditory attention task

Wass, S., Daubney, K., Golan, J., Logan, F. and Kushnerenko, E. 2018. Elevated physiological arousal is associated with larger but more variable neural responses to small acoustic change in children during a passive auditory attention task. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 37 (Art. 100612).

Erratum to: Attention training for infants at familial risk of ADHD (INTERSTAARS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Goodwin, Amy, Salomone, Simona, Bolton, Patrick, Charman, Tony, Jones, Emily J.H., Mason, Luke, Pickles, Andrew, Robinson, Emily, Smith, Tim, Sonuga-Barke, Edmund J.S., Wass, S. and Johnson, Mark H. 2017. Erratum to: Attention training for infants at familial risk of ADHD (INTERSTAARS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 18 (1), p. 419.

Changes in behaviour and salivary cortisol following targeted cognitive training in typical 12-month-old infants

Wass, S., Cook, Clare and Clackson, Kaili 2017. Changes in behaviour and salivary cortisol following targeted cognitive training in typical 12-month-old infants. Developmental Psychology. 53 (5), pp. 815-825.

Sustained Attention in the Face of Distractors: A Study of Children with Rett Syndrome

Rose, Susan A., Wass, S., Jankowski, James J., Feldman, Judith F. and Djukic, Aleksandra 2017. Sustained Attention in the Face of Distractors: A Study of Children with Rett Syndrome. Neuropsychology. 31 (4), pp. 403-410.

Stress reactivity speeds basic encoding processes in infants

de Barbaro, Kaya, Clackson, Kaili and Wass, S. 2016. Stress reactivity speeds basic encoding processes in infants. Developmental Psychobiology. 58 (5), pp. 546-555.

Temporal dynamics of arousal and attention in 12-month-old infants

Wass, S., Clackson, K. and de Barbaro, K. 2016. Temporal dynamics of arousal and attention in 12-month-old infants. Developmental Psychobiology. 58 (5), pp. 623-639.

Attention training for infants at familial risk of ADHD (INTERSTAARS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Goodwin, Amy, Salomone, Simona, Bolton, Patrick, Charman, Tony, Jones, Emily J. H., Pickles, Andrew, Robinson, Emily, Smith, Tim, Sonuga-Barke, Edmund J. S., Wass, S. and Johnson, Mark H. 2016. Attention training for infants at familial risk of ADHD (INTERSTAARS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 17 (1), p. 608.

Training Basic Visual Attention Leads to Changes in Responsiveness to Social‐Communicative Cues in 9‐Month‐Olds

Forssman, Linda and Wass, S. 2017. Training Basic Visual Attention Leads to Changes in Responsiveness to Social‐Communicative Cues in 9‐Month‐Olds. Child Development. 89 (3), pp. e199-e213.

Developmental Psychology: How Social Context Influences Infants’ Attention

Wass, S. and Leong, Victoria 2016. Developmental Psychology: How Social Context Influences Infants’ Attention. Current Biology. 26 (9), pp. R357-R359.

Infant Attention Is Dynamically Modulated With Changing Arousal Levels

de Barbaro, Kaya, Clackson, Kaili and Wass, S. 2016. Infant Attention Is Dynamically Modulated With Changing Arousal Levels. Child Development. 88 (2), pp. 629-639.
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