Selected Journal Articles
Chavez, R.S., Heatherton, T.F., Wagner, D.D. (2017). Neural Population Decoding Reveals the Intrinsic Positivity of the Self. Cerebral Cortex. 27(11): 5222-5229.
Wagner, D.D., Kelley, W.M., Haxby, J.V., Heatherton, T.F. (2016). The dorsal medial prefrontal cortex responds preferentially to social interactions during natural viewing. Journal of Neuroscience. 36(26): 6917-6925.
Chen, P. A., Wagner, D.D., Kelley, W.M., Heatherton, T.F. (2015). Activity in cortical midline structures is modulated by self-construal changes during acculturation. Culture and Brain. 3(1): 39-52.
Powers, K.E., Wagner, D.D., Norris, C.J., Heatherton, T.F. (2013). Socially excluded individuals fail to recruit medial prefrontal cortex for negative social scenes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 8(2): 151–7.
Chen, P. A., Wagner, D.D., Kelley, W.M., Powers, K.E., Heatherton, T.F. (2013). Medial Prefrontal Cortex Differentiates Self from Mother in Chinese. Culture and Brain. 1(1): 3–15.
Wagner, D.D., Haxby, J.V., Heatherton, T.F. (2012). The Representation of Self and Person Knowledge in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews:Cognitive Science. 3(4): 451–470.
Wagner, D. D. , Kelley, W. M. and Heatherton, T. F. (2011). Individual Differences in the Spontaneous Recruitment of Brain Regions Supporting Mental State Understanding When Viewing Natural Social Scenes. Cereb Cortex, 21, 2788-96.
Self-Regulation and Reward
Kelley, W.M., Wagner, D.D., Heatherton, T.F. (2015). In search of a human self-regulation system. Annual Review of Neuroscience. 38: 389-411.
Lopez, R.B., Hofmann, W., Wagner, D.D., Kelley, W.M., Heatherton, T.F. (2014). Neural predictors of giving in to temptation in daily life. Psychological Science. 25(7): 1337–1344.
Wagner, D. D. , Altman, M., Boswell, R. G., Kelley, W. M. and Heatherton, T. F. (2013). Self-Regulatory Depletion Enhances Neural Responses to Rewards and Impairs Top-Down Control. Psychological Science, 11, 2262-71
Somerville, L.H., Wagner, D.D., Wig, G.S., Moran, J.M., Whalen, P.J., Kelley, W.M. (2013). Interactions Between Transient and Sustained Neural Signals Support the Generation and Regulation of Anxious Emotion. Cerebral Cortex. 23(1): 49–60.
Wagner, D.D., Heatherton, T.F. (2013). Self-Regulatory Depletion Increases Emotional Reactivity in the Amygdala. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 8(4): 410–417.
Wagner, D.D., Boswell, R.G., Kelley, W.M., Heatherton, T.F. (2012). Inducing negative affect increases the reward value of appetizing foods in dieters. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 24(7): 1625–1633. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00238
Wagner, D.D., Dal Cin, S., Sargent, J.D., Kelley, W.M., Heatherton, T.F. (2011). Spontaneous Action Representation in Smokers when Watching Movie Characters Smoke. Journal of Neuroscience. 31(3): 894–898.
Heatherton, T.F. and Wagner, D.D. (2011). Cognitive neuroscience of self-regulation failure. Trends Cogn Sci, 15, 132-139.
Wagner, D.D. (2017) The use of reward cue reactivity in predicting real-world self-control failure. In de Ridder, Adriaanse & Fujita (Eds.), Handbook of Self-Control in Health and Wellbeing. Routledge
Wagner, D.D., Heatherton, T.F. (2016) What can cognitive neuroscience tell us about the mechanism of ego depletion? In E.R. Hirt, J.J. Clarkson & L. Jia (Eds.), Self-Regulation and Ego Control. Academic Press: Elsevier.
Wagner, D.D., Heatherton, T.F. (2016) The neural bases of self-regulation and its failures. In K.D. Vohs & R.F. Baumeister (Eds.), Handbook of Self Regulation: Research, theory and applications (3rd edition). New York, N.Y.:Guilford Press
Wagner, D. D. and Heatherton, T. F. (2014). Self-Regulation and its Failure: Seven Deadly Threats to Self-Regulation. In Borgida, E. and Bargh, J. (Eds.) APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology: Volume 1. Attitudes and Social Cognition, American Psychological Association.