Ahmad Hariri

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles 2000

  • M.S., University of Maryland, College Park 1997

  • B.S., University of Maryland, College Park 1994


Integrating psychology, neuroimaging, pharmacology and molecular genetics in the search for biological pathways mediating individual differences in behavior and related risk for psychopathology.


Neuroscience, genetics, psychopathology risk, individual differences

Gianaros, PJ, Manuck, SB, Sheu, LK, Kuan, DCH, Votruba-Drzal, E, Craig, AE, and Hariri, AR. "Parental education predicts corticostriatal functionality in adulthood." Cereb Cortex 21.4 (April 2011): 896-910. Full Text

Nikolova, YS, Ferrell, RE, Manuck, SB, and Hariri, AR. "Multilocus genetic profile for dopamine signaling predicts ventral striatum reactivity." Neuropsychopharmacology 36.9 (2011): 1940-1947. Full Text

Hariri, AR, and Whalen, PJ. "Face to face with the emotional brain." Scientist 25.2 (2011): 30--.

Fisher, PM, Price, JC, Meltzer, CC, Moses Kolko, EL, Becker, C, Berga, SL, and Hariri, AR. "Medial prefrontal cortex serotonin 1A and 2A receptor binding interacts to predict threat-related amygdala reactivity." Biology of mood \& anxiety disorders 1.1 (2011): 2-. (Academic Article) Full Text

Carre, JM, Murphy, KR, and Hariri, AR. "What lies beneath the face of aggression?." Social cognitive and affective neuroscience (2011). (Academic Article) Full Text

Hyde, LW, Gorka, A, Manuck, SB, and Hariri, AR. "Perceived social support moderates the link between threat-related amygdala reactivity and trait anxiety." Neuropsychologia 49.4 (2011): 651-656. Full Text

Drabant, EM, Kuo, JR, Ramel, W, Blechert, J, Edge, MD, Cooper, JR, Goldin, PR, Hariri, AR, and Gross, JJ. "Experiential, autonomic, and neural responses during threat anticipation vary as a function of threat intensity and neuroticism." NeuroImage 55.1 (2011): 401-410. Full Text

Hyde, LW, Bogdan, R, and Hariri, AR. "Understanding risk for psychopathology through imaging gene-environment interactions." Trends in Cognitive Sciences 15.9 (2011): 417-427. Full Text

Hariri, AR, and Whalen, PJ. "The amygdala: Inside and out." F1000 Biology Reports 3.1 (2011). Full Text