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

Ousdal, OT, Brown, AA, Jensen, J, Nakstad, PH, Melle, I, Agartz, I, Djurovic, S, Bogdan, R, Hariri, AR, and Andreassen, OA. "Associations between variants near a monoaminergic pathways gene (PHOX2B) and amygdala reactivity: A genome-wide functional imaging study." Twin Research and Human Genetics 15.3 (2012): 273-285. Full Text

Carre, JM, Hyde, LW, Neumann, CS, Viding, E, and Hariri, AR. "The neural signatures of distinct psychopathic traits." Social neuroscience (2012). (Academic Article) Full Text

Carré, JM, Fisher, PM, Manuck, SB, and Hariri, AR. "Interaction between trait anxiety and trait anger predict amygdala reactivity to angry facial expressions in men but not women." Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 7.2 (2012): 213-221. Full Text

Bogdan, R, and Hariri, AR. "Neural embedding of stress reactivity." Nature Neuroscience 15.12 (2012): 1605-1607. Full Text

Minkel, JD, McNealy, K, Gianaros, PJ, Drabant, EM, Gross, JJ, Manuck, SB, and Hariri, AR. "Sleep quality and neural circuit function supporting emotion regulation." Biology of mood \& anxiety disorders 2.1 (2012): 22-. (Academic Article) Full Text

Hariri, AR. "The highs and lows of amygdala reactivity in bipolar disorders." American Journal of Psychiatry 169.8 (2012): 780-783. Full Text

Bogdan, R, Carre, JM, and Hariri, AR. "Toward a mechanistic understanding of how variability in neurobiology shapes individual differences in behavior." Current topics in behavioral neurosciences 12 (2012): 361-393. (Academic Article) Full Text

White, MG, Bogdan, R, Fisher, PM, Muñoz, KE, Williamson, DE, and Hariri, AR. "FKBP5 and emotional neglect interact to predict individual differences in amygdala reactivity." Genes, Brain and Behavior 11.7 (2012): 869-878. Full Text

Terburg, D, Morgan, BE, Montoya, ER, Hooge, IT, Thornton, HB, Hariri, AR, Panksepp, J, Stein, DJ, and Honk, JV. "Hypervigilance for fear after basolateral amygdala damage in humans." Translational Psychiatry 2 (2012). Full Text

Lahey, BB, McNealy, K, Knodt, A, Zald, DH, Sporns, O, Manuck, SB, Flory, JD, Applegate, B, Rathouz, PJ, and Hariri, AR. "Using confirmatory factor analysis to measure contemporaneous activation of defined neuronal networks in functional magnetic resonance imaging." NeuroImage 60.4 (2012): 1982-1991. Full Text