Research output

Journal Articles


  1. Details Byrne, M. L., Vijayakumar, N., Chavez, S. J., Flournoy, J. C., Cheng, T. W., Mills, K. L., Barendse, M. E. A., Mobasser, A., Flannery, J. E., Nelson, B. W., Wang, W., Shirtcliff, E. A., Allen, N. B., & Pfeifer, J. H.(2023)
    Associations between multi-method latent factors of puberty and brain structure in adolescent girls
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 60, 101228
  2. Details McNeilly, E. A., Mills, K. L., Kahn, L. E., Crowley, R., Pfeifer, J. H., & Allen, N. B.(2023)
    Adolescent Social Communication Through Smartphones: Linguistic Features of Internalizing Symptoms and Daily Mood
    Clinical Psychological Science, 216770262211251
  3. Details PDF McCann, C. F., Cheng, T. W., Mobasser, A., Pfeifer, J. H., & Mills, K. L.(2023)
    Trait Mindfulness Supports Self-perceived Scholastic Competence in Adolescent Girls
    Collabra: Psychology, 9(1)


  1. Details McNeilly, E. A., Saragosa-Harris, N. M., Mills, K. L., Dahl, R. E., & Magis-Weinberg Lucı́a(2022)
    Reward sensitivity and internalizing symptoms during the transition to puberty: An examination of 9-and 10-year-olds in the ABCD Study
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 58, 101172
  2. Details PDF Williamson, V. G., & Mills, K. L.(2022)
    Mentalizing strategies for navigating the social world in adolescence
    Infant and Child Development, 32(1)
  3. Details Saragosa-Harris, N. M., Chaku, N., MacSweeney, N., Guazzelli Williamson, V., Scheuplein, M., Feola, B., Cardenas-Iniguez, C., Demir-Lira, E., McNeilly, E. A., Huffman, L. G., Whitmore, L., Michalska, K. J., Damme, K. S. F., Rakesh, D., & Mills, K. L.(2022)
    A practical guide for researchers and reviewers using the ABCD Study and other large longitudinal datasets
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 55, 101115
  4. Details van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., Whitmore, L. B., Westhoff, B., & Mills, K. L.(2022)
    A methodological perspective on learning in the developing brain
    Npj Science of Learning, 7(1), 1–6
  5. Details Ferschmann, L., Bos, M. G. N., Herting, M. M., Mills, K. L., & Tamnes, C. K.(2022)
    Contextualizing adolescent structural brain development: Environmental determinants and mental health outcomes
    Current Opinion in Psychology, 44, 170–176
  6. Details Weinstein, N. Y., Whitmore, L. B., & Mills, K. L.(2022)
    Individual Differences in Mentalizing Tendencies
    Collabra: Psychology, 8(1)
  7. Details Whitmore, L. B., & Mills, K. L.(2022)
    Co-creating developmental science
    Infant and Child Development, 31(1), e2273


  1. Details Mills, K. L., Siegmund, K. D., Tamnes, C. K., Ferschmann, L., Wierenga, L. M., Bos, M. G. N., Luna, B., Li, C., & Herting, M. M.(2021)
    Inter-individual variability in structural brain development from late childhood to young adulthood
    NeuroImage, 242, 118450
  2. Details Cheng, T. W., Mills, K. L., Miranda Dominguez, O., Zeithamova, D., Perrone, A., Sturgeon, D., Feldstein Ewing, S. W., Fisher, P. A., Pfeifer, J. H., Fair, D. A., & Mackiewicz Seghete, K. L.(2021)
    Characterizing the impact of adversity, abuse, and neglect on adolescent amygdala resting-state functional connectivity
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 47, 100894
  3. Details PDF Klapwijk, E. T., Bos, W. van den, Tamnes, C. K., Raschle, N. M., & Mills, K. L.(2021)
    Opportunities for increased reproducibility and replicability of developmental neuroimaging
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 47, 100902


  1. Details Becht, A. I., Wierenga, L. M., Mills, K. L., Meuwese, R., van Duijvenvoorde, A., Blakemore, S.-J., Güroğlu, B., & Crone, E. A.(2020)
    Beyond the average brain: individual differences in social brain development are associated with friendship quality
    Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
  2. Details Becht, A. I., & Mills, K. L.(2020)
    Modeling individual differences in brain development
    Biological Psychiatry, 34, 101–113
  3. Details Andrews, J. L., Mills, K. L., Flournoy, J. C., Flannery, J. E., Mobasser, A., Ross, G., Durnin, M., Peake, S., Fisher, P. A., & Pfeifer, J. H.(2020)
    Expectations of Social Consequences Impact Anticipated Involvement in Health-Risk Behavior During Adolescence
    Journal of Research on Adolescence
  4. Details Mills, K. L., & Anandakumar, J.(2020)
    The Adolescent Brain is Literally Awesome
    Frontiers for Young Minds, 8
  5. Details Vijayakumar, N., Flournoy, J. C., Mills, K. L., Cheng, T. W., Mobasser, A., Flannery, J. E., Allen, N. B., & Pfeifer, J. H.(2020)
    Getting to know me better: An fMRI study of intimate and superficial self-disclosure during adolescence
    Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118, 885–889


  1. Details PDF Rusby, J. C., Westling, E., Crowley, R., Mills, K. L., & Light, J. M.(2019)
    Associations between Marijuana Use and Anxious Mood Lability during Adolescence
    Addictive Behaviors, 92, 89–94


  1. Details PDF Haller, S. P. W., Mills, K. L., Hartwright, C. E., David, A. S., & Cohen Kadosh, K.(2018)
    When Change Is the Only Constant: The Promise of Longitudinal Neuroimaging in Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 33, 73–82
  2. Details King, K. M., Littlefield, A. K., McCabe, C. J., Mills, K. L., Flournoy, J., & Chassin, L.(2018)
    Longitudinal Modeling in Developmental Neuroimaging Research: Common Challenges, and Solutions from Developmental Psychology
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 33, 54–72
  3. Details PDF Pfeifer, J. H., Allen, N. B., Byrne, M. L., & Mills, K. L.(2018)
    Modeling Developmental Change: Contemporary Approaches to Key Methodological Challenges in Developmental Neuroimaging
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 33, 1–4
  4. Details PDF Vijayakumar, N., Mills, K. L., Alexander-Bloch, A., Tamnes, C. K., & Whittle, S.(2018)
    Structural Brain Development: A Review of Methodological Approaches and Best Practices
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 33, 129–148
  5. Details Anandakumar, J., Mills, K. L., Earl, E. A., Irwin, L., Miranda-Dominguez, O., Demeter, D. V., Walton-Weston, A., Karalunas, S., Nigg, J., & Fair, D. A.(2018)
    Individual Differences in Functional Brain Connectivity Predict Temporal Discounting Preference in the Transition to Adolescence
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 88, 63–69
  6. Details PDF Herting, M. M., Johnson, C., Mills, K. L., Vijayakumar, N., Dennison, M., Liu, C., Goddings, A.-L., Dahl, R. E., Sowell, E. R., Whittle, S., Allen, N. B., & Tamnes, C. K.(2018)
    Development of Subcortical Volumes across Adolescence in Males and Females: A Multisample Study of Longitudinal Changes
    NeuroImage, 172, 194–205
  7. Details PDF van Rooij, A. J., Ferguson, C. J., Colder Carras, M., Kardefelt-Winther, D., Shi, J., Aarseth, E., Bean, A. M., Bergmark, K. H., Brus, A., Coulson, M., Deleuze, J., Dullur, P., Dunkels, E., Edman, J., Elson, M., Etchells, P. J., Fiskaali, A., Granic, I., Jansz, J., … Przybylski, A. K.(2018)
    A Weak Scientific Basis for Gaming Disorder: Let Us Err on the Side of Caution
    Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 7(1), 1–9
  8. Details Mills, B. D., Miranda-Dominguez, O., Mills, K. L., Earl, E., Cordova, M., Painter, J., Karalunas, S. L., Nigg, J. T., & Fair, D. A.(2018)
    ADHD and Attentional Control: Impaired Segregation of Task Positive and Task Negative Brain Networks
    Network Neuroscience, 2(2), 200–217


  1. Details Bell, V., Mills, K. L., Modinos, G., & Wilkinson, S.(2017)
    Phenomenology and Social Agent Representation in Psychosis: A Welcome Integration
    Clinical Psychological Science, 5(5), 769–770
  2. Details PDF Pringle, J., Mills, K. L., McAteer, J., Jepson, R., Hogg, E., Anand, N., & Blakemore, S.-J.(2017)
    The Physiology of Adolescent Sexual Behaviour: A Systematic Review
    Cogent Social Sciences, 3(1), 1368858
  3. Details Bell, V., Mills, K. L., Modinos, G., & Wilkinson, S.(2017)
    Rethinking Social Cognition in Light of Psychosis: Reciprocal Implications for Cognition and Psychopathology
    Clinical Psychological Science, 5(3), 537–550
  4. Details PDF Tamnes, C. K., Herting, M. M., Goddings, A.-L., Meuwese, R., Blakemore, S.-J., Dahl, R. E., Güroğlu, B., Raznahan, A., Sowell, E. R., & Crone, E. A.(2017)
    Development of the Cerebral Cortex across Adolescence: A Multisample Study of Inter-Related Longitudinal Changes in Cortical Volume, Surface Area, and Thickness
    Journal of Neuroscience, 37(12), 3402–3412


  1. Details PDF Mills, K. L., Goddings, A.-L., Herting, M. M., Meuwese, R., Blakemore, S.-J., Crone, E. A., Dahl, R. E., Guroglu, B., Raznahan, A., Sowell, E. R., & Tamnes, C. K.(2016)
    Structural Brain Development between Childhood and Adulthood: Convergence across Four Longitudinal Samples
    Neuroimage, 141, 273–281
  2. Details PDF Mills, K. L.(2016)
    Possible Effects of Internet Use on Cognitive Development in Adolescence
    Media and Communication, 4(3), 4–12


  1. Details PDF Mills, K. L., Dumontheil, I., Speekenbrink, M., & Blakemore, S.-J.(2015)
    Multitasking during Social Interactions in Adolescence and Early Adulthood
    Royal Society Open Science, 2(11), 150117


  1. Details Mills, K. L.(2014)
    Effects of Internet Use on the Adolescent Brain: Despite Popular Claims, Experimental Evidence Remains Scarce
    Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18(8), 385–387
  2. Details PDF Mills, K. L., & Tamnes, C. K.(2014)
    Methods and Considerations for Longitudinal Structural Brain Imaging Analysis across Development
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 9, 172–190
  3. Details Goddings, A.-L., Mills, K. L., Clasen, L. S., Giedd, J. N., Viner, R. M., & Blakemore, S.-J.(2014)
    The Influence of Puberty on Subcortical Brain Development
    NeuroImage, 88, 242–251
  4. Details Mills, K. L., Lalonde, F., Clasen, L. S., Giedd, J. N., & Blakemore, S.-J.(2014)
    Developmental Changes in the Structure of the Social Brain in Late Childhood and Adolescence
    Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(1), 123–131
  5. Details Blakemore, S.-J., & Mills, K. L.(2014)
    Is Adolescence a Sensitive Period for Sociocultural Processing?
    Annual Review of Psychology, 65(1), 187–207
  6. Details Mills, K. L., Goddings, A.-L., Clasen, L. S., Giedd, J. N., & Blakemore, S.-J.(2014)
    The Developmental Mismatch in Structural Brain Maturation during Adolescence
    Developmental Neuroscience, 36(3-4), 147–160


  1. Details Dias, T. G. C., Wilson, V. B., Bathula, D. R., Iyer, S. P., Mills, K. L., Thurlow, B. L., Stevens, C. A., Musser, E. D., Carpenter, S. D., Grayson, D. S., Mitchell, S. H., Nigg, J. T., & Fair, D. A.(2013)
    Reward Circuit Connectivity Relates to Delay Discounting in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    European Neuropsychopharmacology, 23(1), 33–45
  2. Details Fair, D., Nigg, J. T., Iyer, S., Bathula, D., Mills, K. L., Dosenbach, N. U. F., Schlaggar, B. L., Mennes, M., Gutman, D., Bangaru, S., Buitelaar, J. K., Dickstein, D. P., Di Martino, A., Kennedy, D. N., Kelly, C., Luna, B., Schweitzer, J. B., Velanova, K., Wang, Y.-F., … Milham, M. P.(2013)
    Distinct Neural Signatures Detected for ADHD Subtypes after Controlling for Micro-Movements in Resting State Functional Connectivity MRI Data
    Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 6


  1. Details Giedd, J. N., Raznahan, A., Mills, K. L., & Lenroot, R. K.(2012)
    Review: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Male/Female Differences in Human Adolescent Brain Anatomy
    Biology of Sex Differences, 3(1), 19


  1. Details PDF Shannon, B. J., Raichle, M. E., Snyder, A. Z., Fair, D. A., Mills, K. L., Zhang, D., Bache, K., Calhoun, V. D., Nigg, J. T., Nagel, B. J., Stevens, A. A., & Kiehl, K. A.(2011)
    Premotor Functional Connectivity Predicts Impulsivity in Juvenile Offenders
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(27), 11241–11245


  1. Details Fair, D. A., Posner, J., Nagel, B. J., Bathula, D., Dias, T. G. C., Mills, K. L., Blythe, M. S., Giwa, A., Schmitt, C. F., & Nigg, J. T.(2010)
    Atypical Default Network Connectivity in Youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    Biological Psychiatry, 68(12), 1084–1091



  1. Details Ochoa, K., Mills, K. L., & Moses, L. J.(2022)
    The Interplay of Theory of Mind and Moral Development: Children’s and Adults’ Attributions of Intent, Praise and Blame, and Deserved Consequences in False Belief Contexts [Preprint]
    Center for Open Science


  1. Details Mills, K. L., Light, J. M., Rusby, J. C., & Westling, E.(2019)
    Diffusion of Adolescent Marijuana Use in School Environments Following Recreational Legalization [Preprint]

Book Chapters


  1. Details Donaldson, S., & Mills, K.(2021)
    Development of Social Cognition in Adolescence and the Importance of Mating
    In The Cognitive Basis of Social Interaction Across the Lifespan (p. 70)Oxford University Press