Publications

Project-based publications:

Articles

Published:

·   Visu-Petra, L., Cheie, L., Câmpan, M., Scutelnicu, I., & Benga, O., (accepted). Identifying early links between temperament, short-term and working memory in preschoolers. Special issue of Early Child Development and Care

·   Visu-Petra, L., Jurje, O., Ciornei, O., & Visu-Petra, G. (2016). Can you Keep a Secret? Introducing the RT-based Concealed Information Test to Children. Psychology, Crime & Law, 22(3), 276-301. DOI: 10.1080/1068316X.2015.1109085

·   Varga, M., Visu-Petra, G., Miclea, M., & Visu-Petra, L. (2015). The “Good Cop, Bad Cop” Effect in the RT-Based Concealed Information Test: Exploring the Effect of Emotional Expressions Displayed by a Virtual Investigator. PLOS One10(2). Full text here.

·   Buta, M., Ciornei, O, Fizeșan, C., Jurje, O., & Visu-Petra, L. (2015). Anxiety symptoms in primary school-age children: Relation with emotion understanding competences. In Moore, K., Buchwald, P., & Howard, S. (Eds) Stress and Anxiety. Applications to Schools, Well-Being, Coping, and Internet Use. Berlin: Logos Verlag.

·   Buta, M., Leva, D. S., & Visu-Petra, L. (2015). Who Is the Tattletale? Linking Individual Differences in Socioemotional Competence and Anxiety to Tattling Behavior and Attitudes in Young ChildrenEarly Education and Development, 26(4),496-519. doi:10.1080/10409289.2015.1000717

·   Visu-Petra, G., Jurje, O., Opre, A., Miclea, M., & Visu-Petra, L. (2014). Which came first, the truth or the lie? Effects of order and habituation in the Reaction Time-based Concealed Information Test. Cognition, Brain, Behavior 18(4), 283-297. Full text here.

·   Visu-Petra, L., Stanciu, O., Benga, O., Miclea, M., & Cheie, L. (2014). Longitudinal and concurrent links between memory span, anxiety symptoms, and subsequent executive functioning in young children. Frontiers in Psychology 5, 443.

·   Visu-Petra, L., Jurje, O., & Fizeșan, C. (2014). Deceptive behavior in young children confronted with physical evidence of their transgressions: Links with executive functioning and internalizing or externalizing symptoms. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 140, 599-604. Full text here.

·   Visu-Petra, G., Varga, M., Miclea, M., & Visu-Petra, L. (2013). When interference helps: increasing executive load to facilitate deception detection in the concealed information test. Frontiers in Psychology 4, 146.

·   Visu-Petra, G., Miclea, M., Bus, I., & Visu-Petra, L. (2012). Detecting concealed information: The role of individual differences in executive functions and social desirability. Psychology, Crime and Law 20(1), 20-36.

Submitted for publication:

·   Buta, M., Opre, A., & Visu-Petra, L., (submitted). Lie Acceptability Across Development.
 
·  Jurje, O., Axente, A., Lazăr, T., & Visu-Petra, L., (submitted). Relating performance-based and rating-based measures of executive functions in young children: Links with anxiety and parental reactions to negative emotions. 
 
·  Varga, M., Visu-Petra, L., & Visu-Petra, G. (submitted). Sequencing the RT-based Concealed Information Test: Contributions from individual differences in working memory and processing speed.
 

Conference presentations & posters:

The 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, 2016, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Hadwin, J. & Visu-Petra, L.
Symposium: Exploring attentional control in development and psychopathology.
 
Buta, M., Ciornei, O., Fizeşan, C., Jurje, O., & Visu-Petra, L.
Poster: A longitudinal study of children's ability to conceal information in relation to their executive functions, theory of mind and trait anxiety.

The CCLM Summer School, 2016, Weggis, Switzerland.

Buta, M., & Visu-Petra, L.
Paper presentation: Children's ability to conceal information: Relation with executive functioning.

Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Human Memory Conference, 2016, Cluj-Napoca, RO.

Visu-Petra, L., Buta, M., Ciornei, O., Fizeşan, C., Jurje, O., & Visu-Petra, G.
Poster: Children's ability to conceal information: relations to memory and affective problems.

PsyForensic Week,2016, Timisoara, RO.

Fizeşan, C., Buta, M., & Visu-Petra, L.
Workshop: Can you keep a secret? Implications for the cognitive and emotional development of children in a legal context [Poți păstra un secret? Implicații pentru dezvoltarea cognitivă și emoțională a copiilor în context judiciar]

EAPL Conference, 2015, Nuremberg, DE.

Laura Visu-Petra, Adrian Opre, Cristina Fizeșan, George Visu-Petra & Oana Ciornei 
Presentation: "Children’s ability to conceal information. Longitudinal links with their executive functions and emotional difficulties"

Decepticon Conference, 2015, Cambridge, UK.

Ovidiu Jurje, Monica Buta, Oana Ciornei, Cristina Fizeșan & Laura Visu-Petra
Poster: "The concealed information effect in primary school-aged children: Relations with cognitive development"

ECDP Conference, 2015, Braga, PT.

Laura Visu-Petra
Invited symposium: "Typical and atypical executive functioning development"
Monica Buta, Oana Ciornei, Cristina Fizeșan, Ovidiu Jurje & Laura Visu-Petra
Poster: "Deceptive skills in primary school age children: Relation with executive functions" (received 2nd place in the International Poster Competition)

STAR Conference, 2014, Cluj-Napoca, RO.

Monica Buta, Oana Ciornei, Cristina Fizeșan, Ovidiu Jurje & Laura Visu-Petra
Poster: "Anxiety in primary school-age children: Relation with executive functions and emotion understanding"

EAPL Conference, 2014, Sankt Petersburg, RU.

Oana Ciornei, Cristina Fizeșan, Monica Buta, Ovidiu Jurje & Laura Visu-Petra
Poster: "Assessing the concealed information efffect in primary school-aged children: Relations with cognitive development"

ICCAP Conference, 2014, London, UK.

Monica Buta, Ovidiu Jurje, Cristina Fizeșan, Oana Ciornei & Laura Visu-Petra
Poster: "Internalizing problems: Relation with executive functions and emotion regulation in primary school-age children" 

The Anual Scientific Session – Romanian Academy, 2014, Cluj-Napoca, RO

Oana Ciornei, Cristina Fizesan, Ioan Bus & George Visu-Petra
Presentation: "Children in the judicial context: Suggestibility and imagination"

Child safety above all. Protection against violence, 2014, Cluj-Napoca, RO

Cristina Fizeșan, Oana Ciornei, Ovidiu Jurje, Monica Buta & Laura Visu-Petra
Presentation: "Preschoolers' deceptive behavior, when confronted with conclusive evidence"

SARMAC Conference X, 2013, Rotterdam, NL.

Presentation: “Relating Deception Skills To Executive Functioning In Young Children: A Preliminary Study Using The Concealed Information Test”
Presentation: “Executive functions involved in deception: An individual differences perspective”

Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling using Mplus, Utrecht University, NL.

Ovidiu Jurje and Armand Rotaru

European Asociation of Psychology and Law Conference 2013, Coventry University, UK.

Laura Visu-Petra, Oana Ciornei, Cristina Fizeșan & Ovidiu Jurje
Poster: “Can you keep a secret?  A preliminary study introducing the RT-based concealed information test to young children”
 
Monica Buta, Andreea Maria Nariţa, Oana Maria Rognean & Laura Visu-Petra
Poster: "Children's Attitudes Towards Lying: Do Individual Differences In Social Desirability And Anxiety Make A Difference?”

2nd World Conference on Psychology and Sociology, 2013, Brussels, BE.

Laura Visu-Petra, Cristina Fizeșan & Ovidiu Jurje 
Paper published in Procedia: "Deceptive behavior in young children confronted with physical evidence of their transgressions: Links with executive functioning and internalizing or externalizing symptoms"

Social Relations - Social Psychology Conference, 2013, Tampere, FI.

Laura Visu-Petra & Monica Buta
Paper presentation: "Children's reporting adult transgressions and their attitudes toward tattling."

 

Previous publications:

I. Web of Science indexed (ISI) journal articles:

Visu-Petra, L., Miclea, M., & Visu-Petra, G. (2012). Individual differences in anxiety and executive functioning: A multidimensional view. International Journal of Psychology, (ahead-of-print), 1-11. DOI: 10.1080/ 00207594.2012.656132

VisuPetra, G., Miclea, M., & VisuPetra, L. (2012). Reaction Timebased Detection of Concealed Information in Relation to Individual Differences in Executive Functioning. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26(3), 342-351. DOI: 10.1002/acp.1827

Cheie, L. & Visu-Petra, L. (2012). Relating individual differences in trait-anxiety to memory functioning in young children: An investigation using task-irrelevant emotional stimuli. Journal of Individual Differences, 33(2), 109-118.

Visu-Petra, L., Cheie, L., Benga, O., Alloway, T. P. (2011). Effects of trait anxiety on memory storage and updating in young children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35(1) 38–47.

Visu-Petra, L., Ţincaş, I, Cheie, L., & Benga, O. (2010). Anxiety and visual-spatial memory updating in young children: An investigation using emotional facial expressions. Cognition & Emotion [Emotional states, attention, and working memory], volume edited by N. Derakshan, M.W. Eysenck, 24 (2), 223-240.

Visu-Petra, L., Miclea, M., Cheie, L., & Benga, O. (2009). Processing efficiency in preschoolers' memory span: A longitudinal investigation of individual differences related to age and anxiety. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 103(1), 30-48.

Visu-Petra, L., Benga, O., Tincas I. & Miclea, M. (2007). Visual-spatial processing in children and adolescents with Down's syndrome: A computerized assessment of memory skills. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 51(12), 942-952.

Ciairano, S., Visu-Petra, L., & Settani, M. (2007). Executive inhibitory control and cooperative behavior during early school years: a follow-up study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 35 (3), 335-345.

 

II.Other journal articles:

Sabou, A., Moldovan, M., Cosma, A., & Visu-Petra, L. (2012). Working memory training in typical and atypical development: Revisiting the evidence. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 16(1), 1-47.

Cheie, L., Visu-Petra, L., & Miclea, M. (2012). Trait-anxiety, visual search and memory for facial identities in preschoolers: An investigation using task-irrelevant emotional information. Procedia - Social and Behavioural Sciences, 33, 622–626. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.01.196.

Visu-Petra, L., Cheie, L., Benga, O., & Miclea, M. (2012). The structure of executıve functıons ın preschoolers: an ınvestıgatıon usıng the NEPSY Battery. Procedia - Social and Behavioural Sciences, 33, 627–631. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.01.197.

Visu-Petra, L., Cheie, L., Benga, O., & Miclea, M. (2011). Cognitive control goes to school: The impact of executive functions on academic performance. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 11, 240 - 244

Benga, O., Ţincaş, I. & Visu-Petra, L. (2010). Investigating the structure of anxiety symptoms among Romanian preschoolers using the Spence Preschool Anxiety Scales. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 14, 159-182.

Visu-Petra, L., Cheie, L., & Benga, O. (2008). Short-term memory performance and metamemory judgments in preschool and early school-age children: A quantitative and qualitative analysis. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 12(1), 71-101.

Visu-Petra, L., Benga, O. & Miclea, M. (2007). Dimensions of attention and executive functioning in 5- to 12-years-old children: Neuropsychological assessment with the NEPSY battery. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 11(3),539-553.

Visu-Petra, L., Ciairano, S., Miclea, M. (2006). Neurocognitive correlates of child anxiety: A review of working memory research. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 4, 517-541.

Benga, O. & Petra, L. (2005). Social cognition and executive functioning: A constructivist developmental approach. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2, 301-317

 

III. Proceedings

Cheie, L. & Visu-Petra, L. (2012). Relating individual differences in trait-anxiety to children's memory for emotional information: An investigation using illustrated emotional stories. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 16, 20-20.

Mocan, O., Stanciu, O., & Visu-Petra, L. (2012). Attentional set-shifting in children: Effects of individual differences in anxiety and attentional control. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 16, 38-39.

Visu-Petra, L., Cheie, L., & Benga, O. (2010) Short-term and long-term remembering in children with high trait anxiety: An investigation using emotional stimuli, 'Symposia (In alphabetical order by convenor)', Psychology & Health, 25(6), 101— 131, DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2010.502660.

Cheie, L., Visu-Petra, L., & Miclea, M. (2010). The role of trait anxiety and cue salience on young children’s prospective memory performance. Psychology & Health, 25(6), 137—376, DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2010.502762;

 

IV. Books and book chapters

Visu-Petra, L., Cheie, L., & Mocan, O. (in press). Executive functioning in high-trait anxious children: A cognitive vulnerability factor? In Moore, K., Kaniasty, K., & Buchwald, P. (Eds.) Stress and Anxiety. Application to Economic Hardship, Occupational Demands and Developmental Challenges, Berlin: Logos.

Visu-Petra, L., Cheie, L., & Miu, A.C. (2012). Working Memory and Anxiety: Exploring the Interplay of Individual Differences across Development. In Working memory: The New Intelligence, Psychology Press, Frontiers in Cognitive Science (Series editors: Nelson Cowan and David Balota, Book Editors:  Tracy Packiam Alloway & Ross Alloway).

Visu-Petra, L. & Cheie, L. (2012) Dezvoltarea memoriei de lucru. Exerciții pentru preșcolari și școlari. [Working memory development. Activities for preschoolers and school-age children]. Romanian Association of Cognitive Science Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca.

Miu, A.C. & Visu-Petra, L. (2011). Computer-assisted evaluation of attentional biases in anxiety. In The Computer-Mediated Therapy of Anxiety. (pp.28-46).Romanian Association of Cognitive Science Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca.

Miu, A. C., & Visu-Petra, L. (2009). Anxiety disorders in children and adults: A cognitive, neurophysiological and genetic characterization. In R. Carlstedt (Ed.), Handbook of Integrative Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Medicine: Perspectives, Practices, and Research. (pp. 309-351). New York: Springer.

Visu-Petra, L. (2008). The Multidimensional Development of Executive Functioning: A Neuropsychological Approach. Casa de editura ASCR, Cluj-Napoca.

Visu-Petra, L. & Benga, O. (Eds.) (2007). Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology. Special volume of Cognition, Brain, Behavior, Romanian Association of Cognitive Science Publishing House.

Visu-Petra, L. & Benga, O. (2007). Particular aspects in the executive functioning of atypical developmental profiles revealed by the neuropsychological assessment of working memory. In M. Aniţei, M. Popa, C.L. Mincu şi A.M. Pap (Eds.) Centenary of Psychology at the University of Bucharest (pp. 1075-1085), 26-29 October 2006, Ed. Univ. Bucureşti, Bucureşti.

Petra, L. (2005). Aspects related to memory functioning, attention and executive functioning revealed by the neuropsychological assessment of children with epilepsy. Studies in social sciences of the Romanian Academy, Argonaut, Cluj-Napoca, Vol. 13, 109-117.