I am an assistant professor with interdisciplinary training and focus to my research. My research spans clinical and developmental psychology, affective neuroscience, and molecular genetics with a focus on risk and resilience in child development and the development of child psychopathology.
I am interested in understanding psychopathology and personality, particularly child psychopathology and antisocial behaviors, from a developmental psychopathology standpoint. My research focuses on mechanisms linking early risk to adolescent antisocial behavior, interactions between these risk factors, and subgrouping approaches to identify youth that have similar developmental trajectories. In particular, I am interested in the role of cognitions, empathy (and callous/unemotional traits), genes (using candidate genes), and neural processes (using fMRI) as they are affected by and interact with harsh environments (e.g., rejecting parenting, dangerous neighborhoods) to increase risk for psychopathology.
My recent program of research has been merging neurogenetics techniques that aim to understand genetic and molecular contributions to neural reactivity with longitudinal developmental studies of at risk children in order to inform our understanding of the development of antisocial behavior, psychopathy, and psychopathology across the lifespan. Thus, I am interested in the role of the environment and biology as they interact overtime to shape behavior.
Waller, R., & Hyde, L.W. (2017). Callous-Unemotional behaviors in childhood: The development of empathy and prosociality gone awry. Current Opinion on Psychology, 20, 11-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.07.037
Gard, A.M., Waller, R., Shaw, D.S., Forbes, E.E., Hariri, A.R., & Hyde, L.W. (2017). The long reach of early adversity: Parenting, stress, the brain, and antisocial behavior in adulthood. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 2, 582-590. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2017.06.005
Waller, R., & Hyde, L.W. (2017). The development of Callous-Unemotional traits: Insights from early childhood. Child Development Perspectives.
Hyde, L.W., Waller, R., Trentacosta, T.J., Shaw, D.S., Neiderhiser, J.M., Ganiban, J.M., Reiss, D., & Leve, L.D. (2016). Heritable and non-heritable pathways to early callous unemotional behavior. American Journal of Psychiatry. 173, 903-910. DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2016.15111381
Hyde, L.W., Shaw, D.S., Murray, L., Gard, A., Hariri, A.R., & Forbes, E.E., (2016). Dissecting the role of amygdala reactivity in antisocial behavior in a sample of young, low-income, urban men. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 527-544. DOI: 10.1177/2167702615614511
Hyde, L.W. (2015). Developmental psychopathology in an era of molecular genetics and neuroimaging: A developmental neurogenetics approach. Development and Psychopathology. 27, 587-613.