Nóra Bunford


Phone: +36-1-382 6817
Institute: Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology
Group: Developmental and Translational Neuroscience Research Group
Office: D4.08B

Curriculum vitae


Date of birth: 1985

Nationality: Hungarian



2016. Ph.D. Clinical Child Psychology – Ohio University (Dissertation: Interpersonal Skills Group – Corrections Modified for Detained Juvenile Offenders with Externalizing Disorders: A Controlled Pilot Clinical Trial)

July 2015 – June 2016. APA-Accredited Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology – University of Illinois Chicago Institute for Juvenile Research

2015. M.A. Philosophy – Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem

2010. M.S. Clinical-Counseling Psychology – Illinois State University

2008. B.A. Psychology – Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2008. B.A. Philosophy – Southern Illinois University Carbondale



July 2018 –Present. Group Leader: Lendület Developmental and Translational Neuroscience Research Group

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences



2018. Hungarian Academy of Sciences MTA Lendület (Momentum) Award

2017. Junior Prima Award – Hungarian Science

2017 – 2018. Hungarian Academy of Sciences MTA Premium Post Doctorate Research Fellowship

2017-2018. Ministry of National Economy of Hungary – New National Excellence Program Postdoctoral Scholarship

2013-2014. American Psychological Foundation (APF) – Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Graduate Student Fellowship

2008. Robert C. Radtke Leadership Award

2006. Andrew P. Smith Writing Award



Cumulative impact factor: 86,22, Total number of citations: 698, Total number of independent citations: 573

h-index: 10; i10-index: 11   (source: https://scholar.google.hu/citations?user=9GRNWy8AAAAJ&hl=en)



Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Bunford, N. Csibra, B., Peták, Cs., Ferdinandy, B., Miklósi, Á. & Gácsi, M. (in press). Associations among behavioural inhibition, attention and hyperactivity/impulsivity, and dimensions of personality in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). Journal of Comparative Psychology. (IF: 1.771, Citations: 0, Independent Citations: 0)
  2. Bunford, N., Dawson, A. E., Evans, S. W., Ray, A., R., Langberg, J. M., Owens, J. S., DuPaul, G. J., & Allen, D. M. (in press). The Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale – Parent report: A psychometric investigation with adolescents with and without ADHD. (IF: 3.197, Citations: 0, Independent Citations: 0)
  3. Bunford, N., Reicher, V., Kis, A., Pogány, Á., Gombos, F., Bódizs, R., & Gácsi, M. (2018). Differences in pre-sleep activity and sleep location are associated with variability in daytime/nighttime sleep electrophysiology in the domestic dog. Scientific Reports, 8:7109. (IF: 259, Citations: 1, Independent Citations: 0)
  4. Gerencsér, L., Bunford, N., Moesta, A., & Miklósi, Á. (2018). Individual variation in reward responsiveness of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) – Development and validation of the Canine Reward Responsiveness Scale. Scientific Reports, 8:4421. (IF: 259, Citations: 0, Independent Citations: 0)
  5. Bunford, N., Kujawa, A., Fitzgerald, K., Monk, C. S., & Phan, K. L. (2018). Convergence of BOLD and ERP measures of neural reactivity to emotional faces in children and adolescents with and without anxiety disorders. Biological Psychology, 134, 9-19. (IF: 399, Citations: 1, Independent Citations: 1)
  6. Bunford, N., Evans, S. W., & Langberg, J. M. (2018). Emotion dysregulation is associated with social impairment among young adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Attention Disorders, 22, 66-82. (IF: 779, Citations: 42, Independent Citations: 32)
  7. Bunford, N., Andics, A., Kis, A., Miklósi, Á., & Gácsi, M. (2017). Canis familiaris as a model for non-invasive comparative neuroscience, Trends in Neurosciences, 40(7), 438-452. (IF: 11.124, Citations: 8, Independent Citations: 1)
  8. Bunford, N., Roberts, J., Kennedy, A. E., & Klumpp, H. (2017). Neurofunctional correlates of behavioral inhibition system sensitivity during attentional control are modulated by perceptual load. Biological Psychology, 127, 10-17. (IF: 399, Citations: 7, Independent Citations: 3)
  9. Bunford, N., Kinney, K., Michael, J., & Klumpp, H. (2017). Threat distractor and perceptual load modulate test-retest reliability of anterior cingulate cortex response. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 77, 120-127. (IF: 361, Citations: 5, Independent Citations: 1)
  10. Bunford, N., Wymbs, B. T., Dawson, A. E., Shorey, R. C. (2017). Childhood maltreatment, emotional lability, and alcohol problems in college students at-risk for ADHD: Testing moderation and moderated moderation. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. DOI: 1080/02791072.2017.1325031. (IF: 1.775, Citations: 0, Independent Citations: 0)
  11. Bergner, R. M. & Bunford, N. (2017). Mental disorder is a disability concept, not a behavioral one: An empirical investigation. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology. (IF: 000, Citations: 5, Independent Citations: 4)
  12. Bunford, N., Evans, S. W., Zoccola, P., Owens, J. S., Flory, K. & Spiel, C. F. (2016). Correspondence between heart rate variability and emotion dysregulation in children, including children with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. (IF: 579, Citations: 7, Independent Citations: 5)
  13. Kujawa, A., Weinberg, A., Bunford, N., Fitzgerald, K. D., Hanna, G. L., Swain, J. E., Monk, C. S., Hajcak, G. & Phan, K. L. (2016). Error-related brain activity in youth and young adults with generalized or social anxiety disorder before and after treatment. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. (IF: 361, Citations: 15, Independent Citations: 13)
  14. Bunford, N., Kujawa, A., Fitzgerald, K., Monk, C. S., & Phan, K. L. (2016). Attenuated neural reactivity to happy faces is associated with rule-breaking and social problems in anxious youth. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1007/s00787-016-0883-9 (IF: 3.336, Citations: 9, Independent Citations: 6).
  15. Bunford, N., Kujawa, A., Fitzgerald, K., Swain, J. E., Hanna, G. L., Koschmann, E., Simpson, D., Connolly, S., Monk, C. S., & Phan, K. L. (2016). Neural reactivity to angry faces predicts treatment response in pediatric anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. DOI: 1007/s10802-016-0168-2 (IF: 3.579, Citations: 8, Independent Citations: 4)
  16. Wymbs, B. T., Dawson, A. E., Suhr, J. A., Bunford, N., & Gidycz, C. A. (2016). ADHD symptoms as risk factors for intimate partner violence perpetration and victimization among men and women in college. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. (IF: 1.579, Citations: 16, Independent Citations: 11)
  17. Bunford, N., Evans, S. W., & Wymbs, F. (2015). ADHD and Emotion Dysregulation among Children and Adolescents. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 18, 185-217. (IF: 3.146, Citations: 53, Independent Citations: 46)
  18. Bunford, N., Brandt, N., Golden, K., Dykstra, J., Owens, J. S., & Suhr, J. A. (2015). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms mediate the association between neuropsychological and social impairment among children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 133-147. (IF: 579, Citations: 34, Independent Citations: 33)
  19. Bunford, N., Evans, S. W., Becker, S. A., & Langberg, J. M. (2015). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and social skills in youth: A moderated mediation model of emotion dysregulation and depression. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 283-296. (IF: 579, Citations: 31, Independent Citations: 26)
  20. Evans, S. W., Owens, J. S., & Bunford, N. (2014). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 43, 527-551. (IF: 312, Citations: 290, Independent Citations: 260)
  21. Harrison, J. R., Bunford, N., Evans, S. W. & Owens, J. S. (2014). Classroom and test accommodations for students with EBD and ADHD: A systematic review of the literature. Review of Educational Research, 83, 551- (IF: 5.235, Citations: 80, Independent Citations: 66)
  22. Bergner, R. & Bunford, N. (2013). Suicide and impossible worlds.  In K. Davis & R. Bergner (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology (Vol. 10). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press. (IF: 160, Citations: 1, Independent Citations: 0)
  23. Evans, S. W., Brady, C. E., Harrison, J. R., Bunford, N., Kern, L., State, T. & Andrews, C. (2013). Measuring ADHD and ODD symptoms and impairment using high school teachers’ ratings. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42, 197-207. (IF: 312, Citations: 35, Independent Citations: 26)
  24. Bunford, N. & Bergner, R. (2012). Suicide and impossible worlds: An empirical investigation of worlds theory. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 33, 335-343. (IF: 482, Citations: 8, Independent Citations: 8)
  25. Brady, C. E., Evans, S. W., Berlin, K. S., Bunford, N., & Kern, L. (2012). Evaluating school impairment with adolescents: A psychometric evaluation of the classroom performance survey.  School Psychology Review, 41, 429-446. (IF: 280, Citations: 29, Independent Citations: 17)

Book Chapters

  1. Bunford, N. & Evans, S. W. (in press). Emotion regulation and social functioning in adolescence: Conceptualization and treatment. In J. R. Harrison (Ed.). School Mental Health Services for Adolescents.
  2. Bunford, N. (in press). Emotion regulation in adolescents with ADHD. In S. P. Becker (Ed.). ADHD in Adolescence: A Developmental Psychopathology Approach.

Book Reviews

Bunford, N. (2012). Review of Arsenio, W. F. and Lemerise, E. A. (Eds.). Emotions, aggression, and morality in children: Bridging development and psychopathology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Metapsychology, 16. Available athttp://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=6677&cn=396

Bunford, N. (2011). Review of Magnavita, J. J. (Ed.). Evidence-based treatment of personality dysfunction: Principles, methods, and processes. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Metapsychology, 15. Available athttp://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=6179&cn=390

Bunford, N. (2011). Review of Wilson, S. & Cumming, I. (2010). Psychiatry in prisons: A comprehensive handbook. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Metapsychology, 15. Available athttp://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=5904&cn=390

Bunford, N. (2010). Review of Mehlman, M. J. (2009). The price of perfection: Individualism and society in the era of biomedical enhancement. Metapsychology, 14.  Available at http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=5764&cn=135.

Bunford, N. (2007). Review of Illies, C. & Hosle, V. (2005). Darwinism and metaphysics. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press. Dialogue, Journal of Phi Sigma Tau, The International Honor Society for Philosophy, 50, 29-31.

Bunford, N. (2006). Review of Baumeister, R. (2005). The cultural animal. New York: Oxford University Press. Dialogue, Journal of Phi Sigma Tau, The International Honor Society for Philosophy, 49, 38-39.


ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, Emotion Review, Cerebral Cortex, European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology, Disability and Rehabilitation, Clinical Psychology Review, Polish Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Journal of Child and Family Studies, Journal of Research on Adolescence, Psychiatry Research, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, School Mental Health


Educational activity

February 2018 – Strategic Thinking for Scientific Writing

May 2014 – July 2014 PSY 120 Elementary Statistical Reasoning

Apr 2011 – June 2011 PSY 120 Elementary Statistical Reasoning

Nov 2010 – Jan 2011 PSY 374 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

Aug 2010 – Nov 2010 PSY 101 General Psychology


Research topics

My research interests pertain to the etiology, neural and physiological underpinnings, manifestations, and multi-method measurement of self- and emotion dysregulation associated with neurodevelopmental and behavioural disorders in adolescence. I am further interested in the relation among self- and emotion dysregulation and negative outcomes such as social impairment, substance abuse, and risky sex; as well as the way in which basic findings on these relations inform translational research.