Valerie F. Reyna Publications

News Articles:

  • Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (2013). BBCSS member spotlight. BBCSS Newsletter. Retrieved from
  • Booker, K. (2013). A window into the brain. Human Ecology Magazine. Retrieved from .
  • KCOY12 Central Coast News - Santa Barbara, C (2012). Professor explains deadly 'choking game' logic. KCOY12 Central Coast News Retrieved April 19, 2012 from
  • Brody, J. (2007). Teenage Risks and How to Avoid Them. The New York Times. Retrieved April 6, 2010 from
  • Herbert, W. (2006). Go Ahead, I Dare You. Newsweek Web Exclusive. Retrieved April 6, 2010, from

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • Bruck-Renck, P. G., Nolte, J., & Reyna, V. F. (2017). Numeracy in health and risk messaging. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/978019028613.013.354.
  • Brainerd, C. J., Reyna, V. F., Gomes, C. F. A., Kenney, A. E., Gross, C. J., Taub, E. S., Spreng, R. N., & Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2013). Dual-retrieval models and neurocognitive impairment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0034057. view abstract.
  • Fagerlin, A., Pignone, M., Abhyankar, P., Col, N., Feldman-Stewart, D., Gavaruzzi, T., Kryworuchko, J., Levin, C. A., Pieterse, A. H., Reyna, V. F., Stiggelbout, A., Scherer, L. D., Wills, C., & Witteman, H. O. (2013). Clarifying values: An updated review. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13 (Suppl 2): S8. view abstract.
  • Reyna, V. F., Chaudhry, S., Brust-Renck, P. G., Wilhelms, E. A., & Royer, C. E. (2013). Risk taking. Oxford Bibliographies Online Psychology. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199828340-0007.
  • Reyna, V. F. (2004). Language: The best acts of mind. PsycCRITIQUES. [Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, (1996), 41(6), 566-567.] Review.
  • Brainerd, C. J., Payne, D. G., Wright, R., & Reyna, V. F. (2003). Phantom recall. Journal of Memory and Language, 48, 445-467. doi:10.1016/S0749-596X(02)00501-6. view abstract.


Book Chapters:

  • Chick, C. F., Pardo, S. T., Reyna, V. F., & Goldman, D. G. (2017). Decision Making (Individuals). In Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology (pp. 1-10). Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.06393-8 .
  • Brust-Renck, P. G., Reyna, V. F., Corbin, J. C., Royer, C. E., & Weldon, R. B. (2014). The role of numeracy in risk communication.. In H. Cho, T. Reimer, & K. A. McComas (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of risk communication (pp. 134-145). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • Holliday, R.E., Humphries, J.E., Brainerd, C.J., & Reyna, V.R. (2012). Interviewing vulernable witnesses. In G. Davies & A. Beech, Forensic psychology: Crime, justice, law, interventions, 2nd Ed. (pp. 115-133). Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons.
  • Reyna, V.F. (2012). Across the lifespan. In Fischhoff, B., Brewer, N.T., Downs, J.S. (Eds.), Communicating risks and benefits: An evidence-based user's guide (pp. 111-119). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from view abstract.
  • Reyna, V.F. (2012). Preface. In V.F. Reyna, S. Chapman, M. Dougherty, & J. Confrey (Eds.),The adolescent brain: Learning, reasoning, and decision making (pp. xv-xviii). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Reyna, V. F. (2005). Federal policy and scientific research. In J. S. Carlson, & J. R. Levin (Eds.), The no child left behind legislation: Educational research and federal funding (pp. 135-150). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
  • Reyna, V. F., Brainerd, C. J., Effken, J., Bootzin, R., & Lloyd, F. J. (2001). The psychology of human computer mismatches. In C. Wolfe (Ed.), Learning and teaching on the world wide web (pp. 23-44). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.