Below are the articles authored by Elaine Aron and her collaborators. Two overviews that include more related articles by other authors are in the Aron et al 2012 PSPR?and the Greven et al 2019 Neurosci & BioBeh R .?As the 2019 review becomes more out of date you can find the latest articles by searching PsychInfo (if you have it through a library) or Google Scholar for “sensitivity,” “environmental sensitivity,” or “sensory processing sensitivity” as well as related ideas such as “biological sensitivity to context” and “orienting sensitivity.”? Elaine plans to keep this list updated, but it will not be fully inclusive of every article about or related to sensory processing sensitivity.? Another very helpful site about the research, but also not listing every single article, is Sensitivity Research
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Aron, E. N., Aron, A., Nardone, N., & Zhou, S. (2019). Sensory Processing Sensitivity and the Subjective Experience of Parenting: An Exploratory Study.?Family Relations.
Lionetti, F., Aron, E. N., Aron, A., Klein, D. N., & Pluess, M. (2019). Observer-rated environmental sensitivity moderates children’s response to parenting quality in early childhood.?Developmental psychology.
Greven, C., Lionetti, F., Boothe, C., Aron, E., Fox. E., Schendang, H., Pluess, M., Bruining, H., Acevedo, B., Bijttebier, P., and Homberga, J. (2019), Sensory Processing Sensitivity in the context of Environmental Sensitivity: A critical review and development of research agenda. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. Volume 98,?March 2019, 287-305
Acevedo B, Aron E, Pospos S, Jessen D. (2018), Review: The functional highly sensitive brain: a review of the brain circuits underlying sensory processing sensitivity and seemingly related disorders. Philosophical Transactions, B 373: 20170161.
Lionetti, F., Aron, A., Aron, E. N., Burns, G. L., Jagiellowicz, J. and Pluess, M. (2018). Dandelions, tulips and orchids: evidence for the existence of low-sensitive, medium-sensitive and high-sensitive individuals. Translational Psychiatry, 8, Article: 24
Acevedo, B. P., Jagiellowicz, J., Aron, E., Marhenke, R., & Aron, A. (2017). Sensory processing sensitivity and childhood quality’s effects on neural responses to emotional stimuli.?Clinical Neuropsychiatry, (6).
Pluess, M., Assary, E., Lionetti, F., Lester, K. J., Krapohl, E., Aron, E. N., & Aron, A. (2018). Environmental sensitivity in children: Development of the Highly Sensitive Child Scale and Identification of Sensitivity Groups.?Developmental psychology,?54(1), 51.
Bianca P. Acevedo, B., Aron, E., Aron, A., Sangster, M., Collins, N., & Brown, L. (2014) The highly sensitive brain: An fMRI study of sensory?processing sensitivity and response to others’ emotions. Brain and Behavior, 4, 580-594.
Aron, E. N. (2012). Temperament in psychotherapy: Reflections on clinical practice with the trait of sensitivity. In M. Zentner & R. Shiner?(Eds.), Handbook of temperament?(pp. 645-670). New York: Guilford.
Aron, E., Aron A., and Jagiellowicz, J. (2012) Sensory processing sensitivity: A review in the light of the evolution of biological responsivity.?Personality and Social Psychology Review,16, 262-282.
Abstract is online and free.?Full text can be gotten through subscribing or if you have a link to an academic library.
Jagiellowicz, J., Aron, A., & Aron, E. N. (2012). Relationship between the temperament trait of sensory processing sensitivity and emotional reactivity. Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal, 44(2), 185-199.
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Aron, A., Aron, E., Jagiellowicz, J., Xu, X., Cao, G., Feng, T., & Weng, X. (2010) The trait of sensory processing sensitivity and neural responses to changes in visual scenes.?Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience,?6, 38-47.
Aron, A., Ketay, S., Hedden, T., Aron, E. N., Markus, H. R., & Gabrieli, J. D. E. (2010) Temperament trait of sensory processing sensitivity moderates cultural differences in?neural response.?Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience,?6, 38-47.
Aron, E., (2006) The clinical implications of Jung’s concept of sensitiveness, Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice,?8, 11-43.
Aron, E. N., Aron, A., & Davies, K. (2005). Adult shyness: The interaction of temperamental sensitivity and an adverse childhood environment.?Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin,?31, 181-197.
Aron, E. N. (2004). Revisiting Jung’s concept of innate sensitiveness.?Journal of Analytical Psychology,?49, 337-367.
Aron, E. N. (2004). The impact of temperament on intimacy and closeness. In?The Handbook of Closeness and Intimacy. Eds. D. Mashek and A. Aron (pp. 267-283). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Aron, E. N. (2000). High sensitivity as one source of fearfulness and shyness: Preliminary research and clinical implications. In L. Schmidt & J. Schulkin (Eds.),?Extreme fear, shyness, and social phobia: Origins, biological mechanisms, and clinical outcomes?(pp. 251-272). New York: Oxford University Press.
Aron, E. N. (1996). Counseling the highly sensitive person.?Counseling and Human Development,?28, 1-7.
(This article contains the HSP scale and its development.)
Aron, E. & Aron, A. (1997). Sensory-processing sensitivity and its relation to introversion and emotionality,?Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73, 345-368.
Articles by Others That Are Especially Relevant
Carr, Michelle and Nielsen, Tore (2017).?A novel Differential Susceptibility framework for the study of nightmares: Evidence for trait sensory processing sensitivity. Clinical Psychology Review
Slagt, Meike; Semon Dubas, Judith; Aken, Marcel;? Ellis, Bruce; and Dekovi?, Maja (2017).?Sensory Processing Sensitivity as a Marker of Differential Susceptibility to Parenting.?Developmental Psychology
Pluess, Michael and Boniwell, Ilona (2015).?Sensory-Processing Sensitivity Predicts Treatment Response?to a School-Based Depression Prevention Program: Evidence of Vantage Sensitivity.?Personality and Individual Differences
Pluess, M., & Belsky, J. (2013). Vantage sensitivity: Individual differences in
response to positive experiences. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 901-916.
Bakker, Kaitlyn and Moulding, Richard (2012).?Sensory-Processing Sensitivity, Dispositional Mindfulness and Negative?Psychological Symptoms. Personality and Individual Differences
Belsky, J. & Pluess, M. (2009). Beyond diathesis stress: Differential susceptibility to environmental influences.?Psychological Bulletin, 135, 885–908.
Belsky, J. et al. (2009). Vulnerability genes or plasticity genes??Molecular Psychiatry, 14, 746-754.
Wolf, M., Van Doorn, G. S., & Weissing, F. J. (2008). Evolutionary emergence of responsive?and unresponsive personalities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105(41),