Imperial College London

DrNejraVan Zalk

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering








Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Thompson, T., Van Zalk, N., Marshall, C., Sargeant, M., & Stubbs, B. (2019). Social anxiety increases visible anxiety signs during social encounters but does not impair performance. BMC Psychology, 7, 1-9. 

Thompson, T., Kaminska, M., Marshall, C., & Van Zalk, N. (2019). Evaluation of the Social Phobia Scale and Social Interaction Anxiety Scale as assessments of performance and interaction anxiety. Psychiatry Research, 273, 725-731. 

Van Zalk, N., & Smith, R. (2019). Internalizing subgroups of homeless adults: Investigating links between perceived ostracism and need-threat. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. 

Van Zalk, N., & Van Zalk, M. (2019). Longitudinal links between adolescent social anxiety and depressive symptoms: Testing the mediational effects of cybervictimization. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 50, 186-197. 

Van Zalk, N., Tillfors, M., & Trost, K. (2018). Mothers' and fathers' worry and over-control: One step closer to understanding early adolescent social anxiety. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 49, 917-927. 

Van Zalk, N., & Van Zalk, M. (2017). Early adolescent disclosure and parental knowledge regarding online activities: Social anxiety and parental rule-setting as moderators. Current Psychology, 1-12.

Van Zalk, N., & Tillfors, M. (2017). Co-rumination moderates the link between social anxiety and depressive symptoms in early adolescence. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 11, 1-12. 

Van Zalk, N., Lamb, M. E., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2017). Does shyness vary according to attained social roles? Trends across age groups in a large British sample. Journal of Personality, 85, 830–840.  

Van Zalk, N. (2016). Social anxiety moderates the links between excessive chatting and compulsive Internet use. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 10 (3), article 3. 

Van Zalk, M. H. W., & Van Zalk, N. (2015). Violent peer influence: The roles of self-esteem and psychopathic traits. Development and Psychopathology, 27(4), 1077-1088. 

Tillfors, M., & Van Zalk, N. (2015). Easier to accelerate than to slow down: Contributions of developmental neurobiology for the understanding of adolescent social anxiety. In K. Ranta (Ed.), Social anxiety and phobia in adolescents: Development, manifestation and intervention strategies (pp. 71-94). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Van Zalk, N., & Van Zalk, M. H. W. (2015). The importance of perceived support by friends and parents for adolescent social anxiety. Journal of Personality, 83(3), 346-360.  

Mörtberg, E., Tillfors, M., Van Zalk, N., & Kerr, M. (2014). An atypical anxious-impulsive pattern of social anxiety disorder in an adult clinical population. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 55(4), 350-356. 

Tillfors, M., Van Zalk, N., & Kerr, M. (2013). Investigating a socially anxious-impulsive subgroup of adolescents: A prospective community study. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 54, 267-73. 

Tillfors, M., Mörtberg, E., Van Zalk, N., & Kerr, M. (2013). Inhibited and impulsive subgroups of socially anxious young adults: Their depressive symptoms and life satisfaction. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 03, 195-201.

Van Zalk, M. H. W., Van Zalk, N., Kerr, M., & Stattin, H. (2013). Influences between online-exclusive, conjoint and offline-exclusive friendship networks: The moderating role of shyness. European Journal of Personality, 8(2), 134–146.

Van Zalk, M. H., Kerr, M., Van Zalk, N., & Stattin, H. (2012). Xenophobia and tolerance toward immigrants in adolescence: Cross-influence processes within friendships. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 679-639. 

Van Zalk, N., Van Zalk, M. H. W., & Kerr, M. (2011). Socialization of social anxiety in adolescent crowds. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 1239-1249. 

Van Zalk, N., Van Zalk, M., Kerr, M., & Stattin, H. (2011). Social anxiety as a basis for friendship selection and socialization in adolescents’ social networks. Journal of Personality, 79, 499-526.  

Van Zalk, N., Kerr, M., & Tilton-Weaver, L. C. (2011). Shyness as a moderator of the link between advanced maturity and early adolescent risk behavior. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 52, 341-353.  

Van Zalk, N., & Kerr, M. (2011). Shy adolescents’ perceptions of parents’ psychological control and emotional warmth: Examining bidirectional links. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 57, 375-401. 

Bešić, N., & Kerr, M. (2009). Punks, Goths, and other eye-catching peer crowds: Do they fulfill a function for shy youths? Journal of Research on Adolescence, 19, 113-121. 

Muñoz, L. C., Kerr, M., & Bešić, N. (2008). The peer relationships of youths with psychopathic personality traits: A matter of perspective. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 32, 212-227.