Peer Reviewed Publications

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1. Blascovich, J., Mendes, W. B., Hunter, S. & Salomon, K. (1999). Social facilitation as challenge and threat. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 68-77.

2. Mendes, W. B., Blascovich, J., Major, B. & Seery, M. D. (2001). Challenge and threat responses during downward and upward social comparisons, European Journal of Social Psychology, 31, 477-497.

3. Blascovich, J., Mendes, W. B., Hunter, S., Lickel, B., & Kowai-Bell, N. (2001). Perceiver threat in social interactions with stigmatized others. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 253-267.

4. Mendes, W. B., Blascovich, J., Lickel, B., & Hunter, S. (2002). Challenge and threat during social interactions with White and Black men. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 939-952.

5. Allen, K., Blascovich, J., & Mendes, W. B. (2002). Cardiovascular reactivity and the presence of pets, friends, and spouses: The truth about cats and dogs. Psychosomatic Medicine, 64, 727-739.

6. Mendes, W. B., Reis, H., Seery, M.D., & Blascovich, J. (2003). Cardiovascular correlates of emotional expression and suppression: Do content and gender context matter? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 771-792.

7. Blascovich, J., Mendes, W. B., Tomaka, J., Salomon, K., & Seery, M.D. (2003). The robust nature of the biopsychosocial model of challenge and threat: A reply to Wright and Kirby. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 7, 234-243.

8. Weisbuch-Remington, M., Mendes, W. B., Seery, M D., & Blascovich, J. (2005). The nonconscious influence of religious symbols in motivated performance situations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 1203-1216.

9. Epel, E. S., Lin, J., Wilhelm, F., Wolkowitz, O. M., Cawthon, R., Adler, N., Dolbier, C., Mendes, W. B, & Blackburn, E. H. (2006). Cell aging in relation to stress arousal and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 31, 277-287.

10. Mendes, W. B., Blascovich, J., Hunter, S., Lickel, B., & Jost, J. (2007). Threatened by the unexpected: Physiological responses during social interactions with expectancy-violating partners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 698-716.

                  Winner of the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize for 2007

11. Mendes, W. B., *Gray, H., Mendoza-Denton, R., Major, B. & Epel, E. (2007). Why egalitarianism might be good for your health: Physiological thriving during stressful intergroup encounters. Psychological Science, 18, 991-998.

12. Nock, M. K. & Mendes, W. B. (2008). Physiological arousal, distress tolerance, and social problem solving deficits among adolescent self-injurers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 28-38.

13. Gramzow, R., *Willard, G., & Mendes, W. B. (2008). Big tales and cool heads: Academic exaggeration is related to cardiac vagal reactivity. Emotion, 8, 138-144.

14. Mendes, W. B., Major, B., McCoy, S., & Blascovich, J. (2008). How attributional ambiguity shapes physiological and emotional responses to social rejection and acceptance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 278-291.

15. *Gray, H., Mendes, W. B., **Denny-Brown, C. (2008). An in-group advantage in detecting intergroup anxiety. Psychological Science, 19, 1233-1237.

16. *Akinola, M. & Mendes, W. B. (2008). The dark side of creativity: Biological vulnerability and negative emotions lead to greater artistic creativity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1677-1686.

                  Winner of the SPSP best graduate student authored paper award 2008

17. *Navarrete, C. D., Olsson A., *Ho, A., Mendes, W. B., *Thomsen, L. & Sidanius, J. (2009). Fear extinction to an out-group face: The role of target gender. Psychological Science, 20, 155-158.

18. Schmader, T., Forbes, C. E., Zhang, S., & Mendes, W. B. (2009). A meta-cognitive perspective on the cognitive deficits experienced in intellectually threatening environments. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 584-596.

19. *Kassam, K., *Koslov, K., & Mendes, W. B. (2009). Decisions under distress: Stress profiles influence anchoring and adjustment. Psychological Science, 20, 1394-1399.

20. Kubzansky, L. D., Mendes, W. B., Appleton, A., Block, J. & Adler, G. (2009). Protocol for an experimental investigation of the roles of oxytocin and social support in neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and subjective responses to stress across age and gender, BMC Public Health, 9, 481, 1-17.

21. *Eliezer, D., Major, B., & Mendes, W. B. (2010). The costs of caring: Gender identification increases threat following exposure to sexism. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 159-165.

22. *Waugh, C. E., Panage, S., Mendes, W. B., & Gotlib, I. H. (2010). Cardiovascular and affective recovery from anticipatory threat. Biological Psychology, 84, 169-175.

23. *Jamieson, J., Mendes, W. B., **Blackstock, E. & Schmader, T. (2010). Turning the knots in your stomach into bows: Reappraising arousal improves performance on the GRE. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 208-212.

24. Mendes, W. B. (2010). Weakened links between mind and body in older age: The case for maturational dualism in the experience of emotion. Emotion Review, 2, 240-244.

25. *Page-Gould, E., Mendes, W. B., & Major, B. (2010). Intergroup contact facilitates physiological recovery following stressful intergroup interactions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 854-858.

26. *Townsend, S., Major, B.,*Sawyer, P., & Mendes, W. B. (2010). Can the absence of prejudice be more threatening than its presence? It depends on one’s worldview. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 933-947.

27. *Koslov, K., Mendes, W. B., **Patjas, P., & Pizzagalli, D. A. (2011). Asymmetry in resting intracortical activity as a buffer to social threat. Psychological Science, 22, 641-649.

28. *Eliezer, D., *Townsend, S. M., *Sawyer, P. J., Major, B., & Mendes, W. B. (2011). System justifying beliefs moderate the relationship between perceived discrimination and resting blood pressure. Social Cognition, 29, 303-321.

29. *Townsend, S. M., *Gangi, C., Major, B., & Mendes, W. B. (2011). From “in the air” to “under the skin”: Cortisol responses to social identity threat. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 151-164.

30. *Cushman, F., *Gray, K., **Gaffey, A., & Mendes, W. B. (2012). Simulating murder: The aversion to harming others. Emotion, 12, 2 - 7.

31. *Akinola, M. & Mendes, W. B. (2012). Stress-induced cortisol facilitates threat-related decision making among police officers. Behavioral Neuroscience, 126, 167-174.

32. *Jamieson, J. P., Nock, M. K., & Mendes, W. B. (2012). Mind over matter: Reappraising arousal improves cardiovascular and cognitive responses to stress. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141, 417-422.

33. Schmader, T., Croft, A., Scarnier, M., Lickel, B., & Mendes, W. B. (2012). Not in mixed company: Emotional reactions to observed prejudice. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15, 379-392.

34. *Sawyer, P., Major, B., *Casad, B. J., *Townsend, S., & Mendes, W. B. (2012). Discrimination and the stress response: Psychological and physiological consequences of anticipating prejudice in interracial interaction. American Journal of Public Health, 102, 1020-1026.

35. Kubzansky, L. D., Mendes, W. B., Appelton, A., Block, J., & Adler, G. K. (2012). A heartfelt response: Oxytocin and social stress. Biological Psychology, 90, 1-9.

36. *Jamieson, J.P., *Koslov, K., Nock, M.K., & Mendes, W. B. (2013). Experiencing discrimination increases risk-taking. Psychological Science, 24, 131-139.

37. Epel, E. S., Puterman, E., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., & Mendes, W. B. (2013). Wandering minds and aging cells. Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 75-83.

38. *Jamieson, J. P., Mendes, W. B., & Nock, M. K. (2013). Improving stress responses: The power of reappraisals. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22, 51-56.

39. Major, B., Mendes, W. B. & Dovidio, J. (2013). Intergroup relations and health disparities: A social psychological perspective. Health Psychology, 32, 514-524.

40. *Jamieson, J. P., Mendes, W. B., & Nock, M. K. (2013). Changing the conceptualization of stress in social anxiety disorder: Affective and physiological consequences. Clinical Psychological Science.

41. *Kassam, K. S. & Mendes, W. B. (2013). The effects of measuring emotion: Physiological reactions to emotional situations depend on whether someone is asking. PLoS ONE, 8, e64959.

42. Mendes, W. B. & *Koslov, K. (2013). Brittle smiles: Positive biases towards stigmatized and outgroup targets. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 923-933.

43. Ayduk, O., Gyurak, A., *Akinola, M., & Mendes, W. B. (2013). Consistency over flattery: Self-verification processes revealed in implicit and behavioral responses to feedback. Social and Personality Psychological Science 4, 538-545.

44.*Shenhav, A. & Mendes, W. B. (2014). Aiming for the stomach and hitting the heart: Dissociable triggers and sources for disgust reactions. Emotion, 14(2). 301-309

45. *Akinola, M. & Mendes, W. B (2013). It’s good to be the king: Neurobiological benefits of higher social standing. Social and Personality Psychological Science 00 (0). 1-9.

46.*Page-Gould, E., Mendoza-Denton, R. & Mendes, W. B. (2014). Stress and coping in interracial contexts: The influence of race-based rejection sensitivity and cross-group friendship in daily experiences of health. Journal of Social Issues, 70(2). 256-278.

47. *Townsend, S.S.M., *Eliezer, D., Major, B,. & Mendes, W. B. (2014). Influencing the world versus adjusting to constraints: Social class moderates responses to discrimination. Social and Personality Psychological Science, 5(2). 226-234.

48. *Waters, S. F., West, T., & Mendes, W. B. (2014). Stress contagion: Physiological covariation between mothers and infants. Psychological Science, 25(4), 934-942.

49. McLaughlin, K. A., Sheridan, M. A., Alves, S., & Mendes, W. B. (2014). Child Maltreatment and Autonomic Nervous System Reactivity. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76(7), 538-546.

50. Kraus, M. W. & Mendes, W. B. (2014). Sartorial symbols of social class elicit class-consistent behavioral and physiological responeses: A dyadic approach. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(6), 2330-2340.

51. Muhtadie, L., Koslov, K., Akinola, M., & Mendes, W. B. (2015). Vagal flexibility: A physiological predictor of social sensitivity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(1). 106-120.

52. Schmader, T., & Mendes, W.B. (2015). Putting feelings in a social context: Three case studies applying Gross's extended model of emotional regulation. Psychological Inquiry, 26, 119-122. 

53. Mendes, W. B. (2016). Looking for affective meaning in "multiple arousal" theory: A comment to Picard, Fedor, & Ayzenberg. Emotion Review, 8, 77-79.

54. Major, B., Kunstman, J. W., Malta, B. D., Sawyer, P. J., Townsend, S. S., & Mendes, W. B. (2016). Suspicion of motives and minorities' responses to positive feedback in interracial interactions. Journal of Experiemental Social Psychology, 62, 75-88.

55. Aschbacher, K., Derakhshandeh, R. **Flores, H., Narayan, S., Mendes, W. B., & Springer, M.L. (2016). Circulating angiogenic cell function is inhibited in vitro and associated with psychological stress and cortisol in vivo. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 67, 216-233.

56. Jamieson, J. P., & Mendes, W. B. (2016). Social Stress Facilitates Risk in Youths. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 467-485.

57. *Human, L.J, **Thorson, K. R., & Mendes, W. B. (2016). Interactive effects between extraversion and oxytocin administration: Implications for positive social processes. Social and Personality Psychological Science, 7, 735-744.

58. *Waters, S. F. & Mendes, W. B. (2016). Physiological and relational predictors of mother-infant behavioral coordination. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. doi:10.1007/s40750-016-0045-9

59. *Hagan, M. J., Bush, N., Mendes, W. B., Arenander, J., Cohodes, E., Epel, E. S., & Puterman, E. (2017). Childhood adversity is related to daily coping strategies among those who are sensitive to context. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 30, 163-175.

60. Gibson, C. J., Mendes, W. B., Schembri, M., Grady, D., & Huang, A. J. (2017). Cardiac autonomic function and hot flashes among perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Menopause, 24, 756-761.

61. *Human, L., *Thorson, K. R., Woolley, J., & Mendes, W. B. (2017). When two positives make a negative: Subtractive effects of pairing positive psychological and pharmacological inductions on emotions, social behavior and physiology. Hormones and Behavior, 90, 120-128.

62. *Waters, S. F., West, T. V., **Karnilowicz, H. K. & Mendes, W. B. (2017). Affect contagion between mothers and babies: Exploring the role of touch and valence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 1043-1051.

63. *Gordon, A., Mendes, W. B., & Prather, A. (2017). The social side of sleep: Elucidating the links between sleep and social processes. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26, 470-475.

64. West, T. V., *Page-Gould, E., *Koslov, K., Major, B., & Mendes, W. B. (2017). Contagious anxiety: Intergroup anxiety potentiates physiological influence. Psychological Science, 28, 1796-1806.

65. Ferrer, R. & Mendes, W. B. (2018). Emotion, health decision making, and health behavior. Psychology and Health, 33, 1-16.

66. *Human, L. J., Woolley, J., & Mendes, W. B. (2018). Intrapersonal benefits of receiving help and oxytocin administration. Emotion.

67. Eckland, N. S., *Leyro, T. M., Mendes, W.B., & *Thompson, R. J. (2018). A multi-method investigation of the association between emotional clarity and empathy. Emotion, 18, 638-645.

68. *Park, J., **Flores, A., Aschbacher, K. & Mendes, W. B. (2018). Is anger expression bad for African Americans’ health? The moderating role of chronic discrimination. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 24, 303-318.

69. Thorson, K. R., Mendes, W. B., & West, T. V. (in press). A stability and influence approach to measuring physiological linkage in dyads. Psychological Methods.

70. Epel, E. S., Prather, A. A., Croswell, A., Slavich, G., Puterman, E., & Mendes, W. B. (2018). More than a feeling: A unified view of stress measurement for population science. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, Special Issue honoring Bruce McEwen, 49, 146-169.

71. *Human, L. J. & Mendes, W. B. (2018). Cardiac vagal flexibility and accurate personality impressions: Examining a physiological correlate of the good judge. Journal of Personality.

72. Fu, P., Gibson, C. J., Mendes, W. B., Schembri, M., Grady, D., & Huang, A. J. (in press). Anxiety, depression, and cardiac autonomic function in peri- and postmenopausal women with hot flashes: A brief report. Menopause.

73. Hecht, F. M., Moran, M.D., Moskowitz, J., Epel. E.S, Bacchetti, P., Acree, M., Kemeny, M.E., Mendes, W.B, Duncan, L.G., Weng, H., Levy, J.A., & Folkman, S. (in press). A randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction in HIV infection. Brian, Behavior, and Immunity.

74. **Karnilowicz, H. R., *Waters, S. F., & Mendes, W. B. (in press). Not in front of the kids: Effects of parental suppression on socialization behaviors during a cooperative parent-child interaction. Emotion.

75. *Gordon, A., **Del Rosario, R., **Flores, A., Mendes, W.B., & Prather, A.A. (in press). Social rejection and sleep: A field study and experimental study exploring the reciprocal influences of rejection and sleep. Psychosomatic Medicine.

76. Eckland, N. S., *Leyro, T. M., Mendes, W. B., & *Thompson, R. J. (in press). Signals observers use to detect targets’ affective responses during social stress tasks: The role of voice and physiology in emotion detection. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior.

77. Thorson, K., West, T. V., & Mendes, W. B. (revise-resubmit). Controlling the uncontrolled: Incidental experimenter effects on physiologic reactivity. Psychological Science.

78. *Ballard, P.J., **Flores, A. J., *Muscatell, K. A., Hoyt, L. T., & Mendes, W. B. (revise-resubmit). The effects of civic empowerment on civic, well-being, and physiological outcomes in young adults: An experimental study of civic engagement.

79. Daubenmier, J., Epel, E., Kemeny, M., Moran, P., Thompson, Mason, A., Acree, M., Goldman, Kristeller, J., Hecht, F. & Mendes, W. B. (submitted). A randomized controlled trial of a mindfulness-based intervention on cardiovascular reactivity to social-evaluative threat among adults with obesity.

80. Thorson, K. R., Dumitru, O. D., West, T. V., & Mendes, W. B. (submitted). Persuasive skill overrides status in predicting physiological linkage and perceptions of leadership within groups.

81. *Waters, S. F., *Human, L. J., **Karnilowicz, H. R., Lee, S., & Mendes, W. B. (submitted). Parents’ accurate perceptions of child. 

82. Thorson, K. R., Dumitru, O. D., West, T. V., & Mendes, W. B. (submitted). Persuasive skill overrides status in predicting physiological linkage and perceptions of leadership within groups.

83. *Waters, S. F., **Karnilowicz, H. R., West, T. V., & Mendes, W. B. (submitted). Leaky emotions: Effects of parents’ emotion suppression on children’s affective, behavioral, and physiologic responses.

84. Puterman, E., Weiss, J., Gemmill, A., Karasek, D., Mendes, W. B., & Rehkopt, D. (submitted). Predicting mortality among older adults in the United States: A prospective analysis of 56 economic, behavioral, social, and psychological factors.

85. * Crosswell, A. D., Whitehurst, L., & Mendes, W. B. (in preparation). Does acute stress amplify decrements in executive functioning in older versus midlife adults?

86. *Weissman, D. G. & Mendes, W. B. (submitted). Patterns and individual differences in autonomic balance during rest and acute stress tasks.  

Review Articles and chapters

1. Blascovich, J. & Mendes, W. B. (2000). Challenge and threat appraisals: The role of affective cues. In Forgas, J. (Ed.). Feeling and thinking: The role of affect in social cognition (pp. 59-82). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

2. Blascovich, J., Mendes, W. B., Hunter, S., & Lickel, B. (2000). Stigma, threat, and social interactions. In: Heatherton, Kleck, Hebl, & Hull (Eds.). The social psychology of stigma (pp. 307-333). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

3. Blascovich, J., Mendes, W. B., & Seery, M.D. (2002). Intergroup encounters and threat: A multimethod approach. In D. M. Mackie & E. R. Smith (Eds.). From prejudice to intergroup emotions: Differentiated reactions to social groups (pp. 89-109). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

4. Mendes, W. B. (2007). Social Facilitation. Encyclopedia of social psychology, R. Baumeister & K. Vohs (Eds).

5. Mendes, W. B. (2009). Assessing the autonomic nervous system. In: E. Harmon-Jones and J.S. Beer (Eds.) Methods in social neuroscience, (pp.118-147). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

6. Blascovich, J. & Mendes, W. B. (2010). Social psychophysiology and embodiment. In: S. T. Fiske, Gilbert, D. T., Lindzey, G. (Eds.). The handbook of social psychology, 5th Edition (pp. 194-227). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

7. Mendes, W. B. & *Jamieson, J. (2012). Embodied stereotype threat: Exploring brain and body mechanisms underlying performance impairments (pp. 51-68). In: M. Inzlicht & T. Schmader (Eds.). Stereotype threat: Theory, process, and application. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

8. Mendes, W. B. (2013). Inspired by the question not the measure: Exploiting neurobiological responses in the service of intergroup research. In N. Ellemers, D. Scheepers, and B. Derks (Eds). Social Neuroscience of Prejudice.

9. Mendes, W. B. & *Park, J. (2014). Neurobiological Concomitants of Motivational States. In Advances in Motivational Science (pg. 233-270). Academic Press.

10. Mendes, W. B. (2016). Emotion and the Autonomic Nervous System. In L. E. Barrett, M. Lewis, & J. Haviland-Jones (Eds.). Handbook of Emotions, 4th edition. New York: NY: Guilford Press.

11. Mendes, W. B. & *Muscatell, K. A. (2017). Affective responses as mediators of the relationship between stigma and health. In B. Major, J. Dovidio, & B. Link (Eds). The Oxford handbook of stigma, discrimination, and health (pp. 265-283). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

12. Mendes, W. B. (in press). Emotion. In R. Baumeister & E. Finkel (Eds). Advanced Social Psychology.

13. *Gordon, A. M., Mendes, W. B., & Prather, A. A. (in press). Sleep and Social Processes. In: Z. Krizan (Ed.). Sleep.