Close Relationships Laboratory 

Lab Publications

2017 and In Press

Vrana, S. R., Vrana, D., Penner, L. A., Eggly, S., Slatcher, R. B., & Hagiwara, N. (In press). LSA application to the assessment

     of patient-physician communication. Social Science & Medicine.

Ellis, D. A., Carcone, A. I., Sibinga, E., & Slatcher, R.B. (in press). Feasibility of mindfulness-based stress reduction for older

     adolescents and young adults with poorly controlled Type 1 diabetes. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine.

Tasfiliz, D., Selcuk, E., Gunaydin, G., Slatcher, R. B., Corriero, E., & Ong, A.D. (in press). Patterns of perceived partner

     responsiveness and well-being in Japan and the United States. Journal of Family Psychology. 

Briskin, J. L., Kopetz, C. E., Fitzsimons, G. M., & Slatcher, R. B. (in press) For better or for worse? Outsourcing self-regulation

     and goal pursuit. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Imami, L., Zilioli, S., Tobin, E. T., Saleh, D. J., Kane, H. S., & Slatcher, R. B. (in press). Youth secrets are associated with 

     poorer sleep and asthma symptoms via negative affect. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. [PDF]

Zilioli, S., Slatcher, R. B., Fritz, H., Booza, J. C., & Cutchin, M. P. (2017). Neighborhood disadvantage and hair cortisol

     among older urban African Americans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 80, 36-38.

Welker, K. M., & Slatcher, R. B., (in press). Looking at dyads: A primer on actor-partner analysis in marriage research. In C.C. 

     Weisfeld, G.E., Weisfeld, & L. M. Dillon (Eds.), The Psychology of Marriage: An Evolutionary View across Cultures

     Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Zilioli, S., Ellis, D. A., Carré, J., & Slatcher, R. B. (2017). Biopsychosocial pathways linking subjective socioeconomic

     disadvantage to glycemic control in youths with Type I diabetes. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 78, 222-228.

Stanton, S. C. E., Zilioli, S., Briskin, J. L., Imami, L., Tobin, E. T., Wildman, D. E.,… & Slatcher, R. B. (in press). Mothers’

     attachment is linked to their children’s anti-inflammatory gene expression via maternal warmth. Social Psychological and

     Personality Science.

Slatcher, R. B., & Selcuk, E. (2017). A social psychological perspective on the links between close relationships and health.

     Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26, 16-21. [PDF]

Zilioli, S., Imami, L., & Slatcher, R. B. (in press). Socioeconomic status and health-related biology. In C. D. Ryff & R. F.

     Krueger (Eds.), Oxford handbook of integrated health science. New York: Oxford University Press.

Hagiwara, N., Slatcher, R. B., Eggly, S., & Penner, L. A. (2017). Physician racial bias and word use during

     racially discordant medical interactions. Health Communication, 32, 401–408. doi: 0.1080/10410236.2016.1138389 [PDF]

Ketay, S., Welker, K. M., & Slatcher, R. B. (2017). The roles of testosterone and cortisol in friendship formation.

     Psychoneuroendocrinology, 76, 88-96. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.11.022 [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B., & Schoebi, D. (2017). Protective processes underlying the links between marital quality and physical

     health. Current Opinion in Psychology, 13, 148–152. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2016.09.002 [PDF]

Zilioli, S.,  Slatcher, R. B., Chi, P., Li, X., Zhao, J.,  & Zhao, G. (2017). The impact of daily and trait loneliness on diurnal

     cortisol and sleep among children affected by parental HIV/AIDS. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 75, 64–71.

     doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.10.012 [PDF]

Selcuk, E., Stanton, S. C. E., Slatcher, R. B., & Ong, A. D. (2017). Perceived partner responsiveness predicts better sleep

      quality through lower anxiety. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 83-92. doi: 10.1177/1948550616662128 [PDF]

Zilioli, S., Imami, L., & Slatcher, R. B. (2017). Socioeconomic status, perceived control, diurnal cortisol, and physical

     symptoms: A moderated mediation model. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 75, 36-43. 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.09.025 [PDF]


Zilioli, S. Slatcher, R. B., Chi, P., Li, X., Zhao, J., & Zhao, G. (2016). Childhood adversity, self-esteem, and diurnal cortisol

     profiles across the lifespan. Psychological Science, 27, 1249-1265. 10.1177/0956797616658287 [PDF]

Tong, S., Hancock, J., & Slatcher, R. B. (2016). Online dating system design and relational decision-making: Choice,

     algorithms, and control. Personal Relationships, 23, 645-662. doi: 10.1111/pere.12158 [PDF]

Zilioli, S., Imami, L., & Slatcher, R. B. (2016).  The impact of negative family-work spillover on diurnal cortisol. 

     Health Psychology, 35, 1164-1167. doi: 10.1037/hea0000380 [PDF]

Tobin, E. T., & Slatcher, R. B. (2016). Religious participation predicts diurnal cortisol profiles 10 years later via lower levels

     of religious struggle. Health Psychology, 35, 1356-1363. doi: 10.1037/hea0000372 [PDF]

Tobin, E. T., Zilioli, S., Imami, L., Kane, H.S., Saleh, D. J., & Slatcher, R. B. (2016). Neighborhood stress, depressive

     symptoms, and asthma morbidity in youth. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41, 952-960. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsw012 [PDF]

Abbas, T., Zilioli, S., Tobin, E. T., Imami, L., Kane, H.S., Saleh, D. J., & Slatcher, R. B. (2016). Youth reports of parents’

     romantic relationship quality: Links to physical health. Health Psychology, 35, 927-934. doi: 0.1037/hea0000354 [PDF]


Zilioli, S., Slatcher, R. B., Ong, A. D., & Gruenewald, T. (2015). Purpose in life predicts allostatic load ten

     years later. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 79, 451–457. [PDF]

Tobin, E.T.,  Kane, H. S., Saleh, D. J., Wildman, D. E., Breen, E. C., Secord, E., & Slatcher, R. B. (2015). Asthma-related

      immune responses in youth with asthma: Associations with maternal responsiveness and expressions of positive and

      negaive affect in daily life. Psychosomatic Medicine, 77, 892–902. [PDF]

Zilioli, S., Imami, L., & Slatcher, R. B. (2015). Life satisfaction moderates the impact of socioeconomic status on diurnal

      cortisol slope. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 60, 91–95. DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.06.010. [PDF]

Bogg, T., & Slatcher, R. B. (2015). Activity mediates conscientiousness' relationship to diurnal cortisol slope in a national 

      sample. Health Psychology, 34, 1195-1199. [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B., Selcuk, E., & Ong, A. D. (2015). Perceived partner responsiveness predicts diurnal cortisol profiles 10 years

      later. Psychological Science, 26, 972-982. DOI: 0.1177/0956797615572904 [PDF]

Chi, P., Slatcher, R. B., Li, X., Zhao, J., Zhao, G., Ren, X., Zhu, J., & Stanton, B. (2015). Perceived stigmatization,

      resilience, and diurnal cortisol rhythm among children of parents living with HIV. Psychological Science, 26, 843-852. DOI: 

      10.1177/0956797615572904. [PDF]

Eggly, S., Manning, M., Slatcher, R. B., Berg, R. L., Wessel, D. L., Newth, C. J. L., Shanley, T. P., Harrison, R., Dalton, H.,

      Dean, J. M., Doctor, A., Jenkins, T., and Meert, K. L. (2015). Language analysis as a window to bereaved parents'

      emotions during a parent-physician bereavement meeting. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 34, 181-199. [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B., Chi, P. & Li, X., Zhao, J., Zhao, G., Ren, X., Zhu, J., & Stanton, B. (2015). Associations between coping

      and diurnal cortisol among children affected by parental HIV/AIDS. Health Psychology, 34, 802-810. DOI: 

      10.1037/hea0000169. [PDF]

Tobin, E.T.,  Kane, H. S., Saleh, D. J., Naar-King, S., Poowuttikul, P., Secord, E., Pierantoni, W., Simon, V., & Slatcher, R. B.

      (2015). Naturalistically-observed conflict and youth asthma symptoms. Health Psychology, 34, 622-631. DOI: 

      10.1037/hea0000138. [PDF]

Imami, L., Tobin, E. T., Kane, H. S., Saleh, D. J., Lupro, T. H., & Slatcher, R. B. (2015). Effects of socioeconomic

      status on maternal and child positive behaviors in daily life among youth with asthma. Journal of Pediatric

      Psychology, 40, 55-65. [PDF]


Lumley, M. A., Arnetz, B. B., Wiholm, C., Slatcher, R. B., Sandmark, H., Wang, S., Hytter, A., & Shi, W. (2014). The

      relationship of chronic and momentary work stress to cardiac reactivity in women managers: Feasibility of a smart 

      phone-assisted assessment system. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 512-518. [PDF]

Welker, K. M., Baker, L., Padilla, A., Holmes, H., Aron, A., & Slatcher, R. B. (2014). Effects of self-disclosure and 

      responsiveness between couples on passionate love within couples. Personal Relationships, 21, 692-708. [PDF] [USA Today]
    [Time] [NY Daily News] [Toronto Sun] [US News]

Kane, H. S., Slatcher, R. B., Reynolds, B. M., Repetti, R. L., & Robles, T. F. (2014). Daily self-disclosure and sleep in

      couples. Health Psychology, 33, 813-822. [PDF]

Welker, K. M., Slatcher, R. B., Baker, L., & Aron, A. (2014). Creating positive outgroup attitudes through intergroup couple

      friendships and implications for compassionate love. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31, 707-726. [PDF]

Robles, T. R., Slatcher, R. B., Trombello, J. M., & McGinn, M. M. (2014). Marital quality and health: A meta-analytic
     review. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 140-187. [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B. (2014). Family relationships and cortisol in everyday life. In C. R. Agnew and S. C. South (Eds.),

      Interpersonal Relationships and Health: Social and Clinical Psychological Mechanisms (pp. 71-88). [PDF]


Loving, T. J., & Slatcher, R.B. (2013). Romantic relationships and health. In J. Simpson & L. Campbell (Eds.), 

      The Oxford Handbook of Close Relationships (pp. 617-637). Oxford: New York. [PDF]

Pardo, Y., Weisfeld, C., Hill, E., & Slatcher, R. B. (2013). Machismo and marital satisfaction in Mexican

      American couples. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, 257-273. [PDF]

Tobin, E. T., Slatcher, R.B., & Robles, T.F. (2013). Family relationships and physical health. In M. Newman &

      N. Roberts (Eds.), Health and Social Relationships: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated (pp. 145-165). Washington, DC:       American Psychological Association. [PDF]


Slatcher, R. B., & Trentacosta, C. J. (2012). Influences of parent and child negative emotionality on young 

      children's everyday behaviors. Emotion, 12, 932-942. [PDF]

Slatcher, R.B., & Robles, T.F. (2012). Preschoolers’ everyday conflict at home and diurnal cortisol patterns. 

      Health Psychology, 31, 834-838. [PDF] [SUPPL]

Slatcher, R. B., & Trentacosta, C. J. (2011). A naturalistic observation study of the links between parental depressive

      symptoms and preschoolers' behaviors in everyday life. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 444-448. [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B., Mehta, P.H., & Josephs, R.H. (2011). Testosterone and self-reported dominance interact to

      influence human mating behavior. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 22, 39-44[PDF] [Men's Health]
      [Psychology Today]

Ireland, M. E., Slatcher, R. B., Eastwick, P. W., Scissors, L. E., Finkel, E. J., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2011).

      Language style matching predicts relationship initiation and stability. Psychological Science, 22, 39-44. [PDF] [USA Today]       [Science News] [Reuters] [Discorvery News]


Slatcher, R. B., Robles, T. R., Repetti, R. L., & Fellows, M. D. (2010). Momentary work worries, marital 

       disclosure and salivary cortisol among parents of young children. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72, 887-896. [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B. (2010). Marital functioning and physical health: Implications for social and personality 

       psychology. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4, 455-469. [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B. (2010). When Harry and Sally met Dick and Jane: Experimentally creating closeness between

       couples. Personal Relationships, 17, 279–297. [PDF] [Time] [Parade] [Wall Street Journal] [Men's Health]
      [Detroit Free Press]

Slatcher, R. B., & Vazire, S. (2009). Effects of global and contextualized personality on relationship

      satisfaction. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 624-633[PDF]

Slatcher, R. B. (2009). Language usage in relationships. In Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher (Eds.),

      Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (pp. 959-962). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [PDF]


Slatcher, R. B., Vazire, S., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2008). Am “I” more important than “We”? Couples’ word

      use in Instant Messages. Personal Relationships, 15, 407–424. [PDF] [Live Science] [NBC]

Mehl, M. R., Vazire, S., Ramírez-Esparza, N., Slatcher, R. B., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2007). Are women

      really more talkative than men? Science, 317, 82. [link] [Science News] [NYT] [Washington Post] [Reuters] [NPR] [CNN]
      [ABC News] [BBC News] [Times] [San Francisco Chronicle]

Kacewicz, E., Slatcher, R. B., and Pennebaker, J. W. (2007). Expressive writing: An alternative to traditional

      methods. In L. L’Abate (Ed.), Handbook of Interventions to Promote Physical and Mental Health:

      Theory, Research and Practice (pp. 271-284). Mahwah , NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2007). Emotional expression and health. In S. Ayers, A. Baum, C. McManus,

      S. Newman, K. Wallston, J. Weinman & R. West (Eds.). Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and

      Medicine (2nd Ed., pp. 84-86). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [PDF

Slatcher, R. B., Chung, C . K., Pennebaker, J. W., & Stone, L. D. (2007). Winning words: Individual

      differences in linguistic style among U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates. Journal of Research

      in Personality, 41, 63-75 . [PDF] [Washington Post] [NY Times]


Slatcher, R. B., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2006). How do I love thee? Let me count the words: The social effects

      of expressive writing. Psychological Science, 17, 660-664. [PDF]

Pennebaker, J. W., Slatcher, R. B., & Chung, C. K. (2005). Linguistic markers of psychological state through

      media interviews: John Kerry and John Edwards in 2004, Al Gore in 2000.  Analyses of Social Issues

      and Public Policy, 5 , 197-204. [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2005). Emotional processing of traumatic events. In C. Cooper (Ed.),

      Handbook of Stress, Medicine and Health (2nd Ed., pp. 293-307). Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press. [PDF]

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