Close Relationships Laboratory 

Lab Publications



2018 and In Press




Farrell, A. K., , Imami, L., Stanton, S. C. E., Slatcher, R. B. (in press). Affective processes as mediators of links between


     close relationships and physical health. Social and Personality Psychology Compass.





Stanton, S. C. E., Selcuk, E., Farrell, A. K., Slatcher, R. B., & Ong, A.D. (in press). Perceived partner responsiveness, daily


     negative affect reactivity, and all-cause mortality: A 20-year longitudinal study. Psychosomatic Medicine.





Harvey, M. W., Farrell, A. K., Imami, L., Carré, J. M., & Slatcher, R. B. (in press). Maternal attachment avoidance predicts


     youth diurnal cortisol slopes. Attachment & Human Development.





Ketay, S., Welker, K. M., Beck, L. A., Thorson, K. R., & Slatcher, R. B. (in press). Social anxiety, cortisol, and early-stage 


     friendship. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.





Farrell, A. K., Slatcher, R. B., Tobin, E. T., Imami, L., Wildman, D. E., Luca, F., Zilioli, S. (in press). Socioeconomic status,


     family negative emotional climate, and anti-inflammatory gene expression among youth with asthma.


     Psychoneuroendocrinology.





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., Slatcher, R.B., & Sibinga, E. (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.





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.





2017



Imami, L., Zilioli, S., Tobin, E. T., Saleh, D. J., Kane, H. S., & Slatcher, R. B. (2017). Youth secrets are associated with 


     poorer sleep and asthma symptoms via negative affect. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 96, 15-20. doi: 


     10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.02.011. [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. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.02.026. [PDF]





Welker, K. M., & Slatcher, R. B., (2017). 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 Culture 


     (pp. 53-71). 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. doi: 


     10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.01.033. [PDF]





Stanton, S. C. E., Zilioli, S., Briskin, J. L., Imami, L., Tobin, E. T., Wildman, D. E.,… & Slatcher, R. B. (2017). Mothers’


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


     Personality Science, 8, 796-805. doi: 10.1177/1948550616687125. [PDF]





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. doi: 10.1177/0963721416667444 [PDF]





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]





2016



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]





2015






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]





2014






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]





2013






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]





2011-2012






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]






2009-2010






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]






2007-2008






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]






2005-2006






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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