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.


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.


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]


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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