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 Peer-Refereed, Invited, and Professional Papers

92Slavich, G. M., Giletta, M., Helms, S. W., Hastings, P. D., Rudolph, K. D., Nock, M. K., & Prinstein, M. J. (2018). Interpersonal life stress exposure, inflammatory reactivity to stress, and pubertal development interact to predict depression in adolescence.
91Lam, J. C. W., Shields, G. S., Trainor, B. C., Slavich, G. M., & Yonelinas, A. P. (2018). Greater lifetime stress exposure predicts blunted cortisol but heightened DHEA reactivity to acute stress. Under review.
90Toussaint, L. L., Shields, G. S., Green, E., Kennedy, K., Travers, S., & Slavich, G. M. (2018). Hostility, self-forgiveness, and cognitive function over ten years in a national sample of American adults. Under review.
89Olvera, H. A., Kubzansky, L. D., Campen, M. J., & Slavich, G. M. (2018). Early life stress, air pollution, inflammation, and disease: An integrative review and immunologic model of social-environmental adversity and lifespan health. Under review.
88Massing-Schaffer, M., Helms, S. W., Rudolph, K. D., Slavich, G. M., Hastings, P. D., Giletta, M., Nock, M. K., & Prinstein, M. J. (2018). Associations among relational victimization, targeted rejection, and suicidality in adolescents: A prospective study. Invited resubmission, Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.
87Slavich, G. M., & Auerbach, R. P. (in press). Stress and its sequelae: Depression, suicide, inflammation, and physical illness. In J. N. Butcher, J. Hooley, & P. C. Kendall, Handbook of psychopathology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
86Slavich, G. M., & Lind, M. N. (in press). Human social genomics: Concepts, mechanisms, and implications for disease. In T. Sørensen & L. Weisæth (Eds.), Preventive psychiatry and mental health promotion. Oslo, Norway: Gyldendal Akademisk.
85Epel, E. S., Crosswell, A., Mayer, S. E., Prather, A. A., Slavich, G. M., Puterman, E., & Berry Mendes, W. (in press). More than a feeling: A unified view of stress measurement for population science. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology.
84Lutgendorf, S. K., Thaker, P. H., Arevalo, J. M., Goodheart, M. J., Slavich, G. M., Sood, A. K., & Cole, S. W. (in press). Biobehavioral modulation of the exosome transcriptome in ovarian carcinoma. Cancer.
83Slavich, G. M., & Shields, G. S. (2018). Assessing lifetime stress exposure using the Stress and Adversity Inventory for Adults (Adult STRAIN): An overview and initial validation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 80, 17-27.
82Giletta, M., Slavich G. M., Rudolph, K. D., Hastings, P. D., Nock, M. K., & Prinstein, M. J. (2018). Peer victimization predicts heightened inflammatory reactivity to social stress in cognitively vulnerable adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59, 129-139.
81Conway, C. C. & Slavich, G. M. (2017). Behavior genetics of prosocial behavior. In P. Gilbert (Ed.), Compassion: Concepts, research and applications (pp. 151-170). New York: Routledge.
80Irwin, M. R., & Slavich, G. M. (2017). Psychoneuroimmunology. In J. T. Cacioppo, L. G. Tassinary, & G. G. Berntson (Eds.), Handbook of psychophysiology, fourth edition (pp. 377-398). New York: Cambridge University Press.
79Shields, G. S., & Slavich, G. M. (2017). Lifetime stress exposure and health: A review of contemporary assessment methods and biological mechanisms. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 11(8):e12335.
78Dooley, L. N., Slavich, G. M., Moreno, P. I., & Bower, J. E. (2017). Strength through adversity: Moderate lifetime stress exposure is associated with psychological resilience in breast cancer survivors. Stress and Health, 33, 549-557.
77Cuneo, M. G., Schrepf, A., Slavich, G. M., Thaker, P. H., Goodheart, M., Bender, D., Cole, S. W., Sood, A. K., & Lutgendorf, S. K. (2017). Diurnal cortisol rhythms, fatigue and psychosocial factors in five-year survivors of ovarian cancer. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 84, 139-142.
76Lutgendorf, S. K., Shinn, E., Carter, J., Leighton, S., Baggerly, K., Guindani, M., Fellman, B., Matzo, M., Slavich, G. M., Goodman, M. T., Tew, W., Lester, J., Moore, K. M., Karlan, B. Y., Levine, D. A., & Sood, A. K. (2017). Quality of life among long-term survivors of advanced stage ovarian cancer: A cross-sectional approach. Gynecologic Oncology, 146, 101-108.
75Goldfarb, E. V., Shields, G. S., Daw, N. D., Slavich, G. M., & Phelps, E. A. (2017). Low lifetime stress exposure is associated with reduced stimulus-response memory. Learning and Memory, 24, 162-168.
74Shields, G. S., Doty, D., Shields, R. H., Gower, G., Slavich, G. M., Yonelinas, A. P. (2017). Recent life stress exposure is associated with poorer long-term memory, working memory, and self-reported memory. Stress, 20, 598-607.
73Malat, J., Jacquez, F., & Slavich, G. M. (2017). Measuring lifetime stress exposure and protective factors in life course research on racial inequality and birth outcomes. Stress, 20, 379-385.
72Shields, G. S., Moons, W. G., & Slavich, G. M. (2017). Better executive function under stress mitigates the effects of recent life stress exposure on health in young adults. Stress, 20, 75-85.
71Shields, G. S., Moons, W. G., & Slavich, G. M. (2017). Inflammation, self-regulation, and health: An immunologic model of self-regulatory failure. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12, 588-612.
70Slavich, G. M. (2016). Life stress and health: A review of conceptual issues and recent findings. Teaching of Psychology, 43, 346-355.
69Slavich, G. M. (2016). Psychopathology and stress. In H. L. Miller (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in psychology, first edition (pp.762-764). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
68Black, D. S., & Slavich, G. M. (2016). Mindfulness meditation and the immune system: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1373, 13-24.
67Lamkin, D. M., & Slavich, G. M. (2016). Psychosocial factors and cancer. In H. L. Miller (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in psychology, first edition (pp. 768-770). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
66Monroe, S. M., & Slavich, G. M. (2016). Psychological stressors: Overview. In G. Fink (Ed.), Stress: Concepts, cognition, emotion, and behavior, first edition (pp. 109-115). Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.
65Dedovic, K., Slavich, G. M., Muscatell, K. A., Irwin, M. R., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2016). Dorsal anterior cingulate cortex responses to repeated social evaluative feedback in young women with and without a history of depression. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 64.
64Lebois, L. A. M., Hertzog, C., Slavich, G. M., Feldman Barrett, L., & Barsalou, L. W. (2016). Establishing the situated features associated with perceived stress. Acta Psychologica, 169, 119-132.
63Muscatell, K. A., Dedovic K., Slavich, G. M., Jarcho M. R., Breen, E. C., Bower, J. E., Irwin, M. R., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2016). Neural mechanisms linking social status and inflammatory responses to social stress. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 915-922.
62Shields, G. S., Toussaint, L. L., & Slavich, G. M. (2016). Stress-related changes in personality: A longitudinal study of perceived stress and trait pessimism. Journal of Research in Personality, 64, 61-68.
61Shields, G. S., Young Kuchenbecker, S., Pressman, S. D., Sumida, K. D., & Slavich, G. M. (2016). Better cognitive control of emotional information is associated with reduced pro-inflammatory cytokine reactivity to emotional stress. Stress, 19, 63-68.
60Toussaint, L. L., Shields, G. S., & Slavich, G. M. (2016). Forgiveness, stress, and health: A 5-week dynamic parallel process study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50, 727-735.
59Toussaint, L., Shields, G. S., Dorn, G., & Slavich, G. M. (2016). Effects of lifetime stress exposure on mental and physical health in young adulthood: How stress degrades and forgiveness protects health. Journal of Health Psychology, 21, 1004-1014.
58Slavich, G. M. (2015). Understanding inflammation, its regulation, and relevance for health: A top scientific and public priority. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 45, 13-14.
57Conway, C. C., Slavich, G. M., & Hammen, C. (2015). Dysfunctional attitudes and affective responses to daily stressors: Separating cognitive, genetic, and clinical influences on stress reactivity. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39, 366-377.
56Davis, L. Z., Slavich, G. M., Thaker, P. H., Goodheart, M. J., Bender, D. P., Dahmoush, L., Farley, D. M., Markon, K. E., Penedo, F. J., Lubaroff, D. M., Cole, S. W., Sood, A. K., & Lutgendorf, S. K. (2015). Eudaimonic well‐being and tumor norepinephrine in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer. Cancer, 121, 3543-3550.
55Kumar, P., Slavich, G. M., Berghorst, L. H., Treadway, M. T., Brooks, N. H., Dutra, S. J., Greve, D. N., O’Donovan, A., Bleil, M. E., Maninger, N., & Pizzagalli, D. A. (2015). Perceived life stress exposure modulates reward-related medial prefrontal cortex responses to acute stress in depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 180, 104-111.
54Murphy, M. L. M., Slavich, G. M., Chen, E., & Miller, G. E. (2015). Targeted rejection predicts decreased anti-inflammatory gene expression and increased symptom severity in youth with asthma. Psychological Science, 26, 111-121.
53Muscatell, K. A., Dedovic, K., Slavich, G. M., Jarcho, M. R., Breen, E. C., Bower, J. E., Irwin, M. R., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2015). Greater amygdala activity and dorsomedial prefrontal-amygdala coupling are associated with enhanced inflammatory responses to stress. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 43, 46-53.
52Schrepf, A., Thaker, P. H., Goodheart, M. J., Bender, D., Slavich, G. M., Dahmoush, L., Penedo, F., DeGeest, K., Mendez, L., Lubaroff, D. M., Cole, S. W., Sood, A. K., & Lutgendorf, S. K. (2015). Diurnal cortisol and survival in epithelial ovarian cancer. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 53, 256-267.
51Myers, H. F., Wyatt, G. E., Ullman, J. B., Loeb, T. B., Chin, D., Prause, N., Zhang, M., Williams, J. K., Slavich, G. M., & Liu, H. (2015). Cumulative burden of lifetime adversities: Trauma and mental health in low-SES African Americans and Latino/as. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 7, 243-251.
50Slavich, G. M., & Irwin, M. R. (2014). From stress to inflammation and major depressive disorder: A social signal transduction theory of depression. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 774-815.
49Slavich, G. M., Tartter, M. A., Brennan, P. A., & Hammen, C. (2014). Endogenous opioid system influences depressive reactions to socially painful targeted rejection life events. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 49, 141-149.
48Slavich, G. M., & Toussaint, L. (2014). Using the Stress and Adversity Inventory as a teaching tool leads to significant learning gains in two courses on stress and health. Stress and Health, 30, 343-352.
47Conway, C. C., Slavich, G. M., & Hammen, C. (2014). Daily stress reactivity and serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) variation: Internalizing responses to everyday stress as a possible transdiagnostic phenotype. Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, 4:2.
46Monroe, S. M., Slavich, G. M., & Georgiades, K. (2014). The social environment and depression: The roles of life stress. In I. H. Gotlib & C. L. Hammen (Eds.), Handbook of depression, third edition (pp. 296-314). New York: The Guilford Press.
45Monroe, S. M., Slavich, G. M., & Gotlib, I. H. (2014). Life stress and family history for depression: The moderating role of past depressive episodes. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 49, 90-95.
44Bower, J. E., Crosswell, A. D., & Slavich, G. M. (2014). Childhood adversity and cumulative life stress: Risk factors for cancer-related fatigue. Clinical Psychological Science, 2, 108-115.
43Slavich, G. M., & Cole, S. W. (2013). The emerging field of human social genomics. Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 331-348.
42Slavich, G. M., & Zimbardo, P. G. (2013). Out of mind, out of sight: Unexpected scene elements frequently go unnoticed until primed. Current Psychology, 32, 301-317.
41Jarcho, M. R., Slavich, G. M., Tylova-Stein, H., Wolkowitz, O. M., & Burke, H. M. (2013). Dysregulated diurnal cortisol pattern is associated with glucocorticoid resistance in women with major depressive disorder. Biological Psychology, 93, 150-158.
40Lutgendorf, S. K., Slavich, G. M., DeGeest, K., Goodheart, M., Bender, D., Thaker, P. H., Penedo, F., Zimmerman, B., Lucci, J. III, Mendez, L., Collins, K., & Sood, A. K. (2013). Non-cancer life stressors contribute to impaired quality of life in ovarian cancer patients. Gynecologic Oncology, 131, 667-673.
39Murphy, M. L. M., Slavich, G. M., Rohleder, N., & Miller, G. E. (2013). Targeted rejection triggers differential pro- and anti-inflammatory gene expression in adolescents as a function of social status. Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 30-40.
38O’Donovan, A., Slavich, G. M., Epel, E. S., & Neylan, T. C. (2013). Exaggerated neurobiological sensitivity to threat as a mechanism linking anxiety with increased risk for diseases of aging. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 37, 96-108.
37Clevenger, L., Schrepf, A., DeGeest, K., Bender, D., Goodheart, M., Ahmed, A., Dahmoush., L., Penedo, F., Lucci J. A. III., Thaker, P. H., Mendez, L., Sood, A. K., Slavich, G. M., & Lutgendorf, S. K. (2013). Sleep disturbance, distress, and quality of life in ovarian cancer patients during the first year after diagnosis. Cancer, 119, 3234-3241.
36Schrepf, A., Clevenger., L., Christensen, D., DeGeest, K., Bender, D., Ahmed, A., Goodheart, M. J., Dahmoush, L., Penedo, F., Lucci J. A. III., Ganjei-Azar, P., Mendez, L., Markon, K., Lubaroff, D. M., Thaker P. H., Slavich, G. M., Sood, A. K., & Lutgendorf, S. K. (2013). Cortisol and inflammatory processes in ovarian cancer patients following primary treatment: Relationships with depression, fatigue, and disability. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 30, S126-S134.
35Slavich, G. M., & Zimbardo, P. G. (2012). Transformational teaching: Theoretical underpinnings, basic principles, and core methods. Educational Psychology Review, 24, 569-608.
34Lutgendorf, S. K., De Geest, K., Bender, D., Ahmed, A., Goodheart, M. J., Dahmoush, L., Zimmerman, M. B., Penedo, F. J., Lucci, J. A., Ganjei-Azar, P., Thaker, P. H., Mendez, L., Lubaroff, D. M., Slavich, G. M., Cole, S. W., & Sood, A. K. (2012). Social influences on clinical outcomes of patients with ovarian cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30, 2885-2890.
33Slavich, G. M., Monroe, S. M., & Gotlib, I. H. (2011). Early parental loss and depression history: Associations with recent life stress in major depressive disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45, 1146-1152.
32Slavich, G. M., Way, B. M., Eisenberger, N. I., & Taylor, S. E. (2010). Neural sensitivity to social rejection is associated with inflammatory responses to social stress. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107, 14817-14822.
31Slavich, G. M., O’Donovan, A., Epel, E. S., & Kemeny, M. E. (2010). Black sheep get the blues: A psychobiological model of social rejection and depression. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 35, 39-45.
30O’Donovan, A., Hughes, B. M., Slavich, G. M., Lynch, L., Cronin, M. T., O’Farrelly, C., & Malone, K. M. (2010). Clinical anxiety, cortisol and interleukin-6: Evidence for specificity in emotion-biology relationships. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 24, 1074-1077.
29Harkness, K. L., Alavi, N., Monroe, S. M., Slavich, G. M., Gotlib, I. H., & Bagby, R. M. (2010). Gender differences in life events prior to onset of major depressive disorder: The moderating effect of age. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 791-803.
28Slavich, G. M., Thornton, T., Torres, L. D., Monroe, S. M., & Gotlib, I. H. (2009). Targeted rejection predicts hastened onset of major depression. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 28, 223-243.
27Slavich, G. M. (2009). On 50 years of giving psychology away: An interview with Philip Zimbardo. Teaching of Psychology, 36, 278-284.
26Slavich, G. M. (2009). Getting the most out of graduate school in clinical psychology. The Clinical Psychologist, 62(3), 11-12.
25Slavich, G. M. (2009). Jobs in clinical psychology: How to fulfill your dream of being a scientist-practitioner. The Clinical Psychologist, 62(2), 9-10.
24Slavich, G. M. (2009). Psychology and society: How society shapes science and science shapes society. The Clinical Psychologist, 62(1), 9-10.
23Muscatell, K. A., Slavich, G. M., Monroe, S. M., & Gotlib, I. H. (2009). Stressful life events, chronic difficulties, and the symptoms of clinical depression. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197, 154-160.
22Monroe, S. M., Slavich, G. M., & Georgiades, K. (2009). The social environment and life stress in depression. In I. H. Gotlib & C. L. Hammen (Eds.), Handbook of depression, second edition (pp. 340-360). New York: The Guilford Press.
21Slavich, G. M. (2008). Thinking about licensure is the thing to do; The earlier you start, the sooner you'll be through. The Clinical Psychologist, 61(3), 9-10.
20Slavich, G. M. (2008). Perspectives on professional development in psychology: An interview with Elizabeth Kensinger. The Clinical Psychologist, 61(2), 10-11.
19Slavich, G. M. (2008). What to do once internship is through: Finding the post-doc that’s best for you. The Clinical Psychologist, 60(4), 8-9.
18Slavich, G. M. (2007). Interdisciplinary research institutes free your time and your mind! The Clinical Psychologist, 60(3), 12-13.
17Slavich, G. M. (2007). Evidence-based practice in the context of clinical training: An interview with Edmund Neuhaus. The Clinical Psychologist, 60(2), 12-13.
16Slavich, G. M. (2007). Remembering what we know we don’t know as budding psychologists. The Clinical Psychologist, 60(1), 18-19.
15Monroe, S. M., Slavich, G. M., Torres, L. D., & Gotlib, I. H. (2007). Major life events and major chronic difficulties are differentially associated with history of major depressive episodes. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 116-124.
14Monroe, S. M., Slavich, G. M., Torres, L. D., & Gotlib, I. H. (2007). Severe life events predict specific patterns of change in cognitive biases in major depression. Psychological Medicine, 37, 863-871.
13Monroe, S. M., & Slavich, G. M. (2007). Psychological stressors, overview. In G. Fink (Ed.), Encyclopedia of stress, second edition (Vol. 3, pp. 278-284). Oxford: Academic Press.
12Slavich, G. M. (2006). Cognitive mechanisms of stress sensitization. Unpublished manuscript (Dissertation; Committee: Scott M. Monroe, Ph.D., Anne D. Simons, Ph.D., Sanjay Srivastava, Ph.D., and Leah Middlebrook, Ph.D.).
11Slavich, G. M. (2006). On becoming a teacher of psychology. In J. G. Irons, B. C. Beins, C. Burke, B. Buskist, V. Hevern, & J. E. Williams (Eds.), The teaching of psychology in autobiography: Perspectives from exemplary psychology teachers (pp. 92-99). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
10Slavich, G. M. (2006). Transformational teaching. In T. Zinn, B. Saville, & J. Williams (Eds.), Essays from e-xcellence in teaching: 2005 (Vol. 5). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
9Slavich, G. M. (2006). Essays on internship. The Clinical Psychologist, 59(4), 12-13.
8Slavich, G. M. (2006). Congruency is key: A model for professional development in clinical psychology. The Clinical Psychologist, 59(3), 18-19.
7Slavich, G. M. (2005). Psi Chi/APA Edwin B. Newman Graduate Research Award: George M. Slavich. American Psychologist, 60, 866-868.
6Slavich, G. M. (2005). Major depressive disorder: Descriptive features, contemporary theories, and their empirical status. Unpublished manuscript (Preliminary Examination; Committee: Scott M. Monroe, Ph.D., Anne D. Simons, Ph.D., and Patricia M. White, Ph.D.).
5Slavich, G. M. (2005, October). Transformational teaching. E-xcellence in Teaching, Volume 5. Retrieved from
4Slavich, G. M. (2005, September). Making research educational. Observer, 18, 27.
3Slavich, G. M. (2004). Deconstructing depression: A diathesis-stress perspective. Observer, 17, 15.
2Slavich, G. M. (2001, Spring). Beyond the Nametags: A thoughtful approach to hosting a conference. Eye on Psi Chi, 5, 47.
1Slavich, G. M. (2001, February). First Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference. The Western Psychologist, 14, 13.

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