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 Peer-Refereed, Invited, and Professional Papers

84Lam, J. C. W., Shields, G. S., Trainor, B. C., Slavich, G. M., & Yonelinas, A. P. (2017). Greater lifetime stress exposure predicts blunted cortisol but heightened DHEA reactivity to acute stress. Under review.
83Slavich, 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.
82Slavich, G. M., & Lind, M. N. (2017). 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.
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. 377-397). New York: Cambridge University Press.
79Shields, G. S., & Slavich, G. M. (in press). Lifetime stress exposure and health: A review of contemporary assessment methods and biological mechanisms. Social and Personality Psychology Compass.
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.
77Giletta, M., Slavich G. M., Rudolph, K. D., Hastings, P. D., Nock, M. K., & Prinstein, M. J. (in press). Peer victimization predicts heightened inflammatory reactivity to social stress in cognitively vulnerable adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
76Cuneo, 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.
75Lutgendorf, 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.
74Goldfarb, 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.
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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