Wendy Mendes, PhD

SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
San Francisco CA 94118
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    Advancing Psychosocial & Biobehavioral Stress Measurement to Understanding Aging
    NIH/NIA R24AG048024Sep 1, 2014 - Apr 30, 2019
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    NIH/NIMH F31MH012013Mar 29, 1998
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Epel ES, Crosswell AD, Mayer SE, Prather AA, Slavich GM, Puterman E, Mendes W. More than a feeling: A unified view of stress measurement for population science. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2018 Mar 15. PMID: 29551356.
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    2. Human LJ, Mendes WB. Cardiac vagal flexibility and accurate personality impressions: Examining a physiological correlate of the good judge. J Pers. 2018 Feb 23. PMID: 29473956.
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    3. Ferrer RA, Mendes WB. Emotion, health decision making, and health behaviour. Psychol Health. 2018 Jan; 33(1):1-16. PMID: 29261038.
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    4. Thorson KR, West TV, Mendes WB. Measuring Physiological Influence in Dyads: A Guide to Designing, Implementing, and Analyzing Dyadic Physiological Studies. Psychol Methods. 2017 Dec 28. PMID: 29283591.
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    5. Human LJ, Woolley JD, Mendes WB. Effects of Oxytocin Administration on Receiving Help. Emotion. 2017 Nov 27. PMID: 29172621.
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    6. Eckland NS, Leyro TM, Mendes WB, Thompson RJ. A Multi-Method Investigation of the Association Between Emotional Clarity and Empathy. Emotion. 2017 Nov 27. PMID: 29172622.
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    7. West TV, Koslov K, Page-Gould E, Major B, Mendes WB. Contagious Anxiety: Anxious European Americans Can Transmit Their Physiological Reactivity to African Americans. Psychol Sci. 2017 Dec; 28(12):1796-1806. PMID: 29106801.
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    8. Gordon AM, Mendes WB, Prather AA. The social side of sleep: Elucidating the links between sleep and social processes. Curr Dir Psychol Sci. 2017 Oct; 26(5):470-475. PMID: 29398789.
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    9. Gibson CJ, Mendes W, Schembri M, Grady D, Huang AJ. Cardiac autonomic function and hot flashes among perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2017 Jul; 24(7):756-761. PMID: 28169914.
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    10. Waters SF, West TV, Karnilowicz HR, Mendes WB. Affect contagion between mothers and infants: Examining valence and touch. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2017 Jul; 146(7):1043-1051. PMID: 28493755.
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    11. Human LJ, Thorson KR, Woolley JD, Mendes WB. Combining oxytocin administration and positive emotion inductions: Examining social perception and analytical performance. Horm Behav. 2017 04; 90:120-128. PMID: 28324706.
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    12. Hagan MJ, Bush N, Mendes WB, Arenander J, Epel E, Puterman E. Associations between childhood adversity and daily suppression and avoidance in response to stress in adulthood: can neurobiological sensitivity help explain this relationship? Anxiety Stress Coping. 2017 Mar; 30(2):163-175. PMID: 27834487.
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    13. Waters SF, Mendes WB. Physiological and Relational Predictors of Mother-Infant Behavioral Coordination. Adapt Human Behav Physiol. 2016 Dec; 2(4):298-310. PMID: 29104853.
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    14. Aschbacher K, Derakhshandeh R, Flores AJ, Narayan S, Mendes W, Springer ML. Circulating angiogenic cell function is inhibited by cortisol in vitro and associated with psychological stress and cortisol in vivo. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 May; 67:216-23. PMID: 26925833; PMCID: PMC4808379 [Available on 05/01/17].
    15. Jamieson JP, Mendes WB. Social stress facilitates risk in youths. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2016 Apr; 145(4):467-85. PMID: 26866533.
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    16. Major B, Kunstman JW, Malta BD, Sawyer PJ, Townsend SS, Mendes WB. Suspicion of Motives Predicts Minorities' Responses to Positive Feedback in Interracial Interactions. J Exp Soc Psychol. 2016 Jan 01; 62:75-88. PMID: 26688594.
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    17. Muhtadie L, Koslov K, Akinola M, Mendes WB. Vagal flexibility: A physiological predictor of social sensitivity. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2015 Jul; 109(1):106-20. PMID: 25545841; PMCID: PMC4478218.
    18. Kraus MW, Mendes WB. Sartorial symbols of social class elicit class-consistent behavioral and physiological responses: a dyadic approach. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2014 Dec; 143(6):2330-40. PMID: 25222264.
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    19. McLaughlin KA, Sheridan MA, Alves S, Mendes WB. Child maltreatment and autonomic nervous system reactivity: identifying dysregulated stress reactivity patterns by using the biopsychosocial model of challenge and threat. Psychosom Med. 2014 Sep; 76(7):538-46. PMID: 25170753; PMCID: PMC4163065.
    20. Page-Gould E, Mendoza-Denton R, Mendes WB. Stress and coping in interracial contexts: The influence of race-based rejection sensitivity and cross-group friendship in daily experiences of health. J Soc Issues. 2014 Jun; 70(2):256-278. PMID: 25045176.
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    21. Waters SF, West TV, Mendes WB. Stress contagion: physiological covariation between mothers and infants. Psychol Sci. 2014 Apr; 25(4):934-42. PMID: 24482403; PMCID: PMC4073671.
    22. Shenhav A, Mendes WB. Aiming for the stomach and hitting the heart: dissociable triggers and sources for disgust reactions. Emotion. 2014 Apr; 14(2):301-9. PMID: 24219399; PMCID: PMC4050063.
    23. Kassam KS, Mendes WB. The effects of measuring emotion: physiological reactions to emotional situations depend on whether someone is asking. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e64959. PMID: 23785407; PMCID: PMC3680163.
    24. Major B, Mendes WB, Dovidio JF. Intergroup relations and health disparities: a social psychological perspective. Health Psychol. 2013 May; 32(5):514-24. PMID: 23646834; PMCID: PMC3988903.
    25. Jamieson JP, Koslov K, Nock MK, Mendes WB. Experiencing discrimination increases risk taking. Psychol Sci. 2013 Feb 01; 24(2):131-9. PMID: 23257767.
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    26. Mendes WB, Koslov K. Brittle smiles: positive biases toward stigmatized and outgroup targets. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2013 Aug; 142(3):923-33. PMID: 22889160.
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    27. Sawyer PJ, Major B, Casad BJ, Townsend SS, Mendes WB. Discrimination and the stress response: psychological and physiological consequences of anticipating prejudice in interethnic interactions. Am J Public Health. 2012 May; 102(5):1020-6. PMID: 22420818; PMCID: PMC3483920.
    28. Kubzansky LD, Mendes WB, Appleton AA, Block J, Adler GK. A heartfelt response: Oxytocin effects on response to social stress in men and women. Biol Psychol. 2012 Apr; 90(1):1-9. PMID: 22387929; PMCID: PMC3327158.
    29. Akinola M, Mendes WB. Stress-induced cortisol facilitates threat-related decision making among police officers. Behav Neurosci. 2012 Feb; 126(1):167-74. PMID: 22141468.
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    30. Jamieson JP, Nock MK, Mendes WB. Mind over matter: reappraising arousal improves cardiovascular and cognitive responses to stress. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2012 Aug; 141(3):417-22. PMID: 21942377; PMCID: PMC3410434.
    31. Cushman F, Gray K, Gaffey A, Mendes WB. Simulating murder: the aversion to harmful action. Emotion. 2012 Feb; 12(1):2-7. PMID: 21910540.
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    32. Koslov K, Mendes WB, Pajtas PE, Pizzagalli DA. Asymmetry in resting intracortical activity as a buffer to social threat. Psychol Sci. 2011 May; 22(5):641-9. PMID: 21467550; PMCID: PMC3196334.
    33. Townsend SS, Major B, Gangi CE, Mendes WB. From "in the air" to "under the skin": cortisol responses to social identity threat. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2011 Feb; 37(2):151-64. PMID: 21239591; PMCID: PMC3538844.
    34. Townsend SS, Major B, Sawyer PJ, Mendes WB. Can the absence of prejudice be more threatening than its presence? It depends on one's worldview. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2010 Dec; 99(6):933-47. PMID: 21114352; PMCID: PMC3059499.
    35. Page-Gould E, Mendes WB, Major B. Intergroup Contact Facilitates Physiological Recovery following Stressful Intergroup Interactions. J Exp Soc Psychol. 2010 Sep; 46(5):854-858. PMID: 21804647.
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    36. Waugh CE, Panage S, Mendes WB, Gotlib IH. Cardiovascular and affective recovery from anticipatory threat. Biol Psychol. 2010 May; 84(2):169-75. PMID: 20096747; PMCID: PMC2875335.
    37. Jamieson JP, Mendes WB, Blackstock E, Schmader T. Turning the knots in your stomach into bows: Reappraising arousal improves performance on the GRE. J Exp Soc Psychol. 2010 Jan 01; 46(1):208-212. PMID: 20161454.
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    38. Kubzansky LD, Mendes WB, Appleton A, Block J, Adler GK. Protocol for an experimental investigation of the roles of oxytocin and social support in neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and subjective responses to stress across age and gender. BMC Public Health. 2009 Dec 21; 9:481. PMID: 20025778; PMCID: PMC2805640.
    39. Kassam KS, Koslov K, Mendes WB. Decisions under distress: stress profiles influence anchoring and adjustment. Psychol Sci. 2009 Nov; 20(11):1394-9. PMID: 19843261; PMCID: PMC2858778.
    40. Schmader T, Forbes CE, Zhang S, Mendes WB. A metacognitive perspective on the cognitive deficits experienced in intellectually threatening environments. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2009 May; 35(5):584-96. PMID: 19228598.
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    41. Navarrete CD, Olsson A, Ho AK, Mendes WB, Thomsen L, Sidanius J. Fear extinction to an out-group face: the role of target gender. Psychol Sci. 2009 Feb; 20(2):155-8. PMID: 19175529.
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    42. Gray HM, Mendes WB, Denny-Brown C. An in-group advantage in detecting intergroup anxiety. Psychol Sci. 2008 Dec; 19(12):1233-7. PMID: 19121129; PMCID: PMC2659396.
    43. Akinola M, Mendes WB. The dark side of creativity: biological vulnerability and negative emotions lead to greater artistic creativity. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2008 Dec; 34(12):1677-86. PMID: 18832338; PMCID: PMC2659536.
    44. Nock MK, Mendes WB. Physiological arousal, distress tolerance, and social problem-solving deficits among adolescent self-injurers. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2008 Feb; 76(1):28-38. PMID: 18229980.
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    45. Gramzow RH, Willard G, Mendes WB. Big tales and cool heads: academic exaggeration is related to cardiac vagal reactivity. Emotion. 2008 Feb; 8(1):138-44. PMID: 18266525.
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    46. Mendes WB, Major B, McCoy S, Blascovich J. How attributional ambiguity shapes physiological and emotional responses to social rejection and acceptance. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2008 Feb; 94(2):278-91. PMID: 18211177; PMCID: PMC2535927.
    47. Mendes WB, Gray HM, Mendoza-Denton R, Major B, Epel ES. Why egalitarianism might be good for your health: physiological thriving during stressful intergroup encounters. Psychol Sci. 2007 Nov; 18(11):991-8. PMID: 17958714; PMCID: PMC2430625.
    48. Mendes WB, Blascovich J, Hunter SB, Lickel B, Jost JT. Threatened by the unexpected: physiological responses during social interactions with expectancy-violating partners. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2007 Apr; 92(4):698-716. PMID: 17469953.
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    49. Epel ES, Lin J, Wilhelm FH, Wolkowitz OM, Cawthon R, Adler NE, Dolbier C, Mendes WB, Blackburn EH. Cell aging in relation to stress arousal and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2006 Apr; 31(3):277-87. PMID: 16298085.
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    50. Weisbuch-Remington M, Mendes WB, Seery MD, Blascovich J. The nonconscious influence of religious symbols in motivated performance situations. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2005 Sep; 31(9):1203-16. PMID: 16055640.
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    51. Mendes WB, Reis HT, Seery MD, Blascovich J. Cardiovascular correlates of emotional expression and suppression: do content and gender context matter? J Pers Soc Psychol. 2003 Apr; 84(4):771-92. PMID: 12703648.
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    52. Blascovich J, Mendes WB, Tomaka J, Salomon K, Seery M. The robust nature of the biopsychosocial model challenge and threat: a reply to Wright and Kirby. Pers Soc Psychol Rev. 2003; 7(3):234-43. PMID: 12788689.
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    53. Allen K, Blascovich J, Mendes WB. Cardiovascular reactivity and the presence of pets, friends, and spouses: the truth about cats and dogs. Psychosom Med. 2002 Sep-Oct; 64(5):727-39. PMID: 12271103.
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    54. Blascovich J, Mendes WB, Hunter SB, Lickel B, Kowai-Bell N. Perceiver threat in social interactions with stigmatized others. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2001 Feb; 80(2):253-67. PMID: 11220444.
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    55. Blascovich J, Mendes WB, Hunter SB, Salomon K. Social "facilitation" as challenge and threat. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1999 Jul; 77(1):68-77. PMID: 10434409.
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