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Wendy Mendes, PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentPsychiatry
Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
San Francisco CA 94118
Phone415-476-7409
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    Advancing Psychosocial & Biobehavioral Stress Measurement to Understanding Aging
    NIH/NIA R24AG048024Sep 1, 2014 - Apr 30, 2019
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    TRANSACTIONAL COPING FROM A BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVE
    NIH/NIMH F31MH012013Mar 29, 1998
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Psychology and Medicine: An Integrative Research Approach
    NIH/NIMH T32MH019391Sep 1, 1991 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Fu P, Gibson CJ, Mendes W, Schembri M, Huang AJ. Anxiety, depressive symptoms, and cardiac autonomic function in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women with hot flashes: a brief report. Menopause. 2018 Jun 18. PMID: 29916944.
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    2. Hecht FM, Moskowitz JT, Moran P, Epel ES, Bacchetti P, Acree M, Kemeny ME, Mendes W, Duncan LG, Weng H, Levy JA, Deeks SG, Folkman S. A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in HIV Infection. Brain Behav Immun. 2018 May 26. PMID: 29842903.
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    3. Park J, Flores AJ, Aschbacher K, Mendes W. When anger expression might be beneficial for African Americans: The moderating role of chronic discrimination. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2018 May 24. PMID: 29792483.
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    4. 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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    5. Human LJ, Mendes W. 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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    6. Ferrer RA, Mendes W. Emotion, health decision making, and health behaviour. Psychol Health. 2018 Jan; 33(1):1-16. PMID: 29261038.
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    7. Thorson KR, West TV, Mendes W. 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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    8. Human LJ, Woolley JD, Mendes W. Effects of Oxytocin Administration on Receiving Help. Emotion. 2017 Nov 27. PMID: 29172621.
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    9. Eckland NS, Leyro TM, Mendes W, Thompson RJ. A Multi-Method Investigation of the Association Between Emotional Clarity and Empathy. Emotion. 2017 Nov 27. PMID: 29172622.
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    10. West TV, Koslov K, Page-Gould E, Major B, Mendes W. 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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    11. Gordon AM, Mendes W, 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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    12. 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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    13. Waters SF, West TV, Karnilowicz HR, Mendes W. 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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    14. Human LJ, Thorson KR, Woolley JD, Mendes W. 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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    15. Hagan MJ, Bush N, Mendes W, 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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    16. Waters SF, Mendes W. 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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    17. 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].
    18. Jamieson JP, Mendes W. Social stress facilitates risk in youths. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2016 Apr; 145(4):467-85. PMID: 26866533.
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    19. Major B, Kunstman JW, Malta BD, Sawyer PJ, Townsend SS, Mendes W. 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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    20. Muhtadie L, Koslov K, Akinola M, Mendes W. Vagal flexibility: A physiological predictor of social sensitivity. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2015 Jul; 109(1):106-20. PMID: 25545841; PMCID: PMC4478218.
    21. Kraus MW, Mendes W. 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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    22. McLaughlin KA, Sheridan MA, Alves S, Mendes W. 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.
    23. Page-Gould E, Mendoza-Denton R, Mendes W. 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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    24. Waters SF, West TV, Mendes W. Stress contagion: physiological covariation between mothers and infants. Psychol Sci. 2014 Apr; 25(4):934-42. PMID: 24482403; PMCID: PMC4073671.
    25. Shenhav A, Mendes W. 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.
    26. Kassam KS, Mendes W. 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.
    27. Major B, Mendes W, Dovidio JF. Intergroup relations and health disparities: a social psychological perspective. Health Psychol. 2013 May; 32(5):514-24. PMID: 23646834; PMCID: PMC3988903.
    28. Jamieson JP, Koslov K, Nock MK, Mendes W. Experiencing discrimination increases risk taking. Psychol Sci. 2013 Feb 01; 24(2):131-9. PMID: 23257767.
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    29. Mendes W, 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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    30. Sawyer PJ, Major B, Casad BJ, Townsend SS, Mendes W. 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.
    31. Kubzansky LD, Mendes W, 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.
    32. Akinola M, Mendes W. 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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    33. Jamieson JP, Nock MK, Mendes W. 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.
    34. Cushman F, Gray K, Gaffey A, Mendes W. Simulating murder: the aversion to harmful action. Emotion. 2012 Feb; 12(1):2-7. PMID: 21910540.
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    35. Koslov K, Mendes W, 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.
    36. Townsend SS, Major B, Gangi CE, Mendes W. 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.
    37. Townsend SS, Major B, Sawyer PJ, Mendes W. 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.
    38. Page-Gould E, Mendes W, 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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    39. Waugh CE, Panage S, Mendes W, Gotlib IH. Cardiovascular and affective recovery from anticipatory threat. Biol Psychol. 2010 May; 84(2):169-75. PMID: 20096747; PMCID: PMC2875335.
    40. Jamieson JP, Mendes W, 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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    41. Kubzansky LD, Mendes W, 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.
    42. Kassam KS, Koslov K, Mendes W. Decisions under distress: stress profiles influence anchoring and adjustment. Psychol Sci. 2009 Nov; 20(11):1394-9. PMID: 19843261; PMCID: PMC2858778.
    43. Schmader T, Forbes CE, Zhang S, Mendes W. 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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    44. Navarrete CD, Olsson A, Ho AK, Mendes W, 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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    45. Gray HM, Mendes W, Denny-Brown C. An in-group advantage in detecting intergroup anxiety. Psychol Sci. 2008 Dec; 19(12):1233-7. PMID: 19121129; PMCID: PMC2659396.
    46. Akinola M, Mendes W. 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.
    47. Nock MK, Mendes W. 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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    48. Gramzow RH, Willard G, Mendes W. 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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    49. Mendes W, 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.
    50. Mendes W, 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.
    51. Mendes W, 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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    52. Epel ES, Lin J, Wilhelm FH, Wolkowitz OM, Cawthon R, Adler NE, Dolbier C, Mendes W, 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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    53. Weisbuch-Remington M, Mendes W, 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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    54. Mendes W, 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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    55. Blascovich J, Mendes W, 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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    56. Allen K, Blascovich J, Mendes W. 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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