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Wendy Berry Mendes, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address3333 California Street
San Francisco CA 94118
Phone415-476-7409
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Advancing Psychosocial and Biobehavioral Stress Measurement to Understanding Aging
    NIH/NIA R24AG048024Sep 30, 2014 - Jun 30, 2024
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    TRANSACTIONAL COPING FROM A BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVE
    NIH/NIMH F31MH012013Mar 29, 1998
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    Psychology and Medicine: An Integrative Research Approach
    NIH/NIMH T32MH019391Sep 1, 1991 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Predicting mortality from 57 economic, behavioral, social, and psychological factors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Jun 22. Puterman E, Weiss J, Hives BA, Gemmill A, Karasek D, Mendes WB, Rehkopf DH. PMID: 32571904.
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    2. Keep it to yourself? Parent emotion suppression influences physiological linkage and interaction behavior. J Fam Psychol. 2020 Apr 23. Waters SF, Karnilowicz HR, West TV, Mendes WB. PMID: 32324017.
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    3. Author Correction: A consensus-based transparency checklist. Nat Hum Behav. 2020 Jan; 4(1):120. Aczel B, Szaszi B, Sarafoglou A, Kekecs Z, Kucharský Š, Benjamin D, Chambers CD, Fisher A, Gelman A, Gernsbacher MA, Ioannidis JP, Johnson E, Jonas K, Kousta S, Lilienfeld SO, Lindsay DS, Morey CC, Munafò M, Newell BR, Pashler H, Shanks DR, Simons DJ, Wicherts JM, Albarracin D, Anderson ND, Antonakis J, Arkes HR, Back MD, Banks GC, Beevers C, Bennett AA, Bleidorn W, Boyer TW, Cacciari C, Carter AS, Cesario J, Clifton C, Conroy RM, Cortese M, Cosci F, Cowan N, Crawford J, Crone EA, Curtin J, Engle R, Farrell S, Fearon P, Fichman M, Frankenhuis W, Freund AM, Gaskell MG, Giner-Sorolla R, Green DP, Greene RL, Harlow LL, de la Guardia FH, Isaacowitz D, Kolodner J, Lieberman D, Logan GD, Mendes WB, Moersdorf L, Nyhan B, Pollack J, Sullivan C, Vazire S, Wagenmakers EJ. PMID: 31873202.
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    4. A consensus-based transparency checklist. Nat Hum Behav. 2020 01; 4(1):4-6. Aczel B, Szaszi B, Sarafoglou A, Kekecs Z, Kucharský Š, Benjamin D, Chambers CD, Fisher A, Gelman A, Gernsbacher MA, Ioannidis JP, Johnson E, Jonas K, Kousta S, Lilienfeld SO, Lindsay DS, Morey CC, Munafò M, Newell BR, Pashler H, Shanks DR, Simons DJ, Wicherts JM, Albarracin D, Anderson ND, Antonakis J, Arkes HR, Back MD, Banks GC, Beevers C, Bennett AA, Bleidorn W, Boyer TW, Cacciari C, Carter AS, Cesario J, Clifton C, Conroy RM, Cortese M, Cosci F, Cowan N, Crawford J, Crone EA, Curtin J, Engle R, Farrell S, Fearon P, Fichman M, Frankenhuis W, Freund AM, Gaskell MG, Giner-Sorolla R, Green DP, Greene RL, Harlow LL, de la Guardia FH, Isaacowitz D, Kolodner J, Lieberman D, Logan GD, Mendes WB, Moersdorf L, Nyhan B, Pollack J, Sullivan C, Vazire S, Wagenmakers EJ. PMID: 31792401.
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    5. Controlling the uncontrolled: Are there incidental experimenter effects on physiologic responding? Psychophysiology. 2020 03; 57(3):e13500. Thorson KR, Mendes WB, West TV. PMID: 31840839.
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    6. Bidirectional Links Between Social Rejection and Sleep. Psychosom Med. 2019 10; 81(8):739-748. Gordon AM, Del Rosario K, Flores AJ, Mendes WB, Prather AA. PMID: 30640258.
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    7. A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mindfulness-Based Weight Loss Intervention on Cardiovascular Reactivity to Social-Evaluative Threat Among Adults with Obesity. Mindfulness (N Y). 2019 Dec; 10(12):2583-2595. Daubenmier J, Epel ES, Moran PJ, Thompson J, Mason AE, Acree M, Goldman V, Kristeller J, Hecht FM, Mendes WB. PMID: 32266044.
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    8. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Device Guided, Slow-Paced Respiration in Women with Overactive Bladder Syndrome. J Urol. 2019 10; 202(4):787-794. Huang AJ, Grady D, Mendes WB, Hernandez C, Schembri M, Subak LL. PMID: 31075059.
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    9. Anxiety, depressive symptoms, and cardiac autonomic function in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women with hot flashes: a brief report. Menopause. 2018 12; 25(12):1470-1475. Fu P, Gibson CJ, Mendes WB, Schembri M, Huang AJ. PMID: 29916944.
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    10. Not in front of the kids: Effects of parental suppression on socialization behaviors during cooperative parent-child interactions. Emotion. 2019 Oct; 19(7):1183-1191. Karnilowicz HR, Waters SF, Mendes WB. PMID: 30475030.
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    11. A randomized, controlled trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction in HIV infection. Brain Behav Immun. 2018 10; 73:331-339. Hecht FM, Moskowitz JT, Moran P, Epel ES, Bacchetti P, Acree M, Kemeny ME, Mendes WB, Duncan LG, Weng H, Levy JA, Deeks SG, Folkman S. PMID: 29842903.
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    12. When anger expression might be beneficial for African Americans: The moderating role of chronic discrimination. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2018 07; 24(3):303-318. Park J, Flores AJ, Aschbacher K, Mendes WB. PMID: 29792483.
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    13. Cardiac vagal flexibility and accurate personality impressions: Examining a physiological correlate of the good judge. J Pers. 2018 12; 86(6):1065-1077. Human LJ, Mendes WB. PMID: 29473956.
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    14. More than a feeling: A unified view of stress measurement for population science. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2018 04; 49:146-169. Epel ES, Crosswell AD, Mayer SE, Prather AA, Slavich GM, Puterman E, Mendes WB. PMID: 29551356.
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    15. Emotion, health decision making, and health behaviour. Psychol Health. 2018 01; 33(1):1-16. Ferrer RA, Mendes WB. PMID: 29261038.
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    16. Measuring physiological influence in dyads: A guide to designing, implementing, and analyzing dyadic physiological studies. Psychol Methods. 2018 Dec; 23(4):595-616. Thorson KR, West TV, Mendes WB. PMID: 29283591.
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    17. Effects of oxytocin administration on receiving help. Emotion. 2018 Oct; 18(7):980-988. Human LJ, Woolley JD, Mendes WB. PMID: 29172621.
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    18. A multi-method investigation of the association between emotional clarity and empathy. Emotion. 2018 08; 18(5):638-645. Eckland NS, Leyro TM, Mendes WB, Thompson RJ. PMID: 29172622.
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    19. Contagious Anxiety: Anxious European Americans Can Transmit Their Physiological Reactivity to African Americans. Psychol Sci. 2017 Dec; 28(12):1796-1806. West TV, Koslov K, Page-Gould E, Major B, Mendes WB. PMID: 29106801.
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    20. The social side of sleep: Elucidating the links between sleep and social processes. Curr Dir Psychol Sci. 2017 Oct; 26(5):470-475. Gordon AM, Mendes WB, Prather AA. PMID: 29398789.
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    21. Cardiac autonomic function and hot flashes among perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2017 Jul; 24(7):756-761. Gibson CJ, Mendes WB, Schembri M, Grady D, Huang AJ. PMID: 28169914.
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    22. Affect contagion between mothers and infants: Examining valence and touch. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2017 07; 146(7):1043-1051. Waters SF, West TV, Karnilowicz HR, Mendes WB. PMID: 28493755.
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    23. Combining oxytocin administration and positive emotion inductions: Examining social perception and analytical performance. Horm Behav. 2017 04; 90:120-128. Human LJ, Thorson KR, Woolley JD, Mendes WB. PMID: 28324706.
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    24. 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. Hagan MJ, Bush N, Mendes WB, Arenander J, Epel E, Puterman E. PMID: 27834487.
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    25. Physiological and Relational Predictors of Mother-Infant Behavioral Coordination. Adapt Human Behav Physiol. 2016 Dec; 2(4):298-310. Waters SF, Mendes WB. PMID: 29104853.
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    26. 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. Aschbacher K, Derakhshandeh R, Flores AJ, Narayan S, Mendes WB, Springer ML. PMID: 26925833.
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    27. Social stress facilitates risk in youths. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2016 Apr; 145(4):467-85. Jamieson JP, Mendes WB. PMID: 26866533.
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    28. Suspicion of Motives Predicts Minorities' Responses to Positive Feedback in Interracial Interactions. J Exp Soc Psychol. 2016 Jan 01; 62:75-88. Major B, Kunstman JW, Malta BD, Sawyer PJ, Townsend SS, Mendes WB. PMID: 26688594.
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    29. Vagal flexibility: A physiological predictor of social sensitivity. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2015 Jul; 109(1):106-20. Muhtadie L, Koslov K, Akinola M, Mendes WB. PMID: 25545841.
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    30. 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. Kraus MW, Mendes WB. PMID: 25222264.
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    31. 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. McLaughlin KA, Sheridan MA, Alves S, Mendes WB. PMID: 25170753.
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    32. 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. Page-Gould E, Mendoza-Denton R, Mendes WB. PMID: 25045176.
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    33. Stress contagion: physiological covariation between mothers and infants. Psychol Sci. 2014 Apr; 25(4):934-42. Waters SF, West TV, Mendes WB. PMID: 24482403.
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    34. Aiming for the stomach and hitting the heart: dissociable triggers and sources for disgust reactions. Emotion. 2014 Apr; 14(2):301-309. Shenhav A, Mendes WB. PMID: 24219399.
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    35. The effects of measuring emotion: physiological reactions to emotional situations depend on whether someone is asking. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e64959. Kassam KS, Mendes WB. PMID: 23785407.
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    36. Intergroup relations and health disparities: a social psychological perspective. Health Psychol. 2013 May; 32(5):514-24. Major B, Mendes WB, Dovidio JF. PMID: 23646834.
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    37. Experiencing discrimination increases risk taking. Psychol Sci. 2013 Feb 01; 24(2):131-9. Jamieson JP, Koslov K, Nock MK, Mendes WB. PMID: 23257767.
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    38. Brittle smiles: positive biases toward stigmatized and outgroup targets. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2013 Aug; 142(3):923-33. Mendes WB, Koslov K. PMID: 22889160.
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    39. 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. Sawyer PJ, Major B, Casad BJ, Townsend SS, Mendes WB. PMID: 22420818.
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    40. A heartfelt response: Oxytocin effects on response to social stress in men and women. Biol Psychol. 2012 Apr; 90(1):1-9. Kubzansky LD, Mendes WB, Appleton AA, Block J, Adler GK. PMID: 22387929.
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    41. Stress-induced cortisol facilitates threat-related decision making among police officers. Behav Neurosci. 2012 Feb; 126(1):167-74. Akinola M, Mendes WB. PMID: 22141468.
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    42. Mind over matter: reappraising arousal improves cardiovascular and cognitive responses to stress. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2012 Aug; 141(3):417-22. Jamieson JP, Nock MK, Mendes WB. PMID: 21942377.
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    43. Simulating murder: the aversion to harmful action. Emotion. 2012 Feb; 12(1):2-7. Cushman F, Gray K, Gaffey A, Mendes WB. PMID: 21910540.
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    44. Asymmetry in resting intracortical activity as a buffer to social threat. Psychol Sci. 2011 May; 22(5):641-9. Koslov K, Mendes WB, Pajtas PE, Pizzagalli DA. PMID: 21467550.
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    45. From "in the air" to "under the skin": cortisol responses to social identity threat. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2011 Feb; 37(2):151-64. Townsend SS, Major B, Gangi CE, Mendes WB. PMID: 21239591.
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    46. 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. Townsend SS, Major B, Sawyer PJ, Mendes WB. PMID: 21114352.
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    47. Intergroup Contact Facilitates Physiological Recovery following Stressful Intergroup Interactions. J Exp Soc Psychol. 2010 Sep; 46(5):854-858. Page-Gould E, Mendes WB, Major B. PMID: 21804647.
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    48. Cardiovascular and affective recovery from anticipatory threat. Biol Psychol. 2010 May; 84(2):169-75. Waugh CE, Panage S, Mendes WB, Gotlib IH. PMID: 20096747.
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    49. 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. Jamieson JP, Mendes WB, Blackstock E, Schmader T. PMID: 20161454.
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    50. 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. Kubzansky LD, Mendes WB, Appleton A, Block J, Adler GK. PMID: 20025778.
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    51. Decisions under distress: stress profiles influence anchoring and adjustment. Psychol Sci. 2009 Nov; 20(11):1394-9. Kassam KS, Koslov K, Mendes WB. PMID: 19843261.
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    52. A metacognitive perspective on the cognitive deficits experienced in intellectually threatening environments. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2009 May; 35(5):584-96. Schmader T, Forbes CE, Zhang S, Mendes WB. PMID: 19228598.
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    53. Fear extinction to an out-group face: the role of target gender. Psychol Sci. 2009 Feb; 20(2):155-8. Navarrete CD, Olsson A, Ho AK, Mendes WB, Thomsen L, Sidanius J. PMID: 19175529.
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    54. An in-group advantage in detecting intergroup anxiety. Psychol Sci. 2008 Dec; 19(12):1233-7. Gray HM, Mendes WB, Denny-Brown C. PMID: 19121129.
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    55. 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. Akinola M, Mendes WB. PMID: 18832338.
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    56. How attributional ambiguity shapes physiological and emotional responses to social rejection and acceptance. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2008 Feb; 94(2):278-91. Mendes WB, Major B, McCoy S, Blascovich J. PMID: 18211177.
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    57. Big tales and cool heads: academic exaggeration is related to cardiac vagal reactivity. Emotion. 2008 Feb; 8(1):138-44. Gramzow RH, Willard G, Mendes WB. PMID: 18266525.
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    58. Physiological arousal, distress tolerance, and social problem-solving deficits among adolescent self-injurers. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2008 Feb; 76(1):28-38. Nock MK, Mendes WB. PMID: 18229980.
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    59. Why egalitarianism might be good for your health: physiological thriving during stressful intergroup encounters. Psychol Sci. 2007 Nov; 18(11):991-8. Mendes WB, Gray HM, Mendoza-Denton R, Major B, Epel ES. PMID: 17958714.
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    60. Threatened by the unexpected: physiological responses during social interactions with expectancy-violating partners. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2007 Apr; 92(4):698-716. Mendes WB, Blascovich J, Hunter SB, Lickel B, Jost JT. PMID: 17469953.
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    61. Cell aging in relation to stress arousal and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2006 Apr; 31(3):277-87. Epel ES, Lin J, Wilhelm FH, Wolkowitz OM, Cawthon R, Adler NE, Dolbier C, Mendes WB, Blackburn EH. PMID: 16298085.
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    62. The nonconscious influence of religious symbols in motivated performance situations. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2005 Sep; 31(9):1203-16. Weisbuch-Remington M, Mendes WB, Seery MD, Blascovich J. PMID: 16055640.
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    63. Cardiovascular correlates of emotional expression and suppression: do content and gender context matter? J Pers Soc Psychol. 2003 Apr; 84(4):771-92. Mendes WB, Reis HT, Seery MD, Blascovich J. PMID: 12703648.
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    64. 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. Blascovich J, Mendes WB, Tomaka J, Salomon K, Seery M. PMID: 12788689.
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    65. 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. Allen K, Blascovich J, Mendes WB. PMID: 12271103.
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    66. Perceiver threat in social interactions with stigmatized others. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2001 Feb; 80(2):253-67. Blascovich J, Mendes WB, Hunter SB, Lickel B, Kowai-Bell N. PMID: 11220444.
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    67. Social "facilitation" as challenge and threat. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1999 Jul; 77(1):68-77. Blascovich J, Mendes WB, Hunter SB, Salomon K. PMID: 10434409.
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