Journal Articles

Pressman, S.D., *Kraft, T.L. & *Cross, M (conditional acceptance). The influence of a “Pay it Forward” style kindness intervention on the wellbeing of the giver and recipient. Journal of Positive Psychology.

DeWall, N., Gillath, O., Pressman, S.D., *Black, L., Stetler, D., Moskowitz, J., B, & Bartz, J. (2014).  When the love hormone leads to violence: Oxytocin increases intimate partner violence inclinations among high trait aggressive people. Social Psychological and Personality Science. Online pre publication.

*Crittenden, C.N., Pressman, S.D., Cohen, S., Smith, B. & Seeman, T. (2014). Social Integration and Pulmonary Function in the Elderly.  Health Psychology,33, 535-543.

Pressman, S.D., Gallagher, M. & Lopez, S. (2013).  Is the Emotion-Health Connection a “First World Problem?  Psychological Science,24, 544 – 549.

Gallagher, M. W., Lopez, S. J., & Pressman, S. D. (2013). Optimism is universal: Exploring the Presence and Benefits of Optimism in a Representative Sample of the World. Journal of Personality, 81, 429 – 440.

*Hogue, C.M., Fry, M., Fry, A.C & Pressman, S.D. (2013).  The Influence of a Motivational Climate Intervention on Participants’ Salivary Cortisol and Psychological Responses. Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology, 35, 85-97

Pressman, S.D., & Cohen, S. (2012). Positive emotion words and longevity in famous deceased psychologists. Health Psychology, 31, 297-305.

Pressman, S.D. & *Kraft, T.L. (2012).  Grin and bear it: The influence of manipulated positive facial expression on the stress response. Psychological Science, 23, 1372-1378. (Note: Both authors contributed equally to this work and should be considered as co-first authors; publication lists authors alphabetically)

*Gallagher, M., *Schoemann, A., & Pressman, S.D. (2011).  Mastery beliefs and intraindividual variability of anxiety.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 227-231.

Bessiere, K., Pressman, S.D., Kiessler, S. & Kraut, R. (2010). Health and psychological well-being after seeking health information and support online: a longitudinal study. The Journal of Internet Medical Research, 12, e6 (electronic).

Pressman, S.D., Matthews, K.A., Cohen, S., Martire, L., Scheier, M., Baum, A., Schulz, R. (2009). The association of cumulative restorative activities with psychological and physiological well-being. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71, 725-732.

Robles, T.F., *Brooks, K.P., & Pressman, S.D. (2009).  Trait positive affect buffers the effects of acute stress on skin barrier recovery. Health Psychology, 28(3), 373-378.

Pressman, S.D., & Cohen, S. (2007).  The use of social words in autobiographies and longevity.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 69, 262-269.

Cohen, S., & Pressman, S.D. (2006).  Positive affect and health.  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15, 122-125.

Pressman, S. D., & Cohen, S. (2005). Does positive affect influence health? Psychological Bulletin, 131, 925-971.

Pressman, S., Cohen, S., Miller, G. E., Barkin, A., Rabin, B. S., & Treanor, J. J. (2005). Loneliness, social network size, and immune response to influenza vaccination in college freshmen. Health Psychology, 24, 297-306.

Miller, G., Cohen, S., Pressman, S., Barkin, A., Treanor, J., & Rabin, B. (2004). Psychological stress and antibody response to influenza vaccination: When is the critical period for stress, and how does it get inside the body? Psychosomatic Medicine, 66, 215-223.


 Pressman, S.D., & *Hooker, E.D. (2013). The Healthy Life: An overview of Health Psychology. In R. Biswas-Diener & E. Diener (Eds), Noba Textbook Series: Psychology. Champaign, IL: DEF Publishers.

Pressman, S.D. & *Bowlin, S. (in press).  Positive Affect: A pathway to better physical health.  In J. Moskowitz & J. Gruber (Eds.). The Dark & Light Sides of Positive Emotion.

Pressman, S.D. & *Kraft, T. (2012).  Heart rate variation with positive psychology exercises.  In Froh, J.J., & Parks, A.C. (Eds.) Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology: A Guide for Instructors.

Pressman, S.D., & *Black, L. (2012).  Positive Emotions and Immunity.  The Oxford Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology (pp. 92-104).  Oxford Press.

Marsland, A.L., Pressman, S.D., & Cohen, S. (2006). Positive affect and immune function.  In R. Ader (Ed.), Psychoneuroimmunology (pp. 761-779).  Elsevier Publications.

Encyclopedia Articles

Pressman S. & *Hooker E. (2013). Happiness and Health. In: Gellman M., Turner J. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine: SpringerReference ( Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. DOI: 10.1007/SpringerReference_346166 2012-09-10 13:37:48 UTC

Pressman S.D., *Kraft T.L., & *Bowlin S.(2013).Well-Being: Physical, Psychological, Social. In: Gellman M., Turner J. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine: SpringerReference ( Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. DOI: 10.1007/SpringerReference_345179 2012-09-10 13:24:07 UTC

Pressman, S.D. & Marsland, A.L. (2009). Positive Affect and the Immune System. In Lopez, S. J. (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (pp. 509-513). London: Blackwell Publishing.

Rasumussen, H.N. & Pressman, S.D. (2009).  Physical Health and Positive Psychological Constructs. In Lopez, S. J. (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (pp. 695-701). London: Blackwell Publishing.

Cohen, S., & Pressman, S. (2004). The stress-buffering hypothesis. In N. Anderson (Ed.),  Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior (pp. 780-782). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications


Pressman, S.D. (2013).  Considering the Smile in Health & Positive Psychology.  Newsletter for the International Positive Psychological Association, 6 (1).

Lopez, S. & Pressman, S.D. (2012). Americans Use Their Strengths Least on Sundays: People Do More of What They Do Best on Positive Days.  Gallup Journal Online.


Bowlin, S.*, Pressman, S.D., Gillath, O. (under review). Dispositional Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, and Oxytocin Levels During Stress Reactivity and Recovery Personality and Individual Differences. Mindfulness.