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PUBLICATIONS (in chronological order from most recent; *indicates a graduate student, ** indicates an undergraduate student)
Citations = 4675; h-index = 20, I 10-index = 24 (retrieved from Google Scholar August 2019)
Huska, B., Pressman, S.D., Bendinskas, K., & Gump, B.B. (accepted). Vacation Frequency is Associated with Metabolic Syndrome and Symptoms: Findings from a New Instrument for Assessing Vacation Characteristics. Psychology & Health.
featured in JAMA: Voelker, R. (published online August 2019). Vacationing more often may reduce metabolic syndrome. JAMA.
Consedine, N., Tuck, N., Thompson, L., & Pressman, S.D. (published online 2019). Real men don’t cry: Skill expressing discrete emotions differentially predicts cardiovascular disease risk in men and women. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
Jenkins, B.N., *Hunter, J.F., Richardson, M.J., Conner, T.S., & Pressman, S.D. (2018). Affect variability and predictability: Using recurrence quantification analysis to better understand how the dynamics of affect relate to health. Emotion.
Kushlev, K., *Hunter, J., *Proulx, J., Pressman, S.D. & Dunn, E. (2019). Smartphones Reduce Smiles Between Strangers. Computers in Human Behavior, 91, 12-16.
*Urban, E.J., *Cochran, K.J., *Acevedo, A.M., *Cross, M.P., Pressman, S.D., & Loftus, E.F. (2019). Misrembering Pain: A memory blindness approach to adding a better end. Memory & Cognition, 47, 954-967.
*Heshmati, S., Oravecz, Z., Pressman, S. D., Batchelder, W.H., Muth, C., & Vandekerckhove, J. (2019). What does it mean to feel loved: Cultural consensus and individual differences. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36, p. 214-243.
Lillis, T.A., Hamilton, N.A., Pressman, S.D., Ziadni, M.S., Khou, C.S., Boddy, L.E., & Wagner, L. (2018). Sleep quality buffers the effects of negative social interactions on maternal mood in the 3-6 months postpartum period: A daily diary study. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 41, 733-746.
Kornienko, O., Schaefer, D.R., Pressman, S.D., & Granger, D. A. (2018). Associations between Secretory Immunoglobulin A and Social Network Structure. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25, 669-681.
Pressman, S.D., Jenkins, B., & Moskowitz, J. (2019). Positive Affect and Health: What do we know and where next should we go? Annual Review of Psychology, 70, 627-650.
*Cross, M.P & Pressman, S.D. (2018, published online). Say Cheese? The Connections between Positive Facial Expressions in Student Identification Photographs and Health Care Seeking Behavior. Journal of Health Psychology.
*Hooker, E.D., Campos, B. & Pressman, S.D. (2018). It just takes a text: Partner text messages can reduce cardiovascular responses to stress. Computers in Human Behavior, 84, 485-492.
Pressman, S. D., & *Cross, M. P. Moving beyond a one-size- fits-all view of positive affect in
health research (2018). Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27, 339-344.
Hunter, J.F.*, Hooker, E.D.*, Rohleder, N., & Pressman, S.D (2018). The use of smartphones as a digital security blanket: The influence of phone use and availability on psychological and physiological responses to social exclusion. Psychosomatic Medicine, 80, 345-352.
*Jenkins, B., *Cross, M.P., *Acevedo, A., *Hunter, J., & Pressman, S.D. (2018). When is Affect Variability Bad for Health? The Association between Affect Variability and Immune Response to the Influenza Vaccination. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 104, 41-47.
Petrie, K.J., Pressman, S.D., Pennebaker, J.W., Overland, S., Tell, G.S., & Sivertsen, B. (2018). Which aspects of positive affect are related to mortality? Results from a general population longitudinal study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52, 571-581.
*Tuck, N.L., *Adams, K.S., Pressman, S.D., & Consedine, N.S. (2017). Greater Ability to Express Positive Emotion is Associated with Lower Projected Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40, 855-864.
Diener, E., Pressman, S.D., *Hunter, J., *Delgadillo-Chase, D. (2017). If, why and when subjective well-being influences health, and future needed research. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 9, 133-167.
Pressman, S.D., *Jenkins, B.N., Kraft, T.K., Rasmussen, H., & Scheier, M. (2017). The whole is not the sum of the parts: Specific types of positive affect influence sleep differentially. Emotion,17, 778-793.
Lillis, T.A., Hamilton, N.A., Pressman, S.D., & *Khou, C.S. (2016). The Association of Daytime Maternal Napping and Exercise With Nighttime Sleep in First-Time Mothers Between 3 and 6 Months Postpartum. Behavioral Sleep Medicine,19, 1-16.
*Shields, G.S., Kuchenbecker, S.Y., 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.
Pressman, S.D., *Kraft, T.L. & *Cross, M. (2015). The influence of a “Pay it Forward” style kindness intervention on the wellbeing of the giver and recipient. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10, 293-302.
Pressman, S.D., Gallagher, M., Lopez, S. & Campos, B. (2014). Incorporating culture into the study of affect and health. Psychological Science, 25, 2281-2283.
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, 5, 691-697.
*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.
1*Kraft, T.L. & 1Pressman, S.D. (2012). Grin and bear it: The influence of manipulated positive facial expression on the stress response. Psychological Science, 23, 1372-1378. (1Both 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.E. , 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.
*Cross, M. P., **Hofschneider, L., **Grimm, M., & Pressman, S. D. (2018). Subjective well-
being and physical health. In E. Diener, S. Oishi, and L. Tay (Eds.), Handbook of Well-Being. Salt Lake City, UT: DEF Publishers. doi:nobascholar.com
*Hunter, J., *Cross, M.P., & Pressman, S.D. (2018). The associations between positive affect and health: Findings & future directions. In S.Lopez, L. Edwards & S. Marques (Eds). The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology (3rd edition).
*Cross, M. P., & Pressman, S. D. (2017). Understanding the connections between positive affect and health. In C. L. Cooper and J. C. Quick (Eds.), The Handbook of Stress and Health: A Guide to Research and Practice.
Pressman, S.D. (2016). Sarah Pressman. In A. Jarden, G. Slemp, A. Chia, E. Lahti, & E. Hwang (Eds.), Positive Psychologists on Positive Psychology (3rd Ed.), 24-40.
Pressman, S.D. & *Bowlin, S. (2014). Positive Affect: A pathway to better physical health. In J. Moskowitz & J. Gruber (Eds.). Positive Emotion: Integrating the Light and Dark Sides, p.183-205. Oxford University Press.
*Hooker, E. D., & Pressman, S. D. (2018/2013). The healthy life. In R. Biswas-Diener &
E. Diener (Eds), Noba textbook series: Psychology. Champaign, IL: DEF Publishers.
DOI: www.nobaproject.com (Chapter link: http://noba.to/4tm85z2x ).
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.
*Jenkins, B., *Acevedo, A., & Pressman, S.D. (in press). Positive Affect in the Context of Health. Sweeny, K., & Robbins, M. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Health Psychology.
Pressman S.D. & *Hooker E. (2013, revised in 2016). Happiness and Health. In: Gellman M., Turner J. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine: SpringerReference (www.springerreference.com). 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 (www.springerreference.com). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. DOI: 10.1007/SpringerReference_345179 2012-09-10 13:24:07 UTC
Pressman, S.D. & Marsland, A.L. (2009). Immune System. In Lopez, S. J. (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (pp. 509-513). London: Blackwell Publishing.
Rasmussen, 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.
OPINION PIECES, COMMENTARIES, NEWSLETTER ENTRIES & OTHER UNREVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Pressman, S.D. (2018). In memory of Shane Lopez. In S. Lopez, J. Pedrotti & R. Snyder, Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths, 4th Edition. Sage.
Pressman, S.D. (2017). A time for resilience. American Psychosomatic Society Newsletter.
Diener, E., Pressman, S.D., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2015). Can 1 million women be wrong about happiness and health (Op-Ed)? Los Angeles Times, 12/17/15.
Pressman, S.D. (2014). Hacking exam stress through psychological science. Newsletter for NOBAproject.com.
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.
JOURNAL ARTICLES UNDER REVIEW (in alphabetical order by first author)
**Becerra, M., Jenkins, B.N., **Wong, E., & Pressman, S.D. (under review). Does a Good Advisor a Day Keep the Doctor Away? How Advisor-Advisee Relationships are associated with Psychological and Physical Well-Being among Graduate Students.
1Prather, A. A., 1Pressman, S.D., Miller, G. E., & Cohen, S. (under review). Self-reported sleep and antibody responses to the influenza vaccine: does timing matter? (1Prather and Pressman are co-first authors on this article; publication lists authors alphabetically)
Pressman, S.D., Kraft, T.K., *Aucott, K. & *Acevedo, A. (revise & resubmit). Smile (or Grimace?) though the pain: The effects of facial expression on objective and subjective needle injection responses.