Wendy Berry Mendes

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc 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
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA USA
    BMC Public Health 9:481. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Threatened by the unexpected: physiological responses during social interactions with expectancy-violating partners
    Wendy Berry Mendes
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:698-716. 2007
  3. pmc Why egalitarianism might be good for your health: physiological thriving during stressful intergroup encounters
    Wendy Berry Mendes
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:991-8. 2007
  4. pmc How attributional ambiguity shapes physiological and emotional responses to social rejection and acceptance
    Wendy Berry Mendes
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 94:278-91. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Experiencing discrimination increases risk taking
    Jeremy P Jamieson
    Department of Psychology, University of Rochester, USA
    Psychol Sci 24:131-9. 2013
  6. pmc Can the absence of prejudice be more threatening than its presence? It depends on one's worldview
    Sarah S M Townsend
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 99:933-47. 2010
  7. pmc Mind over matter: reappraising arousal improves cardiovascular and cognitive responses to stress
    Jeremy P Jamieson
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 141:417-22. 2012
  8. pmc Decisions under distress: stress profiles influence anchoring and adjustment
    Karim S Kassam
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:1394-9. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Simulating murder: the aversion to harmful action
    Fiery Cushman
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA
    Emotion 12:2-7. 2012
  10. pmc The dark side of creativity: biological vulnerability and negative emotions lead to greater artistic creativity
    Modupe Akinola
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 34:1677-86. 2008

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. pmc 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
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA USA
    BMC Public Health 9:481. 2009
    ..The proposed research will examine whether and how oxytocin influences responses to stress in humans and will consider effects in relation to those of social support...
  2. ncbi request reprint Threatened by the unexpected: physiological responses during social interactions with expectancy-violating partners
    Wendy Berry Mendes
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:698-716. 2007
    ..Implications for decreasing prejudicial responses via uncertainty reduction are discussed...
  3. pmc Why egalitarianism might be good for your health: physiological thriving during stressful intergroup encounters
    Wendy Berry Mendes
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:991-8. 2007
    ..Egalitarianism may have physical and psychological benefits for people living in a diverse society...
  4. pmc How attributional ambiguity shapes physiological and emotional responses to social rejection and acceptance
    Wendy Berry Mendes
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 94:278-91. 2008
    ..The latter appeared vigilant and exhibited threat responses. Discussion centers on implications for attributional ambiguity theory and potential pathways from discrimination to health outcomes...
  5. doi request reprint Experiencing discrimination increases risk taking
    Jeremy P Jamieson
    Department of Psychology, University of Rochester, USA
    Psychol Sci 24:131-9. 2013
    ..These data suggest that perceived discrimination is associated with distinct profiles of physiological reactivity, affect, cognitive processing, and risk taking, implicating direct and indirect pathways to health disparities...
  6. pmc Can the absence of prejudice be more threatening than its presence? It depends on one's worldview
    Sarah S M Townsend
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 99:933-47. 2010
    ..The specific pattern of the moderation differed across the 2 studies...
  7. pmc Mind over matter: reappraising arousal improves cardiovascular and cognitive responses to stress
    Jeremy P Jamieson
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 141:417-22. 2012
    ..Thus, reappraising arousal shows physiological and cognitive benefits. Implications for health and potential clinical applications are discussed...
  8. pmc Decisions under distress: stress profiles influence anchoring and adjustment
    Karim S Kassam
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:1394-9. 2009
    ..Cardiovascular responses mediated the relationship between condition and adjustment. This study demonstrates the importance of considering profiles of cardiovascular reactivity when examining the influence of stress on decision making...
  9. doi request reprint Simulating murder: the aversion to harmful action
    Fiery Cushman
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA
    Emotion 12:2-7. 2012
    ..This suggests that the aversion to harmful actions extends beyond empathic concern for victim harm. Together, these studies demonstrate a link between the body and moral decision-making processes...
  10. pmc The dark side of creativity: biological vulnerability and negative emotions lead to greater artistic creativity
    Modupe Akinola
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 34:1677-86. 2008
    ..These data provide evidence of possible biological and social pathways to artistic creativity...
  11. doi request reprint Physiological arousal, distress tolerance, and social problem-solving deficits among adolescent self-injurers
    Matthew K Nock
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:28-38. 2008
    ..These findings highlight the importance of attending to increased arousal, distress tolerance, and problem-solving skills in the assessment and treatment of NSSI...
  12. ncbi request reprint The nonconscious influence of religious symbols in motivated performance situations
    Max Weisbuch-Remington
    Department of Psychology, Mercer University, Macon, GA 31207, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 31:1203-16. 2005
    ..Results suggested that these effects were due to the learned meaning of the symbols and point to the importance of religion as a coping resource...
  13. pmc Aiming for the stomach and hitting the heart: dissociable triggers and sources for disgust reactions
    Amitai Shenhav
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University
    Emotion 14:301-9. 2014
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  14. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular correlates of emotional expression and suppression: do content and gender context matter?
    Wendy Berry Mendes
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara 94143, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 84:771-92. 2003
    ..Results confirmed findings from the first 2 studies, indicating that both context and content of emotional expression influenced CV effects. Findings are discussed within a theoretical challenge and threat perspective...
  15. doi request reprint Fear extinction to an out-group face: the role of target gender
    Carlos David Navarrete
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:155-8. 2009
    ..These results underscore the importance of considering how gender of the target stimulus affects psychological and physiological responses to out-group threat...
  16. ncbi request reprint The robust nature of the biopsychosocial model challenge and threat: a reply to Wright and Kirby
    Jim Blascovich
    Department of Psychology University of California, Santa Barbara 93106, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Rev 7:234-43. 2003
    ..We conclude by affirming that our BPS model of challenge and threat is an evolving, generative theory directed toward understanding the complexity of personality and social psychological factors underlying challenge and threat states...