Michael J Poulin
Affiliation: University at Buffalo
- Giving to others and the association between stress and mortalityMichael J Poulin
Department of Psychology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
Am J Public Health 103:1649-55. 2013..We sought to test the hypothesis that providing help to others predicts a reduced association between stress and mortality...
- Helping hands, healthy body? Oxytocin receptor gene and prosocial behavior interact to buffer the association between stress and physical healthMichael J Poulin
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
Horm Behav 63:510-7. 2013..More broadly, these findings are consistent with a role for the caregiving behavioral system in health and well-being...
- The neurogenetics of nice: receptor genes for oxytocin and vasopressin interact with threat to predict prosocial behaviorMichael J Poulin
Department of Psychology, University at Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
Psychol Sci 23:446-52. 2012..Oxytocin, vasopressin, and their receptor genes may significantly influence prosocial behavior and may lie at the core of the caregiving behavioral system...
- Finding social benefits after a collective trauma: perceiving societal changes and well-being following 9/11Michael J Poulin
Department of Psychology, State University of New York Buffalo, Buffalo, NY NY 14260 4110, USA
J Trauma Stress 22:81-90. 2009..Pre-9/11 religiousness and Republican political affiliation predicted perceiving religion-related social benefits post-9/11. Perceptions of social change are important but understudied responses to stressful events...
- Does a helping hand mean a heavy heart? Helping behavior and well-being among spouse caregiversMichael J Poulin
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Psychol Aging 25:108-17. 2010..Helping valued loved ones may promote caregivers' well-being...
- The distinct roles of spirituality and religiosity in physical and mental health after collective trauma: a national longitudinal study of responses to the 9/11 attacksDaniel N McIntosh
Department of Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208, USA
J Behav Med 34:497-507. 2011..10). Religiosity and spirituality independently predict health after a collective trauma, controlling for pre-event health status; they are not interchangeable indices of religion...
- The political is personal: narrating 9/11 and psychological well-beingJonathan M Adler
Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
J Pers 77:903-32. 2009..Understanding the narrative styles that characterize personal accounts of political events has important ramifications for the study of the socially embedded individual...
- Happiness as a motivator: positive affect predicts primary control striving for career and educational goalsClaudia M Haase
Department of Psychology, Institute of Personality and Social Research, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 38:1093-104. 2012..Thus, when individuals experience positive affect, they become more motivated to invest time and effort, and overcome obstacles when pursuing their goals, in part because they believe they have more control over attaining their goals...
- Social closeness increases salivary progesterone in humansStephanie L Brown
VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Horm Behav 56:108-11. 2009..Across conditions, progesterone increase one week later predicted the willingness to sacrifice for the partner. These results are discussed in terms of the links between social contact, stress, and health...