SUZANNE SEGERSTROM

Summary

Affiliation: University of Kentucky
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dispositional optimism and coping: a meta-analytic review
    Lise Solberg Nes
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Rev 10:235-51. 2006
  2. pmc Psychological stress and the human immune system: a meta-analytic study of 30 years of inquiry
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
    Psychol Bull 130:601-30. 2004
  3. pmc Optimism and immunity: do positive thoughts always lead to positive effects?
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 19:195-200. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Heart rate variability reflects self-regulatory strength, effort, and fatigue
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:275-81. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Optimism, goal conflict, and stressor-related immune change
    S C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 0044, USA
    J Behav Med 24:441-67. 2001
  6. pmc Caregiving, repetitive thought, and immune response to vaccination in older adults
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 22:744-52. 2008
  7. pmc Social networks and immunosuppression during stress: relationship conflict or energy conservation?
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 22:279-84. 2008
  8. pmc How does optimism suppress immunity? Evaluation of three affective pathways
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
    Health Psychol 25:653-7. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Identifying immune traits and biobehavioral correlates: generalizability and reliability of immune responses in rhesus macaques
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 20:349-58. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Individual differences, immunity, and cancer: lessons from personality psychology
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington 40506 0044, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 17:S92-7. 2003

Research Grants

  1. Repetitive Thought, Stress, and Immunity in Older Adults
    SUZANNE SEGERSTROM; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. Repetitive Thought, Stress, and Immunity in Older Adults
    SUZANNE SEGERSTROM; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, OPTIMISM, AND CELLULAR IMMUNITY
    SUZANNE SEGERSTROM; Fiscal Year: 2005
  4. Repetitive Thought, Stress, and Immunity in Older Adults
    Suzanne C Segerstrom; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Dispositional optimism and coping: a meta-analytic review
    Lise Solberg Nes
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Rev 10:235-51. 2006
    ..Meta-analytic findings also indicate that optimists may adjust their coping strategies to meet the demands of the stressors at hand, and that the optimism-coping relationship is strongest in English-speaking samples...
  2. pmc Psychological stress and the human immune system: a meta-analytic study of 30 years of inquiry
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
    Psychol Bull 130:601-30. 2004
    ..loss). Subjective reports of stress generally did not associate with immune change. In some cases, physical vulnerability as a function of age or disease also increased vulnerability to immune change during stressors...
  3. pmc Optimism and immunity: do positive thoughts always lead to positive effects?
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 19:195-200. 2005
    ..The mixed immunological correlates of optimism may explain why it does not consistently predict better disease outcomes...
  4. ncbi request reprint Heart rate variability reflects self-regulatory strength, effort, and fatigue
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:275-81. 2007
    ..HRV appears to index self-regulatory strength and effort, making it possible to study these phenomena in the field as well as the lab...
  5. ncbi request reprint Optimism, goal conflict, and stressor-related immune change
    S C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 0044, USA
    J Behav Med 24:441-67. 2001
    ..The results replicated in the Study 2 sample of law students (n = 22) using delayed-type hypersensitivity testing. Optimists may be subject to short-term physiological costs in their persistence to gain long-term rewards...
  6. pmc Caregiving, repetitive thought, and immune response to vaccination in older adults
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 22:744-52. 2008
    ..Results generally support beneficial effects of neutral repetitive thought and detrimental effects of negative repetitive thought, but those effects may be reduced or even reversed depending on life circumstances...
  7. pmc Social networks and immunosuppression during stress: relationship conflict or energy conservation?
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 22:279-84. 2008
    ..Ecological models would predict that temporary immunosuppression is less harmful to health in the long run than loss of social resources...
  8. pmc How does optimism suppress immunity? Evaluation of three affective pathways
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
    Health Psychol 25:653-7. 2006
    ..Alternative pathways include effort or self-regulatory depletion...
  9. ncbi request reprint Identifying immune traits and biobehavioral correlates: generalizability and reliability of immune responses in rhesus macaques
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 20:349-58. 2006
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  10. ncbi request reprint Individual differences, immunity, and cancer: lessons from personality psychology
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington 40506 0044, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 17:S92-7. 2003
    ..Responses to this challenge included research designs that improved reliability and accounted for both person and situation in an interactionist model. Both responses are relevant to current research in personality, immunity, and health...
  11. ncbi request reprint A multidimensional structure for repetitive thought: what's on your mind, and how, and how much?
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:909-21. 2003
    ..In Study 3, valence and purpose of RT descriptions by women in a breast cancer prevention trial (N=62) predicted concurrent affect and psychological and physical well-being...
  12. pmc Gender differences in delayed-type hypersensitivity response: effects of stress and coping in first-year law students
    Sarah McQueary Flynn
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:672-6. 2009
    ..These results indicate that active coping may be less efficacious for women than for men in law school, which in turn may limit women's opportunities to attenuate negative effects of law school...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of stimulus type and worry on physiological response to fear
    Jay O Castaneda
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 18:809-23. 2004
    ..The results suggest that factors, such as the type of fear stimulus and the type of physiological measures used, are vital in understanding the reasons for and the limits of fear activation...
  14. doi request reprint Self-regulatory deficits in fibromyalgia and temporomandibular disorders
    Lise Solberg Nes
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
    Pain 151:37-44. 2010
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  15. pmc When is enough measurement, enough? Generalizability of primate immunity over time
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:986-92. 2009
    ..Sex and rearing condition (early, brief maternal separation) did not substantially affect generalizability, although females tended to generate more stable results than did males...
  16. doi request reprint Optimistic expectancies and cell-mediated immunity: the role of positive affect
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Psychol Sci 21:448-55. 2010
    ..This dynamic relationship between expectancies and immunity has positive implications for psychological interventions to improve health, particularly those that increase positive affect...
  17. doi request reprint Resources, stress, and immunity: an ecological perspective on human psychoneuroimmunology
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY, 40506 0044, USA
    Ann Behav Med 40:114-25. 2010
    ..In conclusion, ecological models may aid in understanding the relationship between stress and immunity...
  18. doi request reprint Executive functions, self-regulation, and chronic pain: a review
    Lise Solberg Nes
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Ann Behav Med 37:173-83. 2009
    ..Self-regulation appears to rely on executive cognitive functions, and the current review, therefore, sought to draw attention to the impact of self-regulatory capacity and executive functions on chronic pain...
  19. doi request reprint The dynamics of quality of life in ALS patients and caregivers
    Abbey R Roach
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Ann Behav Med 37:197-206. 2009
    ..g., personality or demographics), or idiosyncratic effects (e.g., life events unrelated to the disease). Furthermore, effects may differ for patients and caregivers; physical decline may impact the caregiver more than the patient...
  20. pmc The structure and health correlates of trait repetitive thought in older adults
    Suzanne C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Psychol Aging 25:505-15. 2010
    ..Although RT has not been extensively investigated in older adults, it appears to play an important role in their subjective health...
  21. pmc Engagement and arousal: optimism's effects during a brief stressor
    Lise Solberg Nes
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 31:111-20. 2005
    ..The results support the notion that the increased engagement that arises from optimism may lead to short-term physiological costs...
  22. ncbi request reprint Psychological health in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Alyssa J Averill
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 8:243-54. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Stress management, finding benefit, and immune function: positive mechanisms for intervention effects on physiology
    Julienne E Bower
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Psychosom Res 56:9-11. 2004

Research Grants10

  1. Repetitive Thought, Stress, and Immunity in Older Adults
    SUZANNE SEGERSTROM; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This research will test whether thought styles such as worry put older adults at greater risk. This knowledge could be used to identify and intervene with the most at-risk individuals. ..
  2. Repetitive Thought, Stress, and Immunity in Older Adults
    SUZANNE SEGERSTROM; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This research will test whether thought styles such as worry put older adults at greater risk. This knowledge could be used to identify and intervene with the most at-risk individuals. ..
  3. ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, OPTIMISM, AND CELLULAR IMMUNITY
    SUZANNE SEGERSTROM; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  4. Repetitive Thought, Stress, and Immunity in Older Adults
    Suzanne C Segerstrom; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This research will test whether thought styles such as worry put older adults at greater risk. This knowledge could be used to identify and intervene with the most at-risk individuals. ..