Shelley Taylor

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Risky families: family social environments and the mental and physical health of offspring
    Rena L Repetti
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095 1563, USA
    Psychol Bull 128:330-66. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Relation of oxytocin to psychological stress responses and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity in older women
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:238-45. 2006
  3. pmc Early environment affects neuroendocrine regulation in adulthood
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 6:244-51. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Effects of a supportive or an unsupportive audience on biological and psychological responses to stress
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095
    J Pers Soc Psychol 98:47-56. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Are self-enhancing cognitions associated with healthy or unhealthy biological profiles?
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:605-15. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Neural bases of moderation of cortisol stress responses by psychosocial resources
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:197-211. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Cultural differences in the impact of social support on psychological and biological stress responses
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:831-7. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Culture and social support: who seeks it and why?
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 87:354-62. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Early environment, emotions, responses to stress, and health
    Shelley E Taylor
    University of California, Department of Psychology, 1282A Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Pers 72:1365-93. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Coping resources, coping processes, and mental health
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 3:377-401. 2007

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Risky families: family social environments and the mental and physical health of offspring
    Rena L Repetti
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095 1563, USA
    Psychol Bull 128:330-66. 2002
    ..We conclude that childhood family environments represent vital links for understanding mental and physical health across the life span...
  2. ncbi request reprint Relation of oxytocin to psychological stress responses and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity in older women
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:238-45. 2006
    ....
  3. pmc Early environment affects neuroendocrine regulation in adulthood
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 6:244-51. 2011
    ..Participants in the bottom tertile showed more signs of HPA axis dysregulation than those in the top tertile. We discuss processes that may underlie these effects, with reference to the theory of allostatic load...
  4. doi request reprint Effects of a supportive or an unsupportive audience on biological and psychological responses to stress
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095
    J Pers Soc Psychol 98:47-56. 2010
    ..It was concluded that when one must perform stressful tasks in front of an audience, evaluative concerns may outweigh the potential benefits of a supportive audience...
  5. ncbi request reprint Are self-enhancing cognitions associated with healthy or unhealthy biological profiles?
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:605-15. 2003
    ..Discussion centers on the potential stress-buffering effects of self-enhancing beliefs...
  6. doi request reprint Neural bases of moderation of cortisol stress responses by psychosocial resources
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:197-211. 2008
    ..Results suggest that psychosocial resources are associated with lower cortisol responses to stress by means of enhanced inhibition of threat responses during threat regulation, rather than by decreased sensitivity to threat...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cultural differences in the impact of social support on psychological and biological stress responses
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:831-7. 2007
    ..Our discussion focuses on cultural differences in the construal of relationships and their implications for social support and delivery of support services...
  8. ncbi request reprint Culture and social support: who seeks it and why?
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 87:354-62. 2004
    ..Discussion centers on the potential benefits and liabilities of seeking social support...
  9. ncbi request reprint Early environment, emotions, responses to stress, and health
    Shelley E Taylor
    University of California, Department of Psychology, 1282A Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Pers 72:1365-93. 2004
    ..We discuss how the social context of early life (such as SES) may affect the family environment in ways that precipitate adverse health consequences. Perspectives on comorbidities in physical and mental health are discussed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Coping resources, coping processes, and mental health
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 3:377-401. 2007
    ..We conclude by outlining possible intervention strategies for improving coping processes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Early family environment, current adversity, the serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism, and depressive symptomatology
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 60:671-6. 2006
    ..We address this debate by examining the relation of a stressful early family environment, recent adversity/stress, and the 5-HTTLPR to depressive symptomatology in a normal sample...
  12. ncbi request reprint Relationship of early life stress and psychological functioning to adult C-reactive protein in the coronary artery risk development in young adults study
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 60:819-24. 2006
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  13. ncbi request reprint Portrait of the self-enhancer: well adjusted and well liked or maladjusted and friendless?
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90024, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 84:165-76. 2003
    ..Discussion centers on a reconciliation of discrepant portraits of the self-enhancer...
  14. doi request reprint Are plasma oxytocin in women and plasma vasopressin in men biomarkers of distressed pair-bond relationships?
    Shelley E Taylor
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Psychol Sci 21:3-7. 2010
    ..Controlling for estradiol and testosterone did not alter these findings. We conclude that plasma oxytocin in women and plasma vasopressin in men may be biomarkers of distressed pair-bond relationships...
  15. ncbi request reprint Harnessing the imagination. Mental simulation, self-regulation, and coping
    S E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1563, USA
    Am Psychol 53:429-39. 1998
    ..Discussion centers on the characteristics of effective and ineffective mental simulations and their relation to self-regulatory processes...
  16. doi request reprint Early adversity and adult health outcomes
    Shelley E Taylor
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 23:939-54. 2011
    ..This integrative approach to investigating the impact of childhood experience on adult health outcomes illustrates the significance of multilevel integrative approaches to understanding developmental psychopathology more generally...
  17. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial resources and the SES-health relationship
    S E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1563, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 896:210-25. 1999
    ..The erosion of these resources as one moves lower on the SES scale and specific factors that contribute to such erosion are discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Biobehavioral responses to stress in females: tend-and-befriend, not fight-or-flight
    S E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1563, USA
    Psychol Rev 107:411-29. 2000
    ..This previously unexplored stress regulatory system has manifold implications for the study of stress...
  19. ncbi request reprint Psychological resources, positive illusions, and health
    S E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90024 1563, USA
    Am Psychol 55:99-109. 2000
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  20. pmc Mechanisms linking early life stress to adult health outcomes
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:8507-12. 2010
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  21. ncbi request reprint Cognitive processing, discovery of meaning, CD4 decline, and AIDS-related mortality among bereaved HIV-seropositive men
    J E Bower
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 66:979-86. 1998
    ..These results suggest that positive responses to stressful events, specifically the discovery of meaning, may be linked to positive immunologic and health outcomes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Social identity and physical health: accelerated HIV progression in rejection-sensitive gay men
    S W Cole
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 72:320-35. 1997
    ..Data distinguishing rejection sensitivity from other health-relevant psychosocial characteristics are presented, and possible links to HIV pathophysiology are described...
  23. ncbi request reprint Health psychology: what is an unhealthy environment and how does it get under the skin?
    S E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1563, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 48:411-47. 1997
    ..A healthy environment, in contrast, provides safety, opportunities for social integration, and the ability to predict and/or control aspects of that environment...
  24. ncbi request reprint Elevated physical health risk among gay men who conceal their homosexual identity
    S W Cole
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90024 1563, USA
    Health Psychol 15:243-51. 1996
    ..g., HIV progression and psychosomatic symptomatology) and theories linking psychological inhibition to physical illness...
  25. ncbi request reprint Optimism is associated with mood, coping, and immune change in response to stress
    S C Segerstrom
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 74:1646-55. 1998
    ..Individual differences in expectancies, appraisal, and mood may be important in understanding psychological and immune responses to stress...
  26. ncbi request reprint Health psychology. The science and the field
    S E Taylor
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Am Psychol 45:40-50. 1990
    ....
  27. pmc A polymorphism in the serotonin transporter gene moderates cardiovascular reactivity to psychosocial stress
    Baldwin M Way
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:310-7. 2011
    ..To examine whether a polymorphism (5-HTTLPR: serotonin transporter linked polymorphic region) in the promoter of the serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) moderates cardiovascular reactivity to social threat...
  28. doi request reprint Social influences on health: is serotonin a critical mediator?
    Baldwin M Way
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Psychosom Med 72:107-12. 2010
    ..The serotonin system, as indexed by the 5-HTTLPR, is an important link between the social environment and health...
  29. ncbi request reprint Impact of health beliefs, quality of life, and the physician-patient relationship on the treatment intentions of inflammatory bowel disease patients
    Amy B Goldring
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1563, USA
    Health Psychol 21:219-28. 2002
    ..8% of the variance in medication-taking intention. Findings suggest that an integrative consideration of relationship factors, health beliefs, and health status may help explain treatment intentions among the chronically ill...
  30. ncbi request reprint Finding positive meaning and its association with natural killer cell cytotoxicity among participants in a bereavement-related disclosure intervention
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Ann Behav Med 25:146-55. 2003
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  31. ncbi request reprint Relation of childhood socioeconomic status and family environment to adult metabolic functioning in the CARDIA study
    Barbara J Lehman
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:846-54. 2005
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Culture and social support
    Heejung S Kim
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 9660, USA
    Am Psychol 63:518-26. 2008
    ..Discussion centers on the potential implications of these findings for intercultural interactions and for the use of mental health services by Asians and Asian Americans...
  33. ncbi request reprint Neural responses to emotional stimuli are associated with childhood family stress
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 60:296-301. 2006
    ..This study examined neural mechanisms underlying these consequences of "risky" families (RF) by exploring neural activity to tasks involving responses to emotional stimuli...
  34. ncbi request reprint The effects of mindset on behavior: self-regulation in deliberative and implemental frames of mind
    David A Armor
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8205, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:86-95. 2003
    ..Moreover, participants in the deliberation condition underperformed relative to the participants in the implemental condition, demonstrating that deliberative and implemental thinking can influence behavior as well as cognition...
  35. ncbi request reprint Facial expressions of emotion reveal neuroendocrine and cardiovascular stress responses
    Jennifer S Lerner
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 58:743-50. 2005
    ..The present study hypothesized a new conception that disaggregates stress into emotion-specific, contrasting patterns of biological response...
  36. ncbi request reprint Affirmation of personal values buffers neuroendocrine and psychological stress responses
    J David Creswell
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:846-51. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that reflecting on personal values can keep neuroendocrine and psychological responses to stress at low levels. Implications for research on the self, stress processes, health, and interventions are discussed...
  37. ncbi request reprint Pursuit of comfort and pursuit of harmony: culture, relationships, and social support seeking
    Heejung S Kim
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara 93106 9660, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:1595-607. 2006
    ..These findings underscore the importance of culturally divergent relationship patterns in understanding social support transactions...
  38. ncbi request reprint Understanding genetic risk for aggression: clues from the brain's response to social exclusion
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Los Angeles, California 90095 7076, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 61:1100-8. 2007
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Facial expressions of emotion reveal neuroendocrine and cardiovascular stress responses
    Jennifer S Lerner
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 61:253-60. 2007
    ..Specifically, it hypothesized contrasting patterns for indignation (comprised of anger and disgust) versus fear. Moreover, it hypothesized that facial expressions of these emotions would signal corresponding biological stress responses...
  40. ncbi request reprint Does self-affirmation, cognitive processing, or discovery of meaning explain cancer-related health benefits of expressive writing?
    J David Creswell
    University of California, Department of Psychology, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 33:238-50. 2007
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  41. pmc Neural pathways link social support to attenuated neuroendocrine stress responses
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7076, USA
    Neuroimage 35:1601-12. 2007
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  42. ncbi request reprint Accounting for changes in social support among married older adults: insights from the MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging
    Regan A R Gurung
    Department of Human Development and Psychology, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, 54311, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:487-96. 2003
    ..Discussion centers on the importance of social support provision to those with the greatest needs...
  43. ncbi request reprint What makes experiences satisfying? The interaction of approach-avoidance motivations and emotions in well-being
    John A Updegraff
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, US
    J Pers Soc Psychol 86:496-504. 2004
    ..Results indicate that approach motivations may influence well-being not only through emotion over time but also through the degree to which people weight particular emotional experiences in broader judgments of satisfaction...
  44. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive components of the behavioral inhibition and activation systems: implications for theories of self-regulation
    David M Amodio
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Psychophysiology 45:11-9. 2008
    ..Implications for theories of self-regulation involving conflict monitoring, cognitive control, and approach/avoidance motivation are discussed...

Research Grants12

  1. SELF-REGULATORY ASPECTS OF POSITIVE ILLUSIONS
    Shelley Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The overall goal of the research is to provide an integrative understanding of how mental health, social relations, and biological responses to stress are interrelated and whether those interrelations extend across cultures. ..
  2. Social and Neural Bases of Vulnerability to Fraud in Older Adults
    Shelley Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Consequently, the public health implications of older adults' vulnerability to financial fraud are manifold. ..
  3. Psychological and Biological Antecedents of Health Behavior Decisions
    Shelley Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..As such, the research brings a lifespan approach to an integration of genetics, psychoneuroimmunology, health psychology, and social neuroscience. ..
  4. SELF-REGULATORY ASPECTS OF POSITIVE ILLUSIONS
    Shelley Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..In the last three studies (Studies 8-10), we employ manipulations of positive illusions to try to improve people's ability to cope with certain life problems, specifically procrastination, poor planning, and depression. ..
  5. Social and Neural Bases of Vulnerability to Fraud in Older Adults
    Shelley E Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Consequently, the public health implications of older adults'vulnerability to financial fraud are manifold. ..