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Testosterone and Proactive-Reactive Aggression in Youth: the Moderating Role of Harsh Discipline. Author: Chen FR, et al (2018), Journal of abnormal child psychology BACKGROUND: This study tests a biosocial model of the link between testosterone and proactive-reactive aggression in youth at varying levels of harsh discipline. Given that proactive aggression is used to gain power […]
Social Context of Psychosocial Processes During Adolescent Development and the Psychobiology of the Stress Response.
Peer Networks, Psychobiology of Stress Response, and Adolescent Development Author: Kornienko, O, et al (2018), PLoS BACKGROUND: A consistent focus of research has been on understanding how social relationships shape the activity of the biological stress response system. Progress has been made in characterizing these dynamics at the level of the individual, but significantly less […]
Anticipatory stress associated with functional magnetic resonance imaging: Implications for psychosocial stress research. Author: Gossett EW, et al (2018), International journal of psychophysiology BACKGROUND: Stress tasks performed during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) elicit a relatively small cortisol response compared to stress tasks completed in a traditional behavioral laboratory, which may be due to apprehension […]
Attachment – Related Regulatory Processes Moderate the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Stress Reaction in Borderline Personality Disorder. Author: Ehrenthal JC, et al (2018), Journal of Personality Disorders BACKGROUND: In this study, the authors explored whether attachment insecurity moderates the effects of adverse childhood experiences on stress reactivity in the context of borderline personality […]
Cognitive control moderates parenting stress effects on children’s diurnal cortisol Author: Raffington L, et al (2018), PLoS BACKGROUND: This study investigated associations between parenting stress in parents and self-reported stress in children with children’s diurnal cortisol secretion and whether these associations are moderated by known stress-regulating capacities, namely child cognitive control. Salivary cortisol concentrations were […]
Characterization of the serum and salivary cortisol response to the intravenous 250 µg ACTH1-24 stimulation test Author: Nolan BJ, et al (2018), Endocrine PURPOSE: The ACTH1-24 stimulation test is commonly used to assess the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Given variations in CBG concentration and binding affinity, serum total cortisol may misclassify some patients. Salivary cortisol correlates well […]
Emotion regulation and positive affect in the context of salivary alpha-amylase response to pain in children with cancer Author: Jenkins BN, et al (2017), Pediatric Blood & Cancer BACKGROUND: Children with cancer routinely undergo painful medical procedures invoking strong physiological stress responses. Resilience to this pain may be conferred through resources such as emotion regulation […]
Dear ISPNE members and fellow colleagues, We are thrilled to announce that the website and registration for 48th ISPNE Annual Conference, “Diversity, Health, and Resilience: Taking Science Beyond Discoveries,” is now live! http://www.ispne.net/annual-conference/ The conference will be hosted by the University of California, Irvine, located in beautiful Southern California! The meeting is a wonderful time […]
Maternal salivary testosterone in pregnancy and fetal neuromaturation Author: Voegtline KM, et al (2017), Developmental Psychobiology Testosterone exposure during pregnancy has been hypothesized as a mechanism for sex differences in brain and behavioral development observed in the postnatal period. The current study documents the natural history of maternal salivary testosterone from 18 weeks gestation of […]
Preclinical evaluation of the effect of the combined use of the Ethicon Securestrap® Open Absorbable Strap Fixation Device and Ethicon Physiomesh™ Open Flexible Composite Mesh Device on surgeon stress during ventral hernia repair. Author: Sutton N, et al. (2017), Dove Press Aim: To evaluate whether performing ventral hernia repairs using the Ethicon Physiomesh™ Open Flexible […]
In-home salivary melatonin collection: Methodology for children and adolescents Author: Mandrell BN, et al (2017), Developmental Psychobiology In-home salivary collection quality and adherence to a prescribed collection methodology for evaluation of dim light melatonin onset (DLMO) is unknown in children. Primary aims of this study were to 1) describe a novel family centered methodology for […]
Prematurity and perinatal adversity effects hypothalamic – pituitary – adrenal axis reactivity to social evaluative threat in adulthood. Author: Sullivan MC, et al. (2017), Developmental Psychology This study examined the long- term effects of prematurity and perinatal adversity on individual differences in stress- related reactivity and regulation of the HPA axis. A prospective sample of […]