Publications

Current and former trainees’ names are underlined.

Roddick, C.M., Christie, C.D., Madden, K.M., & Chen, F.S. (in press). Social integration after moving to a new city predicts lower systolic blood pressure. Psychophysiology.


Anderl, C., de Wit, A.E., Giltay, E.J., Oldehinkel, A.J., & Chen, F.S. (in press). Association between adolescent oral contraceptive use and future major depressive disorder: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines.


Roddick, C.M., & Chen, F.S. (2021). Effects of chronic and state loneliness on heart rate variability in women. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 55(5), 460-475.


Hofer, M.K., Chen, F.S., & Schaller, M. (2020). What your nose knows: Affective, cognitive, and behavioral responses to the scent of another person. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29(6), 617-623.


Yeomans, M., Minson, J., Collins, H., Chen, F.S., & Gino, F. (2020). Conversational receptiveness: Expressing engagement with opposing views. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 160, 131-148.


Whillans, A.V., Jordan, A.H., & Chen, F.S. (2020). The upside to feeling worse than average (WTA): A conceptual framework to understand when, how, and for whom WTA beliefs have long-term benefits. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 642. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00642.


Hofer, M.K., & Chen F.S. (2020). The scent of a good night’s sleep: Olfactory cues of a romantic partner improve sleep efficiency. Psychological Science, 31(4), 449-459. doi: 10.1177/0956797620905615.


Anderl, C., Li, G., & Chen, F.S. (2020). Oral contraceptive use in adolescence predicts lasting vulnerability to depression in adulthood. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 62(2), 148-156.


Minson, J.A., Chen, F.S., & Tinsley, C.H. (2020). Why won’t you listen to me? Measuring receptiveness to opposing viewsManagement Science 66(7), 2801-3294.


Whillans, A.V., Aknin, L.B., Ross, C., Chen, L., & Chen, F.S. (2020). Common variants of the oxytocin receptor gene do not predict the positive mood benefits of prosocial spendingEmotion, 20(5), 734-749.


McCall, H., Helgadottir, F., Menzies, R.G., Hadjistavropoulos, H.D., & Chen, F.S. (2019). Evaluating a web-based social anxiety intervention among community users: Analysis of real-world data. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(1):e11566. doi: 10.2196/jmir.11566.


Klaiber, P., Whillans, A.V., & Chen, F.S. (2018). Long-term health implications of students’ friendship formation during the transition to university. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 10(2), 290-308. doi: 10.1111/aphw.12131.


Ward‐Griffin, E., Klaiber, P., Collins, H.K., Owens, R.L., Coren, S., & Chen, F.S. (2018). Petting away pre‐exam stress: The effect of therapy dog sessions on student well‐being. Stress and Health, 34(3), 468-473. https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.280


McCall, H. C., Richardson, C. G., Helgadottir, F. D., & Chen, F. S. (2018). Evaluating a web-based social anxiety intervention among university students: randomized controlled trialJournal of Medical Internet Research, 20(3), e91. doi: 10.2196/jmir.8630. 



Hofer, M.K.Collins, H.Whillans, A.V., & Chen, F.S. (2018). Olfactory cues from romantic partners and strangers influence women’s responses to stress. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114(1), 1-9.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspa0000110


Whillans, A.V., & Chen, F.S. (2017). Facebook undermines the social belonging of first year students. Personality and Individual Differences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.03.043


Christie, C., & Chen, F.S. (2017). Are sentiments subject to selection pressures? The case of oxytocin. [Invited commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, e231.doi:10.1017/S0140525X16000716


Whillans, A.V., Christie, C.D., Cheung, S., Jordan, A.H., & Chen, F.S. (2017). From misperception to connection: Correlates and consequences of overestimating others’ social connectedness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 1696-1711. doi: 10.1177/0146167217727496


Chen, F.S., Heinrichs, M., & Johnson, S.C. (2017). Oxytocin and the emergence of individual differences in the social regulation of stress. Personality and Social Psychology Compass, 11, 1-9. doi: 10.1111/spc3.12332


Kanthak, M. K., Chen, F. S. , Kumsta, R., Hill, L. K., Thayer, J. F., & Heinrichs, M. (2016). Oxytocin receptor gene polymorphism modulates the effects of social support on heart rate variability. Biological Psychology, 117, 43-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.02.007


Berger, J., Heinrichs, M., von Dawans, B., Way, B. M., & Chen, F. S. (2016). Cortisol modulates men’s affiliative responses to acute social stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 63, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.09.004


Chen, F. S., Kumsta, R., Dvorak, F., Domes, G., Yim, S., Ebstein, R. P., & Heinrichs, M. (2015). Genetic modulation of oxytocin sensitivity: a pharmacogenetic approach. Translational Psychiatry , 5, 1-7. doi:10.1038/tp.2015.163


Chen, F.S., Mayer, J., Mussweiler, T., & Heinrichs, M. (2015). Oxytocin increases the likeability of physically formidable men. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 797-800. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsu116


Chen, F.S., Schmitz, J., Domes, G., Tuschen-Caffier, B., & Heinrichs, M. (2014). Effects of acute social stress on emotion processing in children. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 40, 91-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.11.003


Colonnello, V., Chen, F.S., Panksepp, J., & Heinrichs, M. (2013). Oxytocin sharpens self-other perceptual boundary. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(12), 2996-3002. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.08.010


Chen, F.S., Minson, J.A., Schöne, M., & Heinrichs, M. (2013). In the eye of the beholder: Eye contact increases resistance to persuasion. Psychological Science, 24(11), 2243-2261. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797613491968


Kumsta, R., Chen, F.S., Pape, H., & Heinrichs, M. (2013). Neuropeptide S receptor gene is associated with cortisol responses to social stress in humans. Biological Psychology, 93(2), 304-307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.02.018


Kumsta, R., Hummel, E., Chen, F.S., & Heinrichs, M. (2013). Epigenetic regulation of the oxytocin receptor: implications for behavioral neuroscience. Frontiers in Neuroscience,7:83. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00083.


Yamasue, H., Yee, J. R., Hurlemann, R., Rilling, J.K., Chen, F.S., Meyer-Lindenberg, A., & Tost, H. (2012). Integrative approaches utilizing oxytocin to enhance prosocial behavior: from animal and human social behavior to autistic social dysfunction. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(41), 14109-14117. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3327-12.2012


Chen, F.S., & Johnson, S.C. (2012). An oxytocin receptor gene variant predicts attachment anxiety in females and autism-spectrum traits in males. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3(1), 93-99. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550611410325


Chen, F.S., Kumsta, R., von Dawans, B., Monakhov, M., Ebstein, R.P., & Heinrichs, M. (2011). Common oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphism and social support interact to reduce stress in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(50), 19937-19942. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1113079108


Chen, F.S., Barth, M.E., Johnson, S.L., Gotlib, I.H, & Johnson, S.C. (2011). Oxytocin receptor (OXTR) polymorphisms and attachment in human infants. Frontiers in Psychology, 2. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00200.


Chen, F.S., & Yoon, J.M.D. (2011). Broader Autism Phenotype predicts spontaneous reciprocity of direct gaze. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(8), 1131-1134. doi: 10.1007/s10803-010-1136-2.


Chen, F.S., Kumsta, R., & Heinrichs, M. (2011). Oxytocin and intergroup relations: Goodwill is not a fixed pie [Letter to the Editor]. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 108(13), E45. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1101633108


Johnson, S.C. & Chen, F.S. (2011). Socioemotional information processing in human infants: From genes to subjective construals. Emotion Review, 3(2), 169-178. https://doi.org/10.1177/1754073910387945


Johnson, S.C., Dweck, C., Chen, F.S., Ok., S.J., Stern, H.L., & Barth, M.E. (2010). At the intersection of social and cognitive development: Internal working models of attachment in infancy. Cognitive Science, 34(5), 807-825. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-6709.2010.01112.x


Chen, F.S., Minson, J.A., & Tormala, Z.L. (2010). Tell me more: The effects of expressed interest on receptiveness during dialog. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46(5), 850-853. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2010.04.012


Johnson, S.C., Dweck, C.S., & Chen, F.S. (2007). Evidence for infants’ internal working models of attachment. Psychological Science, 18(6), 501-502.

Selected for reprint in annual compilation of research highlights: E.N. Dunn & C.J. Boyatsis (Eds.) Child Growth and Development (2009 Edition), McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series, United Kingdom: Oxford.