Wendy Mendes, PhD

Director of HPL
+1 415 476-7409

Cardiac autonomic function and hot flashes among perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.

Menopause (New York, N.Y.)

Gibson CJ, Mendes WB, Schembri M, Grady D, Huang AJ

Affect contagion between mothers and infants: Examining valence and touch.

Journal of experimental psychology. General

Waters SF, West TV, Karnilowicz HR, Mendes WB

Circulating angiogenic cell function is inhibited by cortisol in vitro and associated with psychological stress and cortisol in vivo.


Aschbacher K, Derakhshandeh R, Flores AJ, Narayan S, Mendes WB, Springer ML

Social stress facilitates risk in youths.

Journal of experimental psychology. General

Jamieson JP, Mendes WB

Suspicion of Motives Predicts Minorities' Responses to Positive Feedback in Interracial Interactions.

Journal of experimental social psychology

Major B, Kunstman JW, Malta BD, Sawyer PJ, Townsend SS, Mendes WB

Vagal flexibility: A physiological predictor of social sensitivity.

Journal of personality and social psychology

Muhtadie L, Koslov K, Akinola M, Mendes WB

Stress contagion: physiological covariation between mothers and infants.

Psychological science

Waters SF, West TV, Mendes WB

Intergroup relations and health disparities: a social psychological perspective.

Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association

Major B, Mendes WB, Dovidio JF

Experiencing discrimination increases risk taking.

Psychological science

Jamieson JP, Koslov K, Nock MK, Mendes WB

Brittle smiles: positive biases toward stigmatized and outgroup targets.

Journal of experimental psychology. General

Mendes WB, Koslov K

A heartfelt response: Oxytocin effects on response to social stress in men and women.

Biological psychology

Kubzansky LD, Mendes WB, Appleton AA, Block J, Adler GK

Mind over matter: reappraising arousal improves cardiovascular and cognitive responses to stress.

Journal of experimental psychology. General

Jamieson JP, Nock MK, Mendes WB

Simulating murder: the aversion to harmful action.

Emotion (Washington, D.C.)

Cushman F, Gray K, Gaffey A, Mendes WB

Asymmetry in resting intracortical activity as a buffer to social threat.

Psychological science

Koslov K, Mendes WB, Pajtas PE, Pizzagalli DA

From "in the air" to "under the skin": cortisol responses to social identity threat.

Personality & social psychology bulletin

Townsend SS, Major B, Gangi CE, Mendes WB

Can the absence of prejudice be more threatening than its presence? It depends on one's worldview.

Journal of personality and social psychology

Townsend SS, Major B, Sawyer PJ, Mendes WB

Intergroup Contact Facilitates Physiological Recovery following Stressful Intergroup Interactions.

Journal of experimental social psychology

Page-Gould E, Mendes WB, Major B

Cardiovascular and affective recovery from anticipatory threat.

Biological psychology

Waugh CE, Panage S, Mendes WB, Gotlib IH

Turning the knots in your stomach into bows: Reappraising arousal improves performance on the GRE.

Journal of experimental social psychology

Jamieson JP, Mendes WB, Blackstock E, Schmader T

Decisions under distress: stress profiles influence anchoring and adjustment.

Psychological science

Kassam KS, Koslov K, Mendes WB

A metacognitive perspective on the cognitive deficits experienced in intellectually threatening environments.

Personality & social psychology bulletin

Schmader T, Forbes CE, Zhang S, Mendes WB

Fear extinction to an out-group face: the role of target gender.

Psychological science

Navarrete CD, Olsson A, Ho AK, Mendes WB, Thomsen L, Sidanius J

An in-group advantage in detecting intergroup anxiety.

Psychological science

Gray HM, Mendes WB, Denny-Brown C

How attributional ambiguity shapes physiological and emotional responses to social rejection and acceptance.

Journal of personality and social psychology

Mendes WB, Major B, McCoy S, Blascovich J

Big tales and cool heads: academic exaggeration is related to cardiac vagal reactivity.

Emotion (Washington, D.C.)

Gramzow RH, Willard G, Mendes WB

Why egalitarianism might be good for your health: physiological thriving during stressful intergroup encounters.

Psychological science

Mendes WB, Gray HM, Mendoza-Denton R, Major B, Epel ES

Threatened by the unexpected: physiological responses during social interactions with expectancy-violating partners.

Journal of personality and social psychology

Mendes WB, Blascovich J, Hunter SB, Lickel B, Jost JT

Cell aging in relation to stress arousal and cardiovascular disease risk factors.


Epel ES, Lin J, Wilhelm FH, Wolkowitz OM, Cawthon R, Adler NE, Dolbier C, Mendes WB, Blackburn EH

The nonconscious influence of religious symbols in motivated performance situations.

Personality & social psychology bulletin

Weisbuch-Remington M, Mendes WB, Seery MD, Blascovich J

Cardiovascular correlates of emotional expression and suppression: do content and gender context matter?

Journal of personality and social psychology

Mendes WB, Reis HT, Seery MD, Blascovich J

The robust nature of the biopsychosocial model challenge and threat: a reply to Wright and Kirby.

Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc

Blascovich J, Mendes WB, Tomaka J, Salomon K, Seery M

Perceiver threat in social interactions with stigmatized others.

Journal of personality and social psychology

Blascovich J, Mendes WB, Hunter SB, Lickel B, Kowai-Bell N

Social "facilitation" as challenge and threat.

Journal of personality and social psychology

Blascovich J, Mendes WB, Hunter SB, Salomon K