Publications

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Social relationships and public health Family relationships and biological mechanisms Family relationships and psychosocial mechanisms
Close intimate relationships and biological mechanisms Restorative processes and health Social relationships and older adults
Inflammation and Psychoneuroimmunology Digital social support Salivary biomarkers

Social Relationships and Health

Holt-Lunstad, J, Robles, T. F., & Sbarra, D. A. (2017). Advancing social connection as a public health priority in the United States. American Psychologist, 27, 517 – 530. Open access link at apa.org.

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Family relationships, biological pathways, and health

Robles, T. F., Repetti, R. L., Reynolds, B. M., Chung, P. J., Arevalo, J. M. G., & Cole, S. W. (2017). Family environments and leukocyte transcriptome indicators of a pro-inflammatory phenotype in children and parents. Development and Psychopathology, 30, 1 – 19. doi

Bai, S., Robles, T. F., Reynolds, B. M., & Repetti, R. L. (2017). Children’s diurnal cortisol responses to negative events at school and home. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83, 150-158. doi

Kuhlman, K. R.*, Repetti, R. L., Reynolds, B. M., & Robles, T. F. (2016). Change in parent-child conflict and the HPA-axis: Where should we be looking and for how long? Psychoneuroendocrinology, 68, 74-81. doi

Kuhlman, K. R.*, Repetti, R. L., Reynolds, B. M., & Robles, T. F. (2016). Change in parent-child conflict and the HPA-axis: Where should we be looking and for how long? Psychoneuroendocrinology, 68, 74-81. doi

Repetti, R. L., & Robles, T. F. (2016). Non-toxic family stress: Potential benefits and underlying biology. Family Relations, 65, 163-175. doi

Robles, T.F., Carroll, J. E., Bai, S., Reynolds, B. M., Esquivel, S., & Repetti, R. L. (2016). Emotions and family interactions in childhood: Associations with leukocyte telomere length. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 63, 343 – 350. doi

Robles, T. F., *Reynolds, B. M., Repetti, R. L., & Chung, P. S. (2013). Using daily diaries to study family settings and health in everyday life. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30, 179-188. doi

Slatcher, R. B., & Robles, T. F. (2012). Preschoolers’ everyday conflict at home and diurnal cortisol patterns. Health Psychology, 31, 834-8. doi

Repetti, R. L., Robles, T. F., & Reynolds, B. M.* (2011). Allostatic processes in the family. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 921-938. doi

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Family relationships, interpersonal pathways, and health

Bai, S., Reynolds, B. M., Repetti, R. L., & Robles, T. F. (2017). Daily links between school problems and youth perceptions of interactions with parents: A diary study of school-to-home spillover. Social Development, 26, 813-830. doi

Sears, M.S., Repetti, R. L., Reynolds, B. M. & Robles, T. F. (2016). I just want to be left alone: Marital anger and withdrawal in response to overload. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 569-579. doi

Reynolds, B. M., Repetti, R. L., & Robles, T. F. (2016). Measurement reactivity and fatigue effects in daily diary research with families. Developmental Psychology, 52, 442-456. doi

Sears, M. S., Repetti, R. L., Reynolds, B. M., Robles, T. F., & Krull, J. L. (2016). Spillover in the home: The effects of family conflict on parents’ behavior. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78, 127 – 141. doi

Repetti, R. L., Robles, T. F., *Reynolds, B. M., & Sears, M. S. (2012). A naturalistic approach to the study of parenting. Parenting: Science and Practice, 12, 165-174. doi

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Close intimate relationships, biological pathways, and health

Cabeza de Baca, T., Epel, E., Robles, T. F., Coccia, M., Gilbert, A., Puterman, E., & Prather, A. A. (2017). Sexual intimacy in couples is associated with longer telomere length. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 81, 46 – 51. doi

Robles, T. F. (2014). Marital quality and health: Implications for marriage in the 21st century. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 427 – 432. doi

Kane, H. S., Slatcher, R. B., Reynolds, B. M., Repetti, R. L., & Robles, T. F. (2014). Daily self-disclosure and sleep in couples. Health Psychology, 33, 813-822. doi

Robles, T. F., & Kane, H. S.* (2014). The attachment system and physiology in adulthood: Normative processes, individual differences, and implications for health. Journal of Personality, 82, 515-527. doi

Robles, T. F., Slatcher, R. B., Trombello, J. M., & McGinn, M. M. (2014). Marital quality and health: A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 140-187. doi

*Slatcher, R. B., Robles, T. F., Repetti, R. L., & Fellows, M. D. (2010). Momentary work worries, marital disclosure, and salivary cortisol among parents of young children. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72, 887-896. doi

Robles, T. F., *Brooks, K. P., *Kane, H. S., & Dunkel Schetter, C. (2013).  Attachment, skin deep? Relationships between adult attachment and skin barrier recovery. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 88, 241-252.  doi

*Brooks, K. P., Robles, T. F., & Dunkel Schetter, C. (2011). Adult attachment and cortisol responses to discussions with a romantic partner. Personal Relationships, 18, 302-320. doi

Troxel, W. M., Robles, T. F., Hall, M., & Buysse, D. J. (2007). Marital quality and the marital bed: Examining the covariation between relationship quality and sleep. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 11, 389 – 404. doi

Robles, T. F., Shaffer, V. A., Malarkey, W. B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2006). Positive behaviors during marital conflict: Influences on stress hormones. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 23, 305-325. doi

Robles, T. F., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2003). The physiology of marriage: Pathways to health. Physiology and Behavior, 79, 409-416. doi

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Restorative processes and health

Robles, T. F., & Carroll, J. E. (2011). Restorative processes and health. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5, 518 – 537. doi

Robles, T. F., Brooks, K. P.*, & Pressman, S. D. (2009). Trait positive affect buffers the effects of stress on skin barrier recovery. Health Psychology, 28, 373-378. doi

Robles, T. F. (2007).  Stress, social support, and skin barrier recovery. Psychosomatic Medicine, 69, 807 – 815. doi

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Social Relationships in Older Adults

Menkin, J. A.*, Robles, T. F., Gruenewald, T. L., Tanner, E. K., & Seeman, T. E. (2017). Positive expectations regarding aging linked to more new friends in later life. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences, 72, 771-781. doi

Robles, T. F., & Menkin, J. A.* (2015). Social relationships and health in older adulthood. In R. Scott & S. Kosslyn (eds.), Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences: An interdisciplinary, searchable, and linkable resource (p. 1 – 15). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. doi

Menkin, J. A.*, Robles, T. F., Gruenewald, T. L., Tanner, E. K., & Seeman, T. E. (2016). Positive expectations regarding aging linked to more new friends in later life. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences. doi

Menkin, J. A*., Robles, T. F., Wiley, J. F., & Gonzaga, G. C. (2015). Online dating in later life: Relational goals and expectations. Psychology and Aging, 30, 987 – 993. doi

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Inflammation and Psychoneuroimmunology

Kuhlman, K. R.*, Robles, T. F., Dooley, L. N., Boyle, C. C., Haydon, M. D., & Bower, J. E. (2018). Within-subject associations between inflammation and features of depression: Using the flu vaccine as a mild inflammatory stimulus. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 69, 540-547. doi

O’Connor, M. F., Bower, J. E., Cho, H. J., Creswell, J. D., Dimitrov, S., Hamby, M. E., Hoyt, M. A., Martin, J. L., Robles, T. F., Sloan, E. K., Thomas, K., Irwin, M. R. (2009). To assess, to control, to exclude: Effects of biobehavioral factors on circulating inflammatory markers. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 23, 887-897.  doi 

Graham, J. E., Robles, T. F., Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K., Malarkey, W. B., Bissell, M. G., & Glaser, R. (2006). Hostility and pain are related to inflammation in older adults. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 20, 389-400. doi

Robles, T. F., Glaser, R., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2005). Out of balance: A new look at chronic stress, depression, and immunity. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 111-115. doi

Glaser, R., Robles, T. F., Sheridan, J., Malarkey, W. B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2003). Mild depressive symptoms are associated with amplified and prolonged inflammatory responses following influenza vaccination in older adults.  Archives of General Psychiatry, 60, 1009-1014. PubMed

Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K., McGuire, L., Robles, T. F., & Glaser, R.  (2002). Emotions, morbidity, and mortality: New perspectives from psychoneuroimmunology. Annual Review of Psychology, 53, 83-107. PubMed

Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K., McGuire, L., Robles, T. F., & Glaser, R. (2002). Psychoneuroimmunology and Psychosomatic Medicine: Back to the future. Psychosomatic Medicine, 64, 15-28. PubMed

Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K., McGuire, L., Robles, T. F., & Glaser, R. (2002). Psychoneuroimmunology: Psychological influences on immune function and health. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 537-547. PubMed


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Digital social support and health

Guan, S. A.*, Chiang, J. J., Sherman, L. E., Nguyen, J., Tsui, Y., & Robles, T. F. (2017). Culture moderates the effect of social support across communication contexts in young adult females. Computers in Human Behavior, 75, 775 – 784. doi

Measuring stress-related salivary biomarkers

Robles, T. F., Sharma, R., Harrell, L., Elashoff, D., Yamaguchi, M., & Shetty, V. (2013). Saliva sampling method affects performance of a salivary alpha-amylase biosensor. American Journal of Human Biology, 25, 719-724. doi

Robles, T. F., Sharma, R. Park, K., Harrell, L., Yamaguchi, M., & Shetty, V. (2012). Utility of a salivary biosensor for objective assessment of surgery-related stress. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 70, 2256-2263. doi

Robles, T. F., Shetty, V., Zigler, C. M., Glover, D. A., Elashoff, D., Murphy, D., & Yamaguchi, M. (2011). The feasibility of ambulatory measurement of salivary alpha amylase: Relationships with self-reported and naturalistic psychological stress. Biological Psychology, 86, 50-56. doi

Shetty, V., Zigler, C., Robles, T. F., Elashoff, D., & Yamaguchi, M. (2011). Developmental validation of a point-of-care, salivary alpha-amylase biosensor. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36, 193-199. doi

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