Social Psychophysiology & Neuroendocrinology Laboratory




Smith, K.E., Norman, G.J., Decety, J. (2017). The complexity of empathy during medical school training: Evidence for positive changes. Medical Education. In press

Henry, A., Sattizahn, J. R., Norman, G. J., Beilock, S. L., & Maestripieri, D. (2017). Performance during competition and competition outcome in relation to testosterone and cortisol among women. Hormones and Behavior. In press

Norman, G. J., Cacioppo, J.T., Berntson, G.G. (2017). Behavior Measurement in Psychobiological Research. Stein, J.(ed.), Reference module in neuroscience and biobehavioral psychology. In press

Smith, K. E., & Norman, G. J. (2017). Brief relaxation training is not sufficient to alter tolerance to experimental pain in novices. PloS one, 12(5), e0177228. pdf

Dimitroff, S.J., Kardan, O., Necka, E.A., Decety, J., Berman, M.G., Norman, G.J. (2017). Physiological Dynamics of Stress Contagion. Scientific Reports. 7(1), 6168. pdf

van Hedger, K., Necka, E. A., Barakzai, A. K., & Norman, G. J. (2017). The influence of social stress on time perception and psychophysiological reactivity. Psychophysiology, 54(5), 706-712. pdf

Berntson, G.G., Quigley, K.S., Norman, G.J., Lozano, D. (2017). Cardiovascular Psychophysiology. In Cacioppo, J.T., Tassinary, L.G., & Berntson, G.G. (Ed.), Handbook of Psychophysiology, Fourth Edition: Cambridge.

Norman, G.J. Necka, E.A. Berntson, G.G. (2016). The Psychophysiology of Emotions. In Emotion Measurement, Meiselman, H. (Eds.): Woodhead Publishing.

Necka, E. A., Cacioppo, S., Norman, G. J., & Cacioppo, J. T. (2016). Measuring the Prevalence of                 Problematic Respondent Behaviors among MTurk, Campus, and Community Participants. PloS one,           11(6), e0157732. pdf

Norman, G. J. (2016). Comment: Emotional and autonomic arousal constructs in psychophysiological           research: Where do we go from here? Emotion Review, 8(1), 79-80. pdf

Necka, E. A., Puts, D. A., Dimitroff, S. J., & Norman, G. J. (2016). Other women’s fertility moderates     female resource distribution across the menstrual cycle. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37(5), 387-391. pdf

Clark, C. M., Frye, C. G., Wardle, M. C., Norman, G. J., & Wit, H. (2015). Acute effects of MDMA on autonomic cardiac activity and their relation to subjective prosocial and stimulant effects. Psychophysiology, 52(3), 429-435. pdf

Barrie, E.S., Weinshenker, D., Verma, A., Pendergrass, S.A., Lange, L.A., Ritchie, M.D., Wilson, J.G., Helena, K., Tromp, G., Carey, D.J., Gerhard, G.S., Brilliant, M.H., Hebbring, S.J., Cubells, J.F., Pinsonneault, J.K., Norman, G.J., Sadee, W. (2014). Regulatory polymorphisms in DBH affect peripheral gene expression and sympathetic phenotypes. Circulation Research, 115(12), 1017-1025. pdf

Decety, J., Smith, K.E., Norman, G.J., Halpern, J. (2014). A social neuroscience perspective on clinical empathy. World Psychiatry, 13(3), 233-237. pdf

Cacioppo, S., Zhou, H., Monteleone, G., Majka, E. A., Quinn, K. A., Ball, A. B., Norman, G. J., Semin, G. R., Cacioppo, J. T. (2014). You are in sync with me: Neural correlates of interpersonal synchrony with a partner. Neuroscience, 277, 842-858. pdf

Norman, G.J., Berntson, G.G., Cacioppo, J.T. (2014). Emotion, somatovisceral afference and autonomic regulation. Emotion Review, 6(2), 113-123. pdf

Yuan, J., Chen, J., Yang, J., Ju, E., Norman, G.J., Ding, N. (2014). Negative mood state enhances the susceptibility to unpleasant events: Neural correlates from a music-primed emotion classification task. PLOS One, 9(2), e89844. pdf

Smith, K.E., Porges, E.C., Norman, G.J., Connelly, J.J., Decety, J. (2014) Oxytocin receptor gene variation predicts empathic concern and autonomic arousal while perceiving harm to others. Social Neuroscience, 9(1), 1-9. pdf

Frye, C., Wardle, M., Norman, G.J., De Wit, H. (2014) MDMA decreases the effects of simulated social rejection on self- esteem and mood. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 117, 1-6. pdf

Norman, G.J., Hawkley, L.C., Ball, A.B., Berntson, G.G., Cacioppo, J.T. (2013). Perceived social isolation moderates the relationship between early childhood trauma and pulse pressure in older adults. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 88(3), 334-338 pdf

Decety, J., & Norman, G. J. (2013). Empathy: a social neuroscience perspective. In J. D. Wright (Ed), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (second edition). Oxford: Elsevier.

Norman, G.J., Cacioppo, J.T., Hawkley, L., Berntson G.G. (2013) Social Neuroscience and the Modern Synthesis of Social and Biological Levels of Analysis. In Franks, D. (Ed.), Handbook of Neurosociology.

Cloutier, J., Norman, G. J., Li, T., & Berntson, G.G. (2013). Person Perception and Autonomic Nervous System Response: The Costs and Benefits of Possessing a High Social Status. Biological Psychology, 92(2), 301-305 pdf 

Hawkley, L.C., Cole, S.W., Capitanio, J.P., Norman, G.J., & Cacioppo, J. T. (2012). Effects of social isolation on glucocorticoid regulation in social mammals. Hormones & Behavior, 62(3), 314-323 pdf

Norman, G. J., Morris, J.S., Karelina, K. Zhang, N., Berntson, G.G., DeVries, A.C. (2012). Heart rate variability predicts cell death and inflammatory responses to global ischemia. Frontiers in Physiology, 3(131), 1-6. pdf

Decety, J., Norman, G.J., Berntson, G.G., Cacioppo, J.T. (2012). A Neurobehavioral Evolutionary Perspective on the Mechanisms Underlying Empathy. Progress in Neurobiology. 98(1), 38-48 pdf

Norman, G.J., Hawkley, L., Luhmann, M., Ball, A.B., Cole, S.W., Berntson, G.G., Cacioppo, J.T. (2012). Variation in the oxytocin receptor gene influences neurocardiac stress reactivity to social stress and HPA function: A population based study. Hormones and Behavior, 61(1), 134-139. pdf

Norman, G.J., Hawkley, L.C., Cole, S.W., Berntson, G.G., & Cacioppo, J.T. (2012). Social neuroscience: The social brain, oxytocin, and health, Social Neuroscience, 7(1), 18-29 pdf

Berntson, G.G., Norman, G.J., Cacioppo, J.T (2012). Evolution of neuroarchitecture, multilevel analyses and calibrative reductionism. Interface Focus, 2(1), 65-73 pdf

Cacioppo, J.T., Ball, A., Norman, G.J., Hawkley, L.C., Berntson, G.G. (2012). Social Neuroscience. Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences. SAGE, Thousand Oaks, CA. 

Norman, G.J., Karelina, K. Berntson, G.G., Weil, Z.M., Zhang, N., Morris J.S., Al-Abed, Y., Pavlov, V.A., Tracey, K.J., DeVries, A.C. (2011). Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Resuscitation Disrupts Cholinergic Anti-inflammatory Processes: A Role for Cholinergic α7 Nicotinic Receptors. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(9): 3446-345 pdf

Norman, G.J., Cacioppo, J.T., Morris, J.S., Karelina, K., Malarkey, W.B., DeVries, A.C., Berntson, G.G (2011). Selective influences of oxytocin on the evaluative processing of social stimuli. Psychopharmacology, 25(10), 1313-1319. pdf

Norman, G.J., Cacioppo, J.T., Morris, J.S., Malarkey, W.B., Berntson, G.G, DeVries, A.C. (2011). Oxytocin increases autonomic cardiac control: Moderation by loneliness. Biological Psychology, 86(3), 174-80. pdf

Norman, G.J., Norris, C.J., Gollan, J., Ito, T.A., Hawkley, L.C., Hawkley, L.C., Larsen, J.T., Cacioppo, J.T., Berntson, G.G. (2011). The Neurobiology of evaluative bivalence. Emotion Review 3(3), 349–359 pdf

Carroll, P.J., McCaslin, M., Norman, G.J. (2011). The revision and expansion of self-theory through preparedness.Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5(10), 763-774

Karelina, K., Stuller, K.A., Jarrett, B., Zhang, N., Wells, J., Norman, G.J., DeVries, A.C. (2011). Oxytocin mediates social neuroprotection after cerebral ischemia. Stroke, 42, 3606-3611. pdf

Cacioppo, J.T., Hawkley, L. C., Norman, G.J., & Berntson, G.G. (2011). Social isolation. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1231, 17-22. pdf

Berntson, G.G., Norman, G.J., Cacioppo, J.T. (2011). Laterality and evaluative bivalence: A neuroevolutionary perspective. Emotion Review 3(3), 344–346. pdf

Norman, G.J., Berntson, G.G., Cacioppo, J.T. (2011). Social Neuroscience. Oxford Bibliographies Online: Psychology, doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199828340-0056

Berntson, G. G., Norman, G.J., Bechara, A., Tranel, D., Cacioppo, J.T. (2011). The insula and evaluative processes. Psychological Science, 22(1), 80-86. pdf

Norman, G.J., Karelina, K., Zhang, N., Walton, J.C., Morris, J.S., DeVries, A.C. (2010). Stress and IL-1β contribute to the development of depressive-like behavior following peripheral nerve injury. Molecular Psychiatry. 15(4), 404-414. pdf

Norman, G.J., Berntson, G.G., Morris, J.S., Karelina, K. Zhang, N., Weil, Z.M., DeVries, A.C. (2010). Social interaction modulates autonomic, inflammatory and behavior responses to global cerebral ischemia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U S A, 107(37) 16342-16347. pdf

Norman, G.J., Cacioppo, J.T., Hawkley, L., DeVries, A.C., Berntson, G.G. (2010). Social influences on cardiovascular processes: A. focus on health. In R Wright, & Guido Gendolla (Eds.), Motivation Perspectives in Cardiovascular Response. APA Presss, Washington DC

Norman, G.J., Karelina, K., Morris, J.S., Zhang, N., Cochran, M., DeVries, A.C. (2010). Social Interaction Prevents the Development of Depressive-Like Behavior Post Nerve Injury in Mice: A Potential Role for Oxytocin. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72(6), 519-526. pdf

Norman, G.J., Cacioppo, J.T., Berntson, G.G. (2010). Social neuroscience.WIREs Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science 1(1), 60-68. pdf

Norman, G.J., Devries, A.C., Cacioppo, J.T., Berntson, G.G. (2010). Multilevel analysis of stress. In R. J. Contrada, & Baum, A. (Ed.), Handbook of Stress Science: Psychology, Biology, and Health. Springer Publishing Company.

Norman, G.J., Cacioppo, J.T., Berntson, G.G. (2010). Social neuroscience of evaluative motivation. In J. Decety, & Cacioppo, J.T. (Ed.), The Handbook of Social Neuroscience: Oxford University Press.

Karelina, K., Walton, J.C., Weil, Z.M., Norman, G.J., Nelson, R.J., DeVries, A.C. (2010). Estrous phase alters social behavior in a polygynous but not a monogamous peromyscus species. Hormones and Behavior. 58(2), 193-199. pdf

DeVries, A.C., Norman, G.J., Karelina, K., Morris, J.S., Zhange, N., Cochran, M. (2010). Social interaction prevents the developmentof depressive-like behavior following nerve injury: A potential role for IL-1β and oxytocin. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 24(S1), S36

Karelina, K., Norman, G. J., Zhang, N., Morris, J. S., Peng, H., & DeVries, A. C. (2009). Social isolation alters neuroinflammatory response to stroke. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U S A, 106(14), 5895-5900. pdf

Karelina, K., Norman, G.J. (2009). Oxytocin influence on NTS: Beyond homeostatic regulation. Journal of Neuroscience 29(15), 4687. pdf

Weil, Z. M., Norman, G.J., DeVries, A. C., Berntson, G. G., & Nelson, R. J. (2009). Photoperiod alters autonomic regulation of the heart. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U S A, 106(11), 4525-4530. pdf

Berntson, G.G., Norman, G.J., Cacioppo J.T. (2009). Evaluative processes. In G. G. Berntson, & Cacioppo, J.T. (Ed.), Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences: John Wiley & Sons. 

Karelina, K., Norman, G.J., Zhang, N., DeVries, A.C. (2009). Social Contact Influences Histological and Behavioral Outcomes Following Cerebral Ischemia. Neurobiology of Disease. 220(2):276-82. pdf 

Marchalant, Y., Brothers, H. M., Norman, G.J., Karelina, K., DeVries, A. C., & Wenk, G. L. (2009). Cannabinoids attenuate the effects of aging upon neuroinflammation and neurogenesis. Neurobiology of Disease, 34(2), 300-307. pdf

Weil, Z. M., Norman, G.J., Karelina, K., Morris, J. S., Barker, J. M., Su, A. J., Walton, J.C., Bohinic, S., Nelson, R.J., DeVries, A.C. (2009). Sleep deprivation attenuates inflammatory responses and ischemic cell death. Experimental Neurology, 218(1), 129-136. pdf

Weil, Z. M., Karelina, K., Norman, G.J., Su, A.J, Barker, J.M., Zhang, N., Nelson, R.J., Devries, A.C. (2009). Time-of-day determines neuronal damage and mortality after cardiac arrest. Experimental Neurology 36(2) 252-360. pdf

Weil, Z. M., Norman, G.J., Barker, J. M., Su, A. J., Nelson, R. J., & Devries, A. C. (2008). Social isolation potentiates cell death and inflammatory responses after global ischemia. Molecular Psychiatry, 13(10), 913-915. pdf

Weil, Z. M., Norman, G.J., DeVries, A. C., & Nelson, R. J. (2008). The injured nervous system: a Darwinian perspective. Progress in Neurobiology, 86(1), 48-59. pdf

Berntson, G. G., Norman, G.J., Hawkley, L. C., & Cacioppo, J. T. (2008). Cardiac autonomic balance versus cardiac regulatory capacity. Psychophysiology, 45(4), 643-652. pdf

Emery, C. F., France, C. R., Harris, J., Norman, G.J., & Vanarsdalen, C. (2008). Effects of progressive muscle relaxation training on nociceptive flexion reflex threshold in healthy young adults: a randomized trial. Pain, 138(2), 375-379. pdf

Knox, D., Brothers, H., Norman, G.J., & Berntson, G. G. (2008). Nucleus basalis magnocellularis and substantia innominata corticopetal cholinergic lesions attenuate freezing induced by predator odor. Behavioral Neuroscience, 122(3), 601-610. pdf

Berntson, G. G., Norman, G.J., Hawkley, L. C., & Cacioppo, J. T. (2008). Spirituality and autonomic cardiac control. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 35(2), 198-208. pdf

Lozano, D. L., Norman, G.J., Knox, D., Wood, B. L., Miller, B. D., Emery, C. F., Berntson, G.G. (2007). Where to B in dZ/dt. Psychophysiology, 44(1), 113-119. pdf