Publications & Presentations

A list of Dr. Pressman's Publications & Presentations 

Publications (*indicates a student)

Pressman, S.D., Gallagher, M.W. & Lopez, S.J. (2013-published online).  Is the Emotion-Health Connection a “First World Problem?  Psychological Science.  Link to article

*Hogue, C.M., Fry, M.D., Fry, A.C., Pressman, S.D. (in press).  The Influence of a Motivational Climate Intervention on Participants’ Salivary Cortisol and Psychological Responses. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology Link to Article

Gallagher, M.W., Lopez, S. J., & Pressman, S.D. (in press).  Optimism is Universal: Exploring the presence and benefits of optimism in a representative sample of the world. Journal of Personality.  Link to article
Pressman, S.D., & *Bowlin, S. (in press). Positive Affect: A Pathway to Better Health.  To appear in Gruber, J., Moskowitz, J.T., (Eds.) The Dark & Light Sides of Positive Emotion. Link to article

Pressman, S.D. & *Hooker, E., (in press). Positive Affect and Health.  The Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine.

Pressman, S.D., *Kraft, T., & *Bowlin, S. (in press).  Emotional, Social and Physical Well-Being. The Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine.

*Kraft, T.L. & Pressman, S.D. (2012).  Grin and Bear it: The influence of manipulated facial expression on the stress response.  Psychological Science. (note: both authors contributed equally to this work) Link to article

Pressman, S.D., & *Kraft, T. (2012).  Heart Rate Variation in Response to Positive Psychology Exercises.  

In Froh, J. J., & Parks, A.C. (Eds.). Positive psychology in higher education: A practical workbook for the classroom. 

Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

 Pressman, S.D., & *Black, L. (2012).  Short Term Positive Emotion and the Immune Response.  To appear in Segerstrom, S. (Ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology. Oxford Press. 

Pressman, S.D., & Cohen, S. (2012). Positive emotion words and longevity in famous deceased psychologists. Health Psychology, 31, 297-305. Link to article

*Gallagher, M., *Schoemann, A., & Pressman, S.D. (2011).  Mastery beliefs and intraindividual variability of anxiety.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 227-231.

Bessiere, K., Pressman, S.D., Kiessler, S. & Kraut, R. (2010). Health and psychological well-being after seeking health information and support online: a longitudinal study. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

 Pressman, Matthews, Cohen, Martire, Scheier & Baum (2009). The association of enjoyable leisure activities with physical and psychological well being. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71, 725-732

Robles, T.F., *Brooks, K.P. & Pressman, S.D. (2009). Trait positive affect buffers the effects of acute stress on skin barrier recovery. Health Psychology, 28(3):373-8.

Pressman, S.D. & Marsland, A.L. (2009). Positive Affect and the Immune System. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology.

Rasumussen, H.N. & Pressman, S.D. (2009).  Physical Health and Positive Psychological Constructs. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology.

 Pressman, S.D., & Cohen, S. (2007).  The Use of Social Words in Autobiographies and Longevity.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 69, 262-269. 

Cohen, S., & Pressman, S.D. (2006).  Positive affect and health.  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15, 122-125.

Marsland, A.L., Pressman, S.D., & Cohen, S. (2006). Positive affect and immune function.  In R. Ader (Ed.), Psychoneuroimmunology (pp. 761-779).  Elsevier Publications.

Pressman, S. D., & Cohen, S. (2005). Does positive affect influence health? Psychological Bulletin, 131, 925-971.  

Pressman, S., Cohen, S., Miller, G. E., Barkin, A., Rabin, B. S., & Treanor,  J. J. (2005). Loneliness, social network size, and immune response to influenza vaccination in college freshmen. Health Psychology, 24, 297-306.

Miller, G., Cohen, S., Pressman, S., Barkin, A., Treanor, J., & Rabin, B. (2004). Psychological
stress and antibody response to influenza vaccination: When is the critical period for stress, and how does it get inside the body? Psychosomatic Medicine, 66, 215-223.


Cohen, S., & Pressman, S. (2004). The stress-buffering hypothesis. In N. Anderson (Ed.),  Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior (pp. 780-782). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Presentations

Pressman, S.D. (2013). Invited Speaker: 34th Annual Grimes Award Lecture. La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA.

Pressman, S.D. (2013).  Invited Speaker.  University of Texas-Austin, Human Development & Family Studies. Austin, Texas.

Pressman, S.D. (2012).  Invited Speaker: Strengths in Education Conference.  Gallup.  Omaha, NE.

 **Bassett, S., Pressman, S.D., *Kraft, T., Fry, M. & *Brown, T. (2012).  Certainty and increases in task orientation and happiness following a positive health program for pre-teen girls.  Canadian Positive Psychological Association Meeting.  Toronto, ON.

Pressman, S.D. (2012).  Invited Speaker: Positive Emotions and Stress Resilience. Leading with Resilience Conference.  George Mason University.  Fairfax, VA.

Pressman, S.D. (2012).  Invited Speaker: The relevance of positive psychology for health care providers. Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Conference.  Minneapolis, MA.

Pressman, S.D. (2012).  Invited Speaker (Keynote) for The Impact of Strengths on Hope and Wellbeing conference at George Mason University, VA.

 **Kroska, E., *Kraft, T., & Pressman, S.D. (2012). The Role of Perceived Stress in the Resilient IndividualSouthwestern Psychological Association, Oklahoma City, OK. 

Pressman, S.D. (2012). Invited Speaker: New Mechanisms Connecting Positive Emotions to Health. Social, Personality & Health pre-conference at Society for Personality & Social Psychology. San Diego, CA.

 Gillath, O., Pressman, S.D., *Canterberry, M., Moskowitz, J., Stetler, D. (2011).  Attachment security primes, oxytocin levels, and the cardiovascular stress response.  International Association for Relationships Research- mini conference. Tucson, AZ. 

Pressman, S.D., *Canterberry, M., & **Burkett, S. (2011).  Sing me a happy song: The associations between emotional word use in love songs and singer longevity. International Positive Psychology Association. Philadelphia, PA.

*Kraft, T. & Pressman, S.D. (2011).  The influence of facial expression on cardiovascular stress recovery. International Positive Psychology Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Pressman, S.D., Gillath, O., *Black, L., *Botanov, Y., Moskovitz, J., & Stetler, D. (2011).  Oxytocin receptor polymorphism and the cardiovascular stress response.  American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, TX.

*Clausius, B., Pressman, S.D., *Black, L.L., & *Mitchell, E. (2011).  Positive emotion and pain: Does arousal matter? Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

Pressman, S.D. (2010).  How does positive affect influence health? Invited Colloquium Speaker, University of California, Irvine. Irvine, CA.

Pressman, S.D. (2010).  Predictors of City Well-Being in the United States.  Invited Speaker to Gallup Well-Being Summit.  Washington, DC.

Pressman, S.D. (2010). The well-being of American cities: Environmental factors associated with better psychological and physical health. Invited Speaker to Gallup City Well-Being Forum.  Washington, DC.

Pressman, S.D. (2009). Does happiness lead to better health? Invited Colloquium Speaker, Furman University, Department of Psychology.

Pressman, S.D. (2009).  Positive Emotion & Health.  Invited Colloquium Speaker, University of Michigan, Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship.

Pressman, S.D. (2009). Emotion & Physical Health. University of Southern Maine Summer Institute in Health Psychology. Portland, ME.  Invited Speaker.

Pressman, S.D. (2009).  Positive Health Psychology Symposium: An introduction to Positive Health.  International Positive Psychology Association Meeting.  Philadelphia, PA.

Pressman, S.D. (2009).  How does positive affect influence health behaviors? Society for Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, QB.

Pressman, S.D. (2009).  The associations between positive and negative affect with health in a representative population of the world.  American Psychosomatic Society, Chicago, IL.

Pressman, S.D. (2008). Positive Affect & Strengths Development.  Gallup Strengths Institute Web Seminar.  Invited Speaker.

Pressman, S.D. (2008). Does Positive Affect Influence Health? The Gallup Well-Being Forum, Washington, DC.  Invited Speaker.

Pressman, S.D. (2008).  The Association of Cumulative Restorative Activities with Psychological and Physiological Well-Being.  The American Psychosomatic Society, Baltimore, MD.

Pressman, S.D. & Cohen, S. (2007). Use of Emotional Words in Autobiographies Predicts the Longevity of Famous Dead Psychologists. The Gallup International Positive Psychology Summit, Washington, DC.

Pressman, S.D. & Matthews, K.A. (2007).  Positive Affect and Cardiovascular Recovery from Acute Laboratory Stressors. The Gallup International Positive Psychology Summit, Washington, DC.

Pressman, S.D. (2007).  Positive Affect and Health. Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Pressman, S.D. (2006).  The Association Between Positive Affect and Health. Penn State University, State College, PA. Invited Speaker.

Pressman, S.D. (2006). How to finish a dissertation.  Graduate Student Programs Office. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.  Invited Speaker.

Pressman, S.D., Cohen, S. & **Kollnesher, M. (2006).  The Association Between Emotional & Social Word Use in Autobiography and Longevity.  American Psychosomatic Society.  Denver, CO (oral & poster presentations: data presented orally by S. Cohen, poster presented by S. Pressman).

Pressman, S.D., Cohen, S., & Miller, G. (2005).  Cortisol Rhythm in Healthy Freshman:  The Positive but not the Negative Matters.  American Psychosomatic Society.  Vancouver, BC.

Pressman, S.D., Cohen, S., & Miller, G. (2005).  The Influence of Sleep on Vaccination Response.  American Psychosomatic Society.  Vancouver, BC.

Pressman, S.D., Cohen, S., & Miller, G. (2005).  Sleep and Vaccination Response.  Pittsburgh Graduate Student Psychology Symposium. Pittsburgh, PA  

Pressman, S., Cohen, S., Miller, G., & Rabin, B. (2002).  Stress and Antibody Response to Immunization in College Freshman.  Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society.  Madison, WI.

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS  (*indicates a graduate student, ** indicates an undergraduate student)  

 

Hunt, M., Pressman, S.D., Burks, L.M. & *Kahn, C. (2012).  Limited Evidence of a Mindfulness Intervention Affecting Adolescent Anxiety. Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, IL.

 

Krentzman, A., Pressman, S.D., Hassett, A.L., Steinberg, D., Robinson, A., Cranford, J.A., Mowbray, O., (2012).  Positive and negative affect predict poor longitudinal drinking outcomes among alcoholics interviewed about drinking & its consequences. Research Society on Alcoholism.  San Francisco, CA.

 

**Perry, T., *Kraft, T., & Pressman, S.D. (2012).  Doing good is good: the psychological benefits of good deeds on the giver and receiver of a positive psychology intervention.  Southwestern Psychological Association. Oklahoma City, OK.

 

**Kroska, E., *Kraft, T., & Pressman, S.D. (2012). What distinguishes volunteers from non-volunteers?  Southwestern Psychological Association, Oklahoma City, OK.

 

*Kraft, T., **Kroska, E., & Pressman, S.D. (2012). Positive affect, stress, and posttraumatic growth.  Southwestern Psychological Association, Oklahoma City, OK.

 

*Hanlin, L., Thoma, M., Johnson, J., Dahiben, B., Pressman, S.D., & Rohleder, N. (2012).  A measure of global leisure activity predicts inflammatory responses to stressor independent of physical activity.  American Psychosomatic Society, Athens, Greece.

 

**Hooker, E., & Pressman, S.D. (2012).  The Effects of Pre-existing Partner Tension on Cardiovascular Stress Reactivity and RecoverySociety for Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

 

*Black, L., Pressman, S.D., *Clausius, B., *Bowlin, S., Gillath, O. (2012). The sex specific effects of social priming on salivary cortisol.  Society for Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

 

**Cherry, J.B., *Kraft, T., & Pressman, S.D. (2012).  Unobtrusive positive facial feedback reduces the negative impact of experimental stress.  Society for Personality & Social Psychology. San Diego, CA.

 

**Patel, J., **Carey, A., *Black, L., Gillath, O., & Pressman, S.D. (2012).  Salivary Oxytocin, Attachment Insecurity, Social Support & Network Size. Society for Personality & Social Psychology. San Diego, CA.

 

*Kraft, T., **Hooker, E.D., & Pressman, S.D. (2011).  Optimism & Stress: A positive relationship? International Positive Psychology Association.  Philadelphia, PA.

 

**Hooker, E. D. & Pressman, S.D. (2011). The effects of text messages from romantic partners on female stress reactivity.  American Psychosomatic Society.  San Antonio, TX.

 

*Bowlin, S.L., *Kraft, T., Pressman, S.D., & **Searight, M. (2011).  Naturally occurring stress and depression are associated with sympathetic but not parasympathetic responses to stress.  American Psychosomatic Society. San Antonio, TX.

 

*Black, L. & Pressman, S.D. (2011).  Investigation of Variables Associated with H1N1 Vaccine Acceptance. Society for Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC.

 

**Carter, S., & Pressman, S.D. (2011).  Stress-eating paradigm: Further investigation of the association of eating behaviors with stress. Society for Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC.

 

**Zagorski, L., & Pressman, S.D. (2011).  Affirmation of Personal Values and Social Relationships: Effects on Stress Reactivity.  Society for Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC.

 

**Zagorski, L., **Hooker, E., **Kroska, E., *Kraft, T., & Pressman, S.D. (2011). Physical activity predicts cardiovascular recovery from acute psychological stressors. Society for Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC.  (NOTE: Awarded Meritorious Abstract)

 

*Kraft, T., & Pressman, S.D. (2011).  Affect and sleep: Does a higher positive/negative affect ratio predict sleep under stress?  Society for Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC.

 

**Buccholz, E.J, *Karlson, C.W., & Pressman, S.D. (2011).  Is touch important for well-being? Relations between physical contact, depression and emotional affect.  Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

 

*Gallagher, M., *Schoemann, A., & Pressman, S. (2011).  Mastery Beliefs and Intraindividual Variability of Anxiety.  Association for Psychological Science. Washington, DC.

 

Pressman, S.D., *Canterberry, M., & **Burkett, S. (March, 2010).  Sing me a happy song: The associations between emotional word use in love songs and singer longevity. American Psychosomatic Society.

 

*Clausius, R., *Karlson, C., *Lootens, C., **Carter, S., & Pressman, S.D. (2010).   Influence of Touch on Cardiovascular and Parasympathetic Functioning. American Psychosomatic Society Meeting.

 

*Karlson, C., Hamilton, N., Pressman, S.D., *Clausius, R., & *Lootens, C. (2010).  Cardiovascular response to experimental pain during massage intervention.  American Psychosomatic Society Meeting.

 

*Clausius, R.L., *Karlson, C., *Lootens, C., & Pressman, S.D. (2010).  Emotional correlates of experimental pain: Predicting tolerance and threshold. Society for Behavioral Medicine

 

*Karlson, C., Hamilton, N., Pressman, S.D., *Lootens, C., & *Clausius, B. (2010). Affective response to experimental pain during massage intervention. Society for Behavioral Medicine.

 

*Lootens, C., *Karlson, C., *Clausius, R.L., **Baker, K., *Carter, S., &  Pressman, S.D. (2010). Validation of the Personal Affection & Touch Scale.  American Psychological Association Meeting.


*Lee, I.A., Pressman, S.D., & Little, T.D. (2010). Scale Setting and Model Specification in Second-order Latent Growth Curve Models.  Association for Psychological Science Meeting.

 

Pressman, S.D., *Gallagher, M. & Lopez, S. (2009). Are positive and negative affect independently associated with health in a representative sample of the world? American Psychosomatic Society. Chicago, IL. (*Citation Poster for high merit/impact)

 

Robles, T.F., *Brooks, K.P., & Pressman, S.D. (2008).  Trait Positive Affect Buffers the Effects of Acute Stress on Skin Barrier Recovery. American Psychosomatic Society. Baltimore, MD. (*Citation Poster for high merit/impact)

 

Pressman, S.D., Cohen, S., & Miller, G. (2004).  The Association Between Trait Positive Affect and Salivary Cortisol. The Third International Positive Psychology Summit. Washington, DC.

 

Hamrick, H., Pressman, S.D., Cohen, S. (2004).  Validation of an Upper Respiratory Infection Verification Procedure.  American Psychosomatic Society. Orlando, FL.

 

Pressman, S., Cohen, S., Miller, G., & Rabin, B. (2003).  Loneliness and Antibody Response to Immunization in College Freshman.  Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society.  Jacksonville, FL.

 

Pressman, S., Cohen, S., Miller, G., & Rabin, B. (2003).  Loneliness and Antibody Response to Immunization in College Freshman.  American Psychosomatic Society.  Phoenix, AZ.

 

Pressman, S., Cohen, S., Miller, G., & Rabin, B. (2002).  Loneliness and Antibody Response to Immunization.  Pittsburgh Graduate Student Psychology Symposium. Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Pressman, S. (2002).  Stress and Antibody Response to Influenza Immunization in College Freshman. Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine Poster Session (University of Pittsburgh). Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Pressman, S. (2001).  Stress and Antibody Response to Immunization. Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine Poster Session (University of Pittsburgh). Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Pressman, S. (2000).  Does regulation of ethanol intake in rats transfer across contexts?  APICS Poster Presentation (Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences).  Halifax, NS.