Dr. Christian Waugh, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology with expertise in resilience, positive emotions, stress

About

Christian Waugh, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University, NC, is an expert in the study of stress resilience, emotions, and effective coping habits. His research features resilience as the result of stress, trauma, and the ability to experience positive emotions in times of stress. Dr. Waugh has been twice honored for teaching excellence at Wake Forest, is a professional speaker, and has published several dozen scientific articles.

Education

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

Ph.D., Psychology / 2006

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Experience

Wake Forest University

2010Present

Publications

What good are positive emotions in crisis? A prospective study of resilience and emotions following the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11th, 2001.

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology / Feb 01, 2003

Fredrickson, B. L., Tugade, M. M., Waugh, C. E., & Larkin, G. R. (2003). What good are positive emotions in crisis? A prospective study of resilience and emotions following the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11th, 2001. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84(2), 365–376. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.84.2.365

Nice to know you: Positive emotions, self–other overlap, and complex understanding in the formation of a new relationship

The Journal of Positive Psychology / Apr 01, 2006

Waugh, C. E., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2006). Nice to know you: Positive emotions, self–other overlap, and complex understanding in the formation of a new relationship. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1(2), 93–106. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760500510569

Brain mediators of cardiovascular responses to social threat

NeuroImage / Sep 01, 2009

Wager, T. D., Waugh, C. E., Lindquist, M., Noll, D. C., Fredrickson, B. L., & Taylor, S. F. (2009). Brain mediators of cardiovascular responses to social threat. NeuroImage, 47(3), 821–835. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.05.043

The functional domain specificity of self-esteem and the differential prediction of aggression.

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology / May 01, 2002

Kirkpatrick, L. A., Waugh, C. E., Valencia, A., & Webster, G. D. (2002). The functional domain specificity of self-esteem and the differential prediction of aggression. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82(5), 756–767. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.82.5.756

Adapting to life’s slings and arrows: Individual differences in resilience when recovering from an anticipated threat

Journal of Research in Personality / Aug 01, 2008

Waugh, C. E., Fredrickson, B. L., & Taylor, S. F. (2008). Adapting to life’s slings and arrows: Individual differences in resilience when recovering from an anticipated threat. Journal of Research in Personality, 42(4), 1031–1046. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2008.02.005

Anticipatory pleasure predicts motivation for reward in major depression.

Journal of Abnormal Psychology / Feb 01, 2012

Sherdell, L., Waugh, C. E., & Gotlib, I. H. (2012). Anticipatory pleasure predicts motivation for reward in major depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121(1), 51–60. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0024945

Flexible emotional responsiveness in trait resilience.

Emotion / Jan 01, 2011

Waugh, C. E., Thompson, R. J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2011). Flexible emotional responsiveness in trait resilience. Emotion, 11(5), 1059–1067. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0021786

A Multi-Site Preregistered Paradigmatic Test of the Ego Depletion Effect

Feb 04, 2021

Vohs, K., Schmeichel, B., Lohmann, S., Gronau, Q. F., Finley, A. J., Others, M., Wagenmakers, E.-J., & Albarracín, D. (2021). A Multi-Site Preregistered Paradigmatic Test of the Ego Depletion Effect. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/e497p

Part B: Resilience as Intrapersonal Process

The Resilience Handbook / Aug 22, 2013

Part B: Resilience as Intrapersonal Process. (2013). The Resilience Handbook, 73–132. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203135303-9

Psychophysiology of Resilience to Stress

Biobehavioral Resilience to Stress / Mar 19, 2008

Fredrickson, B., Waugh, C., & Tugade, M. (2008). Psychophysiology of Resilience to Stress. Biobehavioral Resilience to Stress, 117–138. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781420071788.ch6

An Affective Neuroscience Perspective on Psychological Flourishing: How the Brain Believes that Things Are Going Well

Human Flourishing / Nov 11, 2022

Waugh, C. E. (2022). An Affective Neuroscience Perspective on Psychological Flourishing: How the Brain Believes that Things Are Going Well. Human Flourishing, 33–47. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-09786-7_3

Positive distraction in daily activities as a predictor of good coping: A “day in the life” during the COVID-19 pandemic

Frontiers in Psychology / Mar 22, 2023

Leslie-Miller, C. J., Cole, V. T., & Waugh, C. E. (2023). Positive distraction in daily activities as a predictor of good coping: A “day in the life” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology, 14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1142665

Falling hard, but recovering resoundingly: Age differences in stressor reactivity and recovery.

Psychology and Aging / Jul 13, 2023

Minton, A. R., Waugh, C. E., Snyder, J. S., Charles, S. T., Haase, C. M., & Mikels, J. A. (2023). Falling hard, but recovering resoundingly: Age differences in stressor reactivity and recovery. Psychology and Aging. https://doi.org/10.1037/pag0000761

Social genomics, cognition, and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jun 05, 2023

Bateman, J. R., Krishnamurthy, S., Quillen, E. E., Waugh, C. E., Kershaw, K. N., Lockhart, S. N., Hughes, T. M., Seeman, T. E., Cole, S. W., & Craft, S. (2023). Social genomics, cognition, and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.05.31.23290618

Social genomics, cognition, and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jun 05, 2023

Bateman, J. R., Krishnamurthy, S., Quillen, E. E., Waugh, C. E., Kershaw, K. N., Lockhart, S. N., Hughes, T. M., Seeman, T. E., Cole, S. W., & Craft, S. (2023). Social genomics, cognition, and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.05.31.23290618

Understanding the Role of Positive Emotions in Wellbeing Through Psychological, Biological, Sociocultural, and Environmental Lenses

Toward an Integrated Science of Wellbeing / Jul 19, 2023

Waugh, C. (2023). Understanding the Role of Positive Emotions in Wellbeing Through Psychological, Biological, Sociocultural, and Environmental Lenses. Toward an Integrated Science of Wellbeing, 49-C2P152. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197567579.003.0003

Investigation of the effects of corona virus pandemic and social isolation on psychological symptoms in terms of psychological resilience and coping styles (tur)

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry / Jan 01, 2020

Investigation of the effects of corona virus pandemic and social isolation on psychological symptoms in terms of psychological resilience and coping styles (tur). (2020). Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.5505/kpd.2020.66934

Positive Emotions in Education

Beyond Coping / Nov 01, 2002

Pekrun, R., Goetz, T., Titz, W., & Perry, R. P. (2002). Positive Emotions in Education. Beyond Coping, 149–174. https://doi.org/10.1093/med:psych/9780198508144.003.0008

Do savoring beliefs predict posttraumatic stress symptoms following stressful life events?

Anxiety, Stress, & Coping / Jun 30, 2023

Boelen, P. A. (2023). Do savoring beliefs predict posttraumatic stress symptoms following stressful life events? Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2023.2226871

Retrain Your Brain

Brain & Life / Feb 01, 2020

Firpo-Cappiello, R. (2020). Retrain Your Brain. Brain & Life, 16(1), 36–37. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.nnn.0000655588.25183.0e

Abstract A156: Traditional chemotherapeutic agents as selective inhibitors of glutaminase isozymes

Molecular Cancer Therapeutics / Jan 01, 2018

Katt, W. P., & Cerione, R. A. (2018). Abstract A156: Traditional chemotherapeutic agents as selective inhibitors of glutaminase isozymes. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 17(1_Supplement), A156–A156. https://doi.org/10.1158/1535-7163.targ-17-a156

Functions of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in emotion regulation under stress

Scientific Reports / Sep 14, 2021

Suzuki, Y., & Tanaka, S. C. (2021). Functions of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in emotion regulation under stress. Scientific Reports, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-97751-0

The relation between event processing and the duration of emotional experience.

Emotion / Jan 01, 2011

Verduyn, P., Van Mechelen, I., & Tuerlinckx, F. (2011). The relation between event processing and the duration of emotional experience. Emotion, 11(1), 20–28. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0021239

Distraction Scale

PsycTESTS Dataset / Jan 01, 2020

Waugh, C. E., Shing, E. Z., & Furr, R. M. (2020). Distraction Scale. PsycTESTS Dataset. https://doi.org/10.1037/t84740-000

The Future of Immersive Mood Induction in Affective Science: Using Virtual Reality to Test Effects of Mood Context on Task Performance

Affective Science / Sep 01, 2023

Kako, N., Waugh, C. E., & McRae, K. (2023). The Future of Immersive Mood Induction in Affective Science: Using Virtual Reality to Test Effects of Mood Context on Task Performance. Affective Science, 4(3), 570–579. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42761-023-00213-1

Resilience as the Ability to Maintain Well-Being: An Allostatic Active Inference Model

Journal of Intelligence / Aug 07, 2023

Waugh, C. E., & Sali, A. W. (2023). Resilience as the Ability to Maintain Well-Being: An Allostatic Active Inference Model. Journal of Intelligence, 11(8), 158. https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence11080158

Coping with COVID-19: the efficacy of disengagement for coping with the chronic stress of a pandemic

Anxiety, Stress, & Coping / May 29, 2022

Waugh, C. E., Leslie-Miller, C. J., & Cole, V. T. (2022). Coping with COVID-19: the efficacy of disengagement for coping with the chronic stress of a pandemic. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 36(1), 52–66. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2022.2081841

What Parts of Reappraisal Make Us Feel Better? Dissociating the Generation of Reappraisals from Their Implementation

Affective Science / Aug 24, 2022

Waugh, C. E., Vlasenko, V. V., & McRae, K. (2022). What Parts of Reappraisal Make Us Feel Better? Dissociating the Generation of Reappraisals from Their Implementation. Affective Science, 3(3), 653–661. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42761-022-00129-2

Comparing the affective and social effects of positive reappraisal and minimising reappraisal

Cognition and Emotion / Dec 13, 2021

Zhao, Y., Waugh, C. E., Kammrath, L., & Wang, Q. (2021). Comparing the affective and social effects of positive reappraisal and minimising reappraisal. Cognition and Emotion, 36(3), 433–451. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2021.2014787

Anxiety and initial value dependence in startle habituation

Psychophysiology / Apr 12, 2022

Faunce, J. A., Blumenthal, T. D., & Waugh, C. E. (2022). Anxiety and initial value dependence in startle habituation. Psychophysiology, 59(10). Portico. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.14071

Perceived Stress and Loneliness During the COVID‐19 Pandemic in a Cognitive Aging Cohort

Alzheimer's & Dementia / Dec 01, 2022

Bateman, J. R., Waugh, C. E., Kershaw, K. N., Quillen, E. E., Lockhart, S. N., Peavey, J. J., Hughes, T. M., Cole, S. W., Seeman, T. E., & Craft, S. (2022). Perceived Stress and Loneliness During the COVID‐19 Pandemic in a Cognitive Aging Cohort. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 18(S8). Portico. https://doi.org/10.1002/alz.066823

Affect labelling increases the intensity of positive emotions

Cognition and Emotion / Jul 29, 2021

Vlasenko, V. V., Rogers, E. G., & Waugh, C. E. (2021). Affect labelling increases the intensity of positive emotions. Cognition and Emotion, 35(7), 1350–1364. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2021.1959302

Adaptive and maladaptive forms of disengagement coping in caregivers of children with chronic illnesses

Stress and Health / Sep 25, 2020

Waugh, C. E., Leslie‐Miller, C. J., Shing, E. Z., Furr, R. M., Nightingale, C. L., & McLean, T. W. (2020). Adaptive and maladaptive forms of disengagement coping in caregivers of children with chronic illnesses. Stress and Health, 37(2), 213–222. Portico. https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.2985

A Multisite Preregistered Paradigmatic Test of the Ego-Depletion Effect

Psychological Science / Sep 14, 2021

Vohs, K. D., Schmeichel, B. J., Lohmann, S., Gronau, Q. F., Finley, A. J., Ainsworth, S. E., Alquist, J. L., Baker, M. D., Brizi, A., Bunyi, A., Butschek, G. J., Campbell, C., Capaldi, J., Cau, C., Chambers, H., Chatzisarantis, N. L. D., Christensen, W. J., Clay, S. L., Curtis, J., … Albarracín, D. (2021). A Multisite Preregistered Paradigmatic Test of the Ego-Depletion Effect. Psychological Science, 32(10), 1566–1581. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797621989733

Affect Dynamics

Jan 01, 2021

Waugh, C. E., & Kuppens, P. (Eds.). (2021). Affect Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82965-0

Coping With COVID-19: The Benefits of Anticipating Future Positive Events and Maintaining Optimism

Frontiers in Psychology / Apr 09, 2021

Leslie-Miller, C. J., Waugh, C. E., & Cole, V. T. (2021). Coping With COVID-19: The Benefits of Anticipating Future Positive Events and Maintaining Optimism. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.646047

Erratum to: Reactive, Agentic, Apathetic, or Challenged? Aging, Emotion, and Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Gerontologist / Feb 23, 2021

Young, N. A., Waugh, C. E., Minton, A. R., Charles, S. T., Haase, C. M., & Mikels, J. A. (2021). Erratum to: Reactive, Agentic, Apathetic, or Challenged? Aging, Emotion, and Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Gerontologist, 61(2), 296–296. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnab022

Reactive, Agentic, Apathetic, or Challenged? Aging, Emotion, and Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Gerontologist / Dec 05, 2020

Young, N. A., Waugh, C. E., Minton, A. R., Charles, S. T., Haase, C. M., & Mikels, J. A. (2020). Reactive, Agentic, Apathetic, or Challenged? Aging, Emotion, and Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Gerontologist, 61(2), 217–227. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnaa196

The roles of positive emotion in the regulation of emotional responses to negative events.

Emotion / Feb 01, 2020

Waugh, C. E. (2020). The roles of positive emotion in the regulation of emotional responses to negative events. Emotion, 20(1), 54–58. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000625

Effects of script-based communicative intervention on psychological and cultural adaptation in students abroad in second-language contexts

Intercultural Education / Jan 13, 2020

Thomas, R. S., & Waugh, C. E. (2020). Effects of script-based communicative intervention on psychological and cultural adaptation in students abroad in second-language contexts. Intercultural Education, 31(2), 244–259. https://doi.org/10.1080/14675986.2019.1702295

Not all disengagement coping strategies are created equal: positive distraction, but not avoidance, can be an adaptive coping strategy for chronic life stressors

Anxiety, Stress, & Coping / Apr 24, 2020

Waugh, C. E., Shing, E. Z., & Furr, R. M. (2020). Not all disengagement coping strategies are created equal: positive distraction, but not avoidance, can be an adaptive coping strategy for chronic life stressors. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 33(5), 511–529. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2020.1755820

The Role of Heart Rate Variability in Mindfulness-Based Pain Relief

The Journal of Pain / Mar 01, 2020

Adler-Neal, A. L., Waugh, C. E., Garland, E. L., Shaltout, H. A., Diz, D. I., & Zeidan, F. (2020). The Role of Heart Rate Variability in Mindfulness-Based Pain Relief. The Journal of Pain, 21(3–4), 306–323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2019.07.003

People are better at maintaining positive than negative emotional states.

Emotion / Feb 01, 2019

Waugh, C. E., Running, K. E., Reynolds, O. C., & Gotlib, I. H. (2019). People are better at maintaining positive than negative emotional states. Emotion, 19(1), 132–145. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000430

Effects of incidental positive emotion and cognitive reappraisal on affective responses to negative stimuli

Cognition and Emotion / Nov 01, 2018

Song, Y., Jordan, J. I., Shaffer, K. A., Wing, E. K., McRae, K., & Waugh, C. E. (2018). Effects of incidental positive emotion and cognitive reappraisal on affective responses to negative stimuli. Cognition and Emotion, 33(6), 1155–1168. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2018.1541789

vmPFC activation during a stressor predicts positive emotions during stress recovery

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience / Feb 16, 2018

Yang, X., Garcia, K. M., Jung, Y., Whitlow, C. T., McRae, K., & Waugh, C. E. (2018). vmPFC activation during a stressor predicts positive emotions during stress recovery. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 13(3), 256–268. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsy012

Dynamic functional connectivity and individual differences in emotions during social stress

Human Brain Mapping / Sep 20, 2017

Tobia, M. J., Hayashi, K., Ballard, G., Gotlib, I. H., & Waugh, C. E. (2017). Dynamic functional connectivity and individual differences in emotions during social stress. Human Brain Mapping, 38(12), 6185–6205. Portico. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.23821

Neural predictors of emotional inertia in daily life

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience / Jul 28, 2017

Waugh, C. E., Shing, E. Z., Avery, B. M., Jung, Y., Whitlow, C. T., & Maldjian, J. A. (2017). Neural predictors of emotional inertia in daily life. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(9), 1448–1459. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsx071

Aberrant Parasympathetic Stress Responsivity in Pure and Co-Occurring Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment / Feb 15, 2016

Kircanski, K., Waugh, C. E., Camacho, M. C., & Gotlib, I. H. (2016). Aberrant Parasympathetic Stress Responsivity in Pure and Co-Occurring Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38(1), 5–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-015-9493-y

Contextual Positive Coping as a Factor Contributing to Resilience After Disasters

Journal of Clinical Psychology / Jul 13, 2016

Shing, E. Z., Jayawickreme, E., & Waugh, C. E. (2016). Contextual Positive Coping as a Factor Contributing to Resilience After Disasters. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 72(12), 1287–1306. Portico. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22327

Emotion regulation changes the duration of the BOLD response to emotional stimuli

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience / May 19, 2016

Waugh, C. E., Zarolia, P., Mauss, I. B., Lumian, D. S., Ford, B. Q., Davis, T. S., Ciesielski, B. G., Sams, K. V., & McRae, K. (2016). Emotion regulation changes the duration of the BOLD response to emotional stimuli. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11(10), 1550–1559. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsw067

Messages that matter: Age differences in affective responses to framed health messages.

Psychology and Aging / Jun 01, 2016

Mikels, J. A., Shuster, M. M., Thai, S. T., Smith-Ray, R., Waugh, C. E., Roth, K., Keilly, A., & Stine-Morrow, E. A. L. (2016). Messages that matter: Age differences in affective responses to framed health messages. Psychology and Aging, 31(4), 409–414. https://doi.org/10.1037/pag0000040

A resilience framework for promoting stable remission from depression

Clinical Psychology Review / Nov 01, 2015

Waugh, C. E., & Koster, E. H. W. (2015). A resilience framework for promoting stable remission from depression. Clinical Psychology Review, 41, 49–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2014.05.004

Cognitive Bias Modification for Interpretation in Major Depression

Clinical Psychological Science / Jan 01, 2015

Joormann, J., Waugh, C. E., & Gotlib, I. H. (2015). Cognitive Bias Modification for Interpretation in Major Depression. Clinical Psychological Science, 3(1), 126–139. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167702614560748

Distinctive and common neural underpinnings of major depression, social anxiety, and their comorbidity

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience / Jul 17, 2014

Hamilton, J. P., Chen, M. C., Waugh, C. E., Joormann, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2014). Distinctive and common neural underpinnings of major depression, social anxiety, and their comorbidity. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10(4), 552–560. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsu084

Temporal Dynamics of Emotional Processing in the Brain

Emotion Review / Jul 09, 2015

Waugh, C. E., Shing, E. Z., & Avery, B. M. (2015). Temporal Dynamics of Emotional Processing in the Brain. Emotion Review, 7(4), 323–329. https://doi.org/10.1177/1754073915590615

The impact of anticipating positive events on responses to stress

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology / May 01, 2015

Monfort, S. S., Stroup, H. E., & Waugh, C. E. (2015). The impact of anticipating positive events on responses to stress. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 58, 11–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2014.12.003

DeCon: A tool to detect emotional concordance in multivariate time series data of emotional responding

Biological Psychology / Apr 01, 2014

Bulteel, K., Ceulemans, E., Thompson, R. J., Waugh, C. E., Gotlib, I. H., Tuerlinckx, F., & Kuppens, P. (2014). DeCon: A tool to detect emotional concordance in multivariate time series data of emotional responding. Biological Psychology, 98, 29–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.10.011

The role of the medial frontal cortex in the maintenance of emotional states

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience / Mar 10, 2014

Waugh, C. E., Lemus, M. G., & Gotlib, I. H. (2014). The role of the medial frontal cortex in the maintenance of emotional states. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(12), 2001–2009. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsu011

Acute exercise attenuates negative affect following repeated sad mood inductions in persons who have recovered from depression.

Journal of Abnormal Psychology / Feb 01, 2013

Mata, J., Hogan, C. L., Joormann, J., Waugh, C. E., & Gotlib, I. H. (2013). Acute exercise attenuates negative affect following repeated sad mood inductions in persons who have recovered from depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122(1), 45–50. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0029881

Interoceptive awareness, positive affect, and decision making in Major Depressive Disorder

Journal of Affective Disorders / Nov 01, 2013

Furman, D. J., Waugh, C. E., Bhattacharjee, K., Thompson, R. J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2013). Interoceptive awareness, positive affect, and decision making in Major Depressive Disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 151(2), 780–785. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2013.06.044

Meditation and Health: The Search for Mechanisms of Action

Social and Personality Psychology Compass / Jan 01, 2013

Kok, B. E., Waugh, C. E., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2013). Meditation and Health: The Search for Mechanisms of Action. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7(1), 27–39. https://doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12006

Affective and physiological responses to stress in girls at elevated risk for depression

Development and Psychopathology / Apr 17, 2012

Waugh, C. E., Muhtadie, L., Thompson, R. J., Joormann, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2012). Affective and physiological responses to stress in girls at elevated risk for depression. Development and Psychopathology, 24(2), 661–675. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0954579412000235

Neural temporal dynamics of stress in comorbid major depressive disorder and social anxiety disorder

Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders / Jun 22, 2012

Waugh, C. E., Hamilton, J. P., Chen, M. C., Joormann, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2012). Neural temporal dynamics of stress in comorbid major depressive disorder and social anxiety disorder. Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/2045-5380-2-11

Timing: A missing key ingredient in typical fMRI studies of emotion

Behavioral and Brain Sciences / May 23, 2012

Waugh, C. E., & Schirillo, J. A. (2012). Timing: A missing key ingredient in typical fMRI studies of emotion. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35(3), 170–171. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0140525x11001646

Neural and behavioral effects of interference resolution in depression and rumination

Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience / Nov 18, 2010

Berman, M. G., Nee, D. E., Casement, M., Kim, H. S., Deldin, P., Kross, E., Gonzalez, R., Demiralp, E., Gotlib, I. H., Hamilton, P., Joormann, J., Waugh, C., & Jonides, J. (2010). Neural and behavioral effects of interference resolution in depression and rumination. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 11(1), 85–96. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-010-0014-x

Oxytocin receptor gene polymorphism (rs2254298) interacts with familial risk for psychopathology to predict symptoms of depression and anxiety in adolescent girls

Psychoneuroendocrinology / Jan 01, 2011

Thompson, R. J., Parker, K. J., Hallmayer, J. F., Waugh, C. E., & Gotlib, I. H. (2011). Oxytocin receptor gene polymorphism (rs2254298) interacts with familial risk for psychopathology to predict symptoms of depression and anxiety in adolescent girls. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36(1), 144–147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.07.003

COMT genotype affects prefrontal white matter pathways in children and adolescents

NeuroImage / Nov 01, 2010

Thomason, M. E., Dougherty, R. F., Colich, N. L., Perry, L. M., Rykhlevskaia, E. I., Louro, H. M., Hallmayer, J. F., Waugh, C. E., Bammer, R., Glover, G. H., & Gotlib, I. H. (2010). COMT genotype affects prefrontal white matter pathways in children and adolescents. NeuroImage, 53(3), 926–934. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.01.033

Cardiovascular and affective recovery from anticipatory threat

Biological Psychology / May 01, 2010

Waugh, C. E., Panage, S., Mendes, W. B., & Gotlib, I. H. (2010). Cardiovascular and affective recovery from anticipatory threat. Biological Psychology, 84(2), 169–175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2010.01.010

Smile to see the forest: Facially expressed positive emotions broaden cognition

Cognition & Emotion / Feb 01, 2010

Johnson, K. J., Waugh, C. E., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2010). Smile to see the forest: Facially expressed positive emotions broaden cognition. Cognition & Emotion, 24(2), 299–321. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699930903384667

The neural temporal dynamics of the intensity of emotional experience

NeuroImage / Jan 01, 2010

Waugh, C. E., Hamilton, J. P., & Gotlib, I. H. (2010). The neural temporal dynamics of the intensity of emotional experience. NeuroImage, 49(2), 1699–1707. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.10.006

Association Between the Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Val158Met Polymorphism and Self-Perceived Social Acceptance in Adolescent Girls

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology / Aug 01, 2009

Waugh, C. E., Dearing, K. F., Joormann, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2009). Association Between the Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Val158Met Polymorphism and Self-Perceived Social Acceptance in Adolescent Girls. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 19(4), 395–401. https://doi.org/10.1089/cap.2008.0141

COMT genotype and resting brain perfusion in children

NeuroImage / Oct 01, 2009

Thomason, M. E., Waugh, C. E., Glover, G. H., & Gotlib, I. H. (2009). COMT genotype and resting brain perfusion in children. NeuroImage, 48(1), 217–222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.05.076

Endogenous testosterone levels are associated with amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex responses to anger faces in men but not women

Biological Psychology / May 01, 2009

Stanton, S. J., Wirth, M. M., Waugh, C. E., & Schultheiss, O. C. (2009). Endogenous testosterone levels are associated with amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex responses to anger faces in men but not women. Biological Psychology, 81(2), 118–122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2009.03.004

Exploring the motivational brain: effects of implicit power motivation on brain activation in response to facial expressions of emotion

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience / Oct 08, 2008

Schultheiss, O. C., Wirth, M. M., Waugh, C. E., Stanton, S. J., Meier, E. A., & Reuter-Lorenz, P. (2008). Exploring the motivational brain: effects of implicit power motivation on brain activation in response to facial expressions of emotion. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 3(4), 333–343. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsn030

Motivation for reward as a function of required effort: Dissociating the ‘liking’ from the ‘wanting’ system in humans

Motivation and Emotion / Oct 31, 2008

Waugh, C. E., & Gotlib, I. H. (2008). Motivation for reward as a function of required effort: Dissociating the ‘liking’ from the ‘wanting’ system in humans. Motivation and Emotion, 32(4), 323–330. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-008-9104-2

The neural correlates of trait resilience when anticipating and recovering from threat

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience / Sep 02, 2008

Waugh, C. E., Wager, T. D., Fredrickson, B. L., Noll, D. C., & Taylor, S. F. (2008). The neural correlates of trait resilience when anticipating and recovering from threat. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 3(4), 322–332. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsn024

Modeling state-related fMRI activity using change-point theory

NeuroImage / Apr 01, 2007

Lindquist, M. A., Waugh, C., & Wager, T. D. (2007). Modeling state-related fMRI activity using change-point theory. NeuroImage, 35(3), 1125–1141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.01.004

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Social Psychology
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