Publications (Last 3 Years)

Whisman, M. A., du Pont, A., Rhee, S. H., Sbarra, D. A., Spotts, E. L., Lichtenstein, P., Ganiban, J. M., Reiss, D., & Neiderhiser, J. M. (in press). Genetically informative analysis of the association between intimate relationship adjustment and health. Health Psychology.

Knowles, L.M., Jovel, K.S., Mayer, C.M., Bottrill, K.C., Kaszniak, A.W., Sbarra, D.A., Lawrence, E.E. & O’Connor, M.-F. (in press). A controlled trial of two mind-body interventions for grief in widows and widowers.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Flores, M., Ruiz, J. M., Butler, E. A., & Sbarra, D. A. (in press). Hispanic ethnic density may be protective for older Black/African American and non-Hispanic White populations for some health conditions: An exploration of support and neighborhood mechanisms. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 

Flores, M., Ruiz, J. M., Butler, E. A., Sbarra, D. A., Garcia, D. O., ..., & Thomson C. A. (in press). Does the Hispanic mortality advantage vary by marital status among post-menopausal women in the Women's Health Initiative? Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Whisman, M. A., Sbarra, D. A., & Beach, S. R. (2021). Intimate relationships and depression: Searching for causation in the sea of association. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 17. Posted online Feb 10, 2021

Hebbar, R., Papadopoulos, P., Reyes, R., Danvers, A. F., Polsinelli, A. J., Moseley, S. A., ... & Narayanan, S. (2021). Deep multiple instance learning for foreground speech localization in ambient audio from wearable devices. EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing, 2021, 1-8.

Danvers, A. F., Milek, A., Tackman, A. M., Kaplan, D. M., Robbins, M. L., Poslinelli, A., Moseley, S., Raison, C.L, Sbarra, D.A, & Mehl, M. R. (2021). Is Frequent sighing an indicator of dispositional negative emotionality? A multi-sample, multi-measure naturalistic-observation study. Journal of Research in Personality, 104046.

Tackman, A. M., Baranski, E. N., Danvers, A. F., Sbarra, D. A., Raison, C. L., Moseley, S. A., Polsinelli, A. J., & Mehl, M. R. (2020). “Personality in its natural habitat” revisited: A pooled, multi-sample examination of the relationships between the Big Five personality traits and daily behavior and language use. European Journal of Personality, 34, 753-776.

Danvers, A., Mehl, M.R., & Sbarra, D.A. (2020). Understanding personality through patterns of daily socializing: Applying Recurrence Quantification Analysis (RQA) to naturalistically observed intensive longitudinal social interaction data. European Journal of Personality, 34, 777-793.

Bourassa, K. J., Sbarra, D. A., Caspi, A., & Moffitt, T. E. (2020). Social distancing as a health behavior: County-level movement in the United States during the COVID-19 Pandemic is associated with conventional health behaviors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine online ahead:

Lawrence, A.V., Alkozei, A., Irgens, M.S., Acevedo-Molina, M.C., Brener, S.A., Chandler, A.B., Chau, R.F., Doyle, C.Y., McKinney, A.L., Price, S.N., Shanholtz, C.E., Van Etten, E.J., Ver Hoeve, E.S., Sbarra, D.A., O’Connor, M-F. (2020). Think again: Adaptive repetitive thought as a transdiagnostic treatment for individuals predisposed to repetitive thinking styles. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. Advance online publication.

Manvelian, A., & Sbarra, D. A. (2020). Marital status, close relationships, and all-cause mortality: Results from a 10-year study of nationally representative older adults. Psychosomatic Medicine, 82, 384-392.

O’Hara, K.L., Grinberg, A.M, Tackman, A.M., Mehl, M.R., & Sbarra, D.A. (2020). Contact with an ex-partner is associated with psychological distress after marital separation. Clinical Psychological Science. Published online ahead May 4, 2020:

Sur, B., Cleary, A., Rohrbaugh, M.J., Ferrer, E., & Sbarra, D.A. (2020). Beyond the “self” in self-regulation: Family interaction modulations situational self-control by adolescent drug users. Journal of Family Psychology. 34(3), 322–332.

Sbarra, D.A., Cook, C.C., Hasselmo, K., Noon, M.S., & Mehl, M.R. (2019). DNA methylation across the Serotonin Transporter Gene following marital separation: A pilot study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Online ahead, May 4, 2019:

Bourassa, K. J., Ruiz, J. M., & Sbarra, D. A. (2019). Smoking and physical activity explain the increased mortality risk associated with marital dissolution. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 53, 255-266.

Borelli, J.L., Peng, X., Hong, K., Froidevaux, N.M., & Sbarra, D.A. (2019). Accuracy and confidence in perceptions of targets’ attachment to former partners: Do judges vary as a function of individual differences in attachment style? Journal of Research in Personality, 79, 1-12.

Bourassa, K. J., Tackman, A. M., Mehl, M. R., & Sbarra, D. A. (2019). Psychological overinvolvement, emotional distress, and daily affect following marital dissolution. Collabra: Psychology, 5, 8. DOI:

Sbarra, D.A., Briskin, J.L., Slatcher, R.B. (2019). Smartphones and close relationships: The case for an evolutional mismatch. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 14, 596–618.

Bourassa, K. J., Ruiz, J. M., & Sbarra, D. A. (2019). The impact of physical proximity and attachment working models on cardiovascular reactivity: Comparing mental activation and romantic partner presence. Psychophysiology.

Bourassa, K. J., Ruiz, J. M., Sbarra, D. A., Kaciroti, N., & Harburg, E. (2019). Mismatch in spouses’ anger-coping response styles and risk of early mortality: A 32-year follow-up study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 81, 26-33.

Sbarra, D.A. & Borelli, J.L. (2019). Attachment reorganization following divorce: Normative processes and individual differences. Current Opinion in Psychology, 25, 71-75.

Borelli, J.L., Sbarra, D.A., Mehl., M.R. (2019). Convergence of naïve observer and participant-reported ratings of attachment to a former partner: When we should be me. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36, 977-999.

Borelli, J.L., Froidevaux, N.M., Yunusova, A., & Sbarra, D.A. (2019). Attachment anxietyand trauma history uniquely and interactively predict adjustment during and following deployment among military partners. Journal of Family Psychology, 33, 226-233.

Mason, A.E, Hect, F.M., Daubermier, J.J., Sbarra, D.A., Lin, J., Moran, P.J., Schleicher, S.G., Acree, M., Prather, A.A., Epel., E. E. (2018). Weight loss, weight-loss maintenance, and cellular aging in the Supporting Health through Nutrition and Exercise (SHINE) Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 80, 609-619.

Bourassa, K.J., Hasselmo, K., & Sbarra, D.A. (2018) After the end: Linguistic predictors of psychological distress four years after marital separation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Published online ahead, May 10, 2018

Ruiz, J.M., Sbarra, D.A., & Steffen, P.R. (2018). Hispanic ethnicity, stress psychophysiology and paradoxical health outcomes: A review with conceptual considerations and a call for research. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 31, 24-29

Milek, A., Butler, E. A., Tackman, A. M., Kaplan, D. M., Raison, C. L., Sbarra, D. A., Vazire, S., & Mehl, M. R. (2018) “Eavesdropping on happiness” revisited: A pooled, multi-sample replication of the association between life satisfaction and observed daily conversation quantity and quality. Psychological Science, 29, 1451-1462.

Tackman, A.M., Sbarra, D.A., Care, A.L., Donnellan, M.B., Horn, A.B., Holtzman, N.S., Edwards, T.S, Pennebaker, J.W., & Mehl, M.R. (2018). Depression, negative emotionality, and self-referential language: A multi-lab, multi-measure, multi-language-task research synthesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality Processes and Individual Differences, 116, 817-834.

Manvelian, A., Bourassa, K. J., Lawrence, E., Mehl, M. R., & Sbarra, D. A. (2018). With or without you? Loss of self following marital separation. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 37, 297-324, 37, 297-324.

Sbarra, D. A., & Coan, J. A. (2018). Relationships and health: The critical role of affective science. Emotion Review, 10, 40-54.

Sbarra, D. A., & Coan, J. A. (2018). New ways to explore the relationship–emotion–health connection. Emotion Review, 10, 76-78.

Kaplan, D. M., Palitsky, R., Carey, A.L., Crane, T.E., Havens, C.M., Medrano, M.R., Reznik, S.J., Sbarra, D.A., & O’Connor, M-F. (2018). Maladaptive repetitive thought as a transdiagnostic phenomenon and treatment target: An integrative review. Journal of Clinical Psychology. Online ahead: //

Hasselmo, K., Mehl, M.R., Tackman, A.M., Carey, A.L., Wertheimer, A.M., Stowe, R.P, & Sbarra, D.A. (2018). Objectively-measured social integration is associated with viral-Immune Risk Profile following marital separation. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2, 130-145.