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Vrshek-Schallhorn, S., Corneau, G.M., Grillo, A., Sapuram, V., Plieger, T., Reuter, M. (In press). Additive Serotonergic Genetic Risk Sensitivity and Cortisol Reactivity to Lab-Based Social Evaluative Stress: Influence of Severity Across Two Samples. Psychoneuroendocrinology 142:105767.      PMID: 35525123 DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2022.105767 


Fletcher, A.C., Jensen, M.R., Vrshek-Schallhorn, S. (Accepted 2022, Published 2023). Novel Perspectives on Adversity Exposure, Stress Responding, and Academic Retention among First- and Continuing-Generation Students. Emerging Adulthood, 11 (1); 175-189. 


Feinstein, B. A., Christophe, N. K., Chang, C. J., Silvia, P. J., Starr, L. R., Stein, G., & Vrshek-Schallhorn, S. (2022). Measurement invariance of the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire (INQ-15) across sexual orientation, gender identity, and race/ethnicity in a sample of sexual minority young adults. Psychological Assessment 34(10), 978-984. PMID: 35925739 DOI: 10.1037/pas0001159 


Anderson, T., Vrshek-Schallhorn, S., Adams, W.M., Goldfarb, A.H., Wideman, L. (in press 2023). The effect of acute exercise on the cortisol awakening response. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 


Sapuram, V. R., Vrshek-Schallhorn, S., Hilt, L. M., Stroud C. B. (2021). Dopaminergic Genetic Variation in Young Adolescents: Associations with Sensation-Seeking. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology 49:1259–1274.  


Vrshek-Schallhorn, S., Stroud, C.B., Doane, L.D., Mineka, S., Zinbarg, R.E., Redei, E.E., Craske, M.G., Adam, E.K. (2019) Cortisol Awakening Response and Additive Serotonergic Genetic Risk Interactively Predict Depression in Two Samples: The 2019 Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award Paper. Depression & Anxiety, 36(6), 480-489. 


Vrshek-Schallhorn, S., Velkoff, E.A., Zinbarg, R.E.. (2019). Effect of trait rumination on affective, neuroendocrine, and cognitive responses to negative evaluative lab-induced stress. Cognition & Emotion 33:3, 466-479. 


Ditcheva, M., Vrshek-Schallhorn, S., Batista, A. (2018). People who need people: Trait loneliness influences positive affect as a function of interpersonal context. Biological Psychology 136:181-188. 


Vrshek-Schallhorn, S., Avery, B.M., Ditcheva, M., Sapuram, V. (2018) The cortisol reactivity threshold model: Direction of trait rumination and cortisol reactivity association varies with stressor severity. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 92, 113-122. 

Please see Dr. Vrshek-Schallhorn’s Google Scholar Profile  and NC DOCKS page for a complete list of publications.

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