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Putting Feelings Into Words
Putting feelings into words (affect labeling) has long been thought to help manage negative emotional experiences; however, the mechanisms by which affect labeling produces this benefit remainExpand
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Neural Correlates of Dispositional Mindfulness During Affect Labeling
Objective: Mindfulness is a process whereby one is aware and receptive to present moment experiences. Although mindfulness-enhancing interventions reduce pathological mental and physical healthExpand
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Early Family Environment, Current Adversity, the Serotonin Transporter Promoter Polymorphism, and Depressive Symptomatology
BACKGROUND Mixed evidence has suggested that homozygous carriers of the short allele (s/s) of the serotonin transporter gene-linked polymorphic region (5-HTTLPR) may be at increased risk forExpand
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Oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) is related to psychological resources
Psychological resources—optimism, mastery, and self-esteem—buffer the deleterious effects of stress and are predictors of neurophysiological and psychological health-related outcomes. These resourcesExpand
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Neural sensitivity to social rejection is associated with inflammatory responses to social stress
Although stress-induced increases in inflammation have been implicated in several major disorders, including cardiovascular disease and depression, the neurocognitive pathways that underlieExpand
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Variation in the μ-opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) is associated with dispositional and neural sensitivity to social rejection
Scientific understanding of social pain—the hurt feelings resulting from social rejection, separation, or loss—has been facilitated by the hypothesis that such feelings arise, in part, from some ofExpand
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Understanding Genetic Risk for Aggression: Clues From the Brain’s Response to Social Exclusion
BACKGROUND Although research indicates a relationship between the monoamine oxidase-A (MAOA) gene and aggression, the intervening neural and psychological mechanisms are unknown. Individuals with theExpand
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Social status modulates neural activity in the mentalizing network
We demonstrate that social status is fundamentally and neurocognitively linked to how people process and navigate their social worlds. Expand
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The Serotonin Transporter Promoter Polymorphism Is Associated with Cortisol Response to Psychosocial Stress
BACKGROUND Across multiple mental health-related measures, a polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) within the promoter of the serotonin transporter gene has been associated with differential psychologicalExpand
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Dispositional mindfulness and depressive symptomatology: correlations with limbic and self-referential neural activity during rest.
To better understand the relationship between mindfulness and depression, we studied normal young adults (n = 27) who completed measures of dispositional mindfulness and depressive symptomatology,Expand
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