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I utilize a social psychological approach to understand the effects of social disconnection on motivation, physiology, and health. My expertise lies at the interface between physiology and psychology with a specialization in psychoneuroimmunology and psychoneuroendocrinology. 

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44. Renna, M.E., Shrout, M.R., Madison, A.A., Jaremka, L.M., Alfano, C.M., Povoski, S.P., Agnese, D.M., Carson, W.E., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (in press). Leptin, anxiety, and depression in obese breast cancer survivors: Within-person fluctuations in mood and anxiety matter. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. PDF coming soon.

43. Wilson, S.J., Peng, J., Andridge, R., Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C.P., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (in press). For better and worse? The roles of closeness, marital behavior, and age in spouses’ cardiometabolic similarity. PsychoneuroendocrinologyPDF coming soon.

42. Shrout, M.R., Renna, M.E., Madison, A.A., Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C.P., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (in press). Cortisol slopes and conflict: A spouse’s stress matters. Psychoneuroendocrinology. PDF coming soon.

41. Wilson, S.J., Peng, J., Andridge, R., Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C.P., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (in press). For better and worse? The importance of closeness, satisfaction, and age in spouses’ cardiometabolic similarity. PsychoneuroendocrinologyPDF coming soon.

40. Sunami, N., Robertson, T.E., Twenge, J.M., Baumeister, R.F., Tice, D.M., & Jaremka, L.M. (in principle acceptance for Stage 1 pre-registered report). Proposal for a registered report “Directly replicating the causal link between social rejection and aggression toward a third party: A multi-site independent-lab collaboration.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. PDF coming soon.

39. Jaremka, L.M., Kane, H.S., Sunami, N., Lebed, O., & Austin, K.A. (in press). Romantic relationship distress, gender, socioeconomic status, and inflammation: A pre-registered report. Personal Relationships. PDF coming soon.

38. Jaremka, L.M., Ackerman, J.M., Gawronski, B., Rule, N.O., Sweeny, K., Tropp, L.R., Metz, M.A., Molina, L., Ryan, W.S., & Vick, S.B. (in press). Common academic experiences no one talks about: Repeated rejection, imposter syndrome, and burnout. Perspectives on Psychological Science. PDF coming soon.

37. Jaremka, L.M., & Pacanowksi, C.P. (2019). Social anxiety symptoms moderate the link between obesity and metabolic function, Psychoneuroendocrinology, 110, article 104425. PDF coming soon.

36. Sunami, N., Nadzan, M.A., & Jaremka, L.M. (2019). The bi-dimensional rejection taxonomy: Organizing responses to social rejection along antisocial–prosocial and engaged–disengaged dimensions. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 13, e12497. PDF coming soon.

35. Sunami, N., Nadzan, M.A., & Jaremka, L.M. (2019). Does the prospect of fulfilling belonging affect responses to rejection? An attempted conceptual replication. Social and Personality Psychological Science, 10, 307-316. PDF. Supplemental Materials.

34. Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Wilson, S.J., Bailey, M., Andridge, R.R., Peng, J., Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C.P., Malarkey, W.B., Laskowski, B., & Belury, M.A. (2018). Marital distress, depression, and a leaky gut: Translocation of bacterial endotoxin as a pathway to inflammation. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 98, 52-60. PDF coming soon.

33. Jaremka, L.M., Lebed, O., Sunami, N. (2018). Threats to belonging, immune function, and eating behavior: An examination of sex and gender differences. Current Psychiatry Reports, 20, 71-73. PDF coming soon.

32. Jaremka, L.M., & Sunami, N. (2018). Threats to belonging threaten health: Policy implications for improving physical well-being. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 5, 90-97. PDF.

31. Jaremka, L.M.,Nadzan, M.A. (2018). Threats to Belonging among Breast Cancer Survivors: Consequences for Mental and Physical Health. Current Breast Cancer Reports, 10, 1-6. PDF coming soon.

30. Wilson, S.J., Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Malarkey, W., Bailey, B., Fagundes, C.P., Jaremka, L.M., Andridge, R.R., & Gates, K. (2018). When couples’ hearts beat together: Synchrony in heart rate variability during conflict predicts heightened inflammation throughout the day. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 93, 107-116. PDF coming soon.

29. Wilson, S.J., Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C.P., Andridge, R.R., Peng, J., Malarkey, W.B., Habash, D., Belury, M,A., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2017). Shortened sleep fuels inflammatory responses to marital conflict: Regulatory strategies mitigate inflammatory risk. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 79, 74–83.  PDF.

28. Jaremka, L.M., Sunami, N., & Nadzan, M.A. (2017). Eating moderates the link between body mass index and perceived social connection. Appetite, 112, 124–132. PDF.

27. Jaremka, L.M., & Collins, N.L. (2017). Cortisol increases in response to brief social exchanges with opposite sex partners. Biological Psychology, 124, 39–46.  PDF.

26. LeRoy A.S., Murdock, K.W., Jaremka L.M., Loya1, A., & Fagundes, C.P. (2017). Loneliness predicts self-reported cold symptoms after a viral challenge. Health Psychology. 36, 512-520. PDF.

25. Jaremka, L.M. (2017). Close relationships, immune function, and health: Understanding the clinical importance of distressed relationships. Invited chapter for J. Fitzgerald (Ed.), Foundations for Couples' Therapy: Research for the Real World. Routledge. PDF coming soon.

24. Jaremka, L. M., Belury, M. A., Andridge, R. R., Lindgren, M. E., Habash, D., Malarkey, W. B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2016). Novel links between troubled marriages and appetite regulation: Marital distress, ghrelin, and diet quality. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 363.375. PDF

23. Derry, H.M., Jaremka, L.M., Bennett, J.M., Peng, J., Andridge, R., Shapiro, C., Malarkey, W.B., Emery, C.F., Layman, R., Mrozek, E., Glaser, R., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2015). Yoga and self-reported cognitive problems in breast cancer survivors: A randomized controlled trial, Psycho-oncology,  24, 958–966. PDF

22. Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C.P., Peng, J., Belury, M.A., Andridge, R.R., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2015). Loneliness predicts postprandial ghrelin and hunger in women, Hormones and Behavior, 70, 57-63. PDF

21. Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Jaremka, L.M., Andridge, R.R., Peng, J., Habash, D., Fagundes, C.P., Glaser, R., Malarkey, W.B., & Belury, M.A. (2015). Marital discord, past depression, and metabolic responses to high-fat meals: Interpersonal pathways to obesity, Psychoneudoendocrinology, 52, 239-250. PDF

20.  Jaremka, L.M., Peng, J., Bornstein, R., Alfano, C.M., Andridge, R.R., Povoski, S.P., Lipari, A.M., Agnese, D.M., Farrar, W.B., Yee, L.D., Carson III, W.E., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Cognitive problems among breast cancer survivors: Loneliness enhances risk. Psycho-oncology, 23(12), 1356-1364. PDF

19. Jaremka, L.M., Derry, H.M., Bornstein, R., Peng, J., Belury, M.A., Andridge, R.R, Malarkey, W.B. & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Omega-3 supplementation and loneliness-related cognitive problems: Secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial. Psychosomatic Medicine. PDF

18. Fagundes, C.P., Jaremka, L.M., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Attachment style and respiratory sinus arrhythmia predict post-treatment quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Psycho-oncology, 23, 820-826. PDF

17. Fagundes, C.P., Jaremka, L.M., Glaser, R., Alfano, C.M., Povoski, S.P., Lipari, A.M., Agnese, D.M., Yee, L.D., Carson III, W.E., Farrar, W.B., Malarkey, W.B., Chen, M., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Attachment anxiety is related to Epstein-Barr virus latency. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity,41, 232-238. PDF

16. Jaremka, L.M., Belury, M.A, Malarkey, W.B., Glaser, R., Christian, L., Emery, C.F., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Interpersonal stressors predict ghrelin and leptin levels in women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 48, 178-188. PDF

15. Jaremka, L.M., Andridge, R.R., Fagundes, C.P., Alfano, C.M., Povoski, S.P., Lipari, A.M., Agnese, D.M., Arnold, M.W., Farrar, W.B., Yee, L.D. Carson III, W.E., Bekaii-Saab, T., Martin Jr, E.W., Schmidt, C.R., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Pain, depression, and fatigue: Loneliness as a longitudinal risk factor. Health Psychology, 38, 1310-1317.  PDF

14. Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Jaremka, L.M., & Hughes, S. (2014). Psychiatry and social nutritional neuroscience. World Psychiatry, 13(2), 151-152. PDF

13. Jaremka, L.M., Derry, H., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Psychoneuroimmunology of interpersonal relationships: Both the presence/absence of social ties and relationship quality matter. Invited chapter for D. I. Mostofsky (Ed.), Handbook of Behavioral Medicine (vol 2). Wiley-Blackwell: Hoboken, NJ. PDF

12. Hughes, S., Jaremka, L.M., Alfano, C.M., Glaser, R., Povoski, S.P., Lipari, A.M., Agnese, D.M., Farrar, W.B., Yee, L.D., Carson III, W.E., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Social support predicts inflammation, pain, and depression: Longitudinal relationships among breast cancer survivors. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 42, 38-44. PDF

11. Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K, Jaremka, L.M., Derry, H., & Glaser, R. (2013). Telomere length: A marker of disease susceptibility? Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 34, 29-30. PDF

10. Jaremka, L.M., Glaser, R., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2013). Marital distress prospectively predicts poorer cellular immune function. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(11), 2713 - 2719. PDF

9. Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C.P., Peng, J., Bennett J.M., Glaser, R., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2013). Loneliness promotes inflammation during acute stress. Psychological Science, 24(7), 1089-1097. PDF

8. Jaremka, L.M., Lindgren, M.E., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2013). Synergistic relationships among stress, depression, and troubled relationships: Insights from Psychoneuroimmunology. Depression and Anxiety, 30(4), 288-296. PDF 

7. Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C.P., Glaser, R., Bennett J.M., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2013). Loneliness predicts pain, depression, and fatigue: Understanding the role of immune dysregulation. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 1310-1317.PDF

6. Jaremka, L.M., Glaser, R., Loving, T.J., Malarkey, W.B., Stowell, J.R, & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2013). Attachment anxiety is linked to alterations in cortisol production and cellular immunity. Psychological Science, 24(3), 272-279. PDF

5. Jaremka, L.M., Bunyan, D.P., Collins, N.L., & Sherman, D.K. (2011). Reducing defensive distancing: Self-affirmation and risk regulation in response to relationship threats. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 264-268. PDF.

4. Jaremka, L.M., Gabriel, S., & Carvallo, M. (2011). What makes us feel the best also makes us feel the worst: The emotional impact of independent and interdependent experiences. Self and Identity, 10, 44-63. PDF.

3. Sherman, D.K., Bunyan, D.P., Creswell. D.J., & Jaremka, L.M. (2009). Psychological vulnerability and stress: The long-term effects of self-affirmation on sympathetic nervous system responses to naturalistic stressors. Health Psychology, 28, 554-562. PDF.

2. Gabriel, S., & Carvallo, M., Jaremka, L.M., Tippin, B. (2008). A friend is a present you give to your “self”: Comfort with intimacy moderates the effects of friends on self-liking. Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, 44, 330-343. PDF.

1. Kane, H.S., Jaremka, L.M., Guichard, A., Ford, M., Collins, N., & Feeney, B.C. (2007). Feeling supported and feeling satisfied: How one partner’s attachment style predicts the other partner’s perceived support, felt security, and relationship satisfaction. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 24, 535-556. PDF.

Encyclopedia Entries

3. Jaremka, L.M., & Beveridge, R.M. (in press). Family social support. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine, 2nd edition. New York, NY: Springer.

2. Beveridge, R.M., & Jaremka, L.M. (in press). Family Relationships. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine, 2nd edition. New York, NY: Springer.

1. Collins, N.L., Jaremka, L.M. (2009). Helping behaviors. In Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. PDF.

My Blog Posts about Science and Academia

  • 4 Concrete Tips for Succeeding in Graduate School and Beyond. LINK.

Helpful Research/Stats Links

  • Andrew Hayes has extremely useful stats macros for complex mediation techniques. LINK.
  • The Analysis Factor is a resource created by an applied statistician with numerous free and paid video tutorials, most of which are very informative and easy to understand. LINK.
  • Optimal Design is a free flexible power calculation software package. LINK.
  • Lesa Hoffman (UNL) posts her stats class recordings - a few are about multilevel models. LINK.
  • Alan Reifman put together a useful compendium of scales used in social psychology. LINK.