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Childhood Adversity and Psychopathology

Hostinar, C. E., Swartz, J. R., Alen, N. V., Guyer, A. E., & Hastings, P. D. (2021, in press). The role of stress phenotypes in understanding childhood adversity as a transdiagnostic risk factor for psychopathology. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Access Preprint. 

Social Relationships and Health

Alen, N. V., Sloan, R. P., Seeman, T. E., & Hostinar, C. E. (2020) Childhood parental warmth and heart rate variability in midlife: implications for health. Personal Relationships,  27(3), 506-525. doi: 10.1111/pere.12329. Access article. 

Resiliency in Childhood

Hostinar, C. E. & Miller, G. E. (2019). Protective factors for youth confronting economic hardship: Current challenges and future avenues in resilience research. American Psychologist. Access article. 

Social Buffering Of Stress

Hostinar, C. E., Johnson, A. E., & Gunnar, M. R. (2015). Early social deprivation and the social buffering of cortisol stress responses in late childhood: An experimental study. Developmental Psychology, 51(11), 1597-1608.

Hostinar, C. E. (2015). Recent developments in the study of social relationships, stress responses, and physical health. Current Opinion in Psychology, 5, 90-95.

Gunnar, M. R., Hostinar, C. E., Sanchez, M. M., Tottenham, N., & Sullivan, M. R. (2015). Parental buffering of fear and stress neurobiology: Reviewing parallels across rodent, monkey, and human models. Social Neuroscience, 10(5), 474-478.

Gunnar, M. R., & Hostinar, C. E. (2015). The social buffering of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis in humans: Developmental and experiential determinants. Social Neuroscience, 10(5), 479-488.

Doom, J. R., Hostinar, C. E., VanZomeren-Dohm, A., & Gunnar, M. R. (2015). The roles of puberty and age in explaining the diminished effectiveness of parental buffering of HPA reactivity and recovery in adolescence. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 59, 102-11.

Hostinar, C. E., & Gunnar, M. R. (2015). Social support can buffer against stress and shape brain activity. American Journal of Bioethics –Neuroscience, 6(3), 34-42.

Hostinar, C. E., Johnson, A. E., & Gunnar, M. R. (2015). Parent support is less effective in buffering cortisol stress responses for adolescents compared to children. Developmental Science, 18(2), 281-297.

Hostinar, C. E., Sullivan, R. M., & Gunnar, M. R. (2014). Psychobiological mechanisms underlying the social buffering of the HPA axis: A review of animal models and human studies across development. Psychological Bulletin, 140(1), 256-282.

Hostinar, C. E. (2014). Social support as a buffer against stress in early adolescence. APA Children, Youth, and Families Office Newsletter (December Issue).

Hostinar, C. E., & Gunnar, M. R. (2013). Future directions in the study of social relationships as regulators of the HPA axis across development. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 42(4), 564-75.


​Developmental Neuroimmunology

Alen, N. V., Deer, L. K., Hostinar, C. E. (2020). Autonomic nervous system activity predicts increasing serum cytokines in children. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 119.

Early-life Stress and Inflammation, Metabolism

Bernard, K., Hostinar, C. E., & Dozier, M. (2019). Longitudinal associations between attachment quality in infancy, C-reactive protein in early childhood, and BMI in middle childhood: Preliminary evidence from a CPS-referred sample. Attachment and Human Development, 21(1), 5-22doi: 10.1080/14616734.2018.1541513.

Hostinar, C. E., Ross, K. M., Chan, M., Chen, E., & Miller, G. E. (2017). Threat vigilance and socioeconomic disparities in metabolic health. Development and Psychopathology, 29(5), 1721-1733. doi: 10.1017/S0954579417001353.

Hostinar, C.E., Nusslock, R., Miller, G.E. (2017): Future Directions in the Study of Early-Life Stress and Physical and Emotional Health: Implications of the Neuroimmune Network Hypothesis, Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.

Hostinar, C. E., Ross, K. M., Chen, E., & Miller, G. E. (2017). Early-life socioeconomic disadvantage and metabolic health disparities. Psychosomatic Medicine, 79(5), 514-523. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000455

Hostinar, C. E., Davidson, R. J., Graham, E. K., Mroczek, D. K., Lachman, M. E., Seeman, T. E., & Miller, G. E. (2017). Frontal brain asymmetry, childhood maltreatment, and low-grade inflammation at midlife. Psychoneuroendocrinology. [Epub:]​

Hostinar, C. E., Lachman, M. E., Mroczek, D., Seeman, T. E., & Miller, G. E. (2015). Additive roles of childhood adversity and recent stressors in explaining inflammation at midlife: Findings from the MIDUS study. Developmental Psychology, 51(11), 1630-1644.

Hostinar, C. E., Ross, K. M., Chen, E., & Miller, G. E. (2015). Modeling the association between lifecourse socioeconomic disadvantage and systemic inflammation in healthy adults: The role of self-control. Health Psychology, 34(6), 580-90.


​Early-life Stress and Socio-emotional Development

Deer, L. K., Bernard, K., & Hostinar, C. E. (2019, in press). The influence of maternal stress and child maltreatment on offspring. In L. Welling & T. Shackelford (Eds.), Oxford Handbook on Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology. 

Deer, L. K., Shields, G. S., Ivory, S. L., Hostinar, C. E., & Telzer, E. H. (2018). Racial/ethnic disparities in cortisol diurnal patterns and affect in adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 30(5), 1977–1993. doi: 10.1017/S0954579418001098

Burkholder, A. R., Koss, K. J., Hostinar, C. E., Johnson, A. E., & Gunnar, M. R. (2016). Early life stress: Effects on the regulation of anxiety expression in children and adolescents. Social Development. [Epub ahead of print]

Hostinar, C. E., Cicchetti, D., & Rogosch, F. A. (2014). Oxytocin receptor gene polymorphism, perceived social support, and psychological symptoms in maltreated adolescents. Development and Psychopathology, 26(2), 465-77.

Carlson, E. A., Hostinar, C. E., & Gunnar, M. R. (2014). The emergence of attachment following early social deprivation. Development and Psychopathology, 26(2), 479-89.

Lawler, J. M., Hostinar, C. E., & Gunnar, M. R. (2014). Disinhibited social approach in post-institutionalized children: Differentiating normal from atypical behavior. Development and Psychopathology, 26(2), 451-64.

Lucas-Thompson, R. G., & Hostinar, C. E. (2013). Family income and appraisals of parental conflict as predictors of psychological adjustment and diurnal cortisol in emerging adulthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 27(5), 784-94.

Hostinar, C. E., & Gunnar, M. R. (2013). The developmental effects of early life stress: A review of current theoretical frameworks. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22(5), 400-406.

Hostinar, C. E., & Gunnar, M. R. (2013). The developmental psychobiology of stress and emotion in childhood. In I. B. Weiner, D. K. Freedheim, & R. M. Lerner (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology (2nd edition, pp. 121-141). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.


Early-life Stress and Cognitive Development

Deer, L. K., Hastings, P. D., & Hostinar, C. E. (in press, 2020). The role of childhood executive function in explaining income disparities in long-term academic achievement. Child Development. 

Johnson, A. E., Perry, N., Hostinar, C. E., & Gunnar, M. R. (2019). Cognitive-affective strategies and cortisol stress reactivity in children and adolescents: Normative development and effects of early life stress. Developmental Psychobiology. 

Hostinar, C. E., Stellern, S. A., Schaefer, C., Carlson, S. M., & Gunnar, M. R. (2012). Associations between early life adversity and executive function in children adopted internationally from orphanages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 109(2), 17208-12.

Güler, E. O., Hostinar C. E., Frenn, K. A., Nelson, C. A., Gunnar, M. R., & Thomas, K. M. (2012). Electrophysiological evidence of altered memory processing in children experiencing early deprivation. Developmental Science, 15(3), 345-58.

​Early-life Stress and The HPA Axis

Alen, N. V., Hostinar, C. E., Mahrer, N. E., Martin, S. R., Guardino, C., Shalowitz, M. U., . . . Schetter, C. D. (2020). Prenatal maternal stress and child hair cortisol four years later: Evidence from a low-income sample. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 117.

Dorn, L. D., Hostinar, C. E., Susman, E. J., & Pervanidou, N. (2019, in press). Conceptualizing puberty as a window of opportunity for improving health and wellbeing across the life span. Journal of Research on Adolescence.

Boggero, I. A., Hostinar, C. E., Haak, E., Murphy, M., Segerstrom, S. C. (2017).  Psychological predictors of the cortisol awakening response: Meta-analysis, p-curve analysis, and evaluation of the evidential value in existing studies. Biological Psychology, 129, 207-230. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.08.058

Bernard, K., Hostinar, C. E., & Dozier, M. (2015). Intervention effects on diurnal cortisol rhythms of CPS-referred infants persist into early childhood: Preschool follow-up results of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatrics, 169(2), 112-9.

Koss, K., Hostinar, C. E., Donzella, B., & Gunnar, M. R. (2014). Social deprivation and the HPA axis in early development. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 50, 1-13.

Osterholm, E. A., Hostinar, C. E., & Gunnar, M. R. (2012). Alterations in stress responses of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in small-for-gestational-age infants. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37(10), 1719-25.

 Gunnar, M. R., Herrera, A., & Hostinar, C. E. (2009). Stress and early brain development. In R. E. Tremblay, R. G. Barr, R. D. Peters, & M. Boivin (Eds.), Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development (pp. 1-8). Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development.


Emotional Dysregulation in Early Life

Hostinar, C. E., & Cicchetti, D. (2020). Emotion dysregulation and internalizing spectrum disorders. In T. P. Beauchaine & S. E. Crowell (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Emotion DysregulationAccess chapter. 


Hostinar, C. E., McQuillan, M. T., Mirous, H. J., Grant, K. E., & Adam, E. K. (2014). Cortisol responses to a Group Public Speaking Task for Adolescents: Variations by age, gender, and race. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 50, 155-66