University of California, San Francisco
National Institute on Aging
Here we provide references to studies our Network views as ‘classic’ or foundational studies of stress, well-being, health, and aging. We welcome your suggested additions by submitting them in the form here or emailing StressNetwork@ucsf.edu.
Adler, N. E., Boyce, T., Chesney, M. A., Cohen, S., Folkman, S., Kahn, R. L., & Syme, S. L. (1994). Socioeconomic status and health: The challenge of the gradient. American Psychologist, 49(1), 15-24.
Gallo, L.C. & Matthews, K.A. (2003). Understanding the association between socioeconomic status and physical health: Do negative emotions play a role? Psychological Bulletin, 129(1), 10-51
Felitti, V. (1998). Relationship of child abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 14(4), 245-258.
Meaney, M.J. Maternal care, gene expression, and the transmission of individual differences in stress reactivity across generations. Annu. Rev. Neurosci. 24, 1161–1192 (2001).
Kessler, R.C. (1997). The effects of stressful life events on depression. Annual Review of Psychology, 48(1), 191-214.
Glaser, R. & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2005). Stress-induced immune dysfunction: Implications for health. Nature Reviews Immunology, 5(3), 243-251.
Steptoe, A. & Kivimaki, M. (2012). Stress and cardiovascular disease. Nature Reviews Cardiology, 9, 360-370.
Cohen, S., Tyrell, D.A.J., Smith, A.P. (1991). Psychological stress and susceptibility to the common cold, 325, 606-612.
Hawkley, L.C. & Cacioppo, J.T. (2010). Loneliness matters: A theoretical and empirical review of consequences and mechanisms. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 40(2), 218-227.
Miller, G.E., Chen, E., Zhous, E.S. (2007). If it goes up, must it come down? Chronic stress and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis in humans. Psychological Bulletin, 133(1), 25-45.
Sapolsky, R.M. (1996). Stress, glucocorticoids, and damage to the nervous system: The current state of confusion. Stress, 1(1), 1-19.
McEwen, B.S. (1998). Stress, adaptation, and disease: Allostasis and allostatic load. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 840(1), 33-43.
Dallman, M.F., Pecoraro, N., Akana, S.F., la Fleur, S.E., Gomez, F., Houschyar, H., Bell, M.E., Bhatnagar, S., Laugero, K.D., Manalo, S. (2003). Chronic stress and obesity: a new view of "comfort food". PNAS, 100(20), 11696-11701.
Antonovsky, A. (1987). Unraveling the mystery of health: How people manage stress and stay well. San Francisco, CA, US: Jossey-Bass.
Cohen, S., Kessler, R. C., & Gordon, L. U. (Eds.). (1997). Measuring stress: A guide for health and social scientists. Oxford University Press on Demand.
Folkman, S. & Lazarus, R.S. (1984). Stress, Appraisal, and Coping. New York, NY, US: Springer.
Horowitz, M. J. (1976). Stress response syndromes. Oxford, England: Jason Aronson.
Lazarus, R.S. (1996). Psychological stress and the coping process. New York, NY, US: McGraw-Hill.