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Selected Recent Publications

Wirth, M. M., Gaffey, A. E., Martinez, B. S., 2015. Effects of intranasal oxytocin on steroid hormones in men and women. Neuropsychobiology 71(4): 202-211.

Wirth, M. M., in press,Hormones, stress, and cognition: The effects of glucocorticoids and oxytocin on memory. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology.

Gaffey, A.E., Wirth, M. M., (2014). Stress, rejection, and hormones: Cortisol and progesterone reactivity to laboratory speech and rejection tasks in women and men[v2; ref status: indexed, http://f1000r.es/4l7]F1000 Research 3(208) (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.5142.2).

Gaffey, A. E., Wirth, M. M., Hoks, R. M., Jahn, A. L., Abercrombie, H. C., (2014). Circulating cortisol levels after exogenous cortisol administration are higher in women using hormonal contraceptives: Data from two preliminary studiesStress 17(4): 314-20.

Wirth, M. M., Gaffey, A. E., (2013). Hormones and emotion: stress and beyond. In: Harmon-Jones, E. & Robinson, M. D. (Eds.), Handbook of Emotion and Cognition. Guilford Press, New York, NY.

Abercrombie, H. C., Wirth, M. M., Hoks, R. M., (2012). Inter-individual differences in trait negative affect moderate cortisol's effects on memory formation: Preliminary findings from two studies. Psychoneuroendocrinoloy 37(5): 693-701.

Wirth M. M., Stanton S. J., Gaffey A. E., & Liening S. H. (2012). Letter in response to Ackermann et al., "Testosterone levels in healthy men are related to amygdala reactivity and memory performance"Psychoneuroendocrinology 37(9):1587-8.

Wirth, M. M. (2011). Beyond the HPA axis: progesterone-derived neuroactive steroids in human stress and emotionFrontiers in Endocrinology 2(19) (Special Issue: Neurosteroids). doi: 10.3389/fendo.2011.00019.

Wirth, M. M., Scherer, S. M., Hoks, R. M., & Abercrombie, H. C. (2011). The effect of cortisol on emotional responses depends on order of cortisol and placebo administration in a within-subjects designPsychoneuroendocrinology 36(7): 945-54. NIHMSID: 257450.

Stanton, S. J., Wirth, M. M., Waugh, C. E., & Schultheiss, O. C. (2009). Endogenous testosterone levels are associated with amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex responses to anger faces in men but not womenBiological Psychology 81(2): 118-22. PMCID: PMC2691609.

Wirth, M. M., & Schultheiss, O. C. (2007). Basal testosterone moderates responses to anger faces in humansPhysiology and Behavior 90(2-3): 496-505.

Wirth, M. M., Meier, E. A., Fredrickson, B. L., & Schultheiss, O. C. (2007). Relationship between salivary cortisol and progesterone levels in humansBiological Psychology 74: 104-107.

Wirth, M. M., & Schultheiss, O. C. (2006). Effects of affiliation arousal (hope of closeness) and affiliation stress (fear of rejection) on progesterone and cortisolHormones and Behavior 50: 786-95.

Wirth, M. M., Welsh, K. M., & Schultheiss, O. C. (2006). Salivary cortisol changes in humans after winning or losing a dominance contest depend on implicit power motivationHormones and Behavior 49: 346-52.

Recent Conference Presentations

Wirth, M. M. Oxytocin and (social) cognition: A critical review and alternate perspective. Invited to present at “Adapted Mind – Adapted Body: The Evolution of Human Social Behavior and its Neuroendocrine Regulation”, Erice, Sicily, Italy, June 2015.

Gaffey, A. E., Bergeman, C. M., Wirth, M. M. Age-related changes in diurnal cortisol in a community sample. Data blitz talk (presented by A. Gaffey), Social Neuroendocrinology Pre-Conference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) meeting, Long Beach, CA, February, 2015.

Gaffey, A. E., Martinez, B. M., Lienhoop, T. G., Wirth, M. M. Evaluator Gender and Attractiveness Influence Physiological Responses to Social-Evaluative Stress in Gay MenInternational Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE) conferencee, Montreal, Canada, August 2014.

Gaffey, A. E., Lienhoop, T. G., Martinez, B. M., Wirth, M. M. Acute stress improves men's working memory performance. Poster, American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, D.C., August 2014. *2014 APA Division 6 Outstanding Poster Award Winner.

Wirth, M. M. & Gaffey, A. G. Oxytocin and Human Cognition.. Talk, Midwest Psychological Association (MPA) conference, Social Neuroendocrinology symposium, Chicago, IL, May 2014.

Cunningham, A. J., Wirth, M. M., Pardilla-Delgado, E., Blomeke, K., Rawding, J., Payne, J. D. Alcohol's effect on the cortisol awakening response. Poster, Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), Boston, MA, April 2014.

Gaffey, A. E. & Wirth, M. M. Effects of oxytocin on corrugator muscle response to emotional pictures in men. Data Blitz Talk, Social Neuroendocrinology Pre-Conference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) meeting, Austin, TX, February, 2014.

Gaffey, A. E., Wirth, M. M., Hoks, R. M., Jahn, A. L., & Abercrombie, H. C. Circulating cortisol levels after exogenous cortisol depend on individuals' sex and hormonal birth control use. Poster, Annual Conference of the International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology, Leiden, The Netherlands, August 2013. *2013 ISPNE Best Poster Award Winner.

Gaffey, A. E., Martinez, B. S., & Wirth, M. M. Sex differences in oxytocin’s influence on working memory and steroid hormones in humans. Poster, Annual Conference of the International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology, Leiden, The Netherlands, August 2013.

Wirth, M. M., & Gaffey, A. E. Not just social: Evidence for broader effects of oxytocin on human cognition. Talk, Social Neuroendocrinology Pre-Conference at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA, January, 2013.

Gaffey, A. E., & Wirth, M. M. Intranasal oxytocin effects on autonomic activity in men. Data Blitz Talk, Social Neuroendocrinology Pre-Conference at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA, January, 2013.

Gaffey, A. E., Nuttall, A. K., Wirth, M. M., Valentino, K., Mattingly, S., & Payne, J. D. Child abuse moderates cortisol's relationship to memory. Talk, Annual Conference of the International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology, New York, NY, September, 2012.

Gaffey, A. E., & Wirth, M. M. Intranasal oxytocin effects on women's hormones. Poster, Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN) conference, Madison, WI, June 2012.

Gaffey, A. E., & Wirth, M. M. Physiological and affective responses to stress predict depressive symptoms' change over time. Poster, Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference, Chicago, IL, May 2012.

Mattingly, S., Kensinger, E. A., Wirth, M. M., Mickley-Steinmetz, K., Cunningham, A., Chambers, A., & Payne, J. D. The Impact of Stress and Cortisol on Tradeoff Effects in Long-Term Memory. Poster, Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference, Chicago, IL, May 2012.

Christoffel, K. C., Gaffey, A. E., Brooks, J. A., Pruitt, T., & Wirth, M. M. Don't ask now, ask later: Closeness and temporal distance differentially affect willingness to help. Poster, Midwest Cognitive Science Conference (MWCSC), Bloomington, IN, May 2012.

Gaffey, A. E., Brooks, J. A., Martinez, B. S., & Wirth, M. M. When to phone a friend? Stress predicts social support seeking. Poster, Midwest Psychological Association (MPA) conference, Chicago, IL, May 2012.

Mattingly, S., Kensinger, E. A., Wirth, M. M., & Payne, J. D. The influence of post-encoding stress on emotional memory trade-offs. Poster, Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), Chicago, IL, March 2012.