Stress, Coping and Health in Children and Adults

These publications address stress and coping processes during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood; they include measures of HPA activity (cortisol), and studies of stress and coping at home, work, and school.

Bai, S. & Repetti, R. L. (2022, in press). Coping development as an everyday interpersonal process: Broadening definitions and investigations of coping. E. A. Skinner & M. J. Zimmer-Gembeck (Eds), The Cambridge Handbook of the Development of Coping. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Rentscher, K. E., Carroll, J. E., Cole, S. W., Repetti, R. L., Robles, T. F. (2020). Relationship closeness buffers the effects of perceived stress on transcriptomic indicators of cellular stress and biological aging marker p16INK4a. Aging, 12, 16476-16490.

Bai, S., Robles, T.F., Reynolds, B.M., Repetti, R.L. (2020). Daily mood reactivity to stress during childhood predicts internalizing problems three years laterJournal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48, 1063-1075.

Repetti, R.L. & Saxbe, D.E. (2019). The influence of chronic family stressors on adult health. In B. Fiese (Ed.), APA Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology: Volume 2. Applications and Broad Impact of Family Psychology (121-136). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Rentscher, K. E., Carroll, J. E., Repetti, R. L., Cole, S. W., Reynolds, B. M., & Robles, T. F.  (2019). Chronic stress exposure and daily stress appraisals relate to biological aging marker p16INK4a. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 102, 139-148.

Sears, M. S., Niles, A. N. & Repetti, R. L. (2018). Emotional and social reactivity as mechanisms of stress generation: A momentary assessment study. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 37(3), 201-230.

Bai, S. & Repetti, R.L. (2018). Negative and positive emotion responses to daily school problems: Links to internalizing and externalizing problems. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46, 423-435.

Kuhlman, K. R., Repetti, R. L., Reynolds, B. M. & Robles, T. (2018). Interparental conflict and child HPA-axis responses to acute stress: Insights using intensive repeated measures. Journal of Family Psychology, 32, 773-782.

Bai, S., Robles, T. F., Reynolds, B. M., & Repetti, R. L. (2017). Children’s diurnal cortisol responses to negative events at school and home. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83, 150-158.

Bai, S., Reynolds, B.M., Robles, T.F., & Repetti, R.L. (2017). Daily links between school problems and youth perceptions of interactions with parents: A diary study of school-to-home spillover. Social Development, 26, 813-830.

Sears, M. S., Repetti, R. L., Robles, T. F., & Reynolds, B. M. (2016). I just want to be left alone: Daily overload and marital behavior. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 569-579.

Repetti, R. L. & Robles, T. F. (2016). Non-toxic family stress: Potential benefits and underlying biology. Family Relations, 65, 163-175.

Kuhlman, K.R., Repetti, R.L., Reynolds, B.M. & Robles, T.F. (2016). Change in parent-child conflict and the HPA-axis: Where should we be looking and for how long? Psychoneuroendocrinology, 68, 74-81.

Repetti, R. L., Robles, T. F., & Reynolds, B. M. (2015). Biological and psychological processes linking chronic family stress to substance abuse and obesity. In J. Grusec & P. Hastings (Eds), Handbook of Socialization (2nd Ed) (pp. 398-418). New York, NY: Guilford Publications.

Repetti, R. L., Saxbe, D.E., & Wang, S. (2013). Stress. In E. Ochs & T. Kremer-Sadlik (Eds.), Fast-Forward Family (174-191). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Robles, T.F., Reynolds, B.M., Repetti, R.L., & Chung, P.J. (2013). Using daily diaries to study family settings, emotions, and health in everyday lifeJournal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30(2), 179-188.

Repetti, R.L., Wang, S., & Saxbe, D.L. (2011). Adult health in the context of everyday family lifeAnnals of Behavioral Medicine, 42(3), 285-293.

Repetti, R., Robles, T., & Reynolds, B. (2011). Allostatic processes in the family.  Development and Psychopathology, 23, 921-938.

Saxbe, D.E., Repetti, R.L., & Graesch, A.P. (2011). Time spent in housework and leisure: Links with parent’s physiological recovery from workJournal of Family Psychology, 25(2), 271-281.

Slatcher, R.B., Robles, T.D., Repetti, R.L., & Fellows, M.D. (2010). Momentary work worries, marital disclosure, and salivary cortisol among parents of young childrenPsychosomatic Medicine, 72(9), 887-896.

Saxbe, D.E. & Repetti, R.L. (2010). No place like home: Home tours correlate with daily patterns of mood and cortisolPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(1), 71-81.

Saxbe, D. & Repetti, R.L. (2010). For better or worse? Coregulation of couples’ cortisol levels and mood statesJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98(1), 92-103.

Saxbe, D., Repetti, R.L., & Nishina, A. (2008). Marital satisfaction, recovery from work, and diurnal cortisol among men and womenHealth Psychology, 27(1), 15-25.

Lehman, B. J., & Repetti, R. L. (2007). Bad days don’t end when the school bell rings: The lingering effects of negative school events on children’s mood, self-esteem, and perception of parent-child interactionSocial Development, 16(3), 596-618.

Repetti, R.L. & Mittmann, A. (2004). Workplace stress. In A. Christensen, R. Martin, & J. Smyth (Eds.) Encyclopedia of health psychology. (pp. 342-344) New York: Kluwer Academic Publications.

Cantor, D., Boyce, T., & Repetti, R.L. (2004). Ensuring healthy working lives. In R. Rozensky, N. Johnson, C. Goodheart, & R. Hammond (Eds.) Psychology builds a healthy world. (pp.275-296) Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Repetti, R.L., McGrath, E.P., & Ishikawa, S.S. (1999). Daily stress and coping in childhood and adolescence. In A.J. Goreczny & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of Pediatric and Adolescent Health Psychology (pp. 343-360). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Taylor, S., Repetti, R.L., & Seeman, T. (1997). Health psychology: What is an unhealthy environment and how does it get under the skin? Annual Review of Psychology, 48, 411-447.

Repetti, R.L. (1996). The effects of perceived daily social and academic failure experiences on school-age children’s subsequent interactions with parentsChild Development, 67(4), 1467-1482.

Repetti, R.L. (1993). Short-term effects of occupational stressors on daily mood and health complaintsHealth Psychology, 12(2), 125-131.

Repetti, R.L. (1993). The effects of workload and the social environment at work on health. In L. Goldberger, & S. Breznitz (Eds.) Handbook of stress (2nd Edition). (pp. 368-385) New York: The Free Press.

Repetti, R.L. (1992). Social withdrawal as a short-term coping response to daily stressors. In H.S. Friedman (Eds.) Hostility, coping, and health. (pp. 151-165) Washington DC: American Psychological Association.