Peer-Reviewed Publications: 

Saxbe, D., Del Piero, L. B., Immordino-Yang, M. H., Kaplan, J. T., & Margolin, G. (2015). Neural mediators of the intergenerational transmission of family aggression. Development and psychopathology, 1-12.

Timmons, A. C., Margolin, G., & Saxbe, D. E. (2015). Physiological linkage in couples and its implications for individual and interpersonal functioning: A literature review. Journal of Family Psychology, doi:

Saxbe, D., Del Piero, L., Immordino-Yang, M. H., Kaplan, J., & Margolin, G. (2015). Neural correlates of adolescents’ viewing of parents’ and peers’ emotions: Associations with risk-taking behavior and risky peer affiliations. Social neuroscience, (ahead-of-print), 1-13.

Saxbe, D. E., Ramos, M. R., Timmons, A. C., Rodriguez, A. R., & Margolin, G. (2014). A path modeling approach to understanding family conflict: Reciprocal patterns of parent coercion and adolescent avoidance. Journal of Family Psychology, 28(3), 415-420. doi:

Saxbe, D.E., Negriff, S., Susman, E.J., Trickett, P. (2014). Attenuated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning predicts accelerated pubertal development in girls 1 year later Development and Psychopathology. doi:10.1017/S0954579414000790

Saxbe, D.E., Margolin, G., Spies Shapiro, L., Ramos, M., Rodriguez, A., Iturralde, E. (2014). Relative influences: Patterns of HPA axis concordance during triadic family interaction. Health Psychology. doi:10.1037/a0033509

Baucom, B.R., Saxbe, D.E., Ramos, M.C., Spies, L.A., Iturralde, E.M., Serrano, S.D., & Margolin, G. (2012). Correlates and characteristics of adolescentsʼ encoded emotional arousal during family conflict. Emotion. doi: 10.1037/a0028872

Saxbe, D.E., Yang, X., Borofsky, L., Immordino-Yang, M.H. (2012). The embodiment of emotion: Language use during the feeling of social emotions predicts cortical somatosensory activity. SCAN: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. doi:10.1093/scan/nss075

Fiorentino, L., Saxbe, D.E., Alessi, C.A., Woods, L., & Martin, J.L. (2012). Diurnal cortisol and functional outcomes in post-acute rehabilitation patients. Journal of Gerontology, 67, 677-682. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glr230

Saxbe, D.E., Margolin, G., Spies, L.A., & Baucom, B. (2012). Does dampened physiological reactivity protect youth in aggressive family environments? Child Development, 83, 821-830.

Repetti, R.L., Wang, S., & Saxbe, D.E. (2011). Adult health in the context of everyday family life. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 42, 285-93.

Saxbe, D.E., Repetti, R.L., & Graesch, A.P. (2011). Time spent in housework and leisure: Links with parentsʼ physiological recovery from work. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 271-281.                                             *Covered by media outlets including USA Today, NPR, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press

Saxbe, D.E., Graesch, A.P., & Alvik, M. (2011). Television as a social or solo activity: Understanding familiesʼ everyday television viewing patterns. Communication Research Reports, 28, 180-189.

Saxbe, D.E., & Repetti, R.L. (2010). For better or worse? Coregulation of couplesʼ cortisol levels and mood states. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 92-103.

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

Frosch, D.L., Saxbe, D.E., Tomiyama, A.J., Glenn, B.A., Low, C.A., Hanoch, Y., Motivala, S.J., & Meeker, D. (2010). Assessing the scholarly impact of Health Psychology: A citation analysis of articles published from 1993 to 2003. Health Psychology, 29, 555–562.

Repetti, R.L., Wang, S., and Saxbe, D.E. (2009). Bringing it all back home: How outside stressors shape familiesʼ lives. Current Directions In Psychological Science, 18, 106-111.

Saxbe, D.E., & Repetti, R.L. (2009). Fathersʼ and mothersʼ marital relationship predicts daughtersʼ pubertal development two years later. Journal of Adolescence, 32, 415-423.

Saxbe, D.E. (2008). A field (researcherʼs) guide to cortisol: Tracking the HPA axis in everyday life. Health Psychology Review, 2, 163-190.

Saxbe, D.E., Repetti, R.L, & Nishina, A. (2008). Marital satisfaction, recovery from work, and diurnal cortisol among men and women. Health Psychology, 27, 15-25.                                                                                 *Covered by media outlets including Time Magazine, APA Monitor, Sacramento Bee, London Telegraph, Washington Post, US News & World Reports

Taylor, S.E., Eisenberger, N.I., Saxbe, D.E., Lehman, B.J., and Lieberman, M.D. (2006). Neural responses to emotional stimuli are associated with childhood family stress. Biological Psychiatry, 60, 296-301.


Invited Chapters:

Saxbe, D,E., Rodriguez, A., & Margolin, G. (in press). Understanding family conflict: Theoretical frameworks and directions for future research. Fine, M.A., & Fincham, F.D. (Eds.), Handbook of Family Theories: A Content-Based Approach. New York: Routledge Press.

Repetti, R.L., & Saxbe, D.E. (in press). When work and school come home. Ochs, E., & Sadlik, T.K. (Ed.), Close Encounters with Families: The Everyday Lives of Working Parents and Their Children.

Frederick, D. A., Filossof, Y. R., Gildersleeve, K. A., Maisel, N. C., Phuphanich, M. E., Poore, J. C., Preciado, M. A., Saxbe, D. E., & Usahacharoenporn, P. (2010). Fidelity: Why are people faithful to their mates? Perspectives from evolutionary psychology, sociology, and social psychology. In T. Cooke (Ed.), Sex and society. New York, NY: Marshall Cavendish.

Repetti, R. L, & Saxbe, D.E. (2009). The effects of job stress on family: One size does not fit all. Hill, E.J., & Crane, D. R. (Ed.), Handbook of Families & Work. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Saxbe, D.E., & Repetti, R.L. (2008). Taking the temperature of family life: Preliminary results from an observational study. Newhall-Marcus, A., Halpern, D., & Tan, S. (Eds.), Changing Realities of Work and Family. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Repetti, R.L, Taylor, S.E., & Saxbe, D.E. (2006). The influence of early socialization experiences on the development of biological systems. Grusec, J., and Hastings, P. (Eds.), Handbook of Socialization. New York: Guilford Press.


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