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Thorson, K. R., *McKernan, S. M., West, T. V., Woolley, J. D., Mendes, W. B., & Stauffer, C. S. (2021). Oxytocin increases physiological linkage during group therapy for methamphetamine use disorder: A randomized clinical trial. Scientific Reports. 

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†*Vigier, M., †Thorson, K. R., Andritsch, E., Stoeger, H., Suerth, L., Farkas, C., & Scwerdtfeger, A. R.  Physiological linkage during interactions between doctors and cancer patients. (2021). Social Science and Medicine, 284, Article 114220.

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Thorson, K. R., Ketay, S., **Roy, A. R. K., & Welker, K. M. (2021). Self-disclosure is associated with adrenocortical attunement between new acquaintances. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 132, Article 105323.

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Thorson, K. R., *Dumitru, O. D., & West, T. V. (2021). Physiological linkage among successful high-status women in international teams. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 16(1-2), 167-176.

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Thorson, K. R., *Dumitru, O. D., Mendes, W. B., & West, T. V. (2021). Influencing the physiology and decisions of groups: Physiological linkage during group decision-making.  Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 24(1), 145-159.

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Thorson, K. R., Mendes, W. B., & West, T. V. (2020). Controlling the uncontrolled: Are there incidental experimenter effects on physiologic responding? Psychophysiology, 57(3), e13500.

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Kalichman, S., Shkembi, B., Hernandez, D., Katner, H., & Thorson, K. R. (2019). Income inequality, HIV stigma, and preventing HIV disease progression in rural communities. Prevention Science, 20, 1066-1073. 


Thorson, K. R., Forbes, C. E., Magerman, A. B., & West, T.V. (2019). Under threat but engaged: Stereotype threat leads women to engage with female but not male partners in math. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 58, 243-259.  

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Ketay, S., Welker, K. M., Beck, L. A., Thorson, K. R., & Slatcher, R. B. (2019). Social anxiety, cortisol, and early-stage friendship. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(7), 1954-1974.

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Cornelius, T., Meli, L., Thorson, K. R., Chang, B. P, Edmondson, D. E., & West, T. V. (2019). Bringing close others to the emergency department for an acute coronary event is associated with increased patient perception of threat. General Hospital Psychiatry, 56, 42-49.



Thorson, K. R., West, T. V., & Mendes, W. B. (2018). Measuring physiological influence in dyads: A guide to designing, implementing, and analyzing dyadic physiological studies. Psychological Methods, 23(4), 595-616.

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Thorson, K. R., & West, T. V. (2018). Physiological linkage to an interaction partner is negatively associated with stability in sympathetic nervous system responding. Biological Psychology, 138, 91-95.

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Eaton, L.A., Earnshaw, V., Maksut, J. L., Thorson, K. R., Watson, R., & Bauermeister, J. (2018). Experiences of stigma and health care engagement among Black men who have sex with men newly diagnosed with HIV/STI. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 41(4), 458-466.



Thorson, K. R., Lorber, M., Slep, A. M. S., & Heyman, R. E. (2018). Adult adiposity linked to relationship hostility for low cortisol reactors. Journal of Family Psychology, 32(2), 197-205.  



Human, L. J., Thorson, K. R., Woolley, J. D., & Mendes, W. B. (2017). Combining oxytocin administration and positive emotion inductions: Examining social perception and analytical performance. Hormones and Behavior, 90, 120-128.

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Human, L. J., Thorson, K. R., & Mendes, W. B. (2016). Interactive effects between extraversion and oxytocin administration: Implications for positive social processes. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7(7), 735-744.


Book Chapter

Thorson, K. R., & West, T. V. (2019). Implicit bias in social interactions. In J. Aronson & E. Aronson (Eds.), Readings about the Social Animal, 12th edition.  


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