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British Cold Study

1.    Cohen, S., Tyrrell, D. A. J., & Smith, A. P. (1991). Psychological stress and susceptibility to the common cold. New England Journal of Medicine, 325, 606-612.

2.    Cohen, S., Tyrrell, D.  A.  J., & Smith, A.  P.  (1992).  Response to letters regarding Cohen, Tyrrell, & Smith, 1991New England Journal of Medicine, 326, 645-646.

3.    Cohen, S., Tyrrell, D.  A.  J., & Smith, A.  P.  (1993).  Negative life events, perceived stress, negative  affect and  susceptibility to the common coldJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 64, 131-140.

4.    Cohen, S., Tyrrell, D.  A.  J., Russell, M.  A.  H., Jarvis, M.  J., & Smith, A.  P.  (1993).  Smoking, alcohol consumption and susceptibility to the common coldAmerican Journal of Public Health, 83, 1277-1283. PMCID: PMC1694990

5.    Tyrrell, D. A. J., Cohen, S., & Schlarb, J. E.  (1993).  Signs and symptoms in common coldsEpidemiology and Infection, 111, 143-156. PMCID: PMC2271186

6.    Cohen, S. (1995).  Psychological stress and susceptibility to upper respiratory infectionsThe American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 152, S53-S58.

7.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Skoner, D. P., Fireman, P., Gwaltney, J., & Newsom, J.   (1995).  State and trait negative affect as predictors of objective and subjective symptoms of respiratory viral infectionsJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 159-169.

8.    Cohen, S.  (1996).  Psychological stress, immunity, and upper respiratory infections. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 5, 86-89.


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Pittsburgh Cold Study 1

1.    *Alper, C. M., Doyle, W. J., Skoner, D. P., Buchman, C. A., Seroky, J. T., Gwaltney, J. M., & Cohen, S.  (1996).  Pre-challenge antibodies: moderators of infection rate, signs and symptoms in adults experimentally challenged with rhinovirus 39Laryngoscope, 106, 1298-1305.

2.    *Angelini, B., Van Deusen, M. A., Doyle, W. J., Seroky, J, Cohen, S., & Skoner, D. P.  (1997).  Lower airway responses to rhinovirus-Hanks in healthy subjects with and without allergy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 99, 618-619.

3.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Skoner, D. P., Rabin, B. S., & Gwaltney, J. M., Jr.  (1997).  Social ties and susceptibility to the common coldJournal of the American Medical Association, 277, 1940-1944.

4.    *Alper, C.M., Doyle, W.J., Skoner, D.P., Buchman, C.A., Cohen, S.,  & Gwaltney, J.M. (1998).  Pre-challenge antibodies moderate disease expression in adults experimentally exposed to rhinovirus strain hanksClinical Infectious Diseases, 27, 119-128.

5.    Cohen, S., Frank, E., Doyle, W.J., Skoner, D. P., Rabin, B. S., & Gwaltney, J. M., Jr.  (1998).  Types of stressors that increase susceptibility to the common cold in healthy adultsHealth Psychology. 17, 214-223.

6.    *Yuta, A., Doyle, W.J., Gaumond, E., Ali, M., Tamarkin, L., Baraniuk, J. N., Van Deusen, M., Cohen, S., & Skoner, D. P.  (1998).  Rhinovirus infection induces mucous hypersecretionAmerican Journal of Physiology, 18, L1017-L1023.

7.    *Doyle, W. J., Alper, C. M., Buchman, C., Moody, S. A., Skoner, D. P., & Cohen, S. (1999). Illness and otological changes during upper respiratory virus infectionLaryngoscope, 109, 324-328.

8.    Feldman, P., Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Skoner, D. P., & Gwaltney, J. M.  (1999).  The impact of personality on the reporting of unfounded symptoms and illnessJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 370-378.

9.    Miller, G. E., Cohen, S., Rabin, B. S., Skoner, D. P., & Doyle, W. J.  Personality and tonic cardiovascular, neuroendocrine, and immune function.  (1999).  Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 13, 109-123.

10.    Cohen, S.  (1999). Social status and susceptibility to respiratory infectionsAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 896, 246-253.

11.    Cohen, S., Brissette, I., Doyle, W. J., & Skoner, D. P.  (2000).  Social integration and health:  The case of the common coldJournal of Social Structure

12.    Brissette, I., & Cohen, S.  (2002).  The contribution of individual differences in hostility to the associations between daily interpersonal conflict, affect, and sleepPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1265-1274.  (The data reported in Brissette & Cohen [2002] were collected from a subset of PCS1 participants who volunteered to take part in a separate study.  These data are not included in the PCS1 data set.)

13.    *Krahnke J, Gentile DA, Cordoro K, Angelini BA, Cohen S, Doyle WJ, & Skoner DP. (2003). Comparison of subject-reported allergy versus skin test results in a common cold trial. American Journal of Rhinology, 17, 159-62.

* The indicated papers were derived from analyses that combined data from some or all participants in PCS1 with those from other samples not included in the Common Cold Project data archive.  Some also include data that were collected by other investigators for ancillary studies but to which we have no access.  Accordingly, precise replication of the analyses reported in these studies is not possible with the data available through this website.

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Pittsburgh Cold Study 2

1.    Stone, A. A., Schwartz, J.E., Smyth, J., Kirschbaum, C., Cohen, S., Hellhammer, D., & Grossman, S.  (2001). Individual differences in the diurnal cycle of salivary free cortisol:  A replication of flattened cycles for some individualsPsychoneuroendocrinology, 26, 295-306.

2.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Turner, R. B., Alper, C. M., & Skoner, D. P.  (2003). Emotional style and susceptibility to the common coldPsychosomatic Medicine, 65, 652-657.

3.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Turner, R. B., Alper, C. M., & Skoner, D. P.  (2003). Sociability and susceptibility to the common coldPsychological Science,14, 389-395.

4.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Turner, R., Alper, C. & Skoner, D. P.  (2004).  Childhood socioeconomic status and host resistance to infectious illness in adulthoodPsychosomatic Medicine, 66, 553-558.

5.    Cohen, S.  (2005). Keynote presentation at the eighth International Congress of Behavioral Medicine:  The Pittsburgh Common Cold Studies-- Psychosocial Predictors of Susceptibility to Respiratory Infectious IllnessInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 12, 123-31.

6.    Polk, D. E., Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Skoner, D. P., & Kirschbaum, C. (2005). State and trait affect as predictors of salivary cortisol in healthy adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 30, 261-272.

7.    Doyle, W. J., Gentile, D. A., & Cohen, S.  (2006).  Emotional style, nasal cytokines and illness expression after experimental rhinovirus exposureBrain, Behavior and Immunity, 20, 175-181.

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Mind-Body Center Study

1.    Cohen, S., Alper, C.M., Doyle, W. J., Treanor, J. J., & Turner, R. B.  (2006). Positive emotional style predicts resistance to illness after experimental exposure to rhinovirus or influenza A virusPsychosomatic Medicine, 68, 809-815.

2.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W.J., & Baum, A.  (2006). Socioeconomic status is associated with stress hormonesPsychosomatic Medicine, 68, 414-420.

3.    Janicki-Deverts, D., Zilles, K., Cohen, S., & Baum, A.  (2006). Can a 15-hour (overnight) urinary catecholamine measure substitute for a 24-hour measure?  Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 11, 1-11.

4.    Cohen, S. & Lemay, E.  (2007).  Why would social networks be linked to affect and health practices? Health Psychology, 26, 410-417.

5.    Janicki-Deverts, D., Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J. Turner, R. B., & Treanor, J. J.  (2007). Infection-induced pro-inflammatory cytokines are associated with decreases in positive affect, but not increases in negative affectBrain, Behavior and Immunity, 21, 301-307.

6.    Cohen, S., Alper, C., Doyle, W. J., Adler, N., Treanor, J., & Turner, R. (2008). Objective and subjective socioeconomic status and susceptibility to the common cold. Health Psychology, 27, 268-274.

7.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Alper, C. M., Janicki-Deverts, D., & Turner, R. B. (2009).  Sleep habits and susceptibility to the common coldArchives of Internal Medicine, 169, 62-67. PMCID: PMC2629403

8.    Pressman, S. D., Matthews, K. A, Cohen, S., Martire, L., Scheier, M., Baum, A., & Schulz, R. (2009).  Association of enjoyable leisure activities with psychological and physical well-beingPsychosomatic Medicine, 71, 725-732. PMCID: PMC2863117

9.    Janicki-Deverts, D. Cohen, S., & Doyle, W.  (2010). Cynical hostility and stimulated Th-1/Th-2 cytokine productionBrain, Behavior and Immunity, 24, 58-63. PMCID: PMC2787805

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Pittsburgh Cold Study 3

1.    Doyle, W. J., Casselbrant, M. L., Li-Korotky, H., Cullen Doyle, A. P., Lo, C.,  & Cohen, S.  (2010). The IL-6 (-174, C/C) genotype predicts greater rhinovirus illnessThe Journal of Infectious Disease, 201, 199-206. PMCID: PMC2943745

2.    Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Turner, R. B., Casselbrant, M. L., Li-Korotky, H., Epel, E. S., & Doyle, W. J. (2013). Association between telomere length and experimentally induced upper respiratory viral infection in healthy adults. Journal of the American Medical Association, 309, 699-705. PMCID: PMC3786437

3.     Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Turner, R. B., Marsland, A. L., Casselbrant, M. L., Li-Korotky, H.-S., Epel, E. S., & Doyle, W. J. (2013).  Childhood socioeconomic status, telomere length, and susceptibility to upper respiratory infectionBrain, Behavior, and Immunity, 34, 31-38. PMCID: PMC3795973

4.     Janicki-Deverts, D., Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Marsland, A. L., & Bosch, J. (2014).  Childhood environments and cytomegalovirus serostatus and reactivation in adults. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 40, 174-181. PMCID: PMC4102652

5.    Prather, A.A., Janicki-Deverts, D., Hall, M.H., Cohen, S. (2015). Behaviorally assessed sleep and susceptibility to the common cold. Sleep, 38(9), 1353-1359.  PMCID: PMC4531403

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Aggregated Dataset

1.    Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Doyle, W. J., Miller, G. E., Frank, E., Rabin, B. S., & Turner, R. B. (2012). Chronic stress, glucocorticoid receptor resistance, inflammation, and disease risk a. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 5995-5999. PMCID: PMC3341031

2.    Sneed, R., Cohen, S., Turner, R.B., & Doyle, W. J. (2012). Parenthood and host resistance to the common cold. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74, 567-573. PMCID: PMC3746028

3.    Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Turner, R. B., & Doyle, W. J. (2015). Does Hugging Provide Stress-Buffering Social Support? A Study of Susceptibility to Upper Respiratory Infection and Illness. Psychological Science, 26(2), 135-147. PMCID:PMC4323947

4.    Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., & Doyle, W.J. (2015).  Self-rated health in healthy adults and susceptibility to the common coldPsychosomatic Medicine, 77(9), 959-968.

5.    Janicki-Deverts, D., Cohen, S., Turner, R.B., & Doyle, W.J. (in press).  Basal salivary cortisol secretion and susceptibility to upper respiratory infectionBrain, Behavior, & Immunity.

a Errata:
Although the description in the text is correct, the titles of tables 1 and 2 are incorrect and misleading.  They should read as follows:
Table 1.  Simple effect associations of cortisol and lymphocyte subsets for subjects experiencing and not experiencing a stressful life event.
Table 2.  Simple effect associations of cortisol and lymphocyte subsets for subject who did and did not develop a common cold.

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Publications by Topic


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Allergy
Catecholamines Measurement
Cortisol
Emotion & Cytokines
Genotypes, Colds
Health Behaviors & Colds
Health Behaviors & Immunity
Leisure
Overview Articles
Personality & Colds
Personality & Immunity
Self-Rated Health
Social Ties & Colds
Social Ties & Health Behaviors
Socioeconomic Status (SES)
Socioeconomic Status (SES) & Colds
Stress & Colds
Symptoms, Colds
Telomere Length

Allergy


1.    Angelini, B., Van Deusen, M. A., Doyle, W. J., Seroky, J, Cohen, S., & Skoner, D. P.  (1997).  Lower airway responses to rhinovirus-Hanks in healthy subjects with and without allergy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 99, 618-619.

2.    Krahnke, J., Gentile, D. A., Cordoro, K., Angelini, B. A., Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., & Skoner, D. P. (2003). Comparison of subject-reported allergy versus skin test results in a common cold trial. American Journal of Rhinology, 17, 159-62.

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Catecholamines Measurement


1.    Janicki-Deverts, D., Zilles, K., Cohen, S., & Baum, A.  (2006). Can a 15-hour (overnight) urinary catecholamine measure substitute for a 24-hour measure?  Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 11, 1-11.

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Cortisol


1.    Stone, A. A., Schwartz, J.E., Smyth, J., Kirschbaum, C., Cohen, S., Hellhammer, D., & Grossman, S.  (2001). Individual differences in the diurnal cycle of salivary free cortisol:  A replication of flattened cycles for some individualsPsychoneuroendocrinology, 26, 295-306.

2.    Polk, D. E., Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Skoner, D. P., & Kirschbaum, C. (2005). State and trait affect as predictors of salivary cortisol in healthy adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 30, 261-272.

3.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W.J., & Baum, A.  (2006). Socioeconomic status is associated with stress hormonesPsychosomatic Medicine, 68, 414-420.

4.    Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Doyle, W. J., Miller, G. E., Frank, E., Rabin, B. S., & Turner, R. B. (2012). Chronic stress, glucocorticoid receptor resistance, inflammation, and disease risk a. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 5995-5999. PMCID: PMC3341031

5.    Janicki-Deverts, D., Cohen, S., Turner, R.B., & Doyle, W.J. (in press).  Basal salivary cortisol secretion and susceptibility to upper respiratory infection.  Brain, Behavior, & Immunity.

a Errata:
Although the description in the text is correct, the titles of tables 1 and 2 are incorrect and misleading.  They should read as follows:
Table 1.  Simple effect associations of cortisol and lymphocyte subsets for subjects experiencing and not experiencing a stressful life event.
Table 2.  Simple effect associations of cortisol and lymphocyte subsets for subject who did and did not develop a common cold.

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Emotion & Cytokines


1.    Janicki-Deverts, D., Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J. Turner, R. B., & Treanor, J. J.  (2007). Infection-induced pro-inflammatory cytokines are associated with decreases in positive affect, but not increases in negative affectBrain, Behavior and Immunity, 21, 301-307.

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Genotypes, Colds


1.    Doyle, W. J., Casselbrant, M. L., Li-Korotky, H., Cullen Doyle, A. P., Lo, C.,  & Cohen, S.  (2010). The IL-6 (-174, C/C) genotype predicts greater rhinovirus illnessThe Journal of Infectious Disease, 201, 199-206. PMCID: PMC2943745

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Health Behaviors & Colds


1.    Cohen, S., Tyrrell, D.  A.  J., Russell, M.  A.  H., Jarvis, M.  J., & Smith, A.  P.  (1993).  Smoking, alcohol consumption and susceptibility to the common coldAmerican Journal of Public Health, 83, 1277-1283. PMCID: PMC1694990

2.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Alper, C. M., Janicki-Deverts, D., & Turner, R. B. (2009).  Sleep habits and susceptibility to the common coldArchives of Internal Medicine, 169, 62-67. PMCID: PMC2629403

3.    Prather, A.A., Janicki-Deverts, D., Hall, M.H., Cohen, S. (2015). Behaviorally assessed sleep and susceptibility to the common cold. Sleep, 38(9), 1353-1359.  PMCID: PMC4531403

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Health Behaviors & Immunity


1.    Parry, H., Cohen, S., Tyrrell, D.  A.  J., Fisher, A., Russell, M.  A.  H., & Jarvis, M.  J.  (1997).  Smoking,  alcohol consumption and leukocyte countsAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology, 107, 64-67.

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Leisure


1.    Pressman, S. D., Matthews, K. A, Cohen, S., Martire, L., Scheier, M., Baum, A. & Schulz, R. (2009).  Association of enjoyable leisure activities with psychological and physical well-beingPsychosomatic Medicine, 71, 725-732. PMCID: PMC2863117

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Overview Articles


1.    Cohen, S.  (2005). Keynote presentation at the eighth International Congress of Behavioral Medicine:  The Pittsburgh Common Cold Studies-- Psychosocial Predictors of Susceptibility to Respiratory Infectious IllnessInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 12, 123-31.

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Personality & Colds


1.    Feldman, P., Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Skoner, D. P., & Gwaltney, J. M.  (1999).  The impact of personality on the reporting of unfounded symptoms and illnessJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 370-378.

2.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Turner, R. B., Alper, C. M., & Skoner, D. P.  (2003). Emotional style and susceptibility to the common coldPsychosomatic Medicine, 65, 652-657.

3.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Turner, R. B., Alper, C. M., & Skoner, D. P.  (2003). Sociability and susceptibility to the common coldPsychological Science,14, 389-395.

4.    Doyle, W. J., Gentile, D. A., & Cohen, S.  (2006).  Emotional style, nasal cytokines and illness expression after experimental rhinovirus exposureBrain, Behavior and Immunity, 20, 175-181.

5.    Cohen, S., Alper, C.M., Doyle, W. J., Treanor, J. J., & Turner, R. B.  (2006). Positive emotional style predicts resistance to illness after experimental exposure to rhinovirus or influenza A virusPsychosomatic Medicine, 68, 809-815.

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Personality & Immunity


1.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Skoner, D. P., Fireman, P., Gwaltney, J., & Newsom, J.   (1995).  State and trait negative affect as predictors of objective and subjective symptoms of respiratory viral infectionsJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 159-169.

2.    Miller, G. E., Cohen, S., Rabin, B. S., Skoner, D. P., & Doyle, W. J. (1999).  Personality and tonic cardiovascular, neuroendocrine, and immune functionBrain, Behavior and Immunity, 13, 109-123.

3.    Cohen, S., Alper, C.M., Doyle, W. J., Treanor, J. J., & Turner, R. B.  (2006). Positive emotional style predicts resistance to illness after experimental exposure to rhinovirus or influenza A virusPsychosomatic Medicine, 68, 809-815.

4.    Doyle, W. J., Gentile, D. A., & Cohen, S.  (2006).  Emotional style, nasal cytokines and illness expression after experimental rhinovirus exposureBrain, Behavior and Immunity, 20, 175-181.

5.    Janicki-Deverts, D. Cohen, S., & Doyle, W.  (2010). Cynical hostility and simulated Th-1/Th-2 cytokine productionBrain, Behavior and Immunity, 24, 58-63. PMCID: PMC2787805

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Self-Rated Health

1.    Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., & Doyle, W.J. (2015).  Self-rated health in healthy adults and susceptibility to the common coldPsychosomatic Medicine, 77(9), 959-968.

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Social Ties & Colds


1.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Skoner, D. P., Rabin, B. S., & Gwaltney, J. M., Jr.  (1997).  Social ties and susceptibility to the common coldJournal of the American Medical Association, 277, 1940-1944.

2.    Cohen, S., Brissette, I., Doyle, W. J., & Skoner, D. P.  (2000).  Social integration and health:  The case of the common coldJournal of Social Structure.

3.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Turner, R. B., Alper, C. M., & Skoner, D. P.  (2003). Sociability and susceptibility to the common coldPsychological Science, 14, 389-395.

4.    Sneed, R., Cohen, S., Turner, R.B., & Doyle, W. J. (2012). Parenthood and host resistance to the common cold. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74, 567-573. PMCID: PMC3746028

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Social Ties & Health Behaviors


1.    Brissette, I., & Cohen, S.  (2002).  The contribution of individual differences in hostility to the associations between daily interpersonal conflict, affect, and sleepPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1265-1274. (The data reported in Brissette & Cohen [2002] were collected from a subset of PCS1 participants who volunteered to take part in a separate study.  These data are not included in the PCS1 data set.)

2.    Cohen, S., & Lemay, E.  (2007).  Why would social networks be linked to affect and health practices? Health Psychology, 26, 410-417.

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Socioeconomic Status (SES)


1.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W.J., & Baum, A.  (2006). Socioeconomic status is associated with stress hormonesPsychosomatic Medicine, 68, 414-420.

2.    Janicki-Deverts, D., Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Marsland, A. L., & Bosch, J. (2014).  Childhood environments and cytomegalovirus serostatus and reactivation in adults. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 40, 174-181. PMCID: PMC4102652

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Socioeconomic Status (SES) & Colds


1.    Cohen, S.  (1999). Social status and susceptibility to respiratory infectionsAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 896, 246-253.

2.    Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J., Turner, R., Alper, C. & Skoner, D. P.  (2004).  Childhood socioeconomic status and host resistance to infectious illness in adulthoodPsychosomatic Medicine, 66, 553-558.

3.    Cohen, S., Alper, C., Doyle, W. J., Adler, N., Treanor, J., & Turner, R. (2008). Objective and subjective socioeconomic status and susceptibility to the common cold. Health Psychology, 27, 268-274.

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Stress & Colds


1.    Cohen, S., Tyrrell, D. A. J., & Smith, A. P. (1991). Psychological stress and susceptibility to the common cold. New England Journal of Medicine, 325, 606-612.

2.    Cohen, S., Tyrrell, D.  A.  J., & Smith, A.  P.  (1992).  Response to letters regarding Cohen, Tyrrell, & Smith, 1991New England Journal of Medicine, 326, 645-646.

3.    Cohen, S., Tyrrell, D.  A.  J., & Smith, A.  P.  (1993).  Negative life events, perceived stress, negative  affect and  susceptibility to the common coldJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 64, 131-140.

4.    Cohen, S. (1995).  Psychological stress and susceptibility to upper respiratory infectionsThe American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 152, S53-S58.

5.    Cohen, S.  (1996).  Psychological stress, immunity, and upper respiratory infections. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 5, 86-89.

6.    Cohen, S., Frank, E., Doyle, W.J., Skoner, D. P., Rabin, B. S., & Gwaltney, J. M., Jr.  (1998).  Types of stressors that increase susceptibility to the common cold in healthy adultsHealth Psychology, 17, 214-223.

7.    Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Doyle, W. J., Miller, G. E., Frank, E., Rabin, B. S., & Turner, R. B. (2012). Chronic stress, glucocorticoid receptor resistance, inflammation, and disease risk a. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 5995-5999. PMCID: PMC3341031

8.    Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Turner, R. B., & Doyle, W. J. (2015). Does Hugging Provide Stress-Buffering Social Support? A Study of Susceptibility to Upper Respiratory Infection and Illness. Psychological Science, 26(2), 135-147. PMCID:PMC4323947

a Errata:
Although the description in the text is correct, the titles of tables 1 and 2 are incorrect and misleading.  They should read as follows:
Table 1.  Simple effect associations of cortisol and lymphocyte subsets for subjects experiencing and not experiencing a stressful life event.
Table 2.  Simple effect associations of cortisol and lymphocyte subsets for subject who did and did not develop a common cold.

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Symptoms, Colds


1.    Tyrrell, D. A. J., Cohen, S., & Schlarb, J. E.  (1993).  Signs and symptoms in common coldsEpidemiology and Infection, 111, 143-156. PMCID: PMC2271186

2.    Alper, C. M., Doyle, W. J., Skoner, D. P., Buchman, C. A., Seroky, J. T., Gwaltney, J. M., & Cohen, S.  (1996).  Pre-challenge antibodies: moderators of infection rate, signs and symptoms in adults experimentally challenged with rhinovirus 39Laryngoscope, 106, 1298-1305.

3.    Angelini, B., Van Deusen, M. A., Doyle, W. J., Seroky, J, Cohen, S., & Skoner, D. P.  (1997).  Lower airway responses to rhinovirus-Hanks in healthy subjects with and without allergy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 99, 618-619.

4.    Alper, C.M., Doyle, W.J., Skoner, D.P., Buchman, C.A., Cohen, S.,  & Gwaltney, J.M. (1998).  Pre-challenge antibodies moderate disease expression in adults experimentally exposed to rhinovirus strain hanksClinical Infectious Diseases, 27, 119-128.

5.    Yuta, A., Doyle, W.J., Gaumond, E., Ali, M., Tamarkin, L., Baraniuk, J. N., Van Deusen, M., Cohen, S., & Skoner, D. P.  (1998).  Rhinovirus infection induces mucous hypersecretionAmerican Journal of Physiology, 18, L1017-L1023.

6.    Doyle, W. J., Alper, C. M., Buchman, C., Moody, S. A., Skoner, D. P., & Cohen, S. (1999). Illness and otological changes during upper respiratory virus infectionLaryngoscope, 109, 324-328.

Telomere Length

1.    Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Turner, R. B., Casselbrant, M. L., Li-Korotky, H., Epel, E. S., & Doyle, W. J. (2013). Association between telomere length and experimentally induced upper respiratory viral infection in healthy adults. Journal of the American Medical Association, 309, 699-705. PMCID: PMC3786437

2.    Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Turner, R. B., Marsland, A. L., Casselbrant, M. L., Li-Korotky, H.-S., Epel, E. S., & Doyle, W. J. (2013).  Childhood socioeconomic status, telomere length, and susceptibility to upper respiratory infectionBrain, Behavior, and Immunity, 34, 31-38. PMCID: PMC3795973

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