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Creswell, J.D. (2014). Early Career Award Biography. American Psychologist, 69, 743-745. [article] 

Scientific Research Under Review

*Chin, B., Lindsay, E.K., Greco, C., Smyth, J., Brown, K.W., & Creswell, J.D. (under review). Mindfulness interventions improve momentary attentional focus and global attentional control: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial.

Chikersal, P., Doryab, A., Tumminia, M., Villalba, D.K., Dutcher, J.M, Liu, X., Cohen, S., Creswell. K., Mankoff, J., Creswell., J.D., Goel, M., Dey., A. (under review). Identifying college students with depression using passive sensing.

Kalnicky, E., Chin, B., Greco, C., Smyth, J., Brown, K.W., & Creswell, J.D. (under review). Increasing environmental concerns by fostering mindful acceptance.

Dutcher, J.M. & Creswell, J.D. (under review). New directions in studying resilience: Brain reward pathways.




Doryab, A., Villalba, D., Chikersal, P., Dutcher, J.M., Tumminia, M., Liu, X., Cohen, S., Creswell, K.G., Mankoff, J., Creswell, J.D., & Dey, A. (in press). Identifying behavioral phenotypes of loneliness and social isolation with passive sensing: a three-fold analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

*Villalba, D., Lindsay, E.K., Chin, B., Marsland, A., Young, S., Smyth, J., Brown, K.W., Greco, C., & Creswell, J.D. (in press). ). Mindfulness training and systemic low-grade inflammation in stressed community adults: Evidence from two randomized controlled trials. PLoS One.

*Chin, B., Lindsay, E.K., Greco, C., Brown, K.W., Smyth, J., & Creswell, J.D. (in press). Acceptance skills drive stress resilience in a mindfulness training randomized controlled trial. [article]

Creswell, J.D., Villalba, D., Chin, B., & Lindsay, E.K. (in press). Mindfulness training and physical health: mechanisms and outcomes. Psychosomatic Medicine. [article]

*Lindsay, E.K., Young, S., Brown, K.W., Smyth, J., & Creswell, J.D (2019). Mindfulness training reduces loneliness and increases social contact in a randomized controlled trial. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116, 3488-3493. [article]

*Lindsay, E.K. & Creswell, J.D. (2019). Mindfulness, acceptance, and emotion regulation: Perspectives from Monitor and Acceptance Theory (MAT). Current Opinion in Psychology, 28, 120-125. [article]

*Slutsky, J., Chin, B., Raye, J., & Creswell, J.D. (2018). Mindfulness training improves employee well-being: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. [article]

*Chin, B., Slutsky, J., Raye, J., & Creswell, J.D. (2018). Mindfulness training increases positive affect and reduces stress at work: a randomized controlled trial. Mindfulness. [article]

*Lindsay, E.K., Chin, B., Greco, C., Young, S., Brown, K., Wright, A.G.C., Smyth, J.S., Burkett, D., & Creswell, D. (2018). How mindfulness training promotes positive emotions: Dismantling monitor and acceptance in two randomized controlled trials. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. [article 

*Dutcher, J.M. & Creswell, J.D. (2018). The role of brain reward pathways in stress resilience and health. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 95, 559-567. [article]

*Dutcher, J.M. & Creswell, J.D. (2018). Behavioral interventions in health neuroscience. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1428, 51-70. [article] 

*Schumer, M., Lindsay, E.K., & Creswell, J.D. (2018). Brief mindfulness interventions and negative affect: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86, 569-583. [article]

*Lindsay, E.K., Young, S., Smyth, J.M., Brown, K.W. & Creswell, J.D. (2018). Acceptance Lowers Neuroendocrine and Cardiovascular Stress Reactivity: Dismantling Mindfulness Training in a Randomized Controlled Trial, Psychoneuroendocrinology, 87, 63-73. [article]

*Taren, A., Gianaros, P.J., Greco, C.M., Lindsay, E.K., Fairgrieve, A., Brown, K.W., Rosen, R.K., Ferris, J.L., Julson, E., Marsland, A.L., &; Creswell, J.D. (2017). Mindfulness meditation training increases resting state functional connectivity between dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and frontoparietal control regions: a randomized controlled trial. Psychosomatic Medicine, 79, 674-683. [article]

*Rahl, H.A., Lindsay, E.K., Brown, K.W., & Creswell, J.D. (2017) Brief mindfulness meditation training reduces mind-wandering: The critical role of acceptance training. Emotion. [article] 

Creswell, J.D. (2017). Mindfulness Interventions. Annual Review of Psychology. [article] 

*Lindsay, E.K. & Creswell, J.D. (2017). Mechanisms of mindfulness training: Monitor and Acceptance Theory (MAT). Clinical Psychology Review, 51, 47-59. [article] 

Slutsky, J., Rahl, H., Lindsay, E., & Creswell, J.D. (2017). Mindfulness, emotion regulation, and social threat. Invited book chapter for Mindfulness in Social Psychology. Springer Publications. [article] 


Bursley, J.K., Nestor, A., Tarr, M., & Creswell, J.D. (2016). Memory reactivation in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex during offline processing. PLoS One

Creswell, J.D., Taren, A., Lindsay, E.K., Greco, C.M., Gianaros, P.J., Fairgrieve, A., Marsland, A.L., Brown, K.W., Way, B.M., Rosen, R.K., & Ferris, J.L. (2016). Alterations in Resting State Functional Connectivity link Mindfulness Meditation with Reduced Interleukin-6: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Biological Psychiatry

*Dutcher, J.M., Creswell, J.D., Pacilio, L.E., Harris, P.R., Klein, W.M.P., Levine, J.M., Bower, J.E., Muscatell, K.A., Eisenberger, N.I. (2016). Self-affirmation activates the ventral striatum: A possible reward-related mechanism for self-affirmation. Psychological Science, 1-12. [article]

Schofield, T.P., Creswell, J.D., & Denson, T.F. (2015). Brief mindfulness induction reduces inattentional blindness. Consciousness & Cognition, 37, 63-70. [article] 

* Lindsay, E.K. & Creswell, J.D. (2015). Back to the basics: how attention monitoring and acceptance stimulate positive growth. Commentary in Psychological Inquiry[article] 

Taren, A., Gianaros, P.J., Greco, C.M., Lindsay, E.K., Fairgrieve, A., Brown, K.W., Rosen, R.K., Ferris, J.L., Julson,E., Marsland, A.L., Bursley, J.K., Ramsburg, J. & Creswell, J.D. (2015). Mindfulness meditation training alters stress-related amygdala resting state functional connectivity: a randomized controlled trial. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2015, 1758-1768. [article] 

Hyde, L.W., Tompson, S., Creswell, J.D., Falk, E.B. (2015). Cultural neuroscience: New directions as the field matures. What do cultural neuroscience findings mean? Culture and Brain[article] 

Creswell, J.D. (2015) Biological pathways linking mindfulness with health. Eds. Brown, K.W., Creswell J. D., & Ryan, R. Handbook on Mindfulness Science. Guilford Publications, New York, NY. [article] 

Quaglia, J.T., Brown, K.W., Lindsay, E.K., Creswell, J.D., & Goodman, R.J. (2015). Mindfulness, emotion regulation, and social threat. Invited book chapter for Mindfulness in Social Psychology. Eds. Brown, K.W., Creswell, Ryan, R., Handbook on Mindfulness Science. Guilford Publications. New York, NY. [article] 

Sayers, M., Creswell, J.D., & Taren, A. (2015). The emerging neurobiology of mindfulness and emotion processing. Ed. Ostafin, B. Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation. Springer. New York, NY. [article] 

Brown, K.W., Creswell, J.D., & Ryan, R. (2015). The evolution of mindfulness research. Eds. Brown, K.W., Creswell, J.D., & Ryan, R. Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory, Research, and Practice. Guilford Publications. New York, NY. 


Creswell, J.D. & Lindsay, E.K. (2014). How does mindfulness training affect health? A mindfulness stress buffering account. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23(6), 401-407. [article] 

Erickson, K., Creswell, J.D., Verstynen, T. & Gianaros, P. (2014). Health Neuroscience: Defining a New Field. Current Directions in Psychological Science,23, 446-453. [article] 

Denson, T.F., Creswell, J.D., Terides, M.D., Blundell, K. (2014). Cognitive reappraisal increases neuroendocrine reactivity to acute social stress and physical pain. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 49, 69-78. [article] 

Tabibnia, G., Creswell, J.D., Kraynack, T.E., Westbrook, C., Julson, E., & Tindle, H.A. (2014). Common prefrontal regions activate during self-control of craving, emotion, and motor impulses in smokers. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(5), 611-619. [article] 

*Lindsay, E.K. & Creswell, J.D. (2014). Helping the self help others: Self-affirmation increases feelings of self-compassion and pro-social behaviors. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 421. [article] 

Harris, P.R., Brearley, I., Sheeran, P., Barker, M., Klein, W.M.P., Creswell, J.D., & Levine, J. (2014). Combining self-affirmation with implementation intentions to promote healthy eating. Health Psychology,33, 729-726. [article] 

Burklund, L. J., Creswell, J.D., Irwin, M.R., & Lieberman, M. D. (2014). The common and distinct neural bases of affect labeling and reappraisal in healthy adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 221. [article] 

Creswell, J.D., Pacilio, L.E., Lindsay, E.K. & Brown, K.W. (2014). Brief mindfulness meditation training alters psychological and neuroendocrine responses to social evaluative stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 44, 1-12. [article] 

Klatzky, R.L. & Creswell, J.D. (2013) An Inter-Sensory Account of Priming Effects--and their Absence. Perspectives on Psychological Science. [article] 

Creswell, J.D., Bursley, J.K., & Satpute, A.B. (2013) Neural Reactivation Links Unconscious Thought to Decision Making Performance. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience. [article] 

Feature commentary: Dijksterhuis, A. (2013). First neural evidence for the unconscious thought process. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 8, 845-846.

Creswell, J.D., Dutcher, J.M., Klein, W.M.P, Harris, P.R., & Levine, J.M. (2013) Self-Affirmation Improves Problem-Solving Under Stress. PLoS One. [article] 

Creswell, J.D., Pacilio, L.E., Denson, T.F., & Satyshur, M (2013) The Effect of a Primary Sexual Reward Manipulation on Cortisol Responses to Psychosocial Stress in Men. Psychosomatic Medicine. [article] 

* Taren, A.A., Creswell, J.D., Gianaros, P.J. (2013) Dispositional Mindfulness Co-Varies with Smaller Amygdala and Caudate Volumes in Community Adults. PLoS One. [article] 

Westbrook, C., Creswell, J.D., Tabibnia, G., Julson, E., Kober, H., & Tindle, H., (2013). Mindful attention reduces neural and self-reported cue-induced cravings in smokers. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 8, 73-74. [article] 

Holzel, B.K., Hoge, E.A., Greve, D.N., Gard, T., Creswell, J.D., Brown, K.W., Barrett, L.F., Schwartz, C., Vaitl, D., & Lazar, S.W. (2013) Neural Mechanisms of Symptom Improvements in Generalized Anxiety Disorder Following Mindfulness Training. NeuroImage: Clinical. [article]

2013 - 2014

Creswell, J.D., Irwin, M. R., Burklund, L. J., Lieberman, M. D., Arevalo, J., Breen, E., & Cole, S. (2012) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training reduces loneliness and pro-inflammatory gene expression in older adults: a small randomized controlled trial. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. [article] 

Brown, K.W., Weinstein, N., & Creswell, J.D. (2012). Trait mindfulness modulates neuroendocrine and affective responses to social evaluative threat. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 2037-2041. [article] 

Denson, T. F., Creswell, J. D., & Granville-Smith, I. (2012). Self-focus and social evaluative threat increase salivary cortisol responses to acute stress in men. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, DOI 10.1007/s10865-011-9393-x. [article] 

Kilpatrick, L. A., Suyenobu, B. Y., Smith, S. R., Bueller, J. A., Goodman, T., Creswell, J. D., Mayer, E. A., & Naliboff, B. D. (2011). Impact of Mindfullness-Based Stress Reduction training on resting state networks. NeuroImage, 56,290-298. [article]

2011 - 2012

Way, B., Creswell, J.D., Eisenberger, N.I., & Lieberman, M.D. (2010). Dispositional mindfulness and depressive symptomatology: Correlations with limbic and self-referential neural activity at rest. Emotion, 10, 12-24. [article] 

O'Connor, M.F., Bower, J.E., Cho, H.J., Creswell, J.D., Dimitrov, S., Hamby, M.E., Hoyt, M.A., Martin, J.L., Robles, T.F., Sloan, E.K., Thomas, K., & Irwin, M.R. (2009). To assess, to control, to exclude: Effects of biobehavioral factors on circulating inflammatory markers. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 23, 887-897. [article] 

Sherman, D.K., Bunyan, D.P., Creswell, J.D., & Jaremka, L. (2009). Psychological vulnerability and stress: the effects of self-affirmation on sympathetic nervous system responses to naturalistic stressors. Health Psychology, 28, 563-568. [article] 

Denson, T.F., Fabiansson, E.C., Creswell, J.D., & Pedersen, W.C. (2009). Experimental effects of rumination styles on salivary cortisol responses. Motivation and Emotion, 33, 42-48. [article] 

Creswell, J.D., Myers, H.F., Cole, S.W., & Irwin, M.R. (2009). Mindfulness meditation training effects on CD4+ T lymphocytes in HIV-1 infected adults: A small randomized controlled trial. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 23, 184-188. [article]

2009 - 2010

Ward, A., Mann, T., Westling, E.H., Creswell, J.D., Ebert, J.P., & Wallaert, M. (2008). Stepping up the pressure: arousal can be associated with a reduction in male aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 34, 584-592. [article] 

Brown, K.W., Ryan, R.M., Creswell, J.D., & Niemiec, C.P. (2008). Beyond me: mindful responses to social threat. In. H.A. Wayment & J.J. Bauer (Eds.), Transcending Self-Interest: Psychological Explorations of the Quiet Ego. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. [article] 

Creswell, J.D., Way, B.M., Eisenberger, N.I., & Lieberman, M.D. (2007). Neural correlates of dispositional mindfulness during affect labeling. Psychosomatic Medicine, 69, 560-565. [article] 

Brown, K.W., Ryan, R.M., Creswell, J.D. (2007). Mindfulness: Theoretical Foundations and Evidence for its Salutary Effects. Psychological Inquiry, 18,211-237. [article] 

Brown, K.W., Ryan, R.M., & Creswell, J.D. (2007). Addressing fundamental questions about mindfulness. Psychological Inquiry, 18, 272-281. [article] 

Ryan, R.M., Brown, K.W., & Creswell, J.D. (2007). How integrative is attachment theory? Unpacking the meaning and significance of felt security. Psychological Inquiry, 18, 177-182. 

Creswell, J.D., Lam, S., Stanton, A.S., Taylor, S.E., Bower, J.E., & Sherman, D.K. (2007). Does self-affirmation, cognitive processing, or discovery of meaning explain the cancer-related health benefits of expressive writing? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 238-250. [article]

2007 - 2008

Creswell, J.D., Welch, W.T., Taylor, S.E., Sherman, D.K., Greunewald, T.L., & Mann, T. (2005). Affirmation of personal values buffers neuroendocrine and psychological stress responses. Psychological Science, 16, 846-851. [article] 

Hanson, W.E., Creswell, J.W., Plano Clark, V.L., Petska, K.S., & Creswell, J.D. (2005). Mixed methods research designs in counseling psychology. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 224-235. [article] 

Creswell, J.W. & Creswell, J.D. (2005). Mixed methods research: developments, debates, and dilemmas. In R.A. Swanson & E.F. Holton (Eds.), Research in Organizations: Foundations and Methods of Inquiry. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. 

Myers, H., Woolery, A., & Creswell, J.D. (2004). Stress, hypertension & high blood pressure. In N. Anderson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Health & Behavior. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

2004 - 2005