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Tabak, B. A., Teed, A. R., Castle, E., Dutcher, J. M., Meyer, M. L., Bryan, R., Irwin, M. R., Lieberman, M.D., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2019). Null results of oxytocin and vasopressin administration across a range of social cognitive and behavioral paradigms: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 107, 124-132.


Young, K. S., Parsons, C., LeBeau, R. T., Tabak, B. A., Sewart, A., Stein, A. S., Kringelbach, M. L., & Craske, M. G. (2017). Sensing emotion in voices: negativity bias and gender differences in a validation study of the Oxford Vocal ('OxVoc') Sounds Database. Psychological Assessment, 29, 967-977.


Tabak, B. A., Meyer, M. L., Dutcher, J. M., Castle, E., Irwin, M. R., Lieberman, M. D., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2016). Oxytocin, but not vasopressin, impairs social cognitive ability among individuals with higher levels of social anxiety: A randomized controlled trial. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 1272-1279.

Tabak, B. A., Vrshek-Schallhorn, S., Zinbarg, R. E., Prenoveau, J. M., Mineka, S., Redei, E. E., Adam, E. K., & Craske, M. G. (2016). Interaction of CD38 variant and chronic interpersonal stress prospectively predicts social anxiety and depression symptoms over six years. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 17-27.


Tabak, B. A., Meyer, M. L., Castle, E., Dutcher, J. M., Irwin, M. R., Han, J. H., Lieberman, M. D., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2015). Vasopressin, but not oxytocin, increases empathic concern among individuals who received higher levels of paternal warmth: A randomized controlled trial. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 51, 253-261. 

Vrshek-Schallhorn, S. & Tabak, B. A. (2015). Gene-environment interaction designs. In Cautin, R. & Lilienfeld, S. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.


Tabak, B. A., McCullough, M. E., Carver, C. S., Pedersen, E. J., & Cuccaro, M. L. (2014). Variation in oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphisms is associated with emotional and behavioral reactions to betrayal. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 810-816. 

McCullough, M. E., Pedersen, E. J., Tabak, B. A., & Carter, E. (2014). Conciliatory gestures promote forgiveness and reduce anger in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 11211-11216. 


Tabak, B. A. (2013). Oxytocin and social salience: a call for gene-environment interaction research. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7, 199. 

McCullough, M. E., Kurzban, R., & Tabak, B. A. (2013). Cognitive systems for revenge and forgiveness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences36, 1-58. 

McCullough, M. E., Kurzban, R., & Tabak, B. A. (2013). Putting revenge and forgiveness in an evolutionary context: Response to commentaries. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 41-58. 

McCullough, M. E., Pedersen, E. J., Schroder, J., Tabak, B. A., & Carver, C. S. (2013). Harsh childhood environmental characteristics predict exploitation and retaliation in humans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B—Biological Sciences280, 20122104. 

Fulford, D., Feldman, G., Tabak, B. A., McGillicuddy, M., & Johnson, S. L. (2013). Positive affect enhances the association of hypomanic personality and cognitive flexibility. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 6, 1-15


Tabak, B. A., & McCullough, M. E., Luna, L. R., Bono, G., & Berry, J. (2012). Conciliatory gestures facilitate forgiveness and feelings of friendship by making transgressors appear more agreeable. Journal of Personality, 80, 503-536. 


Tabak, B. A. & McCullough, M. E. (2011). Perceived agreeableness decreases cortisol response and increases forgiveness following recent interpersonal transgressions. Biological Psychology87, 386-392. 

Tabak, B. A., McCullough, M. E., Szeto, A., Mendez, A. J., & McCabe, P. M. (2011). Oxytocin indexes relational distress following interpersonal harms in women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36, 115-122. 

Szeto, A., McCabe, P. M., Nation, D. A., Tabak, B. A., Rossetti, M. A., McCullough, M. E., Schneiderman, N., & Mendez, A. J. (2011). Evaluation of enzyme immunoassay and radioimmunoassay methods for the measurement of plasma oxytocin. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73, 393-400. 


McCullough, M. E., Root, L. M., Berry, J., Tabak, B. A., & Bono, G. (2010). On the form and function of forgiving: Modeling the time-forgiveness relationship and testing the valuable relationships hypothesis. Emotion10, 358-376. 

McCullough, M. E. & Tabak, B. A. (2010). Prosocial behavior. In R. F. Baumeister & E. J. Finkel (Eds.), Advanced social psychology: The state of the science (pp. 263-302). New York: Oxford.

McCullough, M. E., Kurzban, R., & Tabak, B. A. (2010). Evolved mechanisms for revenge and forgiveness. In P. R. Shaver and M. Mikulincer (eds.), Understanding and reducing aggression, violence, and their consequences (pp. 221-239). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


McCullough, M. E., Root, L. M., Tabak, B. A., & Witvliet, C. V. O. (2009). Forgiveness. In S. Lopez (Ed.), Handbook of positive psychology (2nd ed., pp. 427-435). New York: Oxford University Press.