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Morelli, S. A., Torre, J. B., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2014). The neural bases of feeling understood and not understood. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. Morelli(2014)SCAN.pdf

Meyer, M. L., Way, B. M., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2013). Broadening the scope of cultural neuroscience. [Commentary on Chaio et al.] Psychological Inquiry, 24, 47-52. Meyer(2013)PsychInq.pdf


Eisenberger, N. I. (in press). Social ties and health: A social neuroscience perspective. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. Eisenberger(2013)CON.pdf

Castle, E., Eisenberger, N.I., Seeman, T.E., Moons, W.G., Boggero, I.A., Grinblatt, M.S., & Taylor, S.E. (2012). Neural and behavioral bases of age differences in perceptions of trust. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 20848-20852. Castle(2012).

Muscatell, K. A., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2012). A social neuroscience perspective on stress and health. Social and Personality Psychology Compass,  6, 890-904.                                                             Muscatell(2012)SPPC.pdf

Meyer, M. L., Masten, C. L., Ma, Y., Wang, C., Shi, Z., Eisenberger, N. I., Han, S.  (in press)  Empathy for the social suffering of friends and strangers recruits distinct patterns of brain activation.  Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.                                                                                                            Meyer(inpress)SCAN.pdf

Townsend, J., Bookheimer, S., Foland-Ross, L., Moody, T., Eisenberger, N. I. Fischer, J., Cohen, M., Sugar, C., & Altshuler, L. (2012). Deficits in inferior frontal cortex activation in euthymic bipolar patients during a response inhibition task, Bipolar Disorder, 14, 1442-1450. Eisenberger(2012)NatRevNeuro.pdf

Eisenberger, N. I. (2012). The pain of social disconnection: Examinin g the shared neural underpinnings of physical and social pain. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 13, 421-434. Eisenberger(2012)NatRevNeuro.pdf

Spunt, R. P., Lieberman, M. D., Cohen, J. R., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2012). The phenomenology of error processing: The dorsal anterior cingulate response to stop-signal errors tracks reports of negative affect. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 1753-1756.                                                                                       Spunt(inpress)JOCN.pdf

Eisenberger, N.I., & Cole, S. W.  (2012)  Social neuroscience and health: Neuropsychological mechanisms linking social ties with physical health,  Nature Neuroscience, 15, 669-674. EisenbergerCole(2012)NatNeuro.pdf

Muscatell, K. A., Morelli, S. A., Falk, E. B., Way, B. M., Pfeifer, J. H., Galinsky, A. D., Lieberman, M. D., Dapretto, M., & Eisenberger, N. I.  (2012).  Social status modulates neural activity in the mentalizing network.  Neuroimage, 60, 1771-1777. Muscatell(2012)Neuroimage.pdf

Inagaki, T. K., Muscatell, K. A., Irwin, M. R., Cole, S., & Eisenberger, N. I.  (2012).  Inflammation selectivity enhances amygdala activity to socially threatening images. Neuroimage, 59, 3222-3226.  Inagaki(2012)Neuroimage.pdf

Eisenberger, N. I.  (2012).  The neural bases of social pain: Evidence for shared representations with physical pain.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 74, 126-135.                                                          Eisenberger(2012)PsychosamaticMed.pdf

Chiang, J. J., Eisenberger, N. I., Seeman, T. E., & Taylor, S. E.  (2012).  Negative and competitive social interactions are related to heightened proinflammatory cytokine activity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 1878-1882.                                                                                                             Chiang(2012)PNAS.pdf

Eisenberger, N. I.  (2012)  Broken hearts and broken bones: A neural perspective on the similarities between social and physical pain.  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 42-47.               Eisenberger(2012)CDPS.pdf

Inagaki, T. K., & Eisenberger, N. I.  (2012).  Neural correlates of giving support to a loved one.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 74, 3-7.                                                                                             nagaki(2012)PsychosomaticMed.pdf

DeWall, C. N., Masten, C. L., Powell, C., Combs, D., Schurtz, D. R. & Eisenberger, N. I.  (2012).  Do neural responses to rejection depend on attachment style? An fMRI study.  Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 7, 184-192.                                                                                                  DeWall(2012)SCAN.pdf                      

Masten, C. L., Telzer, E. H., Fuligni, A., Lieberman, M. D., & Eisenberger, N. I.  (2012).  Time spent with friends in adolescence relates to less neural sensitivity to later peer rejection.  Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7, 106-114.   Masten(2012)SCAN.pdf


Eisenberger, N.I., Master, S.L., Inagaki, T.I., Taylor, S.E., Shirinyan, D., Lieberman, M.D., & Naliboff, B.   (2011).  Attachment figures activate a safety signal-related neural region and reduce pain experience.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1081, 11721-6.     PNAS-2011-Eisenberger-11721-6.pdf                                  

Eisenberger, N.I., Inagaki, T.K., Muscatell, K.A., Haltom, K.E.B. & Leary, M.R. (2011).  The neural sociometer: A mechanism for translating interpersonal appraisals into state self-esteem.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3448-3455.                                                                                                             Eisenberger(2011)JOCN.pdf


Eisenberger, N. I. (2011). Why rejection hurts: What the brain has revewaled about our responses to social rejection. In M. Brockman (Ed.), Future Science" 19 Essays from the Cutting Edge, New York, NY: Vintage Books, pp. 170-173. Eisenberger(2011)19ECE.pdf


Eisenberger, N.I. (2011). Why rejection hurts: What social neuroscience has revealed about the brain’s response to social rejection. To appear in: J. Decety & J. Cacioppo (Eds.). The Handbook of Social Neuroscience (p. 586-598). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.                                                          Eisenberger(2011)HBSocNeuro.pdf

Masten, C. L., Colich, N. L., Rudie, J. D., Bookheimer, S. Y., Eisenberger, N. I., & Dapretto, M.  (2011).  An fMRI investigation of responses to peer rejection in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.  Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 1, 260-270.                                                                                  Masten(2011)DCN.pdf                                                                 

Masten, C. L., Colich, N. L., Rudie, J. D., Bookheimer, S. Y., Eisenberger, N. I., & Dapretto, M.  (2011).  An fMRI investigation of responses to peer rejection in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.  Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.                                                                                                  Masten(InPress)DevCogNeuro.pdf

Masten, C. L., Morelli, S. A., & Eisenberger, N. I.  (2011).  An fMRI investigation of empathy for ‘social pain’ and subsequent prosocial behavior.  NeuroImage, 55, 381-388.                                              Masten(2011)NeuroImage.pdf

Masten, C. L., Telzer, E. H., & Eisenberger, N. I.  (2011).  An fMRI Investigation of attributing negative social treatment to racial discrimination.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 1042-1051.   Masten(2011)JCogNeuro.pdf

Masten, C. L., Eisenberger, N. I., Borofsky, L. A., McNealy, K., Pfeifer, J. H., & Dapretto, M.  (2011).  Subgenual anterior congulate responses to peer rejection: A marker of adolescents’ risk for depression.  Developmental and Psychopathology, 23, 283-292.                                                                         Masten(2011)DevelPsychopathology.pdf

Eisenberger, N. I. (2010).  Social pain: Experimental, neurocognitive, and genetic correlates.  In A. Todorov, S. Fiske, D. Prentice (Eds.), Social Neuroscience: towards understanding the underpinnings of the social mind (pp. 229-248).  New York, NY: Oxford University Press.                                                                         16-Todorov-Ch16.pdf

Townsend, J. D., Eberhart, N. K., Bookheimer, S. Y., Eisenberger, N. I., Foland-Ross, L. C., Cook, I. A., Sugar, C. A., & Altshuler, L. L.  (2010).  fMRI activation in the amygdala and the orbitofrontal cortex in unmedicated subjects with major depressive disorder.  Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 183, 209-217. Townsend(2010)PsychiatryResNeuroimaging.pdf

Moons, W. G., Eisenberger, N. I., & Taylor, S. E.  (2010).  Anger and fear responses to stress have different biological profiles.  Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 24, 215-219.                                Moons(2010)BrainBehavImmunity.pdf

Eisenberger, N. I., Inagaki, T. K., Mashal, N., & Irwin, M. R.  (2010).  Inflammation and social experience: An inflammatory challenge induces feelings of social disconnection in addition to depressed mood.  Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 24, 558-563.                                                                                  Eisenberger(2010)BrainBehavImmunity.pdf

Eisenberger, N. I., Berkman, E. T., Inagaki, T. I., Rameson, L. T., Mashal, N. M., & Irwin, M. R.  (2010).  Inflammation-induced anhedonia: Endotoxin reduces ventral striatum responses to reward.  Biological Psychiatry, 68, 748-754.                                                                                                                      Eisenberger-Endotoxin-Reward.pdf

Eisenberger, N. I.  (2010).  The neural basis of social pain: Findings and implications.  In Geoff MacDonald & Lauri A. Jensen-Campbell (Eds.) Social Pain: Neuropsychological and Health Implications of Loss and Exclusion. (pp. 53-78).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.          EisenbergerChapter2-NeuralBaisisOfSocialPain.pdf

Slavich, G. M., Way, B. M., Eisenberger, N. I., & Taylor, S. E.  (2010).  Neural sensitivity to social rejection is associated with inflammatory responses to social stress.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107, 14817-14822.                                                                               Slavich(2010)PNAS.pdf

DeWall, C. N., MacDonald, G., Webster, G. D., Masten, C. L., Baumeister, R. F., Powell, C., Combs, D., Schurtz, D. R., Stillman, T. F., Tice, D. M., & Eisenberger, N. I.  (2010).  Acetaminophen reduces social pain: Behavioral and neural evidence.  Psychological Science, 21, 931-937.                                                          DeWall(2010)PsychSci.pdf

Masten, C. M., Telzer, E. H., Fuligni, A. J.,  Lieberman, M. D., & Eisenberger, E. I.  (2010).  Time spent with friends in adolescence related to less neural sensitivity to later peer rejection.  Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience.                                                                                                                           Masten (2010)SCAN.pdf

Masten, C. L., Eisenberger, N. I., Pfeifer, J. H., & Dapretto, M.  (2010).  Witnessing peer rejection during early adolescence: Neural correlates of empathy for experiences of social exclusion.  Social Neuroscience, 5, 496-507.     


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


Taylor, S. E., Seeman, T. E., Eisenberger, N. I., Kozanian, T. A., Moore, A. N., Moons, W. G.  (2010).  Effects of a supportive or an unsupportive audience on biological and psychological responses to stress.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 47-56.                                                                                 Taylor(2010)JPSP.pdf


Masten, M. L., & Eisenberger, N. I.  (2009).  Exploring the experience of social rejection in adults and adolescents: A social cognitive neuroscience perspective.  In M. J., Harris (Ed.), Bullying, rejection, and peer victimization: A social cognitive neuroscience perspective.  New York: Springer Publishing Company, (pp. 53-78).                                                                                                                 


Eisenberger, N. I., Inagaki, T. K., Rameson, L. T., Mashal, N. M., & Irwin, M. R.  (2009).  An fMRI study of citokine-induced mood and social pain: the role of sex differences.  NeuroImage, 47, 881-890.         


Way, B. M., Taylor, S. E., & Eisenberger, N. I.  (2009).  Variation in the mu-opiod receptor gene (OPRM1) is associated with dispositional and neural sensitivity to social rejection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United Stated of America, 106, 15079-15084.                                                          Way(2009)PNAS.pdf

Master, S. L., Eisenberger, N. I., Taylor, S. E., Naliboff, B. D., Shirinyan, D., & Lieberman, M. D.  (2009).  A picture’s worth: Partner photographs reduce experimentally induced pain.  Psychological Science, 20, 1316-1318.                                                                                                                           


Masten, C. L., Eisenberger, N. I., Borofsky, L. A., Pfeifer, J. H., McNealy, K., Mazziotta, J. C., & Dapretto, M.  (2009).  Neural correlates of social exclusion during adolescence: understanding the distress of peer rejection.  Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 4, 143-157.                                                               Masten_SCAN_2009.pdf

Lieberman, M. D., & Eisenberger, N. I.  (2009).  Pains and pleasures of social life.  Science, 323, 890-891.     

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Eisenberger, N. I.  (2008).  Understanding the moderators of physical and emotional pain: A neural systems-based approach.  Psychological Inquiry, 19, 189-195.                                               Eisenberger (2008) Psycological Inquiry.pdf

Lieberman, M. D., & Eisenberger, N. I.  (2008).  The pains and pleasures of social life: A social cognitive neuroscience approach.  Neuroleadership.                                                     Lieberman & Eisenberger (2008) Neuroleadership.pdf

O’Connor, M. F., Wellisch, D. K., Stanton, A., Eisenberger, N. I., Irwin, M. R., & Lieberman, M. D. (2008).  Craving love: Enduring grief activates brain’s reward center.  NeuroImage, 42, 969-972.                           OConnor Grief (2008).pdf

Taylor, S. E., Burklund, L. J., Eisenberger, N. I., Lehman, B. J., Hilmert, C. J., & Lieberman, M. D.  (2008).  Neural bases of moderation of cortisol stress responses by psychosocial resources.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 197-211.                                                                                                                          Taylor (2008).pdf

Foland, L. C., Altshuler, L. L., Bookheimer, S. Y., Eisenberger, N. I., Townsend, J., & Thompson, P. M., (2008).  Evidence for deficient modulation of amygdala responses by prefrontal cortex in bipolar mania.  Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 162, 27-37.                                                                                             Foland_bipolar (2008).pdf 

Eisenberger, N. I., Way, B., Taylor, S. E., Lieberman, M. D.  (2008).  MAOA, gender differences, and social exclusion: responses to Gallardo-Pujol et al.  Biological Psychiatry, 63, e11.                            EisenbergerMAOA (2008).pdf


Eisenberger, N. I., Gable, S. L., & Lieberman, M. D. (2007).  fMRI responses relate to differences in real-world social experience.  Emotion, 7, 745-754.                                                                                              EisenbergerGable (2007).pdf

Eisenberger, N. I. (2007).  Using neuroimaging techniques to explore the relationship between social status and health.  Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2, 159-160.                                    Eisenberger_SESeditorial (2007).pdf

Williams, K. D., Eisenberger, N. I.  (2007).  The pain of ostracism.  Newsletter to the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance-Rejection, 1, 2-4. 

Burklund, L., Eisenberger, N. I., & Lieberman, M. D.  (2007).  The face of rejection: Rejection sensitivity moderates dorsal anterior cingulate cortex activity to disapproving facial expressions.  Social Neuroscience, 2, 238-253.                                                                                                                                   Burklund_disapproval (2007).pdf

Lowery, B., Eisenberger, N. I., Hardin, C. D., & Sinclair, S.  (2007).  long-term effects of subliminal priming on academic performance.  Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 29, 151-157.                               Lowery_priming (2007).pdf

Creswell, D., Way, B. M., Eisenberger, N. I., & Lieberman, M. D.  (2007).  An fMRI investigation of mindfulness and affect labeling.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 69, 560-565.                                                 Creswell_mindfulness (2007).pdf

Lieberman, M. D., Eisenberger, N. I., Crockett, M. J., Tom, S., & Pfeifer, J. H., (2007).  Putting feelings into words: Affect labeling disrupts affect-related amygdala activity..  Psychological Science, 18, 421-428.

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Eisenberger, N. I., Taylor, S. E. , Gable, S. L., Hilmert, C. J., & Lieberman, M. D.  (2007).  Neural pathways link social support to attenuated neuroendocrine stress responses.  NeuroImage, 35, 1601-1602.

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Eisenberger, N. I., Way, B. M., Taylor, S. E., Welch, W. T., & Lieberman, M. D.  (2007).  Understanding genetic risk for aggression: Clues from the brain’s response to social exclusion.  Biological Psychiatry, 61, 1100-1108.                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                   Eisenberger_MAOA (2007).pdf

Eisenberger, N. I., Jarcho, J. M., Lieberman, M. D., & Naliboff, B.  (2006).  An experimental study of shared sensitivity to physical pain and social rejection.  Pain, 126, 132-138.                                        Eisenberger_pain (2006).pdf

Taylor, S. E., Way, B. M., Welch, W. T., Hilmert, C. J., Lehman, B. J., & Eisenberger, N. I.  (2006).  Early family environment, current adversity, the serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) polymorphism, and depressive symptomatology.  Biological Psychiatry, 60, 671-676.                                                          Taylor_5_HTTLPR (2006).pdf

Eisenberger, N. I.  (2006).  Identifying the neural correlates underlying social pain: Implications for developmental processes.  Human Development, 49, 273-293.                                                               Eisenberger_development (2006).pdf

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

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Altshuler, L., Bookheimer, S. Y., Townsend, J. Proenza, M. A., Eisenberger, N. I., Stabb, F., Mintz, J., & Cohen, M.  (2005).  Blunted activation in orbitofrontal cortex during mania: A functional magnetic imaging study.  Biological Psychiatry, 58, 763-769.                                                                                                      Altshuler (2005).pdf

Lieberman, M. D., Eisenberger, N. I.  (2005).  A pain, by any other name (rejection, exclusion, ostracism), still hurts the same: The role of dorsal anterior cingulate cortex in social and physical pain.  In J. T. Cacioppo P. Visser, & C. Pickett (Eds.), Social neuroscience: People thinking about people.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.                                                                                                                 


Eisenberger, N. I., Lieberman, M. D., & Satpute, A. B.  (2005).  Personality from a controlled processing perspective: An fMRI study of neuroticism, extraversion, and self-consciousness.  Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 5, 169-181.                                                                                       Eisenberger_CABN (2005).pdf

Eisenberger, N. I., & Lieberman, M. D. (2005).  Why it hurts to be left out: The neurocognitive overlap between physical and social pain.  In K. D. Williams, J. P. Forgas, & W. van Hippel (Eds.), The Social Outcast: Ostracism, Social Exclusion, Rejection, and Bullying.  New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 109-127.                                                                                                                              

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Lieberman, M. D., Hairi, A., Jarcho, J. M., Eisenberger, N, I., & Bookheimer, S. Y.  (2005).  An fMRI investigation of race-related amygdala activity in African-American and Caucasian-American individuals.  Nature Neuroscience, 8, 720-722.                                                                                                                                     Lieberman_race (2005).pdf

Lieberman, M. D., Eisenberger, N. I. (2004).  The neural alarm system: Behavior and beyond. Reply to Ullsperger et al.  Trends in Cognitive Psychology, 8, 446-447.                                                                      Lieberman_reply (2004).pdf

Eisenberger, N. I., Lieberman, M. D.  (2004).  Why rejection hurts: A common neural alarm system for physical and social pain.  Trends in Cognitive Psychology, 8, 264-300.                                                   Eisenberger_TICS (2004).pdf

Lieberman, M. D., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2004).  Conflict and Habit: A social cognitive neuroscience approach to the self.  In A. Tesser, J. V. Wood, D. A. Stapel (eds.), On Building, Defending, and Regulating the Self: A

Psychological Perspective (pp. 77-102).  New York, NY: Psychological Press.                             Lieberman_ch4 (2004).pdf


Eisenberger, N. I., Lieberman, M. D., Williams, K. D., (2003).  Does rejection hurt? An fMRI study of social exclusion.  Science, 302, 290-292.                                                                                        Eisenberger_rejection (2003).pdf

Eisenberger, N. I., Kemeny, M. E., & Wyatt, G. E.  (2003).  Psychological inhibition and CD4 T-cell levels in HIV-seropositive women.  Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 54, 213-224.                                EisenbergerCD4 (2003).pdf

Caskey, N. H., Jarvik, M. E., Wirshing, W. C., Madsen, D. C., Iwamoto-Schaap, P. N., Eisenberger, N. I., Huerta, L., Terrance, S. M., & Olmstead, R. E.  (2002).  Modulating tobacco smoking rates drop by dopaminergic stimulation and blockade.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 4, 259-266.                                        Caskey_tobacco (2002).pdf

Jarvik, M. E., Caskey, N. H., Wirshing, W. C., Madsen, D. C., Iwamoto-Schaap, P. N., Elins, J. L., Eisenberger, N. E., & Olmstead, R. E.  (2000).  Bromocriptine reduces cigarette smoking.   Addiction, 95, 1173-1183.                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                    Jarvik_addiction (2000).pdf