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Japanese Psychological Research

Cover image for Vol. 59 Issue 2

Edited By: Professor Makoto Miyatani

Impact Factor: 0.71

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 84/129 (Psychology Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1468-5884

Psychobiological approaches to stress and health: Recent progress

This special issue focuses on novel psychobiological approaches that are relevant to health outcomes. Several studies have been conducted in naturalistic settings using ambulatory sampling methods, which are particularly important because such methods have the advantage of ecological validity, evaluating biological activity in real life rather than the artificial conditions of a laboratory or clinic.

Editorial: Psychobiological approaches to stress and health: Recent progress
Mark Hamer and Akira Tsuda

The relationship between perceived loneliness and cortisol awakening responses on work days and weekends
Hisayoshi Okamura, Akira Tsuda and Toyojiro Matsuishi

Perceived stress, loneliness, and interaction with fellow students does not affect innate mucosal immunity in first year university students
Andrew J. Wawrzyniak and Martha C. Pollard Whiteman

Life satisfaction and inflammatory biomarkers: The 2008 Scottish Health Survey
Mark Hamer and Yoichi Chida

The association between chronic psychosocial stress, allostatic load, and vascular health in asymptomatic young men: A pilot study using a novel finger arterial stiffness index
Gohichi Tanaka, Yuichi Kato, Kenta Matsumura, Masami Horiguchi, Haruko Ogasawara and Yukihiro Sawada

Do we need a stressor to be stressed? Insights from cardiac regulation
Cristina Ottaviani and David Shapiro