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Chen, Frances
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Core Area(s): Health, Social/Personality

Research Interests
Areas of Research: social behaviour, relationships, social support, stress, coping, conflict and negotiation, social neuroscience, neurobiology, neuroendocrinology.

Representative Publications
Chen, F.S., Minson, J.A., Schöne, M., & Heinrichs, M. (in press). In the eye of the beholder: Eye contact increases resistance to persuasion. Psychological Science.

Chen, F.S., & Johnson, S.C. (2012). An oxytocin receptor gene variant predicts attachment anxiety in females and autism-spectrum traits in males. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3(1), 93-99.

Chen, F.S., Kumsta, R., von Dawans, B., Monakhov, M., Ebstein, R.P., & Heinrichs, M. (2011). Common oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphism and social support interact to reduce stress in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(50), 19937-19942.

Chen, F.S., & Yoon, J.M.D. (2011). Broader Autism Phenotype predicts spontaneous reciprocity of direct gaze. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(8), 1131-1134. doi: 10.1007/s10803-010-1136-2.

Johnson, S.C. & Chen, F.S. (2011). Socioemotional information processing in human infants: From genes to subjective construals. Emotion Review, 3(2), 169-178.

Johnson, S.C., Dweck, C.S., & Chen, F.S. (2007). Evidence for infants’ internal working models of attachment. Psychological Science, 18(6), 501-502.

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