Selected Publications

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Zaki, L., Coifman, K., Rafaeli, E., Berenson, K., & Downey (2013). Emotion differentiation as a protective factor against nonsuicidal self-injury in Borderline Personality. Behavior Therapy.

Olsson, A., Carmona, S., Downey, G., Bolger, N., & Ochsner, K. (2013). Learning biases underlying individual differences in sensitivity to social rejectionEmotion. 13(4), 616-621.

Romero-Canyas, R., Reddy, K.A., Rodriguez, & Downey, G. (2013). After all i have done for you: Self-silencing accomodations fuel women's post-rejection hostility. Journal of Experimental Socail Psychology. 49, 732-740.

Coifman, K.G., Berenson, K.R., Rafaeli, E., & Downey, G. (2012). From negative to positive and back again: Polarized affective and relational experience in borderline personality disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 121(3), 668-679.

London, B., Downey, G., Romero-Canyas, R., Rattan, A., & Tyson, D. (2012). Gender-Based Rejection Sensitivity and Academic Self-Silencing in Women. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 102(5), 961-979.

Berenson, K. R., Downey, G., Rafaeli, E., Coifman, K., & Leventhal Paquin, N. (2011). The Rejection–Rage Contingency in Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 120(3), 681-690.

Romero-Canyas, R., Downey, G., Reddy, K. S., Rodriguez, S., Cavanaugh, T. J. & Pelayo, R. (2010). Paying to Belong: When Does Rejection Lead to Ingratiaton? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99(5) 802-823.

Romero-Canyas, R., Downey, G., Berenson, K., Ayduk, O., & Kang J. (2010). Rejection sensitivity and the rejection-hostility link in romantic relationships. Journal of Personality, 78, 119-148.

Berenson, K. R., Gyurak A., Ayduk, O., Downey G., Garner, M. J., Mogg, K. Bradley, B. P., & Pine, D. S. (2009). Rejection sensitivity and disruption of attention by social threat cues. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 1064-1072.

Downey, G., & Feldman, S. (1996). The implications of rejection sensitivity for intimate relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 1327-1343.

Ayduk, O., Mendoza-Denton, R., Mischel, W., Downey, G., Peake, P., & Rodriguez, M. (2000). Regulating the interpersonal self: Strategic self-regulation for coping with rejection sensitivity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 776-792.

Downey, G., Feldman, S., & Ayduk, O. (2000). Rejection sensitivity and male violence in romantic relationships. Personal Relationships, 7, 45-61.

Downey, G., Lebolt, A., Rincon, C., & Freitas, A.L. (1998). Rejection sensitivity and children's interpersonal difficulties. Child Development, 69, 1074-1091.

Downey, G., Freitas, A., Michaelis, B., & Khouri, H. (1998). The self-fulfilling prophecy in close relationships. Rejection sensitivity by romantic partnersJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 545-560.

Downey, G., Bonica, C., & Rincon, C. (1999). Rejection sensitivity and adolescent romantic relationships. In W. Furman, B. Brown, & C. Feiring (eds.), The development of adolescent romantic relationships. New York: Cambridge University Press (pp. 148-174).

Ayduk, O., Zayas, V., Downey, G., Cole, A. B., Shoda, Y., & Mischel, W. (2008). Rejection sensitivity and executive control: Joint predictors of borderline personality features. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 151-168.

Downey, G., Mugious, V., Ayduk, O., London, B., & Shoda, Y. (2004). Rejection sensitivity and the defensive motivational system: Insights from the startle response to rejection cuesPsychological Science, 15, 668-673.

Ayduk, O., Mischel, W., & Downey, G. (2002). Attentional mechanisms linking rejection to hostile reactivity: The role of "hot" vs. "cool" focus. Psychological Science, 13, 443-448.

Mendoza-Denton, R., Downey, G., Purdie, V., Davis, A., & Pietrzak. J. (2002). Sensitivity to status-based rejection: Implications for African American students' college experience. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 83, 896-918.

Downey, G., Irwin, L., Ramsey, M., & Ayduk, O. (2004). Rejection sensitivity and girls' aggression.  In M. Moretti & C. Odgers (eds.), Girls' aggression: Contributing factors and intervention principles. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press (pp. 7-25).

Romero-Canyas, R., & Downey, G. (2005). Processing dynamics of rejection sensitivity. In K. Williams, J. Forgas, & W. Von Hippel (Eds.), The social outcast: Ostracism. Social exclusion, rejection and bullying. New York: Psychological Press (pp. 1331-151).

London, B., Downey, G., Bonica, C. & Paltin, I. (2007). Social causes and consequences of rejection sensitivity in adolescents. Journal of Research in Adolescence, 17, 481-506.

Kross, E., Egner, T, Ochsner, K., Hirsch, Downey, G. (2007). Neural Dynamics of rejection sensitivity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 945-956.

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