Publications :: B.M. Hughes

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Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Creaven, A.-M., & Hughes, B.M. (2012). "Cardiovascular responses to mental activation of social support schemas". International Journal of Psychophysiology, 84, 113-119.
Howard, S., & Hughes, B.M. (2012). "Construct, concurrent, and discriminant validity of Type D personality in the general population: Associations with anxiety, depression, stress, and cardiac output". Psychology and Health, 27(2), 242-258.
Higgins, N. & Hughes, B.M. (2012) "Individual differences in the impact of attentional bias training on cardiovascular responses to stress in women", Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 25, pp. 381-395.
Howard, S., & Hughes, B. M. (2012) "Benefit of social support for resilience-building is contingent on social context: Examining cardiovascular adaptation to recurrent stress in women". Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 25, pp. 411-423.
James, J. E., Douglas Gregg, M. E., Matyas, T. A., Hughes, B. M., & Howard, S. (2012) "Stress reactivity and the hemodynamic profile-compensation deficit (HP-CD) model of blood pressure regulation". Biological Psychology, 90, pp. 161-170.
Kola, S., Walsh, J. C., Hughes, B. M., & Howard, S. (2012). "Attention focus, trait anxiety, and pain perception in patients undergoing colposcopy". European Journal of Pain, 16, pp. 890-900.
Howard, S., Hughes, B.M. & James, J. E. (2011). "Type D Personality and Hemodynamic Reactivity to Laboratory Stress in Women". International Journal of Psychophysiology, 80, 96-102.
Hughes, B. M., Howard, S., James, J. E. & Higgins, N. M. (2011). "Individual Differences in Adaptation of Cardiovascular Responses to Stress". Biological Psychology, 86, 129–136.
Phillips, A.C., Hughes, B.M. (2011) "Cardiovascular Reactivity at a Crossroads: Where Are We Now?" Biological Psychology, 86, 95-97.
Devlin, S., Healy, O., Leader, G. & Hughes, B.M. (2011). "Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of challenging behavior". Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(10), 1303-1310.
Healy, O., Hughes, B. M., Leader, G., & Devlin, S. (2011). Response re: "Comparison of Behavioral Intervention and Sensory-Integration Therapy in the Treatment of Challenging Behavior". Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(10), 1439-1441.
Hughes, B.M. & Higgins, N.M. (2010) "Habituation-sensitization of cardiovascular reactivity to repeated stress in smokers and non-smokers: An anthropometrically matched trial". International Journal of Psychophysiology, 76(1), 34-39.
Kaptein, A.A., Hughes, B.M.,Scharloo, M., Hondebrink, N.V. & Langeveld, T.P.M (2010) "Psychological aspects of adductor spasmodic dysphonia: A prospective population-controlled questionnaire study". Clinical Otolaryngology, 35(1), 31-38.
Schallmayer, S. & Hughes, B.M. (2010) "Impact of oral contraception and neuroticism on cardiovascular stress reactivity across the menstrual cycle". Psychology, Health & Medicine, 15(1), 105-115.
Conneely, S. & Hughes, B.M. (2010). "Test Anxiety and Sensitivity to Social Support Among College Students: Effects on Salivary Cortisol". Cognition, Brain, Behavior, 14, 95-310.
O’Donovan, A., Hughes, B.M., Slavich, G. M., Lynch, L., Cronin, M. T., O’Farrelly, C. & Malone, K. M. (2010). "Clinical anxiety, cortisol and interleukin-6: Evidence for specificity in emotion–biology relationships". Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 24, 1074-1077.
Ferguson, E.; Williams, L.; O’Connor, R.; Howard, S.; Hughes, B.M.; Johnston, D.W.; Allan, J. L.; O’Connor, D.B.; Lewis, C.A.; Grealy, M.A.; O’Carroll, R.E. (2009) 'A taxometric analysis of Type-D personality'. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71(9),pp. 981-986.
Hughes, B.M. & Howard, S. (2009) "Social support reduces resting cardiovascular function in women". Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 22(5), 537-548.
Hughes, B.M. (2008) “Social Support in Ordinary Life and Laboratory Measures of Cardiovascular Reactivity: Gender Differences in Habituation-Sensitization”. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 34(2), 166-176.
O'Donovan, A. & Hughes, B.M. (2008) "Factors that moderate the effects of social support on cardiovascular reactivity to stress". International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 8(1), 85-102.
Hughes, B.M. and O’Donovan, A. (2008) “Social Support and Loneliness in College Students: Effects on Pulse Pressure Reactivity to Acute Stress”. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(4), 523-528.
Hughes, B.M. et al. (2008) “Type D Personality Mechanism of Effect: The Role of Health-Related Behaviour and Social Support”. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 64(1), 63-69.

Non Peer Reviewed Publications

Hughes, B.M. (2012). Complementary medicine: Help or hindrance? Modern Medicine, February.

Book Chapters

Pal, S. & Hughes, B. M. (2011). "A cross-cultural questionnaire survey of job stress, psychosocial work environment and work-family conflict as predictors of subjective well-being and physical health: Comparing Norwegian and Indian Nurses". In: Kumar, S. A., Kumar, I. & Srivastava, A. (eds.) Challenges of the twenty-first century: A trans-disciplinary perspective. Noida, India: Macmillan.
Verrier, D.B., Hughes, B.M. (2011) "Spirituality and Schizotypy: How Personality Can Influence Beliefs and Experience". In O. Cosgrove, L. Cox, C. Kuhling, & P. Mulholland (Eds.), Ireland’s new religious movements. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 165-175.
Hughes, B.M. (2009) "Stress, Social Support, and Blood Pressure: Worktime-Downtime Distinctions". In: A. Antoniou, C. L. Cooper, G. Chrousos, C. D. Spielberger, & M. W. Eysenck (Eds.); Handbook of Managerial Behaviour and Occupational Health. Edward Elgar, pp. 413-426.
Hughes, B.M. & Creaven, A.-M. (2008) "Achieving greater theoretical sophistication in research on socially supportive interactions and health". In Columbus, F. eds 'Social interactions in the 21st century'. New York: Nova Science Press (in press).
Hughes, B.M. (2008) "Evidence-based helping: Dispositional, situational, and temporal parameters of social support". In Buchwald, P. et al.eds. 'Stress and anxiety: Application to lifespan development and health promotion'. Berlin: Logos Verlag.
Hughes, B.M. (2008) "Stress, social support, and blood pressure: Worktime-downtime distinctions". In Antoniou, A. et al eds. 'Handbook of occupational health psychology and medicine'. London:Elsevier.

Book Reviews

Hughes, B.M., Lee, E.M., McDonagh, L.K., O’Leary, É.D., & Higgins, N.M. (2012). "Review of the book Handbook of Adult Resilience, by J. W. Reich, A. J. Zautra, & J. S. Hall (Eds.)", Journal of Positive Psychology, 7, 155-158.

Conference Papers

Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2012). "Trait anxiety and patterns of normative blood pressure functioning using a self-monitoring protocol". 70th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Athens, Greece, March.
Higgins, N. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2012). "Threat-related attentional bias and individual differences in psychophysiological responding to stress". 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, September.
Higgins, N. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2012). "Attentional bias to emotional faces and individual differences in psychophysiological responding to stress". 33rd International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Mallorca, Spain, July.
Lee, E.M. & Hughes, B.M. (2012). "Cardiovascular reactivity to social and asocial stress: The association with trait dominance". 33rd International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Mallorca, Spain, July.
Creaven, A-M. & Hughes, B. M. (2011). "Personality and perceived social support: Overlap in measurement and associations with resting cardiovascular function". STAR 2011: 32nd World Conference on Stress and Anxiety Research, Münster, Germany, July.
Creaven, A-M. & Hughes, B. M. (2011). "Blood pressure responses to internal representations of support provision". Psychology, Health and Medicine, 8th Annual Conference of the PSI Division of Health Psychology Galway, April
Creaven, A-M. & Hughes, B. M. (2011). "Individual differences in need for social support predict cardiovascular reactivity to support transactions". C-SPI 2011: 2nd Conference on Social Psychology in Ireland, Limerick, April.
Higgins, N.M. & Hughes, B.M. (2011). "Biased attention to emotional stimuli and cardiovascular adaptation to stress: the role of individual differences". STAR 2011: 32nd World Conference on Stress and Anxiety Research, Münster, Germany, July.
Higgins, N.M. & Hughes, B.M. (2011) "Individual differences in psycho-physiological tolerance of acute stress following attentional bias training in women". Cardiovascular stress reactivity - Antecedents and Consequences, Birmingham, UK, June.
Hughes, B. M. (2011). Keynote lecture: "Cardiovascular responses to recurrent stress: Individual differences and aetiological implications". Cardiovascular stress reactivity - Antecedents and Consequences, Birmingham, UK, June.
Hughes, B. M. (2011). Keynote lecture: "Cardiovascular responses to recurrent stress: Individual differences and aetiological implications". Cardiovascular stress reactivity - Antecedents and Consequences, Birmingham, UK, June.
Hughes, B. M. (2011). "Psychosocial moderators of mental health and immunity in familial caregiver Implications for family outcomes". C-SPI 2011: 2nd Conference on Social Psychology in Ireland, Limerick, April.
Hughes, B. M. & Howard, S. (2011). "Benefit of perceived social support for building resilience is contingent on social context of stress". STAR 2011: 32nd World Conference on Stress and Anxiety Research, Münster, Germany, April.
Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2011). "Influence of hostility on activity-related diurnal variations in blood pressure". STAR 2011: 32nd World Conference on Stress and Anxiety Research, Münster, Germany, July.
Higgins, N. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2011). "Biased attention to emotional stimuli and cardiovascular adaptation to stressors: Implicating anxiety in disease pathways". 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, US, March.
Pal, S. & Hughes, B. M. (2011). "Individual differences in impact of sleep loss on cardiovascular adaptation to stress". 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, US, March.
Hughes, B. M. & Howard, S. (2011). "Repressive coping, Type D personality, and cardiovascular adaptation to recurrent stress". Fifth International Conference on the (Non-)Expression of Emotion in Health and Illness, Tilburg, Netherlands, October.
Higgins, N. & Hughes, B. M. (2011). "Emotional lability and biased attention to emotional stimuli: The influence of attentional bias training and individual differences on psychophysiological tolerance of acute stress in women". Fifth International Conference on the (Non-)Expression of Emotion in Health and Illness, Tilburg, Netherlands, October.
Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2012). "Physiological consequences of neuroticism: A self-monitoring study". Fifth International Conference on the (Non-)Expression of Emotion in Health and Illness, Tilburg, Netherlands, October.
Creaven ,A-M., Skowron, E.A., Howard, S., & Hughes, B.M. (2010) (NUIG) Patterns of physiological congruence between mothers and their pre-school children: Evidence for stress-contagion phenomena among maltreating parents 7th Annual Conference of the PSI Division of Health Psychology, Dublin, March 2010 Oral Presentation
Hughes, B.M., Skowron E.A., Howard S., Creaven A-M. (2010) "Elevated HR and reduced RSA in socio-economically disadvantaged mothers: Implications for stress processes and physical health". 7th Annual Conference of the PSI Division of Health Psychology, Dublin, March. Oral Presentation
Lee, E., & Hughes, B.M. (2010) "Temporal differences in cardiovascular functioning and depression: A self-monitoring study". 7th Annual Conference of the PSI Division of Health Psychology, Dublin, March. Oral Presentation
Pal, S. & Hughes, B. M. (2010). "A cross-cultural questionnaire survey of job stress, psychosocial work environment, and work-family conflict as predictors of subjective well-being and physical health". International Conference on Demography, Culture, and Marketing, Bhubaneswar, India, December.
Hughes, B.M. & Howard, S. (2009) "Type D personality, gender, and habituation-sensitization of cardiovascular response to stress". 6th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland Division of Health Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, June.
Hughes, B.M. & Howard, S. (2009) "Implicating a stress-related psycho-physiological mechanism in the link between Type D personality and cardiovascular health". 30th International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Semmelweiss University, Budapest, July.
Hughes, B.M. et al. (2009) "Impact of laboratory-based social support on cardiovascular reactivity to stress is contingent on recipients’ support in ordinary life". 30th International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Semmelweiss University, Budapest, July.
Hughes, B.M. & Doyle, F. et al. (2009) "Do the traits of negative affectivity and social inhibition (type D personality) have an ‘order’ across populations? A Mokken scaling approach". 6th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland Division of Health Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, June.
Hughes, B.M. (2008) "Social Support in Ordinary Life and Cardiovascular Adaptation to Laboratory Stress". Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Bath.
Hughes, B.M., Howard, S. et al. (2008) “Type D Personality and Health-Related Behaviour in a Republic of Ireland Sample: Possible Mechanisms of Effect and Comparison”. Psychology, Health, & Medicine 2008, Annual Conference of the Division of Health Psychology of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Derry.
Hughes, B.M. (2008) “The Discrepant Repressor Revisited: Cognitive and Social Formulations for Understanding Emotion Regulation and Health”. The (Non-)Expression of Emotion in Health and Illness Fourth International Conference. Tilburg, Netherlands.
Hughes, B.M. (2008) “Repression, Social Interaction, and Gender-Specific Cardiovascular Responses to Stress”. The (Non-)Expression of Emotion in Health and Illness Fourth International Conference. Tilburg, Netherlands.
Hughes, B.M., O’Donovan, A. et al. (2008) "Social Support, Affectivity, and Heart Disease Pathogenesis". 29th International Conference on Stress and Anxiety Research.

Other

Hughes, B. M. (2011). "Keynote lecture: Cardiovascular responses to recurrent stress: Individual differences and aetiological implications". Cardiovascular stress reactivity - Antecedents and Consequences, Birmingham, UK, June.
Hughes, B. M. (2011). "The Babel Fish dilemma: Talking science with non-scientists". Irish Skeptics Society Public Lecture Series, Dublin, April.
Phillips, A. C., Hughes, B. M. (Eds.) (2011); Cardiovascular Reactivity at a Crossroads: Where are we now? Special Issue of ‘Biological Psychology’, Volume 86, ISSN 0301-0511 (February)
Creaven, A.-M. & Hughes, B. M. (2011). Conference Poster: "Socially relevant traits are more predictive of cardiovascular stress responses than perceived social support". 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, US, March.
Lee, E. M. & Hughes, B. M. (2011). Conference poster: "Influence of hostility on activity-related diurnal variations in blood pressure". 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society San Antonio, US, March.
Hughes, B. M. (2011). "Can you have an illness-prone personality?". The Bigger Picture Festival of Ideas, NUI Galway, October.
Hughes, B. M. (2011). "How does stress cause heart-disease? Evaluating the reactivity hypothesis". Research Seminar Programme, Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, UK, November.
Hughes, B. M. (2011). "The science of misunderstanding: How our brains are programmed to make mistakes". Cork Skeptics Public Lecture Series, Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork, November.
Hughes, B. M. (2010); Response to Friedman and Krippner. PsycCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology--APA Review of Books, 55 (44).
Hughes, B. M. (2010) "Restoring personality and social factors to behavioural research on health". Seminar Series, Department of Psychology, University of Limerick, December.
Hughes, B.M. (2008) “Making Sense of Miracle Cures: How Psychology Makes Alternative Medicine 'work'", Departmental Research Seminar Series. Department of Psychology, Goldsmith’s, University of London.
Hughes, B.M. (2008) “Social Support in Ordinary Life and Cardiovascular Reactivity in Laboratories”. Departmental Seminar Series. Department of Psychology (at Guy’s), King’s College London.
Hughes, B.M. (2008) "Social Support, Gender, and Cardiovascular Habituation-Sensitization to Stress". Departmental Seminar Series. Department of Epidemiology, University College London.
Hughes, B.M. (2008) “On the Outside, on the Inside: Gender-Specific Effects of Life Social Support on Laboratory Blood Pressure”. Departmental Research Seminar Series. Department of Psychology, University of Westminster.
 
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