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Robert Josephs graduated with a degree in biological psychology from Cornell University in 1983. He received a master’s in psychology from the University of Washington and a Ph.D in social psychology from the University of Michigan. In 1990, he accepted a job as an assistant professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. Currently, he is a professor of psychology and an adjunct professor of psychiatry at UT Austin. He and his graduate students look at endocrine factors underlying mood and anxiety disorders, and the role of the endocrine system in Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's dementia.

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Research Output 1988 2019

An Entity Theory of Intelligence Predicts Higher Cortisol Levels When High School Grades Are Declining

Lee, H. Y., Jamieson, J. P., Miu, A. S., Josephs, R. A. & Yeager, D. S., Nov 1 2019, In : Child development. 90, 6, p. e849-e867

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intelligence
Hydrocortisone
intelligence
school grade
Students
3 Citations (Scopus)

Exogenous testosterone increases sensitivity to moral norms in moral dilemma judgements

Brannon, S. M., Carr, S., Jin, E. S., Josephs, R. & Gawronski, B., Aug 1 2019, In : Nature Human Behaviour. 3, 8, p. 856-866 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Testosterone
Theoretical Models
Steroids
Placebos
Hormones

Cortisol, Testosterone, and Prospective Risk for War-zone Stress-Evoked Depression

Cobb, A. R., Josephs, R. A., Lancaster, C. L., Lee, H. J. & Telch, M. J., Jan 1 2018, In : Military medicine. 183, 11-12, p. e535-e545 usy065.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydrocortisone
Testosterone
Hormones
Military Personnel
Biological Factors
4 Citations (Scopus)

Dual-hormone stress reactivity predicts downstream war-zone stress-evoked PTSD

Josephs, R., Cobb, A. R., Lancaster, C. L., Lee, H. J. & Telch, M., Apr 1 2017, In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 78, p. 76-84 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Hormones
Hydrocortisone
Testosterone
Military Personnel
13 Citations (Scopus)

Hormonal underpinnings of status conflict: Testosterone and cortisol are related to decisions and satisfaction in the hawk-dove game

Mehta, P. H., Lawless DesJardins, N. M., van Vugt, M. & Josephs, R. A., Jun 2017, In : Hormones and Behavior. 92, p. 141-154 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hawks
Hydrocortisone
Testosterone
Hormones
Competitive Behavior