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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 2018

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., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Child Development.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

school grade
1 Citations

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.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Military Personnel
7 Citations

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., Jun 1 2017, In : Hormones and Behavior. 92, p. 141-154 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Competitive Behavior
3 Citations

Sex differences in cortisol's regulation of affiliative behavior

Sherman, G. D., Rice, L. K., Jin, E. S., Jones, A. C. & Josephs, R. A., Jun 1 2017, In : Hormones and Behavior. 92, p. 20-28 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sex Characteristics

Acute and chronic physiological consequences of social rejection

Jin, E. S. & Josephs, R., Jan 1 2016, Ostracism, Exclusion, and Rejection. Taylor and Francis, p. 81-94 14 p.

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Social Distance