Bruce Friedman

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Faculty, Department of Psychology
Faculty, Biological Psychology
Faculty, Mind-Body Lab
Office Hours
Summer 2019: by appointment
Office Address
221 Williams Hall
Office Phone
Research Center/Lab
Curriculum Vitae
Short Bio
1992 Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
1989 M.S. in Experimental Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
1985 B.A. in Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Interests
  • Psychophysiology of anxiety, emotion, and personality
  • Analysis of heart rate variability and autonomic nervous system activity
  • Mind-Body interactions and health
Recent Courses Taught
  • 6954 - Emotion, Stress, & Health
  • 6954 - Polyvagal theory
  • 6954 - Biopsychology of Emotion
  • 5294 - Psychophysiology
  • 4064 - Physiological Psychology
  • 4014 - History and Systems in Psychology
  • 2064 - Nervous Systems and Behavior
  • 2054 - Psychology of Personality
Select Publications
  • Grant, S. S., Huskey, A., Faunce, J. A., & Friedman, B. H. (in press). Negative memory biases in health and psychiatric disorders. To appear in T. Aue & H. Okon-Singer (Eds.), Cognitive biases in health and psychiatric disorders. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.
  • Pace-Schott, E.F., Amole, M., Aue, T., Balconi, M., Bylsma, L.M., Critchley, H., Demaree, H.A., Friedman, B.H., Gooding, A.E.K., Gosseries, O., Jovanovic, T., Kirby, L.A.J., Kozlowska, K., Laureys, S., Lowe, L., Magee, K., Marin, M-F., Merner, A., Robinson J.L., Smith, R.C., Spangler. D., Van Overveld, M., VanElzakker, M.B. (2019). Physiological feelings. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 103, 267-304. https://doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.05.002 (co-author listing based on alphabetical order)
  • Patriquin, M.A., Hartwig, E.M., Friedman, B.H., & Porges, S.W., & Scarpa, A. (2019). Autonomic response in autism spectrum disorder: Relationship to social and cognitive functioning. Biological Psychology.145, 185-197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2019.05.004
  • Grant, S.S., Magruder, K.P., & Friedman, B.H. (2018). Controlling for caffeine in cardiovascular research: A critical review. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 133, 193-201. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2018.07.001
  • Condy, E.E., Scarpa, A., & Friedman, B.H. (2017). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia predicts restricted repetitive behavior severity. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 2795–2804. doi:10.1007/s10803-017-3193-2
  • McGinley, J.J., & Friedman, B.H. (2017). Autonomic specificity in emotion: The induction method matters. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 18, 48–57.
  • Spangler, D.P., & Friedman, B.H. (2017). A little goes a long way: Low working memory load is associated with optimal distractor inhibition and increased vagal control under anxiety. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 1-15.
  • Yang, X., & Friedman, B.H. (2017). Individual differences in behavioral activation and cardiac vagal control influence affective startle modification. Physiology & Behavior, 172, 3-11.
  • Yang, X., Jennings, J.R., & Friedman, B.H. (2017) Exteroceptive stimuli override interoceptive state in reaction time control. Psychophysiology, 54, 1940-1950. DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12958
  • Allen, B., & Friedman, B.H. (2016). Threatening the heart and mind of gender stereotypes: can imagined contact influence the physiology of stereotype threat? Psychophysiology, 53, 105-112.
  • Thayer, J.F., Sollers, J.J., Friedman, B.H., & Koenig, J. (2016). Gender differences in the relationship between resting heart rate variability and 24-hour blood pressure variability. Blood Pressure, 25, 58-62.
  • McGinley, J.J., & Friedman, B.H. (2015). Autonomic responses to lateralized cold pressor and facial cooling tasks. Psychophysiology, 52, 416-424.
  • Spangler, D.P., & Friedman, B.H. (2015). Effortful control and resiliency exhibit different patterns of cardiac autonomic control. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 96, 95–103.
  • Friedman, B.H., Stephens, C.L., & Thayer, J.F. (2014). Redundancy analysis of autonomic and self-reported responses to induced emotions. Biological Psychology, 98, 19-28.
  • Patriquin, M.A., Scarpa, A., & Friedman, B.H. (2013). Physiological assessment. In B.D. McLeod, A. Jensen-Doss, & T.H. Ollendick (Eds.), Diagnostic and behavioral assessment in children and adolescents (pp. 219-239). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  • Patriquin, M.A., Scarpa, A., Friedman, B.H., & Porges, S.W. (2013). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia: A marker for positive social functioning and receptive language skills in children with autism spectrum disorders. Developmental Psychobiology, 55, 101-112.
  • Allen, B., & Friedman, B.H. (2012). Positive emotion reduces dyspnea during slow paced breathing. Psychophysiology, 49, 690-696.
  • Friedman, B.H. (2010). Feelings and the body: The Jamesian perspective on autonomic specificity of emotion. Biological Psychology, 84, 383-393.
  • Friedman, B.H., & Kreibig, S.D. (2010). The biopsychology of emotion: Current theoretical, empirical, and methodological perspectives. Biological Psychology, 84, 381-382.
  • Stephens, C.L., Christie, I.C., & Friedman, B.H. (2010). Autonomic specificity of basic emotions: evidence from pattern classification and cluster analysis. Biological Psychology, 84, 463-473.
  • Vella, E.J., & Friedman, B.H. (2009). Hostility and anger-in: Cardiovascular reactivity and recovery to mental arithmetic stress. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 72, 253-259.