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Potential neural embedding of parental social standing.

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Gianaros, PJ; Horenstein, JA; Hariri, AR; Sheu, LK; Manuck, SB; Matthews, KA; Cohen, S
Published in: Social cognitive and affective neuroscience
June 2008

Socioeconomic disadvantage during childhood and adolescence predicts poor mental and physical health and premature death by major medical diseases in adulthood. However, the neural pathways through which socioeconomic factors may exert a developmental influence on health and longevity remain largely unknown. This fMRI study provides novel evidence of a unique relationship between the perception that one's parents had a relatively low social standing--a putative indicator of early socioeconomic disadvantage--and greater amygdala reactivity to threatening facial expressions. This relationship was not explained by several possible confounders, including sex, ethnicity, dispositional emotionality, symptoms of depression and anxiety, parental education and participants' perceptions of their own social standing. The amygdala expresses marked developmental plasticity and plays instrumental roles in processing emotional information, regulating emotion-related behaviors and orchestrating biobehavioral stress responses throughout life. Thus, these findings may provide insight into the neurodevelopmental pathways impacting socioeconomic disparities in health.

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Published In

Social cognitive and affective neuroscience

DOI

EISSN

1749-5024

ISSN

1749-5016

Publication Date

June 2008

Volume

3

Issue

2

Start / End Page

91 / 96

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Social Perception
  • Social Class
  • Self Concept
  • Reference Values
  • Parents
  • Male
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Humans
 

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Gianaros, P. J., Horenstein, J. A., Hariri, A. R., Sheu, L. K., Manuck, S. B., Matthews, K. A., & Cohen, S. (2008). Potential neural embedding of parental social standing. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 3(2), 91–96. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsn003
Gianaros, Peter J., Jeffrey A. Horenstein, Ahmad R. Hariri, Lei K. Sheu, Stephen B. Manuck, Karen A. Matthews, and Sheldon Cohen. “Potential neural embedding of parental social standing.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 3, no. 2 (June 2008): 91–96. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsn003.
Gianaros PJ, Horenstein JA, Hariri AR, Sheu LK, Manuck SB, Matthews KA, et al. Potential neural embedding of parental social standing. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. 2008 Jun;3(2):91–6.
Gianaros, Peter J., et al. “Potential neural embedding of parental social standing.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, vol. 3, no. 2, June 2008, pp. 91–96. Epmc, doi:10.1093/scan/nsn003.
Gianaros PJ, Horenstein JA, Hariri AR, Sheu LK, Manuck SB, Matthews KA, Cohen S. Potential neural embedding of parental social standing. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. 2008 Jun;3(2):91–96.
Journal cover image

Published In

Social cognitive and affective neuroscience

DOI

EISSN

1749-5024

ISSN

1749-5016

Publication Date

June 2008

Volume

3

Issue

2

Start / End Page

91 / 96

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Social Perception
  • Social Class
  • Self Concept
  • Reference Values
  • Parents
  • Male
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Humans