(students in bold)


McCormick CM, Hodges TE (2017) Stress, Glucocorticoids, and Brain Development in Rodent Models. In G. Fink (Ed.) ‘Neuroendocrinology and Endocrinology: Handbook of Stress Series, Volume 2’. Elsevier, NY.

Walker CD, McCormick CM (2009) Development of the stress axis: Maternal and environmental influences.  In A. Arnold et al. (Eds), Hormones, Brain, and Behavior. 2nd edition.  Elsevier.

McCormick CM (2007) Practicing safe stress: A selective overview of the neuroscience research.  In H. Cohen and B. Stemmer (Eds.) Consciousness and Cognition: Fragments of the Mind and Brain, Elsevier.

Journal articles

93. McCormick CM, Cameron NM, Thompson MA, Cumming MJ, Hodges TE, Langett M (in press) The sexual preference of female rats is influenced by males’ adolescent social stress history and social status. Hormones and Behavior.

92. Simone JJ, McCormick CM (in press) Intracellular signalling and plasma hormone profiles associated with the expression of unconditioned and conditioned fear and anxiety in female rats. Physiology & Behavior.

91. McCormick CM, Green MR, Simone JJ (in press) Translational relevance of rodent models of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function and stressors in adolescence. Neurobiology of Stress.

90. Green MR, Nortttrodt RE, Simone JJ,  McCormick CM (2016) Glucocorticoid receptor translocation and expression of relevant genes in the hippocampus of adolescent and adult male rats Psychoneuroendocrinology. 73: 32-41.

89. Geniole SN, David JPF, Euzebio RFR, Toledo BZS, Neves AIM, McCormick CM (2016) Restoring land and mind: The benefits of an outdoor walk on mood are enhanced in a naturalized landfill area relative to its neighbouring urban area. Ecopsychology. 8: 107-120.

88. Geniole SN, MacDonell ET, McCormick CM (in press) The Point Subtraction Aggression Paradigm as a laboratory tool for investigating the neuroendocrinology of aggression and competition. Hormones and Behavior.

87. Green MR, McCormick CM (2016) Sex and stress steroids in adolescence: Gonadal regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in the rat. General and Comparative Endocrinology.

86. Simone JJ, Malivoire BL, McCormick CM (2015) Effects of CB1 receptor agonism and antagonism on behavioural fear and physiological stress responses in adult intact, ovariectomized, and estradiol-replaced female rats. Neuroscience. 306: 123-137.

85. Geniole SN, Denson TF, Dixson BJ, Carré JM, McCormick CM (2015) Evidence from meta-analyses of the facial width-to-height ratio as an evolved cue of threat. PLOS ONE. 10(7): e0132726.

84. Geniole SN, Cunningham CE, Keyes AE, Busseri MA, McCormick CM (in press). Costly retaliation is promoted by threats to resources in women and threats to status in men. Aggressive Behavior.

83. Geniole SN, McCormick CM (2015) Facing our ancestors: Judgments of aggression are consistent and related to the facial width-to-height ratio in men irrespective of beards. Evolution and Human Behavior.
82.  Hodges TE, McCormick CM (2015) Adolescent and adult rats habituate to repeated isolation, but only adolescents sensitize to partner unfamiliarity. Hormones and Behavior, 69: 16-30.

81. McCormick CM, Hodges TE, Simone JJ (2015) Peer pressures: Social instability stress in adolescence and social deficits in adulthood in an animal model. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 11: 2-11.

80. Skorska MN, Geniole SN, Vrysen BM, McCormick CM, Bogaert AF (2015) Facial structure predicts sexual orientation in men and women. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 44: 1377-1394.

79. Simone JJ, Green MR, Hodges TE, McCormick CM (2015) Differential effects of CB1 receptor agonism in behavioural tests of unconditioned and conditioned fear in adult male rats. Behavioural Brain Research. 279: 9-16.

77. Geniole SN, Molnar DS, Carré JM, McCormick CM (2014) The facial width-to-height ratio shares stronger links with judgments of aggression than with judgments of trustworthiness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 40: 1526-1541.

78. Cumming MJ, Thompson MA, McCormick CM (2014) Adolescent social instability stress increases aggression in a food competition task in adult male Long-Evans rats. Developmental Psychobiology, 56: 1575-1588.

76. Hodges TE, Green MR, Simone JJ, McCormick CM (2014) Effects of social context on endocrine function and Zif268 expression in response to an acute stressor in adolescent and adult rats. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience. 35: 25-34.

75. Geniole SN, Keyes AE, Carré JM, McCormick CM (2014) Fearless dominance mediates the relationship between the facial width-to-height ratio and cheating. Personality and Individual Differences. 57:59-64

74. Boyshyan J, Zebrowitz LA, Franklin RG, McCormick CM, Carré JM (2014) Age similarities in recognizing threat from faces and diagnostic cues. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. 69: 710-718.

73. Geniole SN, McCormick CM (2013) Taking control of aggression: Perceptions of aggression suppress the link between perceptions of masculinity and attractiveness. Evolutionary Psychology. 11:1027-1043.

72. Geniole SN, Busseri MJ, McCormick CM (2013) Testosterone dynamics and psychopathic personality traits independently predict antagonistic behaviour towards the loser of a competitive interaction. Hormones and Behavior. 64: 790-798.

71. Green MR, McCormick CM (2013) Effects of social instability stress in adolescence on long-term, not short-term, spatial memory performance. Behavioural Brain Research. 256:165-171.

69. McCormick CM, Green MR, Cameron NM, Nixon F, Levy MJ, Clark RA (2013) Deficits in male sexual behaviour in adulthood after social instability stress in adolescence in rats. Hormones and Behavior. 63, 5-12.

68. McCormick CM (2013) Watch where and how you stick pins when playing with voodoo correlations. Journal of General Psychology. 140: 1-5.

67. McCormick CM, Green MR (2013) From the stressed adolescent to the anxious and depressed adult: Investigations in rodent models. Neuroscience. 249: 242-257.

66. Green MR, McCormick CM (2013) Effects of stressors in adolescence on learning and memory in rodent models. Hormones and Behavior. 64: 364-379.

65. Green MR, Barnes B, McCormick CM (2013) Social instability stress in adolescence increases anxiety and reduces social interactions in adulthood in male Long Evans rats. Developmental Psychobiology. 55:849-859.

64. Cote KA, McCormick CM, Geniole SN, Renn RP, MacAuley S (2012) Sleep deprivation lowers reactive aggression and testosterone in men. Biological Psychology. 92:249-256.

63. Wilkin MM, Waters P, McCormick CM, Menard JL (2012) Intermittent physical stress during early- and mid-adolescence differentially alters rats’ anxiety- and depression-like behaviours in adulthood. Behavioral Neuroscience. 126:344-360.

62. Geniole SN, Keyes AE, Mondloch CJ, Carré JM, McCormick CM (2012) Facing aggression: Cues differ for male and female faces. PLoS ONE. 7(1):e30366.

61. Mathews IZ, McCormick CM (2012) Role of medial prefrontal cortex dopamine in age differences in response to amphetamine in rats: Locomotor activity after intra-mPFC injections of dopaminergic ligands. Developmental Neurobiology. 72: 1415-1421

60. McCormick CM, Thomas CM, Sheridan CS, Nixon F, Flynn JA, Mathews IZ (2012) Social instability stress in adolescent male rats alters hippocampal neurogenesis and produces a deficit in spatial location memory in adulthood. Hippocampus. 22:1300-1312.

59. Short LA, Mondloch CJ, McCormick CM, Carré JM, Ma R, Fu G, Lee K (2012) Detection of propensity for aggression based on facial structure irrespective of face race. Evolution and Human Behavior. 33: 121-129.

58. Waters P, McCormick CM (2011) Caveats of chronic exogenous corticosterone treatments in adolescent rats and effects on anxiety-like and depressive behaviour and HPA function. Biology of Mood and Anxiety Disorders. 1:4, 1-13.

57. Mathews IZ, Brudzynski SM, McCormick CM (2011) Heightened locomotor-activating effects of amphetamine administered in the nucleus accumbens in adolescent rats. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience. 29: 501-507.

56. Geniole SN, Carré JM, McCormick CM (2011) Trait and state neuroendocrine function predict costly reactive aggression in men after social exclusion. Biological Psychology. 87:135-141

55. Carré JM, McCormick CM, Hariri A (2011) The social neuroendocrinology of human aggression. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 36: 935-944.

54. Mathews IZ, Kelly H, McCormick CM (2011) Low doses of amphetamine lead to immediate and lasting locomotor sensitization in adolescent, not adult, male rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. 97:640-647.

53. Morrissey MD, Mathews IZ, McCormick CM (2011) Enduring deficits in contextual and auditory fear conditioning after adolescent, not adult, social instability stress. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 95: 46-56.

52. McCormick CM (2011) Effect of neonatal ovariectomy and estradiol treatment on corticosterone release in response to stress in adult female rats. Stress. 14:82-87.

51. Carré JM, Gilchrist J, Morrissey MD, McCormick CM (2010) Motivational and situational factors and the relationship between testosterone dynamics and human aggression during competition. Biological Psychology. 84: 343-353.

50. Carré JM, Morrissey MD, Mondloch CJ, McCormick CM (2010) Estimating aggression from emotionally neutral faces: Which facial cues are diagnostic? Perception. 39:356-377.

49.Mathews IZ, Morrissey MD, McCormick CM (2010) Individual differences in locomotor activity and amphetamine conditioned place preference in both adolescent and adult rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. 95: 63-71.

48. McCormick CM, Nixon F, Thomas C, Lowie BJ, Dyck J (2010) Hippocampal cell proliferation and spatial memory performance after social instability stress in adolescence in female rats. Behavioural Brain Research. 208: 23-29.

47. McCormick CM, Mathews IZ (2010) Adolescent development, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function, and programming of adult learning and memory. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. 34: 756-766.

46. McCormick CM, Mathews IZ, Thomas C, Waters P (2010) Investigations of HPA function and the enduring consequences of stressors in adolescence in animal models. Brain and Cognition. 72: 73-85

45. McCormick CM (2010) An animal model of social stress in adolescence and risk for drugs of abuse. Physiology and Behavior. 99: 194-203.

44. Mathews IZ, Waters P, McCormick CM (2009) Changes in acute hyporesponsiveness to amphetamine and age differences in tyrosine hydroxylase immunoreactivity in the brain over adolescence in male and female rats. Developmental Psychobiology. 51:417-428.

43. Carré JM, McCormick CM, Mondloch CJ (2009) Facial structure is a reliable cue of aggressive behavior.  Psychological Science. 20:1194-1198.

42. Carré JM, Putnam SK, McCormick CM (2009) Testosterone responses to competition predict future aggressive behaviour at a cost to reward in men.  Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34: 561-570.

41. Rosania AE, Low KG, McCormick CM, Rosania DA (2009) Stress, depression, cortisol, and periodontal disease. Journal of Periodontology. 80: 260-266.

40. Carré JM, McCormick CM (2008) In your face: Facial metrics predict behavioural aggression in the laboratory and in varsity and professional ice hockey players. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences. 275: 2651-2656.

39. Carré JM, McCormick CM (2008) Aggressive behavior and change in salivary testosterone concentrations predict willingness to engage in a competitive task.  Hormones and Behavior. 54: 403-409.

38. Mathews IZ, Wilton A, Styles A, McCormick CM (2008) Heightened neuroendocrine function in males to a heterotypic stressor and increased depressive behaviour in females after adolescent social stress in rats. Behavioural Brain Research. 190: 33-40.

37. Mathews IZ, Mills RG, McCormick CM (2008) Chronic social stress in adolescence influenced both amphetamine conditioned place preference and locomotor sensitization. Developmental Psychobiology. 50: 451-459.

36. McCormick CM, Smith C, Mathews IZ (2008) Effects of chronic social stress in adolescence on anxiety and neuroendocrine response to mild stress in male and female rats. Behavioural Brain Research. 187: 228-238.

35. Mathews IZ, McCormick CM (2007) Female and male rats in late adolescence differ from adults in amphetamine-induced locomotor activity, but not in conditioned place preference for amphetamine. Behavioural Pharmacology. 18: 641-650.

34. McCormick CM, Lewis E, Somley B, Kahan TA (2007) Individual differences in cortisol and performance on a test of executive function in men and women. Physiology and Behavior. 91: 87-94.

33. McCormick CM, Ibrahim FN (2007) Locomotor activity to nicotine and Fos immunoreactivity in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus in adolescent socially-stressed rats.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. 86: 92-102.

32. McCormick CM, Merrick A, Secen J, Helmreich DL (2007) Social instability in adolescence alters central and peripheral HPA responses to a repeated homotypic stressor in male and female rats. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 19: 116-126.

31. McCormick CM, Mathews IZ (2007) HPA function in adolescence: Role of sex hormones in its regulation and the enduring consequences of exposure to stressors. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. 86: 220-223.

30. McCormick CM, Robarts D, Kopeikina K, Kelsey JE (2005) Long-lasting, sex-and age-specific effects of social stress on locomotor responses to psychostimulants and on corticosterone responses to restraint in rats. Hormones and Behavior 48: 64-74.

29. Rosene DL, Schwager AL, Lister JP, Tonkiss J, McCormick CM, Galler JR (2004) Prenatal malnutrition in rats alters the c-Fos response of neurons in the anterior cingulate and medial prefrontal region to behavioral stress.  Nutrition Neuroscience 7: 281-289.

28. Rhodes ME, McCormick CM, Frye CA (2004) 3a,5a-THP mediates progestins’ effects to protect against adrenalectomy-induced cell death in the dentate gyrus of female and male rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior 78:505-512

27. McCormick CM, Robarts D, Gleason E, Kelsey JE (2004) Stress during adolescence enhances locomotor sensitization to nicotine in adulthood in female, but not male, rats. Hormones and Behavior 46: 458-466.

26. McCormick CM, Linkroum W, Sallinen BJ, Miller NW (2002) Peripheral and central sex steroids have differential effects on the HPA axis of male and female rats. Stress 5: 235-247.

25. McCormick CM, Kehoe P, Mallinson K, Cecchi L, Frye CA (2002) Neonatal isolation alters the effects of restraint stress on stress hormone and mesolimbic dopamine release in juvenile rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. 73: 77-85.

24. Kehoe P, Mallinson K, Bronzino J, McCormick CM (2001) Effects of prenatal protein malnutrition on neonatal CNS responsiveness to stress. Developmental Brain Research.132: 23-31

23. McCormick CM, Rioux T, Fisher R, Lang K, MacLaury K, Teillon SM (2001) Effects of neonatal corticosterone treatment on maze performance and HPA axis in juvenile rats. Physiology and Behavior 74: 371-379.

22. McCormick CM, Teillon SM (2001) Menstrual cycle variation in spatial ability: relation to salivary cortisol levels. Hormones and Behavior, 39: 29-38.

21. Kehoe P, Roy K, McCormick CM, Frye CA (2000) Central allopregnanolone is increased in rat pups in response to repeated, short episodes of neonatal isolation. Developmental Brain Research, 124:133-136.

20. Frye CA, McCormick CM (2000) The neurosteroid, 3a-androstanediol prevents inhibitory avoidance deficits and pyknotic cells in the granule layer of the dentate gyrus induced by adrenalectomy in rats. Brain Research, 855: 166-170.
19. Frye CA, McCormick CM (2000) Androgens are neuroprotective in the dentate gyrus of adrenalectomized female rats. Stress, 3:184-195.

18. McCormick CM, Mahoney EM (1999) Persistent effects of prenatal, neonatal, or adult treatment with flutamide on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress response of adult rats. Hormones and Behavior, 35: 90-101.

17. McCormick CM, Kehoe P, Kovacs S (1998) Corticosterone release in response to repeated, short episodes of neonatal isolation: Evidence of sensitization. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 16: 175-185.

16. McCormick CM, Furey BF, Child M, Sawyer MJ, Donohue SM (1998) Neonatal sex hormones have “organizational” effects on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis of male rats. Developmental Brain Research, 105: 295-307.

15. McCormick CM, McNamara M, Mukhopadhyay S, Kelsey JE (1997) Acute replacement with corticosterone reinstates performance on spatial and nonspatial memory tasks three-months after adrenalectomy despite degeneration in the dentate gyrus. Behavioral Neuroscience, 111: 518-531.

14. McCormick CM, Witelson SF (1997) The merging of biological and social interpretations of sex differences in behavior (Book Review). Archives of Sexual Behavior, 26: 93-97.

13. Frye CA, McCormick CM, Coopersmith C, Erskine MS (1996) Effects of paced and nonpaced mating stimulation on plasma progesterone, 3a- Diol, and corticosterone. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 21: 431-349.

12. Smythe JW, McCormick CM, Meaney MJ (1996) Median eminence corticotrophin-releasing-hormone (CRH) content following prenatal stress and neonatal handling. Brain Research Bulletin, 40: 195-199.

11. Child M, Low KG, McCormick CM, Cocciarella A (1996) Personal advertisements of male-to-female transsexuals, homosexual men and heterosexuals. Sex Roles, 34: 447-455.

10. McCormick CM, Singh P (1996) Hemispheric asymmetry in progestin receptor levels and sexual behavior in female rats. Physiology and Behavior, 59: 349-354.

9. McCormick CM, Smythe JW, Sharma S, Meaney MJ (1995) Sex-specific effects of prenatal stress on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal responses to stress and brain glucocorticoid receptor density in adult rats. Developmental Brain Research, 84: 55-61.

8. McCormick CM, Smythe JW, Beers D (1994) Sex differences in Type I corticosteroid receptor binding in selective brain areas of rats. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 746: 431-433.

7. Shanks N, McCormick CM, Meaney MJ (1994) Sex differences in HPA responding to endotoxin challenge in the neonate: reversal by gonadectomy.  Developmental Brain Research, 79: 260-266.

6. Smythe JW, McCormick CM, Rochford J, Meaney MJ (1994) The interaction between prenatal stress and neonatal handling on nociceptive response latencies in male and female rats. Physiology & Behavior, 55: 971-974.

5. McCormick CM, Witelson SF (1994) Functional cerebral asymmetry in homosexual men and women. Behavioral Neuroscience. 108: 525-531.

4. Meaney MJ, Bhatnagar S, Laroque S, McCormick CM, Shanks N, Sharma S, Smythe J, Viau V, Plotsky PM (1993) Individual differences in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress response and the hypothalamic CRF system. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 697:70-85.

3. McCormick CM, Witelson SF (1991) A cognitive profile of homosexual men compared to heterosexual men and women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 16: 459-473.

2. McCormick CM, Witelson SF, Kingstone E (1990) Left-handedness in male and female homosexuals: Neuroendocrine implications. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 15: 59-78.

1. McCormick CM, Maurer DM (1988) Unimanual hand preferences in six-month-olds: Consistency and relation to familial handedness.  Infant Behavior and Development, 11: 21-29.