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Greg J. Norman Office: Green Hall 414 Phone: (773) 834-1026 Email Interests:

Social neuroscience; psychophysiology; behavioral endocrinology; behavioral genetics

Associate Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Graduate Studies

Greg J. Norman joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Psychology with a secondary appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. He received bachelor degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from The Ohio State University in 2007. He entered graduate school at Ohio State where he worked in the laboratories of A. Courtney DeVries and Gary G. Berntson and received his Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in behavioral neuroscience in 2010. His graduate research primarily focused on understanding the physiological processes underlying the relationship between social interaction and health outcomes using both animal models and human participants. Following graduate school he worked as a post-doctoral research scholar in the laboratory of John T. Cacioppo at The University of Chicago where he continued his research in the field of social neuroscience.


Recent Research / Recent Publications

Selected Publications

Norman, G.J., Hawkley, L., Luhmann, M., Ball, A.B., Cole, S.W., Berntson, G.G., Cacioppo, J.T. (2012). Variation in the oxytocin receptor gene influences neurocardiac stress reactivity to social stress and HPA function: A population based study. Hormones and Behavior, 61(1), 134-139.

Norman, G.J., Hawkley, L.C., Cole, S.W., Berntson, G.G., & Cacioppo, J.T. (2012). Social neuroscience: The social brain, oxytocin, and health, Social Neuroscience, 7, 1, 18-29.

Norman, G. J., Cacioppo, J.T., Morris, J.S., Karelina, K., Malarkey, W.B., DeVries, A.C., Berntson, G.G (2011). Selective influences of oxytocin on the evaluative processing of social stimuli. Psychopharmacology, 25(10), 1313-1319.

Norman, G. J., Cacioppo, J.T., Morris, J.S., Malarkey, W.B., Berntson, G.G, DeVries, A.C. (2011). Oxytocin increases autonomic cardiac control: Moderation by loneliness. Biological Psychology, 86(3), 174-80.

Berntson, G. G., Norman, G.J., Bechara, A., Tranel,D., Cacioppo, J.T. (2011). The insula and evaluative processes. Psychological Science, 22(1), 80-86.

Norman, G.J., Norris, C.J., Gollan, J., Ito, T.A., Hawkley, L.C., Hawkley, L.C., Larsen, J.T., Cacioppo, J.T., Berntson, G.G. (2011). The Neurobiology of evaluative bivalence. Emotion Review 3(3), 349–359.

Norman, G. J., Cacioppo, J.T., Berntson, G.G. (2010). Social neuroscience of motivation & health. In J. Decety, & Cacioppo, J.T. (Ed.), The Handbook of Social Neuroscience: Oxford University Press.

Norman, G. J., Karelina, K., Zhang, N., Walton, J.C., Morris, J.S., DeVries, A.C. (2010). Stress and IL-1β contribute to the development of depressive-like behavior following peripheral nerve injury. Molecular Psychiatry. 15(4), 404-414.

Norman, G. J., Berntson, G.G., Morris, J.S., Karelina, K. Zhang, N., Weil, Z.M., DeVries, A.C. (2010). Social isolation exacerbates autonomic, inflammatory and behavior responses to global cerebral ischemia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U S A, 107(37) 16342-16347.

Norman, G. J., Karelina, K., Morris, J.S., Zhang, N., Cochran, M., DeVries, A.C. (2010). Social Interaction Prevents the Development of Depressive-Like Behavior Post Nerve Injury in Mice: A Potential Role for Oxytocin. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72(6), 519-526.

Norman, G. J., Cacioppo, J.T., Berntson, G.G. (2010). Social neuroscience. WIREs Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science 1(1), 60-68. Norman, G. J., Devries, A.C., Cacioppo, J.T., Berntson, G.G. (2010). Multilevel analysis of stress. In R. J. Contrada, & Baum, A. (Ed.), Handbook of Stress Science: Psychology, Biology, and Health. Springer Publishing Company.

Karelina, K., Norman, G. J., Zhang, N., Morris, J. S., Peng, H., & DeVries, A. C. (2009). Social isolation alters neuroinflammatory response to stroke. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U S A, 106(14), 5895-5900.