Theories of Personality and Emotion (HPSC 668)

Personality has been defined as the coherent patterning of affective, behavior, cognition, and desires/goals over time and space.  This course will focus on theories of individual coherence and how they predict affective function and dysfunction in individuals.  Methodology and current findings from various perspectives will be examined.   Controversies that have existed in the field will be elucidated and resolutions examined.  Although broad theories will be elucidated, the focus is on current directions in the fields of personality and affective science.

NOTE:  I have placed articles up for each week.  There are too many articles to read, and I am aware of this.  As a class, we will decide from these articles which are "required" and which are "recommended" readings.  During weeks where we have a reading from "The Handbook," the chapter from John, Richards, and Pervin ([JRP]) will ALWAYS be required (no additional notation, such as (REQ) follows the [JRP] chapter, but it is still required) .  All of the readings for Week 1 will be required.  All readings for weeks with less than five options are up for discussion.

The articles that will be presented by presenters each week appear in BOLD.  The names of the presenters for each week appear in parentheses after the week (there may be changes in the groups with only two people -- those groups may merge or have another person added).

The other required articles for the week will have the (REQin red after it.  You are required to read the articles presented as well as the other (REQ) articles.

  • John, O. P., Richards, R. W., & Pervin, L. A. (Eds.) (2008). Handbook of personality: Theory and research.  (3rd. ed.). New York: Guilford Press.
Week 1 - Introduction to Personality and Emotion (11/14)
  • Barenbaum, N. B., & Winter, D. B. (2008). History of modern personality theory and research. In O. P John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.). Handbook of personality: Theory and research. (3rd. ed.). (pp. 3-28). New York: Guilford Press. [JRP - Ch. 1]
  • Revelle, W., & Scherer, K. R. (2009). Personality and emotion. In D. Sanders & K. Schere (Eds.)., Handbook of personality and affective science (pp. 304-305). New YorkOxford University Press. (Revelle's preprint; Miller's scan of the book)  (REQ)
  • Funder, D. C. (2001). Personality. Annual Review of Psychology, 52, 197-221. (pdf)  (REQ)
  • Clore, G.L. & Robinson, M.D. (2012). Five new ideas about emotion and their implications for social-personality psychology. In K. Deaux & M. Snyder (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology (pp. 315-336). Oxford: Oxford University Press. (pdf)  (REQ)
  • James, W. (1884). What is an emotion? Mind, 9, 188-205. (link)  (REQ)
  • Ekman, P. (1999). Basic emotions. In T. Dalgleish and M. Power (Eds.), Handbook of cognition and emotion. (pp. 45-60).  Sussex, U.K.: Wiley. (pdf)  (REQ)
  • Lecture
Week 2 (10/21) 
  • No Class - Thanksgiving (the links here are simply things we've discussed that people have found interesting)
    • This interesting piece relating to class came out in the New York Times on Tuesday, November 27
    • Photo -- My caption:  "By the world, we could mean one's own world -- one's personality, no?"
    • Link to a TED Talk about how your body language shapes who you are
    • Bach, P, & Hayes, S. C. (2002). The use of acceptance and commitment therapy to prevent the rehospitalization of psychotic patients: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70(5), 1129-1139. (pdf)
    • For drama, push button
    • The lack of granularity might be thought of as mush.  Here's an article about depression and emotional mush.
    • A link to a Washington Post article on the Myers-Briggs.  They're good to point out the limitations, but some say that they give the test too much credit.  Despite its lousy psychometric properties, it is used.
    • link to a personality measure that will give you a detailed report of your personality
    • A link to the video of the "anxiety" induction I mentioned in class on 1/2/13
    • THIS Science paper published the first week of 2013 has been getting a TON of press (mostly positive, though see this).  It's on personality and emotion.
    • A link to the Project Implicit web site, where you can take your own tests
    • A link to the "fake person" I talked about in class with regards to implicit research.
    • A link to the University of Connecticut page on how Rotter is relevant today from August 7, 2012
    • A link to the Bandura talk for MPA
    • A Mischel lecture at the American Association for Arts and Science
    • A picture of me with the actual Bobo doll 
    • A link to the Bobo doll experiment video
    • An link to a Chronicle of Higher Education article about priming controversies
    • Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman Science link on priming
    • A conference this summer in Ann Arbor, Michigan (about 5 hour drive) where Randy Nesse will be speaking...there's lots of student support.
    • The NEO-PI Manual
    • Photo of Revelle explaining why models of the Big Five don't always work in a confirmatory factor analytic framework and explaining alternative fit statistics
    • An interesting link about how mood data is being collected sent to me after class was done

Week 3 - The Person-Situation Debate:  Theory (11/28) (Ali Buchhloz, Kristen Klipfel, Andrea Wojtowicz - Slides)

  • Funder, D. C. (2008). Persons, situations, and person-situation interactions.  In O. P John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.). Handbook of personality: Theory and research. (3rd. ed.). (pp. 568-582). New York: Guilford Press.  [JRP - Ch. 22]
  • Funder, D. C. (2006). Towards a resolution of the personality triad: Persons, situations, and behaviors. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 21-34. (pdf)
  • Mischel, W. (1973). Toward a cognitive social learning reconceptualization of personality. Psychological Review, 80, 252-283. (pdf)
  • Bem, D. J., & Allen, A. (1974). On predicting some of the people some of the time: The search for cross-situational consistencies in behavior. Psychological Review, 81, 506-520. (pdf)  (REQ)
  • Mischel, W., & Peake, P. K. (1982). Beyond deja vu in the search for cross-situational consistency. Psychological Review, 89, 730-755. (pdf)
  • Mischel, W., Shoda, Y., & Mendoza-Denton, R. (2002). Situation-behavior profiles as a locus of consistency in personality. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 50-54.(pdf)
  • Kenrick, D. T., & Funder, D. C. (1988). Profiting from controversy:  Lessons from the person-situation debate. American Psychologist, 43, 23-34. (pdf)
  • Pervin, L.A. (2002).  Am I me or am I the situation?  Where we stand in relation to the person-situation controversy.  In Current Controversies and Issues in Personality, 3rd Edition (pp. 55-78).  New York:  Wiley. (pdf)
  • Fleeson, W. (2007). Situation-based contingencies underlying trait content manifestation in behavior. Journal of Personality, 75, 825–862.(pdf)
  • Fleeson, W., & Gallagher, P. (2009). The implications of Big Five standing for the distribution of trait manifestation in behavior: Fifteen experience-sampling studies and a meta-analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 1097–1114 (pdf).
  • Fleeson, W., & Noftle, E. (2008). Where does personality have its influence? A supermatrix of consistency concepts. Journal of Personality, 76, 1355–1386. (pdf)
  • Fleeson, W., & Noftle, E. (2008). The end of the person-situation debate: An emerging synthesis in the answer to the consistency question. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 1667-1684. (pdf) (REQ)
Week 4 - The Person-Situation Debate:  Applications to Emotion (12/5) (Ashley Brennan, Jenna Axelrod, Lauren Scimeca - Slides)
  • Fleeson, W. (2001). Toward a structure and process-integrated view of personality: Traits as density distributions of states. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 1011-1027. (pdf(REQ)
  • Revelle, W. (2012). Integrating personality, cognition and emotion: Putting the dots together? In Eysenck, M. W., Fajkowska, M., and Maruszewski, T., editors, Personality, cognition and emotion. Warsaw Lectures in Personality and Social Psychology, chapter 9, pages 157-177. Eliot Werner Publications, New York. (pdf(REQ)
  • Côté, S., & Moskowitz, D. S. (1998). On the dynamic covariation between interpersonal behavior and affect:  Prediction from neuroticism, extraversion, and agreeableness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75(4), 1032- 1046. (pdf)
  • Moskowitz, D. S., & Côté, S. (1995). Do interpersonal traits predict affect. A comparison of three models. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69(5), 915-924. (pdf(REQ)
  • Diener, E., Larsen, R. J., & Emmons, R. A. (1984).  Person X situation interactions: choice of situations and congruence response models.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 47, 580-592. (pdf
  • Emmons, R. A., Diener, E., & Larsen, R. J. (1985).  Choice of situations and congruence models of interactionism.  Personality  and Individual Differences, 6, 693-702. (pdf)
  • Tugade, M. M., Fredrickson, B. L., & Barrett, L. F. (2004). Psychological resilience and emotional granularity: Examining the benefits of positive emotions on emotion regulation and health. Journal of Personality, 72, 1161 – 1190. (pdf(REQ)
  • Keltner, D., & Haidt, J. (1999). Social functions of emotions at four levels of analysis. Cognition and Emotion, 13, 505-521. (pdf)
  • Mischel, W., & Shoda, Y. (1998). Reconciling processing dynamics and personality dispositions. Annual Review of Psychology, 49, 229-258. (pdf(REQ)
  • Lucas, R. E., & Diener, E. (2001). Understanding extraverts’ enjoyment of social situations: The importance of pleasantness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 343-356. (pdf)
  • Lucas, R. E., & Fujita, F. (2000). Factors influencing the relation between extraversion and pleasant affect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 1039-1056. (pdf)
  • Lucas, R. E. & Baird, B. M. (2004). Extraversion and emotional reactivity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 473-485.(pdf)
  • Zelenski, J. M., Santoro, M. S., & Whelan, D. C. (2012). Would introverts be better off if they acted more like extraverts? Exploring emotional and cognitive consequences of counterdispositional behaviorEmotion, 12(2), 290-303. (pdf)
  • Wilt, J., Noftle, E. E., Fleeson, W., & Spain, J. S. (2012). The dynamic role of personality states in mediating the relationship between extraversion and positive affect. Journal of Personality, 80(5), 1205-1236. (pdf)


Week 5 - Personality and Emotion Methodology (12/12) (No presentations - we have a group of four the week after break -- pay special attention to the West et al. article this week)
  • Paulhus, D. L., & Vazire, S. (2007). The self-report method. In R. W. Robins, R. C. Fraley, & R. F. Krueger (Eds.),Handbook of research methods in personality psychology (pp. 224-239). New York: Guilford. (pdf(REQ)
  • Conner, T., Barrett, L. F., Tugade, M. M. & Tennen, H. (2007). Idiographic personality: The theory and practice of experience sampling. In R. W. Robins, R. C. Fraley, & R. Kreuger (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods in Personality Psychology (pg. 79 – 96). New York, NY: Guilford Press. (pdf(REQ)
  • John, O. P., & Srivastava, S. (1999). The Big Five trait taxonomy: History, measurement, and theoretical perspectives. In L. A. Pervin & O. P. John (Eds.), Handbook of personality: Theory and research (2nd ed., pp. 102-138). New York: Guilford. (pdf(REQ)
  • Moskowitz, D. S., & Zuroff, D. C. (2004). Pulse, flux, and spin. Dynamic additions to the personality lexicon. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86(6), 880 – 893. (pdf(REQ)
  • Paulhus, D. (1991). Measurement and control of response bias. In J. P Robinson, P. R. Shaver, & L. S. Wrightsman (Eds.). Measurement of Personality and Social Psychology Attitudes:  Volume 1 in Measures of Social Psychological Attitudes. (pp. 17-60). San Diego, CA: Academic Press. (pdf)
  • Vazire, S. (2006). Informant Reports: A Cheap, Fast, and Easy Method for Personality Assessment. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 472-481. (pdf)
  • Vazire, S., & Gosling, S. D. (2004). e-Perceptions: Personality impressions based on personal websites. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 123-132. (pdf)
  • Wilt, J., Condon, D., & Revelle, W. (2011). Telemetrics and online data collection: Collecting data at a distance. In Laursen, B., Little, T. D., and Card, N., editors, Handbook of Developmental Research Methods, chapter 10, pages 163-180. Guilford Press, New York. (pdf)
  • West, S. G., Ryu, E., Kwok, O.-M., & Cham, H. (2011). Multilevel modeling: Current and future approaches in personality research. Journal of Personality, 79(1), 2-50. (pdf(REQ)
  • Recommended Reading (articles about specific personality/emotion scales)

    • Donnellan, M.B., Oswald, F.L., Baird, B.M., & Lucas, R.E. (2006). The mini-IPIP scales: Tiny yet-effective measures of the Big Five factors of personality. Psychological Assessment, 18, 192-203. (pdf)
    • Gosling, S. D., Rentfrow, P. J., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (2003). A Very Brief Measure of the Big Five Personality Domains. Journal of Research in Personality, 37, 504-528.(pdf)
    • Woods, S. A., & Hampson, S. E. (2005). Measuring the Big Five with single items using a bipolar response scale.European Journal of Personality, 19(5), 373-390. (pdf)
    • Rammstedt, B. (2007). The 10-Item Big Five Inventory - Norm values and investigation of sociodemographic effects based on a German population representative sample. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 23(3), 193-201. (pdf)
    • Watson, D., Clark, L. A., & Tellegen, A. (1988). Development and validation of brief measures of Positive and Negative Affect: The PANAS scales. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54,1063-1070. (pdf)
    • Russell, J.A., Weiss, A., & Mendelsohn, G.A. (1989). Affect Grid: A Single-Item Scale of Pleasure and Arousal. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 57, 3, 493-502. (pdf)
    • Carver, C. S., & White, T. L. (1994). Behavioral inhibition, behavioral activation, and affective responses to impending reward and punishment: The BIS/BAS scales. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 319-333. (pdf)
    • Carver, C. S., Scheier, M. F., & Weintraub, J. K.  (1989).  Assessing coping strategies:  A theoretically based approach.   Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 56, 267-283. (pdf)

        ESSAY QUESTION #1 DUE - hard copy in class, or e-mailed by 5:00 on Friday


Week 6 - Trait Models of Personality and Emotion (1/2) (Shadan Heydarzadeh, Taban Heidarzadeh, Alex Pena, Kyle Srnka - Slides)
  • John, O. P., Naumann, L. P., & Soto, C. J.(2008). Paradigm shifts to the integrative big five trait taxonomy: History, measurement, and conceptual issues.  In O. P John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.). Handbook of personality: Theory and research. (3rd. ed.). (pp. 114-158). New York: Guilford Press.  [JRP - Ch. 4]
  • McCrae, R.R., & Costa, P.T., Jr. (1997) Personality trait structure as a human universal. American Psychologist, 52, 509-516. (pdf(REQ)
  • Larsen, R. J., & Diener, E. (1987). Affect intensity as an individual difference characteristic: A review. Personality and Individual Differences, 21, 1-39. (pdf)
  • Schimmack, U., & Diener, E. (1997). Affect intensity: Separating intensity and frequency in repeatedly measured affect. Journal of personality and social psychology, 73, 1313-1329. (pdf(REQ)
  • John, O. P., & Gross, J. J. (2004). Healthy and unhealthy emotion regulation: Personality processes, individual differences, and lifespan development. Journal of Personality, 72(6), 1301-1334. (pdf)
  • Watson, D., & Clark, L. A. (1984). Negative affectivity: The disposition to experience aversive emotional states.Psychological Bulletin, 96(3), 465-490. (pdf)
  • Watson, D. (2002). Positive affectivity: The disposition to experience pleasurable emotional states. In . C. R. Snyder & S. J. Lopez (Eds.), The handbook of positive psychology. (pp. 77-114). New York: Oxford University Press. (pdf)
  • Augustine, A. A & Larsen, R. J. (2012). Is a trait really the mean of states? Similarities and differences between traditional and aggregate assessments of personality. Journal of Individual Differences, 33(3), 131-137. (pdf(REQ)
  • Russell, J. A. (1980). A circumplex model of affect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 39(6), 1161-1178. (pdf)
  • Russell, J. A., & Barrett, L. F. (1999). Core affect, prototypical emotional episodes, and other things called emotion: Dissecting the elephantJournal of Personality and Social Psychology76805-819. (pdf)
  • Block, J. (1995). A contrarian view of the five-factor approach to personality description.  Psychological Bulletin, 117(2), 187-215.  (pdf)
  • John, O. P., & Naumann, L. P. (2010). Surviving two critiques of Block? The resilient big five have emerged as the paradigm for personality trait psychology. Psychological Inquiry, 21(1), 44-49. (pdf)
  • Rafaeli, E. & Revelle, W. (2006). A premature consensus: Are happiness and sadness truly opposite affects? Motivation and Emotion. 30, 1-12. (pdf) The link for study 1 in the paper doesn't work, but may be found here.
Week 7 - Evolutionary Bases of Personality and Emotion (1/9) (Jami Mach, Hayley Amsbaugh, Katie Montry - Tooby Slides, Hagen Slides)
  • Buss, D. M. (2008). Human nature and individual differences.  In O. P John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.). Handbook of personality: Theory and research. (3rd. ed.). (pp. 29-60). New York: Guilford Press.  [JRP - Ch. 2]
  • Nesse, R. M. (1990). Evolutionary explanations of emotions. Human Nature, 1, 261-289. (pdf)  (REQ)
  • Nesse, R. M., & Ellsworth, P. C. (2009). Evolution, emotions, and emotional disorders. American Psychologist, 64(2), 129-139. (pdf)
  • Tooby, J. & Cosmides, L. (2008). The evolutionary psychology of the emotions and their relationship to internal regulatory variables. In M. Lewis, J. M. Haviland-Jones & L. F. Barrett (Eds.),Handbook of Emotions, 3rd Ed. (pp. 114-137.) NY: Guilford. (pdf)
  • Hagen, EH (2011) Evolutionary Theories of Depression: A Critical Review. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 56, 716–726. (pdf)
  • Jonason, P.K.. Li, N.P., Webster, G.W., & Schmitt, D.P. (2009). The Dark Triad: Facilitating short-term mating in men. European Journal of Personality, 23,5-18. (pdf
  • Harris, C. R. (2003). A review of sex differences in sexual jealousy, including self-report data, psychophysiological responses, interpersonal violence, and morbid jealousy. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 7, 102-128. (pdf(REQ)
  • Sagarin, B. J. (2005). Reconsidering evolved sex differences in jealousy: Comment on Harris (2003). Personality and Social Psychology Review, 9, 62-75. (pdf(REQ)


Week 8 - Genetic and Psychophysiological Influences on Emotion and Personality (1/16) (Paulina ChoStephanie Smith, Krystal Tanami - Slides)
  • Kruger, R. F., & Johnson, W. (2008). Behavioral genetics and personality: A new look at the integration of nature and nurture.  In O. P John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.). Handbook of personality: Theory and research. (3rd. ed.). (pp. 287-310). New York: Guilford Press.  [JRP - Ch. 10]
  • Caspi, A., & Moffitt, T.E. (2006). Gene-environment interactions in psychiatry: Joining forces with neuroscience.  Nature Reviews: Neuroscience 7, 583-590. (pdf)
  • Tellegen, A., Lykken, D.T., Bouchard, T.J., Jr., Wilcox, K.J., Segal, N.L. & Rich, S. (1988). Personality similarity in twins reared apart and together. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology54, 1031-1039. (pdf)
  • McGue,M., Bacon, S., & Lykken, D. T. (1993). Personality stability and change in early adulthood:  A behavioral genetic analysis. Developmental Psychology, 29(1), 96-109. (pdf(REQ)
  • Bullock, W. A., & Gilliland, K. (1993). Eysenck’s arousal theory of introversion-extraversion: A converging measures investigation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 64, 113-123. (pdf)
  • Strelau, J., & Zawadzki, B. (1993). The formal characteristics of Behaviour-Temperament Inventory (FCB-TI): Theoretical assumptions and scale construction.  European Journal of Personality, 7(5), 313-336. (pdf(REQ)
  • Zelenski, J. M. & Larsen, R. J. (1999). Susceptibility to affect: A comparison of three personality taxonomiesJournal of Personality, 67, 761-791. (pdf(REQ)

Week 9 - Personality Development and Attachment (1/23) (Nicole Collins, Dana Spehlmann, Darakhshinda Bari - Slides)
  • Pomerantz, E., & Thompson, R. A. (2008). Parents' role in children's personality development.  In O. P John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.). Handbook of personality: Theory and research. (3rd. ed.). (pp. 351-374). New York: Guilford Press.  [JRP - Ch. 13]
  • Roberts, B., Wood, D., & Caspi, A. (2008). The development of personality traits in adults. In O. P John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.). Handbook of personality: Theory and research. (3rd. ed.). (pp. 375-3984). New York: Guilford Press.  [JRP - Ch. 14]
  • Fraley, R. C., & Shaver, P. R. (2008). Attachment theory and its place in contemporary personality theory and research.  In O. P John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.). Handbook of personality: Theory and research. (3rd. ed.). (pp. 518-541). New York: Guilford Press.  [JRP - Ch. 20]
  • Hazan, C., & Shaver, P. R. (1987). Romantic love conceptualized as an attachment process. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology52, 511-524. (pdf)
  • Roberts, B. W., Caspi, A., & Moffitt, T. E. (2001). The kids are alright: Growth and stability in personality development from adolescence to adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 670-683. (pdf)
  • Fraley, R. C., & Waller, N. G. (1998). Adult attachment patterns: A test of the typological model. In J. A. Simpson & W. S. Rholes (Eds.), Attachment theory and close relationships (pp. 77-114). New York: Guilford Press. (pdf(REQ)
  • Revelle, W. (1995). Personality processes. Annual Review of Psychology, 46, 295-328. (pdf)
  • Cervone, D. (2005). Personality architecture: Within-person structures and processes. Annual Review of Psychology, 56, 423-452. (pdf)
  • Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2012). Attachment theory expanded: A behavioral systems approach to personality. In K. Deaux & M. Snyder (Eds.), Oxford handbook of personality and social psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. (pdf(REQ)
Week 10 - Object Relations and the Unconscious, Psychoanalytic Models (1/30) (Selin Motan, Ariele Riboh, Maria lllaman - Greenwald et al. Presentation; Banai et al. presentation)
  • Kihlstrom, J. F. (2008). The psychological unconscious.  In O. P John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.). Handbook of personality: Theory and research. (3rd. ed.). (pp. 583-602). New York: Guilford Press.  [JRP - Ch. 23]
  • Shultheiss, O. C. (2008). Implicit motives.  In O. P John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.). Handbook of personality: Theory and research. (3rd. ed.). (pp. 603-633). New York: Guilford Press.  [JRP - Ch. 24]
  • Westen, D., Gabbard, G.O., & Ortigo, K. (2008). Psychoanalytic approaches to personality. In O. John, R. Robins, & L. Pervin (Eds.), Handbook of personality: Theory and research, (3rd ed). (pp. 61-113). New York: Guilford, [JRP - Ch. 3]
  • Westen, D., & Blagov, P. (2007). A clinical-empirical model of emotion regulation: From defenses and motivated reasoning to emotional constraint satisfaction. In J. Gross (Ed.), Handbook of emotion regulation. NY: Guilford. (pdf(REQ)
  • Westen, D. (1998). The scientific legacy of Sigmund Freud. Toward a psychodynamically informed psychological science. Psychological Bulletin, 124, 333-371. (pdf(REQ)
  • Shedler, J. (2010). The efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy. American Psychologist, 65, 2, 98-109. (pdf)
  • Greenwald, A. G., McGhee, D. E., & Schwartz, J. L. K. (1998). Measuring individual differences in implicit cognition: The Implicit Associations Test. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 1464-1480. (pdf)
  • Kihlstrom, J.F. (1994). Psychodynamics and social cognition: Notes on the fusion of psychoanalysis and psychology. Journal of Personality, 62, 681-696. (pdf)
  • Banai, E., Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2005). “Selfobject” needs in Kohut’s self psychology: Links with attachment, self-cohesion, affect regulation, and adjustment. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 29, 224-260. (pdf)

Week 11 - Social Cognitive Models of Personality and Emotion (2/6) (Nandita Sachdev, Mehwish Aqueel, Tash Poulopoulos Presentation)
  • Mischel, W., & Shoda, Y. (2008). Toward a unified theory of personality: Integrating dispositions and processing dynamics within the cognitive-affective processing system .  In O. P John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.). Handbook of personality: Theory and research. (3rd. ed.). (pp. 208-241). New York: Guilford Press.  [JRP - Ch. 7]
  • Shoda, Y., & Mischel, W. (1998). Personality as a stable cognitive-affective activation network: Characteristic patterns of behavior variation emerge from a stable personality structure. In S. J. Read & L. C. Miller (Eds.), Connectionist and PDP Models of Social Reasoning and Behavior. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. pp. 175-208. (pdf(REQ)
  • Mearns, J. (2009). Social learning theory. In H. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships (vol. 3) (pp. 1537-1540). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (pdf(REQ)
  • Dweck, C. S., & Leggett, E. L. (1988). A social-cognitive approach to motivation and personality. Psychological Review, 95(2), 256-273. (pdf)
  • Catanzaro, S. J., & Mearns, J. (1990). Measuring generalized expectancies for negative mood regulation: Initial scale development and implications. Journal of Personality Assessment, 54, 546-563. (pdf(REQ)
  • Paunonen, S. V., & Hong, R. Y. (2010). Self-efficacy and the prediction of domain-specific cognitive abilities. Journal of Personality, 78, 339-360. (pdf)
  • Bandura, A. (1961). Psychotherapy as a learning process. Psychological Bulletin, 58(2), 143-159. (pdf)
  • Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2005). Affective forecasting: Knowing what to want. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 131-134. (pdf)

Week 12 - Stress, Coping, and Emotion Regulation / Life Stories (2/13) (Jennifer Wolff, Ashli MakulowichMelanie Worix Presentation)
  • Gross, J. J. (2008). Emotion and emotion regulation: Personality processes and individual differences.  In O. P John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.). Handbook of personality: Theory and research. (3rd. ed.). (pp. 701-724). New York: Guilford Press.  [JRP - Ch. 28]
  • Carver, C. S., Scheier, M. F., & Fulford, D. (2008). Self-regulatory processes, stress, and coping.  In O. P John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.). Handbook of personality: Theory and research. (3rd. ed.). (pp. 725-742). New York: Guilford Press.  [JRP - Ch. 29]
  • Gross, J. J. (2002). Emotion regulation: Affective, cognitive, and social consequences.  Psychophysiology, 39, 281-291. (pdf)
  • Gross, J.J. (1998). The emerging field of emotion regulation: An integrative review. Review of General Psychology, 2, 271-299. (pdf)
  • John, O.P., & Gross, J.J. (2007). Individual differences in emotion regulation strategies: Links to global trait, dynamic, and social cognitive constructs. In J.J. Gross (Ed.), Handbook of emotion regulation (pp. 351-372). New York: Guilford Press. (pdf(REQ)
  • Wranik, T., Barrett, L. F., & Salovey, P. (2007). Intelligent emotion regulation. In J. J. Gross (Ed.), Handbook of emotion regulation(p. 393-428). New York: Guilford. (pdf)
  • Folkman, S., Lazarus, R. S., Dunkel-Schetter, C., DeLongis, A., & Gruen, R. J. (1986). Dynamics of a stressful encounter: Cognitive appraisal, coping, and encounter outcomes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50, 992-1003. (pdf(REQ)
  • Fredrickson, B. L. (2001). The role of positive emotions in positive psychology: The broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions. American Psychologist, 56, 218-226. (pdf)
  • McAdams, D. P. (2001). The psychology of life stories. Review of General Psychology, 5, 100–122. (pdf)
  • Adler, J.M. (2012).  Living into the story: Agency and coherence in a longitudinal study of narrative identity development and mental health over the course of psychotherapy.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(2), 367-389(pdf)
  • Leary, M. R. (2007). Motivational and emotional aspects of the self. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 317-344. (pdf)
  • Widiger, T. A., & Costa, P. T., Jr. (in press). Clinical applications of the five factor model. Journal of Personality. (pdf(REQ)

Useful Links
Personality and Emotion Journals (non-comprehensive)
Research on Language, Culture, and Personality
  • Benet-Martínez, V., & Karakitapoglu-Aygun, Z. (2003). The interplay of cultural values and personality in predicting life-satisfaction: Comparing Asian- and European-Americans. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 34, 38-61.
  • Benet-Martínez, V., Lee, F., & Leu, J. (2006). Biculturalism and cognitive complexity: Expertise in cultural representations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 37, 386-407.
  • Benet-Martínez, V., Leu, J., Lee, F., & Morris, M. (2002). Negotiating biculturalism: Cultural frame-switching in biculturals with "oppositional" vs. "compatible" cultural identities. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 33, 492-516.
  • Boroditsky, L. (2011). How language shapes thought. Scientific American, February 2011.
  • Dils, A.T., & Boroditsky, L. (2010). Processing unrelated language can change what you see. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 17 (6), 882-888 doi:10.3758/PBR.17.6.882
  • Ervin-Tripp, S. (1964). An analysis of the interaction of language, topic, and listener. American Antrhopologist, 66(6, Part 2), 86-102.
  • Hong, Y.-Y., Chiu, C.-Y., & Kung, T. M. (1997). Bringing culture out in front: Effects of cultural meaning system activation in social cognition. IN K. Leung, Y. Kashima, U. Kim, & S. Yamaguchi (Eds.), Progress in Asian social psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 135-146). Singapore: Wiley.
  • Grossman, I., Ellsworth, P. C., & Hong, Y.-y. (2011). Culture, attention, and emotion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
  • Ożańska-Ponikwia, K. (2012). What has personality and emotional intelligence have to do with 'feeling different'' while using a foreign language? Interational Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 15(2), 217-234. (pdf)
  • Luna, D., Ringberg, T., & Peracchio, L. A. (2008). One individual, two identities: Frame switching among biculturals. Journal of Consumer Research, 35, 279-293.
  • Ramirez-Esparza, N., Gosling, S. D., Benet-Martinez, V., Potter, J., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2006). Do bilinguals have two personalities? A special case of cultural frame switching. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 99-120.
  • Ramirez-Esparza, N., Chung, K. C., Sierra-Otero, G., & Pennebaker J. W. (2012). Cross-cultural constructions of self-schemas: Americans and Mexicans. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 233-250.
  • Winawer, J., Witthoft, N., Frank, M., Wu, L., Wade, A., and Boroditsky, L. (2007). Russian blues reveal effects of language on color discrimination. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi:10.1073/pnas.0701644104