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PSYC 6238 Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior: Welcome & Course Readings

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PSYC 6238 Required Course Readings


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Baddeley A. (2003). Working memory: looking back and looking forward. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 4(10), 829-39.

Barrett, L. F. and Russel J. A. (1998). Independence and bipolarity in the structure of current affect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74(4), 967-984.

Becker, M. W., Leinenger, M. (2011). Attentional selection is biased toward mood-congruent stimuli. Emotion, 11(5), 1248-1254.

Beghetto, R. A. & Kaufman J. C. (2007). Toward a broader conception of creativity: A case for "mini-c" creativity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 1(2), 73-79.

Bonner, B. L. (2004). Expertise in group problem solving: Recognition, social combination, and performance. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 8(4), 277-290.

Burns K, Bechara A. (2007). Decision making and free will: a neuroscience perspective. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 25(2), 263-80.

Cacioppo, J. T. & Gardner, W. L. (1999). Emotion. Annual Review of Psychology, 50, 191-214.

Cacioppo, J. T., Berntson, C. G., Nusbaum, H. C. (2008). Neuroimaging as a new tool in the toolbox of psychological science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17(2), 62-67.

Carstensen, L. L. & Mikels, J. A. (2005). At the intersection of emotion and cognition: Aging and the positivity effect. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14(3), 117-121.

Dane, E., Baer, M., Pratt, M., & Oldham, G. (2011). Rational versus intuitive problem solving: How thinking “off the beaten path” can stimulate creativity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 5(1), 3-12.

de la Rosa, S., Choudhery, R. N., Chatziastros, A. (2011). Visual object detection, categorization, and identification tasks are associated with different time courses and sensitivities. Human Perception and Performance, 37(1), 38-47.

DeGloma, T., & Friedman, A. (2005). Thinking with socio-mental filters: Exploring the social structuring of attention and significance. Conference Papers––American Sociological Association, 1–24.

Diehl R. L., Lotto A. J., Holt L. L. (2004). Speech perception. Annual Review of Psychology. 55, 149-79.

Dixon, R. A., Rust, T. B., Feltmate, S. E., See, S. K. (2007) Memory and aging: Selected research directions and application issues. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, 48(2), 67-76.

Duncan, J., Seitz, R. J., Kolodny, J., Bor, D., Herzog, H., Ahmed, A., Newell, F. N., Emslie, H. (2000). A neural basis for general intelligence. Science, 289(5478), 457-60.

Eysenck, M. W., Derakshan, N., Santos, R., Calvo, M. G. (2007). Anxiety and cognitive performance: Attentional control theory. Emotion, 7(2), 336-353.

Furnham, A. (2009). The Validity of a new, self-report measure of multiple intelligence. Current Psychology, 28(4), 225-239.

Gamo, N. J., & Arnsten, A. F. (2011). Molecular modulation of prefrontal cortex: Rational development of treatments for psychiatric disorders. Behavioral Neuroscience, 125(3), 282-96.

Gottfredson, L., Saklofske, D. H. (2009). Intelligence: Foundations and issues in assessment. Canadian Psychology, 50(3), 183-195.

Green, A.E., Kraemer, D.J., Fugelsang, J.A., Gray, J.R., & Dunbar, K.N. (2012). Neural correlates of creativity in analogical reasoning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38(2), 264-72.

Hernandez, A. E., Li, P. (2007). Age of acquisition: Its neural and computational mechanisms. Psychological Bulletin, 133(4), 638-650.

Johansson, P., Hall, L., Silkstrom S., Olsson, A. (2005). Failure to detect mismatches between intention and outcome in a simple decision task. Science, 310, 116-119.

Joormann, J., Gotlib, I. H. (2008). Updating the contents of working memory in depression: Interference from irrelevant negative material. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117(1), 182-192.

Kuhl P. K. (2010) Brain mechanisms in early language acquisition. Neuron, 67(5), 713-27.

Lupien, S. J , McEwen, B. S., Gunnar, M.R., Heim, C. (2009). Effects of stress throughout the lifespan on the brain, behaviour and cognition. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 10(6), 434-45.

Mauss, I. B., Levenson, R. W., McCarter, L., Wilhelm, F. H., Gross, J. J. (2005). The tie that binds? Coherence among emotion experience, behavior, and physiology. Emotion. 5(2), 175-90.

Mayer, J. D., Salovey, P., Caruso, D. R. (2008). Emotional intelligence: New ability or eclectic traits? American Psychologist, 63(6), 503-517.

Meegan D.V. (2008). Neuroimaging techniques for memory detection: Scientific, ethical, and legal issues. The American Journal of Bioethics, 8(1), 9-20.

Nisbett, R. E., Peng, K., Choi, I., & Norenzayan, A. (2001). Culture and systems of thought: Holistic versus analytic cognition. Psychological Review, 108(2), 291–310.

Osman, M. (2008). Positive transfer and negative transfer/antilearning of problem-solving skills. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137(1), 97-115.

Park, D. C., Gutchess, A. H. (2006). The cognitive neuroscience of aging and culture. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15(3), 105–108.

Phelps, E. A., & LeDoux, J. E. (2005). Contributions of the amygdala to emotion processing: From animal models to human behavior. Neuron, 48(2), 175-87.

Poeppel, D., Hickok, G. (2004). Towards a new functional anatomy of language. Cognition. 92(1-2), 1-12.

Preston, S. D., Buchanan, T. W., Stansfield, R. B., Bechara, A. (2007). Effects of anticipatory stress on decision making in a gambling task. Behavioral Neuroscience, 121(2), 257-263.

Proulx, M. J. (2007). Bottom-up guidance in visual search for conjunctions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 33(1), 48-56.

Richmond, L. L., Morrison, A. B., Chein, J. M., Olson, I. R. (2011). Working memory training and transfer in older adults. Psychology and Aging. 26(4), 813–822.

Rose, N. S., Myerson, J. , Roediger, H. L. III, Hale, S. (2010). Similarities and differences between working memory and long-term memory: Evidence from the levels-of-processing span task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36(2), 471-483.

Roseman, I. J., & Evdokas, A. (2004). Appraisals cause experienced emotions: Experimental Evidence. Cognition & Emotion, 18(1),1-28.

Runco, M. A. (2004). Creativity. Annual Review of Psychology, 55, 657-87.

Sanfey, A. G., Loewenstein, G., McClure, S. M., Cohen, J. D. (2006). Neuroeconomics: cross-currents in research on decision-making. Trends in cognitive sciences,10(3):108-16.

Schiller, D., Monfils, M. H., Raio, C. M., Johnson, D. C., Ledoux, J. E., Phelps, E. A. (2010). Preventing the return of fear in humans using reconsolidation update mechanisms. Nature, 463(7277), 49-53.

Siemer, M., Mauss, I., Gross, J. J. (2007). Same situation-Different emotions: How appraisals shape our emotions. Emotion, 7(3), 592-600.

Sio U. N., Ormerod, T. C. (2009). Does incubation enhance problem solving? A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 135, 94-120.

Squire L. R., Wixted J. T. (2011). The cognitive neuroscience of human memory since H.M. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 34, 259-88.

Staudinger, U. M., Maciel, A. G., Smith, J., & Baltes, P. B. (1998). What predicts wisdom-related performance? A first look at personality, intelligence, and facilitative experiential contexts. European Journal of Personality, 12(1), 1–17.

Sternberg, R. (2004). Culture and intelligence. American Psychologist, 59(5), 325–338.

Sternberg, R. J. (2006). The Nature of creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 18(1), 87-98.

Storbeck, J. & Clore, G.L. (2007). On the interdependence between cognition and emotion. Cognition and Emotion, 21(6), 1212-1237.

Watson, J. M., Bunting, M. F., Poole, B. J., & Conway, A. R. (2005). Individual differences in susceptibility to false memory in the Deese-Roediger-McDermott paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31(1), 76-85.

Weber E. U., Johnson E. J. (2009). Mindful judgment and decision making. Annual Review of Psychology, 60, 53-85.

Williams, L. E., Bargh, J. A., Nocera, C. C., Gray, J. R. (2009). The unconscious regulation of emotion: Nonconscious reappraisal goals modulate emotional reactivity. Emotion, 9(6), 847-854.

Wolfe, J. M., Horowitz, T.S. (2004). What attributes guide the deployment of visual attention and how do they do it? Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 5(6), 495-501.

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