Focus & Supplementary Readings
Note: Please read Focus readings (designated with *) by class on Tuesday, the week they are
assigned. In weeks you are doing a short response paper, read both selections carefully.
Week Two: Emotion
*Strack, F., Martin, L. L., & Stepper, S. (1988). Inhibiting and facilitating conditions of the human smile: A nonobtrusive test of the facial feedback hypothesis. Journal of Personality and SocialPsychology, 54, 768-777
Week Three: Personality
*Buss, A. H. (1989). Personality as traits. American Psychologist, 44, 1378-1388.
Rothbart, M. K. (1991). Temperament: A developmental framework. In J. Strelau, & A. Angleitner (Eds.), Explorations in temperament: International perspectives on theory and measurement (pp. 61-74). New York: Plenum Press.
Week Four: Cognitive Development
Baillargeon, R. (1994). How do infants learn about the physical world? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 3, 133-140.
*Moses, L. J., & Chandler, M. J. (1992). Traveler's guide to children's theories of mind. Psychological Inquiry, 3, 286-301.
Week Five: Social Development
Ainsworth, M. D. S. (1979). Infant-mother attachment. American Psychologist, 34, 932-937.
*Maccoby, E. E. (1990). Gender and relationships: A developmental account. American Psychologist, 45, 513-520.
Week Six: Psychological Disorders
*Widiger, T. A., (1993). The DSM-III--R categorical personality disorder diagnoses: A critique and an alternative. Psychological Inquiry, 4, 75-90.
[Optional: read a chapter from Shapiro, Neurotic styles, on reserve at Knight library]
Week Seven: Treatment of Psychological Disorders
*Gottschalk, L. A.(1990). The psychotherapies in the context of new developments in the neurosciences and biological psychiatry. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 44, 321-339.
Zusne, L. (1989). Altered states of consciousness, magical thinking, and psychopathology: The case of Ludwig Staudenmaier. In C. A. Ward (Ed.), Altered states of consciousness and mental health: A cross- cultural perspective (pp. 233-250). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Week Eight: Attitudes and Social Cognition
*Malle, B. F., & Horowitz, L. M. (1995). The puzzle of negative self-views: An explanation using the schema concept. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 470-484.
Snyder, M., Tanke, E. D., and Berscheid, E. (1977). Social perception and interpersonal behavior: On the self-fulfilling nature of social stereotypes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 35, 656-666.
Week Nine: Interpersonal Processes
*Buss, D. M., (1989). Sex differences in human mate preferences: Evolutionary hypotheses tested in 37 cultures. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 12, 1-14.
Daly, M.,& Wilson, M. I. (1996). Violence against stepchildren. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 5, 77-81.