PSYC 590

Reading List



September 13:  The Social Context of Cognition


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


Neuberg, S. L., & Schaller, M. (in press).  Evolutionary social cognition.  In E. Borgida & J. Bargh (Eds.), APA Handbook of personality and social psychology (Vol. 1, pp. xxx-xxx). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.


Heatherton, T. F. (2011).  Neuroscience of self and self-regulation.  Annual Review of Psychology, 62, 363-390.



September 20:  Motivation and Social Cognition


Hastorf, A. H., & Cantril, H. (1954). They saw a game. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 49, 129-134.


Kunda, Z. (1990). The case for motivated reasoning. Psychological Bulletin, 108, 480-489.


Kruglanski, A. W. & Webster, D. M. (1996). Motivated closing of the mind: "Seizing" and "freezing." Psychological Review, 103, 263-283.


Heine, S. J., Proulx, T., & Vohs, K. D. (2006). Meaning maintenance model: On the coherence of human motivations. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 10, 88-110.


Higgins, E. T. (1997). Beyond pleasure and pain. American Psychologist, 52, 1280-1300.



September 27:  Automatic and Controlled Processes


Bargh, J. A., Schwader, K. L., Hailey, S. E., Dyer, R. L., & Boothby, E. J. (2012). Automaticity in social-cognitive processes.  Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 16, 593-605.


Smith, E. R., & DeCoster, J. (2000). Dual-process models in social and cognitive psychology: Conceptual intergration and links to underlying memory systems. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 4, 108-131.


Evans, J. S. B. T., & Stanovich, K. E. (2013). Dual-process theories of higher cognition: Advancing the debate.  Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8, 223-241.


Wegner, D. M. (1994).  Ironic processes of mental control.  Psychological Review, 101, 34-52.



October 4:  Heuristics and Biases


Tversky, A., & Kahneman, D. (1974). Judgment under uncertainty: Heuristics and biases. Science, 185, 1124-1131.


Gigerenzer, G., & Gaissmaier, W. (2011).  Heuristic decision making.  Annual Review of Psychology, 62, 451-482.


Krueger, J. I., & Funder, D. C. (2004).  Towards a balanced social psychology: Causes, consequences, and cures for the problem-seeking approach to social behavior and cognition.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27, 313-327. 

(No need to read all the commentaries; but you can if you want to, of course.)



October 11:  Attribution and Misattribution


Schachter, S., & Singer, J. E. (1962). Cognitive, social, and physiological determinants of emotional states. Psychological Review, 69, 379-399.


Bem, D. J. (1972). Self-perception theory. In L. Berkowitz (Ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 6, pp. 1-62). New York: Academic Press.


Loersch, C., & Payne, B. K. (2011). The situated inference model: An integrative account of the effects of primes on perception, behavior, and motivation. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6, 234-252.



October 18: Impressions and Judgments of Others


Gilbert, D. T. (1998).  Ordinary personology.  In D. T. Gilbert, S. T. Fiske, & G. Lindzey (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (4th ed., pp. 89-150).  New York: McGraw Hill.


Fiske, S. T., Cuddy, A. J. C., & Glick, P. (2007). Universal dimensions of social cognition: Warmth and competence.  Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11, 77-83.


Waytz, A., Epley, N., & Cacioppo, J. T. (2010).  Social cognition unbound: Insights into anthropomorphism and dehumanization.  Current Directs in Psychological Science, 19, 58-62.


Haidt, J. (2001). The emotional dog and its rational tail: a social intuitionist approach to moral judgment.  Psychological Review. 108, 814–834.



October 25:  Stereotypes and Prejudices


Devine, P. G. (1989).  Stereotypes and prejudice: Their automatic and controlled components.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 56, 5-18.


Crandall, C. S., & Eshleman, A. (2003).  A justification-suppression model of the expression and experience of prejudice.  Psychological Bulletin, 129, 414-446.


Rubin, M., & Badea, C. (2012). They’re all the same!. . . but for several different reasons: A review of the multicausal nature of perceived group variability. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 367-372.


Schmader, T., Johns, M., & Forbes, C. (2008). An integrated process model of stereotype threat effects on performance. Psychological Review, 115, 336-356.



November 1:  Self Knowledge and Self Concept


Nisbett, R.E., & Wilson, T. D. (1977). Telling more than we can know: Verbal reports on mental processes. Psychological Review, 84, 231-259.


Greenwald, A. G. (1980).  The totalitarian ego: Fabrication of personal history.  American Psychologist, 35, 603-618.


Leary, M. R., Tambor, E. S., Terdal, S. K., & Downs, D. L. (1995). Self-esteem as an interpersonal monitor: The sociometer hypothesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 518-530.


Kurzban, R., & Aktipis, C. A. (2007).  Modularity and the social mind: Are psychologists too self-ish?  Personality and Social Psychology Review, 11, 131-149.



November 8:  Ego Protection and Self-Regulation


Tesser, A. (2000).  On the confluence of self-esteem maintenance mechanisms.  Personality and Social Psychology Review, 4, 290-299.


Heine, S. J., Lehman, D. R., Markus, H. R., & Kitayama, S. (1999). Is there a universal need for positive self-regard? Psychological Review, 106, 766-794.


Kwang, T., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (2010). Do people embrace praise even when they feel unworthy? A review of critical tests of self-enhancement versus self-verification.  Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14, 263-280.


Baumeister, R. F., Bratslavsky, E., Muraven, M., & Tice, D. M. (1998). Ego depletion: Is the active self a limited resource? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 1252-1265.


Vallacher, R. R., & Wegner, D. M. (1987). What do people think they’re doing? Action identification and human behavior. Psychological Review, 94, 3-15.



November 15:  Attitudes


Zajonc, R. B. (1980).  Feeling and thinking:  Preferences need no inferences.  American Psychologist, 35, 151-175.


Fazio, R. H. (1990). Multiple processes by which attitudes guide behavior: The MODE model as an integrative framework. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 23, pp. 75-109). San Diego: Academic Press.


Tesser, A. (1993).  The importance of heritability in psychological research: The case of attitudes.  Psychological Review, 100, 129-142.


Jost, J. T., Glaser, J., Kruglanski, A. W., & Sulloway, F. J. (2003).  Political conservatism as motivated social cognition.  Psychological Bulletin, 129, 339-375.


Wilson, T. D., Lindsey, S., & Schooler, T. Y. (2000). A model of dual attitudes. Psychological Review, 107, 101-126.



November 22:  Attitude Change


Bohner, G., & Dickel, N. (2011).  Attitudes and attitude change.  Annual Review of Psychology, 62, 391-417.


Aronson, E. (1969). The theory of cognitive dissonance: A current perspective.  In L. Berkowitz (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 4, pp. 1-34). New York: Academic Press.


Gawronski, B., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2006). Associative and propositional processes in evaluation: An integrative review of implicit and explicit attitude change. Psychological Bulletin, 132, 692-731.



November 29:  The Past and the Future


Roese, N. J. (1997).  Counterfactual thinking.  Psychological Bulletin, 121, 133-148.


Pyszczynski, T., Greenberg, J., & Solomon, S. (1999).  A dual-process model of defense against conscious and unconscious death-related thoughts: An extension of terror management theory.  Psychological Review, 106, 835-845.


Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2007).  Prospection: Experiencing the future.  Science, 317, 1351-1354.


Liberman, N. & Trope, Y. (2008).  The psychology of transcending the here and now. Science, 322, 1201-1205.