assigned topic archive

2016

Week

Week 1: Introduction

**Week 2: Choosing a paper and a demo of talk construction: Optimism Pessimism

Week 3: 12th October Tracey Ramsay - The Trait-Situation Debate

  • From Personality and Assessment (1968) to Personality Science, 2009
  • Mischel, Walter, Journal of Research in Personality, 2009, Vol.43(2), pp.282-290 doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2008.12.037

Week 4- Jason: Personality influences on health and well being
Wilson et al., (2015). Conscientiousness, Dementia Related Pathology, and Trajectories of Cognitive Aging. Psychology and Aging, 30 (1). Pp. 74-82.
(The paper isn't available from the DOI but it is available through the My Ed library).

Tom: Effortful Control
Inzlicht, M. and Schmeichel, B.J. (2012) What is ego depletion? Toward a mechanistic revision of the resource model of self-control. Perspect. Psychol. Sci. 7, 450–463

Week 5 (Oct 26, 2015) - Caroline & Nicole

  • Diener, E., Ng, W., Harter, J., & Arora, R. (2010). Wealth and happiness across the world: material prosperity predicts life evaluation, whereas psychosocial prosperity predicts positive feeling. Journal of personality and social psychology, 99(1), 52.
  • Caldwell-Harris, C. L., & Ayçiçegi, A. (2006). When personality and culture clash: The psychological distress of allocentrics in an individualist culture and idiocentrics in a collectivist culture. Transcultural psychiatry, 43, 331-361.pdf ppt summary

** Week 6**

  • Bowling, N. A. (2010). Effects of Job Satisfaction and Conscientiousness on Extra-Role Behaviours. Journal of Business Psychology, 25, 119-130.
  • Daniel pdf summary

Week 7:

Week 8:
Daniel Pizarro De Olazábal- pptx
pdf-summary

  • Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A. and Sporrle, M. (2011). Be yourself, believe in yourself, and be happy: self-efficacy as a mediator between personality factors and subjective well-being. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 52. 43-48. doi. PMID. pdf
  • Jonason, P., Wee. S., & Li. N. (2014). Competition, autonomy, and prestige: Mechanisms through which the Dark Triad predict job satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 72, 112-116.doi

Week 9 : Sai Pranav
Gallagher S(2000). Philosophical conceptions of self: implications for cognitive science. Trends in Cognitive Sciences – Vol. 4, No. 1,
January 2000, Pg 14-21
ppt
Week 10
Week 11

nb: Shuffle and rename the item to show when you'd like to present: DON'T overwrite other people's earlier choices: first come first served

assigned-topic-archive

2015

Week

Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Choosing a paper and a demo of talk construction with

Personality and culture

Evolutionary psychology of personality (Swantje Müller)

The trait-situation debate

Week 6: Personality influences on health & well-being

Personality change and development

Personality in non-human animals

  • Bence Bago summary
    • Gosling (2001) listed here
  • Alex Swab summary
  • Weiss, A., Inoue-Murayama, M., King, J. E., Adams, M. J., & Matsuzawa, T. (2012). All too human? Chimpanzee and orang-utan personalities are not anthropomorphic projections. Animal Behaviour, 83(6), 1355-1365 pdf

Face width and status
Tim 2014

  1. Wilson, V., Lefevre, C. E., Morton, F. B., Brosnan, S. F., Paukner, A. and Bates, T. C. (2014). Personality and facial morphology: Links to assertiveness and neuroticism in capuchins (). Pers Individ Dif, 58. doi. PMID.
  2. Lewis, G. J., Lefevre, C. E. and Bates, T. C. (2012). Facial width-to-height ratio predicts achievement drive in US presidents. Personality and Individual Differences, 52. 855-857. doi. PMID.
  • Jonason, P., Wee. S., & Li. N. (2014). Competition, autonomy, and prestige: Mechanisms through which the Dark Triad predict job satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 72, 112-116.doi

Psychopathology

  • a: (Hannah Scheiffele) summary here
  • b: (Saskia Hagenaars) (Kendler(2006), Personality and major depression) summary here

Effortful control

Genetic and familial influences on personality

Philosophical ideas about identity

Measurement of personality

Personality structure (Alex Weiss) summary pdf

Alternatives to traits

  • Kok, B. E., Coffey, K. A., Cohn, M. A., Catalino, L. I., Vacharkulksemsuk, T., Algoe, S. B., Brantley, M. and Fredrickson, B. L. (2013). How positive emotions build physical health: perceived positive social connections account for the upward spiral between positive emotions and vagal tone. Psychological Science, 24. 1123-1132.
  • Positivity Ratio Debunked
  • Well-being
      • Friedman, H. S. and Kern, M. L. (2013). Personality, Well-Being, and Health. Annual Review of Psychology, 65. 1-24.​ pdf linked on wellbeing page
      • Suppanut summary
      • Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A. and Sporrle, M. (2011). Be yourself, believe in yourself, and be happy: self-efficacy as a mediator between personality factors and subjective well-being. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 52. 43-48. doi. PMID. pdf

Psychopathology
Carina 2014

  • Kendler, K. S., & Myers, J. (2010). The genetic and environmental relationship between major depression and the five-factor model of personality. Psychological Medicine, 40, 801-806. doi: 10.1017/S0033291709991140

http://journals.cambridge.org.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7436176&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0033291709991140
summary

  • Jonason, P. K., Lyons, M., Bethell, E. J., & Ross, R. (2013). Different routes to limited empathy in the sexes: Examining the links between the Dark Triad and empathy. Personality and Individual Differences, 54(5), 572–576. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2012.11.009. link

Anger
* Ray, R. D., Wilhelm, F. H., & Gross, J. J. (2008). All in the Mind’s Eye? Anger Rumination and Reappraisal. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94(1), 133 – 144. Balint pdf

  • Tamir, M., Mitchell, C., and Gross, J.J. (2008). Hedonic and Instrumental Motives in Anger Regulation. Psychological Science , 19(4). 324-328.pdf summary