Dr. Pettijohn’s PSYC 381 Readings List (click on the pdf link after each article to view the file and save)

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Week 1

1. Durante, K. M., Li, N. P., & Haselton, M. G. (2008).  Changes in women's choice of dress across the ovulatory cycle: Naturalistic and laboratory task-based evidence.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1451-1460. [pdf]

2. Rodeheffer, C. D., Hill, S. E., & Lord, C. G. (2012).  Does this recession make me look black? The effect of resource scarcity on the categorization of biracial faces.  Psychological Science, 23(12), 1476-1478. [pdf]

3. McFerran, B., Dahl, D. W., Fitzsimons, G. J., & Morales, A. C. (2010). Might an overweight waitress make you eat more? How the body type of others is sufficient to alter our food consumption.  Journal of Consumer Psychology, 20(2010), 146-151. [pdf]

4. Troisi, J. D., & Gabriel, S.  (2011).  Chicken soup really is good for the soul: ''Comfort food'' fulfills the need to belong.  Psychological Science, 22(6), 747-753. [pdf]

5. Lee, S. W. S., & Schwarz, N. (2010).  Dirty hands and dirty mouths: Embodiment of the moral-purity metaphor is specific to the motor modality involved in moral transgression.  Psychological Science, 21(10), 1423–1425. [pdf]


Week 2

6. Pettijohn, T. F. II, Eastman, J. T., & Richard, K. G. (2012).  And the beat goes on: Popular Billboard song beats per minute and key signatures vary with social and economic conditions. Current Psychology, 31, 313-317. [pdf]

7. Hamlin, J. K., Mahajan, N., Liberman, Z., & Wynn, K. (2013).  Not like me = bad: Infants prefer those who harm dissimilar others.  Psychological Science, 24(4), 589-594. [pdf]

8. Kille, D. R., Forest, A. L., & Wood, J. V. (2013).  Tall, dark, and stable: Embodiment motivates mate selection preferences. Psychological Science, 24(1), 112-114. [pdf]

9. Roy, M. M., & Christenfeld, N. J. S. (2004). Do dogs resemble their owners?  Psychological Science, 15(5), 361-363. [pdf]

10. Swami, S., & Tovee, M. J. (2013).  Men’s oppressive beliefs predict their breast size preferences in women.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2013, 1-9. [pdf]


Week 3

11. Gueguen, N., & Jacob, C. (2010).  Music congruency and consumer behavior: An experimental field study.  International Bulletin of Business Administration, 1451-243X(9), 56-63. [pdf]

12. Hagemann, N., Strauss, B., & LeiBing, J. (2008).  When the referee sees red . . . Psychological Science, 19(11), 769-771. [pdf]

13. Berman, M. G., Jonides, J., & Kaplan, S. (2008).  The cognitive benefits of interacting with nature.  Psychological Science, 19(12), 1207-1212. [pdf]

14.  DeWall, C. N., MacDonald, G., Webster, G. D., Masten, C. L., Baumeister, R. F., Powell, C., Combs, D., Schurtz, D. R., Stillman, T. F., Tice, D. M., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2010). Acetaminophen reduces social pain: Behavioral and neural evidence. Psychological Science, 21(7), 931-937. [pdf]

15. Sanders, M.A.,  Shirk, S. D., Burgin, C. J., & Martin, L. L. (2012).  The gargle effect: Rinsing the mouth with glucose enhances self-control.  Psychological Science, 23(12), 1470-1472. [pdf]


Week 4

16. Tybur, J. M., Bryan, A. D., Magnan, R. E., & Hooper, A. E. C. (2011).  Smells like safe sex.: Olfactory pathogen primes increase intentions to use condoms.  Psychological Science, 22(4), 478-480. [pdf]

17. Lieberman, D., Pillsworth, E. G., & Haselton, M. G. (2010).  Kin affiliation across the ovulatory cycle: Females avoid fathers when fertile.  Psychological Science, 22(1), 13-18. [pdf]

18. Stephens, R., Atkins, J., & Kingston, K. (2009).  Swearing as a response to pain.  NeuroReport, 20, 1056-1060. [pdf]

19. Gamble, T., & Walker, I. (2016). Wearing a bicycle helmet can increase risk taking and sensation seeking in adults. Psychological Science, 27(2), 289-294. [pdf]

20. Khan, R., Misra, K., & Singh, V. (2013).  Ideology and brand consumption.  Psychological Science, 24(3), 326-333. [pdf]


Week 5

21. Nelson, L. D., & Simmons, J. P. (2007).  Moniker maladies: When names sabotage success.  Psychological Science, 18(12), 1106-1112. [pdf]

22. Damisch, L, Stoberock, B., & Mussweiler, T. (2010). Keep your fingers crossed!: How superstition improves performance. Psychological Science, 21(7), 1014-1020. [pdf]

23. Miller, G., Tybur, J. M., & Jordan, B. D. (2007).  Ovulatory cycle effects on tip earnings by lap dancers: Economic evidence for human estrus?  Evolution and Human Behavior, 28, 375-381. [pdf]

24. Meier, B. P. (2016). Bah humbug: Unexpected Christmas cards and the reciprocity norm. Journal of Social Psychology, 156(4), 449-454. [pdf]