Syllabus for Psychology C03


G. Scott Acton
Department of Psychology
Northwestern University

To Students: What to Expect


Acton, G. S. (1998). Classification of psychopathology: The nature of language. The Journal of Mind and Behavior, 19, 243-256.

Grayson, D. A. (1987). Can categorical and dimensional views of psychiatric illness be distinguished? British Journal of Psychiatry, 151, 355-361.

Meehl, P. E. (1992). Factors and taxa, traits and types, differences of degree and differences in kind. Journal of Personality, 60, 117-174.

Blashfield, R. K., Sprock, J., Haymaker, D., & Hodgin, J. (1989). The family resemblance hypothesis applied to psychiatric classification. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 177, 492-497.

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Abramson, L. Y., Metalsky, G. I., & Alloy, L. B. (1989). Hopelessness depression: A theory-based subtype of depression. Psychological Review, 96, 358-372.

Frances, A., Widiger, T., and Fyer, M. R. (1990). The influence of classification methods on comorbidity. In J. D. Maser and C. R. Cloninger (Eds.), Comorbidity of mood and anxiety disorders (pp. 41-59). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

Kendler, K. S., Neale, M. C., Kessler, R. C., Heath, A. C., & Eaves, L. J. (1992). A population-based twin study of major depression in women: The impact of varying definitions of illness. Archives of General Psychiatry, 49, 716-722.

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Akiskal, H. S., Hirschfeld, R. A., & Yerevanian, B. I. (1983). The relationship of personality to affective disorders. Archives of General Psychiatry, 40, 801-810.

Clark, L. A., & Watson, D. (1991). Tripartite model of anxiety and depression: Psychometric evidence and taxonomic implications. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 100, 316-336.

Hirschfeld, R. M., Klerman, G. L, Clayton, P. J., & Keller, M. B. (1983). Personality and depression. Archives of General Psychiatry, 40, 993-998.

Roberts, J. E., Gotlib, I. H., & Kassel, J. D. (1996). Adult attachment security and symptoms of depression: The mediating roles of dysfunctional attitudes and low self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 20, 310-320.

Vrendenberg, K., Flett, G. L., & Krames, L. (1993). Analog versus clinical depression: A clinical reappraisal. Psychological Bulletin, 113, 327-344.

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Abramson, L. Y., Seligman, M. E. P., & Teasdale, J. D. (1978). Learned helplessness in humans: Critique and reformulation. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 87, 32-48.

Hooley, J. M., & Teasdale, J. D. (1989). Predictors of relapse in unipolar depressives: Expressed emotion, marital distress, and perceived criticism. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 98, 229-235.

Horowitz, L. M., Locke, K. D., Morse, M. B., Waikar, S. V., & Dryer, D. C. (1991). Self-derogations and the interpersonal theory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 61, 68-79.

Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (1987). Sex differences in unipolar depression: Evidence and theory. Psychological Bulletin, 101, 259-282.

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Akiskal, H. S. (1991). Cyclothymic, hyperthymic, and depressive temperaments as subaffective variants of mood disorders. In A. Tasman & M. B. Riba (Eds.), Review of psychiatry (Vol. 11, pp. 43-62). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

Russell, J. A. (1980). A circumplex model of affect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 39, 1161-1178.

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Carson, R. C., & Sanislow, C. A., III. (1993). The schizophrenias. In P. B. Sutker & H. E. Adams (Eds.), Comprehensive handbook of psychopathology (2nd ed.) (pp. 295-333). New York: Plenum.

Claridge, G., McCreery, C., Mason, O., Bentall, R., Boyle, G., Slade, P., and Popplewell, D. (1996). The factor structure of 'schizotypal' traits: A large replication study. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 35, 103-115.

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Berenbaum, H., & Fujita, F. (1995). Schizophrenia and personality: Exploring the boundaries and links between vulnerability and outcome. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 103, 148-158.

Eysenck, H. J. (1992). The definition and measurement of psychoticism. Personality and Individual Differences, 13, 757-785.

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Fowles, D. C. (1992). Schizophrenia: Diathesis-stress revisited. Annual Review of Psychology, 43, 303-336.

Gray, J. A., Feldon, J., Rawlins, J. N. P., Hemsley, D. R., & Smith, A. D. (1991). The neuropsychology of schizophrenia. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 14, 1-84.

Walker, E. F., & Diforio, D. (1997). Schizophrenia: A neural diathesis-stress model. Psychological Review, 104, 667-685.

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Coyne, J. C., & Downey, G. (1991). Social factors and psychopathology: Stress, social support, and coping processes. Annual Review of Psychology, 42, 401-425.

Dohrenwend, B. P., & Egri, G. (1981). Recent stressful life events and episodes of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 7, 12-23.

Dohrenwend, B. P., & Shrout, P. E. (1985). "Hassles" in the conceptualization and measurement of life stress variables. American Psychologist, 40, 780-785.

Dohrenwend, B. P., Shrout, P. E., Egri, G., & Mendelsohn, P. S. (1980). Measures of nonspecific psychological distress and other dimensions of psychopathology in the general population. Archives of General Psychiatry, 37, 1229-1236.

Dohrenwend, B. P., Shrout, P. E., Link, B., Martin, J., and Skokol, A. (1986). Overview and initial results from a risk-factor study of depression and schizophrenia. In J. E. Barrett (Ed.), Mental disorder in the community: Progress and challenges. New York: Guilford.

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Reiss, D., Hetherington, E. M., Plomin, R., Howe, G. W., Simmens, S. J., Henderson, S. H., O'Connor, T. J., Bussell, D. A., Anderson, E. R., & Law, T. (1995). Genetic questions for environmental studies: Differential parenting and psychopathology in adolescence. Archives of General Psychiatry, 52, 925-936.

Roberts, J. E., & Gotlib, I. H. (1997). Social support and personality in depression: Implications from quantitative genetics. In G. R. Pierce, B. Lakey, I. G. Sarason, & B. R. Sarason (Eds.), Sourcebook of social support and personality (pp. 187-214). New York: Plenum.

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Adler, N., & Matthews, K. (1994). Health psychology: Why do some people get sick and some stay well? Annual Review of Psychology, 45, 229-259.

Gillhan, J. E., Reivich, K. J., Jaycox, L. H., and Seligman, M. E. P. (1995). Prevention of depression in schoolchildren: Two year follow-up. Psychological Science, 6, 343-351.

Jessor, R., Turbin, M. S., & Costa, F. M. (1998). Protective factors in adolescent health behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 788-800.

Weise, R. E., Blehar, M. C., Maser, J. D., & Akiskal, H. S. (1996). Competence models in adult psychopathology: A report on a National Institute of Mental Health workshop. Psychotherapy, 33, 61-67.

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