Background and Interests
B. A., 1968, University
of Redlands, Summa Cum Laude in Psychology
Ph.D., 1975, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Psychology
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine (1984-85)
Lecturer to Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Columbia University (1974-present)
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Undergraduate Programs, and Laboratories, Dept. of Psychology, Columbia University,
Director of Graduate Student Teaching, Dept. of Psychology, Columbia University (2000-present)
studies of attention and emotion and their development, focusing on interrelationships
among CNS (brain event-related potentials, ANS (HR and SCR), and voluntary
and involuntary behavioral responses (e.g., facial expression, startle
blink). Attention and affect in teaching and learning.
Ross, L.E., & Graham, F.K. (1974). Cardiac
orienting during "good" and "poor" differential eyelid conditioning.
Journal of Experimental Psychology, 102, 563-573.
Graham, F.K., Putnam,
L.E., & Leavitt, L.A. (1975). Lead stimulation effects on human cardiac
orienting and blink reflexes. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 104,
Winton, W.M., Putnam, L.E., & Krauss, R.M. (1984). Facial and autonomic
manifestations of the dimensional structure of emotion. Journal of
Experimental Social Psychology, 20, 195-216.
Anthony, B.J., & Putnam, L.E. (1985). Cardiac and blink reflex concomitants
of attentional selectivity: A comparison of adults and young children.
Psychophysiology, 22, 508-516.
Putnam, L. E. (1990). Great expectations: Anticipatory responses of the
heart and brain. Chap. 8 in J. W. Rohrbaugh, R. Parasuraman, & R. Johnson,
Jr. (Eds.), Event-related brain potentials: Basic issues and applications.
New York: Oxford University Press.
Putnam, L. E., & Roth, W. T. (1990). Effects of stimulus repetition, duration,
and rise time on startle blink and automatically elicited P300. Psychophysiology,
Putnam, L., & Krauss, R.
(1991). Affective valence, arousal, and attention and their relationship
to physiological response. Psychophysiology, 28, S45.
Friedman, D., Putnam, L., Ritter, W., Hamberger, M., & Berman, S. (1992).
A developmental event-related potential study of picture matching in children,
adolescents and young adults: A replication and extension. Psychophysiology,
Putnam, L. (Jan. 1994). Advances in the psychophysiology of attention
and emotion. Invited master lecture, National Institute on the Teaching
of Psychology, Tampa, Florida.
Putnam, L. & Vanman,
E (1999). Long lead interval startle modification. In M.E. Dawson, A.M. Schell, & A.H. Boehmelt
(Eds.), Startle modification: Implications for neuroscience, cognitive
science, and clinical science. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp.
include the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), the Society for Research in Child
and the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR).
Service in the
Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR):
of Directors (1988-91, 1997-2000), Publications Board (1986-88), By-Laws
(1978), Education and Training (1994-2003), Nominations (1978, 1982),
and Program (1977) Committees, Ad Hoc Committee on the Enhancement of
Women and Minorities (1993-4), Chair of SPR Ethical Principles
Committee (2003 - present), Program Committee (1988), Ad Hoc Committee
on the Prevention of Disease Transmission (1988-92), Ad Hoc Ethics Committee
(1979-80), By-Laws Committee (1996-7).
Associate Editor, Psychophysiology, 1991 - 1994.