Web Resources


Megasites, Home Pages, Lab Pages

Basic Emotions Links, including several not found anywhere else. http://personalityresearch.org/basicemotions.html

The Emotion Home Page, maintained by Fellous and Hudlicka at the Salk Institute http://emotion.salk.edu/emotion.html

Emotion and Cognitive neuroscience links, courtesy of the LeDoux Lab http://www.cns.nyu.edu/home/ledoux/links.html#links

The home page of Porterfield's lab course in Human Psychophysiology at Oberlin: http://www.oberlin.edu/~psych/p305/. On the Links page you'll find the World Wide Psychophysiology Directory.

Emotion, Learning and Psychophysiology lab home page (Siddle and Lipp) http://www.psy.uq.edu.au/~landcp/

Yahoo list of U.S. Gov. Research Labs http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/U_S__Government/Research_Labs/

Psychophysiology and Neuroscience links from Wesleyan's social Psychology Network http://www.socialpsycology.org/neuro.htm

The Emotion Home Page, maintained by Jean-Marc Fellous and Eva Hudlicka http://emotion.nsma.arizona.edu/emotion.html

Neuroscience Online Exams and Tutorials is a gigantic list, without annotation, from the Neurosciences on the Internet site. I would recomend that faculty select specific links from this list after reviewing them; there are some gems here but also lots of disappointments. This may be a happy hunting ground for those who are in the mood for a long hunt. http://www.neuroguide.com/neuroresac_3.html

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Follow the "Level of Explanation" and "Level of Organization" links up and down in these illustrated tutorials on the brain and emotion. http://www.thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/i/i_04/i_04_cr/i_04_cr_peu/i_04_cr_peu.htm
Brief Limbic System tutorial http://www.stanford.edu/group/hopes/basics/braintut/ab5.html

Steve Maren at the U. of Mich has some interesting publications (on fear conditioning and the amygdala). Also see his Research and Models links. http://www-personal.umich.edu/~maren/marenlab.html

Sokolov's comparator theory of habituation from Ottmar Lipp's course at U. Queensland http://www.psy.uq.edu.au/~landcp/PY269/habituation/habituation.html

Autonomic Nervous System Tutorial from Neuroscience for Kids http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/auto.html

Psybersite at Miami University hosts a variety of web tutorials in Social Psychology http://www.units.muohio.edu/psybersite/index.shtml

Psybersite at Miami University hosts a variety of web tutorials in Social Psychology http://www.units.muohio.edu/psybersite/index.shtml

These are insteresting because they are student-produced web pages, done as group projects in an advanced social psych seminar. One is particularly relevant to the content of the Emotion seminar: http://www.users.muohio.edu/shermarc/p324ads.shtml on the impact of advertising.



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Articles and Book Reviews

New Scientist: Search for articles on emotion at

From Christopher Green's Classics in the History of Psychology, here is the full text of William James' (1894) What is an Emotion? originally published in Mind. http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/James/emotion.htm

Can Smiling Make You Happy? Here's a brief discussion of a 1998 JSPS article by Kleinke, et al., http://web.psych.ualberta.ca/~varn/bc/Kleinke.htm#overview

Damasio's Scientific American review of LeDoux's The Emotional Brain. http://world.std.com/%7Eawolpert/gtr400.html

Keith Oatley's New Scientist (1997) review of LeDoux's The Emotional Brain. http://www.cns.nyu.edu/home/ledoux/the_emotional_brain/book_newsci.htm

Blakeslee's '96 NYTimes article "Dr. Joseph LeDoux: Using Rats to Trace Routes of Fear. http://www.cns.nyu.edu/home/ledoux/the_emotional_brain/book_time_reviw.htm

Home page of the LeDoux Lab at NYU http://www.cns.nyu.edu/home/ledoux/

Parallel Memories: Putting Emotions Back into The Brain. A Talk with Joseph LeDoux posted on the Third Edge, Feb. 17, 1997. http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/ledoux/ledoux_p1.html For Commentary, go to the next three issues. Edge 7 (Feb. 25, 1977) has responses from William H. Calvin, Doulgas Rushkoff, Paolo Pignatelli, and W. Daniel Hillis. Sroll down the page to find them. http://www.edge.org/documents/archive/edge7.html In Edge 8, scroll down to sections by Goleman and by Pinker, followed by LeDoux's rejoinder. http://www.edge.org/documents/archive/edge8.html These are very interesting reading. In particular, we should discuss Pinker's comments, e.g. on innate vs. learned emotions. Edge 9 has some further questions for LeDoux from Paolo Pignatelli; scroll to the bottom of the page: http://www.edge.org/documents/archive/edge9.html

Students in Neurobiology and Behavior, a bio course at Bryn Mawr, post their papers electronically at http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/neuro/neuro02/

Examples relevant to the Emotion Seminar include "Rene Descartes and the Legacy of Mind/Body Dualism," a Review of Damasio's Descartes' Error, and a Review of Jourdain's Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy: How music captures our imagination.


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Gifs, Figures, Diagrams


Below are a few examples of images and charts you can find on the web for use in your class presentations, or just for inspiration. To find your own, do a Google image search.

For Psychophysiology: There are some cool gifs on this page from Oberlin, including an animated EKG gif, and a "subject" hooked up for various recordings. http://www.oberlin.edu/~psych/labs/physiolab/default.html

The Contact Precision Instruments site contains gifs illustrating a wide variety of psychophysiological measures, indluduing skin conductance EKG, EMG, EEG, and a startle-recording set-up. http://www.psylab.com/default_default.htm

Limbic & pleasure areas of brain. Interactive figure from Gleitman site: http://www.wwnorton.com/college/psych/gman5/ch2/diagrams/2_13.html

A table adapted from Ortony and Turner (1990), showing various emotion theories, the emotions they concern themselves with, and their basis for including them. http://personalityresearch.org/basicemotions.html

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How-To Guides

Russ Dewey's APA Research Style Crib Sheet

Psychology with Style: A hypertext writing guide for APA Style, written with Psychology student research papers in mind.

The APA Formatting and Style Guide from the Owl at Purdue

Follow these Tips for Effective Presentations before making your first PowerPoint presentation. (also see more detailed handout on CourseWorks) http://www.columbia.edu/cu/psychology/200bc/present.html

Presenters Online is a web site provided by Epson with lots of tips for making effective presentations, from the basics to free clip art, templates, and image gallery. Be sure to check out the "PowerPoint Tutorials " link. http://www.presentersonline.com/

The highly recommended Yale Web Style Guide: http://info.med.yale.edu/caim/manual/


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Online Experiments

Megalists of online experiments: http://www.socialpsychology.org/expts.htm


For online experiments: a research randomizer http://www.randomizer.org/

Paul Kenyon's tutorial on "How to put questionnaires on the internet." http://salmon.psy.plym.ac.uk/mscprm/forms.htm

A student project on the Psychology of Aesthetics. Apparently presents mpeg animations which participants rate. The animations don't work in Navigator, however, so I haven't viewed them. (Some of the introductory instructions are useful.) http://salmon.psy.plym.ac.uk/research/horne/dissintro1.htm

also see http://salmon.psy.plym.ac.uk/research/horne/template.htm for a potentially useful template for a rating study.

http://salmon.psy.plym.ac.uk/research/horne/ques1i.htm shows a tabular questionnaire, presented in a frame at the bottom of the page. The target image remains on the top while the ratings are completed. The frame structure is set up by the file http://salmon.psy.plym.ac.uk/research/horne/frame1i.htm

A bettter layout might be the one in http://salmon.psy.plym.ac.uk/research/horne/SECONDRY.HTM where the picture is on the left and the rating scale scrolls down on the right.

From the Univ of Zurich comes the Web's Experimental Psychology Lab at http://www.psych.unizh.ch/genpsy/Ulf/Lab/WebExpPsyLab.html This is an award-winning site.

Here's another experiment we might like to be able to produce. Can we figure out how they did it?

http://psychexps.olemiss.edu/Exps/Facial_Recognition/startfr.htm (to run the Facial Recognition experiment, first need to download the Authorware plugin)

For Columbia Students: You can try out the 1999 version of the Emotion Seminar Online Experiment if you're connecting from the Columbia Server. CAUTION: The program may take some time to load. If you interrupt the process and restart, it may not load the slides or submit the data properly. Click here to start.

The Emotion Seminar Online Experiment (see above link) is brought to you by CNMTL programmer Ilia Malkovitch and Student Technology Assistant Rana Yates. Ilia and Rana collaborated on this user-modifiable program that allows students to create a variety of affective slide-viewing and -rating paradigms. Rana has written a tutorial http://www.columbia.edu/~lep1/rry/Tutorial.html to guide students in their revisions.


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Online Journals at Columbia University

Cognition and Emotion


Biological Psychology

Current Directions in Psychological Science

Psychological Science Online

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience

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