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BOOKS
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Duval, T. S., & Silvia, P. J. (2001). Self-awareness and causal attribution: A dual systems theory. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Feldman, D. B., & Silvia, P. J. (2010). Public speaking for psychologists: A lighthearted guide to research presentations, job talks, and other opportunities to embarrass yourself. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Silvia, P. J. (2006). Exploring the psychology of interest. New York: Oxford University Press.

Silvia, P. J. (2007). How to write a lot: A practical guide to productive academic writing. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Silvia, P. J., Delaney, P. F., & Marcovitch, S. (2009). What psychology majors could (and should) be doing: An informal guide to research experience and professional skills. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

 

SELF-AWARENESS

Abele, A., Silvia, P. J., & Zöller-Utz, I. (2005). Flexible effects of positive affect on self-focused attention. Cognition and Emotion, 19, 623-631.

Duval, T. S., & Silvia, P. J. (2002). Self-awareness, probability of improvement, and the self-serving bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Eichstaedt, J., & Silvia, P. J. (2003). Noticing the self: Implicit assessment of self-focused attention using word recognition latencies. Social Cognition, 21, 349-361.

Eidelman, S., & Silvia, P. J. (2010). Self-focus and stereotyping of the self. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 263-273.

Gendolla, G. H. E., Richter, M., & Silvia, P. J. (2008). Self-focus and task difficulty effects on cardiovascular reactivity. Psychophysiology, 45, 653-662.

Phillips, A. G., & Silvia, P. J. (2005). Self-awareness and the emotional consequences of self-discrepancies. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 703-713.

Phillips, A. G., Silvia, P. J., & Paradise, M. J. (2007). The undesired self and emotional experience: A latent variable analysis. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26, 1035-1047.

Silvia, P. J. (1999). Explaining personality or explaining variance? A comment on Creed and Funder (1998). European Journal of Personality, 13, 533–538.

Silvia, P. J. (2001). Nothing or the opposite: Intersecting terror management and objective self-awareness. European Journal of Personality, 15, 73–82.

Silvia, P. J. (2002). Self-awareness and emotional intensity. Cognition and Emotion, 16, 195-216.

Silvia, P. J. (2002). Self-awareness and the regulation of emotional intensity. Self and Identity, 1, 3-10.

Silvia, P. J., & Abele, A. (2002). Can positive affect induce self-focused attention? Methodological and measurement issues. Cognition and Emotion, 16, 845-853.

Silvia, P. J., & Duval, T. S. (2001). Predicting the interpersonal targets of self-serving attributions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 333-340.

Silvia, P. J., & Duval, T. S. (2001). Objective self-awareness theory: Recent progress and enduring problems. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 5, 230-241.

Silvia, P. J., & Duval, T. S. (2004). Self-awareness, self-motives, and self-motivation. In R. A. Wright, J. Greenberg, & S. S. Brehm (Eds.), Motivational analyses of social behavior: Building on Jack Brehm's contributions to psychology (pp. 57-75). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Silvia, P. J., & Eichstaedt, J. (2004). A self-novelty manipulation of self-focused attention for Internet and laboratory experiments. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 36, 325-330.

Silvia, P. J., Eichstaedt, J., & Phillips, A. G. (2005). Are rumination and reflection types of self-focused attention? Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 871-881.

Silvia, P. J., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2001). On introspection and self-perception: Does self-focused attention enable accurate self-knowledge? Review of General Psychology, 5, 241-269.

Silvia, P. J., & O'Brien, M. E. (2004). Self-awareness and constructive functioning: Revisiting "the human dilemma." Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 23, 475-489.

Silvia, P. J., & Phillips, A. G. (2004). Self-awareness, self-evaluation, and creativity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 1009-1017.

Silvia, P. J., Phillips, A. G., Baumgaertner, M. K., & Maschauer, E. L. (2006). Emotion concepts and self-focused attention: Exploring parallel effects of emotional states and emotional knowledge. Motivation and Emotion, 30, 229-235.

Snow, C. J., Duval, T. S., & Silvia, P. J. (2004). When the self stands out: Figure-ground effects on self-focused attention. Self and Identity, 3, 355-363.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Nusbaum, E. C., & Silvia, P. J. (2008). Review of the book Undergraduate writing in psychology: Learning to tell the scientific story. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 2, 271-273.

Silvia, P. J. (2006). Review of the book New Directions in Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, S, 53.

Silvia, P. J. (2006). The grim world of grant writing [Review of the book Writing the NIH Grant Proposal: A Step-By-Step Guide]. PsycCRITIQUES, 51(47), 15.

Silvia, P. J. (2007). Creativity, ordinary thinking, and the cultures of creativity research [Review of the book Creativity: Understanding innovation in problem solving, science, invention, and the arts]. PsycCRITIQUES, 52(17), 3.

Silvia, P. J. (2007). The ancestral angle on aesthetics, creativity, and the arts. [Review of the book Evolutionary and neurocognitive approaches to aesthetics, creativity, and the arts.] PsycCRITIQUES, 52(31), 7.

Silvia, P. J. (2007). Review of the book Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 1, 254-255.

Silvia, P. J. (2008). Review of the book Write to the Top! How to Become a Prolific Academic. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 2, 185-186.

Silvia, P. J. (2009). This is your brain on art. [Review of the book Neuroaesthetics.] PsycCRITIQUES, 54(47), 5.


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INTEREST & EMOTION

Kashdan, T. B., Gallagher, M. W., Silvia, P. J., Winterstein, B. P., Breen, W. E., Terhar, D., & Steger, M. F. (2009). The Curiosity and Exploration Inventory-II: Development, factor structure, and psychometrics. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 987-998.

Kashdan, T. B., & Silvia, P. J. (2009). Curiosity and interest: The benefits of thriving on novelty and challenge. In C. R. Snyder & S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Handbook of positive psychology (2nd ed., pp. 367-374). New York: Oxford University Press.

Litman, J. A., & Silvia, P. J. (2006). The latent structure of trait curiosity: Evidence for interest and deprivation curiosity dimensions. Journal of Personality Assessment, 86, 318-328.

Silvia, P. J. (2001). Interest and interests: The psychology of constructive capriciousness. Review of General Psychology, 5, 270-290.

Silvia, P. J. (2001). Expressed and measured vocational interests: Distinctions and definitions. Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Silvia, P. J. (2003). Self-efficacy and interest: Experimental studies of optimal incompetence. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 62, 237–249.

Silvia, P. J. (2005). What is interesting? Exploring the appraisal structure of interest. Emotion, 5, 89-102.

Silvia, P. J. (2008). Interest---The curious emotion. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17, 57-60.

Silvia, P. J. (2008). Appraisal components and emotion traits: Examining the appraisal basis of trait curiosity. Cognition and Emotion, 22, 94-113.

Silvia, P. J. (in press). Confusion and interest: The role of knowledge emotions in aesthetic experience. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Silvia, P. J., Allan, W. D., Beauchamp, D. L., Maschauer, E. L., & Workman, J. O. (2006). Biased recognition of happy facial expressions in social anxiety. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 25, 585-602.

Silvia, P. J., & Brehm, J. W. (2001). Exploring alternative deterrents to emotional intensity: Anticipated happiness, distraction, and sadness. Cognition and Emotion, 15, 575-592.

Silvia, P. J., Henson, R. A., & Templin, J. L. (2009). Are the sources of interest the same for everyone? Using multilevel mixture models to explore individual differences in appraisal structures. Cognition and Emotion, 23, 1389-1406.

Silvia, P. J., & Sanders, C. E. (in press). Why are smart people curious? Fluid intelligence, openness to experience, and interest. Learning and Individual Differences.

Silvia, P. J., & Warburton, J. B. (2006). Positive and negative affect: Bridging states and traits. In J. C. Thomas & D. L. Segal (Eds.), Comprehensive handbook of personality and psychopathology (Vol. 1, pp. 268-284). New York: Wiley.

Turner, S. A., Jr., & Silvia, P. J. (2006). Must interesting things be pleasant? A test of competing appraisal structures. Emotion, 6, 670-674.

 

AESTHETICS, CREATIVITY, & THE ARTS

Cooper, J. M., & Silvia, P. J. (2009). Opposing art: Rejection as an action tendency of hostile aesthetic emotions. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 27, 109-126.

Silvia, P. J. (2005). Emotional responses to art: From collation and arousal to cognition and emotion. Review of General Psychology, 9, 342-357.

Silvia, P. J. (2005). Cognitive appraisals and interest in visual art: Exploring an appraisal theory of aesthetic emotions. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 23, 119-133.

Silvia, P. J. (2006). Artistic training and interest in visual art: Applying the appraisal theory of aesthetic emotions. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 24, 139-161

Silvia, P. J. (2007). An introduction to multilevel modeling for research on the psychology of art and creativity. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 25, 1-20.

Silvia, P. J. (2007). Knowledge-based assessment of expertise in the arts: Exploring aesthetic fluency. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 1, 247-249. [Note: Data available for download.]

Silvia, P. J. (2008). Creativity and intelligence revisited: A reanalysis of Wallach and Kogan (1965). Creativity Research Journal, 20, 34-39.

Silvia, P. J. (2008). Another look at creativity and intelligence: Exploring higher-order models and probable confounds. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1012-1021. [Note: Data available for download.]

Silvia, P. J. (2008). Discernment and creativity: How well can people identify their most creative ideas? Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 2, 139-146.

Silvia, P. J. (2009). "Certain things last": A skeptical look at Martindale's dirge for the arts. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 27, 203-208.

Silvia, P. J. (2009). Looking past pleasure: Anger, confusion, disgust, pride, surprise and other unusual aesthetic emotions. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 3, 48-51.

Silvia, P. J. (in press). Human emotions and aesthetic experience: An overview of empirical aesthetics. In A. Shimamura (Ed.), Aesthetic science: Connecting minds, brains, and experience. New York: Oxford University Press.

Silvia, P. J., & Barona, C. M. (2009). Do people prefer curved objects? Angularity, expertise, and aesthetic preference. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 27, 25-42.

Silvia, P. J., & Berg, C. (in press). Finding film interesting: How appraisals and expertise influence the aesthetic experience of film. Empirical Studies of the Arts.

Silvia, P. J., & Brown, E. M. (2007). Anger, disgust, and the negative aesthetic emotions: Expanding an appraisal model of aesthetic experience. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 1, 100-106.

Silvia, P. J., & Kaufman, J. C. (in press). Creativity and mental illness. In R. J. Sternberg & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of creativity. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Silvia, P. J., Kaufman, J. C., & Pretz, J. E. (2009). Is creativity domain-specific? Latent class models of creative accomplishments and creative self-descriptions. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 3, 139-148.

Silvia, P. J., & Kimbrel, N. A. (2010). A dimensional analysis of creativity and mental illness: Do anxiety and depression symptoms predict creative cognition, creative accomplishments, and creative self-concepts? Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 4, 2-10.

Silvia, P. J., Nusbaum, E. C., Berg, C., Martin, C., & O'Conner, A. (2009). Openness to experience, plasticity, and creativity: Exploring lower-order, higher-order, and interactive effects. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 1087-1090.

Silvia, P. J., Martin, C., & Nusbaum, E. C. (2009). a snapshot of creativity: Evaluating a quick and simple method for assessing divergent thinking. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 4, 79-85.

Silvia, P. J., Winterstein, B. P., Willse, J. T., Barona, C. M., Cram, J. T., Hess, K. I., Martinez, J. L., & Richard, C. A. (2008). Assessing creativity with divergent thinking tasks: Exploring the reliability and validity of new subjective scoring methods. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 2, 68-85.
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Silvia, P. J., Winterstein, B. P., & Willse, J. T. (2008). The madness to our method: Some thoughts on divergent thinking. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 2, 109-114.

 

EXPERIENCE-SAMPLING & SOCIAL-CLINICAL RESEARCH

Brown, L. H., Silvia, P. J., Myin-Germeys, I., & Kwapil, T. R. (2007). When the need to belong goes wrong: The expression of social anhedonia and social anxiety in daily life. Psychological Science, 18, 778-782.

Brown, L. H., Silvia, P. J., Myin-Germeys, I., Lewandowski, K. E., & Kwapil, T. R. (2008). The relationship of social anxiety and social anhedonia to psychometrically identified schizotypy. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 27, 127-149.

Kane, M. J., Brown, L. H., Little, J. C., Silvia, P. J., Myin-Germeys, I., & Kwapil, T. R. (2007). For whom the mind wanders, and when: An experience-sampling study of working memory and executive control in daily life. Psychological Science, 18, 614-621.

Knouse, L. E., Mitchell, J. T., Brown, L. H., Silvia, P. J., Kane, M. J., Myin-Germeys, I., & Kwapil, T. R. (2008). The expression of adult AD/HD symptoms in daily life: An application of experience sampling methodology. Journal of Attention Disorders, 11, 652-663.

Kwapil, T. R., Barrantes-Vidal, N., & Silvia, P. J. (2008). The dimensional structure of the Wisconsin schizotypy scales: Factor identification and construct validity. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 34, 444-457.

Kwapil, T. R., Silvia, P. J., Myin-Germeys, I., Anderson, A. J., Coates, S. A., & Brown, L. H. (2009). The social world of the socially anhedonic: Exploring the daily ecology of asociality. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 103-106.

Winterstein, B. P., Willse, J. T., Kwapil, T. R., & Silvia, P. J. (in press). Assessment of score dependability of the Wisconsin Schizotypy Scales using generalizability analysis. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.

 

SOCIAL IDENTITIES & OTHER TOPICS

Crandall, C. S., Silvia, P. J., N'Gbala, A., Tsang, J., & Dawson, K. (2007). Balance theory, unit relations, and attribution: The underlying integrity of Heiderian theory. Review of General Psychology, 11, 12-30.

Eidelman, S., Silvia, P. J., & Biernat, M. (2006). Responding to deviance: Target exclusion and differential devaluation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1153-1164.

Schmitt, M. T., Branscombe, N. R., Silvia, P. J., Garcia, D. M., & Spears, R. (2006). Categorizing at the group-level in response to intragroup social comparisons: A self-categorization theory integration of self-evaluation and social identity motives. European Journal of Social Psychology, 36, 297-314..

Schmitt, M. T., Silvia, P. J., & Branscombe, N. R. (2000). The intersection of self-evaluation maintenance and social identity theories: Intragroup judgment in interpersonal and intergroup contexts. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 1598-1606.

Silvia, P. J. (2006). Reactance and the dynamics of disagreement: Multiple paths from threatened freedom to resistance to persuasion. European Journal of Social Psychology, 36, 673-685.

Silvia, P. J. (2006). A skeptical look at dispositional reactance. Personality and Individual Differences, 40, 1291-1297.

Silvia, P. J. (2005). Deflecting reactance: The role of similarity in increasing compliance and reducing resistance. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 27, 277-284.

Silvia, P. J. (2003). Throwing away the key: Measuring prison reform attitudes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33, 2553-2564.

Silvia, P. J., Graham, J. S., & Hawley, C. N. (2005). Changing attitudes toward prison reform: Effects of similarity to prisoners on attraction and rejection. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35, 248-258.