Readings on Affect (Emotions and Mood)

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imageI put together a reading list about an evolving trend in micro organizational behavior research – Affect. Browsing through Google Scholar, reading through abstracts and looking through some syllabuses for psychology and OB courses I found on the web, following is the plan I came up with for a seminar. 


Week 1 –General reviews of the Affect literature

Barsade, Sigal G. & Gibson, Donald E. (2007). "Why Does Affect Matter in Organizations?" Academy of Management Perspectives, February, 36-59

Brief AP, Weiss HM. 2002. Organizational behavior: affect in the workplace. Annu. Rev. Psychol. 53:279–307

Russell, J. A. (2003). Core affect and the psychological construction of emotion. Psychological Review, 110, 145–172.


Week 2 – Background

A. Ortony & T. J. Turner (1990). What’s basic about basic emotions? Psychological  Review, 97, 315-331.

C. S. Carver & M. F. Scheier (1990). Origins and functions of positive and negative affect: A control-process view. Psychological Review, 97, 19-35.

Barrett, L. F., Mesquita, B., Ochsner, K. N., & Gross, J. J. (2007). The experience of emotion. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 373-403.


Week 3 – Affect construct

Russell, J. A., & Carroll, J. M. (1999). On the bipolarity of positive and negative affect. Psychological Bulletin, 125(1), 3-30.

Tellegen, A., Watson, D., & Clark, L. A. (1999). On the dimensional and hierarchical structure of affect. Psychological Science, 10(4), 297-303.

Weiss, H.M., & Cropanzano, R. (1996). Affective events theory: A theoretical discussion of the structure, causes and consequences of affective experiences at work. ROB, 18, 1-74.


Week 4 – Affect & Decision making

Mellers, B. A., Schwartz, A., Ho, K., & Ritov, I. (1997). Decision affect theory: Emotional reactions to the outcomes of risky options. Psychological Science, 8(6), 423-429.

G. F. Loewenstein, C. K. Hsee, E. U. Weber, & N. Welch (2001). Risk as feelings. Psychological Bulletin, 127, 267-286.

B. A. Mellers (2000). Choice and the pleasure of consequences. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 910-924.

Dolan, R. J. (2002). Emotion, cognition, and behavior. Science, 298(8), 1191-1194.


Week 5 – Affect & Cognition #1

Buss, D. M. (2001). Cognitive biases and emotional wisdom in the evolution of conflict between the sexes. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 10(6), 219- 223.

Ambady, N., & Gray, H. M. (2002). On being sad and mistaken: Mood effects on the accuracy of thin-slice judgments. J. Personality and Social Psychology, 83(4), 947-961.

Shepperd, J. A., & McNulty, J. K. (2002). The affective consequences of expected and unexpected outcomes. Psychological Science, 13(1), 85-88.


Week 6 – Affect & Cognition #2

Tiedens, L. Z., & Linton, S. (2001). Judgment under emotional certainty and uncertainty: The effects of specific emotions on information processing. J. Personality and Social Psychology, 81(6), 973-998.

Au, K., Chan,F., Wang, D., & Vertinsky, I. (2003). Mood in foreign exchange trading: Cognitive processes and performance. OBHDP, 91, 322-338.

Thoresen, C.J., Kaplan, S.A., Barsky, A.P., Warren, C.R., & de Chermont, K. (2003). The affective underpinnings of job perceptions and attitudes: A meta-analytic review and integration. Psychological Bulletin, 129, 914-945.


Week 8 – Emotional Intelligence

Mayer, J., Roberts R. & Barsade, S.G. (2008). "Human Abilities: Emotional Intelligence." Annual Review of Psychology, 59, 507-536.

Côté, S., & Miners, C.T.H. 2006. Emotional intelligence, cognitive intelligence, and job performance. ASQ, 51: 1-28.

Law, K. S., C.-S. Wong, and L. J. Song (2004). "The construct and criterion validity of emotional intelligence and its potential utility for management studies." Journal of Applied Psychology, 89: 483-496.


Week 7- Various other topics

Affect change – Rydell, R. J., & McConnell, A. R. (2006). Understanding implicit and explicit attitude change: A systems of reasoning analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 995-1008.

Glomb, T.M., Kammeyer-Mueller, J.D., & Rotundo, M. 2004. Emotional labor demands and compensating wage differentials . JAP, 89: 700-714.

Diefendorff, J.M., & Richard, E.M. (2003). Antecedents and consequences of emotional display rule perceptions. JAP, 88, 284-294.

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9 years ago

Very good one,
Liked your idea of developing a seminar course for self-study and then to share with all.

Are there any such more courses available in the area of OB ?

I will also try to prepare something like this for one of the topic.

More-over liked the blog , very few blogs are there dedicated to OB/OT area, will keep following..