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Personality, Attachment, and Control Laboratory
Director: Vivian Zayas, Ph.D.

Books       Under Review       In Press       In Preparation

  • Zayas, V. & Hazan, C. (Eds.) (2015). Bases of Adult Attachment: From Brain to Mind to Behavior. Springer Publishing. Link
  • Reyna, V. & Zayas, V. (Eds.) (2014). The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making. APA. Link
  • Zayas, V., Wang, A., McCalla, J., Uhrig, B. N.., & Ho, A. S. (under review). Implicit self-ambivalence: Self as good and self as bad.
  • Tabak, J. A.* & Zayas, V. (under review). From fleeting states to stable traits: Gendered connotations of emotional facial expressions impact sexual orientation judgments.
  • Pandey, G.* & Zayas, V. (under review). At face value: The biasing effect of attractiveness persists in the presence of objective utility information.
  • Jampol, L.* & Zayas, V. (under revision). White lies to women in the workplace: Women are given kinder but less accurate performance feedback than equally underperforming men.
  • Gaby, J.* & Zayas, V. (2017). Smelling is telling: Human olfactory cues influence social judgments in semi-realistic interactions. Chemical Senses, 42, 405-418. Download Supplementary Materials
  • Zayas, V., Surenkok, G.*, & Pandey, G.* (2017). Implicit ambivalence of others: Significant others trigger positive and negative evaluations. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. Download
  • Zayas, V., Pandey, G.*, & Tabak, J. A. (2017). Red roses and gift chocolates are judged more positively in the U.S. near Valentine’s Day: Evidence of naturally-occurring cultural priming. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:355 link Supplementary Materials
  • Zayas, V. (2016). “Can you tell if you’ll like someone based on their profile picture? Op-ed. Quartz Ideas (The Atlantic’s Global News and Business Publication), 12/19/16 Link
  • Günaydýn, G.*, Selcuk, E.*, & Zayas, V. (2016). Impressions based on a portrait predict, one month later, impressions following a live interaction. Social Psychological and Personality Science. Download Supplementary Materials
  • Zayas, V., Merrill., S. & Hazan, C. (2015). Fooling around and falling in love: The role of sex in adult attachment. In Simpson, J. & Rholes, S. (Eds.), Attachment theory and research: New directions and emerging themes. Guilford. Download
  • Zayas, V. & Shoda, Y. (2015). Love you? Hate you? Maybe it's both: Significant persons trigger bi-valent priming. Social Psychological and Personality Science. Download
  • Zayas, V., Günaydýn, G.*, & Shoda, Y. (2015). From an unknown other to an attachment figure: How do mental representations change with attachment formation? In V. Zayas & C. Hazan (Eds.), Bases of Adult Attachment: From Brain to Mind to Behavior. Springer Publishing. Download
    • Shoda, Y., Wilson, N., Whitsett, D., Lee, J.J.Y., & Zayas, V. (2014). The Person as a Cognitive-Affective Processing System: From Quantitative Idiography to Cumulative Science. In Cooper, M.L. & Larsen, R.J. (Eds.), The Handbook of Personality Processes and Individual Differences. APA. Download
    • Critcher, C. R., & Zayas, V. (2014). The Involuntary Excluder Effect: Those included by an excluder are seen as exclusive themselves. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Download
    • Harms, M., Zayas, V., Meltzoff, A., & Carlson, S. M. (2014). Stability of executive function and predictions to adaptive behavior from middle childhood to pre-adolescence. Frontiers in Psychology. Link
    • Ho, E.J.,* Surenkok, G.,* & Zayas, V. (2014). Explicit but not implicit mood is affected by progressive social exclusion. Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity. Download
    • Reyna, V. F. & Zayas, V. (2014). Introduction. In Reyna, V. F. & Zayas, V. (Eds.),The Neuroscience of Risky Decision. APA. Download
    • Zayas, V., Mischel, W., & Pandey, G.* (2014). Mind and brain in delay of gratification. In Reyna, V. F. & Zayas, V. (Eds.), The Neuroscience of Risky Decision. APA. Download
      • Zayas, V., Gunaydin, G., & Pandey, G. (2013). Persistence: What does research on self-regulation and delay of gratification have to say? [Commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 706-707. Download Download Full Article
      • Berman, M., Yourganov, G., Askren, M. K., Ayduk, O. N., Casey, B. J., Gotlib, I. H., Kross, E., McIntosh, A. R., Strother, S., Wilson, N. L., Zayas, V., Mischel, W., Shoda, Y. & Jonides, J. (2013). Dimensionality of brain networks linked to life-long individual differences in self-control. Nature Communications. Download
      • Zayas, V. & Selcuk, E. (2013). What do implicit processes tell us about romantic attachment. Association for Psychological Science Observer, 26, 19-22. Download
        • Tabak, J. A. & Zayas, V. (2012). “The Science of Gaydar.” Op-ed, New York Times, 6/3/12. Link
        • Tabak, J. & Zayas, V. (2012). The roles of featural and configural face processing in snap judgments of sexual orientation. PLoS ONE. Link
        • Lockenhoff, C., Cook, M., Anderson, J., & Zayas, V. (2012). Age differences in responses to progressive social exclusion: The role of cognition and socioemotional functioning. Journal of Gerontology, 68, 13-22. Download
        • Selcuk, E., Zayas, V., Günaydin, G., Hazan, C., & Kross, E. (2012). Mental representations of attachment figures facilitate recovery following upsetting autobiographical memory recall. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 362-378. Download
        • Günaydin, G., Zayas, V. Selcuk, E., & Hazan, C. (2012). I like you but I don't know why: Facial resemblance to significant others influences snap judgments. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 250-353. Download Supplementary Materials
        • Casey, B. J., Somerville, L. H., Gotlib, I. H., Ayduk, O. N., Franklin, N., Askren, M. K., Jonides, J., Berman, M., Wilson, N., Teslovich, T., Glover, G., Zayas, V., Mischel, W., & Shoda, Y. (2011). Behavioral and neural correlates of delay of gratification 40 years later. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 108, 14998-15003. Download
        • Zayas, V., Mischel, W., Shoda, Y., & Aber, J. L. (2011). Roots of adult attachment: Maternal caregiving at 18 months predicts adult attachment to peers and partners. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 289-297. Download Supplementary Materials
        • Mischel, W., Ayduk, O. N., Berman, M., Casey, B. J., Jonides, J., Kross, E., Wilson, N., Zayas, V., & Shoda, Y. (2011). "Willpower" over the life span: Decomposing impulse control. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6, 252-256. Download
        • Zayas, V., Greenwald, A. G., & Osterhout, L. (2011). Unintentional covert motor activations predict behavioral effects: Multilevel modeling of trial-level electrophysiological motor activations. Psychophysiology, 48, 208-217. Download
        • Selcuk, E., Zayas, V., & Hazan, C. (2010). Beyond satisfaction: The role of attachment in marital functioning. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 2, 258-279. Download
        • Chernyak, N., & Zayas, V. (2010). Being excluded by one means being excluded by all: Perceiving exclusion from inclusive others during one-person social exclusion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 582-585. Download Supplementary Materials
        • Ferguson, M., & Zayas, V. (2009). Automatic evaluation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 362-366. Download
        • Zayas, V., Tabak, J., Günaydin, G., & Robertson, J. (2009). A social-cognitive model of human behavior offers a more parsimonious account of emotional expressivity [Commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 407-408. Download Download Full Article
        • Carlson, S. M., Zayas, V., & Guthormsen, A. (2009). Neural Correlates of Decision Making on a Gambling Task. Child Development, 80, 1076-1096. Download
        • Zayas, V., Shoda, Y., Mischel, W., Osterhout, L., & Takahashi, M. (2009). Neural responses to partner rejection cues. Psychological Science, 20, 813-821. Download
        • Zayas, V., & Shoda, Y. (2009). Three decades after the personality paradox: Understanding situations. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 280-281. Download
        • Zayas, V. & Ram, D. (2009). What love has to do with it: An attachment perspective on pairbonding and sexual behavior [Commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 44-45. Download Download Full Article
        • Zayas, V., Whitsett, D., Lee, J. J. Y., Wilson, N. & Shoda, Y. (2008). From situation assessment to personality: Building a social-cognitive model of a person. In Boyle, G., Matthews, G., & Saklofske, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Personality Theory and Testing (Vol. 2, pp. 377-401). Sage Publishers. Download
        • Ayduk, O. N., Zayas, V., Downey, G., Cole, A. B., Shoda, Y., & Mischel, W. (2008). Rejection sensitivity and executive control: Joint predictors of borderline personality features. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 151-168. Download
        • Zayas, V. (2007). Outwit, Outplay, and Outlast: What role did Richard Hatch's personality play in his victory as the first Survivor? In A. Brown & C. Logan (Eds.), The Psychology of Survivor, Benbella Books. Download
        • Zayas, V. & Shoda, Y. (2007). Predicting preferences for dating partners from past experiences of psychological abuse: Identifying the 'psychological ingredients' of situations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 123-138. Download
        • Eigsti, I. M., Zayas, V., Mischel, W., Shoda, Y., Ayduk, O., Dadlani, M. B., Davidson, M. C., Aber, J. L., & Casey, B. J. (2006). Predicting cognitive control from preschool to adolescence and young adulthood. Psychological Science, 17, 478-84. Download
        • Greenwald, A. G., Rudman, L. A., Nosek, B. A., & Zayas, V. (2006). Why So Little Faith? A Comment on Blanton and Jaccard's (2006) Skeptical View of Testing Pure Multiplicative Theories. Psychological Review, 113, 170-180. Download
        • Zayas, V. & Shoda, Y. (2005). Do automatic reactions elicited by thoughts of romantic partner, mother, and self relate to adult romantic attachment? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 1011-1025. Download
        • Zayas, V., Shoda, Y., & Ayduk, O. N. (2002). Personality in context: An interpersonal systems perspective. Journal of Personality, 70, 851-898. Download
  • Zayas, V. & Shoda, Y. (2004). Using the Implicit Association Test (IAT) to assess automatic reactions elicited by one's mother. Unpublished manuscript. University of Washington. Download