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Pearson proudly presents the CURRENT DIRECTIONS IN PSYCHOLOGY READER SERIES, published exclusively in partnership with the Association for Psychological Science. These readers include articles carefully selected for the undergraduate audience and taken from the accessible Current Directions in Psychological Science journal.

Allowing instructors to bring their students real-world perspectives from a reliable source, these timely articles discuss today’s most current and pressing issues as they apply to specific areas of psychology. Each of these readers is available to package with any Pearson Psychology text. For ordering details, contact your local Pearson sales representative or e-mail

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The Association for Psychological Science is dedicated to advancing psychology as a science-based discipline. APS members include the field’s most respected researchers and educators representing the full range of topics within psychological science.

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A. Courtney DeVries is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at The Ohio State University. She is also a member of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine at Ohio State. She received her B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1991 and her Ph.D in Zoology from the University of Maryland in 1995. Professor DeVries conducted postdoctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland from 1995-1996, and served as a Research Faculty at the University of Maryland from 1996-1998 before joining the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University in 1998 where she was an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. She joined the faculty at Ohio State University in the fall of 2000.

Professor DeVries has published sixty articles and chapters in professional journals and edited volumes. She has won numerous awards including the Outstanding Graduate Research Award in 1995, the Young Scientist Award from the New York Academy of Sciences in 1996, the Fellows Award for Research Excellence from the Office of the NIH Scientific Director in 1996, the Frank A. Beach Award for Research Excellence from the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology in 2000, the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association in 2003, and the Curt P. Richter Award from the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology in 2006. She is a fellow of the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association. Professor DeVries’ current research focuses mainly on the effects of stress and prosocial behaviors on health outcomes, especially related to ischemic damage associated with cardiac arrest and stroke.

Randy J. Nelson is Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at The Ohio State University. He also co-directs the Neuroscience Graduate Studies Program. He received his A.B. from the University of California in Berkeley in 1978, a M.A. and Ph.D in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980 and 1983, respectively, as well as a Ph.D. in Endocrinology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984. Professor Nelson conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of Texas at Austin from 1984-1986. He served on the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University from 1986 until 2000 where he was Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. He joined the faculty at Ohio State in the fall of 2000. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for Behavioral Neuroscience, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, and Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

Professor Nelson has published nearly three hundred articles and chapters in professional journals and edited volumes. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and the Animal Behavior Society. The third edition of his textbook, An Introduction to Behavioral Endocrinology was published in 2005 by Sinauer Associates. In 2002, he co-authored a book entitled, Seasonal Patterns of Stress Immune Function, and Disease published by Cambridge University Press. In 2003, he co-edited the volume, Biological Psychology for Wiley and Sons and he edited the volume, Biology of Aggression, published by Oxford University Press in 2006. Professor Nelson is co-editor for the Oxford Series in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Professor Nelson’s current research focuses primarily on seasonality, behavioral neuroendocrinology, biological rhythms, stress, immune function, sexual, aggressive, and other social behaviors.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Genes, Evolution, and Behavior     3
Behavior Genetics: What's New? (Vol. 11, No. 2, 2002, pp. 70-74)   Danielle M. Dick   Richard J. Rose     7
Genetic Influence on Human Psychological Traits: A Survey (Vol. 13, No. 4, 2004, pp. 148-151)   Thomas J. Bouchard     14
Progress in the Molecular-Genetic Study of Intelligence (Vol. 15, No. 4, 2006, pp. 151-155)   Danielle Posthuma   Eco J.C. de Geus     21
Adaptations to Ovulation: Implications for Sexual and Social Behavior (Vol. 14, No. 6, 2005, pp. 312-316)   Steven W. Gangestad   Christine E. Garver-Apgar   Randy Thornhill     29
New Evolutionary Perspectives on Altruism: Multilevel-Selection and Costly-Signaling Theories (Vol. 11, No. 2, 2002, pp. 79-82)   Francis T. McAndrew     37
Evolutionary Psychology: The Wheat and the Chaff (Vol. 11, No. 6, 2002, pp. 187-191)   Frans B.M. de Waal     43
Critical Thinking Questions     49
Plasticity     51
Brain Plasticity and Behavior (Vol. 12, No. 1, 2003, pp. 1-4)   Bryan Kolb   Robbin Gibb   Terry E. Robinson     55
Neurobiological Consequences of Long-Term Estrogen Therapy (Vol. 13, No. 5, 2004, pp. 173-176)   L.K. Marriott   G.L. Wenk     62
Electrical Signals of Memory and of the Awareness of Remembering (Vol. 13, No. 2, 2004, pp. 49-55)   Ken A. Paller     70
The Role of Social Interaction in Bird Song Learning (Vol. 13, No. 6, 2004, pp. 224-228)   Michael D. Beecher   John M. Burt     82
Memory Maintenance: The Changing Nature of Neural Mechanisms (Vol. 15, No. 1, 2006, pp. 5-8)   Wickliffe C. Abraham     89
Critical Thinking Questions     95
Resilience     97
Stress and Adaptation: Toward Ecologically Relevant Animal Models (Vol. 15, No. 13, 2006, pp. 109-112)   Jaap M. Koolhaas   Sietse F. de Boer   Bauke Buwalda     101
The Role of Prenatal Maternal Stress in Child Development (Vol. 13, No. 2, 2004, pp. 71-74)   Janet A. DiPietro     108
Corticotropin-Releasing Factor and the Psychobiology of Early-Life Stress (Vol. 16, No. 2, 2007, pp. 85-89)   Charles F. Gillespie   Charles B. Nemeroff     115
Depression: The Brain Finally Gets Into the Act (Vol. 13, No. 3, 2004, pp. 103-106)   Barry L. Jacobs     123
Plasticity for Affective Neurocircuitry: How the Environment Affects Gene Expression (Vol. 16, No. 1, 2007, pp. 1-5)   Nathan A. Fox   Amie A. Hane   Daniel S. Pine     130
Out of Balance: A New Look at Chronic Stress, Depression, and Immunity (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2005, pp. 111-115)   Theodore F. Robles   Ronald Glaser   Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser     138
Critical Thinking Questions     147
Drugs     149
Drugs, Environment, Brain, and Behavior (Vol. 13, No. 3, 2004, pp. 107-111)   Hans S. Crombag   Terry E. Robinson     151
Stress, Motivation, and Drug Addiction (Vol. 13, No. 1, 2004, pp. 33-35)   Nick E. Goeders     160
Pharmacologic and Behavioral Withdrawal From Addictive Drugs (Vol. 15, No. 5, 2006, pp. 232-236)   Timothy B. Baker   Sandra J. Japuntich   Joanne M. Hogle   Danielle E. McCarthy   John J. Curtin     166
The Neural Bases of Placebo Effects in Pain (Vol. 14, No. 4, 2005, pp. 175-179)   Tor D. Wager     174
Critical Thinking Questions     181
Health     183
Psychoneuroimmunology (Vol. 10, No. 3, 2001, pp. 94-97)   Robert Ader     187
Psychosocial, Behavioral, and Biological Aspects of Chronic Diseases (Vol. 13, No. 6, 2004, pp. 247-251)   Neil Schneiderman     194
Turning Up the Heat: Inflammation as a Mechanism Linking Chronic Stress, Depression, and Heart Disease (Vol. 15, No. 6, 2006, pp. 269-272)   Gregory E. Miller   Ekin Blackwell      202
Seasonal Patterns of Stress, Disease, and Sickness Responses (Vol. 13, No. 5, 2004, pp. 198-201)   Randy J. Nelson   Gregory E. Demas     209
Sleep and Immunity: Cytokine Pathways Linking Sleep and Health Outcomes (Vol. 16, No. 1, 2007, pp. 21-25)   Sarosh J. Motivala   Micahael R. Irwin     217
Critical Thinking Questions     224
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