Guide to the Papers of John T. Lanzetta, 1955 - 1988Manuscript MS-1138

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Series 1, Professional Papers, 1955-1988

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Box: 1, Dates: 1962-1986

Contains Lanzetta's own notes on psychological theories, articles by other psychologists, graphs and instructive images, three sets of computerized data based on questionnaire responses, several papers by students of psychology, a photocopy of "The Conditioning Properties of Facial Expressions: Equipotentiality, Selective Associative Formation, and Nonassociation," an experiment on which Lanzetta worked at Dartmouth College, his report "The Role of Facial Expressions of Emotion in the Activation and Conditioning of Emotional Behavior," another large report on facial expression, and two drafts of "The Effects of Sexual Stimuli of Different Affective Quality on Provocation Induced Aggression," co-authored by Lanzetta.

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Box: 2, Dates: 1966-1974

Contains alphabetically arranged correspondence relating to his work as a professor and researcher of psychology, including many letters of recommendation for both students and instructors. Also includes grant proposals to the National Science Foundation.

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Box: 3, Dates: 1966-1980

Contains final editions of two studies, "Facial Expressions of Emotion as Conditioned Stimuli for Human Autonomic Responses," and "Effects of Control and Observation on Pain Responses," and a draft entitled "Effects of Being Observed on Expressive, Subjective, and Physiological Responses to Painful Stimuli," all co-authored by Lanzetta. There is also an edited manuscript and several drafts, accompanied by reviewers' comments, of the eventually titled "Vicarious Instigation and Conditioning of Facial Expressions and Autonomic Responses to a Model's Expressive Display of Pain," also co-authored by Lanzetta. The papers also include articles by other psychologists, handwritten notes, and Lanzetta's correspondence regarding his research and writing.

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Box: 4, Dates: 1963-1971

Contains documents relating to committees on which Lanzetta served at Dartmouth College and various proposals he was involved with, including one for a "Center for the Study of Social Change" and a related proposal, "Project IMPRESS," worked on with John Kemeny. There are meetings notes, correspondence, and written reports for the President's Commission on the Organization of Faculty, the Committee on Organization and Policy, the Committee on Sponsored Activity, and the Filene Endowment. In addition, the papers contain correspondence and blueprints for a proposed renovation of Wolf Hall at the University of Delaware, IBM punch cards and numerical data from a slide scaling computer program. Also includes "The Control and Measurement of Subjective Uncertainty" by Lanzetta, a draft of "Some Determinants of Individual Differences in Pre-Decision Information Processing Behavior," of which he was co-author, rough drafts of other Lanzetta articles, and articles by other psychologists.

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Box: 5, Dates: 1963-1984

Contains alphabetically organized correspondence regarding his research as well as letters of recommendation for students and instructors, drafts of "The Control and Measurement of Subjective Uncertainty," "Excitatory Strength of Expressive Faces: Effects of Fear and Happy Expressions and Context on the Extinction of a Conditioned Fear Response" accompanied by editors' comments, "Self-focused Attention, Facial Behavior, Autonomic Arousal and the Emotional Experience," accompanied by data and editors' comments, "The Structure of Self-Reports of Emotional Responses to Film Segments," "Conditioning of Counter-Empathetic Emotional Responses," and a chapter in a book "Methodological Decisions in Social Psychophysiology," two binders of numerical experimental data, and graphs and instructive images.

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Box: 6, Dates: 1978-1984

Contains several studies of psychological responses to politics and proposals for grants to execute these studies, and drafts of several papers on facial expression. Also includes several drafts and a photocopy of the published version of the book chapter "Methodological Decisions in Social Psychophysiology."

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Box: 7, Dates: 1965-1978

Contains a final graduate thesis "The Role of the Observer's Facial Expressive Response in Vicarious Classical Conditioning," assisted by Lanzetta, and drafts of other authors' papers. Also includes correspondence relating to and drafts of Lanzetta's papers, including the chapter of a book "Social Psychology: Some Selected Topics" accompanied by an unbound early production, and a project done for the U.S. Air Force, "Recommendation for the Use of Simulation Techniques in the Study of Command and Control Problems". This box also contains final publications of some of Lanzetta's studies.

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Box: 8, Dates: 1963-1978

Contains experimental data (written responses of participants, observations of administrator, and computer-recorded physical responses), as well as sign-up sheets for participants and instructions for the administrator. Also includes graphs and instructional images, correspondence and notes relating to the Department of Psychology and a potential foreign studies program for the department, reports on the Department's graduate program, and course evaluations, exercises, and exams from Lanzetta's Psychology 14. In addition, published articles by Lanzetta, and several of his publications through the Office of Naval Research.

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Box: 9, Dates: 1973-1982

Contains several drafts of a study on expressive displays and political leadership, a final report "Nonverbal Affect Communication Processes," copies of other studies, grant proposals to the National Science Foundation and Dartmouth College to support his research on facial expressions, as well as extensive records of the budget for the project, and a file of his biographical data.

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Box: 10, Dates: 1959-1984

Contains Lanzetta's notes and correspondence regarding a Conference on Innovative Organizations, applications for research grants, drafts and published versions of Lanzetta's studies and correspondence with journal editors (especially regarding his political studies), and several publications of the Office of Naval Research.

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