Lucasri

Richard Lucas vita

Professor

PhD, Psychology, University of Illinois, 2000
MA, Psychology, University of Illinois, 1995
BS, Psychology, Bowdoin College, 1993

Research Statement

Research Interests: Happiness and subjective well-being, positive emotions, the effects of life events on life satisfaction, personality traits, extraversion, personality assessment.

Related Programs

Selected Publications

  • Cheung, F. & Lucas, R. E.
    Income inequality is associated with stronger social comparison effects: The effect of relative income on life satisfaction
    2016, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110:332-341
  • Wortman, J. & Lucas, R. E.
    Spousal similarity in life satisfaction before and after divorce
    2016, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Anusic, I., Lucas, R. E. & Donnellan, M. B.
    The validity of the day reconstruction method in the German Socio-Economic Panel Study
    2016, Social Indicators Research
  • Donnellan, M. B., Lucas, R. E., & Cesario, J.
    Warm water and loneliness redux: Rejoinder to Shalev and Bargh (2014) study 1
    2015, Emotion, 15:124-127
  • Diener, E., Oishi, S., & Lucas, R. E.
    National accounts of subjective well-being
    2015, American Psychologist, 70:234-242
  • Donnellan, M. B., Lucas, R. E., & Cesario, J.
    On the association between loneliness and bathing habits: Nine replications of Bargh and Shalev (2012) Study 1
    2015, Emotion, 15:109-119
  • Cheung, F. & Lucas, R. E.
    When does money matter most? Examining the association between income and life satisfaction over the life course
    2015, Psychology and Aging, 30:120-135
  • Kushlev, K., Dunn, E. W., & Lucas, R. E.
    Higher income is associated with less sadness but not more daily happiness
    2015, Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6:483-489
  • Lucas, R. E. & Diener, E.
    Personality and subjective well-being: Current issues and controversies. In M. L. Cooper & R. J. Larsen (Eds
    2015, Handbook of Personality and Indivdiual Differences. Washington, DC: APA.
  • Lynott, D., Corker, K. S., Wortman, J., Connell, L., Donnellan, M. B., Lucas, R. E., & O'Brien, K.
    Replication of “Experiencing physical warmth promotes interpersonal warmth” by Williams & Bargh (2008)
    2014, Journal of Social Psychology, 45:216-222
  • Lucas, R. E.
    Life satisfaction of U.S. Counties predicts population growth
    2014, Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5:383-388
  • Donnellan, M. B. & Lucas, R. E.
    Secondary analysis of datasets in multicultural Research. In Leong, F. (Ed.)
    2016, APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology161-175
  • Yap, S. C. Y., Anusic, I., Donnellan, M. B., & Lucas, R. E
    Self-informant agreement of ethnic identity
    2014, Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5:1-8
  • Corker, K. S., Lynott, D., Wortman, J., Connell, L., Donnellan, M. B., Lucas, R. E., & O'Brien, K.
    High quality replications matter: Response to Williams
    2014, Journal of Social Psychology, 45:324
  • Cheung, F. & Lucas, R. E.
    Assessing the validity of single-item life satisfaction measures: Results from three large samples
    2014, Quality of Life Research, 23:2809-2818
  • Yap, S. C. Y., Anusic, I, & Lucas, R. E.
    Does happiness change? Evidence from longitudinal studies
    2014, In K. M. Sheldon, & R. E. Lucas (Eds.), Stability of Happiness: Theories and Evidence on Whether Happiness Can Change, New York: Elsevier127-145
  • Anusic, I., *Yap, S. C. Y., & Lucas, R. E.
    Does personality moderate reaction and adaptation to major life events? Analysis of life satisfaction and affect in an Australian national sample
    2014, Journal of Research in Personality, 51:69-77
  • Luhmann, M., Orth, U., Specht, J., Kandler, C., & Lucas, R. E.
    Studying changes in life circumstances and personality: It's about time
    2014, European Journal of Personality, 28:256-266
  • Wortman, J., Donnellan, M. B., & Lucas, R. E
    Can physical warmth (or coldness) predict trait loneliness? A replication of Bargh and Shalev
    2014, Archives of Scientific Psychology, 2:13-19
  • Anusic, I., *Yap, S. Y., & Lucas, R. E.
    Testing set-point theory in a Swiss National Sample: Reaction and Adaptation to Major Life Events”
    2014, Social Indicators Researc, 119:1265-1288
  • Anusic, I. & Lucas, R. E.
    Do social relationships buffer the effects of widowhood? A prospective study of adaptation to the loss of a spouse
    2014, Journal of Personality, 82:367-378
  • Luhmann, M., Lucas, R. E., Eid, M., & Diener, E.
    The prospective effect of life satisfaction on life events
    2013, Social Psychology and Personality Science, 4:39-45
  • Dyrdal, G. M. & Lucas, R. E.
    Reaction and adaptation to the birth of a child: A couple-level analysis
    2013, Developmental Psychology, 49:749-761
  • Lucas, R.
    Does life seem better on a sunny day? Examining the association between daily weather conditions and life satisfaction judgments
    2013, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104:872-884
  • Luhmann, M., Hofmann, W., Eid, M., & Lucas, R. E.
    Subjective well-being and adaptation to life events: A meta-analysis
    2012, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102:592-615
  • Lucas, R. E., & Brent Donnellan, M.
    Estimating the reliability of single-item life satisfaction measures: Results from four national panel studies
    2012, Social Indicators Research, 105:323-331
  • Anusic, I., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B.
    Cross-sectional age differences in personality: Evidence from nationally representative samples from Switzerland and the United States
    2012, Journal of Research in Personality, 46:116-120
  • Donnellan, M. B., Kenny, D. A., Trzesniewski, K. H., Lucas, R. E., & Conger, R. D.
    Using trait-state models to evaluate the longitudinal consistency of global self-esteem from adolescence to adulthood
    2012, Journal of Research in Personality, 46:534-645
  • Yap, S., Anusic, I., & Lucas, R.E.
    Does personality moderate reaction and adaptation to major life events? Evidence from the British Household Panel Study
    2012, Journal of Research in Personality, 46:477-488
  • Anusic, I., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B.
    Dependability of personality, life satisfaction, and affect in short-term longitudinal data
    2012, Journal of Personality, 80:33-58
  • Wortman, J., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B.
    Stability and Change in the Big Five Personality Domains: Evidence From a Longitudinal Study of Australians
    2012, Psychology and Aging, 27:867-874
  • McAdams, K., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B.
    The role of domain satisfaction in explaining the paradoxical association between life satisfaction and age
    2012, Social Indicators Research, 109:295-303
  • Lucas, R. E. & Donnellan, M. B.
    Personality development across the life span: Longitudinal analyses with a national sample from Germany
    2011, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101:847-861
  • Lawless, N. M. & Lucas, R. E.
    Predictors of regional well-being: A county-level analysis
    2011, Social Indicators Research, 101:341-357
  • Baird, B. M. & Lucas, R. E.
    . . . . and how about now? Effects of item redundancy on contextualized self-reports of personality
    2011, Journal of Personality, 79:1081-1112
  • Hoerger, M., Quirk, S. W., Lucas, R. E., & Carr, T. H.
    Cognitive determinants of affective forecasting errors
    2010, Judgment and Decision Making, 5:365-373
  • Schimmack, U. & Lucas, R. E.
    Environmental influences on well-being: A dyadic latent panel analysis of spousal similarity
    2010, Social Indicators Research, 98:1-21
  • Kobau, R., Sniezek, J., Zack, M. M., Lucas, R. E., & Burns, A.
    Well-being assessment: An evaluation of well-being scales for public health and population estimates of well-being among US adults
    2010, Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being, 2:272-297
  • Baird, B. M., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B.
    Life satisfaction across the lifespan: Findings from two nationally representative panel studies
    2010, Social Indicators Research, 99:183-203
  • Dyrenforth, P. S., Kashy, D. A., Donnellan, M. B., & Lucas, R. E.
    Predicting relationship and life satisfaction from personality in nationally representative samples from three countries: The relative importance of actor, partner, and similarity effects
    2010, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99:690-702
  • Lucas, R. E. & Schimmack, U.
    Income and well-being. How big is the gap between the rich and the poor?
    2009, Journal of Research in Personalit, 43:75-78
  • Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B.
    If the person-situation debate is really over, why does it still generate so much negative affect?
    2009, Journal of Research in Personality, 43:146-149
  • Lucas, R. E. & Donnellan, M. B.
    Age Differences in Personality: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Australian Sample
    2009, Developmental Psychology, 45:1353-1363
  • Martel, M., Nigg, J., & Lucas, R. E.
    Trait mechanisms in youth with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    2008, Journal of Research in Personality, 42:895-913
  • Lucas, R. E., Le, K., & Dyrenforth, P. E.
    Explaining the extraversion/positive affect relation: Sociability cannot account for extraverts’ greater happiness
    2008, Journal of Personality, 76:385-414
  • Donnellan, M. B., & Lucas, R. E.
    Age differences in the Big Five across the life span: Evidence from two national samples
    2008, Psychology and Aging, 23:558-566
  • Donnellan, M. B. & Lucas, R. E.
    Age differences in the Big Five across the life span: Evidence from two national samples
    2008, Psychology and Aging, 23:558-566
  • Diener, E., Kesebir, P., & Lucas, R. E.
    Benefits of accounts of well-being—For Societies and for Psychological Science
    2008, Applied Psychology, 57:37-53
  • Lucas, R. E.
    Personality and the pursuit of happiness
    2007, Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1:168-182
  • Oishi, S., Diener, E., & Lucas, R. E.
    Optimal level of well-being: Can people be too happy?
    2007, Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2:346-360
  • Lucas. R.
    Adaptation and the Set-Point Model of Subjective Well-Being: Does Happiness Change after Major Life Events?
    2007
  • Lucas, R.
    Long-term disability is associated with lasting changes in subjective well-being: Evidence from two nationally representative longitudinal studies
    2007
  • Baird, B. M., Le K., & Lucas, R. E.
    On the nature of intraindividual personality variability: Reliability, validity, and associations with well-being
    2006, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90:512-527
  • Lucas, R. E. & Clark, A. E.
    Do people really adapt to marriage?
    2006, Journal of Happiness Studies, 7:405-426
  • Donnellan, M.B., Oswald, F.L., Baird, B.M., & Lucas, R.E.
    The mini-IPIP scales: Tiny-yet-effective measures of the Big Five factors of personality
    2006, Psychological Assessment, 18:192-203
  • Diener, E., Lucas, R. E., & Scollon, C. N.
    Beyond the hedonic treadmill: Revisions to the adaptation theory of well-being
    2006, American Psychologist, 61:305-314
  • Lucas, R. E. & Dyrenforth P. S.
    Does the existence of social relationships matter for subjective well-being?
    2006, In K.D. Vohs & E. J. Finkel (Eds.). Self and relationships: Connecting intrapersonal and interpersonal processes. New York, NY: Guilford Press
  • Lucas, R. E
    Time does not heal all wounds. A longitudinal study of reaction and adaptation to divorce
    2005, Psychological Science, 16:945-950
  • Lucas, R. E. & Baird, B. M.
    Extraversion and emotional reactivity
    2004, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86:473-485
  • Lucas, R. E., Clark, A. E., Georgellis, Y., & Diener, E.
    Unemployment alters the set point for life satisfaction
    2004, Psychological Science, 15:8-13
  • Lucas, R.
    Reexamining Adaptation and the Set Point Model of Happiness: Reactions to Changes in Marital Status
    2003
  • Lucas, R. E., Diener, E., Grob, A., Suh, E. M., & Shao, L.
    Cross-cultural evidence for the fundamental features of extraversion
    2001, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79:452-468
  • Lucas, R. E., & Diener, E
    Understanding extraverts’ enjoyment of social situations: The importance of pleasantness
    2001, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81:343-356
  • Lucas, R. E., & Fujita, F.
    Factors influencing the relation between extraversion and pleasant affect.
    2001, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79:1039-1056
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