Faculty Research Interests

  • personality trait stability
  • romantic relationships
  • well-being
  • discrimination and prejudice
  • health disparities 
  • parent-child relationships
  • social network analysis
  • life satisfaction
  • self-esteem
  • aggression
  • morality
  • attachment orientation
  • social development 
  • replication


Labs & Research Projects

Recent Publications 

*Note: Check Google Scholar and Web of Science for additional recent publications

Anderson-Carpenter, K. D., Sauter, H. M., Luiggi-Hernández, J. G., & Haight, P. E. (2018). Associations between Perceived Homophobia, Community Connectedness, and Having a Primary Care Provider among Gay and Bisexual Men. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 1-8.

Cesario, J., Johnson, D. J., & Terrill, W. (2019). Is there evidence of racial disparity in police use of deadly force? Analyses of officer-involved fatal shootings in 2015–2016. Social Psychological and Personality Science10(5), 586-595.

Chopik, W. J., & Lucas, R. E. (2019). Actor, partner, and similarity effects of personality on global and experienced well-being. Journal of research in personality78, 249-261.

Chopik, W. J., & Weaver, J. R. (2019). Old dog, new tricks: Age differences in dog personality traits, associations with human personality traits, and links to important outcomes. Journal of Research in Personality, 79, 94-108.

Durbin, C. E. (2018). Applied Implications of Understanding the Natural Development of Effortful Control. Current directions in psychological science27(5), 386-390.

Kashy, D. A., & Donnellan, M. B. (2018). Conceptual and methodological issues in the analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal dyadic data. K., Deaux, M. Snyder,(Eds.), The Oxford handbook of personality and social psychology, 209-238.

Lucas, R. E., Freedman, V. A., & Carr, D. (2019). Measuring experiential well-being among older adults. The journal of positive psychology14(4), 538-547.

Neal, J. W., Mills, K. J., McAlindon, K., Neal, Z. P., & Lawlor, J. A. (2019). Multiple audiences for encouraging research use: Uncovering a typology of educators. Educational Administration Quarterly55(1), 154-181.

Neal, Z., Lawlor, J., Watling Neal, J., Mills, K., & McAlindon, K. (2019). Just Google it: measuring schools' use of research evidence with internet search results. Evidence & policy: a journal of research, debate and practice15(1), 103-123.