State and Trait Accuracy Model (STAM): I am working with Judy Hall at Northeastern University and Jeremy Biesanz at the University of British Columbia to propose and test a new model of accuracy. STAM proposes that judgments of traits are based on judgments of affect, and therefore that more accurate judgments of affect will lead to more accurate judgments of personality. We have received funding from the National Science Foundation to support this research.
Multi-domain Test of Accurate Person Perception (MTAPP): This is a new project to create a standardized test of accuracy of several types of judgments of persons, including traits, personal values, and emotion.
Check out my video on Personality Assessment that was created by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. The SPSP website has other interesting videos from Personality and Social Psychologists.
Danielle B. Hartigan
Nora A. Murphy
Former Graduate Students
Sheherezade Kryzaniak: Completed PhD in 2020. Dissertation - The Role of Target Age in Personality Judgment Accuracy. Thesis - Physical fitness and accuracy of personality judgment.
Doug Cruthirds: Completed PhD in 2020. Dissertation - Examining Normativity of Personality Ratings and Executive Function as Mechanisms in the Relationship between Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being. Thesis - Expecting Well-Being: Exploring the Expectation that Gratitude Elevates Well-Being
Jennifer McDonald: Completed PhD in 2018. Current position - Assistant Lecturer at Idaho State University. Dissertation - Mindfulness and Judgability of Personality Traits and Personal Values. Thesis - Accuracy of judgments of personal values.
Doug Colman: Completed PhD in 2018. Current position - Executive Director of Organizational Effectiveness at A New Hope, LLC. Dissertation - Training and Personality Judgment Accuracy. Thesis - Accuracy of personality judgment in a business setting.
Jared Vineyard, Completed PhD in 2016. Dissertation - Accuracy of judging riskiness in others.
Brittany Bowman: Completed PhD in 2015. Currently a Graduate Psychologist at the Veteran's Administration in Boise, Idaho. Dissertation: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, OFC brain functioning, and personality.
Cliff Rone: completed PhD in 2013. Currently a Staff Psychologist at Kansas State University.
Erin McGlade: completed PhD in 2008. Currently co-director of the VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Current Graduate Students
Chloe Pedersen: 4th year. Thesis - Personality Judgment Accuracy on Instagram and Twitter.
Jacob Gibson: 4th year. Dissertation - Reliance on Stereotypes During Personality Judgment. Thesis - How Truthfulness of Expectations Influence Accuracy of Trait Judgments.
Chris Camillo: 2nd year. Thesis - The Quest for the Good Judge: A Cognitive Approach.
Jacob Hubers: 1st year. Thesis - How Anchoring Affects Accuracy.