Assistant ProfessorUniversity of California, Davis
Office: 268J Young Hall
My research centers around the conditions, mechanisms, and consequences of personality stability and change. Specifically, in two lines of research I study both long-term changes in personality across the life span and short-term fluctuations in people’s way of dealing with the world – that is, personality dynamics and personality functioning in people’s daily lives. To this end, I use a broad portfolio of research designs, including behavioral genetic designs, prospective longitudinal studies, cross-cultural designs, and experience-sampling methodology. A thread that runs through all of my studies is a focus on the socio-environmental influences that are responsible for both stability and change in personality and behavior.