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Personality & social psychologist

Research interests:

  • Existential psychology (meaning/purpose in life, uncertainty, existential problems and attitudes)
  • Positive psychology (psychological well-being, life satisfaction, affect)
  • Motivation (goals, values, motives, intrinsic & extrinsic motivation, attainment, support & conflict)
  • Spirituality (afterlife belief, religion, universalism)
  • Traits (the "Big Five", spirituality, intelligence, needs for cognition or closure, conservatism)
  • Survey methods (construction, validation, bias identification & reduction)
  • Statistics

    1. Latent factor structure
    2. Structural equation modeling
    3. Effect size estimation
    4. Longitudinal change
    5. Causality
    6. Nonparametric & robust analysis
    7. Resampling methods
  • Programming (R, function writing, simulation testing)

Publications:

Posters and presentations (PowerPoints available on my SlideShare page)

  • Me & Ozer, D. J. (2012). Matching goals to values: Correlations follow semantic similarities. 92nd WPA, San Francisco.
  • Me. (2012). Existential and psychological health as products of intrinsic goal attainment. Presentation, April 19, UCR.
  • Me, Selvam, T., Cheong, R., & Ozer. (2011). Religious differences in the value systems of meaningful (and meaningless) lives. 2nd ARP, Riverside.
  • Me & Ozer. (2011). Joint factors of spirituality and religiousness. 91st WPA, Los Angeles.
  • Me & Ozer. (2011). Spiritual predictors of the search for meaning in life. 12th SPSP, San Antonio.
  • Me. (2010). Current research in existential psychology. Presentation, November 4, UCR.
  • Me, Boudreaux, M. J., & Ozer. (2010). Factor structure of the Values Q-Set. 118th APA, San Diego.
  • Me & Ozer. (2010). The motive content of meaningful (and meaningless) lives. 15th EAPP, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Me, Stimson, T. S., & Boudreaux. (2010). The curve of the quest for a more meaningful life. 11th SPSP, Las Vegas.
  • Me. (2010). The Values Q-Set. Presentation, January 21, UCR.
  • Me, Stimson, Boudreaux, & Ozer. (2009). When do personality traits predict personal goals? 1st ARP, Evanston.
  • Me. (2009). The factor structure of personal goals. Presentation, June 4, UCR.
  • Me, Stimson, & Ozer. (2009). The factor structure of personal goals in an undergraduate population. 10th SPSP, Tampa.

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comment Can an extravert suffer from social anxiety disorder?
I'd guess that empathy should be fairly independent, but that social anxiety and extraversion ought to contradict one another in general...Could you clarify what you mean by social anxiety and extraversion? They don't necessarily manifest as described in textbooks, so I'd hesitate to infer what you mean from other sources.
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comment Where to post online psychology studies for participant recruitment?
This is more of a comment on another answer than an answer in itself. I know you can't post comments yet, but hopefully it can be converted for you. Alternatively, you might consider expanding it to be a separate answer if you know any resources that haven't already been mentioned.
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