Researchers and Research Labs
Adult Attachment Lab of Phillip R. Shaver and his colleagues at UC Davis. Find a description of their current projects, PDFs of papers, measures, links, and more.
Affective Neuroscience Lab Located at Harvard University, studies the neuroscience behind affective processing and affective disorders. Contains information on various functional neuroimaging techniques including electroencephalogram (EEG) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET).
Affective Neuroscience Located at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, The Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience studies: the brain mechanisms that underlie emotion and emotion regulation in normal individuals throughout the life course, and in individuals with various psychiatric disorders. A fundamental part of most of our research is a focus on individual differences in affective style - how and why do individuals differ dramatically in how they respond to emotional challenges. We are interested in both risk and resilience
African American Racial Identity Lab Provides an overview of the work of Robert Sellers and the African American Racial Identity Lab at the University of Michigan. Includes presentations, publications, measures, and descriptions of current research studies on Identity Development, Racial Socialization, Racial Discrimination, Identity and Well-being and more. Most research reports are available in PDF format on the site.
Attachment Research at SUNY Stony Brook From the site: Reports and commentary on attachment theory and research from Everett Waters, Judy Crowell, Harriet Waters and colleagues at SUNY Stony Brook and the New York Attachment Consortium. A library of researchers' publication lists and on-line articles. Attachment measures for infant- mother, childhood, parenting, and marriage research. Course materials. Announcements and summaries of special events. Links to attachment related sites. Special Bowlby and Ainsworth sections. And a gallery of attachment artifacts and observations in the Bowlby - Ainsworth tradition.
Bandura, Albert Albert Bandura and his research including pdfs of selected works.
Beck, Aaron T. The homepage of Aaron Beck at the University of Pennsylvania. Includes his biography, research, publications, and information about the scales used in his work.
Buss, David David Buss' Research Lab at the University of Texas. Good overview of the field, his current research program (including scales and reprints in PDF format), and resources on evolutionary psychology.
Carver, Charles S Charles Carver does research on self-regulation processes, coping with cancer, optimism, and assessment of coping. These pages contain online scales used in his work and reprints of his research. Available scales include: LOT-R (a measure of optimism-pessimism), COPE (the full version of our measure of coping), Brief COPE (an abbreviated version of the COPE), BIS/BAS scales (measures of the sensitivity of incentive and aversive motivational systems), MAQ (a measure of adult attachment qualities), MBA (a measure of investment in body image as a source of feelings of self-worth), ATS (a measure of generalization, overly high standards, and self-criticism), Benefit Finding (a measure of finding benefit in the experience of having breast cancer), QLACS: Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Survivors (a new QOL measure for long-term survivors), MOCS (a measure of targeted and nonspecific effects of an intervention) and Spanish Translations of Brief COPE, LOT-R, MBA, CES-D, and BIS/BAS scales.
Crocker, Jennifer: Contingencies of Self-Esteem Laboratory supervised at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Provides an overview of her research, measures, and PDFs of selected works.
Culture and the Self research lab at the University of Michigan, supervised by Daphna Oyserman. According to the website, the lab is: interested in the influence of culture on how we think, what we do, and how the self is conceptualized. Our research examines differences among self-construals, racial and ethnic self-schemas, performance under stereotype threat, self-regulation and possible selves across and within cultures to gain a better understanding of how people perceive themselves.
The Foley Center for the Study of Lives is the research center for Dan McAdams and his colleagues. They describe the center as an interdisciplinary research project committed to studying psychological and social development in the adult years.
R. Chris Fraley: Research Visit this page to learn about the research of Chris Fraley on attachment theory and close relationships, personality organization, dynamics, and development, Social cognition and affect regulation, evolutionary psychology, and dynamic modeling, simulation, and psychological methods. Includes links to selected publications in PDF format.
Gosling Lab Sam Gosling's lab at the University of Texas is exploring everyday manifestations of personality: in offices, in choice of music, and in choice of environments...even web environments and in animals. Visit here for summaries of his research, pdfs, questionnaires, and a chance to participate in online research.
James W. Grice Personality Research Laboratory at Oklahoma State University Current project include The Dynamic Analog Scale: a Single-Item Measure of General Personality Constructs, Merging Idiographic and Nomothetic Ratings of Self and Others, Self-Discrepancies on the Big Five Personality Traits, An Algebraic Model of Self-Reflexion and the Idiogrid software program.
Paul Hewitt Perfectionism Lab at the University of British Columbia Hewitt's research focuses on the construct of perfectionism as a maladaptive and multidimensional personality trait and interpersonal style...He is conducting research on the treatment of perfectionism and provides assessment and treatment for individuals with perfectionism problems and trains clinicians in the treatment of perfectionistic behaviour. He also conducts workshops on the treatment of perfectionism and does public lectures and presentations.
Higgins Lab E. Tory Higgins' lab at Columbia University.
The Konrad Lorenz Theory Lab A public service of the The Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, the KLI Theory lab is a comprehensive data base that allows efficient scientific literature search in the wider domain of evolution and cognition research. In this introduction we describe the aims of this facility, the areas it covers, its main design features, and extensions we hope to include in the near future (from the website).
Mind, Culture, and Society Lab run by Hazel Marcus and Jennifer Eberhardt at Stanford University: explores the ways in which culture and its products shape individuals, and the ways in which individuals in turn shape their culture. We also have several lines of research focusing on how race, stigma, and stereotyping affect attitudes, perception, and behavior.
Moffitt and Caspi This extensive website of developmental psychology researchers Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi presents an overview of their research, links to publications, a section on what's new, and more. Of particular interest, is a special section on Gene X Environment effects, including empirical studies, theory and methods, public engagement, topics of debate, and summaries of their work suitable for classroom discussion.
Myers, David G. David Myer’s homepage includes bibliography and online essays of his work on happiness and other topics.
Personality, Motivation, and Cognition Laboratory of William Revelle at Northwestern University.
Roberts, Brent W. Brent W. Roberts, University of Illinois describes his work as studying the patterns of continuity and change in personality across the decades of adulthood and the mechanisms that affect these patterns, with a particular focus on the development of conscientiousness.
Self-Determination Theory From the website: This website presents a brief overview of SDT and provides resources that address important issue such as human needs, values, intrinsic motivation, development, motivation across cultures, individual differences, and psychological well-being. Also addressed are the applications of Self-Determination Theory to: education, organizations, health care, sport & exercise, parenting, and mental health. Includes bibliography, downloadable questionnaires, and articles in PDF format.
Ken Sheldon Home page of Ken Sheldon, University of Missouri, Columbia. Includes research interests, CV, and PDFs of selected articles. According to Sheldon: My primary research focus is on participants' personal goals, and the effects of different types of personal goals upon growth, development, and well-being. Several years of research are summarized by the "Self-concordance model" (Sheldon & Elliot, JPSP, 1999; Sheldon & Houser-Marko, JPSP, 2001), which integrates goal-striving, need-satisfaction, and well-being change constructs into a single time-sequential model. This model, which is based on Deci and Ryan's self-determination theory but which considerably extends the theory, predicts the long-term effects of choosing personal goals that one enjoys and identifies with.
Shyness Research Lab of Jonathan Cheek at Wellesley College, where he and his colleagues study shyness, self-concept (including narcissism and the Imposter Phenomenon), and identity orientations.