I am currently finishing my PhD in Experimental Psychology at Idaho State University (click here for my CV). My main focus is on increasing understanding of the ABCs (Antecedents, Behaviors, & Consequences) of those who excel at the ability to make accurate personality judgments of others.

Important relational decisions are informed by our assessments of other’s characteristics, especially during early interpersonal relations. Therefore, it is critical to understand the factors influencing the accuracy of such judgments. My research interests are just this, as I explore the accuracy of first impressions of personality and the interpersonal behaviors due to such judgments. The emphasis of my research is to:

  1. Understand why some people are more accurate in their perceptions than others
  2. Gauge to what degree the good judge of others is trainable
  3. See how the accuracy of perceptions is related to the positive leadership of others

See the “Research” page for more detail on each line of inquiry.

See the “About Me” page for more detail on his journey into academia.