Dept. of Psychology
The Department of Psychology of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is considered to be among the premier psychology departments. The faculty maintains a worldwide reputation for excellence and for being at the "cutting edge" of knowledge in the field.
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Item response theory and computerized adaptive test approaches to the narcissistic personality inventory (2018-07-20)The purpose of this thesis is twofold: investigate narcissism from a personality measurement perspective and explore the accuracy of two item selection methods in a Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) paradigm, Fisher ...
Affective development from late childhood to late adolescence: Trajectories of mean-level change in negative and positive affect (2018-07-17)Negative and positive emotions comprise basic elements of human experience and are associated with outcomes across a range of domains, spanning physical and emotional health, behavioral functioning, and psychological ...
(2018-07-12)Much of what is known about the stability of Vocational interests is from a between-person perspective (e.g., rank-order stability). This dissertation investigates the within-person variability of vocational interests. ...
(2018-07-06)Overconfidence is a widely researched bias that most people exhibit across a broad range of domains. Most of the past research has focused on the negative, dangerous consequences of overconfidence. In the present studies, ...
(2018-05-25)The current paper makes five contributions to our understanding of competitive personality. First, I define competitive personality as a trait. Second, I review the historical origins of the trait, as it emerged in four ...