Richard E Lucas

Summary

Affiliation: Michigan State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reexamining adaptation and the set point model of happiness: reactions to changes in marital status
    Richard E Lucas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 84:527-39. 2003
  2. pmc Does life seem better on a sunny day? Examining the association between daily weather conditions and life satisfaction judgments
    Richard E Lucas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 104:872-84. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Personality development across the life span: longitudinal analyses with a national sample from Germany
    Richard E Lucas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1116, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 101:847-61. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Age differences in personality: evidence from a nationally representative Australian sample
    Richard E Lucas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Dev Psychol 45:1353-63. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Explaining the extraversion/positive affect relation: sociability cannot account for extraverts' greater happiness
    Richard E Lucas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Pers 76:385-414. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Long-term disability is associated with lasting changes in subjective well-being: evidence from two nationally representative longitudinal studies
    Richard E Lucas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:717-30. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Time does not heal all wounds
    Richard E Lucas
    Michigan State University and German Institute of Economic Research, Berlin, Germany
    Psychol Sci 16:945-50. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Extraversion and emotional reactivity
    Richard E Lucas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 86:473-85. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Unemployment alters the set point for life satisfaction
    Richard E Lucas
    Michigan State University, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:8-13. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Dependability of personality, life satisfaction, and affect in short-term longitudinal data
    Ivana Anusic
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, Psychology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Pers 80:33-58. 2012

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Reexamining adaptation and the set point model of happiness: reactions to changes in marital status
    Richard E Lucas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 84:527-39. 2003
    ..Thus, marital transitions can be associated with long-lasting changes in satisfaction, but these changes can be overlooked when only average trends are examined...
  2. pmc Does life seem better on a sunny day? Examining the association between daily weather conditions and life satisfaction judgments
    Richard E Lucas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 104:872-84. 2013
    ..These results show that weather does not reliably affect judgments of life satisfaction...
  3. doi request reprint Personality development across the life span: longitudinal analyses with a national sample from Germany
    Richard E Lucas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1116, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 101:847-61. 2011
    ..Mean levels of Conscientiousness increased among young adults and then decreased among older adults. Trajectories for Neuroticism were relatively flat, with slight increases during middle age and a slight decline in late life...
  4. doi request reprint Age differences in personality: evidence from a nationally representative Australian sample
    Richard E Lucas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Dev Psychol 45:1353-63. 2009
    ..Thus, investigations of narrower aspects of personality may reveal more nuanced age differences and may begin to explain contradictory results from different studies...
  5. doi request reprint Explaining the extraversion/positive affect relation: sociability cannot account for extraverts' greater happiness
    Richard E Lucas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Pers 76:385-414. 2008
    ..Only weak support for the instrumental models was found; consistent with temperament models, a moderate direct association remained even after controlling for these effects...
  6. ncbi request reprint Long-term disability is associated with lasting changes in subjective well-being: evidence from two nationally representative longitudinal studies
    Richard E Lucas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:717-30. 2007
    ..48 years before and 5.31 years after onset. Disability was associated with moderate to large drops in happiness (effect sizes ranged from 0.40 to 1.27 standard deviations), followed by little adaptation over time...
  7. ncbi request reprint Time does not heal all wounds
    Richard E Lucas
    Michigan State University and German Institute of Economic Research, Berlin, Germany
    Psychol Sci 16:945-50. 2005
    ..Thus, the association between divorce and life satisfaction is due to both preexisting differences and lasting changes following the event...
  8. ncbi request reprint Extraversion and emotional reactivity
    Richard E Lucas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 86:473-85. 2004
    ..Furthermore, the meta-analysis showed that the correlation in neutral conditions is strong enough to support the affect-level model...
  9. ncbi request reprint Unemployment alters the set point for life satisfaction
    Richard E Lucas
    Michigan State University, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:8-13. 2004
    ..These results suggest that although life satisfaction is moderately stable over time, life events can have a strong influence on long-term levels of subjective well-being...
  10. doi request reprint Dependability of personality, life satisfaction, and affect in short-term longitudinal data
    Ivana Anusic
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, Psychology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Pers 80:33-58. 2012
    ..We discuss these findings in terms of their implications for the continuum of consistency and for the practical issue of selecting retest intervals for dependability analyses...
  11. pmc Age differences in the Big Five across the life span: evidence from two national samples
    M Brent Donnellan
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
    Psychol Aging 23:558-66. 2008
    ..Neither gender nor education level were consistent moderators of age differences in the Big Five...
  12. doi request reprint Predicting relationship and life satisfaction from personality in nationally representative samples from three countries: the relative importance of actor, partner, and similarity effects
    Portia S Dyrenforth
    Department of Psychology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 99:690-702. 2010
    ..Couple similarity consistently explained less than .5% of the variance in life and relationship satisfaction after controlling for actor and partner effects...
  13. doi request reprint Stability and change in the Big Five personality domains: evidence from a longitudinal study of Australians
    Jessica Wortman
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Psychol Aging 27:867-74. 2012
    ..For three of the Big Five domains (Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness), age-related differences appeared to be somewhat more pronounced before age 30 than after age 30...
  14. pmc Subjective well-being and adaptation to life events: a meta-analysis
    Maike Luhmann
    Department of Psychology, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Pers Soc Psychol 102:592-615. 2012
    ..The results are discussed with respect to their theoretical implications, and recommendations for future studies on adaptation are given...
  15. ncbi request reprint On the nature of intraindividual personality variability: reliability, validity, and associations with well-being
    Brendan M Baird
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 90:512-27. 2006
    ..This new index is reliable and valid and can predict actual changes in self-reports over time. However, once mean-level variance is removed, intraindividual variability is no longer related to well-being...
  16. ncbi request reprint Wanting, having, and satisfaction: examining the role of desire discrepancies in satisfaction with income
    Emily Crawford Solberg
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 61820, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 83:725-34. 2002
    ..Thus, desires play a pivotal role in determining people's satisfaction with income...
  17. ncbi request reprint Beyond the hedonic treadmill: revising the adaptation theory of well-being
    Ed Diener
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 61820, USA
    Am Psychol 61:305-14. 2006
    ..These revisions offer hope for psychologists and policy-makers who aim to decrease human misery and increase happiness...
  18. ncbi request reprint Personality, culture, and subjective well-being: emotional and cognitive evaluations of life
    Ed Diener
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois 61820, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 54:403-25. 2003
    ..Although it is challenging to assess SWB across societies, the measures have some degree of cross-cultural validity. Although nations can be evaluated by their levels of SWB, there are still many open questions in this area...
  19. ncbi request reprint The mini-IPIP scales: tiny-yet-effective measures of the Big Five factors of personality
    M Brent Donnellan
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 48823, USA
    Psychol Assess 18:192-203. 2006
    ..Collectively, these results indicate that the Mini-IPIP is a psychometrically acceptable and practically useful short measure of the Big Five factors of personality...

Research Grants4

  1. Explaining the Extraversion /Positive Affect Relation
    Richard Lucas; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The results will also have implications for researchers' use of experience sampling measure of personality and emotion. ..
  2. Does Emotional Well-Being Promote Successful Aging?
    Richard Lucas; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In addition, this study will inform both basic theories of emotion and more applied theories about mechanisms that may prevent mental and physical health declines over the course of the life span. ..
  3. Emotional Factors that Promote Successful Aging
    Richard Lucas; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Ultimately, this research should be able to identify psychological risk factors and mechanisms that may be amenable to intervention, thereby increasing physical health and longevity. ..