R W Robins

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Do people agree about the causes of behavior? A social relations analysis of behavior ratings and causal attributions
    Richard W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8686, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 86:334-44. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint An empirical analysis of trends in psychology
    R W Robins
    University of California, Davis, USA
    Am Psychol 54:117-28. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Two personalities, one relationship: both partners' personality traits shape the quality of their relationship
    R W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Davis, 95616 8686, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 79:251-9. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Positive illusions about the self: short-term benefits and long-term costs
    R W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, 95616 8686, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 80:340-52. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychology. The nature of personality: genes, culture, and national character
    Richard W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Science 310:62-3. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Global self-esteem across the life span
    Richard W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis 95616 8686, USA
    Psychol Aging 17:423-34. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Do people know how their personality has changed? Correlates of perceived and actual personality change in young adulthood
    Richard W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Pers 73:489-522. 2005
  8. pmc Evaluating the link between self-esteem and temperament in Mexican origin early adolescents
    Richard W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    J Adolesc 33:403-10. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Do people know how they behave? Self-reported act frequencies compared with on-line codings by observers
    S D Gosling
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 74:1337-49. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint It's not just who you're with, it's who you are: personality and relationship experiences across multiple relationships
    Richard W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Davis, 95616 8686, USA
    J Pers 70:925-64. 2002

Research Grants

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Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint Do people agree about the causes of behavior? A social relations analysis of behavior ratings and causal attributions
    Richard W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8686, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 86:334-44. 2004
    ..Thus, in brief interactions people tend to see themselves and others through the lens of their stable patterns of perceiving and interpreting behavior...
  2. ncbi request reprint An empirical analysis of trends in psychology
    R W Robins
    University of California, Davis, USA
    Am Psychol 54:117-28. 1999
    ..The authors use these findings as a springboard for discussing different views of scientific prominence and conclude that psychologists should evaluate trends in the field empirically, not intuitively...
  3. ncbi request reprint Two personalities, one relationship: both partners' personality traits shape the quality of their relationship
    R W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Davis, 95616 8686, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 79:251-9. 2000
    ..These results are discussed in relation to models that seek to integrate research on individual differences in personality traits with research on interpersonal processes in intimate relationships...
  4. ncbi request reprint Positive illusions about the self: short-term benefits and long-term costs
    R W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, 95616 8686, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 80:340-52. 2001
    ..Self-enhancement did not predict higher academic performance or higher graduate rates. Thus, the findings suggest that self-enhancing beliefs may be adaptive in the short term but not in the long term...
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychology. The nature of personality: genes, culture, and national character
    Richard W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Science 310:62-3. 2005
    ..Robins discusses reasons why national stereotypes are inaccurate, as well as broader issues concerning individual and cultural sources of variation in personality...
  6. ncbi request reprint Global self-esteem across the life span
    Richard W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis 95616 8686, USA
    Psychol Aging 17:423-34. 2002
    ..S. citizens vs. non-U.S. citizens). Overall, these findings support previous research, help clarify inconsistencies in the literature, and document new trends that require further investigation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Do people know how their personality has changed? Correlates of perceived and actual personality change in young adulthood
    Richard W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Pers 73:489-522. 2005
    ..Perceived and actual change showed theoretically meaningful correlations with a host of variables related to different aspects of college achievement and adjustment...
  8. pmc Evaluating the link between self-esteem and temperament in Mexican origin early adolescents
    Richard W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    J Adolesc 33:403-10. 2010
    ..The present study contributes to an emerging understanding of the link between self-esteem and temperament, and provides much needed data on the nature of self-esteem in ethnic minority populations...
  9. ncbi request reprint Do people know how they behave? Self-reported act frequencies compared with on-line codings by observers
    S D Gosling
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 74:1337-49. 1998
    ..Discussion focuses on implications for research on acts, traits, social perception, and the act frequency approach...
  10. ncbi request reprint It's not just who you're with, it's who you are: personality and relationship experiences across multiple relationships
    Richard W Robins
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Davis, 95616 8686, USA
    J Pers 70:925-64. 2002
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  11. doi request reprint Low self-esteem is a risk factor for depressive symptoms from young adulthood to old age
    Ulrich Orth
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:472-8. 2009
    ..The results suggest that low self-esteem operates as a risk factor for depressive symptoms at all phases of the adult life span...
  12. ncbi request reprint Person-Environment Fit and its implications for personality development: a longitudinal study
    Brent W Roberts
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    J Pers 72:89-110. 2004
    ..The implications of the findings for personality development are discussed...
  13. pmc Narrating personality change
    Jennifer Lodi-Smith
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 96:679-89. 2009
    ..These findings improve our understanding of how individuals conceptualize their changing identity over time...
  14. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study of personality change in young adulthood
    R W Robins
    University of California, Davis, USA
    J Pers 69:617-40. 2001
    ..e. profile) stability. Overall, the findings are consistent with the perspective that personality traits exhibit considerable continuity over time, yet can change in systematic ways...
  15. ncbi request reprint Phenomenology of autobiographical memories: the memory experiences questionnaire
    Angelina R Sutin
    University of California Davis, CA 95616 8686, USA
    Memory 15:390-411. 2007
    ..For example, gender and ethnicity differences in phenomenology were mediated by memory content, and early and recent memories had distinct phenomenologies. The discussion focuses on the theoretical and practical utility of the 10 scales...
  16. ncbi request reprint Personality predictors of academic outcomes: big five correlates of GPA and SAT scores
    Erik E Noftle
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8686, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 93:116-30. 2007
    ..Together, these findings show that personality traits have independent and incremental effects on academic outcomes, even after controlling for traditional predictors of those outcomes. ((c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)...
  17. doi request reprint Going forward by drawing from the past: personal strivings, personally meaningful memories, and personality traits
    Angelina R Sutin
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8686, USA
    J Pers 76:631-64. 2008
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  18. doi request reprint Low self-esteem prospectively predicts depression in adolescence and young adulthood
    Ulrich Orth
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:695-708. 2008
    ..Thus, the results supported the vulnerability model, but not the scar model, of self-esteem and depression...
  19. doi request reprint Music-evoked nostalgia: affect, memory, and personality
    Frederick S Barrett
    Department of Psychology, Center for Mind and Brain, University of California, Davis, CA 95618, USA
    Emotion 10:390-403. 2010
    ..Nostalgia was associated with both joy and sadness, whereas nonnostalgic and nonautobiographical experiences were associated with irritation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Can children recognize pride?
    Jessica L Tracy
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8686, USA
    Emotion 5:251-7. 2005
    ..e., an exclusion rule) to identify an unknown entity. These findings have implications for the development of emotion recognition and children's ability to perceive and communicate pride...
  21. ncbi request reprint Continuity and correlates of emotions and motives in self-defining memories
    Angelina R Sutin
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8686, USA
    J Pers 73:793-824. 2005
    ..Study 2 extended the findings of Study 1 to a longitudinal context. Emotions and motives coded from self-defining memories were associated with changes in personality, well-being, and academic performance over a 4-year period...
  22. ncbi request reprint Stability of self-esteem across the life span
    Kali H Trzesniewski
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis 95616 8686, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 84:205-20. 2003
    ..This trend could not be explained by age differences in the reliability of self-esteem measures, and generally replicated across gender, ethnicity, self-esteem scale, nationality (U.S. vs. non-U.S.), and year of publication...
  23. ncbi request reprint Does pride have a recognizable expression?
    Jessica L Tracy
    Department of Psychology, University of California Davis, Davis, California 95616 8686, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1000:313-5. 2003
  24. ncbi request reprint Show your pride: evidence for a discrete emotion expression
    Jessica L Tracy
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis 95616 8686, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:194-7. 2004
    ..Overall, these findings challenge the assumption that all positive emotions share the same expression, and suggest that pride may be added to the pantheon of basic emotions generally viewed as evolved responses...
  25. ncbi request reprint The actor-observer effect revisited: effects of individual differences and repeated social interactions on actor and observer attributions
    R W Robins
    University of California, Berkeley, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 71:375-89. 1996
    ..Discussion focuses on the limited generality of the AOE and the need for a more complex formulation of A-O differences in attribution...
  26. doi request reprint Disentangling the effects of low self-esteem and stressful events on depression: findings from three longitudinal studies
    Ulrich Orth
    Department of Psychology, University of California
    J Pers Soc Psychol 97:307-21. 2009
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  27. ncbi request reprint Goal and personality trait development in emerging adulthood
    Brent W Roberts
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 87:541-50. 2004
    ..These findings provide insights into the relatively unstudied question of how life goals change during emerging adulthood...
  28. ncbi request reprint Reconceptualizing individual differences in self-enhancement bias: an interpersonal approach
    Virginia S Y Kwan
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 1010, USA
    Psychol Rev 111:94-110. 2004
    ..Findings help reconcile conflicting views about whether self-enhancement is adaptive or maladaptive...
  29. doi request reprint Conceptualizing and assessing self-enhancement bias: a componential approach
    Virginia S Y Kwan
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 94:1062-77. 2008
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Beyond the justification hypothesis: a broader theory of the evolution of self-consciousness
    Simine Vazire
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Clin Psychol 60:1271-3. 2004
    ..Instead, we propose a broader theory of the evolution of self-consciousness, with four categories of adaptive functions: (a) self-regulation, (b) selective information processing, (c) understanding others, and (d) identity formation...
  31. doi request reprint The nonverbal expression of pride: evidence for cross-cultural recognition
    Jessica L Tracy
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 94:516-30. 2008
    ..Discussion focuses on the implications of the findings for the universality of the pride expression...
  32. doi request reprint Do today's young people really think they are so extraordinary? An examination of secular trends in narcissism and self-enhancement
    Kali H Trzesniewski
    Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Psychol Sci 19:181-8. 2008
    ..These results cast doubt on the belief that today's young people have increasingly inflated impressions of themselves compared with previous generations...
  33. ncbi request reprint The prototypical pride expression: development of a nonverbal behavior coding system
    Jessica L Tracy
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Emotion 7:789-801. 2007
    ..Ekman & E. Rosenberg, 1997) for assessing "basic" emotions from observable nonverbal behaviors...
  34. ncbi request reprint The psychological structure of pride: a tale of two facets
    Jessica L Tracy
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:506-25. 2007
    ..In Studies 5-7, the authors develop and demonstrate the reliability and validity of brief, 7-item scales that can be used to assess the facets of pride in future research...
  35. ncbi request reprint Low self-esteem during adolescence predicts poor health, criminal behavior, and limited economic prospects during adulthood
    Kali H Trzesniewski
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Dev Psychol 42:381-90. 2006
    ..The findings suggest that low self-esteem during adolescence predicts negative real-world consequences during adulthood...
  36. ncbi request reprint Low self-esteem is related to aggression, antisocial behavior, and delinquency
    M Brent Donnellan
    Department of Psycholgy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:328-35. 2005
    ..Discussion focuses on clarifying the relations among self-esteem, narcissism, and externalizing problems...
  37. doi request reprint The automaticity of emotion recognition
    Jessica L Tracy
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Emotion 8:81-95. 2008
    ..Deliberation improved accuracy in some cases, but these improvements were relatively small. Discussion focuses on the implications of these findings for the cognitive processes underlying emotion recognition...
  38. ncbi request reprint Appraisal antecedents of shame and guilt: support for a theoretical model
    Jessica L Tracy
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:1339-51. 2006
    ..Emotions and attributions were assessed using a variety of methods, so converging results across studies indicate the robustness of the findings and provide support for the theoretical model...
  39. ncbi request reprint Setting an agenda for a person-centered approach to personality development
    Richard W Robins
    Monogr Soc Res Child Dev 68:110-22. 2003

Research Grants1

  1. A Cohort-Sequential Study of Self-Esteem Development
    Richard Robins; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Finally, by examining patterns of results across developmental periods and across three life domains, we will use the findings to develop an overarching theory of the life course trajectory of self-esteem. ..