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  • John B. Campbell

    Professor of Psychology
    Office: LSP123
    Summary: Theories of Personality


    Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1977 (Personality Psychology)

    B.A., College of Wooster, 1969

    Research Interests

    As a personality psychologist, my primary interests are a) developing a conceptual system for organizing the behavioral tendencies that characterize individuals, b) determining reliable and valid measures of those tendencies, and c) testing predictions regarding the behavioral consequences of those tendencies.  My specific research interests include:


    •  Extraversion - Introversion

    •  Person – environment interaction

    •  Comparative analysis of personality theory


    Campbell, J. B., Meerschaert, S, & Chemero, A. (submitted).  What situationist experiments show.

    Campbell, J. B.  (2008).  Modern personality theories:  What have we gained, what have we lost?   In G. Boyle, G. Matthews, and D. Saklofske, Handbook of personality and testing.  Sage Publishers.


    Eudell, E., & Campbell, J. B.  (2007).  Openness to and belief in the paranomal:  An extended replication of Zingrone, Alvarado, and Dalton. European Journal of Parapsychology, 22, 166-174.


    George, K., Baechtold, J. A., Frost, R. E., & Campbell, J. B.  (2006).  Sensation seeking, aggression, and reckless behaviors in high school students, college students, and adults.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 103, 801-802.


    Voelker, J., & Campbell, J. B.  (2003).  Imagining the future citizen.  Liberal Education, 89(4), 46-53.


    Hall, C. S., Lindzey, G., & Campbell, J. B.  (1997).  Theories of personality, 4th edition.  New York:  John Wiley & Sons.