Campus Box 1125
Dr. Jackson studies the development and assessment of personality. His current research focuses on identifying the antecedents – such as genetic and environmental factors – that are responsible for changes in personality, with a particular focus on educational experiences. His work also examines the ways in which different assessment methods can influence how personality development is estimated. For example, some of his current studies examine the overlap and discrepancies between different modalities of personality assessment (e.g., self-reports, observer-reports, behavioral and physiological measures) across the lifespan.
- Jackson, J.J. Connolly, J.J., Garrison, M, Levine, M., Connolly, S.L. (in press). Your friends know how long you will live: a 75 year study of peer-rated personality traits. Psychological Science
- Weston, S., Hill, P. L. & Jackson, J.J. (in press). Personality traits predict the onset of major disease. Social Personality Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/1948550614553248
- Solomon, B. C., & Jackson, J. J. (2014). The long reach of one’s spouse: Spousal personality influences occupational success. Psychological Science.25, 2189-2198
- Jackson, J. J. & Allemand, M. (2014). Moving personality development research forward: utilizing structural equation models. European Journal of Personality, 28, 300-310.
- Mike, A., Oltmanns, T. F., & Jackson, J. J (2014). The Conscientious Retiree: The relationship between conscientiousness, retirement, and volunteering. Journal of Research in Personality, 52, 68-77.
- Solomon, B. & Jackson, J.J. (2014). Why do personality traits predict divorce? Multiple pathways through satisfaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 978-996
- Jackson, J. J., Thoemmes, F., Jonkmann, K., Lüdtke, O., & Trautwien, U. (2012). Military training and personality trait development: Does the military make the man or does the man make the military? Psychological Science, 23, 270 - 277.
- Jackson, J. J., Hill, P. L., Payne, B. R., Roberts, B. W., & Stine-Morrow, E. A. (2012). Can an old dog learn (and want to experience) new tricks? Cognitive training increases openness to experience in older adults. Psychology and Aging, 27, 286 - 292.