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Human Development Graduate Group

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    Richard Robins

    Professor of Psychology
    At UCD since:1996
    Interests: Social-Emotional
    Life Phases: Adolescence, Emerging Adulthood, Adulthood

  • Research Interests
    Personality and self esteem development; self and emotion; interpersonal perception.

    Selected Publications

    Trzesniewski, K. H., Donnellan, M. B., Moffitt, T. E., Robins, R. W., Poulton, R., & Caspi, A. (2006). Low self-esteem during adolescence predicts poor health, criminal behavior, and limited economic prospects during adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 42, 381-390.

    Robins, R. W. (2005). The nature of personality: Genes, culture, and national character. Science, 310, 62-63.

    Robins, R. W., & Trzesniewski, K. H. (2005). Self-esteem development across the lifespan. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 158-162.

    Tracy, J. L., Robins, R. W., & Lagattuta, K. H. (2005). Can children recognize pride? Emotion, 5, 251-257

    Robins, R. W., & Tracy, J. L. (2003). Setting an agenda for a person-centered approach to personality development: Commentary. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 68, 110-122.