Richard Robins

Rick Robins

Position Title
Professor of Psychology


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.