Richard Robins

Rick Robins

Position Title
Professor of Psychology

Bio

Research Interests 

Personality and self esteem development; self and emotion; interpersonal perception.

 

Selected Accomplishments

Principal investigator, “Midlife cognitive aging in Hispanics/Latinos: Predictors and mechanisms of decline.” National Institute on Aging (R01AG060164, $3,895,843)

2019, Service Award, presented biennially to “recognize extraordinary service” to the Association for Research in Personality

 

Selected Publications 

Lin, L. C., Pomerantz, E. M., Zheng, L. R., & Robins, R. W. (in press).  Mothers’ perceptions of the climate of their children’s schools: Covariations with children’s academic adjustment in families of Mexican origin.  Child Development.

Mann, F. D., Atherton, O. E., DeYoung, C. G., Krueger, R. F., & Robins, R. W. (in press). Big five personality traits and common mental disorders within a hierarchical taxonomy of psychopathology: A longitudinal study of Mexican-origin youth.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Alessandri, G., Robins, R. W., Perinelli, E., Vecchione, M., & Filosa, L. (in press). Personality trait change at work: Associations with organizational socialization and identification. Journal of Personality.

Orth, U., Clark D. A., Donnellan, M. B., & Robins, R. W. (in press). Testing prospective effects in longitudinal research: Comparing seven competing cross-lagged models. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 
 
Chahal, R., Weissman, D.G., Hallquist, M.N., Robins, R.W., Hastings, P.D., & Guyer, A.E. (in press). Neural connectivity biotypes: Associations with internalizing problems throughout adolescence. Psychological Medicine.

Zheng, L.R., Atherton, O.E., Trzesniewski, K. H., & Robins, R. W. (in press). Are self-esteem and academic achievement reciprocally related? Findings from a longitudinal study of Mexican-origin youth. Journal of Personality.

Willroth, E. C., Atherton, O. E., & Robins, R. W. (in press). Life satisfaction trajectories during adolescence and the transition to young adulthood: Findings from a longitudinal study of Mexican-origin youth. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 

Atherton, O.E., Donnellan, M.B., & Robins, R.W. (in press). The development of personality across the lifespan. In P.J. Corr & G. Matthews (Eds.), Handbook of Personality Psychology, 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Atherton, O.E., Lawson, K.M., & Robins, R.W. (in press). The development of effortful control from late childhood to young adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Lawson, K., Atherton, O. E., Ferrer, E., & Robins, R. W. (in press).  The development of educational aspirations and expectations from adolescence to young adulthood: A longitudinal study of Mexican-origin youth.  Social Psychological and Personality Science.  

Damian, R. I., Atherton, O. E., Lawson, K., & Robins, R. W. (in press). The co-development of chores and effortful control among Mexican-origin youth and prospective work outcomes. Journal of Research in Personality.

Lu, C., Benet-Martinez, V., & Robins, R. W. (in press).  The development of ethnic identity from late childhood to young adulthood: Findings from a ten-year longitudinal study of Mexican-origin youth.  Social Psychological and Personality Science. 

Wetzel, E., Grivalda, E., Roberts, B. W., & Robins, R. W. (in press). You’re still so vain; Changes in narcissism from young adulthood to middle age.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Krauss, S., Orth, U., & Robins, R. W. (in press).  Family environment and self-esteem development: A longitudinal study from age 10 to 16.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
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Swartz, J.R., Weissman, D.G., Ferrer, E., Beard, S.J., Fassbender, C., Robins, R.W., Hastings, P.D., & Guyer, A.E. (2020). Reward-related brain activity prospectively predicts increases in alcohol use in adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 59, 391-400.

Cruz, R. A., Navarro, C., Carrera, K., Lara, J., Mechammil, M., & Robins, R. W. (in press). Mexican-origin youths’ trajectories of internalizing symptoms from childhood into adolescence and associations with acculturation processes. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Wetzel, E., Atherton, O. E., & Robins, R. W. (in press). Investigating the link between narcissism and problem behaviors in adolescence. Self and Identity.

Clark, D. A., Donnellan, M. B., & Robins, R. W. (in press). Antisocial traits, negative emotionality, and trajectories of relationship quality in Mexican-origin couples. Journal of Personality Disorders.

Atherton, O.E., Lawson, K.M., Ferrer, E., & Robins, R.W. (2020). The role of effortful control in the development of ADHD, ODD, and CD symptoms. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118, 1226-1246.

Clark, D. A., Donnellan, M. B., Durbin, C. E., Nuttall, A. K., Hicks, B. M., & Robins, R. W. (2020). Sex, drugs, and early emerging risk: Examining the association between sexual debut and substance use across adolescence. PLoS ONE, 15(2). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228432

Aceves, L., Bámaca-Colbert, M. Y., & Robins, R. W. (2020). Longitudinal linkages among parents’ educational expectations, youth’s educational expectations, and competence in Mexican-origin families.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49, 32-48.

Weissman, D. G., Guyer, A. E., Ferrer, E., Robins, R. W., & Hastings, P. D. (2019). Tuning of brain-autonomic coupling by prior threat exposure: Implications for internalizing problems in Mexican-origin adolescents. Development and Psychopathology, 31, 1127-1141.

Stein, G.L., Castro-Schilo, L., Cavanaugh, A., Mejia, Y.M., Christophe, K., & Robins, R. W. (2019). When discrimination hurts: The longitudinal impact of increases in peer discrimination on anxiety and depressive symptoms in Mexican-origin youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48, 864-875.

Schroeder, K. M., Bámaca-Colbert, M. Y., & Robins, R. W. (2019). Becoming more egalitarian: A longitudinal examination of Mexican-origin adolescents' gender role attitudes. Developmental Psychology, 55, 2311-2323.

Cruz, R. A., Mechammil, M., & Robins, R. W. (2019). Familism, sibling relationship qualities, and sibling sex constellation as predictors of alcohol use among Mexican-origin adolescents. Journal of Family Psychology, 33, 868-875.

Martin, M., Conger, R. D., & Robins, R. W. (2019). Family stress processes and drug and alcohol use by Mexican-American adolescents.  Developmental Psychology, 55, 170-183. 

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.

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