Title: Opening Address
Speaker: Oliver P. John
Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley, USA
Speaker Interest: Self-concept, self-perception accuracy and biases; personality development and assessment across the life span; emotion experience and expression; cultural differences.
Title: The Next Big Challenge for Lexical Personality Research
Speaker: Lewis R. Goldberg
Affiliation: Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, Oregon, USA
Speaker Interest: Dr. Goldberg is actively involved in research on individual differences, including studies of personality structure, personality measurement and assessment, and the usefulness of assessment instruments for predicting such important human outcomes as physical and mental health. The objective of one of his research projects is to develop a scientifically compelling taxonomic structure for all of the personality-descriptive terms in the English language, with the goal of comparing such structures across diverse languages. In a related project, he has developed alternative measures of the constructs included in a variety of modern personality inventories. These measures are now available free-of-charge in the public domain in an internet-based collaboratory (http://ipip.ori.org/). Copies of his major publications can be retrieved at: http://www.ori.org/lrg/.
Title: The importance of personality variables in the manifestation of creativity: neuroimaging findings
Speaker: Rex E. Jung
Affiliation: University of New Mexico, USA
Speaker Interest: Dr. Jung studies both brain disease and what the brain does well – a field of research known as “Positive Neuroscience”. His research interests focus upon the structural and biochemical correlates of intelligence, creativity and personality, particularly white matter contributions to higher cognitive functioning in the normal human brain. He uses structural and biochemical neuroimaging techniques to better understand brain-behavior relationships in disease and health including: proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (sMRI).
Title: Personality and Culture: Recent Advances
Speaker: Fons J.R. Van de Vijver
Affiliation: University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Speaker Interest: Dr. Van de Vijver is interested in the link between personality and culture. This amounts to addressing two questions. Firstly, what is the same and what is different if we compare personality across cultures? Secondly, where do cross-cultural differences in personality come from? Not all domains of personality show the same pattern of similarities and differences. Notably in the social domain where personality comes more under the influence of societal norms, salient cross-cultural differences can be observed. The study of the link between personality and culture has a long past but a short history, as it took long to develop on the one hand the required balance between the study of cross-cultural similarities and differences and on the other hand the combination of ethnographic procedures in the exploratory stages and statistical procedures in the confirmatory testing stage.
Title: Utility of Personality Variables in Work Settings
Speaker: Deniz S. Ones
Affiliation: University of Minnesota, USA
Speaker Interest: Dr. Ones conducts most of her research falling under one or more of the following categories: (1) Personality measurement in work psychology, (2) Testing: cognitive ability and integrity, (2) Personnel selection and staffing, (3) Prediction and modeling of counterproductive work behaviors, (4) International- & cross-cultural work psychology, including management of expatriates, (5) Environmentally conscious (green) behaviors among workers, and (5) Psychometric meta-analysis & applied methodology.
Title: Personality and personality disorders in DSM-5
Speaker: Robert F. Krueger
Affiliation: University of Minnesota, USA
Speaker Interest: Research interests of Dr. Krueger are the classification and etiology of personality, psychopathology and substance use disorders, personality disorders, personality psychology, quantitative and molecular genetics, and quantitative models of individual differences.
Title: Personality and Affect Regulation
Speaker: Randy J. Larsen
Affiliation: Washington University, St. Louis, USA
Speaker Interest: Dr. Larsen conducts research broadly in the area of personality and emotion, primarily in terms of individual differences in various parameters of emotion, including the frequency and intensity of affective states, well-being, and emotional reactivity. His work is characterized by the use of a wide variety of methods, including experience sampling, psychophysiological measures, and various cognitive tasks that are sensitive to emotional states. Lately he has taken an interest in how people manage their emotions, and has developed a Measure of Affect Regulation Styles (MARS). He is using this and other measures of affect regulation to examine personality correlates, cultural differences, and age differences in how people regulate their feeling states.
Title: The Evolution of Personality
Speaker: David Buss
Affiliation: University of Texas, Austin, USA
Speaker Interest: mating strategies; sexuality; homicide; stalking; conflict between the sexes; strategies for preventing sexual victimization; prestige, status, and social reputation; evolution of social