Psychology

David Watson

Associate Professor, Psychology

PhD (Alberta)

6-374, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
780-497-4626

Biography

Educational Background is in experimental psychopathology and psychometrics. Teaching interests are theories of personality, advanced personality, psychometrics and abnormal psychology. Recent areas of research interest are materialism, self-conscious emotions, conversational topics and personality disorders. Two recently conducted projects are: Materialism and Temporal Orientation, Dominance and Prestige in Materialism.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Expertise
Personality Disorder, Stress and Coping, Procrastination, Gossip, Materialism

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Psychology 233 Personality
  • Psychology 333 Advanced Personality
  • Psychology 431 Psychometrics

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

  • Watson, D. C. (2015). Self-Conscious Emotions and Materialism. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 35, 1-21.
  • Watson, D. C. (2015).  Materialism and the Five-Factor Model: A Facet-Level Analysis. Journal of North American Psychology, 17, 133-150.
  • Watson, D. C. (2014). A model of the materialistic self. North American Journal of Psychology, 16,137-157.
  • Watson, D. C. (2014). Materialism: Profiles of agreeableness and neuroticism. Personality and Individual Differences, 56, 197-200.
  • Watson, D. C. (2012). Gender Differences in Friendship and Gossip. Sex Roles, 67, 494-502.

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders