David Watson

Associate Professor, Psychology

PhD (Alberta)

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


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.

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