- Personality Neuroscience: Dr. DeYoung is leading cutting edge research on the intersection of psychological traits (i.e., the Big Five) and biological foundations. This returns to Eysenck's original mission to discover a basic and causal model of personality functioning. Further, DeYoung has provided structural evidence and self-regulatory theory about personality at the intermediate level (i.e., the ten aspects scale). This advancement holds potential to unify disparate instruments and research streams on narrower elements of personality at a level beneath the Big Five (i.e., openness to experience, conscientiousness, emotional stability, agreeableness, and extraversion).
- Personality Triad: Author of the Personality Puzzle, Dr. Funder has gone to great lengths to unify the study of personality, situations, and behavior within a single paradigm (the personality triad). He has created both a taxonomy of situations (Riverside Situational Q-sort) and behaviors (Riverside Behavioral Q-sort). This research has rejuvenated the investigation of many classical questions about the the interplay of personality, situation, and actions. Second, he has developed many groundbreaking models into the factors which determine our accurate judgement of others' personality. Such estimates are consequential for the judge. Decisions about whom to hire, befriend, marry, and avoid are largely based upon personality judgments. Visit his page to learn more about these exciting areas of research!