ProfessorUniversity of California, Davis
Office: 268H Young Hall
Dr. Robins' research explores issues at the intersection of social-personality and developmental psychology. His primary area of research concerns how people perceive and evaluate themselves and others, including cognitive and motivational processes in self-evaluation, self-esteem development, implicit self-theories, personality judgment, and causal attribution. He also conducts longitudinal research examining the influence of personality on psychological functioning, including the role of personality in the development of adolescent problems such as delinquency and school failure, personality correlates of relationship satisfaction, and the adaptive and maladaptive consequences of positive illusions. He is director of the California Families Project, a member of the core faculty for the NIMH Training Program in Affective Science, and a former Associate Editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.