Dustin Wood

Research Fellow


Phone: 205-348-6183
Email: dustin.wood@culverhouse.ua.edu

Focus and Current Research

Personality Measurement
Personnel Assessment and Selection
Person-Environment Dynamics


American University (B.A.)
University of Illinois (M.S. and Ph.D.)

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Dr. Wood has published over 40 publications in empirical and theoretical outlets such as Psychological Review, Psychological Science, American Psychologist, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Personality and Social Psychology Review, and Social Psychological and Personality Science, and has contributed chapters to handbooks on the topics of personality trait measurement and development.

Dr. Wood is a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Journal of Research in Personality.  He is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, Association for Research in Personality and the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. 

Selected Publications


Wood, D., & Furr, R.M. (2015). The correlates of similarity estimates are often misleadingly positive: The nature and scope of the problem, and some solutions.  Personality and Social Psychology Review.

Wood, D., Tov, W., & Costello, C. (2015). What a _____ thing to do! Formally characterizing actions by their expected effects. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Wood, D., Gardner, M.H., & Harms, P.D. (2015). How functionalist and process approaches to behavior can explain trait covariation. Psychological Review, 122, 84-111.

Leising, D., Ostrovski, O., Lohse, O., Wood, D. (2014). What types of terms do people use when describing an individual’s personality? Psychological Science, 25, 1787-1794.

Harms, P.D., Spain, S.M., & Wood, D. (2014).  Mapping personality in dark places.  Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 7, 114-117.

Sherman, R., & Wood, D. (2014). Estimating the expected replicability of a pattern of correlations and other measures of association. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 49, 17-40.

Wortman, J., & Wood, D. (2011).  The personality traits of liked people. Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 519-528.

Jackson, J., Wood, D., Bogg, T., Walton, K., Harms, P., & Roberts, B.W. (2010). What do conscientious people do? Development and validation of the Behavioral Indicators of Conscientiousness (BIC). Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 501-511.

Wood, D., Harms, P., & Vazire, S. (2010). Perceiver effects as projective tests: What your perceptions of others say about you. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 174-190.

Wood, D., Nye, C., & Saucier, G. (2010).  Identification and measurement of a more comprehensive set of person-descriptive trait markers from the English lexicon.  Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 258-272.