Peter J Rentfrow University of Cambridge
Dr Jason Rentfrow
Reader in Personality & Individual Differences
Director of Studies in PBS, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Jason Rentfrow is accepting applications for PhD students.
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My research examines the links between basic psychological characteristics and common social psychological processes. To understand such links, I adopt an interactionist perspective that focuses on person-environment interactions and social perception. In this work, I have examined how personality is expressed in a variety of domains (e.g., music preferences, movie preferences, political ideology, geographic regions), and how impressions of others are formed on the basis of such information.
Selected publications from 2010 onwards:
Gebauer, J., Sedikides, C., Wagner, J., Bleidorn, W., Gosling, S. D., Rentfrow, P. J., & Potter, J. (in press). Cultural Norm-Fulfillment, Interpersonal-Belonging, or Getting-Ahead? A Large-Scale Cross-Cultural Test of Three Perspectives on the Function of Self-Esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Greenberg, D. M., Müllensiefen, D., Lamb, M. E., & Rentfrow, P., J., (in press). Personality predicts musical sophistication. Journal of Research in Personality.
Greenberg, D. & Rentfrow, P. J. (in press). The social psychological underpinnings of musical identities. In R. MacDonald, D. Miell, and D. Hargreaves (Eds.) The Oxford handbook of musical identities. Oxford University Press.