Peter J Rentfrow University of Cambridge

Peter J Rentfrow University of Cambridge

Dr Jason Rentfrow

Dr Jason Rentfrow

Reader in Personality & Individual Differences

Director of Studies in PBS, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Jason Rentfrow is accepting applications for PhD students.

Office Phone: Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 (7)67805

Research Interests

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.

Key Publications

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.