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Gregory D. Webster

Gregory D. Webster

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My primary research interests include (a) personality traits related to aggression, (b) romantic and sexual relationships, (c) heuristics and biases in perceptions of rare and random events such as natural disasters, and (d) novel applications of cutting-edge data collection and analytic methods to social–personality psychology, including meta analysis, multilevel modeling, and social network analysis.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Close Relationships
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Self and Identity
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
  • Sociology, Social Networks

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Journal Articles:

  • Webster, G. D., Agdas, D., Masters, F. G., Cook, C. L., & Gesselman, A. N. (2013). Prior storm experience moderates water surge perception and risk. PLOS ONE, 8, e62477. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062477
  • Webster, G. D., Urland, G. R., & Correll, J. (2012). Can uniform color color aggression? Quasi-experimental evidence from professional ice hockey. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 274–281. doi:10.1177/1948550611418535
  • Webster, G. D., Laurenceau, J.-P., Smith, C. V., Mahaffey, A. L., Bryan, A. D., & Brunell, A. B. (2015). An investment model of sociosexuality, relationship satisfaction, and commitment: Evidence from dating, engaged, and newlywed couples. Journal of Research in Personality, 55, 112–126. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2015.02.004
  • Webster, G. D., DeWall, C. N., Pond, R. S., Jr., Deckman, T., Jonason, P. K., Le, B. M., Nichols, A. L., Schember, T. O., Crysel, L. C., Crosier, B. S., Smith, C. V., Paddock, E. L., Nezlek, J. B., Kirkpatrick, L. A., Bryan, A. D., & Bator, R. J. (in press). The Brief Aggression Questionnaire: Structure, validity, reliability, and generalizability. Journal of Personality Assessment. doi:10.1080/00223891.2015.1044093
  • Webster, G. D. (2006). Low self-esteem is related to aggression, but especially when controlling for gender: A replication and extension of Donnellan et al. (2005). Representative Research in Social Psychology, 29, 12–18.
  • Perilloux, H. K., Webster, G. D., & Gaulin, S. J. C. (2010). Signals of genetic quality and maternal investment capacity: The dynamic effects of fluctuating asymmetry and waist-to-hip ratio on men’s ratings of women’s attractiveness. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 34–42. doi:10.1177/1948550609349514
  • Jonason, P. K., & Webster, G. D. (2010). The Dirty Dozen: A concise measure of the Dark Triad. Psychological Assessment, 22, 420–432. doi:10.1037/a0019265
  • DeWall, C. N., Bushman, B. J., Giancola, P. R., & Webster, G. D. (2010). The big, the bad, and the boozed-up: Weight moderates the effect of alcohol on aggression. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 619–623. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2010.02.008
  • Cook, C. L., Cottrell, C. A., & Webster, G. D. (2015). No good without God: Antiatheist prejudice as a function of threats to morals and values. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 7, 217–226. doi:10.1037/rel0000013
  • Webster, G. D., DeWall, C. N., Pond, R. S., Jr., Deckman, T., Jonason, P. K., Le, B. M., Nichols, A. L., Schember, T. O., Crysel, L. C., Crosier, B. S., Smith, C. V., Paddock, E. L., Nezlek, J. B., Kirkpatrick, L. A., Bator, R. J., & Bryan, A. D. (2014). The Brief Aggression Questionnaire: Psychometric and behavioral evidence for an efficient measure of trait aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 40, 120–139. doi:10.1002/ab.21507
  • Webster, G. D., & Graber, J. A., Gesselman, A. N., Crosier, B. S., & Schember, T. O. (2014). A life history theory of father absence and menarche: A meta-analysis. Evolutionary Psychology, 12, 273–294.
  • Webster, G. D., & Crysel, L. C. (2012). “Hit me, maybe, one more time”: Brief measures of impulsivity and sensation seeking and their prediction of blackjack bets and sexual promiscuity. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 591–598. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2012.07.001
  • Hadden, B. W., Smith, C. V., & Webster, G. D. (2014). Relationship duration moderates associations between attachment and relationship quality: Meta-analytic support for the temporal adult romantic attachment model. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 18, 42–58. doi:10.1177/1088868313501885
  • Crosier, B. S., Webster, G. D., & Dillon, H. M. (2012). Wired to connect: Evolutionary psychology and social networks. Review of General Psychology, 16, 230–239. doi:10.1037/a0027919
  • Brunell, A. B., & Webster, G. D. (2013). Self-determination and sexual experience in dating relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 970–987. doi:10.1177/0146167213485442
  • Agdas, D., Webster, G. D., & Masters, F. J. (2012). Wind speed perception and risk. PLOS ONE, 7, e49944. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049944
  • Bryan, A. D., Webster, G. D., & Mahaffey, A. L. (2011). The big, the rich, and the powerful: Physical, financial, and social dimensions of dominance in mating and attraction. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 365–382. doi:10.1177/0146167210395604

Courses Taught:

Gregory D. Webster
Department of Psychology
University of Florida
P.O. Box 112250
Gainesville, Florida 32611-2250
United States

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