David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jana Spain

 JanaSpain revised


Professor of Psychology
Director, High Point Washington Program

(336) 841-4541

227 School of Education





Ph.D.   1994    University of California, Riverside
Social/Personality Psychology (with Quantitative & Developmental breadth areas)
Dissertation:  Personality and daily life experiences:  Evaluating the accuracy of personality judgments.
Chair: Dr. David C. Funder

M.A.    1991     University of California, Riverside
Social/Personality Psychology

B.A.     1988    San Diego State University
Psychology (with Distinction in the Major)

A.A.     1984    Palomar College
Liberal Studies

Courses Taught:

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Close Relationships
  • Person Perception
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology (Study Abroad Course)
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
  • Senior Seminar: Current Issues in Psychology
  • Psychology of Women

Research Interests:

Personality Judgments:  Involves studying the content of social judgments, determining the accuracy of personality judgments, and identifying moderators of judgmental accuracy.


Personality and Daily Life Experience:  Using experience sampling methods, focuses on identifying the coherent links between personality and everyday behavior and emotion.  Emphasis is placed on determining the role of personality in the selection and enjoyment of everyday activities.


Personality and Interpersonal Relationships:  Identifying the personality traits that underlie the ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships and commitments.



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