Yanna Weisberg - Assistant Professor
Generally, I am interested in personality structure, function and development. Specifically, I research personality in the realm of interpersonal relationships. In my dissertation, I investigated how one's sense of one's own personality is shaped by romantic relationship partners and relationships. I am also interested in refining the measurement of personality for interpersonal applications, in order to better investigate the intersection of personality and social behavior.
Ludeke, S.G., Weisberg, Y.J., & DeYoung, C.G. (in press). Idiographically desirable responding: Individual differences in perceived trait desirability predict overclaiming. European Journal of Personality.
DeYoung, C.G., Weisberg, Y.J., Quilty, L.C., & Peterson, J. B. (in press). Unifying the aspects of the Big Five, the interpersonal circumplex, and trait affiliation. Journal of Personality.
Birnbaum, G. E., Simpson, J. A., Weisberg, Y. J., Barnea, E., & Assulin-Simohon, Z. (2012). Is it my overactive imagination? The effects of contextually activated attachment insecurity on sexual fantasies. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 29, 1131-1152.
Weisberg Y.J., DeYoung, C.G. & Hirsh, J.B. (2011) . Gender differences in personality across the ten aspects of the Big Five. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 178, 1-11.
Birnbaum, G. E., Weisberg, Y. J., & Simpson, J. A. (2011). Desire under attack: Attachment orientations and the effects of relationship threat on sexual motivations. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, 28, 448-468.
Simpson, J. A., Beckes, L., & Weisberg, Y. J. (2007). Evolutionary accounts of individual differences in adult attachment orientations. In J. V. Wood, A. Tesser, & J. G. Holmes (Eds.), The self and social relationships (pp. 183-206). New York: Psychology Press.
Simpson, J. A., Campbell, L., & Weisberg, Y. J. (2006). Daily perceptions of conflict and support in romantic relationships: The ups and downs of anxiously attached individuals. In M. Mikulincer & G. S. Goodman (Eds.), Dynamics of romantic love: Attachment, caregiving, and sex (pp. 216-239). New York: Guilford.