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Linfield College
- Linfield College
Department of Psychology
Yanna Weisberg Assistant Professor

Yanna Weisberg - Assistant Professor

Pioneer 107

Education: B.S. Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Academic Interests:
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. (2013).  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. (2013). Unifying the aspects of the Big Five, the interpersonal circumplex, and trait affiliation. Journal of Personality, 81(5), 465-475.

  • 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.