John Edwards is a social psychologist specializing in social cognition and individual differences. His general area of research concerns the motivational and personality factors that influence how people make judgments. One line of research involves how chronic uncertainty about the causes of events influences judgments. A second line of research concerns people's perceptions of situations, with particular emphasis on how people perceive the traits (adjectival qualities) of situations.
- Causal Attribution
- Interpersonal Processes
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Person Perception
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Social Cognition
Research Group or Laboratory:
- Social Cognition Laboratory
- Edwards, J. A. (2003). The interactive effects of processing preference and motivation on information processing: Causal uncertainty and the MBTI in a persuasion context. Journal of Research in Personality, 37, 89-99.
- Edwards, J. A. (1998). Effects of causal uncertainty on the dispositional attribution process. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 34, 109-135.
- Edwards, J. A., Lanning, K., & Hooker, K. (2002). Jungian personality theory and social information processing. Journal of Personality Assessment, 78, 432-450.
- Edwards, J. A., & Templeton, A. (2005). The structure of perceived attributes of situations. European Journal of Social Psychology, 35, 1-20.
- Edwards, J. A., & Weary, G. (1998). Antecedents of causal uncertainty and perceived control: A prospective study. European Journal of Personality, 12, 135-148.
- Edwards, J. A., & Weary, G. (1993). Depression and the impression formation continuum: Piecemeal processing despite the availability of category information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 64, 636-645.
- Edwards, J. A., Weary, G., & Reich, D. A. (1998). Causal uncertainty: Factor structure and relation to the Big Five personality factors. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 451-462.
- Edwards, J. A., Weary, G., von Hippel, W., & Jacobson, J. A. (2000). The effects of depression on impression formation: The role of trait and category diagnosticity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 462-473.
- Jacobson, J. A., Weary, G., & Edwards, J. A. (1999). Certainty-related beliefs and depressive symptomatology: Concurrent and longitudinal relationships. Social Cognition, 17, 19-45.
- Weary, G., & Edwards, J. A. (1994). Individual differences in causal uncertainty. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 308-318.
- Weary, G., & Edwards, J. A. (1994). Social cognition and clinical psychology: Anxiety, depression, and the processing of information about others. In R. Wyer & T. Srull (Eds.), Handbook of Social Cognition (2nd ed., Vol. 2). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Weary, G., Jacobson, J. A., Edwards, J. A., & Tobin, S. (2001). Chronic and temporarily activated causal uncertainty beliefs and stereotype usage. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 206-219.
- Weary, G., & Edwards, J. A. (1996). Causal uncertainty and related goal structures. In R. M. Sorrentino & E. T. Higgins (Eds.), Handbook of Motivation and Cognition (Vol. 3, pp. 148-181). New York: Guilford Press.
- Weary, G., Edwards, J. A., & Jacobson, J. (1995). Depression research in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: A reply. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 885-891.
- Advanced Social Research Methods
- Industrial Organizational Psychology
- Social Cognition
- Social Psychology
John A. Edwards
School of Psychological Science
Oregon State University
2550 Southwest Jefferson Way, Reed Lodge
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-5303
- Phone: (541) 737-2311
- Fax: (541) 737-3547