Dr. William Pedersen

Office Rm PSY 231
Phone/Voicemail (562) 985-5010
bill.pedersen@csulb.edu

Education Research Publications Courses Affiliations Other Interests

Education:


Research:

My research is primarily focused on factors that impact aggressive behavior and violence. I am interested in a variety of personality factors including trait rumination, narcissism, impulsivity, attachment style, and religiosity. I have also investigated a variety of situational factors that impact aggression including rumination, social support, power restoration, alcohol priming, and drug use. A related line of research investigates the impact of trait displaced aggression on romantic relationships, life satisfaction, and both mental and physical health. Finally, I have smaller research programs in the areas of both intergroup relations and evolutionary psychology (specifically gender differences in mating strategies).


Publications:

List of Publications
 
List of Professional Presentations

Courses Taught:

PSY 210
        Introduction to Statistics

PSY 350I
       
Psychology and Contemporary Social Issues

PSY 351
Social Psychology

PSY 411/511
        Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments


Affiliations and Awards:

Professional Memberships
Association for Psychological Science 
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
International Society for Research on Aggression
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Associate
Society of Experimental Social Psychology
 
Honorary Societies
Psi Chi
Phi Kappa Phi

Distinctions 
        Most Inspirational Professor Award, California State University, Long Beach, 2010
        Outstanding Faculty Mentor for Student Engagement in Research, Scholarly or Creative Activities, California State University, Long Beach, 2008
        Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), 2008-present
        Most Valuable Professor Award, California State University, Long Beach, 2007
        Scholarly and Creative Activities Award, California State University, Long Beach, 2003-2004; 2005-present
        Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, California State University, Long Beach, 2001


Other Interests:

    Basketball
    Hiking
    Movies
    Water skiing


Education Research Publications Courses Affiliations Other Interests

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