Curriculum Vitae

Education

2016 Ph.D., Psychology (Social/Personality), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Minor: Quantitative Psychology
2011 M.A., Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2009 B.A., Psychology, Law and Society, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Positions

2017-present Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University
2016-2017 Research Associate, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University

Research Interests

  • Adult attachment; social cognition in close relationships
  • Personality development; volitional personality change
  • Affiliation goals and motivation
  • Subjective well-being
  • Research methods; statistical methods

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Hudson, N. W., Anusic, I., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B. (2017). Comparing the reliability and validity of global self-report measures of subjective well-being to experiential day reconstruction measures. Assessment, in press.
  2. Cohen, D., Kim, E., & Hudson, N. W. (2017). Religion, repulsion, and reaction formation: Transforming repellant attractions and repulsions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, in press.
  3. Hudson, N. W. & Fraley, R. C. (2017). Volitional personality change. In Specht, J. (Ed). Personality Development across the Lifespan (pp. 555-571). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
  4. Fraley, R. C., & Hudson, N. W. (2017). The development of attachment styles. In Specht, J. (Ed). Personality Development across the Lifespan (pp. 275-292). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
  5. Hudson, N. W., & Fraley, R. C. (2017). Adult attachment and perceptions of closeness. Personal Relationships, 24, 17-26.
  6. Hudson, N. W., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B. (2017). Day-to-day affect is surprisingly stable: A two-year longitudinal study of well-being. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 45-54.
  7. Hudson, N. W., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B. (2016). Getting older, feeling less? A cross-sectional and longitudinal investigation of developmental patterns in experiential well-being. Psychology and Aging, 8, 847-861.
  8. Hudson, N. W., & Fraley, R. C. (2016). Do people's desires to change their personality traits vary with age? An examination of trait change goals across adulthood. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 847-856.
  9. Hudson, N. W., Lucas, R. E., Donnellan, M. B., & Kushlev, K. (2016). Income reliably predicts sadness, but not happiness: A replication and extension of Kushlev, Dunn, & Lucas (2015). Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 828-836.
  10. Hudson, N. W., & Fraley, R. C. (2016). Changing for the better? Longitudinal associations between volitional personality change and psychological well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 603-615.
  11. Hudson, N. W., & Roberts, B. W. (2016). Social investment in work reliably predicts growth in conscientiousness and agreeableness: A direct replication and extension of Hudson, Roberts, and Lodi-Smith (2012). Journal of Research in Personality, 60, 12-23.
  12. Travis, L. L., Hudson, N. W., Henricks-Lepp, G. M., Street, W. S., & Weidenbenner, J. (2016). Team-Based Learning improves course outcomes in introductory psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 43, 99-107.
  13. Hudson, N. W., & Cohen, D. (2016). Taboo desires, creativity, and career choice. Motivation and Emotion, 40, 404-421.
  14. Hudson, N. W., & Fraley, R. C. (2015). Volitional personality trait change: Can people choose to change their personality traits? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 490-507.
  15. Fraley, R. C., Hudson, N. W., Heffernan, M. E., & Segal, N. (2015). Are adult attachment styles categorical or dimensional? A taxometric analysis of general and relationship-specific attachment orientations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 354-368.
  16. Hudson, N. W., Fraley, R. C., Chopik, W. J., & Heffernan, M. E. (2015). Not all attachment relationships develop alike: Normative cross-sectional age trajectories in attachment to romantic partners, best friends, and parents. Journal of Research in Personality, 59, 44-55.
  17. Hudson, N. W., Fraley, R. C., Brumbaugh, C. C., & Vicary, A. M. (2014). Coregulation in romantic partners' attachment styles: A longitudinal investigation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 845-857.
  18. Hudson, N. W., & Fraley, R. C. (2014). Partner similarity matters for the insecure: Attachment orientations moderate the association between similarity in partners' personality traits and relationship satisfaction. Journal of Research in Personality, 53, 112-123.
  19. Hudson, N. W., & Roberts, B. W. (2014) Goals to change personality traits: Concurrent links between personality traits, daily behavior, and goals to change oneself. Journal of Research in Personality, 53, 68-83. [Full text of Change Goals BFI]
  20. Cohen, D., Kim, E., & Hudson, N. W. (2014). Religion, the forbidden, and sublimation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 208-214.
  21. Fraley, R. C., & Hudson, N. W. (2014). Review of Intensive longitudinal methods: An introduction to diary and experience sampling research. The Journal of Social Psychology, 154, 89-91.
  22. Hudson, N. W., Roberts, B. W., & Lodi-Smith, J. (2012). Personality trait development and social investment at work. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 334-344.

Professional Presentations

  • Hudson, N. W. (2017, October). Attachment anxiety and false memories. Talk presented at the Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.
  • Hudson, N. W. (2017, August). Volitional personality trait change and subjective well-being. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington D.C.
  • Hudson, N. W. (2017, March). Attachment anxiety and false memories for human interactions. Invited talk presented at the Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Hudson, N. W. (2017, February). Attachment anxiety faciliates false memories. Invited talk presented at the Department of Psychology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan.
  • Hudson, N. W. (2015, October). Volitional personality trait change. Invited talk presented at the Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Hudson, N. W. (2015, September). Attachment anxiety and false memories. Invited talk presented at the Department of Psychology, Washington University at St. Louis.
  • Hudson, N. W. (2015, February). Volitional personality change: Can people choose to change their traits? Invited talk presented at the Lifespan Social-Personality preconference at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, California.
  • Hudson, N. W. (2014, October). Socially regulated change. Invited talk presented at the Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Hudson, N. W. (2014, February). Attachment coregulation: A longitudinal investigation of the coordination in romantic partners’ attachment styles. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas.
  • Hudson, N. W. (2012, April). How traits and motives affect behavior. Invited talk presented at the Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Hudson, N. W. (2010, May). Office interplay: Concurrent longitudinal relationships between social investment at work and personality traits. Invited talk presented at the Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Hudson, N. W. (2009, May). Agreeableness and effortful control: An automatic process? Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.