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 Articles and Chapters

  1. Hudson, N. W. (2018). Volitional change in antagonism. In D. R. Lynam, & J. D. Miller (Eds). The Handbook of Antagonism. San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
  2. Hudson, N. W. (2018). Dynamics and processes in personality change interventions. In J. F. Rauthmann (Ed). The Handbook of Personality Dynamics and Processes. San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
  3. Hudson, N. W., & Fraley, R. C. (2018). Moving toward greater security: The effects of repeatedly priming attachment security and anxiety. Journal of Research in Personality, in press.
  4. Hudson, N. W., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B. (2018). The development of subjective well-being across the lifespan. In D. P. McAdams, R. L. Shiner, & J. L. Tackett (Eds). Handbook of Personality Development. New York, NY: Guildford.
  5. Hudson, N. W., Anusic, I., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B. (2018). Comparing the reliability and validity of global self-report measures of subjective well-being to experiential day reconstruction measures. Assessment, in press.
  6. Cohen, D., Kim, E., & Hudson, N. W. (2018). Religion, repulsion, and reaction formation: Transforming repellant attractions and repulsions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, in press.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Hudson, N. W., & Fraley, R. C. (2017). Adult attachment and perceptions of closeness. Personal Relationships, 24, 17-26.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Hudson, N. W., & Cohen, D. (2016). Taboo desires, creativity, and career choice. Motivation and Emotion, 40, 404-421.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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]
  24. Cohen, D., Kim, E., & Hudson, N. W. (2014). Religion, the forbidden, and sublimation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 208-214.
  25. 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.
  26. 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. (2018, March). You have to follow through: Attaining behavioral change goals predicts volitional personality change. Talk presented at the Association for Research in Personality preconference at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 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 facilitates 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.