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

2016-present 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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Hudson, N. W., & Fraley, R. C. (2017). Adult attachment and perceptions of closeness. Personal Relationships, 24, 17-26.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Hudson, N. W., & Cohen, D. (2016). Taboo desires, creativity, and career choice. Motivation and Emotion, 40, 404-421.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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]
  19. Cohen, D., Kim, E., & Hudson, N. W. (2014). Religion, the forbidden, and sublimation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 208-214.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  • Hudson, N. W., Fraley, R. C. (R&R). To what extent do beliefs and expectations moderate volitional change processes?
  • Heffernan, M. E., Fraley, R. C., & Hudson, N. W. (Under review). Struggles with in-laws: An exploration of conflict in in-law relationships.

Professional Presentations

  • 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., Fraley, R. C., Brumbaugh, C. C., & Vicary, A. M. (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., & Roberts, B. 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., & Roberts, B. 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., Graziano, W. G., & VanderDrift, L. E. (2009, May). Agreeableness and effortful control: An automatic process? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Posters

  • Henricks-Lepp, G. M., Hudson, N. W., Street, W. S., Weidenbenner, J., & Travis, L. L. (2014, May). Transforming introductory psychology with Team-Based Learning. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, California.
  • Jeon, G., Hudson, N. W., Carpenter, N. C., & Newman, D. A. (2013, April). Interactive effects of agreeableness and openness on organizational deviance. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, Texas.
  • Hudson, N. W., & Roberts, B. W. (2011, January). Goals to change personality traits. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Hudson, N. W., Graziano, W. G., & VanderDrift, L. E., (2009, April). Agreeableness and effortful control: An automatic process? Presented at the Purdue University Undergraduate Research Colloquium, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Awards & Honors

2015 James Davis Fellowship
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2014-2015 Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowship
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2014 Heritage Dissertation Grant Award
Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology
2014 Psychology Department Fellowship
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2013 Graduate College Travel Award
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2013 Goss-Lucas Award for Excellence in Teaching Psychology 100
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2012 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2005-2009 Purdue University Dean's List, all semesters
2005-2009 Indiana Resident Top Scholar full academic scholarship
Purdue University
2005 National Merit Finalist
National Merit Scholarship Corporation
2005 Liberal Arts Merit Scholarship
Purdue University
2005 Academic Success Award
Purdue University

Teaching Experience

2014, Spring Course Curriculum Developer, Introductory Psychology (100)
2013, Fall Course Curriculum Developer, Introductory Psychology (100)
2013, Summer Course Curriculum Developer, Introductory Psychology (100)
2013, Spring Lab Instructor, Experimental Design in Social Psychology (332)
2012, Fall Instructor/Lecturer, Introductory Psychology (100)
2012, Summer Instructor/Lecturer, Introductory Psychology (100)
2012, Spring Instructor/Lecturer, Introductory Psychology (100)
2011, Fall Instructor/Lecturer, Introductory Psychology (100)
2011, Spring Lab Instructor, Experimental Design in Social Psychology (332)
2010, Spring Teaching Assistant, Personality Psychology (250)
2009, Fall Teaching Assistant, Personality Psychology (250)

Professional Service

  • Review Editor
    • Frontiers in Psychology
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer
    • Attachment & Human Development
    • Basic and Applied Social Psychology
    • British Journal of Social Psychology
    • European Journal of Personality
    • European Journal of Social Psychology
    • Journal of Personality
    • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
    • Journal of Research in Personality
    • The Journal of Social Psychology
    • Journal of Youth Studies
    • Personal Relationships
    • PLOS ONE
    • Social Psychological and Personality Science

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology