Association for Research in Personality

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Association for Research in Personality
PredecessorSociety for Personality and Social Psychology
Type501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Wiebke Bleidorn
Past President
Rich Lucas
Executive Officer
M. Brent Donnellan

The Association for Research in Personality (abbreviated ARP) is an American learned society dedicated to advancing research into personality. Its mission statement does not mention specific disciplines such as social psychology or policy research, instead simply emphasizing the scientific study of personality.[1] It was established in 2001, with David Watson as the founding president.[2] It originally held an annual preconference before the Society for Personality and Social Psychology's annual conference. In 2009, the ARP began holding its own annual conference.[3]


The current president of the ARP is Wiebke Bleidorn a professor of psychology at the University of Zurich.[4] Past presidents of the ARP, in reverse chronological order, are as follows:


  1. ^ Deaux, Kay; Snyder, Mark (2012-02-10). The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. Oxford University Press. p. 821. ISBN 9780199939497.
  2. ^ Cautin, Robin L.; Lilienfeld, Scott O. (2015-01-20). The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology, 5 Volume Set. John Wiley & Sons. p. 526. ISBN 9780470671276.
  3. ^ "History". Association for Research in Personality. 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  4. ^ "People". Association for Research in Personality. 2020-08-07. Retrieved 2022-06-03.
  5. ^ of, Department. "Brent W. Roberts". University of Illinois. Retrieved 2018-02-21.

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