Erika CarlsonAssociate Professor
Area of Research
social/personality psychology; self-knowledge; well-being; interpersonal perception
How well do people know themselves and others? The Self-Knowledge and Interpersonal Perception (SKIP) Lab tests if, when, and how people know themselves and other people. Specifically, we examine the bright and blind spots in self- and other-knowledge, test whether this knowledge is adaptive and if so, how it can be improved.
SPA ..which is now the SPRG website: (link)
Human, L. J., Carlson, E. N., Geukes, K., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2018). Do accurate personality impressions lead to liking or does liking lead to accuracy? The longitudinal effects of accuracy and liking in emerging relationships. Journal of Social and Personality Psychology. doi:10.1037/pspp0000214
Barranti, M., Carlson, E. N., & Côte, S. (2017). How to test questions about similarity in personality and social psychology research: Description and empirical demonstration of response surface analysis. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 465-475. doi:10.1177/1948550617698204
Barranti, M., Carlson, E. N., & Furr, R. M. (2016). Disagreement about moral character is linked to interpersonal costs. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 806-817. doi.org/10.1177/1948550616662127
Carlson, E. N. (2016). Do psychologically adjusted individuals know what other people really think about them? The link between psychological adjustment and meta-accuracy. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 717-725.
Carlson, E. N. (2016). Weighing the costs and benefits of knowing your reputation: Does meta-accuracy foster relationship quality? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111, 250-264.
Carlson, E. N. (2013). Overcoming barriers to self-knowledge: Mindfulness as a path to seeing yourself as you really are. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8, 173-186.
Carlson, E. N., Vazire, S., & Oltmanns, T. F. (2013). Self-other knowledge asymmetries in personality pathology. Journal of Personality, 81, 155-170.
Carlson, E. N., Vazire, S., & Oltmanns, T. F. (2011). You probably think this paper's about you: Narcissists' perceptions of their personality and reputation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 185-201.