William Pedersen

William Pedersen

Dr Bill Pedersen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor 

Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2002
    Social Psychology

M.A., University of Southern California, 1998
    Social Psychology

B.A., Seattle University, 1994
    Psychology – Summa Cum Laude
    Humanities – Summa Cum Laude

Research:

My research is focused on factors that impact aggressive behavior and violence. I am interested in a variety of personality factors including trait rumination, narcissism, impulsivity, and religiosity. I have also investigated a variety of situational factors that impact aggression including collective rumination, priming aspects of religion, resource inequality, alcohol priming, and social exclusion.  A related line of research investigates the impact of trait displaced aggression on romantic relationships, life satisfaction, and both mental and physical health.  Please see my lab website for more information (http://www.aggression-irlab.com/).       

Publications:

Affiliations and Awards:

Professional Memberships

Honorary Societies

Distinctions

  • Outstanding Professor Award, California State University, Long Beach, 2017  
  • Most Inspirational Professor Award, California State University, Long Beach, 2010  
  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor for Student Engagement in Research, Scholarly or Creative Activities, California State University, Long Beach, 2008
  • Society of Experimental Social Psycholoby (SESP), 2008-present
  • Most Valuable Professor Award, California State University, Long Beach, 2007
  • Scholarly and Creative Activities Award, California State University, Long Beach, 2003-2004, 2005-present
  • Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, California State University, Long Beach, 2001

Other Interests:

  • Basketball
  • Hiking
  • Movies
  • Water skiing