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William Pedersen



Ph.D., University of Southern California

Office: PSY 231

Phone: 562-985-5010
Website: Faculty webpage
Classes: PSY 411/511 (Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments)
PSY 351 (Social Psychology)
PSY 210 (Introductory Statistics)
PSY 350I (Psychology and Contemporary Social Issues)

My research is primarily focused on factors that impact aggressive behavior and violence. I am interested in a variety of personality factors including trait rumination, narcissism, impulsivity, attachment style, and religiosity. I have also investigated a variety of situational factors that impact aggression including rumination, social support, power restoration, alcohol priming, and drug use. A related line of research investigates the impact of trait displaced aggression on romantic relationships, life satisfaction, and both mental and physical health. Finally, I have smaller research programs in the areas of both intergroup relations and evolutionary psychology (specifically gender differences in mating strategies).