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Wade C. Rowatt

Wade C. Rowatt

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The ongoing research in my lab focuses on personality (e.g., dispositional humility), the psychology of religion (e.g., religion, prejudice, morality), positive psychology, and personal relationships. I currently have a research grant to study intellectual humility (2013-15). I really enjoy mentoring and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (e.g., social psychology, personality, psychology of religion, advanced research methods). Beyond the classroom and lab, Dr. Rowatt serves as IRB Vice-Chair, on a few editorial boards, and enjoys running.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Close Relationships
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Self and Identity

Journal Articles:

  • Rowatt, W. C., Cunningham, M. R., & Druen, P. B. (1999). Lying to get a date: The effect of facial physical attractiveness on willing to deceive prospective dating partners. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 16, 211-225.
  • Rowatt, W. C., Cunningham, M. R., & Druen, P. B. (1998). Deception to get a date. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 1228-1242.
  • Rowatt, W. C., & Franklin, L. (2004). Christian orthodoxy, religious fundamentalism, and right-wing authoritarianism as predictors of implicit racial prejudice. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 14, 125-138.
  • Rowatt, W. C., & Kirkpatrick, L. A. (2002). Two dimensions of attachment to God and their relation to affect, personality, and religiosity constructs. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 41, 637-651.
  • Rowatt, W. C., LaBouff, J. P., Johnson, M., Froese, P., & Tsang, J. (2009). Associations among religiousness, social attitudes, and prejudice in a national sample of American adults. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 1, 14-24.
  • Rowatt, W. C., Powers, C., Targhetta, V., Comer, J., Kennedy, S., & LaBouff, J. (2006). Development and initial validation of an implicit measure of humility relative to arrogance. Journal of Positive Psychology, 1, 198-211.
  • Rowatt, W. C., & Schmitt, D. (2003). Associations between religious orientation and varieties of sexual experience. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 42, 455-465.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Personality Psychology
  • Advanced Social-Organizational Psychology
  • Personality Theory and Research
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Social Psychology

Wade C. Rowatt
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
One Bear Place #97334
Baylor University
Waco, Texas 76798-7334
United States

  • Work: (254) 710-2961
  • Home: (254) 710-2254

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