Ask Bruce Bartholow about his current research projects, and the associate professor of psychology at MU will likely direct your attention to the large whiteboard mounted on his office wall. Crowded with names of collaborators and topics ranging from alcohol and race bias to video games and aggression, this board reveals the breadth of Bartholow’s research.
Originally a music major, Bartholow turned to social psychology after realizing his desire to learn “what makes people tick.”
Many experiments in social psychology have shown that we overestimate the importance of enduring character traits in the explanation of people’s behavior. Johnson discusses some examples.