Research Assistant Professor
BiographyBrittany Solomon joins Mendoza as a research assistant professor. She received her Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. Professor Solomon's primary research interests are broadly centered around the effects of individual differences, personality perception, and self- and other-knowledge within an organizational context. For example, she examines 1) the extent to which people have insight into others’ reputations and identities (even when others’ perceptions differ from their own), 2) the predictive validity of self- versus other-perceptions with regard to intrinsic and extrinsic career success, 3) the extent to which personality influences and mitigates biased decision making and behaviors, and 4) the effects of others' personality traits on one’s own professional outcomes. Professor Solomon has also examined alternative approaches to traditional personality measures, the hierarchical structure of the Big Five personality traits at the facet level, and an integrated idiographic-nomothetic model of interjudge agreement. Recently, she has become interested in the genetic underpinnings of occupational attainment and personnel selection. Her work has appeared in top journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Psychological Science.
Areas of Expertise
self- and other-knowledge
Ph D, Washington University in St. Louis
MA, Washington University in St. Louis
BA, University of Arizona
"Knowledge of identity and reputation: Do people have knowledge of others' perceptions?", (with Simine Vazire), Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2016.
"The long reach of one’s spouse: Spousal personality influences occupational success", (with Joshua Jackson), Psychological Science, 25, 2014.
"Why does personality predict divorce? Three possible pathways", (with Joshua Jackson), Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 2014.
"You are so beautiful… to me: Seeing beyond bias and achieving accuracy in romantic relationships", (with Simine Vazire), Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 2014.