My primary search interests concern the following: naturally occurring social interaction, day-to-day variability in psychological states, state versus trait measurement of psychological constructs, the impact of societal income inequality on individuals, and multilevel random coefficient modeling.
The social interaction research has examined relationships between interaction and psychological well-being, and suggests that well-being is not related to quantity of interactions, whereas it is related to the rewards people derive from interaction. My recent research on day-to-day variability in psychological states, focusing on reactivity to daily events, suggests that positive events buffer the effects of negative events for poorly adjusted people, but not for the well-adjusted. My research on state and trait measurement focuses on how to use multilevel modeling to examine relationships between states, traits, and situational variable. My research on income inequality has focused on relationships between inequality and social capital, although I expect that this will expand in the future. My work on multilevel random coefficient modeling focuses primarily on developing applications of such techniques to the multilevel data structures common to social and personality psychology.
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Intergroup Relations
- Interpersonal Processes
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Self and Identity
- Nezlek, J. B. (2007). A multilevel framework for understanding relationships among traits, states, situations and behaviors. European Journal of Personality, 21, 789-810.
- Nezlek, J. B. (2007). Reactions to daily events as a function of familiarity with an environment. European Journal of Personality, 21, 811-822.
- Nezlek, J. B. (2005). Distinguishing affective and non-affective reactions to daily events. Journal of Personality, 73, 1539-1568.
- Nezlek, J. B. (2001). Multilevel random coefficient analyses of event- and interval-contingent data in social and personality psychology research. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 771-785.
- Nezlek, J. B., & Allen, M. R. (2006). Social support as a moderator of day-to-day relationships between daily negative events and daily psychological well-being. European Journal of Personality, 20, 53-68.
- Nezlek, J. B., & Gable, S. L. (2001). Depression as a moderator of relationships between positive daily events and day-to-day psychological adjustment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 1692-1704.
- Nezlek, J. B., & Kuppens, P. (2008). Regulating positive and negative emotions in daily life. Journal of Personality, 76, 561-580.
- Nezlek, J. B., & Plesko, R. M. (2003). Affect- and self-based models of relationships between daily events and daily well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 584-596.
- Nezlek, J. B., Richardson, D. R., Green, L. R., & Schatten-Jones, E. (2002). Psychological well-being and day-to-day social interaction among older adults. Personal Relationships, 9, 57-71.
- Nezlek, J. B., Schütz, A., & Sellin, I. (2007). Self-presentational success in daily social interaction. Self and Identity, 6, 361-379.
- Nezlek, J. B., & Smith, C. V. (2005). Social identity in daily social interaction. Self and Identity, 4, 243-261.
- Nezlek, J. B., Sorrentino, R. M., Yasunaga, S., Otsubo, Y., Allen, M., Kouhara, S., & Shuper, P. (2008). Cross-cultural differences in reactions to daily events as indicators of cross-cultural differences in self-construction and affect. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 39, 685-702.
- Schaafsma, J., Nezlek, J. B., Krejtz, I., & Safron, M. (in press). Ethnocultural identification and naturally occurring interethnic social interactions: Muslim minorities in Europe. European Journal of Social Psychology.
- Vansteelandt, K., Van Mechelen, I., & Nezlek, J. B. (2005). The co-occurrence of emotions in daily life: A multilevel approach. Journal of Research in Personality, 39, 325-335.
- Nezlek, J. B. (2007). Multilevel modeling in research on personality. In R. Robins, R. C. Fraley, & R. Krueger (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in personality psychology (pp. 502-523). New York: Guilford.
John B. Nezlek
Department of Psychology
College of William & Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185