Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

2020 Edition
| Editors: Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Todd K. Shackelford

Wood, Dustin

  • P. D. HarmsEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24612-3_1593

Early Life and Education

Dustin Wood was born on July 7, 1979, in Hawaii. While growing up, his family were residents of a diverse set of locations ranging from Alaska to Singapore. He ultimately graduated from Redmond High School in the state of Washington.

Wood attended American University in Washington, DC, for his undergraduate degree and majored in psychology. During his junior and senior years, he designed his first study with Dr. Brian Yates – an evaluation of whether experiences volunteering at the beginning of college influenced subsequent volunteering-related motives and behaviors. When Dr. Yates asked what he wanted to research in psychology, he replied that he wanted to understand human nature; Dr. Yates advised him to choose a narrower topic of research.

He later attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to complete both his masters and PhD in psychology under the supervision of Dr. Brent Roberts. Together they worked on several papers concerning both...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ManagementUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jon Sefcek
    • 1
  1. 1.Kent State UniversityKentUSA