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...
- Roberts, B. W., Harms, P. D., Smith, J., Wood, D., & Webb, M. (2006). Methods in personality psychology. In M. Eid & E. Diener (Eds.), Handbook of psychological assessment: A multimethod perspective. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.Google Scholar
- Roberts, B. W., Wood, D., & Caspi, A. (2008). The development of personality traits in adulthood. In O. P. John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.), Handbook of personality: Theory and research (pp. 375–398). New York, NY: Guilford.Google Scholar
- Wood, D., & Harms, P. D. (2016). On the TRAPs that make it dangerous to study personality with personality questionnaires. European Journal of Personality, 30, 327–328.Google Scholar
- Wood, D., & Harms, P. D. (2018). Using functional fields to translate clinical insights into actionable models: An example from Hopwood’s description of passive-aggressive processes. European Journal of Personality, 5, 592–594.Google Scholar
- Wood, D., Lowman, G., Harms, P. D., & Spain, S. M. (2017b). Using functional fields to formally represent the meaning and logic of actions: A worked example using ‘dark’ actions. Personality and Individual Differences, 24–37.Google Scholar