Furr, R. Michael
Early Life and Education Background
In 1970, Mike was born to Dr. Richard M. Furr, Sr. and Margaret Lee Furr. He was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, where he attended Page High School with his brother David (a Tony-nominated actor).
He was introduced to personality assessment in childhood while “helping” his father (an organizational psychologist) score personality tests such as the MBTI and the FIRO-B. Skepticism of personality assessment also arose at this time, as he took those same tests and magically switched from an I to an E and back to an I on the MBTI from one day to another.
He earned a BA in Psychology at the College of William and Mary in 1992. Mike was not Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude, or any other kind of laude. Indeed, he was not particularly goal-directed or forward-thinking at W&M. As graduation approached, this laissez-faire attitude became, regrettably, unsustainable. Belatedly moved to action, Mike sought advice from Dr....
- Collier-Spruel, L. A., Hawkins, A. A., Jayawickreme, E., Fleeson, W., & Furr, R. M. (2018). Relativism or Tolerance? Defining, Assessing, Connecting, and Distinguishing Two Moral Personality Features With Prominent Roles in Modern Societies. Unpublished manuscript, Wake Forest University.Google Scholar
- Furr, R. M., & Heuckeroth, S. A. (in press). The “Quantifying Construct Validity” procedure: Its role, value, interpretations, and computation. Assessment.Google Scholar
- Furr, R. M. (in press). Psychometrics in clinical psychological research. In A. G. C. Wright & M. N. Hallquist (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in clinical psychology. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
- Furr, R. M., & Funder, D. C. (in press). Persons, situations, and person-situation interactions. In O. P. John & R. W. Robins (Eds.), Handbook of personality: Theory and research (4th ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
- Furr, R. M. (2018). Psychometrics: An introduction (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage.Google Scholar
- Miller, C., Furr, R. M., Knobel, A., & Fleeson, W. (Eds.). (2015). Character: New directions from philosophy, psychology, and theology. New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar