Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Furr, R. Michael

  • R. Michael FurrEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1713-1

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....

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Selected Bibliography

  1. 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 Unpublished manuscript, Wake Forest University.Google Scholar
  2. Furr, R. M., & Heuckeroth, S. A. (in press). The “Quantifying Construct Validity” procedure: Its role, value, interpretations, and computation. Assessment.Google Scholar
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  13. Furr, R. M. (2011). Scale construction and psychometrics for social and personality psychology. London: Sage.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  19. Furr, R. M., Dougherty, D. M., Marsh, D. M., & Mathias, C. W. (2007). Personality judgment and personality pathology: Self-other agreement in adolescents with conduct disorder. Journal of Personality, 75, 629–662.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Furr, R. M., & Funder, D. C. (2004). Situational similarity and behavioral consistency: Subjective, objective, variable-centered, and person-centered approaches. Journal of Research in Personality, 38, 421–447.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Furr, R. M., & Rosenthal, R. (2003). Repeated-measures contrasts for “Multiple-pattern” hypotheses. Psychological Methods, 8, 275–293.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Funder, D. C., Furr, R. M., & Colvin, C. R. (2000). The Riverside behavioral q-sort: A tool for the description of social behavior. Journal of Personality, 68, 451–489.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Furr, R. M., & Funder, D. C. (1998). A multi-modal analysis of personal negativity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 1580–1591.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • April Phillips
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychology and CounselingNortheastern State UniversityBroken ArrowUSA