Roberts, John E.
Early Life and Educational Background
John E. Roberts was born on March 21, 1964, just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and grew up in a small town in the countryside. His undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst began with a major in biochemistry, but psychology had always been a passion and he eventually made the move into the social sciences as a junior. Having never faced his fear of the 300-level course in physical chemistry, he instead threw himself into psychological research working in Charles Clifton’s psycholinguistics lab and pursuing an honors thesis mentored by Ronnie Janoff-Bulman. Apparently, this escape into psychology provided powerful negative reinforcement! Subsequent to receiving his Bachelor of Science in 1986, he began the Ph.D. program in clinical psychology at the University of Pittsburgh under the mentorship of Scott Monroe. After his clinical internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center and completing his Ph.D. in 1994,...
- Roberts, J. E., Carlos, E. L., & Kashdan, T. B. (2006). The impact of depressive symptoms, self-esteem and neuroticism on trajectories of overgeneral autobiographical memory over repeated trials. Cognition & Emotion, 3(4), 383–401.Google Scholar