Early Life and Educational Background
Weiss was born on June 20, 1971, in Frankfurt, Germany. Before earning his Ph.D. in Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology from the University of Arizona in 2002 under the supervision of James E. King, he earned his B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1993, and his M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Biology) from the Los Angeles and California State University, Long Beach, in 1996 under the supervision of Donald R. Nelson and Kenneth F. Green. During his doctoral studies, he won the Behavior Genetics Association’s Thompson Award for best presentation by an association member. After earning his Ph.D., Weiss won an Intramural Research Training Award from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health where he was supervised by Paul T. Costa, Jr. from 2002 to 2005.
Weiss has been teaching in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh from 2005 to...
KeywordsNonhuman Primate Cognitive Ageing Psychosomatic Medicine Comparative Psychology Behavior Genetic
- Costa, P. T., Jr., Weiss, A., Duberstein, P. R., Friedman, B., & Siegler, I. C. (2014). Personality facets and all-cause mortality among Medicare patients aged 66 to 102 years: A follow-on study of Weiss and Costa (2005). Psychosomatic Medicine, 76(5), 370–378. doi:10.1097/PSY.0000000000000070.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
- Phillips, A. C., Batty, G. D., Weiss, A., Deary, I. J., Gale, C. R., Thomas, G. N., & Carroll, D. (2010). Neuroticism, cognitive ability, and the metabolic syndrome: The Vietnam Experience Study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 69(2), 193–201. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2010.01.016.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
- Weiss, A., King, J. E., & Enns, R. M. (2002). Subjective well-being is heritable and genetically correlated with dominance in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83(5), 1141–1149. doi:10.1037//0022-35184.108.40.2061.Google Scholar
- Weiss, A., King, J. E., Inoue-Murayama, M., Matsuzawa, T., & Oswald, A. J. (2012). Evidence for a midlife crisis in great apes consistent with the U-shape in human well-being. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(49), 19949–19952. doi:10.1073/pnas.1212592109.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar