Shepperd, James A.
Early Life and Education Background
In 1961, in Burnet Texas, Shepperd emerged after 9 months of incubation from womb he shared with his twin brother. After 18 years marked by successful accomplishments such as walking, riding a bicycle, and combining words into sentences, he was granted admission to Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where he graduated in 1983 with a BA in psychology. He received an MA in educational psychology from the University of Texas under the mentoring of Toni Falbo and Mark Leary and a PhD in social psychology from the University of Missouri in 1988 under the mentorship of Robert M. Arkin.
Shepperd was an assistant professor at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester Massachusetts from 1988 to 1992 and then accepted a position at the University of Florida where he remains today. He also has held visiting positions at Texas A&M University (1990–1991); Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium (2004); Université Paris X, Paris,...
- Shepperd, J. A., Malone, W., & Sweeny, K. (2008). Exploring causes of the self-serving bias. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 895–908. URL: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/1 0.1111/j.1751-9004.2008.00078.x.CrossRefGoogle Scholar