Lewis R. Goldberg, Ph.D.

Education & Training

B.A., 1953
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Social Relations

Ph.D., 1958
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Psychology

Lewis R. Goldberg is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute and an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. After obtaining an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, he taught for two years at Stanford University before moving to Eugene in 1960. He has been a Fulbright Professor on two occasions, first at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands and later at Istanbul University in Turkey. In addition, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, and a Fellow-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.

A past president of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP) and the Association for Research in Personality (ARP), he has served on both the Cognition-Emotion-Personality and the Personality-and-Cognition research review committees of the National Institute of Mental Health. He was a Selection Officer for the U.S. Peace Corps, a consultant to the Intelligence Division of the U.S. Secret Service, a member of the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Chair of the APA Task Force on Honesty and Integrity Testing. He has served on the editorial boards of the Annual Review of Psychology and over a dozen psychological journals. He has won three lifetime achievement awards: The Jack Block Award for outstanding contributions to personality research from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), the Saul Sells Award for outstanding contributions to multivariate research from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP), and most recently the Bruno Klopfer Award for outstanding contributions to personality assessment from the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA).

Current Projects

Personality and Health – A Longitudinal Study

PROJECT PERIOD

09/01/12 - 08/31/17

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Sarah Hampson

Co-Investigators
Grant Edmonds, Lewis Goldberg

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Publications

Loehlin, J. C., & Goldberg, L. R. (2014). Do personality traits conform to lists or hierarchies? Personality and Individual Differences, 70, 51-56.

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Loehlin, J. C., & Goldberg, L. R. (2014). How much is personality structure affected if one or more highest-level factors are first removed? A sequential factors approach. Personality and Individual Differences, 70, 176-182.

Kern, M., Hampson, S., Goldberg, L., & Friedman, H. (2014). Integrating prospective longitudinal data: Modeling personality and health in the Terman Life Cycle and Hawaii Longitudinal Studies. Developmental Psychology, 50(5), 1390-1406. doi:10.1037/a0030874

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Hampson, S., Edmonds, G., Goldberg, L., Dubanoski, J., & Hillier, T. (2013). Childhood conscientiousness relates to objectively measured adult physical health four decades later. Health Psychology: Official Journal Of The Division Of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 32(8), 925-928. doi:10.1037/a0031655

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Edmonds, G., Goldberg, L., Hampson, S., & Barckley, M. (2013). Personality Stability from Childhood to Midlife: Relating Teachers' Assessments in Elementary School to Observer- and Self-Ratings 40 Years Later. Journal Of Research In Personality, 47(5), 505-513

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Markowitz, E. M., Goldberg, L. R., Ashton, M. C., & Lee, K. (2012). Profiling the “pro-environmental individual”: A personality perspective. Journal of Personality, 80, 81-111.

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Rentfrow, P. J., Goldberg, L. R., Stillwell, D. J., Kosinski, M., Gosling, S. D., & Levitin, D. J. (2012). The song remains the same: A replication and extension of the music model. Music Perception, 30(2), 161-185. doi:10.1525/mp.2012.30.2.161

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Kuncel, N. R., Goldberg, L. R., & Kiger, T. (2011). A plea for process in personality prevarication. Human Performance, 24, 373-378.

Simms, L. J., Goldberg, L. R., Roberts, J. E., Watson, D., Welte, J., & Rotterman, J. H. (2011). Computerized adaptive assessment of personality disorder: Introducing the CAT-PD project. Journal of Personality Assessment, 93, 380-389.

Rentfrow, P. J., Goldberg, L. R., & Zilca, R. (2011). Listening, watching, and reading: The structure and correlates of entertainment preferences. Journal of Personality, 79, 223-257.

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Chapman, B. P., & Goldberg, L. R. (2011). Replicability and 40-year predictive power of childhood ARC types. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 593-606.

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Rentfrow, P. J., Goldberg, L. R., & Levitin, D. J. (2011). The structure of musical preferences: A five-factor model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 1139-1157.

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Nave, C. S., Sherman, R. A., Funder, D. C., Hampson, S. E., & Goldberg, L. R. (2010). On the contextual independence of personality: Teachers’ assessments predict directly observed behavior after four decades. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 327-334.

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Goldberg, L. R. (2010). Personality, demographics, and self-reported behavioral acts: The development of avocational interest scales from estimates of the amount of time spent in interest-related activities. In C. R. Agnew, D. E. Carlston, W. G. Graziano, & J. R. Kelly (Eds.), Then a miracle occurs: Focusing on behavior in social psychological theory and research (pp. 205-226). New York: Oxford University Press.

Pozzebon, J. A., Visser, B. A., Ashton, M. C., Lee, K., & Goldberg, L. R. (2010). Psychometric characteristics of a public-domain self-report measure of vocational interests: The Oregon Vocational Interest Scales. Journal of Personality Assessment, 92, 168-174.

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Rammstedt, B., Goldberg, L. R., & Borg, I. (2010). The measurement equivalence of Big-Five factor markers for persons with different levels of education. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 53-61.

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Ashton, M. C., Lee, K., Goldberg, L. R., & de Vries, R. E. (2009). Higher-order factors of personality: Do they exist? Personality and Social Psychology Review, 13, 79-91.

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Goldberg, L. R. (2009). How to win a career achievement award in five easy lessons. Journal of Personality Assessment, 91, 506-517.

Hampson, S. E., Goldberg, L. R., Vogt, T. M., Hillier, T. A., & Dubanoski, J. P. (2009). Using physiological dysregulation to assess global health status: Associations with self-rated health and health behaviors. Journal of Health Psychology, 14, 232-241.

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Farmer, R. F., & Goldberg, L. R. (2008). A psychometric evaluation of the Revised Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI-R) and the TCI-140. Psychological Assessment, 20, 281-291.

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Farmer, R. F., & Goldberg, L. R. (2008). Brain modules, personality layers, planes of being, spiral structures, and the equally implausible distinction between TCI-R "temperament" and "character" scales: Reply to Cloninger. Psychological Assessment, 20, 300-304.

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Goldberg, L. R., Lee, K., & Ashton, M. C. (2008). Comment on Anderson and Ones (2008). European Journal of Personality, 22, 151-156.

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Zheng, L., Goldberg, L. R., Zheng, Y., Zhao, Y., Tang, Y., & Liu, L. (2008). Reliability and concurrent validation of the IPIP Big-Five factor markers in China: Consistencies in factor structure between Internet-obtained heterosexual and homosexual samples. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 649-654.

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Goldberg. L. R. (2008). What are the best ways to describe an individual’s personality? Dialogue, 23, 9/35/39.

Mlacic, B., & Goldberg, L. R. (2007). An analysis of a cross-cultural personality inventory: The IPIP Big-Five factor markers in Croatia. Journal of Personality Assessment, 88, 168-177.

Hampson, S. E., Goldberg, L. R., Vogt, T. M., & Dubanoski, J. P. (2007). Mechanisms by which childhood personality traits influence adult health status: Educational attainment and healthy behaviors. Health Psychology, 26, 121-125.

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Grucza, R. A., & Goldberg, L. R. (2007). The comparative validity of 11 modern personality inventories: Predictions of behavioral acts, informant reports, and clinical indicators. Journal of Personality Assessment, 89, 167-187.

Ashton, M. C., Lee, K., & Goldberg, L. R. (2007). The IPIP-HEXACO scales: An alternative, public-domain measure of the personality constructs in the HEXACO model. Personality and Individual Differences, 42, 1515-1526.

Roberts, B. W., Kuncel, N. R., Shiner, R., Caspi, A., & Goldberg, L. R. (2007). The power of personality: The comparative validity of personality traits, socioeconomic status, and cognitive ability for predicting important life outcomes. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2, 313-345.

Hampson, S. E., & Goldberg, L. R. (2006). A first large cohort study of personality trait stability over the 40 years between elementary school and midlife. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 763-779.

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Goldberg, L. R. (2006). Doing it all bass-ackwards: The development of hierarchical factor structures from the top down. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 347-358.

Hampson, S. E., Goldberg, L. R., Vogt, T. M., & Dubanoski, J. P. (2006). Forty years on: Teachers' assessments of children's personality traits predict self-reported health behaviors and outcomes at midlife. Health Psychology, 25, 57-64.

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McGrath, R. E., & Goldberg, L. R. (2006). How to measure national stereotypes? (A Letter to the Editor). Science, 311, 776-777.

Saucier, G., & Goldberg, L. R. (2006). Personnalité, caractère et tempérament: La structure translinguistique des traits (Personality, character and temperament: The cross-language structure of traits). Psychologie Française, 51, 265-284.

Goldberg, L. R., & Velicer, W. F. (2006). Principles of exploratory factor analysis. In S. Strack (Ed.), Differentiating normal and abnormal personality: Second edition (pp. 209-237). New York, NY: Springer.

Goldberg, L. R. & Freyd, J. J. (2006). Self-reports of potentially traumatic experiences in an adult community sample: Gender differences and test-retest stabilities of the items in a Brief Betrayal-Trauma Survey. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 7(3), 39-63.

Goldberg, L. R., Johnson, J. A., Eber, H. W., Hogan, R., Ashton, M. C., Cloninger, C. R., & Gough, H. C. (2006). The International Personality Item Pool and the future of public-domain personality measures. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 84-96.

Buchanan, T., Johnson, J. A., & Goldberg, L. R. (2005). Implementing a five-factor personality inventory for use on the Internet. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 21, 115-127.

Saucier, G., Georgiades, S., Tsaousis, I., & Goldberg, L. R. (2005). The factor structure of Greek personality adjectives. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 88, 856-875.

Saucier, G., Georgiades, S., Tsaousis, I., & Goldberg, L. R. (2005). The factor structure of Greek personality adjectives. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 856-875.

Roberts, B. W., Chernyshenko, O. S., Stark, S., & Goldberg, L. R. (2005). The structure of conscientiousness: An empirical investigation based on seven major personality questionnaires. Personnel Psychology, 58, 103-139.

Ashton, M. C., Lee, K., & Goldberg, L. R. (2004). A hierarchical analysis of 1,710 English personality-descriptive adjectives. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 707-721.

Goldberg, L. R. (2004). Introduction to the special issue of Multivariate Behavioral Research in honor of Jerry S. Wiggins. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 39, 153.

Elliot, D., Goldberg, L., Duncan, T.E., Kuehl, K.S., Moe, E.L., Breger, R.K.R., DeFrancesco, C.L., Ernst, D.B., Stevens, V.J. (2004). The PHLAME Firefighters’ Study: Feasibility and Findings. The American Journal of Health Behavior, 28 (1),13-23. PMID: 14977155

Saucier, G., & Goldberg, L. R. (2003). The structure of personality attributes. In M. R. Barrick & A. M. Ryan (Eds.), Personality and work: Reconsidering the role of personality in organizations (pp. 1-29). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Saucier, G., & Goldberg, L. R. (2002). Assessing the Big Five: Applications of 10 psychometric criteria to the development of marker scales. In B. de Raad & M. Perugini (Eds.), Big Five assessment (pp. 29-58). Goettingen, Germany: Hogrefe & Huber.

Goldberg, L. R., & Strycker, L. A. (2002). Personality traits and eating habits: The assessment of food preferences in a large community sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 32, 49-65.

Moe, E.L., Elliot, D.L., Goldberg, L., Kuehl, K.S., Stevens, V., Breger, R., DeFrancesco, C.L., Ernst, D., Duncan, T.E., Dulacki, K. & Dolen, S. (2002). Promoting Healthy Lifestyles: Alternative Models’ Effects (PHLAME). Health Education Research, 17(5), 586-596.

Goldberg, L. R. (2001). Analyses of Digman's child-personality data: Derivation of Big-Five factor scores from each of six samples. Journal of Personality, 69, 709-743.

Saucier, G., & Goldberg, L. R. (2001). Lexical studies of indigenous personality factors: Premises, products, and prospects. Journal of Personality, 69, 847-879.

Hampson, S. E., Dubanoski, J. P., Hamada, W., Marsella, A. J., Matsukawa, J., Suarez, E., & Goldberg, L. R. (2001). Where are they now? Locating former elementary-school students after nearly 40 years for a longitudinal study of personality and health. Journal of Research in Personality, 35, 375-387.

Saucier, G., Hampson, S. E., & Goldberg, L. R. (2000). Cross-language studies of lexical personality factors. In S. E. Hampson (Ed.), Advances in personality psychology, Volume 1 (pp. 1-36). Hove, England: Psychology Press.

Goldberg, L. R., & Somer, O. (2000). The hierarchical structure of common Turkish person-descriptive adjectives. European Journal of Personality, 14, 497-531.

Goldberg, L. R. (1999). A broad-bandwidth, public-domain, personality inventory measuring the lower-level facets of several five-factor models. In I. Mervielde, I. Deary, F. De Fruyt, & F. Ostendorf (Eds.), Personality Psychology in Europe (Vol. 7; pp. 7-28). Tilburg, The Netherlands: Tilburg University Press.

Somer, O., & Goldberg, L. R. (1999). The structure of Turkish trait descriptive adjectives. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76, 431-450.

Goldberg, L. R., Sweeney, D., Merenda, P. F., & Hughes, J. E. Jr. (1998). Demographic variables and personality: The effects of gender, age, education, and ethnic/racial status on self-descriptions of personality attributes. Personality and Individual Differences, 24, 393-403.

Saucier, G., & Goldberg, L. R. (1998). What is beyond the Big Five? Journal of Personality, 66, 495-524.

Hofstee, W. K. B., Kiers, H. A. L., De Raad, B., Goldberg, L. R., & Ostendorf, F. (1997). Comparison of Big-Five structures of personality traits in Dutch, English, and German. European Journal of Personality, 11, 15 31.

McCormick, C., & Goldberg, L. R. (1997). Two at a time is better than one at a time: Exploiting the horizontal aspects of factor representations. In R. Plutchik & H. R. Conte (Eds.), Circumplex models of personality and emotions (pp. 103-132). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Saucier, G., & Goldberg, L. R. (1996a). Evidence for the Big Five in analyses of familiar English personality adjectives. European Journal of Personality, 10, 61-77.

Goldberg, L. R., Sweeney, D., Merenda, P. F., & Hughes, J. E. Jr. (1996). The Big-Five factor structure as an integrative framework: An analysis of Clarke's AVA model. Journal of Personality Assessment, 66, 441-471.

Saucier, G., & Goldberg, L. R. (1996b). The language of personality: Lexical perspectives on the five-factor model. In J. S. Wiggins (Ed.), The five factor model of personality: Theoretical perspectives (pp. 21-50). New York: Guilford.

Goldberg, L. R. (1995). What the hell took so long? Donald Fiske and the Big-Five factor structure. In P. E. Shrout & S. T. Fiske (Eds.), Personality research, methods, and theory: A Festschrift honoring Donald W. Fiske (pp. 29-43). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Goldberg, L. R., & Digman, J. M. (1994). Revealing structure in the data: Principles of exploratory factor analysis. In S. Strack and M. Lorr (Eds.), Differentiating normal and abnormal personality (pp. 216-242). New York: Springer.

Goldberg, L. R., & Rosolack, T. K. (1994). The Big Five factor structure as an integrative framework: An empirical comparison with Eysenck's P-E N model. In C. F. Halverson, Jr., G. A. Kohnstamm, & R. P. Martin (Eds.), The developing structure of temperament and personality from infancy to adulthood (pp. 7-35). New York, NY: Erlbaum.

Goldberg, L. R. (1993b). The structure of personality traits: Vertical and horizontal aspects. In D. C. Funder, R. D. Parke, C. Tomlinson-Keasey, & K. Widaman (Eds.), Studying lives through time: Personality and development (Pp. 169-188). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Goldberg, L. R. (1993a). The structure of phenotypic personality traits. American Psychologist, 48, 26-34.

Hofstee, W. K. B., De Raad, B., & Goldberg, L. R. (1992). Integration of the Big-Five and circumplex approaches to trait structure. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 63, 146-163.

Goldberg, L. R. (1992). The development of markers for the Big-Five factor structure. Psychological Assessment, 4, 26-42.

John, O. P., Hampson, S. E., & Goldberg, L. R. (1991). The basic level in personality-trait hierarchies: Studies of trait use and accessibility in different contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 348-361.

Goldberg, L. R. (1990). An alternative "Description of personality": The Big-Five factor structure. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 1216-1229.

Goldberg, L. R. (1999). The Curious Experiences Survey, a revised version of the Dissociative Experiences Scale: Factor structure, reliability, and relations to demographic and personality variables. Psychological Assessment, 11, 134-145.

Experience

1960-
Assistant Professor to Professor Emeritus,
Department of Psychology, University of Oregon

1961-
Research Scientist to Senior Scientist,
Oregon Research Institute

1981-1982
Fellow,
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study

1974-1975
Fulbright Professor,
Istanbul University, Turkey

1970-1971
Visiting Professor,
University of California at Berkeley

1966-1967
Fulbright Professor,
University of Nijmegen, Netherlands

1958-1960
Acting Assistant Professor,
Stanford University

Resources

International Personality Item Pool

The International Personality Item Pool is a scientific collaboratory for the development of advanced measures of personality and other individual differences.

The IPIP Website is intended to provide rapid access to measures of individual differences, all in the public domain, to be developed conjointly among scientists worldwide. Later, the site may include raw data available for reanalysis; in addition, it should serve as a forum for the dissemination of psychometric ideas and research findings.

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