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Judith Gere

Assistant Professor

Education: PhD., University of Toronto (2012)

Postdoctoral Training: Center for Healthy Aging, Penn State University

Research/Graduate Area: Experimental - Social

Specialty: Personality and Individual Differences, Social Psychology

Research Interests: My research focuses on the topics of subjective well-being, goal pursuit, and romantic relationships. I am particularly interested in how romantic partners pursue their goals (both joint and individual) in the context of their romantic relationships, and how strategies of goal pursuit influence the romantic relationship itself and the well-being of the partners. My current studies focus on a) the influence of dyadic goal conflict on self-regulation, b) a romantic partner’s influence on the pursuit of health goals (e.g., exercise goals), and c) the effects of planning together with a partner on relationship quality and divorce. Additionally, I am also interested in quantitative measurement and methodology, especially SEM (structural equation modeling).

Courses frequently taught:

  • Personality (undergraduate)
  • Structural Equation Modeling (graduate)
  • Ethics, Grants, and Professional Development for Psychological Science (graduate)
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Gere, J., Martire, L. M., Keefe, F. J., Stephens, M. A.P., & Schulz. (in press). Spouse confidence in self-efficacy for arthritis management predicts improved patient health. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s12160-014-9608-9

Impett, E. A., Gere, J., Kogan, A., Gordon, A. M., & Keltner, D. (in press). How sacrifice impacts the giver and the recipient: Insights from approach-avoidance motivation theory. Journal of Personality. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12070

Gere, J., MacDonald, G., Joel, S., Spielmann, S. S., & Impett, E. A. (2013). The independent contributions of social reward and threat perceptions to romantic commitment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 961-977.  doi: 10.1037/a0033874

Gere, J., & MacDonald, G. (2013). Assessing relationship quality across cultures: An examination of measurement equivalence. Personal Relationships, 20, 422. doi: 10.1111/pere.12001

Gere, J., & Schimmack, U. (2013). When romantic partners’ goals conflict: Effects on relationship quality and subjective well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14, 37-49. doi: 10.1007/s10902-011-9314-2

Zou, C., Schimmack, U., & Gere, J. (2013). The validity of well-being measures: A multiple-indicator-multiple-rater model. Psychological Assessment, 25, 1247-1254. doi: 10.1037/a0033902

Gere, J., & Helwig, C. C. (2012). Young adults' attitudes and reasoning about gender roles in the family context. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 36, 301-313. doi: 10.1177/0361684312444272

Gere, J., Schimmack, U., Pinkus, R. T., & Lockwood, P. (2011). The effects of romantic partners’ goal congruence on affective well-being. Journal of Research in Personality. 45, 549-559. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2011.06.010

Gere, J., & Schimmack, U. (2011). A multi-occasion multi-rater model of affective dispositions and affective well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies. 12, 931-945. doi:10.1007/s10902-010-9237-3

Gere, J., & MacDonald, G. (2010). An update of the empirical case for the need to belong. Journal of Individual Psychology, 66, 93-115.

Judith Gere
Department of Psychology
Phone: 330-672-2166