Colin E. Vize, PhD

  • Research Assistant Professor, Psychology

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Purdue University

Research Interests

Harmful interpersonal behavior has far-reaching consequences and in its severe forms (e.g., aggression) is a substantial public health concern. There are a variety of demographic factors and individual differences that contribute to the etiology of aggressive and antisocial behaviors—the goal of my program of research is to use personality science to study not only who, but when and why an individual engages in such behavior. My research has used structural models of personality (e.g., the Five-factor Model) and psychopathology (e.g., the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology) as guiding frameworks. A major strength of this approach is that it allows my clinically-informed research to be connected to broad, well-validated literatures on general personality and psychopathology. Within these organizing frameworks, my recent work integrates cutting edge data capture techniques (e.g., ambulatory assessment), advanced quantitative methods, and open science approaches to explore research questions related to personality and harmful interpersonal behaviors; more specifically, my research aims to better understand the specific mechanisms through which antagonistic traits lead to such behaviors.


Representative Publications:

Vize, C.E., Baranger, D.A.A., Finsaas, M. C., Goldstein, B. L., Olino, T., & Lynam, D. R. (2023). Moderation effects in personality disorder research. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 14(1), 118-126.

Vize, C. E., Ringwald, W. R., Edershile, B., Wright, A. G. C. (2022). Antagonism in daily life: An exploratory ecological momentary assessment study. Clinical Psychological Science, 10, 90-108.

Vize, C. E., Miller, J.D., & Lynam, D.R. (2020). Examining the conceptual and empirical distinctiveness of agreeableness and “dark” personality items. Journal of Personality, 89, 594-612.

Vize, C. E., Miller, J. D., & Lynam, D. R. (2018). FFM facets and their relations with different forms of antisocial behavior: An expanded meta-analysis. Journal of Criminal Justice, 57, 67-75.

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