Lewis Goldberg

Lewis Goldberg profile picture
  • Title: Professor Emerit
  • Phone: 541-484-2123
  • Office: Oregon Research Institute
  • Interests: Individual Differences
  • Website: Website


Dr. Goldberg is actively involved in research on individual differences, including studies of personality structure, personality measurement and assessment, and the usefulness of assessment instruments for predicting such important human outcomes as physical and mental health. The objective of one of his research projects is to develop a scientifically compelling taxonomic structure for all of the personality-descriptive terms in the English language, with the goal of comparing such structures across diverse languages. In a related project, he has developed alternative measures of the constructs included in a variety of modern personality inventories. These measures are now available free-of-charge in the public domain in an internet-based collaboratory at http://ipip.ori.org/.

Dr. Goldberg is no longer accepting new students.

Selected Publications:

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.

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

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.

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.