Rebecca Shiner is Professor of Psychological Science at Colgate University, where she has taught since 1999. Her research centers on personality development in children, adolescents, and young adults, including stability and change in personality traits and the influence of personality on positive life outcomes and the emergence of psychological disorders, particular personality disorders. She is a Fellow of both the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Association for Psychological Science. She has served as the Executive Officer of the Association for Research in Personality and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Journal of Personality. She was a consultant to the workgroup on Personality Disorders for DSM-5. She was included in Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors and teaches courses at Colgate on personality, therapy, developmental psychopathology, and happiness.
Shiner received a B.A. from Haverford College in 1990, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1998.