Daniel Andrew Briley, Assistant Professor

20122019
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Personal profile

Education

Ph.D., Psychology (Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology), University of Texas at Austin

Creative/Performing Interests

  • Individual Differences
  • Personality Development
  • Behavioral Genetics
  • Socioecological Contexts of Development
  • Quantitative Methods

Research Interests

My research examines how individuals’ unique genetic dispositions dynamically shape and interact with their environments to influence personality and cognitive ability, and how these characteristics in turn affect meaningful life outcomes, including academic achievement, fertility, and social mobility. My research draws on behavioral genetic theory and methodology, with a particular focus on charting the pathways from genotype to behavior over development and across environmental contexts. Currently, I work with a variety of data types, such as genetically informative twin and family data, nationally representative longitudinal data, and cross-cultural data.

Teaching

  • Psyc 250: Psychology of Personality
  • Psyc 501: Applied Structural Equation Modeling

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology (Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology), Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

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Research Output 2012 2019

Developmental Structure of Personality and Interests: A Four-Wave, 8-Year Longitudinal Study

Hoff, K. A., Song, Q. C., Einarsdóttir, S., Briley, D. A. & Rounds, J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of personality and social psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Longitudinal Studies
Personality
longitudinal study
personality
personality change

Genetic and Environmental Associations Between Child Personality and Parenting

Ayoub, M., Briley, D. A., Grotzinger, A., Patterson, M. W., Engelhardt, L. E., Tackett, J. L., Harden, K. P. & Tucker-Drob, E. M., Aug 1 2019, In : Social Psychological and Personality Science. 10, 6, p. 711-721 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parenting
Personality
Causality
Traction
Fungi

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Achievement Goal Orientations Shift with Age

Zheng, A., Briley, D. A., Malanchini, M., Tackett, J. L., Harden, K. P. & Tucker-Drob, E. M., May 1 2019, In : European Journal of Personality. 33, 3, p. 317-336 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
Learning
Aptitude
Personality
Motivation

Genetic overlap between executive functions and BMI in childhood

Wood, A. C., Vainik, U., Engelhardt, L. E., Briley, D. A., Grotzinger, A. D., Church, J. A., Harden, K. P. & Tucker-drob, E. M., Jun 19 2019, In : The American journal of clinical nutrition. nqz109.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Executive Function
Intelligence
Phenotype
Weights and Measures
Aptitude