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Brian Pauwels
Brian Pauwels BA, PHD
Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences


• Education
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, St. Norbert College, 1996
Ph.D in Personality and Social Psychology, University of Iowa, 2002

• Research or Research Interests
Social perceptions of stigmatized individuals
Student beliefs about learning processes
Judgments of responsibility
Determinants of happiness

• Sample Publications
Harvey, J.H. & Pauwels, B.G. (2004). Modesty, humility, character strength, and positive psychology. Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, 23(5), 620-623.

Harvey, J.H. & Pauwels, B.G. (2003). The ironies of positive psychology. Psychological Inquiry, 14(2), 125-128.

Harvey, J. H., Pauwels, B. G., & Zickmund, S. (2002). The relationship connection: The role of minding in the enhancement of closeness. In C. R. Snyder & S. J. Lopez (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

• Professional Memberships
Nebraska Psychological Society
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Association for Psychological Science

• Courses Taught
Social Psychology
Personality Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Applied Statistics for the Social Sciences
Introductory Psychology
Senior Seminar
Psychology of Evil