James is a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing his B.A. in Psychology.
He has worked with the Personality Lab for two years and has assisted members of the lab on their research undertakings in addition to undertaking research of his own. Most recently, he secured an Undergraduate Research Award to continue his work on his honors thesis entitled “Understanding the Personality of a Coworker”. This project aims to understand how employees who differ in personal intelligence describe the difficult or challenging people whom they work with. As a part of this study, he developed the Interaction with Difficult or Challenging Coworkers survey and the Coworker Narrative Coding Sheet to detect differences in the level of sophistication employees employ in describing an interaction with their coworker. This summer, he would like to understand more about employees who can accurately estimate their personal intelligence versus those who are over- versus under-confident in their self-estimations and how it effects employees’ understanding of their coworkers.