Grant W. Edmonds, Ph.D.

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Education & Training

Ph.D., 2011
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Personality Psychology

B.A., 1998
St. John's College, Annapolis, MD
Philosophy and History of Mathematics

Dr. Edmonds' research interests are focused on understanding the mechanisms linking personality to physical health across the lifespan. His work is predicated by two ideas: (1) personality is an established predictor of mortality and, (2) personality changes in developmentally important ways across the lifespan. Within this framework, he is committed to developing and testing models relating consequential change in personality to trajectories of health via multiple paths. These include behavioral pathways, social environmental influences, and ultimately biological systems. The larger goal is to construct a model of personality development and health change that explains the personality-mortality connection, and provides a guide for planning future interventions that may benefit public health. An important focal point of Dr. Edmonds' work involves enhancing the assessment of personality constructs by incorporating multiple modes of measurement. These include peer and self ratings of dispositional tendencies, cognitive behavioral measures, and personality in the context of social dyads.

Current Projects

Archiving the Hawaii Personality and Health Project

PROJECT PERIOD

09/30/13 - 07/31/16

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Grant Edmonds

Co-Investigators
Sarah Hampson

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Personality and Health – A Longitudinal Study

PROJECT PERIOD

09/01/12 - 08/31/17

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Sarah Hampson

Co-Investigators
Grant Edmonds, Lewis Goldberg

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Telomere Length as an Outcome in Lifespan Models of Personality and Health

PROJECT PERIOD

06/15/13 - 05/31/16

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Grant Edmonds

Co-Investigators
Sarah Hampson

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Publications

Edmonds, G. W., Hampson, S. E., Côté, H. C. F., Hill, P. L., & Klest, B. (2016). Childhood Personality, Betrayal Trauma, and Leukocyte Telomere Length in Adulthood: A Lifespan Perspective on Conscientiousness and Betrayal Traumas as Predictors of a Biomarker of Cellular Ageing. European Journal of Personality, 30, 426-437. doi: 10.1002/per.2051

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Nave, C. S., Edmonds, G. W., Hampson, S. E., Murzyn, T., & Sauerberger, K. S. (2016). From Elementary School to Midlife: Childhood Personality Predicts Behavior During Cognitive Testing over Four Decades Later. Journal of Research in Personality. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2016.10.001

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Hampson, S. E., Edmonds, G. W., Goldberg, L. R., Barckley, M., Klest, B., Dubanoski, J. P., & Hillier, T. A. (2016). Lifetime trauma, personality traits, and health: A pathway to midlife health status. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 8, 447-454. doi: 10.1037/tra0000137 10.1037/tra0000137.supp (Supplemental)

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Hill, P. L., Edmonds, G. W., Peterson, M., Luyckx, K., & Andrews, J. A. (2016). Purpose in life in emerging adulthood: Development and validation of a new brief measure. Journal of Positive Psychology, 11, 237-245. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2015.1048817

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Hampson, S. E., Edmonds, G. W., Barckley, M., Goldberg, L. R., Dubanoski, J. P., & Hillier, T. A. (2016). A Big Five approach to self-regulation: personality traits and health trajectories in the Hawaii longitudinal study of personality and health. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21, 152-162. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2015.1061676

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Hampson, S. E., Edmonds, G. W., Goldberg, L. R., Dubanoski, J. P., & Hillier, T. A. (2015). A life-span behavioral mechanism relating childhood conscientiousness to adult clinical health. Health Psychology, 34(9), 887-895. doi:10.1037/hea0000209

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Edmonds, G. W., Cote, H. F., & Hampson, S. E. (2015). Childhood Conscientiousness and Leukocyte Telomere Length 40 Years Later in Adult Women-Preliminary Findings of a Prospective Association. Plos ONE, (7),

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Edmonds, G. W., Côté, H. C. F., & Hampson, S. E. (2015). Childhood Conscientiousness and Leukocyte Telomere Length 40 Years Later in Adult Women--Preliminary Findings of a Prospective Association. PLoS ONE, 10, e0134077-e0134077. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134077

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Letzring, T. D., Edmonds, G. W., & Hampson, S. E. (2014) Personality Change at mid-life is associated with changes in self-rated health: Evidence from the Hawaii Personality and Health Cohort. Personality and Individual Differences, 58, 60-64.

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Hampson, S., Edmonds, G., Goldberg, L., Dubanoski, J., & Hillier, T. (2013). Childhood conscientiousness relates to objectively measured adult physical health four decades later. Health Psychology: Official Journal Of The Division Of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 32(8), 925-928. doi:10.1037/a0031655

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Edmonds, G., Goldberg, L., Hampson, S., & Barckley, M. (2013). Personality Stability from Childhood to Midlife: Relating Teachers' Assessments in Elementary School to Observer- and Self-Ratings 40 Years Later. Journal Of Research In Personality, 47(5), 505-513

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Spain, S.M., Jackson, J.J., & Edmonds, G.W. (2012). Extending the actor–partner interdependence model for binary outcomes: A multilevel logistic approach. Personal Relationships, 19, 431-444.

Takahashi, Y., Edmonds, G.W., Jackson, J.J., & Roberts, B.W. (in press). Longitudinal Correlated Changes in Conscientiousness, Preventative Health-related Behaviors, and Self-perceived Physical Health. Journal of Personality.

Takahashi, Y., Edmonds, G.W., Jackson, J.J., & Roberts, B.W. (in press). Longitudinal Correlated Changes in Conscientiousness, Preventative Health-related Behaviors, and Self-perceived Physical Health. Journal of Personality.

Roberts, B.W., Edmonds, G.W., & Grijalva, E. (2010). It is developmental me not generation me: Developmental changes are more important than generational changes in narcissism. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5, 97-102.

Edmonds, G.W., Bogg, T., & Roberts, B. W. (2009). Are personality and behavioral measures of impulse control convergent or distinct predictors of health behaviors? Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 806-814.

Roberts, B. W., Jackson, J. J., Fayard, J. V., Edmonds, G. & Meints, J. (2009). Conscientiousness. In M. Leary & R. Hoyle (Eds.), Handbook of individual differences in social behavior. New York, NY: Guilford.

Jackson, J. J., Bogg, T., Walton, K. E., Lodi-Smith, J., Wood, D., Harms, P.D., Edmonds, G. W., & Roberts, B.W. (2009). Not all conscientiousness scales change alike: A multi-method, multi-sample examination of age differences in Conscientiousness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 446-459.

Edmonds, G., Jackson, J. J., Fayard, J., & Roberts, B. W. (2008). Is character fate, or is there hope to change my personality yet? Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 399-41.

Experience

2012-
Associate Scientist
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

2010-2012
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR