Department of Psychology

Tera Letzring, Ph.D.

Tera Letzring, Ph.D.

Professor, Experimental Psychology
Director of Experimental Training
letztera@isu.edu

Education

B.A. (1999), University of Puget Sound
M.A. (2002), and Ph.D. (2005), University of California, Riverside

Research Interests

Research interest is in the accuracy of personality judgment, and more specifically the characteristics and behaviors of people who are good judges of personality, the types of situations that are most likely to lead to accurate judment, and the kinds of information that are most likely to lead to accurate judgment.

Lab and Personal website

Selected Publications

Hall, J. A., Gunnery, S. D., Letzring, T. D., Carney, D. R., & Colvin, C. R. (in press). Accuracy of judging affect and accuracy of judging personality: How and when are they related? Journal of Personality.

Letzring, T. D., Rone, C. R., & Colman, D. E. (in press). Investigating the effects of fear of negative evaluation, state anxiety, and dominance labels on person perception. The Journal of Social Psychology. doi: 10.1080/00224545.2016.1140117 (badges for Open Data and Open Materials)

Letzring, T. D. (2015). Observer judgmental accuracy of personality: Benefits related to being a good (normative) judge of personality. Journal of Research in Personality, 54, 51-60.  doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2014.05.001 (data and R script are available on the journal website)

Letzring, T. D., & Human, L. J. (2014). An examination of information quality as a moderator of accurate personality judgment. Journal of Personality, 82, 440-451. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12075

Letzring, T. D., & Noftle, E. E. (2010). Predicting relationship quality from self-verification of broad personality traits among romantic couples.  Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 353-362. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2010.03.008

Letzring, T. D., & Noftle, E. (2010). Predicting relationship quality from self-verification of broad personality traits among romantic couples. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 353-362.
Letzring & Noftle, 2010.pdf

Letzring, T. D. (2010). The effects of judge and target gender and ethnicity similarity on the accuracy of personality judgments. Social Psychology, 41, 42-51.
Letzring, 2010 - similarity and accuracy.pdf

Letzring, T. D. (2008). The good judge of personality: Characteristics, behaviors, and observer accuracy. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 914-932.
Letzring, 2008-good judge.pdf

Letzring, T. D. (2008). Self-report methods. In The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2nd ed.). Detroit, MI: Macmillan Reference USA.
Letzring, 2008 - self-report method.pdf

Letzring, T. D., Wells, S. M., & Funder, D. C. (2006). Quantity and quality of available information affect the realistic accuracy of personality judgment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 111-123.
Letzring, Wells, & Funder, 2006.pdf

Letzring, T. D., Block, J., & Funder, D. C. (2005). Ego-control and ego-resiliency: Generalization of self-report scales based on personality descriptions from self, acquaintances, and clinicians. Journal of Research in Personality, 39, 395-422.
Letzring, Block, & Funder, 2005.pdf