Brad Sagarin, professor of psychology, was named a fellow in the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. This society, which is the largest in this subfield, is an international organization that focuses on understanding how individual differences and social contexts impact human behavior.
“This is quite an honor, recognizing his unique and sustained contributions to the current state of knowledge in personality and social psychology,” said Amanda Durik, chair of the Department of Psychology.
Sagarin’s research interests in social influence; resistance to persuasion; deception, jealousy and infidelity; evolutionary psychology; human sexuality; and statistics and research methodology have powered an impressive publishing career.
He has published 54 papers in peer-reviewed journals; has given numerous invited presentations to military, corporate, grassroots and community organizations; and was a member of the Director of National Intelligence Summer Hard Problem Program 2010 studying social media.
Sagarin has been interviewed on a variety of podcasts and has published blog posts for Psychology Today and an op-ed piece in The Guardian. His work has been cited in numerous popular outlets including New Scientist, Time and The Economist.
In addition to publishing and presenting, he has served on the editorial boards of Archives of Sexual Behavior, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personal Relationships, Perspectives on Psychological Science, and Social Influence. He served as associate editor for two journals, Basic and Applied Social Psychology and Journal of Positive Sexuality.
Sagarin has been at NIU since 1999 and teaches students in the psychology graduate program. He is currently mentoring four candidates, two at the master’s level and two at the Ph.D. level.