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Daniel P. Cervone, PhD


Social & Personality


Building & Room:

1008 BSB


1007 W Harrison Street

Office Phone:

(312) 413-2632

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Dr. Cervone will be reviewing applications for doctoral students to begin Fall 2024.


Daniel Cervone is Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned his PhD in Psychology from Stanford University in 1985. In addition to his time at UIC, Dr. Cervone has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Washington and at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza," and has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Psychological Review and the European Journal of Personality, and recently completed a term as Associate Editor at the Journal of Research in Personality.

Statement of Research Interests:
My primary research is grounded in a model of the overall design and operating characteristics of personality systems, or a model of personality architecture. The Knowledge-and-Appraisal Personality Architecture (KAPA) model provides a set of principles for delineating distinct psychological subsystems that contribute to the overall coherence of personality functioning (Cervone, 2004). In empirical research, my colleagues and I have addressed the ways in which knowledge-and-appraisal systems contribute to cross-situational coherence in personality in both basic research domains and in health-relevant applications (e.g., Cervone, 1997; Cervone, 2004; Cervone, Orom, Artistico, Shadel, & Kassel, in press/2007; Shadel & Cervone, 2006). In theoretical work, my students, colleagues, and I have worked to explain the implications of the KAPA model and related social-cognitive formulations for questions of personality assessment (Cervone, Shadel, & Jencius, 2001), person--situation interaction (Cervone, Caldwell, & Orom, in press), the psychology of aging and life-span development (Cervone, Artistico, & Berry, 2006), self-regulation (Cervone, Mor, Orom, Scott, & Shadel, 2004; Cervone, Shadel, Smith, & Fiori, 2006), and the fundamental goal of formulating explanatory models of personality functioning (Cervone, 2005, in press).
I also have co-authored graduate (Caprara & Cervone, 2000) and undergraduate (Cervone and Pervin, 2007) textbooks in personality psychology, and have co-edited three additional volumes in the field (listed below).

Selected Publications

Cervone, D., & Shoda, Y. (Eds.) (1999). The coherence of personalitySocial-cognitive bases of consistency, variability, and organization. New YorkGuilford Press.

Caprara, G. V., & Cervone, D. (2000). Personality: Determinants, dynamics, and potentials. New York: Cambridge University Press. Translations Italian — Milano: Cortina Press (2003); Korean — Seoul: Hakjisa Publishers (2005); Russian — Moscow: Piter Publishing House (2003); Serbian — Beograd:Graficki atelje Dereta (2003).

Cervone, D., & Mischel, W. (Eds.) (2002). Advances in personality science. New YorkGuilford Press.

Pervin, L. A., Cervone, D., & John, O. P. (2005). PersonalityTheory and Research (9th ed.). Hoboken, NJWiley.

Shoda, Y., Cervone, D., & Downey, G. (in press, 2007). Persons in contextBuilding a science of the individual. New YorkGuilford Press.
Cervone, D., & Pervin, L. A. (in press/2008). PersonalityTheory and Research (10th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Cervone, D. (1997). Social-cognitive mechanisms and personality coherenceSelf-knowledge, situational beliefs, and cross-situational coherence in perceived self-efficacy. Psychological Science, 8, 43-50.

Cervone, D., Shadel, W. G., & Jencius, S. (2001). Social-cognitive theory of personality assessment. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 5, 33-51.

Cervone, D. (2004). The architecture of personality. Psychological Review, 111, 183-204.

Cervone, D., Mor, N., Orom, H., Scott, W., & Shadel, W. (2004). Self-efficacy beliefs and the architecture of personality On knowledge, appraisal, and self-regulation. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Handbook of self-regulation Research, theory, and applications (pp. 188-210). New YorkGuilford Press.

Shadel, W. G., Cervone, D., Niaura, R., & Abrams, D. B. (2004). Developing an integrative social-cognitive strategy for personality assessment at the level of the individual An illustration with regular cigarette smokers. Journal of Research in Personality, 38, 394-419.

Cervone, D. (2005). Personality architecture: Within-person structures and processes. Annual Review of Psychology, 56, 423-452.

Cervone, D., Artistico, D., & Berry, J. (2006). Self-efficacy processes in adult development. In C. H. Hoare (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of adult development and learning (pp. 169-195). New York: Oxford University Press.

Cervone, D., Shadel, W. G., Smith, R. E., & Fiori, M. (2006). Self-regulation Reminders and suggestions from personality science. Applied PsychologyAn International Review, 55, 333-385.

Shadel, W. G., & Cervone, D. (2006). Evaluating social cognitive mechanisms that regulate self-efficacy in response to provocative smoking cues An experimental investigation. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 20, 91-96.

Cervone, D., Orom, H., Artistico, D., Shadel, W. G., & Kassel, J. (in press). Using a knowledge-and-appraisal model of personality architecture to understand consistency and variability in smokers?self-efficacy appraisals in high-risk situations. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Cervone, D., Caldwell, T. L., & Orom, H. (in press). Beyond person and situation effectsIntraindividual personality architecture and its implications for the study of personality and social behavior. In A. Kruglanski & J. Forgas (Series Eds.) & F. Rhodewalt (Volume Ed.), Frontiers of social psychology Personality and Social behavior. Psychology Press.

Cervone, D. (2005). Personality architecture: Within-person structures and processes. Annual Review of Psychology, 56, 423-452.

Cervone, D. (in press). Explanatory models of personality: Social-cognitive theories and the knowledge-and-appraisal model of personality architecture. To appear in G. Boyle, G. Matthews, & D. Saklofske (Eds.), Handbook of Personality and Testing, London: Sage Publications.