Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Nezlek, John B.

  • John B. NezlekEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2255-1

Early Life and Educational Background

Nezlek was born on January 12, 1952 on Staten Island, NY. At the age of 11, his family moved to Oceanside, NY, and he graduated from Oceanside High School in 1969. Following this he attended Duke University and earned an AB in Psychology and Sociology in 1973. He was introduced to psychology by Jack Brehm, from whom Nezlek took a freshman seminar on attitude change and social influence. Brehm became Nezlek’s advisor and supervised his honors thesis, which was later published in the Journal of Personality. Also of note, Camille Wortman was the teaching assistant for the methods course Nezlek took with Brehm, and Nezlek took classes from Kurt Back and James House in the sociology department. Following Duke, Nezlek attended the University of Rochester and received his MA and PhD in December of 1978. While at Rochester, Nezlek worked primarily with Ladd Wheeler, with whom he developed the Rochester Interaction Record (RIR), a technique that became (and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of William & MaryWilliamsburgUSA
  2. 2.SWPS UniversityPoznańPoland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Lindsey Osterman
    • 1
  1. 1.Roanoke CollegeSalemUSA