Name: Dr. Jason Trent
Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office Location: Dyson 345
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2188
Email: Jason.Trent@marist.edu
Degrees Held:

Doctor of Philosophy in Social/Personality Psychology, University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, MO (2013)

Master of Arts in Psychology, University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, MO (2010)

Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ (2005)

Bio:

Dr. Trent received his PhD in Social/Personality Psychology. His most recent research has focused on first impressions, specifically the characteristics of the raters and targets that contribute to these kinds of judgments. Dr. Trent has also been involved in research relating to meaning in life, positive affect, and how trusting your intuition can influence how you view your world. He particularly enjoys working with students on research projects they are passionate about.

Dr. Trent has taught Social Psychology, Social Behavior & Interpersonal Processes, Theories of Personality, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods, and Intro to Psychology.

Publications:

Heintzelman, S. J., Trent, J., & King, L. A. (2016). How would the self be remembered? Evidence for posthumous self-verification. Journal of Research in Personality, 61, 1-10.

Heintzelman, S.J., Trent, J., & King, L.A. (2014). Revisiting Desirable Response Bias in Well-being Reports. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 10, 167-178.

Heintzelman, S.J., Trent, J., & King, L.A. (2013). Encounters with Objective Coherence and the Experience of Meaning in Life. Psychological Science, 24(6), 991-998.  

Trent, J., Lavelock, C.*, & King, L. A. (2013). Processing fluency, positive affect, and judgments of meaning in life. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(2), 135-139.

Trent, J. & King, L. A. (2013). Faith in Intuition moderates the relationship between positive affect and gender stereotyping. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 865-868.

Heintzelman, S.J., Christopher, J., Trent, J., & King, L.A. (2013). Counterfactual thinking about one's birth enhances well-being judgments. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 8, 44-49.

King, L. A, & Trent, J. (2012). Personality Strengths?. In I. B. Weiner (Ed.), Handbook of Psychology: Vol. 5 Personality and Social Psychology (2nd ed.). New York: Wiley.

Hicks, J. A., Trent, J., Davis, W., & King, L. A. (2011). Positive affect, meaning in life, and future time perspective: An application of socioemotional selectivity theory. Psychology and Aging, 27, 181-189.

Trent, J. & King, L. A. (2010). Predictors of rapid vs. thoughtful judgments of meaning in life. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 5(6), 439-451.

Hicks, J. A., Cicero, D.C., Trent, J.,  Burton, C. B., & King, L. A. (2010). Positive affect, intuition, and feelings of meaning. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98(6), 967-979.

King, L. A, & Trent, J. (2009). What and where is behavior in personality psychology? European Journal of Personality, 23(5), 403-435.

* = Student collaboration

Conferences & Workshops:

Professional Development Symposia at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, TX.

Title: Building Collaborations Across Small Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions

Title: You Get Summers Off, Right? Working at a Teaching Focused Institution

Title: Cheating, Fraud, Honest Lies, and Omission in Mechanical Turk Data

Title: Using Smartphones as a Methodological Tool in Psychological Research

Date(s) attended: January 20th-21st, 2017

 

Professional Development Symposia at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, CA.

Title: Scholarship and Productivity at Liberal Arts Teaching Intensive Institutions

Title: Maintaining an Active Research Program at a Small Predominantly Undergraduate Institution

Date(s) attended: January 29th-30th, 2016

 

Society for the Teaching of Psychology Pre-Conference at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Long Beach, CA.

Description: The teaching pre-conference is a full-day event that serves as the primary forum at the SPSP annual meeting to discuss teaching responsibilities with colleagues and improve effectiveness in this domain, based on best practices and findings from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Date(s) attended: February 26th, 2015

 

Teaching symposium at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), Philadelphia, PA.

Title: Beyond the Course Checklist: Advising Outside the Lines.

Date(s) attended: March 7th, 2015

 

Society for the Teaching of Psychology Pre-Conference at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Austin, TX.

Date(s) attended: February 13th, 2014

 

Celebration of Teaching Excellence workshop, University of Missouri – Columbia, Columbia, MO.

Description: Collection of interactive sessions dedicated to a variety of issues relevant to higher education teachers, such as novel approaches to teaching and creative ways of engaging students.

Date(s) attended: May 17th-18th, 2011; May 15th-16th, 2012; May 21st-22nd, 2013

 

Symposium on Stimulating Student Creativity, University of Missouri – Columbia, Columbia, MO.

Description: Teaching workshop consisting of speaker panels and a poster session exploring various methods of understanding and encouraging student creativity.

Date(s) attended: October 19th, 2012

 

Teaching of Psychology Practicum, University of Missouri – Columbia, Columbia, MO.

Description: Weekly course focusing on the development and enhancement of teaching skills for graduate students working as independent instructors of undergraduate psychology courses.

Date(s) attended: January 2010 – December 2010

Affiliations:

Association for Psychological Science                  2012 - Present
Society for the Teaching of Psychology                  2012 - Present
Society for Personality and Social Psychology     2007 - Present
Eastern Psychological Association                        2014 - 2016
American Psychological Association                     2006 - 2013

Presentations:

Trent, J. & Onomake, B.* (2017). How Ethnicity and Facial Expression Influence First Impressions. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Onomake, B.* & Trent, J. (2017). The influence of ethnicity and facial expression on evaluations of student profiles. Poster presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Wilson, N.* & Trent, J. (2016). Men versus Women: A comparison of perceived states, traits, and criminality. Poster presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Trent, J. & Wilson, N.* (2016). Smile! How facial expressions influence perceived traits. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Trent, J. & Wilson, N.* (2015). Which Perceived Traits and Emotions Contribute to Perceived Trustworthiness? An Analysis Using Independent Samples. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Trent, J. (2015). Journal Article Group Work Made Easy. Talk given at the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Pre-Conference for the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Wiseman, R.*, & Trent, J. (2015). Constructing a Meaningful Life-Review. Talk given at the Association for Death Education and Counseling 37th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Wilson, N.* & Trent, J. (2015). What Contributes To Perceived Criminality? The Influence of Traits, States, and Trustworthiness. Poster presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Trent, J. (2014). Judging Books by Their Covers: How Mood and Individual Differences in Intuition Affect Perceptions of Trustworthiness. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Wiseman, R.*, & Trent, J. (2014). Resilience in Narratives: Does a Life-Review Facilitate the Creation of Existential Well-Being?. Poster presented at the Association for Death Education and Counseling 36th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Trent, J., King, L. A. (2013). Faith in Intuition Moderates the Effects of Positive Affect on Gender Stereotyping. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Trent, J., King, L. A. (2012). To tell the truth, life isn't that great: The bogus pipeline reduces reports of meaning in life and life satisfaction. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Trent, J., King, L. A. (2011). Intuition, positive affect, and facial feedback. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Brinkley, J.*, Trent, J., King, L. A. (2011). Positive Mood, Intuition, and the Effects of Approach-Avoidant Primes. Poster presented at the annual Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science National Conference, San Jose, CA.

Trent, J., King, L. A. (2010). Mood as information? Particularly when time is short. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Trent, J., Leone, K., Yankouski, B., & Fuentes, M. A. (2008). Care to talk: Sociability at different levels of familiarity. Poster presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM.

Trent, J., Gerber, N., & Talgar, C.P. (2008). The demands of logos on memory: Are graphical words enough. Poster presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Trent, J., Kurtovic, T., Yankouski, B., Gaskins, J., & Fuentes, M.A. (2007). Beyond the acquisition of knowledge: Key lessons learned in Psyc101.  Poster presented at the 115th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Trent, J., Leone, K., Yankouski, B., & Fuentes, M. A. (2007). Care to talk: Sociability at different levels of familiarity. Poster presented at the 1st Annual Student Research Symposium, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

Trent, J. & Talgar, C.P. (2007). Effects of decision-making and deception on perception and attention.  Poster presented at the 1st Annual Student Research Symposium, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

Trent, J. & Talgar, C.P. (2007). Efficacy in marketing: Logos versus names. Paper presented at the 1st Annual Student Research Symposium, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

* = Student collaboration