Dr. Jason Trent

Associate Professor of Psychology


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's most recent interests include how different aspects of modern society (e.g., smartphones, social media, consumerism, etc.) influence human behavior.


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Academic School

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


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