My research examines how people make sense of each other. How do an individual’s personality and stable characteristics impact how they view others? Their interactions with others? How others view them? Specifically, my research has focused on the accuracy of first impressions, particularly the use of normative information and dyadic variance. For instance, do people accurately understand the average personality? What about two individuals allows for them to “click” and form particularly accurate impressions of each other? More broadly, I am interested in interpersonal perception, personality variability, personality correlates and assessment, and applied testing issues.


Rogers, K.H., Wood, D., & Furr, R.M. (in press). Assessment of similarity and self-other agreement in dyadic relationships: A guide to best practices. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Rogers, K.H. & Biesanz, J.C. (2015). Knowing versus liking: Separating normative knowledge from social desirability in first impressions of personality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(6), 1105-1116. doi:10.1037/a0039587

Bollich, K., Rogers, K.H., & Vazire, S. (2015). Knowing more than we can tell: People are aware of their biased self-perceptions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(7), 918-929. doi: 10.1177/0146167215583993

Rogers, K.H. & Biesanz, J.C. (2014). The accuracy and bias of interpersonal perceptions in intergroup interactions. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(8), 918-926 doi: 10.1177/1948550614537307

Blasberg, S., Rogers, K.H., & Paulhus, D. (2014). The Bi-Dimensional Impression Management Index (BIMI): Measuring Agentic and Communal forms of Impression Management. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96(5), 523-531. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2013.862252

Wood, D., & Rogers, K.H. (2011). Regional differences in personality exist, but how do we get to them? The case of conscientiousness. American Psychologist, 66(9), 917-918. doi:10.1037/a0024719

Chan, M., Rogers, K.H., Parisotto, K.L., & Biesanz, J.C. (2010). Forming first impressions: The role of gender and normative accuracy in personality perception. Journal of Research in Personality, 45(1), 117-120. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2010.11.001

Rogers, K.H. & Wood, D. (2010). Accuracy of US regional personality stereotypes. Journal of Research in Personality. 44(6), 704-713. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2010.09.006

Leising, D., Rogers, K. & Ostner, J. (2009). The un-disordered personality: Normative assumptions underlying personality disorder diagnoses. Review of General Psychology, 13(3), 230-241. doi:10.1037/a0017139

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Interested in joining the lab? Send me an email: kate-rogers[at]
*accepting undergrad research assistants for summer 2017 and fall 2017
*accepting graduate students for 2017-2018