Dr. James Shepperd

R. David Thomas Endowed Legislative Professor of Psychology

Professor Social Psychology

Contact Information

Email: shepperd@ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 273-2165
FAX: (352) 392-7985
Office: 271 Psychology Building

Mailing address:
Department of Psychology
University of Florida
PO Box 112250
Gainesville, FL 32611

Research Interest

My research expertise is in the area of Self and Self-processes. I am particularly interested in people’s expectations about the future and how expectations persevere and change in the face of challenging information. I also explore how people respond when they receive challenging information. Most of my research focuses on three areas: 1) optimism, risk perceptions and behavior, 2) fluctuations in future outlooks, and 3) maintaining desired self-views. However, I also have an interest in psychological approaches to gun policy positions.