Dr. James Shepperd, Ph.D.

James A. Shepperd

R. David Thomas Endowed Legislative Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychology
University of Florida
P.O. Box 112250
Gainesville, FL 32611-2250
e-mail: shepperd@ufl.edu
phone: (352) 273-2165
fax: (352) 392-7985


Research Interests

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. My research specifically focuses on three areas: 1) optimism, risk perceptions and behavior, 2) fluctuations in future outlooks, and 3) maintaining desired self-views.