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2016 – Ph.D., Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2011 – M.A., Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2009 – B.A., Purdue University
Nathan W. Hudson is currently an assistant professor of psychology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Frederick, Maryland, and he received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Goss-Lucas Award for Excellence in Teaching, the James Davis Fellowship, and the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology Heritage Dissertation Award.
Nathan's research focuses on how people's personalities change across time, as well as how function in romantic relationships. His primary area of inquiry is volitional personality change—people's desires and attempts to change their own personality traits. His research suggests that most people want to change their personality traits, and moreover, they may be able to find some degree of success in doing so. Outside of the lab, Nathan is an avid outdoorsman, loves traveling, and is active in local sports leagues.
Areas of Research Expertise
Adult Personality Development
Volitional Personality Change
Adult Attachment; Social Cognition in Close Relationships