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About the Lab Director

Andrew BeerDr. Andrew Beer is an associate professor of psychology, currently in his fifth year at USC Upstate where he teaches courses in personality, personality assessment, person perception, psychology and film, and human and animal interaction. He also serves as co-director of the annual Youth Leadership Institute. He completed his graduate work under David Watson at the University of Iowa and maintains an active program of research in personality assessment, broadly construed. He also enjoys music and basketball in his spare time.

Selected Papers

  • Beer, A. (2013). Group personality judgments at zero acquaintance: Communication among judges versus aggregation of independent evaluations. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 385-389.
  •  Beer, A., & Brooks, C. L. (2011).  Information quality in personality judgment: The value of personal disclosure. Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 175-185.
  • Beer, A., & Watson, D.  (2010).  The effect of information and exposure on self-other agreement. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 38-45.
  • Beer, A., & Watson, D.  (2009). The Individual and Group Loyalty Scales (IGLS): Construction and preliminary validation. Journal of Personality Assessment, 91, 277-287.
  • Beer, A., & Watson, D. (2008).  Asymmetry in judgments of personality: Others are less differentiated than the self. Journal of Personality, 76, 535-560.
  • Beer, A., & Watson, D. (2008).  Personality judgment at zero acquaintance: Agreement, assumed similarity, and implicit simplicity. Journal of Personality Assessment, 90, 250-260.
  • Teracciano, A., McCrae, R. R., & 79* Members of the Personality Profiles of Culture Project. (2005). National character does not reflect mean personality trait levels in 49 cultures. Science, 310, 96-100.
  • McCrae, R. R., Teracciano, A., & 79* Members of the Personality Profiles of Cultures Project. (2005). Personality profiles of cultures: Aggregate personality traits. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 407-425.
  • McCrae, R. R., Teracciano, A., & 78* Members of the Personality Profiles of Cultures Project. (2005). Universal features of personality traits from the observer's perspective: Data from 50 cultures. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 547-561.

Contact Us

Dr. Andrew Beer
Director of the PAL
Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: (864) 503-5762
Fax: (864) 503-5748
Office: CASB 132
Email: abeer@uscupstate.edu

University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303