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Christopher Nave, PhD

Managing Director, Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences

Dr. Christopher Nave is the Managing Director of the Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences program at the University of Pennsylvania. Christopher’s areas of expertise and research interests include personality psychology, behavioral observation, assessment, multi-method designs and personality judgment.

Christopher completed his BA in Psychology at Elon University, his MA in General Experimental Psychology at Wake Forest University and his PhD in Social/Personality Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. Before joining the University of Pennsylvania, Christopher was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University, Camden.

Christopher’s scholarly publications have appeared in academic journals including the Journal of Research in PersonalityJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science, as well as in The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences. His research has been presented at a number of national and international conferences including the American Psychological Association, the Association for Research in Personality, the European Conference on Personality and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Christopher has mentored more than 30 undergraduate, master’s-level and doctoral students throughout his career. Many of his students have been featured in publications and conference presentations. For additional information about Christopher’s publications, explore his Google Scholar page.

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