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David C. Evans

David C. Evans

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Launched Project YouJustGetMe to help people analyze whether others are forming accurate personality impressions about them from their online profiles. I'm partnering with Sam Gosling of the University of Texas at Austin on this research/experiential demo.

Founder of Psychster Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to online psychological research and experiences, David is leveraging his Ph.D. on online social behavior and 10+ publication history to examine trends in social networking websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Classmates. David was a former Sr. Business Analyst with and has managed international beta programs for Microsoft examining instant-messaging behavior. Psychster Inc. has provided online research services for, Xeriton Corp., Perfect Pixels Media Group, RIPL Corp., University of Maryland, Arizona State University, and Northwestern University. Prior to going "online," David taught social psychology and statistics for three years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Union College in Schenectady, NY.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Causal Attribution
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping

Online Studies:

Journal Articles:

  • Evans, D. C., Gosling, S. D., & Carroll, A. (2008). What elements of an online social networking profile predict target-rater agreement in personality impressions? In Proceedings of the International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (Seattle, Washington, USA, March 31 - April 2, 2008).
  • Green, R. K., Evans, D. C., & Gosling, S. D. (2008). Researching first impressions in the age of online profiles. Eye on Psi Chi, 12(3), 23-25.

Other Publications:

  • Evans, D. C. (2008). A Review of "Dyadic Data Analysis" by Kenny, D. A., Kashy, D. A., & Cook, W. L. Journal of Anthropological Research, 64(1).
  • Evans, D. C., & Gosling, S. D. (2007, November). Forming personality impressions from online profiles: A research issue illustrating the science of social computing. Paper presented at GROUP 2007, San Isabel, FL.

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Metapatterns: Metaphors in Science
  • Prejudice Seminar
  • Social Psychology

David C. Evans
Psychster, Inc.
16904 Juanita Drive NE, #145
Kenmore, Washington 98028
United States

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