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Brian Pauwels

Brian Pauwels

Associate Professor

Phone Number: 402.826.6737
Department: Psychology
Office: GA330
Email: [email protected]
Primary Campus: Crete
Credentials: BA, PHD


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, St. Norbert College, 1996
Ph.D in Personality and Social Psychology, University of Iowa, 2002

Research or Research Interests
Social perceptions of stigmatized individuals
Student beliefs about learning processes
Judgments of responsibility
Determinants of happiness

Sample Publications
Harvey, J.H. & Pauwels, B.G. (2004). Modesty, humility, character strength, and positive psychology. Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, 23(5), 620-623.

Harvey, J.H. & Pauwels, B.G. (2003). The ironies of positive psychology. Psychological Inquiry, 14(2), 125-128.

Harvey, J. H., Pauwels, B. G., & Zickmund, S. (2002). The relationship connection: The role of minding in the enhancement of closeness. In C. R. Snyder & S. J. Lopez (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Professional Memberships
Nebraska Psychological Society
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Association for Psychological Science

Courses Taught
Social Psychology
Personality Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Applied Statistics for the Social Sciences
Introductory Psychology
Senior Seminar
Psychology of Evil