Texas Tech University

Ryne A. Sherman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Experimental (Social)

Email: ryne.sherman@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-0388

Office: 210

B.A. Monmouth College, 2006 (History & Psychology)
M.A. University of California, Riverside, 2008
(Personality/Social Psychology)
Ph.D. University of California, Riverside, 2011
(Personality/Social Psychology)


Dr. Ryne A. Sherman

Research Interests

My primary research examines the kinds of situations people encounter in their daily lives and how they navigate those situations. My work in this area has included the development of taxonomies and tools for measuring psychological characteristics of situations, using these tools to examine the effects of personality and situations on real-world behavior, and developing theoretical frameworks for understanding person-situation transactions.

My secondary area of research examines the role of personality in career pursuits and the workplace. Of particular interest are new approaches to personality assessment including unobtrusive assessment via so-called "new talent signals" (e.g., voice prosody, word use, affective responses to stimuli, etc.). 

Finally, I am also interested in data analytics, including profile approaches to data analysis and machine learning approaches to big data. My R package 'multicon' contains many useful functions for profile-based analytics. Students in my laboratory often have careers in quantitatively oriented positions. 

Selected Publications

  • Sherman, R. A., Rauthmann, J. F., Brown, N. A., Serfass, D. S., & Jones, A. B. (2015). The independent effects of personality and situations on real-time expressions of behavior and emotion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(5), 872-888. [link]
  • Rauthmann, J. F., Sherman, R. A., & Funder, D. C. (2015). Principles of situation research: Towards a better understanding of psychological situations. Target Article: European Journal of Personality, 29, 363-381. [link]
  • Sherman, R. A., & Serfass, D. G., (2015). The comprehensive approach to analyzing multivariate constructs. Journal of Research in Personality, 54, 40-50. [link]
  • Sherman, R. A., Nave, C. S., & Funder, D. C. (2012). Properties of persons and situations related to overall and distinctive personality-behavior congruence. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 87-101. [link]
  • Sherman, R. A., Nave, C. S., & Funder, D. C. (2010). Situational similarity and personality predict behavioral consistency. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99(2), 330-343. [link]
  • Chamorro-Premuzic, T., Akhtar, R., Winsborough, D., & Sherman, R. A. (in press). The datafication of talent: How technology is advancing the science of human potential at work. Current Opinion in the Behavioral Sciences.