Research

My research interests are fairly broad and span the disciplines of developmental psychology, psychometric science, and evolutionary psychology. Students who are interested in these areas of research and have completed coursework in relevant areas (e.g., statistics, research methods, developmental psychology, psychological tests and measurement, evolutionary psychology) are encouraged to apply for a position in my laboratory. Students who join one of my teams should expect to get experience in most aspects of the research process - from conceptualizing and designing a study, to collecting data and data analysis, to writing up the results for presentation. Some of our recent work is listed below.

Bishop, D., Okoneski, A. & Chittick, A. (2015). The development and preliminary validation of the Attachment to Material Objects Scale.  Paper presented at the Association of Psychological Science annual meeting, New York, NY.

Bishop, D., Johnson, P., Yao, Y., Osterman, B., and Palkit, N. (2015). The mediating role of loneliness in the attachment and materialism relationship.  Paper presented at the Association of Psychological Science annual meeting, New York, NY.

Bishop, D., Weselmann, R., Rauworth, L., Reading, J., Conley, J., and Frei, A.  (2014).  The role of grandparent ratings of phenotypic resemblance in discriminative investment: Study 2.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Natal, Brazil.  

Bishop, D., Harlynn, E., Nyman, A., & Sthapit, S. (2014).  Attachment and college adjustment:  The mediating role of instrumental coping.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Bishop, D., Albert, R., Ziegeweid, R., Gonzalez, A., & Nichols, K.  (2011) Does resemblance calibrate differential grandparental solicitude? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Montpellier, France. 

Bishop, D., Meyer, B., Gray, B., & Schmidt, T. (2009). Differential investment behavior between grandparents and grandchildren: The role of paternity uncertainty.  Evolutionary Psychology, 7(1), 66-77. 

Bishop, D., Egan, N., McGinnis, J. & Savre, L. (2008). Differential cousin contact as a function of paternity uncertainty. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Kyoto, Japan.

Bishop, D., Gray, B.,  Schmidt, T., & Meyer, B.  (2007). Testing discriminative grandparental solicitude using direct measures of investment. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.