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Ian Williamson

Ian Williamson

Work Address
Department of Behavioral Sciences
New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, NM 87701
505.454.3342
Email: iwilliamson@nmhu.edu

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Home Address
PO Box 756
Sapello, NM 87745
505.425.6793

EDUCATION

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2004
Psychology (Social)
Political Psychology minor

B.A. Macalester College, 1995, magna cum laude
Psychology, Spanish

Grant-Related Activity

2008 Principal Investigator on RIMI Summer 2008 Fellowship for project entitled Five Element Personality: Relationships to Emotional and Physiological Health

2007-2008 Principal Investigator on FRC grant for project entitled Developing the Chinese Big Five Website

2006- present Researcher and Statistician, with Steve Sandage at Bethel University, funded by a Fetzer Grant investigating psychological, spiritual, and physical health of students

2006-2007 Co-Principal Investigator on FRC grant for project investigating self-regulatory replenishment through massage

2004-2006 Principal Investigator, NIH Extramural Associates Research Development Award studying forgiveness anxiety

2003-2006 Researcher and Statistician, with Steve Sandage at Bethel University, funded by a Lilly Grant investigating psychological, spiritual, and physical health of students

1997-2004 Research Assistant for Mark Snyder at U of Minnesota, NIH funded volunteerism project

2000-2004 Research Assistant for Marti Gonzales/John Sullivan at U of Minnesota, funded by a Pew grant

Academic Awards
University Fellowship (1997-8)
Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Affiliations
Rocky Mountain Psychological Association
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

 

Teaching Interest
Social Psychology
Personality and Social Behavior
Statistics and Research Methods
Political Psychology
Positive Psychology

Instructor Positions

New Mexico Highlands University
May Intersession 2008-current

Current Research Interest

Forgiveness

  • The phenomenology of forgiveness
  • The antecedents and consequences of forgiveness
  • Forgiveness aversion and its alleviation
  • Culture and forgiveness

Positive Psychology and Spirituality

  • Relational spirituality and psychological maturity and well-being
  • Positive social psychology
  • Self-regulatory strength replenishment
  • The interface between psychology and Chinese medicine

 

Committee Work

Faculty Research Committee, Chair 2007-2008
Institutional Review Board, Chair 2006-present
Institutional Review Board 2005-2006
Student Affairs Committee 2004-2006

Publications and Research Reports

Bos, A., Williamson, I., Sullivan, J., Gonzales, M. H., & Avery, P. G. (2007). The price of rights: High school students’ civic values and behaviors. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, 1265-1284.

Durbrow, E. H., Peña, L. F., Masten, A. S., Sesma, A., & Williamson, I. (2001). Mothers’ conceptions of child competence in contexts of poverty: The Philippines, St. Vincent, and the United States. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 25, 438-443.

Gonzales, M. H., Riedel, E., Williamson, I., Avery, P. G., Sullivan, J. L., & Bos, (2004). Variations of citizenship education: A content analysis of rights, obligations, and participation in high school civic textbooks. Theory and Research in Social Education, 32(3), 301-325.

Sandage, S. & Williamson, I. (2005). Forgiveness in cultural context. In E. Worthington, Jr. (Ed.). Handbook of Forgiveness (pp. 41-56). New York: Brunner-Routledge.

Williamson, I., & Gonzales, M. H. (2007). The subjective experience of forgiveness: Positive construals of the forgiveness experience. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26, 407-446.

Williamson, I., Gonzales, M. H., Avery, P. G., Sullivan, J., Riedel, E., Bos, A. (2003). Collectivistic values and individualistic language as predictors of endorsement of citizenship activities among high school students. Theory and Research in Social Education, 31, 203-217.

Williamson, I. (2003) Psychology and tai chi. In R. Hayward, J. Cisler, & K. Husband (Eds.), String of Pearls: St. Paul, MN: Twin Cities Tai Chi Chuan Studio.

Williamson, I., Sandage, S, & Lee, R. (2007). How social connectedness affects guilt and shame: Mediation by hope and differentiation of self. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 2159-2170.

Manuscript Under Review

Williamson, I., & Sandage, S. J. (2008). Longitudinal analyses of religious and spiritual development among seminary students. Manuscript submitted to Mental Health,

Religion, and Culture on June, 20, 2008.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Williamson, I. (2008). Forgiveness Aversion: Conceptualizing the Disinclination to Express Forgiveness. Manuscript in preparation.

Cuccia, N. C., & Williamson, I. (2008). The Five Element Personality: Connecting Chinese Medicine to Western Personality Measures. Manuscript in preparation.

Dissertation

Williamson, I. (2004) Forgiveness Anxiety: Validation of a New Mediator of Forgiveness. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

 

Professional Presentations

Nsamenang, S., Williamson, I. T., Nsamenang, B. (2008, July). Forgiveness Across Cultures: Interdependence and its Effect on Forgiveness. Poster presented at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Würzburg, Germany.

Cuccia, N. C., & Williamson, I. (2008, April). Validation of the Chinese big 5: Forming a dialogue between East and West. Presentation delivered on Faculty Research Day to New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM.

Nsamenang, A. S., & Williamson, I. (2008, April). Forgiveness and culture. Poster presented on Faculty Research Day to New Mexico Highlands University, Las

Vegas, NM.

Zimmerman, A. M., Williamson, I., & Hill, J. (2008). Humor as a source of ego replenishment. Presentation delivered at the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain

Psychological Association, Boise, ID.

Cuccia, N. C., & Williamson, I. (2007, April). Preliminary analysis of “The Chinese Big Five”: A Personality Inventory Developed From Traditional Chinese Philosophy. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Cuccia, N. C., Haynes, S. A., Hettinger, K., Aguilar, C. Nsamenang, A. Hill, J., & Williamson, I. (2007, April). The effects of therapeutic massage on replenishing selfregulatory strength: A pilot study. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Williamson, I. T., Osteraas, N., Bluford, C., Nsamenang, S., Aguilar, C. (2006, April) Forgiveness Anxiety: Measurement and Validation. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Park City, UT.

Williamson, I. T., Osteraas, N., Bluford, C., Nsamenang, S., Aguilar, C. (2006, April) Forgiveness Anxiety: Theoretical Elaboration and Structural Modeling. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Park City, UT.

Williamson, I. (2005, July) Socializing discipline and channeling the need to belong. Presentation delivered to the State of New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department & Annie E. Casey Foundation Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Statewide Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Sandage, S., Williamson, I., & Helder (2004, August) Spiritual and psychological health among seminarians: A cluster analysis. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu.

Sandage, S., Williamson, I., & Helder, M. (2004, August). Relational spirituality, gratitude, and forgiveness among seminarians: A structural equation model. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu.

Williamson, I, & Sandage, S. (2003, October) Positive Relational Spirituality Encouraging Gratitude and Forgiveness: A Model of Virtue in Religious Context. Presentation delivered at the Campaign for Forgiveness Research, Atlanta, GA.

Williamson, I., & Gonzales, M. H. (2002, June). Self-Reported Affective, Cognitive, and Behavioral Concomitants of Forgiveness Across Two Cultures. Presentation delivered at the American Psychological Society, New Orleans, LA.

Williamson, I. & Fiebich, C. (2001, July). Cutting Out the Fat: Modifying the Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA) Scale to Avoid Tautologies. Presentation delivered at the International Society of Political Psychology, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Riedel, E., Avery, P., Gonzales, M. H., Sullivan, J. L., Williamson, I. (2001, July). Variations of Citizenship Education: A Content Analysis of Rights, Obligations, and Participation in High School Civics Textbooks. Presentation delivered at the International Society of Political Psychology, Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Williamson, I., & Snyder, M. (2001, May). How Volunteer Activity Preference Differentially Engages Self-oriented and Other-oriented Motivations. Presentation delivered at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Williamson, I., & Gonzales, M. H. (2001, February). The Psychological Benefits of Forgiveness. Presentation delivered at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Williamson, I., Snyder, M., & Omoto, A. (2000, May). How Motivations and Reenlistment Frames Interact to Predict Volunteer Attitudes and Intentions: A Test of the Functional Matching Effect. Presentation delivered at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

 References

Dr. Marti Gonzales
Department of Psychology
N218 Elliott Hall
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 625-9035
gonza001@umn.edu

Dr. Steve Sandage
Bethel Seminary
SEM A204
PO Box: 7029
3949 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, Minnesota 55112-6998
s-sandage@bethel.edu

Dr. Mark Snyder
Department of Psychology
N218 Elliott Hall
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 625-1502
msnyder@umn.edu

Dr. John Sullivan
Department of Political Science
1414 Social Sciences
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-4305
jsull@umn.edu