Dr. K. Robert Bridges

Dr. K. Robert Bridges

Dr. K.R. Bridges

Dr. K.R. Bridges, Professor of Psychology

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Professor of Psychology
Phone: 724-334-6740
E-mail: krb3@psu.edu  

Bridges, K. Robert, Ph.D - University of Pittsburgh, 1980


Recipient of the 2005 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching

Dr. Bridges is interested in socialization during late adolescence. His research has included work on attitudes measurement (regarding parent training), neuropsychological vulnerability to alcoholism, the cultivation effects of television viewing, the effect of attributional style on academic performance, procrastination and irrational thinking, and the effect of thinking style on hypnotizability. He is currently investigating cross-cultural influences on self-report measures of fear, assertiveness, and anxiety sensitivity.


Selected Publications:

Arrindell, W.A., and Bridges, K.R. (submitted), Assessing difficulty and distress in assertiveness with Scale for Interpersonal Behavior (SIB): Construct validity and discriminatory power.  Personality and Individual Differences.

Harnish, R.J., and Bridges, K.R. (submitted).  Using top-down and bottom-up processes for solving problems in communities: The role of strategic planning and exit-voice strategies.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Arrindell, W. A., Akkerman, A., van der Ende, J., and Bridges, K. R. (2005).  Normative studies with the Scale for Interpersonal Behavior III.  Psychiatric inpatients.  Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 941-952

Silva, C. E., Bridges, K. R., and Metzger, M. (2005).  Personality, expectancy, and hypnotizability.  Personality and Individual Differences, 39, 131-142

Harnish, R.J., and Bridges, K.R. (2004).  University-Community Partnership: Teaching applied social psychology to foster engagement in strategic planning.  Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 10, 107-120

Metzger, M., and Bridges, K. R. (2004).  Spectacles, distinctiveness, and face recognition:  A web-based experiment.  Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 7, 113-117

Bridges, K. R., and Sanderman, R. (2002).  The English Language Version of the Social Support List:  Preliminary Reliability.  Psychological Reports, 90, 1055-1058

Bridges, K. R. (2002).  The Irrational Beliefs Inventory:  Cross-cultural comparisons between American and Dutch samples.  Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 20, 65-71

Bridges, K. R. (2001), Using attributional style to predict academic performance:  How does it compare to traditional predictors?  Personality and Individual Differences, 31, 723-730

Arrindell, W. A., Bridges, K. R., van der Ende, J., & Sanderman, R. (2001).   U.S. student norms for the Scale for Interpersonal Behavior.  Behavior Research and Therapy, 39, 1461-1479

Roig, M., Bridges, K. R., Renner, C. and Jackson, C. R. (1998).  Belief in the paranormal and its association with irrational thinking.  Personality and Individual Differences, 24, 229-236