Marillac Hall Room SB36E
Dr. Kate Walton is an Associate Professor of Psychology at St. John's University. In 2005, she earned her Ph.D. in personality psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and received the J.S. Tanaka Dissertation Award for methodological and substantive contributions to the field of personality psychology. She then completed postdoctoral training in the clinical science and psychopathology research program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She joined the faculty of St. John’s in 2006.
Dr. Walton has two lines of research. The first line of research concerns the relationship between normal personality and psychopathology (i.e., whether they are continuous or discrete constructs). The second pertains to the development of normal personality and personality pathology.
Roberts, B. W., Walton, K. E., & Viechtbauer, W. (2006). Patterns of mean-level change in personality across the life course: A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Psychological Bulletin, 132, 1-25.
Walton, K. E., Huyen, B. T. T., Thorpe, K., Doherty, E. R., Juarez, B., D’Accordo, C., & Reina, M. T. (2013). Cross-sectional personality differences from age 16 to 90 in a Vietnamese sample. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 36-40.
Walton, K. E., Ormel, J., & Krueger, R. F. (2011). The dimensional nature of externalizing behaviors in adolescence: Evidence from a direct comparison of categorical, dimensional, and hybrid models. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 553-561.
Walton, K. E., Roberts, B. W., Krueger, R. F., Blonigen, D. M., & Hicks, B. M. (2008). Capturing abnormal personality with normal personality inventories: An Item Response Theory approach. Journal of Personality, 76, 1623-1647.