My current area of research is in the Causes and Consequences of Soul
Beliefs. Click here to go immediately to the
I obtained my BA and
Ph.D. degrees at Harvard University in the 1960's. I also taught at Harvard for
a few years before coming to Livingston College Campus of Rutgers University in
1970. I was happy to leave Harvard (I'd been there long enough) and was
delighted to participate in the educational experiment called Livingston
College. Although the Livingston Campus still exists, the college is now fully
integrated into the larger Rutgers, New Brunswick, School of the Arts.
My major areas of interest fall within the elastic boundaries of personality
psychology. There is no graduate area in personality psychology at Rutgers, so
I have been slotted into the Social Psychology Program and am surrounded by a
splendid group of social psychologists as well as colleagues in neuroscience,
cognitive, and clinical psychology. These people are nice to me, even though
many of them wonder what I do. I have been lucky to work in the midst of such
talent and tolerance.
This page was put together by my colleague Tom Cain who noticed that my old
website needed to be streamlined. It now contains tabs that lead to information
about my research accomplishment and plans, and information about my current
course(s). The page requires only rudimentary skills to navigate. Believe me, I
can do it myself.
ogilvie at rci.rutgers.edu