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Steven V. Rouse Faculty Profile

Steven V. Rouse

Professor of Psychology
Social Science Division, Seaver College
APC 243


Steven V. Rouse is professor of psychology, with an emphasis on personality and psychological assessment. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and masters degree in clinical/counseling psychology at Abilene Christian University before earning his PhD in personality research at the University of Minnesota. Professor Rouse has diverse research interests, but is especially interested in personality characteristics that relate to a person's religious beliefs and research on the statistical quality of personality tests.


  • PhD, Personality Research, University of Minnesota, 1997
  • MS, Counseling/Clinical Psychology, Abilene Christian University, 1992
  • BS, Psychology, Abilene Christian University, 1988, Magna Cum Laude


  • Rouse, S. V. (2012). Universal Worth: Construct and scale development. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 62 - 72. doi:10.1080/00223891.2011.627960
  • Rouse, S. V. (2015). A reliability analysis of Mechanical Turk data. Computers in Human Behavior, 43, 304 - 307. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.11.004
  • Rouse, S. V. (Invited Editor). (2018). Special issue: Open science practices: Badges of honor. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 23, 93 - 178. doi: 10.24839/2325-7342.JN23.2.94
  • Rouse, S. V. (2019). Differences among religiously unaffiliated and Christians in the perceptions of the personality of Jesus. Journal of Beliefs and Values. doi: 10.1080/13617672.2018.1514786
  • Frank R. Seaver Professor in Social Sciences (2005/2006 to 2009/2010)
  • Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence (2007)
  • Green Foundation (2010-2011). Camp David Gonzales Tutoring and Career Guidance Program: $57,140

Areas of Expertise

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Psychological Testing
  • Personality


  • Personality assessment
  • Personality traits related to religious affiliation and nonaffiliation
  • The accuracy of research data collected from online paid research participants


  • Psychological Testing and Assessment (PSYC 315)
  • Personality (PSYC 321)
  • Intermediate Statistics (PSYC 442)