Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Evanston, Illinois, USA 60208
Office: 315 Swift Hall
My current abbreviated vita, research interests and links to papers, short courses, and classes are on my main vita page. A pdf version of my vita is also available.
Revelle, W. (1997) Extraversion and Impulsivity. In Nyborg, H. (Ed.) The scientific study of human nature: Tribute to Hans J. Eysenck at eighty. Elsevier Science Press. (pdf)
Revelle, W. (1995). Personality Processes. Annual Review of Psychology, 46, 295-328.
Anderson, K. J. & Revelle, W. (1994) Impulsivity and time of day: is impulsivity related to the decay of arousal? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology., 67,334-344. Abstract
Gilboa, E., & Revelle, W. (1994). Personality and the structure of emotional responses. In S. Van Goozen, N. E. Van de Poll, & J. A. Sargent (Eds.), Emotions: Essays on current issues in the field of emotion theory (pp. 135-159). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. (pdf)
Revelle, W. (1993). Individual differences in personality and motivation: Non-cognitive determinants of cognitive performance. In A. Baddeley & L. Weiskrantz (Eds.),Attention: Selection, awareness and control: A tribute to Donald Broadbent (pp. 346-373). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Revelle, W., & Loftus, D. (1992). The implications of arousal effects for the study of affect and memory. In S. A. Christianson (Ed.), Handbook of emotion and memory (pp. 113-150). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlebaum.
Revelle, W. and Anderson, K.J. (1992) Models for the testing of theory. In A. Gale and M.W. Eysenck (Eds.) Handbook of Individual Differences: Biological Perspectives. Wiley: Chichester, England.
Bailey, M., & Revelle, W. (1991) Increased heritability for lower IQ levels? Behavior Genetics, 21, 397-404.(Abstract)
Revelle, W. & Loftus, D. (1990) Individual differences and arousal: implications for the study of mood and memory. Cognition and Emotion, 4, 209-237.
Anderson, K. J., Revelle, W., & Lynch, M. J. (1990) Caffeine, impulsivity, and memory scanning: a comparison of two explanations for the Yerkes-Dodson effect. Motivation and Emotion. 13, 1-20.
Zinbarg, R. & Revelle, W. (1989) Personality and Conditioning: A test of four models. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 57, 301-314. (pdf)
Revelle, W. (1989) Personality, Motivation, and Cognitive Performance. P. Ackerman, R., and R. Cudeck (Eds.): Learning and Individual Differences: Abilities, Motivation, and Methodology. Erlbaum. (pp. 297-341). (pdf)
Revelle, W. (1987) Personality and motivation: sources of inefficiency in cognitive performance. Journal of Research in Personality, 21,436-452. (pdf)
Revelle, W., Anderson, K. J. & Humphreys, M. S. (1987) Empirical tests and theoretical extensions of arousal-based theories of personality. In J. Strelau and H.J. Eysenck (Eds) Personality Dimensions and Arousal (p 17-36). New York: Plenum.
Revelle, W. Motivation and efficiency of cognitive performance. (1986) In D.R. Brown and J. Veroff (Eds) Frontiers of Motivational Psychology: Essays in honor of J. W. Atkinson.(105-131) Springer. (pdf)
Klirs, E. G. & Revelle, W. (1986) Predicting variability from perceived situational similarity. Journal of Research in Personality, 20, 34-50. (
Leon, M.R., & Revelle, W. (1985) The effects of anxiety on analogical reasoning: a test of three theoretical models. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 49, 1302-1315. (pdf)
Onken, J., Hastie, R., & Revelle, W. (1985) Individual differences in the use of simplification strategies in a complex decision-making task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Performance and Perception, 11, 14-27. (pdf)
Romer, D., & Revelle, W. (1984). Personality traits: facts or fiction? A critique of the Shweder and D'Andrade systematic distortion hypothesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 47, 1028-1042.
Onken, J., & Revelle, W. (1984) ANATEST: a program to generate geometric analogy problems varying in number of elements and number of transformations. Behavior research methods instruments and computers. 16, 333-334. (Mac version available)
Humphreys, M.S., & Revelle, W. (1984). Personality, motivation, and performance: a theory of the relationship between individual differences and information processing. Psychological Review, 91, 153-184. (pdf)
Revelle, W. (1983). Factors are fictions and other comments on individuality theory. Journal of Personality, 51, 707-714.
Anderson, K.J. & Revelle, W. (1983). The interactive effects of caffeine, impulsivity, and task demands on a visual search task. Personality and Individual Differences, 4, 127-134.
Bowyer, P.A., Humphreys, M.S., & Revelle, W. (1983). Arousal and recognition memory: The effects of impulsivity, caffeine, and time on task. Personality and Individual Differences, 4, 41-49.
Humphreys, M.S., Lynch, M.J., Revelle, W. & Hall, J.W. (1983). Individual differences in short-term memory. In R.F. Dillon and R.R. Schmeck (Eds.), Individual differences in cognition. New York: Academic Press.
Revelle, W. (1982) The dynamics of action and the neuropsychology of anxiety: comments upon J.A. Gray. Behavioral and Brain Science, 5, 499.
Anderson, K.J. & Revelle, W. (1982). Impulsivity, caffeine, and proofreading: A test of the Easterbrook hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 8, 614-624.
Rocklin, T. & Revelle, W. (1981). The measurement of extraversion: A comparison of the Eysenck Personality Inventory and the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire. British Journal of Social Psychology, 20, 279-284 (pdf).
Lessing, E.E., Williams, V., and Revelle, W. (1981). Parallel forms of the IJR Behavior Checklist for parents, teachers, and clinicians. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 49, 34-50.
McSweeney, A.J. and Revelle, W. (1981). The use of hierarchical cluster analysis as a method of organizing social indicator data. In Bell, R.(Ed.), Proceedings of the second national conference on need assessments in health and human services. Louisville, Kentucky: University of Louisville Press.
Humphreys, M.S., Revelle, W., Simon, L., and Gilliland, K. (1980). Individual differences in diurnal rhythms and multiple activation states: a reply to M.W. Eysenck and Folkard. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 109, 42-47.(Abstract)
Revelle, W., Humphreys, M.S., Simon, L., and Gilliland, K. (1980) The interactive effect of personality, time of day, and caffeine: a test of the arousal model. Journal of Experimental Psycholology: General, 109, 1-31. (pdf)
Rocklin, T. & Revelle, W. (1980). VSIMPL: A program to estimate the number of interpretable factors. Behavior Research and Instrumentation, 12, 69-70.(Mac version available)
Craig, M.J., Humphreys, M.S., Rocklin, T. and Revelle, W. (1979). Impulsivity, neuroticism, and caffeine: Do they have additive effects on arousal? Journal of Research in Personality, 13, 404-419.
Revelle, W., & Rocklin, T. (1979). Very Simple Structure: an alternative procedure for estimating the optimal number of interpretable factors. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 14, 403-414. (pdf)
Revelle, W. (1979). Hierarchical cluster analysis and the internal structure of tests. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 14, 57-74. (pdf)
Revelle, W. (1978). ICLUST: A cluster analytic approach for exploratory and confirmatory scale construction. Behavior Research and Instrumentation, 10, 739-742. (Mac version available)
Hanback, J. and Revelle, W. (1978). Arousal and perceptual sensitivity in hypochondriasis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 87, 523-530.
Revelle, W. and Michaels, E.J. (1976). The theory of achievement motivation revisted: the implications of inertial tendencies. Psychological Review, 83, 394-404.
Gray, D.B. and Revelle, W. (1974). A multidimensional religious attitude inventory related to multiple measures of race. The Journal of Social Psychology, 92, 153-154.
Gray, D.B. and Revelle, W. (1972). A cluster analytic critique of the Multifactor Racial Attitude Inventory. The Psychological Record, 22, 103-113.
Newcomb, T.M., Brown, D.R., Kulik, J.A., Reimer, D.J. & Revelle, W. (1971). The University of Michigan's Residential College. In Dressel, P.L. (Ed.), The New Colleges: Towards an Appraisal. American College Testing Program, Iowa City.
Newcomb, T.M., Brown, D.R., Kulik, J.A., Reimer, D.J. & Revelle, W. (1970). Self selection and change. In Gaff, J.G. (Ed.), The Cluster College, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Strelau, J., Farley, F.H., and Gale, A. The Biological Bases of Personality and Behavior: Vol 1: Theories, measurement techniques, and development: Vol 2: Psychophysiology, performance, and application. Hemisphere: Contemporary Psychology, 1989.
Lowen, W. Dichotomies of the mind: a systems science model of the mind and personality. Contemporary Psychology, 1984, 29, 73-74.
Lynn, R. Dimensions of Personality: Essays in honour of H.J. Eysenck. Personality and Individual Differences, 1983, 4, 573-574.
Toates, F.M. & Halliday, T.R. Analysis of Motivational Processes. Contemporary Psychology, 1981, 27, 263-264.
Weiner, B. Human Motivation. Contemporary Psychology, 1980, 25, 972-973, (with T. Rocklin).
Mackie, R.R. Vigilance. American Journal of Psychology, 1978, 91, 550-552.
Buss, A. and Plomin, R. A temperament theory of personality development. American Journal of Psychology, 1976, 89, 391-392.
Everitt, B. Cluster Analysis; Hartigan, J.A. Clustering Algorithms. American Journal of Psychology, 1976, 89, 350-351.
Atkinson, J.W. and Raynor, J.O. Motivation and Achievement. American Journal of Psychology, 1975, 88, 140-148.