Jason Rentfrow

Jason is Reader in Personality and Individual Differences in the Psychology Department at Cambridge University. He is also a Fellow and the Director of Studies for Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Fitzwilliam College.

His research concerns person-environment interactions and follows three lines of investigation. The first focuses on the expression and perception of personality through personal tastes, particularly for music. The second focuses on geographical variation in personality and social processes. And the third focuses on the development of mobile-sensing technology for unobtrusively measuring psychological and behavioral processes.

Several themes are common to his research: the integration of theory and research across disciplines; the use of descriptive, correlational, and experimental methods; the use of “Big Data” analytics; the use of multiple measures and data sources; a focus on multiple levels of analysis.