Prof. Brent Roberts Named One of the World's Most Influential Scientists


Eight University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers have been named to the 2023 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. The list recognizes research scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated exceptional influence – reflected through their publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade.

Prof. Roberts specializes in personality psychology and studies continuity and change in personality throughout adulthood, emphasizing understanding the factors that influence change. His recent research focuses on assessing and building social, emotional, and behavioral skills.

Roberts was named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in 2009, a Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in 2009, and a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science in 2013. He holds the Gutsgell Endowed Professorship and is a Health Innovation Professor at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

Learn more about the other UIUC researchers, including Professor Emeritus Ed Diener, in this article by Lois Yoksoulian.