Tim Bogg

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor



Secondary Title

Social-Personality Area Chair








Note: I am considering graduate student applications for the 2023-2024 academic year.

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.” - Mark Twain

Selected Publications

COVID-19 pandemic

Bogg, T., Milad, E., & Godfrey, O. (in press). COVID-19 vaccine intention: Prospective and concurrent tests of a disposition-belief-motivation framework. Health Psychology.

Milad, E., & Bogg, T. (2021). Spring 2020 COVID-19 surge: Prospective relations between demographic factors, personality traits, social cognitions and guideline adherence, mask wearing, and symptoms in a U.S. sample. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 55, 665-676.

Bogg, T., & Milad, E. (2020). Demographic, personality, and social cognition correlates of coronavirus guideline adherence in a U.S. sample. Health Psychology, 12, 1026-1036.

Conscientiousness and health and well-being

Milad, E., & Bogg, T. (2020). Personality traits, coping, health-related behaviors, and cumulative physiological health in a national sample: 10 Year Prospective effects of conscientiousness via perceptions of activity on allostatic load. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 54, 880-892.

Tracy, N. V., Hayes, J. M., Viviano, R. P., Bogg, T., & Damoiseaux, J. S. (2020). Resting-state functional brain connectivity in older adults: Exploring links among personality traits, cognitive performance, and the default mode network. Personality Neuroscience, e3.

Bogg, T., & Slatcher, R. B. (2015). Activity mediates conscientiousness' relationship to diurnal cortisol slope in a national sample. Health Psychology, 34, 1195-1199.

Bogg, T., & Roberts, B. W. (2013). The case for conscientiousness: Evidence and implications for a personality trait marker of health and longevity. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45, 278-288.

Bogg, T., & Roberts, B. W. (2004). Conscientiousness and health-related behaviors: A meta-analysis of the leading behavioral contributors to mortality. Psychological Bulletin, 130, 887-919.

Personality and diet and exercise

Bogg, T., & Vo, P. T. (in press). Realistic effort action plans (REAP) for exercise among underactive and inactive university students: A randomized trial. Journal of American College Health.

Bogg, T. (2016). Self-control, dietary quality, and new frontiers in the study of traits and wellness: A commentary on Keller, Hartmann, and Siegrist. Psychology & Health, 31, 1328-1331.

Vo, P. T., & Bogg, T. (2015). Testing Theory of Planned Behavior and Neo-Socioanalytic Theory models of trait activity, industriousness, exercise social cognitions, exercise intentions, and physical activity in a representative U.S. sample. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 1114.

Bogg, T. (2008). Conscientiousness, the Transtheoretical Model of Change, and exercise: A Neo-Socioanalytic integration of trait and social cognitive frameworks in the prediction of behavior. Journal of Personality, 76, 775-801.

Bogg, T., Voss, M., Wood, D., & Roberts, B. W. (2008). A hierarchical investigation of personality and behavior: Examining Neo-Socioanalytic models of health-related outcomes. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 183-2007.

Trait self-control, subjective social investment, decisions to drink, and alcohol consumption

Bogg, T., Marshbanks, M., Doherty, H., & Vo, P. T. (2019). Testing a brief motivational-interviewing educational commitment module for at-risk college drinkers: A randomized trial. Addictive Behaviors, 90, 151-157.

Finn, P. R., Gerst, K., Lake, A., & Bogg, T. (2017). Decisions to attend and drink at party events: The effects of incentives and disincentives and lifetime alcohol and antisocial problems. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41, 1622-1629

Bogg, T., Lasecki, L., & Vo, P. T. (2016). School investment, drinking motives, and high-risk high-reward partying decisions mediate the relationship between trait self-control and alcohol consumption among college drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, 133-142

Bogg, T., Finn, P. R., & Monsey, K. E. (2012). A year in the college life: Evidence for the social investment hypothesis via trait self-control and alcohol consumption. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 694-699.

Bogg, T. (2011). Investigating drinking via the social investment hypothesis: Committed relationship status moderates the association between educational investment and excessive alcohol consumption among college students. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 1104-1109.

Bogg, T., & Finn, P. R. (2009). An ecologically-based model of alcohol consumption decision-making: Evidence for the discriminative and predictive role of contextual reward and punishment information. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70, 446-457.

Personality and electronically-mediated information-seeking and social behaviors

Briskin, J. L., Bogg, T., & Haddad, J. (2018). Lower trait stability, stronger normative beliefs, habitual phone use, and unimpeded phone access predict distracted college student messaging in social, academic, and driving contexts. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2633.

Bogg, T. (2017). Social media membership, browsing, and profile updating in a representative U.S. sample: Independent and interdependent effects of Big Five traits and aging and social factors. Frontiers in Psychology; 8, 1122.

Bogg, T., & Vo, P. T. (2014). Openness, neuroticism, conscientiousness, and family health and aging concerns interact in the prediction of health-related Internet searches in a representative U.S. sample. Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 370.

Behavioral disinhibition, cognitive control, and cognitive capacity

Bogg, T., & Lasecki, L. (2015). Reliable gains? Evidence for substantially underpowered designs in studies of working memory training transfer to fluid intelligence. Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 1589.

Bogg, T., & Roberts, B. W. (2013). Duel or diversion? Conscientiousness and executive functioning in the prediction of health and longevity. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45, 400-401.

Bogg, T., Fukunaga, R., Finn, P. R., & Brown, J. W. (2012). Cognitive control links alcohol use, trait disinhibition, and reduced cognitive capacity: Evidence for medial prefrontal cortex dysregulation during reward-seeking behavior. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 122, 112-118.

Endres, M. J., Rickert, M. E., Bogg, T., Lucas, J., & Finn, P. R. (2011). Externalizing psychopathology and behavioral disinhibition: Working memory mediates signal discriminability and reinforcement moderates response bias in approach-avoidance learning. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 336-351.

Bogg, T., & Finn, P. R. (2010). A self-regulatory model of behavioral disinhibition in late adolescence: Integrating personality traits, externalizing psychopathology, and cognitive capacity. Journal of Personality, 78, 441-470.

Courses taught

Fall 2022

PSY 2410, Health Psychology, 4 credits

Winter 2022

PSY 2020, Research Methods in Psychology, 4 credits

PSY 2410, Health Psychology, 4 credits

Fall 2021

PSY 2410, Health Psychology, 4 credits

Winter 2021

PSY 2410, Health Psychology, 4 credits

PSY 7050, Graduate Seminar in Personality

Fall 2020

PSY 2410, Health Psychology, 4 credits

PSY 3350, Personality Psychology, 3 credits

Winter 2020

PSY 2020, Research Methods in Psychology, 4 credits

PSY 2410, Health Psychology, 4 credits


Research Description

Personality, motivation, and health-related behaviors; personality-informed interventions for improved health status.

Affiliated Departments