Laura Naumann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology & Interim Associate Vice Provost

Laura NaumannPh.D. Social and Personality Psychology, University of California, Berkeley (2009)
B.A. Psychology, University of Texas-Austin (2003)

LAS Building, Office 256
Phone: (702) 992-2686
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Dr. Naumann is a personality psychologist. Her research examines how the interaction of one’s culture and personality predict important behaviors and life outcomes (e.g., interpersonal interactions; academic achievement; cultural values).

Dr. Naumann joined the faculty at NSC in 2013. She was the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016. Dr. Naumann enjoys Zumba, competitive reality TV shows, and quirky romantic comedies.

Courses taught
  • PSY 101 General Psychology
  • PSY 240 Introduction to Research Methods
  • PSY 375 Advanced Research Methods
  • PSY 435 Personality Psychology
  • PSY 460 Social Psychology
  • PSY 468 Psychology of Inequality
selected publications
  • Naumann, L. P., Benet-Martínez, V. B., & Espinoza, P. (2016). Correlates of Political Ideology among US-born Mexican Americans: Cultural Identification, Socioeconomic Status, and Acculturation Attitudes. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 20-28. 
  • Naumann, L. P., Guillaume, E.M., & Funder, D. (2012). The correlates of high parental academic expectations: An Asian-Latino comparison. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 515-520.
  • Naumann, L. P., Vazire, S., Rentfrow, P. J., & Gosling, S. D. (2009). Judgments of personality based on physical appearance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1661-1671.
  • Vazire, S., Naumann, L. P., Rentfrow, P. J., & Gosling, S. D. (2008). Portrait of a narcissist: Manifestations of narcissism in physical appearance. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 1439-1447.