Ashley Watts

Postdoctoral Fellow
151 Psychology Building
Lab Area: 
Research Interests: 

-  Structure & sources of psychopathology & personality 

-  Interface between personality & psychopathlogy

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PhD, Psychology - 2018 - Emory University

MA, Psychology - 2013 - Emory University

BS, Psychology & French Language - 2011 - University of Georgia 

Selected Publications: 

Watts, A.L., Smith, G.T., Barch, D.M., & Sher, K.J. (in press). Factor structure, measurement and structural invariance, and external validity of an abbreviated youth version of the UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale. Psychological Assessment.

Watts, A.L., Poore, H.E., Lilienfeld, S.O., & Waldman, I.D. (2019). Clarifying the associations of Big Five personality traits and higher-order psychopathology dimensions in youth. Journal of Research in Personality, 103844. DOI:10.1016/j.jrp.2019.07.002

Watts, A.L., Poore, H.E., & Waldman, I.D. (2019). Riskier tests of the validity of the bifactor model of psychopathology. Clinical Psychological Science, 7, 1285-1303.

Watts, A.L., Waldman, I.D., Smith, S.F., Poore, H.E. & Lilienfeld, S.O. (2017). The nature and correlates of the Dark Triad of personality: The answers depend on the questions. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126, 951-968.

Watts, A.L., Nagel, M.G., Latzman, R.D., & Lilienfeld, S.O. (2017). Personality disorder features and paraphilic interests among undergraduates: Differential relations and potential antecedents. Journal of Personality Disorders, 9, 1-27.

Watts, A.L., Bowes, S.M., & Lilienfeld, S.O. (2017). Psychopathic traits predict harsh attitudes toward rape victims among undergraduates. Personality and Individual Differences, 106, 1-5.

Lilienfeld, S.O., Watts, A.L., & Smith, S.F. (2015). Successful psychopathy: A scientific status report. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 298-303.

Watts, A.L., Lilienfeld, S.O., Edens, J. F., Douglas, K. S., Skeem, J. L., Verschuere, B., & LoPilato, A. C. (2015). Does response distortion statistically affect the relations between self-report psychopathy measures and external criteria? Psychological Assessment, 28, 294-306.

Lilienfeld, S.O., Watts, A.L., Smith, S.F., Berg, J.M., & R.D. Latzman (2014). Psychopathy deconstructed and reconstructed: Identifying and assembling the building blocks of Cleckley’s chimera. Journal of Personality, 83, 593-610.

Watts, A.L., Lilienfeld, S.O., Smith, S.F., Miller, J.D., Campbell, W.K., Waldman, I.D., Rubenzer, S.R., & Faschingbauer, T.S. (2013). The double-edged sword of grandiose narcissism: Implications for successful and unsuccessful leadership among U.S. presidents. Psychological Science, 24, 2379-2389.

Berg, J.M., Smith, S.F., Watts, A.L., Ammirati, R., Green, S.E., Lilienfeld, S.O. (2013). Misconceptions regarding psychopathic personality: Implications for clinical practice and research. Neuropsychiatry, 3, 63-74.