Research interests span aceoss the fields of relationship science (e.g., impact of traits, values, attitudes, and other aspects of personality on interdependence processes in close relationships, ethnic studies (e.g., links among aspects of ethnic attitudes and ethnic behaviour among members of various ethnic groups), and international development (e.g., psychometric properties of scales that were designed to measure aspects of inner wellbeing among individuals in various nations).
PhD in Psychology (University of Texas at Austin, USA, 1991)
BSc with Honours in Psychology (University of Texas at Arlington, 1985)
Within the College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (CHMLS), currently serving as Asosciate Director of the Centre for Culture and Evolution (CCE).
Newest selected publications
Gaines, S. (2019) 'Personality Psychology'. Taylor & Francis. ISSN 10: 0367172909 ISSN 13: 9780367172909
Gaines, SO. (2017) 'Identity and Interethnic Marriage in the United States'. Routledge. ISSN 13: 9781138676657 Open Access Link
Schmitt, DP., Alcalay, L., Allik, J., Alves, ICB., Anderson, CA., Angelini, AL., (2017) 'Narcissism and the strategic pursuit of short-term mating: Universal links across 11 world regions of the international sexuality description project-2'. Psychological Topics, 26 (1). pp. 89 - 137. ISSN: 1332-0742 Open Access Linket al.
Gaines, SO. (2016) 'Personality and Close Relationship Processes'. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISSN 13: 9781107109681 Open Access Link
Gaines, SO., Lefringhausen, K., Charura, D., Kangatharan, J., Singh, J., Tamimi, N., (2016) 'Ethnic Speech and Ethnic Action as Ethnic Behavior: Part 1. Construction of the Brunel Ethnic Behavior Inventory'. Identity: an international journal of theory and research, 16 (2). pp. 73 - 86. ISSN: 1528-3488 Open Access Linket al.