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Bernardo J. Carducci

Professor of Psychology
Director of the Shyness Research Institute
Phone: (812) 941-2295
Office Location: CV 016

Academic Background

Doctorate:
Kansas State University
Country: United States
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Major: Personality Psychology
Minor: Social Psychology
Masters:
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton
Country: United States
Degree: Master of Arts
Major: Social Psychology
Bachelors:
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton
Country: United States
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: Psychology

Biography

Professional Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Division 1: General Psychology, Division 2: Teaching of Psychology, & Division 52: International Psychology
  • Received the 2002 Indiana University Southeast Distinguished Research and Creativity Award
  • Received the first "Psychology Alumnus of the Year" award granted by the Psychology Department of California State University, Fullerton (April 1987)

Selected Invited Addresses

  • Carducci, B. J. (2004, May). Don’t shy away from helping shy clients: From shy to successfully shy. Invited address at the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Carducci, B. J. (2004, July/August). Everything you ever wanted to know about shyness but were too shy to ask. In P. Puccio (Chair), Invited address: Diane F. Halpern Lecture at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu.
  • Carducci, B. J. (2005, March). Everything you ever wanted to know about shyness but were too shy to ask. Invited address at the meeting of the Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology, Glen Ellyn, IL.
  • Carducci, B. J. (2006, April). Everything you ever wanted to know about shyness but were too shy to ask. Keynote address at the 3rd Annual Morningside College Palmer Student Research Symposium. (date: 04-22-05; sponsored by Office of Academic Affairs, Morningside College)
  • Carducci, B. J. (2007, April). Everything you ever wanted to know about shyness but were too shy to ask. Invited address at the Psychology Research Conference for Southern California Community Colleges, Mission Viejo, CA.
  • Carducci, B. J. (2007, August). Everything you ever wanted to know about shyness but were too shy to ask. Ruth Hubbard Cousins Distinguished Lecture. Invited address at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco.
  • Carducci, B. J. (2010, January). Putting passion into the presentation of personality: You gotta have heart. Invited presentation at the 32nd Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. St. Pete Beach, FL.
  • Carducci, B. J. (2010, April). Everything you ever wanted to know about shyness but were too shy to ask. Keynote address 29th annual Mid-American Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference
  • Carducci, B. J. (2010, May). Questing inward, outward, and forward: The intrapersonal, interpersonal, and transpersonal nature of teaching excellence. Keynote address presented at 22nd Annual FACET Retreat, French Lick, IN.
  • Carducci, B. J. (2011, April). Everything you ever wanted to know about shyness but were too shy to ask: From shy to successfully shy. Invited presentation delivered at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles.
  • Carducci, B. J. (2011, April). Social interest and the psychology major: Making a life, not just a living. In H. R. Riggio (Chair), Society for the Teaching of Psychology Invited Symposium: The Last Lecture. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles.

Professional Interests

Teaching
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Social Psychology
  • Career Preparation for Psychology Majors
Research
  • Nature and Dynamics of Shyness
  • Self-Selected Strategies for Seeking Happiness

Publications

Journal Articles
Carducci, B. J.. "What shy individuals do to cope with their shyness: A content analysis and evaluation of self-selected coping strategies" Israel Journal of Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences 46. (2009). 45-52.
Carducci, B. J., & King, K. I.. "All in the family: A frequency analysis of the self-perceived causal statements of shyness" Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences 12. (2008). 97-109.
Wong, A. S., Carducci, B. J., & White, A. J.. "Asset dispositional effect: The impact of price patterns and selected personal characteristics" Journal of Asset Management 7. (2006). 291-300.
Carducci, B. J.. "Shyness: The new solution" Psychology Today 33. (2000). 38-40, 42-45, & 78.
Carducci, B. J., & Wong, A. S.. "Type A and Risk taking in everyday money matters" Journal of Business and Psychology 12. (1998). 355-359.
Carducci, B. J.. "Fighting shyness with shyness: An exercise in survey methodology and self-awareness" Teaching of Psychology 23. (1996). 241-243.
Books
Carducci, B. J. & Van Kirk, J. . The psychology major career preparation workbook: Planning for your career success. New Albany, IN: Pocket Guide Publishing, 2011
Carducci, B. J.. The psychology of personality: Viewpoints, research, and applications (2nd ed.). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
Carducci, B. J.. The shyness workbook for teens. Champaign, IL: Research Press, 2007
Carducci, B. J.. The shyness workbook: 30 days to dealing effectively with shyness. Champaign, IL: Research Press, 2005
Carducci, B. J.. The psychology of personality (Revised edition). Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2004
Carducci, B. J.. The shyness breakthrough: A no-stress plan to help your shy child warm up, open up, and join the fun. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2003

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