Eugene Jackson

  • Associate Professor of Sociology
  •  Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (1979)

Department Information

Sociology // Faculty

Office Information

  • Specialization

  • social psychology; mental health

  • Dr. Jackson, who is also a licensed clinical social worker, joined the Purdue University faculty in 1980. He is currently working on the MIDUS data set in attempt to find out if Sulloway’s Darwinian hypothesis regarding birth order and the so-called “Big Five” personality dimensions obtain in the general population. He teaches General Social Psychology, Culture and Personality (psychology and culture), Individual in Society (graduate social psychology), and the Social Psychology of Mental Disorders. In the latter course, he first addresses the social psychological, psychiatric and deviance models of mental illness which is followed by social psychological (psychological and sociological variants) models of social learning, attribution, role and symbolic interaction, and personality and social structure.  A circumplex structure of mental health theories has resulted from teaching this course.

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