Katherine (Katie) Corker

Katherine (Katie) Corker

Associate Professor - Quantitative, Social, and Personality Psychology

  • Ph.D., Social and Personality Psychology, Michigan State University, Cum Laude
  • M.A., Social and Personality Psychology, Michigan State University
  • B.A., Psychology, with Honors, University of Northern Iowa, Summa Cum Laude

Early Career Scholar Award 2019

Office: 2128 Au Sable Hall

Phone: (616) 331-2932

Email: [email protected]



Early Career Scholar Award 2019


Social, Personality, Quantitative

Courses Taught

PSY 300 - Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 400 - Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 410 - Tests and Measurements
PSY 492 - Advanced General: The Capstone
PSY 510 - Tests and Measurements

Research Interests

Katherine Corker's research seeks to understand motivational differences between individuals, as well as the processes that explain how motivational variables are associated with consequential life outcomes like academic achievement, health, and career choice.

She is also interested in studying how motivational variables change and develop across the lifespan with a particular focus on goal development in adolescence and young adulthood. Accordingly, her research exists squarely in the space between personality and social psychology, bridging the gap from person to situation and vice versa.

Recent Publications and Conference Presentations

Corker, K. S. (2022). An open science workflow for more credible, rigorous research (pp.197-216). In M. J. Prinstein (Ed.) The Portable Mentor (3rd edition). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108903264.012 [Preprint at https://psyarxiv.com/wu6sn].

Corker, K. S. (2022). There is no viable path to consensus based on the current research literature (Comment on Leising et al.). Personality Science, 3, e9227. https://doi.org/10.5964/ps.9227 [Preprint at https://psyarxiv.com/x6ynb/]

Corker, K. S. (2022). Strengths and weaknesses of meta-analysis (pp. 150-174). In L. J. Jussim, J. A. Krosnick, & S. T. Stevens (Eds.) Research integrity: Best practices for the social and behavioral sciences. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190938550.0006 [Preprint at https://psyarxiv.com/6gcnm/]

Nosek, B. A., Hardwicke, T. E., Moshontz, H., Allard, A., Corker, K. S., Dreber, A., Fidler, F., Hilgard, J., Kline Struhl, M., Nuijten, M., Rohrer, J., Romero, F., Scheel., A., Scherer, L., Schönbrodt, F., & Vazire, S. (2022). Replicability, robustness, and reproducibility in psychological science. Annual Review of Psychology, 73, 719-748. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-psych-020821-114157 [Preprint at https://psyarxiv.com/ksfvq/].

Atherton, O.E., Chung, J.M., Harris, K., Rohrer, J.M., Condon, D.M., Cheung, F., Vazire, S., Lucas, R.E., Donnellan, M.B., Mroczek, D.K., Soto, C.J., Antonoplis, S., Damian, R.I., Funder, D.C., Srivastava, S., Fraley, R.C., Jach, H., Roberts, B.W., Smillie, L.D., Sun, J., Tackett, J.L., Weston, S.J., Harden, K.P., & Corker, K.S. (2021). Why has personality psychology played an outsized role in the credibility revolution? Personality Science, 2(1), e6001. https://doi.org/10.5964/ps.6001 [Preprint at https://psyarxiv.com/h45yn/].

Corker, K. S., Arnal, J. D., Bonfiglio, D. B. V., Curran, P. G., Chartier, C. R., Chopik, W. J., Guadango, R. E., Kimbrough, A. M., Schmidt, K., & Wiggins, B. J. (2020). Many Labs 5: Registered replication of Albarracín et al. (2008), Experiment 7. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 3(3), 340-352. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245920925750 [Preprint at https://psyarxiv.com/qzspr].

Ebersole, C. R., Mather, M. B., Baranski, B., Bart-Plange, D., Buttrick, N. R., Chartier, C. R., Corker, K. S., … Nosek, B. A. (2020). Many Labs 5: Testing pre-data collection peer review as an intervention to increase replicability. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 3(3), 309-331. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245920958687 [Preprint at https://psyarxiv.com/sxfm2/].

Chartier, C. R., Arnal, J. Arrow, H., Bloxsom, N., Bonfiglio, D. B. V., Brumbaugh, C. C., Corker, K. S., Ebersole, C. R., Garinther, A., Giessner, S. R., Hughes, S., Inzlicht, M., Lin, H., Mercier, B., Metzger, M., Rangel, D., Saunders, B., Schmidt, K., Storage, D., & Tocco, C. (2020). Many Labs 5: Registered replication of Albarracín et al. (2008), Experiment 5. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 3(3), 332-339. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245920945963.


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