Nicholas S. Holtzman, Ph.D.

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • University: Georgia Southern
  • Department: Psychology
  • Email: nick.holtzman@gmail.com
  • Curriculum Vita: Holtzman_CV


Autobiography. Originally from Minnesota, I attended Loyola University New Orleans for my undergraduate degree, and then I attended Washington University in St. Louis for my Ph.D. in social and personality psychology. Throughout my education, I have had some terrific mentors. You can see my psychology mentor tree here. In Fall 2013, I accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Georgia Southern University (Statesboro Campus), where I am an Associate Professor now. My partner and I live just outside Savannah, in a suburb called Pooler.

Teaching. I frequently teach a variety of content courses (e.g., personality, social psychology) and technical courses (e.g., research methods, research design). The research design course is a graduate level class. I incorporate a variety of quantitative methods into my courses. Recently, I have begun including more meta-science topics in my courses, given the direction of the field. I take tremendous pride in teaching and mentoring the next generation.

Research. My research program is focused on traits linked to social problems and morality, such as narcissism and selfishness. I am fascinated by (a) where these socially-aversive traits come from and by (b) which cues help us assess these traits in everyday life—such as personal appearance cues and linguistic cues. I use a variety of methods to understand these phenomena. To learn more about my research, you can download my papers here or visit my Google Scholar Profile here.



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