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Jason Trent

Jason Trent

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Tel: 301-696-3758
Office: Rosenstock Hall, Room 25
Office hours: By appointment


  • Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

Courses taught

  • PSY 101: Intro to Psychology
  • PSY 205, 505: Social Psychology
  • PSY 370F: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 370H: Positive Psychology
  • PSY 401, 501: Theories of Personality


Professor Jason Trent’s research interests focus on first impressions we have in terms of trustworthiness judgments, with a particular focus on how individual differences in intuitive processing and current mood play a role. Professor Trent also looks at factors that affect one’s meaning in life and how facial expressions can influence how we perceive and evaluate the world around us.

Areas of expertise

Social and personality psychology, cognitive psychology