Niall Bolger: Background

Niall Bolger


  • Postdoctoral Fellow (1987-89) University of Michigan
  • Ph.D. Psychology (1987) Cornell University
  • M.S. Psychology (1984) Cornell University
  • Diploma Statistics (1981) Trinity College Dublin
  • B.A. Psychology (1980) Trinity College Dublin


  • Chairperson, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, 2010-2013 
  • Professor, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, 2005-present 
  • Associate Professor, Social Psychology Program, Psychology Dept., New York University, 1997-2005
  • Assistant Professor, Social-Personality Program, Psychology Dept., New York University, 1991-97
  • Assistant Professor, Social-Personality and Quantitative Programs, Psychology Dept., University of Denver, 1989-91
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Environment and Health Program, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 1987-89
  • Research Assistant, Department of Social Psychology and Sociology, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1980‑88


Linear Models (Graduate); Mixed Models (Graduate); Laboratory in Personality and Social Psychology (Undergraduate); Social Psychology (Graduate and Undergraduate); Health Psychology (Graduate and Undergraduate); Adult Relationships (Graduate)


  • Member, Social Psychology Review Panel, National Science Foundation, 2010-2013
  • Member, Publications Committee, American Psychological Society, 1994-1998
  • Member, Social and Group Processes Review Panel, National Institute of Mental Health, 1994-97
  • Consultant, McArthur Foundation Panel on Health Behavior, 1994
  • Program Co-Chair, Div. 38 (Health Psychology), American Psychological Association Annual Convention, 1993


  • Associate Editor: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes (1997-99)
  • Editorial Boards: Psychological Review (2001-2007)
    • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes (1993-1999; 2002-)
    • Personal Relationships (1993-)
    • Health Psychology (1990-1992)
    • Social Psychology and Personality Science (2016-)


  • American Psychological Society (Charter Member 1988; Fellow, 2003)
  • Society of Experimental Social Psychology (Fellow, 2009)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (Fellow, 2014)
  • Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology


Social Psychology of Close Relationships; Statistical Models for Intensive Longitudinal Data; Stress, Coping, and Adjustment; Personality Processes