William McAuliffe is a psychologist interested in personality and measurement. During his doctoral studies he conducted research on the motivational underpinnings of prosocial behavior. He now primarily focuses on developing prediction models which may help identify the military personnel and veterans who are at the highest risk for suicide. A goal that links his substantive and methodological interests is to determine how to best detect (and remove) the influence the socially desirable responding on the measurement of evaluative constructs (e.g., wanting to help others, suicidal ideation).
Nature Human Behavior
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
European Journal of Personality