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Kenneth Locke



Student Health Center 208

Mailing Address

Department of Psychology & Communication
University of Idaho MS 3043
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3043

Kenneth Locke's teaching focuses on personality psychology and human sexuality, and his research focuses on the assessment and modeling of interpersonal and social perceptions, dispositions, and dynamics.

  • Ph.D., Psychology, Stanford University, 1989
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Maryland, 1984

After receiving his doctorate from Stanford University in 1989, Ken Locke held a variety of teaching, research, and clinical positions before joining the University of Idaho in 1996. Locke was promoted to full professor in 2004 and served as department chair from 2007-2012. Locke regularly teaches undergraduate courses on personality psychology and human sexuality. He is the primary author or a co-author on over 75 peer-reviewed journal articles or book chapters on topics spanning personality, social, clinical, organizational, and cross-cultural psychology. Locke is also a Licensed Psychologist with current interests in the assessment of social dispositions and neurodevelopmental disorders.

  • Assessing/modeling interpersonal dispositions
  • Interpersonal perception
  • Social comparison

Psychology & Communication

Physical Address:
206 Student Health Center

Mailing Address:
Psychology & Communication
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043

Phone: 208-885-6324

Fax: 208-885-7710


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