Debbie S. Moskowitz

Academic title(s): 

Professor Emerita


Contact Information:


Office: 2001 McGill College, 1573
Phone: 514.398.6108
Email:  dsm[at]


Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
2001 McGill College, 7th floor
Montreal, QC
H3A 1G1


Debbie S. Moskowitz

Research Areas:

Clinical Psychology | Social & PersonalityDevelopmental Science

Research Summary:

Prof. Moskowitz's research concerns patterns of behavior and affect and the relation between behavior and affect across time and situations.  She studies stability and cross-situational generality of affect and of interpersonal  behaviors (dominance, submissiveness, agreeableness, and quarrelsomeness) and examines the influence of gender, social role, and setting characteristics on interpersonal behavior and affect at home and at work and in different populations (e.g. normal and psychopathological).

Selected References:

Yao, Q., & Moskowitz, D. S. (2015). Trait agreeableness and social status moderate behavioral responsiveness to communal behavior. Journal of Personality, 83, 191–201.

Sadikaj, G., Rappaport, L. M., Moskowitz, D. S., Zuroff, D. C., Koestner, R., & Powers, T. (2015). Consequences of interpersonal spin on couple-relevant goal progress and relationship satisfaction in romantic relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Online publication May 4, 2015.

Moskowitz, D. S. & Fournier, M. A. (2014). The interplay of persons and situations: Retrospect and prospect. In M. Mikulincer and P. R. Shaver (Editors-in-Chief ), APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology: Vol. 4. Personality Processes and Individual Differences (pp. 471-489). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Moskowitz, D. S. (2010). Quarrelsomeness in daily life. Journal of Personality, 78, 39-66.

Moskowitz, D. S. (2009). Coming full circle. Canadian Psychology, 50, 33-41.

Fournier, M. A., Moskowitz, D. S., & Zuroff, D. C. (2008). Integrating dispositions, signatures, and the interpersonal domain.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 531-545.

Russell, J. J., Moskowitz, D. S., Paris, J., Sookman, D., & Zuroff, D. C. (2007). Stability and variability of affective experience and interpersonal behavior in Borderline Personality Disorder.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 578-588.

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