WHAT OUR RESEARCH IS ABOUT...
Our lab begins with the simple idea that people matter; they are both the best and worst part of work. Hence, a common thread running through all of our projects is a focus on the intersection of multiple personality layers (traits, characteristic adaptations, identity), interpersonal behaviors, and emotional dynamics as important drivers of job performance, conflict, and personal growth. Within this broad mantle, the lab has four specific research interests.
Our lab also conducts smaller applied projects on personality scale development, refinement, and validation. This includes confirmatory factor analysis, cross-cultural measurement equivalence, and analysis of multi-trait multi-method matrices in a confirmatory factor analytic framework. See our "fun stuff" page to access more information about psychometric research techniques.
past thesis projects
The Influence of Cultural Values
and Personality Traits on Work Behavior
Anastasia Angelbeck, 2018 MA Graduate
The Differential Effects of Positive Emotions in Giving and Taking
Caitlin O'Neil, 2016 MA Graduate
The Curvilinear Effects of Extraversion
on Objective and Subjective Sales Performance
William Sevcik, 2016 MA Graduate