Industrial / Organizational Psychology
PsychologyThe College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Seth Kaplan

Seth Kaplan

Seth Kaplan

Associate Professor

Employee well-being; Emotions at work; Job attitudes; personality; Individual and team performance in crises and extreme environments; flexible work arrangements; telework; metaperceptions; measurement and statistical issues

Dr Kaplan conducts research in two areas. He studies employee wellness, with a focus on workplace affect. He also investigates team performance in extreme environments and during crises.

Selected Publications

Kaplan, S., Engelsted, J., Lei, X. & Lockwood, K. (In-press). Unpackaging manager mistrust in allowing telework: Comparing and integrating theoretical perspectives. Journal of Business and Psychology

Winslow, C.J., Hu, X., Kaplan, S.A., & Li, Y. (In-press). Accentuate the positive: Which positive emotions predict which work outcomes? Psychologist-Manager Journal

Su, L., Kaplan, S., Burd, R., Winslow, C., Hargrove, A., & Waller, M. (In-press). Trauma resuscitation: Can team behaviors in the pre-arrival period predict resuscitation performance? BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning

Waller, M.J. & Kaplan, S. (In-press). Systematic behavioral observation for emergent team phenomena: Key considerations for quantitative video-based approaches. Organizational Research Methods.

Winslow, C.J., Kaplan, S. A., Bradley-Geist, J. C., Lindsey, A.P., Ahmad, A.S., & Hargrove, A.K. (2017). An examination of two positive organizational interventions: For whom do these interventions work? Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 22, 129-137.

Courses Taught

Personality

Psychometrics

Multivariate Statistics

Stuctural Equation Modeling and Meta-analysis

Recent Presentations

Kaplan, S. Nicolaides, V.C.*, Ruark, G.A., Cortina, J.M, & Gilrane, V. (2017, April). Shoulder to lean on or cheerleader?: Leader emotion management strategies. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Biskup, M.*, Kaplan, S., Bradley-Geist, J., & Membere, A*. (2017, April). Just howmiserable is work? A meta-analysis of the evidence. In. M. Ford (Chair). New within person perspectives on affect across work and home. Symposium to be at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Lei, X.*, Dye, C.*, & Kaplan, S. (2017, April). A qualitative study on the experience of
downtime at work.
Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Vander Molen, R.J.* Choi, E.*, & Kaplan, S. (2016, May). Judgments of the dark triad based on facebook profiles. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

 

In the Media

Has provided commentary to various media outlets including

-CNN

-The Huffington Post

-FastCompany

-The New York Post

Dissertations Supervised

Alicia Ann Stachowski, A Model of Time Use at Work: Individual Differences, Time Use, and Performance (2011)

Xiaoxiao Hu, The Truth Behind the Smile: Employees’ Management of Emotional Expressions in Interactions with Leaders and Peers (2012)

Ronald Vega, Why Use Flexible Work Arrangements?: A Policy Capturing Study Examining the Factors Related to FWA Utilization (2015)

Carolyn Winslow, The Role of Affective Forecasting in Task Behavior: How – and for Whom – Does (in)Accuracy in Emotional Predictions Impact Task Performance? (2017)