Seth Kaplan

Seth Kaplan

Seth Kaplan


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 the following areas

-Employee well-being

-The meaning of work

-Telework and Flexible work arrangements

-Team performance

Selected Publications

Wong, C. M., Craig, L., Bradley-Geist, J., & Kaplan, S. A. (in press). Police recruits’ predicted and felt emotions during organizational socialization. Applied Psychology: An International Review.

Aitken, J. Kaplan, S., Pagan, O., Wong, C., Sikorski, E., & Helton, W. (Forthcoming). Affective forecasts for the experience itself: An investigation of the impact bias during an affective experience Current Psychology.

Kaplan, S. & Aitken, A. (Authors contributed equally). (2021). Considering the attainment of work’s latent benefits under a basic income policy. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 14, 577-581.

Aitken, J., Torres, E., Kaplan, S. Su, L., DiazGranados, D., & Parker, S. (2021). The influence of simulation-based training on reflective practice. BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning, 7, 638-640.

Luchman, J., Lei, X., & Kaplan, S. (2020). Relative importance analysis with multivariate models: Shifting the focus from independent variables to parameter estimates. Journal of Applied Structural Equation Modeling, 4, 1-20.

Henrickson Parker, S., Lei, X., Fitzgibbons, S., Metzger, T., Safford, S., & Kaplan, S. (2020). The impact of surgical team familiarity on length of procedure and length of stay:  Inconsistent relationships across procedures, team members, and sites. In-press at World Journal of Surgery.  

Kaplan, S. Winslow, C., & Luchman, J. (All Authors contributed equally). (2020). What are we working for? Comparing the importance of job features for job satisfaction over the career span. Social Indicators Research, 148, 1021-1037.

Biskup, M.1, Kaplan, S.1, Bradley-Geist, J., & Membere, A. (2019). Just how miserable is work?: A meta-analysis comparing work and non-work affect. Published online at PLOS ONE.

Lei, X., Kaplan, S., Dye, C, & Wong, C. (2019). On the subjective experience and correlates of downtime at work: A mixed-method examination. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40, 360-381.

Grants and Fellowships

  • Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions for Emotion Regulation; National Science Foundation; Role: Co-PI
  • Affective Forecasting Errors: Implications for Individual Learning and Performance; Army Research Institute; Role: PI            
  • Emotion Management Orientation and Training Exercises II (EMOTE II); Army Research Institute; Role: Co-PI
  • Emotion Management Orientation and Training Exercises (EMOTE); Army Research Institute; Role: Co-PI

Courses Taught

Organizational Change and Development

Personality Psychology


Multivariate Statistics

Structural Equation Modeling and Meta-analysis

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Recent Presentations

Aitken, J. A., Baines, J. I., Kim, J., Zhu, Z., Hassani, J., Kaplan, S. A., Dalal, R. S., Gibson, J. L., & Merlo, K. L. (2022, May 26–29). Just-in-time adaptive intervention for cognitive reappraisal at work: Improvements in workplace affect [Poster presentation]. Accepted for presentation at the 2022 Annual Convention for the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL, United States. 

Baines, J. I,, Aitken, J. A., Kim, J., Hassani, J., Zhu., Z, Kaplan, S. A., Dalal, R. S. (2022, May 26–29). The relationship between telework and counterproductive work behavior [Poster presentation]. Accepted for presentation at the 2022 Annual Convention for the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL, United States.

Ponce, L.P., Aitken, J.A., Kim, J., Kim, H., Farrar, S., & Kaplan, S.A., (2022, August). Who will make the cut? Comparing scale shortening techniques. Poster to be presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Campbell, A., Kaplan, S., & O’Neil, O. (2022, April). Mindful leadership: Examining the relationship between supervisor mindfulness and perceived support. In Leadership and health outcomes: In Explorations of the far-reaching impact of leadership. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Seattle, WA.

Aitken, J., Kaplan, S., & Kuykendall, L. (March, 2021). Obstacles to task performance for full-time teleworkers. Paper presented at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Winslow, C. Kimble, E., & Kaplan, S. (March, 2021). A policy capturing study to understand determinants of job satisfaction. Poster presented virtually at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Aitken, J.A., Zhu, Z., Kaplan, S., & Dalal, R.S. (March, 2021). Just-in-time adaptive interventions in organizational research. Paper presented virtually at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.   


In the Media

Has provided commentary to various media outlets including


-The Huffington Post


-The Washington Post

-The Daily Beast


Dissertations Supervised

Martin Biskup, Social Support for Abusive Supervision: A Model of Resource Substitution for Abused Subordinates (2021)

Hannah M. Markell-Goldstein , Work, Motherhood, and Breastfeeding—oh My!: Shame and Guilt as Conduits of the Effects of Perceived Self-discrepancies on Key Work and Breastfeeding Outcomes (2020)

Amber K. Hargrove, An Examination of the Functionality of Organizational Cynical Behavior: A Mixed Methods Person-centric Approach (2020)

Xue Lei, Injustice and Task Performance in the Ridesharing Context: Examining the Role of Emotions and Emotion Regulation (2020)

Ashley A. Membere, The Effects of Stereotype Threat on the Performance of Black Female Leaders (2018)

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

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

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

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