Seth Kaplan

Seth Kaplan

Seth Kaplan

Professor

Employee well-being; Emotions at work; Job attitudes; personality; Team performance; virtual work; metaperceptions; measurement and statistical issues

Dr. Kaplan conducts research in the following areas:

 

 

  • Ways to Improve Employee Well-Being and Meaningful Work

  • Enhancing Team Effectiveness

  • Exploring Virtual Work

Selected Publications

Aitken, J.A., Kaplan, S., & Kuykendall, L. (in-press). Going with(out) the flow at home:  Day-to-day variability in flow and performance while teleworking. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Aitken, J. A., Pagan, O., Wong, C., Bayley, B., Helton, W., & Kaplan, S. A. (Online version available). Task-related and task-unrelated thoughts in runners and equestrians: Measurement issues in evaluations of thought content. Applied Ergonomics.

Fyffe, S., Lee, P., & Kaplan, S. (Online version available). “Transforming” personality scale development: Illustrating the potential of state-of-the-art natural language processing. Organizational Research Methods.

Lei, X., & Kaplan, S. (Online version available). The real-time and carry-over effects of injustice on performance and service quality in a ridesharing driver scenario. Current Psychology.

Wong, C. M., Craig, L., Bradley-Geist, J., & Kaplan, S. (2023). Police recruits' predicted and felt emotions during organizational socialization. Applied Psychology, 72, 849–862.

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.

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

Psychometrics

Multivariate Statistics

Structural Equation Modeling and Meta-analysis

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Recent Presentations

Jia, Z. H., Cheng, V. W., Wonders, M. E., Lee, P. & Kaplan, S. (2023). Using text comments to predict turnover: The incremental validity of sentiment score [Poster session]. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Boston, MA, United States.

Aitken, J. A. (Chair), Kaplan, S. A., Allan, B. A., Alliger, G. M., & Zacher, H. (2023, April). Working all our livelong days: Discussing Keynes’s 15-hour workweek prediction [Panel discussion]. Accepted for presentation at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Boston, MA, United States.

Kim, J., Ponce, L., Aitken, J. A., Farrar, S., & Kaplan, S. (2023, April). Within-person examination of workplace boredom and its potential coping mechanisms [Poster session]. Accepted for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Boston, MA, United States.

Aitken, J. A., Kim, J., Ponce, L., Farrar, S., Kaplan, S., & Merlo, K. (2023, April). Delineating the performance consequences of affective states versus emotion episodes. [Poster session]. Accepted for presentation at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Boston, MA, United States.

Ponce, L. P., Aitken, J. A., Kim, J., Farrar, S., & Kaplan, S. A. (2023, April). The incremental advantage of personality facets in predicting state work engagement [Poster session]. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Boston, MA, 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.

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]. 2022 Annual Convention for the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL, United States. 

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.

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.

In the Media

Has provided commentary to various media outlets including

-CNN

-The Huffington Post

-FastCompany

-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)