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

I DO plan to consider accepting an incoming PhD student in Fall 2024.

 

Dr. Kaplan conducts research in the following areas:

  • Ways to Improve Employee Well-Being and Meaningful Work

  • Enhancing Team Effectiveness

  • Exploring Virtual Work

Current Research

See HERE and HERE

Selected Publications

See Full Publication List HERE and HERE

Aitken, J., Cannon, J., Kaplan, S. & Kim, H. (Published online). The benefits of work: A meta-analysis of the latent deprivation and agency restriction models.   Journal of Business and Psychology.

Zhu, Z., Aitken, J. A., Dalal, R. S., & Kaplan, S. A. (Published online). The promise of just-in-time adaptive interventions for organizational scholarship and practice: Conceptual development and research agenda. Organizational Research Methods. [The last two authors contributed equally]

Aitken, J.A., Kaplan, S., & Kuykendall, L. (Published online). 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. (Published online). 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. (Published online). “Transforming” personality scale development: Illustrating the potential of state-of-the-art natural language processing. Organizational Research Methods.

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

Lei, X., & Kaplan, S. (2023). The real-time and carry-over effects of injustice on performance and service quality in a ridesharing driver scenario. Current Psychology.

 

 

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

Occupational Health and Safety

Organizational Change and Development

Personality Psychology

Psychometrics

Multivariate Statistics

Structural Equation Modeling and Meta-analysis

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Recent Presentations

Aitken, J. A., Baines, J. I., Wonders, M. E., Kaplan, S. A., Clark, J. E., & Kim, J. (2024, April). A meta-analysis of the within-person relationship between affect and job performance [Poster]. Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Kim, J., & Kaplan, S. (2024, April). Within-person changes in job boredom and counterproductive work behavior [Symposium]. In Bowling, N. A. (Co-Chair) & Dye, K. (Co-Chair), Measurement, causes, and consequences of job boredom. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Ponce, L. P., Son, M., Moon, N.A., Kaplan, S. A., & Lee, P. (2024, April). Navigating the office arena: Developing a multidimensional measure for political will [Poster]. Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Zakzewski, J.E., Wonders, M. E., & Kaplan, S. (2024, April). Unhelpful helping behavior in emergency healthcare teams. In Hughes, I. M. (Co-Chair) & Keith, M. G. (Co-Chair), Helping revisited: Research on alternative workplace social support perspectives [Symposium]. Symposium presented at the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Zhu, Z., Aitken, J. A., Kim, J., Baines, J. I., Kaplan, S. A., Dalal, R. S., & Hassani, J. (2024, April). Ecological momentary emotion regulation intervention in the workplace [Poster]. Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

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

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.

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]. Accepted for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Boston, MA.

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]. Accepted for presentation at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Boston, MA.

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]. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Boston, MA. 

 

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)