Conferences and Publications

Samuel’s Second Year Project

Congratulations to Samuel Kaminsky for completing his second year project! The project examined the extent to which people feel called to potential careers and how this sense of calling affects their career choice attitudes. The results suggest that calling provides unique predictive power beyond self-efficacy for career attitudes and that there is a non-rational component to career choice that represents identification and inspiration.

Publication: Virtual Worlds and Recruitment

Jessica Badger, Samuel Kaminsky, and Dr. Tara Behrend have recently published their research in the Journal of Managerial Psychology. The study examined the use of virtual worlds (e.g., second life) for recruitment and suggests that interactive virtual environments may not be as effective as traditional websites in conveying information for job seekers.

APS 2013

APS will be in Washington, DC this year! WAVE lab members will present their research on online interviews, Mechanical Turk, motivation and emotion, and scale development (computer self-efficacy and choice goals).

Blacksmith, N., Horn, R., & Behrend, T. S. (2013, May). Online interviews: An exploration of how text-only media influences information used to rate applicants. Poster to be presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Horn, R., Karim, M. N., & Behrend, T. S. Sharek, D. J., & Wiebe, E. N. (2013, May). Mechanical Turk: Compensation rate and data quality. Poster to be presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Howardson, G. N., & Behrend, T. S. (2013, May). Learning goal orientation moderates the negative effects of pleasant and activating affect on goal striving processes. Poster to be presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Kaminsky, S. E. & Behrend, T. S. (2013, May). Development of the Workplace Computer Self-Efficacy Scale. Poster to be presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Karim, M. N., & Behrend, T. S. (2013, May). Motivated decision-making: Development of a choice goals measure. Poster to be presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

 

Publication: Learner Control Book Chapter

Michael Karim and Dr. Tara Behrend have published a book chapter in an edited volume, Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in e-Learning Environments: Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Technologies. The book chapter reviews research on learner control and learner engagement and discusses how an expanded taxonomy of learner control can be applied to emergent technologies (e.g., Mobile learning and MOOCs) and traditional methods (e.g., Textbooks and classroom learning).

SIOP 2013

A number of WAVE lab members will be presenting our ongoing and recent projects at SIOP in Houston this year. We’ll be presenting our recent work on training motivation, learner control, and remote proctoring. Come by and hear about our recent work!

Howardson, G. H., & Behrend, T. S. (2013, April). Assessing the indirect effects of self-efficacy sources on learning. Poster to be presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Karim, M. N., & Behrend, T. S. (2013, April). Learner control: Individual differences, control perceptions, and control usage. Poster to be presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Karim, M. N., Kaminsky, S. E., & Behrend, T. S. (2013, April). Effects of remote proctoring on test performance and applicant reactions. In T. Hayes (Chair), Technology Enhanced Assessments, a Measurement Odyssey. Symposium to be presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Publication: Learner Control Dimensionality and Perceptions

Michael Karim and Dr. Behrend’s work on learner control was recently published in the Journal of Business and Psychology. The study examines the dimensionality of learner control and demonstrates that learners’ perceptions of the two dimensions (instructional control and scheduling control) differentially affect learning. The study is currently available as an online first publication.