Annual Convention 2013

Investigating the (Neglected) Role of Personality in Testing

Institutional accountability assessments are common in higher education, and most have no personal consequences for students. Importantly, research has shown that in low-stakes testing environments, test-taking motivation is related to test performance (i.e., lower motivation is associated with lower test performance — e.g., Wolf & Smith, 1995). Liu, Bridgeman, and More

A Stimulus/traits-organism-response (S/T-O-R) Model of Job Satisfaction

Over the years, situational and dispositional influences on job satisfaction has attracted much attention in the field of organizational behavior. Past research has yielded evidence that situational characteristics or environmental stimuli (S) affect job satisfaction (S-R model); and that personality traits (T) can be also a significant source of the More

He’s Just Not That Into Me: Rejection Influences Women’s Risky Sexual Decision Making

Given the significant consequences involved in women’s choices to have unprotected sex, empirical research designed to understand the in-the-moment factors influencing women’s risky sexual decision-making has become crucial. For the present study, we employed Downey and Feldman’s Rejection Sensitivity Model (RSM; 1996) as a theoretical base to examine how a More

Hey, Can You Watch My Stuff? A Study of Change Blindness During Real World Interactions

Many people fail to notice if someone is replaced by another during an interaction. Is change blindness reduced when individual identity is more important — e.g., when someone requests that you watch his or her belongings? Most participants do not notice when a different individual returns to retrieve even valuable More