Current Research Interests
Performance in Intercultural Environments
Given the continuing globalization of U.S.
based organizations and the increasing diversity in the U.S. work
the ability to successfully interact with individuals from another
culture is important. My research focuses on
understanding the nature of adjustment and job performance in an
intercultural environment, determining what psychological
characteristics increase the probability of success in such an
environment, and determining how to measure these characteristics.
Increasing the effectiveness of teaching and practice in I-O Psychology.
The profession of Industrial-Organizational Psychology is a
relatively new and often under-utilized field. How well are we known?
What do people believe about our services and training? What can I-O
Psychologists do to improve their recognition in the scientific and
business communities? As a profession, what are our goals and what
benefits can we provide to the public? How can we best teach the
knowledge and skills to be an effective Industrial-Organizational
Psychologist? I see these as research questions.