Seth Kaplan

Seth Kaplan

Seth Kaplan

Associate Professor

Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Employee well-being; Emotions at work; Job attitudes; personality; Individual and team performance in crises and extreme environments; flexible work arrangements; telework; metaperceptions; measurement and statistical issues

Dr. Kaplan conducts research in the following areas

-Employee well-being (wellness interventions, telework)

-Team performance

Selected Publications

Lei, X., Kaplan, S., Dye, C, & Wong, C. On the subjective experience and correlates of downtime at work: A mixed-method examination. In press at the Journal of Organizational Behavior

Waller, M.J. & Kaplan, S. (2018). Systematic behavioral observation for emergent team phenomena: Key considerations for quantitative video-based approaches. Organizational Research Methods, 21, 500-515.

Kaplan, S., Engelsted, J., Lei, X. & Lockwood, K. (2018). Unpackaging manager mistrust in allowing telework: Comparing and integrating theoretical perspectives. Journal of Business and Psychology, 33, 365-382.

Kaplan, S. & Waller, M.J. (2018). Reliability through resilience in organizational teams. In R. Ramanujam & K. Roberts (Eds.), From high reliability to reliable organizing: A handbook (pp. 90-117). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.  

Su, L., Kaplan, S., Burd, R., Winslow, C., Hargrove, A., & Waller, M. (2017). Trauma resuscitation: Can team behaviors in the pre-arrival period predict resuscitation performance? BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning, 3, 106-110.

Winslow, C.J., Hu, X., Kaplan, S.A., & Li, Y. (2017). Accentuate the positive: Which positive emotions predict which work outcomes? Psychologist-Manager Journal, 20, 74-89.


Courses Taught

Personality Psychology


Multivariate Statistics

Structural Equation Modeling and Meta-analysis

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Recent Presentations

Lei, X., Kaplan, S., & Wong, C. (2018, August). Examining the subjective experience and correlates of downtime at work. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

Saghafian, M., Waller, M.J., Kaplan, S., & Reid, W. (2018, August). Behind the curtain: Tracking the nested trajectories of stage management teams. In. M. Christianson (Chair). Tracing trajectories: Analyzing and visualizing unfolding sequences of action. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

Winslow, C., Luchman, J., & Kaplan, S. (2018, April). Job satisfaction over the career span: Comparing the impact of various job features. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL. 

Kaplan, S., Parker, S., Metzger, T., Lei, X., Safford, S., Fitzgibbons, S., & Muthukattil, R. (2017, July). Team familiarity in the operating room: A large-scale investigation of theoretical and practical issues. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research, St. Louis, MO.


In the Media

Has provided commentary to various media outlets including


-The Huffington Post


-The Washington Post

-The Daily Beast


Dissertations Supervised

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)