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

-Telework and Flexible work arrangements

-Team performance

Selected Publications

Kaplan, S. Winslow, C., & Luchman, J. (All Authors contributed equally). What are we working for? Comparing the importance of job features for job satisfaction over the career span. In press at Social Indicators Research.

Biskup, M.1, Kaplan, S.1, Bradley-Geist, J., & Membere, A. Just how miserable is work?: A meta-analysis comparing work and non-work affect. Published online at PLOS ONE. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0212594

Lei, X., Kaplan, S., Dye, C, & Wong, C. (2019). On the subjective experience and correlates of downtime at work: A mixed-method examination. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40, 360-381.

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.

Kaplan, S., DeShon, R.P., & Tetrick, L.E. (2017). The bigger picture of employee well-being: Its role for individuals, families and societies. SHRM-SIOP White Paper Series. http://www.siop.org/Portals/84/docs/SIOP-SHRM%20White%20Papers/2017_02_SHRM-SIOP_Employee_Well-being.pdf

Grants and Fellowships

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

Organizational Change and Development

Personality Psychology

Psychometrics

Multivariate Statistics

Structural Equation Modeling and Meta-analysis

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Recent Presentations

Waller, M.J., & Kaplan, S.A., Torres, E., & Shulman, M. (July, 2020). The    advantages of going slow to speed team outcomes in critical contexts. Accepted for presentation at Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) annual meeting, Bellevue, WA. (Conference canceled).

Campbell, L., Kaplan, S., Waller, M.J., & Fernandes, A. (July, 2020). Different  normative team communication patterns across crisis types: Evidence from blackbox transcripts. Accepted for presentation at Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) annual meeting, Bellevue, WA. (Conference canceled).

Aitken, J., Wong, C., Pagan, O., Sikorski, E., Craig, L., Kaplan, S., Bradley-Geist, Helton, W., & Bayley, B. (August, 2020). Leaning into discomfort: Accuracy of affective forecasts does not correlate with performance. Paper to be presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Wong, C. M., Pagan, O., Craig, L., Bradley-Geist, J., Kaplan, S., Ruark, G. A. (April, 2020). Newcomers’ emotions during organizational entry. In K. A. Busse (Chair), Got a Bad Reputation: Better Understanding Socially Undesirable Emotions. Symposium accepted at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Austin, TX. (Conference canceled).

Romer, A., Biskup, M., Kaplan, S., & Su, L. (2019, May). Simulation climate survey:  Differences in attitudes toward simulation between professional groups. Paper presented at the 11th international pediatric simulation symposia and workshops. Toronto, CA.

Kaplan, S. Henrickson Parker, Lei, X., Fitzgibbons, S., & Safford, S. (2019, April). The impact of operating room team familiarity on patient outcomes. In S. Henrickson Parker & R.J. Foti (Chairs). Unpacking the influence of intra-group factors in healthcare teams. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology National Harbor, MD.

Wong, C., Craig, L., Bradley-Geist, J., & Kaplan, S., (2019, April). Emotional intelligence, affective forecasting, and police recruit performance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, National Harbor, MD.

Kaplan, S. Winslow, C.J., & Luchman, J. (2019, April). Does the importance of job features for job satisfaction vary with age? In. R.A. Laguerre & J.L. Barnes-Farrell (Chairs). When age matters and why: Crucial factors for success and well-being at work. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology National Harbor, MD.

In the Media

Has provided commentary to various media outlets including

-CNN

-The Huffington Post

-FastCompany

-The Washington Post

-The Daily Beast

 

Dissertations Supervised

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)