Seth Kaplan

Seth Kaplan

Seth Kaplan


Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Employee well-being; Emotions at work; Job attitudes; personality; Team performance; virtual work; metaperceptions; measurement and statistical issues

Dr. Kaplan conducts research in the following areas:


  • Ways to Improve Employee Well-Being and Meaningful Work

  • Enhancing Team Effectiveness

  • Exploring Virtual Work

Current Research


Selected Publications

See Full Publication List HERE and HERE

Waller, M.A., & Kaplan, S.A. (Expected, September 2024). Crisis-ready teams: Data-driven lessons from flight crews, nuclear plants, trauma teams, and mine rescues. Stanford University Press.

Kaplan, S., Aitken, J.A., Allan, B. A., Alliger, G. M., & Zacher, H. (In-Press). Revisiting Keynes’ predictions about work and leisure: A discussion of fundamental questions about the nature of modern work. Industrial and Organizational Psychology (*the last four authors contributed equally)

Cevasco, K.E., Brown, R.E.M., Woldeselassie, R., & Kaplan, S. (Published online). Patient engagement with conversational agents in health applications 2016-2022: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Medical Systems.

Aitken, J., Cannon, J., Kaplan, S. & Kim, H. (Published online). The benefits of work: A meta-analysis of the latent deprivation and agency restriction models.   Journal of Business and Psychology.

Zhu, Z., Aitken, J. A., Dalal, R. S., & Kaplan, S. A. (Published online). The promise of just-in-time adaptive interventions for organizational scholarship and practice: Conceptual development and research agenda. Organizational Research Methods. [The last two authors contributed equally]

Aitken, J.A., Kaplan, S., & Kuykendall, L. (Published online). Going with(out) the flow at home:  Day-to-day variability in flow and performance while teleworking. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Aitken, J. A., Pagan, O., Wong, C., Bayley, B., Helton, W., & Kaplan, S. A. (Published online). Task-related and task-unrelated thoughts in runners and equestrians: Measurement issues in evaluations of thought content. Applied Ergonomics.

Fyffe, S., Lee, P., & Kaplan, S. (Published online). “Transforming” personality scale development: Illustrating the potential of state-of-the-art natural language processing. Organizational Research Methods.

Wong, C. M., Craig, L., Bradley-Geist, J., & Kaplan, S. (Published online). Police recruits' predicted and felt emotions during organizational socialization. Applied Psychology, 72, 849–862.

Lei, X., & Kaplan, S. (2023). The real-time and carry-over effects of injustice on performance and service quality in a ridesharing driver scenario. Current Psychology.



Grants and Fellowships

  • Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions for Emotion Regulation; National Science Foundation; Role: Co-PI

  • 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

Occupational Health and Safety

Organizational Change and Development

Personality Psychology


Multivariate Statistics

Structural Equation Modeling and Meta-analysis

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Recent Presentations

Aitken, J. A., Baines, J. I., Wonders, M. E., Kaplan, S. A., Clark, J. E., & Kim, J. (2024, April). A meta-analysis of the within-person relationship between affect and job performance [Poster]. Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Kim, J., & Kaplan, S. (2024, April). Within-person changes in job boredom and counterproductive work behavior [Symposium]. In Bowling, N. A. (Co-Chair) & Dye, K. (Co-Chair), Measurement, causes, and consequences of job boredom. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Ponce, L. P., Son, M., Moon, N.A., Kaplan, S. A., & Lee, P. (2024, April). Navigating the office arena: Developing a multidimensional measure for political will [Poster]. Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Zakzewski, J.E., Wonders, M. E., & Kaplan, S. (2024, April). Unhelpful helping behavior in emergency healthcare teams. In Hughes, I. M. (Co-Chair) & Keith, M. G. (Co-Chair), Helping revisited: Research on alternative workplace social support perspectives [Symposium]. Symposium presented at the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Zhu, Z., Aitken, J. A., Kim, J., Baines, J. I., Kaplan, S. A., Dalal, R. S., & Hassani, J. (2024, April). Ecological momentary emotion regulation intervention in the workplace [Poster]. Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.


In the Media

Has provided commentary to various media outlets including


-The Huffington Post


-The Washington Post

-The Daily Beast


Dissertations Supervised

John Aitken, The Dynamic Control of Work Behavior: The Influence of Velocity and Self-Regulation on Affect and Job Performance (2024)

Martin Biskup, Social Support for Abusive Supervision: A Model of Resource Substitution for Abused Subordinates (2021)

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)