Faculty Happenings

Dr. Mary Bodvarsson Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa

She did it!

Mary Bodvarsson



At the summit

Dr. Daren Protolipac Presents Keynote
Address at the 2012 Meadowbrook Safety Day

Daren Protolipac Daren S. Protolipac, Ph. D., Director of SCSU I-O Graduate Program, presented “The Role of Occupational Health Psychology in Understanding Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention” at the 2012 Meadowbrook Safety Day on Nov. 29, 212 (St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center).

The session focused on the role psychology plays in understanding safety promotion and injury prevention. Specifically, the talk addressed how psychological theories, such as Worksite Health Interventions, PATH model, and Balance Model, can be applied to develop, assess, evaluate, and create action plans in order to increase safety promotion and injury prevention awareness in organizations.

Recent Publications in the Psychology Department

Jazwinski, C. H. & Walcheski, C. H. (2011). At the mall with children: Group size and pedestrian economy of movement. Environment and Behavior, 43(3), 363 - 386.

Kulas, J. T., & Stachowski, A. A. (in press). Respondent Rationale for “Neither Agreeing nor Disagreeing”: Person and Item Contributors to Personality Assessment Middle Category Endorsement. Journal of Research in Personality.

Kulas, J. T., Komai, M., & Grossman, P. J. (in press). Leadership, information, and risk attitude: A game theoretic approach. The Leadership Quarterly.

Kulas, J. T. (in press). Constructive Leader Behaviors, Likelihood of Derailment, and the Cuboid Personality Space: A Replication and Extension of Gough (1990). Journal of Leadership Studies.

Kulas, J. T. (in press). Personality-Based Profile Matching in Personnel Selection: Estimates of Method Prevalence and Criterion-Related Validity. Applied Psychology: An International Review.

Kulas, J. T., & Stachowski, A. A. (2012). Social desirability in personality assessment: A variable item contamination perspective. The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, 11, 23-42.

Ohtsubo, Y., Watanabe, E., Kim, J., Kulas, J. T., Muluk, H., Nazar, G., Wang, F., & Zhang, J. (in press). Are costly apologies universally perceived as being sincere? A test of the costly apology-perceived sincerity relationship in seven countries. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology.

PytlikZillig, L. M., Horn, C. A., Bruning, R., Bell, S., Liu, X., Siwatu, K. O., Bodvarsson, M. C., Kim, D., & Carlson, D. (2011). Face-to-face vs. computer-mediated discussion of teaching cases: impacts on pre-service teachers’ engagement, critical analyses, and self-efficacy. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 36, 302-312.



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