Research

The AROS applied research team consists of doctoral students who are supervised by graduate faculty. Together they develop specialized solutions for organizations with an emphasis on adhering to legal guidelines and efficiently meeting client needs. 

Applied research draws on existing scientific knowledge, techniques, and methods to help solve practical problems for organizations. The benefit of using applied research is that decisions are not based on gut instinct but on targeted metrics. Applied research removes a portion of human subjectivity from some of the important decisions organizations make. The AROS team welcomes any and all opportunities to collaborate, publish, and present findings from applied research with the consent of the partnering organizations. Below is a list of recent research done by current and former members of AROS Consulting. 

 

Presentations


 

Belwalkar, B., Chambers, R., Dennis, B., Scanu, W., & Igou, F. (2014). Some Practical Practices for Staffing Professionals (Dare you to say that

three times fast). Tutorial presented at the International Personnel Assessment Council, Denver, CO

 

Belwalkar, B., Tobacyk, J., Blacksmith, N., Yang, Y., & Tornabene, J. (2014). A Role for Comprehensive- and Limited-Domain Personality

Assessment in the Recruitment-Selection-Retention Cycle. Symposium presented at the International Personnel Assessment Council,

Denver, CO.

 

Castille, C. M. (co-chair), Brawley, A. M. (co-chair), Sheets, T. L., Cooke, R. A., & Ashkanasy, N. (2014). The International Culture & Climate

Item Pool: Concerns and solutions. Panel discussion presented at the 29th annual meeting of the Society of Industrial and

Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

 

Castille, C. M., Theys, E. R., & Igou, F. (2014). Synthetic Validation with Bayesian Estimation: A Potentially Potent Validation Cocktail.

Paper presented at the International Personnel Assessment Council. Denver, CO. 

 

Chambers, R. J., & Desselles, M. (2014). Top-level compensation packages: Achieving both customization and efficiency.

Paper presentation given at the Annual International Personnel Assessment Council Meeting, Denver, CO.

 

Chambers, R. J., Horn Z., Shawn, B., Weathington, B., Winter, J., Tamanini, K., & Feuquay, J. (2014). Social networking:

Selection’s dream come true or a virtual nightmare? Panel discussion at the Annual Society for Industrial and

Organizational Psychology Conference, Honolulu, HI.

 

Chambers, R. J., Necka, L., Fowler, G., Prinstein, M., & Chaplin, T. (2014). Hire me! Being strategic when seeking employment.

Panel discussion at the Annual APA Meeting, Washington, DC. 

 

Chambers, R. J., Theys, E., Desselles, M., & Sheets. (2014). Forecasting who accepts the offer: The decision to use CHAID decision trees.

Paper presentation given at the Annual International Personnel Assessment Council Meeting, Denver, CO. 

 

De León, J. A., Huynh, C. T., Belwalkar, B, & Sheets, T. (2014). Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, and OCB: The Moderating Role of Work Locus of

Control. Paper presented at the 15th annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. 

 

De León, J. A., Scanu, W., Theys, E. R., & Fuller, B. (2014). The Real McCoy: Integrating the Empirical Research on Authentic Leadership.

Paper accepted and to be presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Southern Management Association, Savannah, GA.

 

Igou, F. P., & Livington, M.M. (2014). An examination of Super’s life and career development model applied to a diverse workforce. Paper

presentation at the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) Annual Conference, Denver, CO, July 21, 2014. 

 

Kuo, P., Chambers, R. J., Chavez, M., Braitman, A., English, D., & Moore, K. (2014). Science suite grant writing Workshop: How to apply for the

NRSA. Workshop conducted at the Annual APA Meeting, Washington, DC.

 

McCammon, L., & Toaddy, S. R. (2014). Flipping the Classroom: Time to Teach. Invited series of workshops at the 2014 FGCU SPARCT

Academy in Fort Myers, Florida. 

 

Morgan, K. E., Toaddy, S. R., Gasperson, S. M. & Oakley, S. L. (2014). Three approaches to measuring MI: Tools, techniques, and products.

In J. Ock and C. Nye (Co-chairs), The wild frontiers of measurement invariance. Symposium presented at the 29th annual meeting of

the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Murphy, S., Belwalkar, B., & Igou, F. (2014, July). Bias and Unaware: The Effects of Colorism in Selection. Paper presented at the International

Personnel Assessment Council, Denver, CO. 

 

Rabalais, A., & Desselles, M. (2014). The effects of emotional responses to mentally tough incidents on job attitudes in law enforcement

personnel. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Austin, TX. 

 

Ramsey, M. A., & Castille, C. M. (2014). Engineering internships to enhance the reputation of the field. Panel conducted at the meeting of the

Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Inc., Honolulu, HI. 

 

Smoak, V.J., Rotolo, C., Grubb, A., Johnson, J. & Caligiuri, P. (2014). Considerations and Best Practices in Managing Expatriate Talent. Panel

presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

 

Theys, E. R., Chambers, R. J., & Desselles, M. (2014, July). Overqualification and Job Performance: A Meta-Analytic Review. Paper presented

at the International Personnel Assessment Council, Denver, CO. 

 

Theys, E. R., Scanu, W., & Fuller, B. (2014). A Meta-Analytic Test of the Outcomes and Correlates of Ethical Leadership. Paper accepted and

to be presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.  

 

Poster Presentations


Belwalkar, B. & Tobacyk, J. (2014). Proactive Personality: A Valid Predictor of Job Performance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the

Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. 

 

Castille, C. M., Kuyumcu, D., & Bennett, R. J. (2014). Prevailing to their peers' detriment: A study in Machiavellian undermining.

Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Inc., Honolulu, HI. 

 

Chambers, R. J., Buckner, J., & Sheets, T. (2014). Drivers of technology related loafing: Applying a model of CWB.

Poster presented at the Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Honolulu, HI.

 

Chambers, R. J., Buckner, J., & Sheets, T. (2014). Beyond internet use at work: Measuring technology related counterproductive

behavior. Poster presentation given at the Annual APA Meeting, Washington, DC.

 

Chambers, R. J., & Theys, E. (2014). Are core self-evaluations a statistical fallacy? An empirical content validation approach.

Poster presentation given at the Annual APA Meeting, Washington, DC.

 

Dickey, L. M., Toaddy, S. R., & Shipley, J. K. (2014). Functions of self-injury in a transgender sample. Poster presented at the 23rd Biennial

Symposium for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Napper, C., Sheets, T., Desselles, M., and Jenkins, C. (2014). Using Structural Equation Modeling to Solve 360-Degree Feedback’s Criterion

Problem. Poster Presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu.

 

Murphy, S.M., Belwalkar, B., Desselles, M., DeLeon, J., Theys, E., Patton, C., et al. (2014). Training a New Generation of Job Seekers. Poster

presented at the Society of Consulting Psychology’s Midwinter Conference, San Antonio, TX. 

 

Oki, T., Murphy, S.L., Farmer, B., & Martir, A. (2014). Over qualification and Contextual Performance. Poster accepted at the Society of

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Honolulu, HI. 

 

Theys, E. R., Dennis, B., Patton, C. B., & Castille, C. M. (2014). The Viability of MTurk for Testing Applied Psychological Models. Poster

presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

 

Publications


Chambers, R. J. (2014). Presenting your research effectively: Best practices for building presentations and displaying data.

Psychological Science Agenda, 28(2), 13-15. 

 

De León, J.A., Huynh, C.T., & Plaisance, B. P. (2014). The ‘benefits’ of diversity in the workplace. In D. J. Svyantek & K. T. Mahoney (Eds.),

Organizational processes and received wisdom. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc. 

 

Walczyk, J.J., & Tcholakian, T., Igou, F.P., Dixon, A.P., (2014) One Hundred Years of Reading Research: Successes and Missteps of

Edmund Burke Huey and Other Pioneers. Reading Psychology, 35(7), 601 – 621.