Skip Menu

Return to Skip Menu

Main Content

Neil Hauenstein

Neil Hauenstein

Faculty, Department of Psychology
Faculty, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Director, Social Cognitive and Industrial Psychology


I have a master's and doctoral degrees in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Akron. I have been a member of the Industrial-Organizational faculty at Virginia Tech since 1989.

Background

  • B.A. with honors in Psychology, Ohio Northern University
  • M.S. in Psychology (specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology), University of Akron
  • Ph.D. in Psychology, (specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology), University of Akron

Interests

  • My research follows three themes:
  • 1. I'm a social-cognitive theorist. The fundamental proposition of social cognitive models of personality is that behavior is a function of the meaning individuals ascribe to situations. In my research, I apply social cognitive theories, e.g., Mischel's CAPS model, Cervone's KAPA model, and Higgin's Regulatory Fit/Focus model, to the work context.
  • 2. I'm also interested in the challenging issue of measuring the psychometric quality of social judgments, e.g., performance appraisal, interview perceptions, etc. In this area, my research focuses on measuring interrater agreement and interpersonal accuracy.
  • 3. Finally, I have interests in equal opportunity and diversity. I have worked with the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI, Patrick Air Force Base) for several years. My work with DEOMI involves evaluation of equal opportunity / diversity training programs, developing assessments related to diversity, and broader equal opportunity / diversity issues. I also have interests in the statistical detection of adverse impact.

Courses Taught

  • At the undergraduate level, I have taught Principles of Research Methods (Psyc. 1094), Introduction to Social Psychology (Psyc. 2084), and Industrial-Organizational Psychology (Psyc. 4024)
  • At the graduate level, I have taught Research Methods (Psyc. 5315), Personality (Psyc. 5274), and Seminars in Industrial Psychology (Psyc. 6924)

Publications

  • Recent Publications:
  • Hauenstein, N. M. A., Bradley, K. M., O’shea, P. G., Shah, Y. J., & Magill, D. P. (in press). Interactions between motivation to fake and personality item characteristics: Clarifying the process. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
  • Scott, M. D., Hauenstein, N. M. A., Coyle, P. (in press). Measuring approach-avoidance motivation: Expanding dimensionality through implied outcomes. Personality and Individual differences.
  • Sturdivant, M., Yibass, S., Abraham, E., Hauenstein, N. M. A. (in press). Using situational judgment tests to subtle discrimination. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.
  • Scott, M. D., Hauenstein, N. M. A., Coyle, P. (2015). Construct validity of measures of goal orientation in the approach-avoidance network. Learning and Individual Differences,38,151-157.

    Neil Hauenstein


Office Hours

N/A