Don Zhang, Assistant Professor

zhangOffice: 221Audubon Hall
Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803V

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Research Interests

  • Evidence-based employment assessment
  • Data-driven talent analytics
  • Pre-employment job interviews
  • Data visualization and communication
  • Risk-taking in the workplace
  • Decisions under uncertainty

DR. ZHANG is an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist. His research interests involve risk taking at work, statistical communication, and employee selection decisions. Undergraduate researchers may be involved in a variety of tasks including coding qualitative data, running experiments, and literature review. Students who are interested should contact him via email at and visit his website for more information


Ph.D. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Bowling Green State University

M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Bowling Green State University,

B.S. Psychology, Michigan State University

Representative Publications

Zhang, D.C., Highhouse, S., & Rada, T.B. (2016) Explaining sex differences on the Cognitive Reflection Test, Personality and Individual Differences

Highhouse, S., Nye, C.D., & Zhang, D.C., Rada, T.B. (2016), Structure of the DOSPERT: Is there evidence for a general risk factor, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.

Highhouse, S. & Zhang, D.C., The new fruit fly for applied psychological research. (2015), Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

Zhang, D.C. & Highhouse, S. (in press) Judgment and Decision Making Research: Relevance to Indus- trial and Organizational Psychology. To appear in Anderson, Ones, Sinangil, & Viswesvaran (Eds.), Handbook of Industrial, Work, and Organizational Psychology 2nd Edition.

Technical Reports

Berger, J., Bialko, C., Moracz, K., Toumbeva, T., Zhang, D.C. & Matthews, R., Behaviorally-Anchored Interview and Rating Scales for Selection of Seasonal Front Line Cedar Fair Employees. Prepared for Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. 2014. Role: Co-Leader.