Don Zhang, Assistant Professor

zhang     Office: 221Audubon Hall
     Department of Psychology
     Louisiana State University
     Baton Rouge, LA 70803
                         Office Phone: (225) 578-4093

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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


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.