Don Zhang, Assistant Professor
Office: 221Audubon Hall
Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803V
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
I am broadly interested in the application of judgment and decision-making research (JDM) to I/O psychology. First, I'm interested in how managers make decisions about who to hire and how they come to those decisions. My current research examines how managers choose their interview questions and the impact of those questions on applicants' reactions. Secondly, I am interested in the study of risk-taking at work. Specifically, my research examines the dispositional nature of risk-taking and its measurement. Relatedly, I am interested in understanding the impact of risk-taking propensity for organizational behavior. Finally, I am interested in how to better communicate research findings to consumers of applied psychology (e.g., managers, policymakers, executives). Specifically, I am exploring ways to present research evidence in a way that is easy to understand and can inform real-world policy and practice. Undergraduate or potential graduate students who are interested should contact me via email at email@example.com and visit my website for more information https://sites01.lsu.edu/faculty/zhanglab/
Zhang, D.C., Highhouse, S., & Nye., Development and validation of the general risk propensity scale (GRiPS). (2019). Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. 32(2), 152-167
Zhang, D.C., Foster, G.C., & McKenna, M.G. (2019), Is the DOSPERT gender invariant? A psychometric test of gender invariance. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. 32(2), 203-211.
Highhouse, S., Nye, C.D., & Zhang, D.C. (2019), Dark motives and elective use of brainteaser interview questions. Applied Psychology: An International Review. 68(2), 311-340.
Zhang, D.C., Zhu, X., Ritter, K.J. & Thiele, A. (2019), Telling stories to communicate the value of the pre-employment structured job interview. International Journal of Selection and Assessment. 27(4), 299-314
Zhang, D.C., Highhouse, S., Brooks, M.E. & Zhang, Y. (2018), Communicating the validity of structured interviews with graphical visual aids. International Journal of Selection and Assessment. 26(2-4), 93-108
Zhang, D.C. (2018), Understandability of alternative effect size statistics and development of a webbased calculator: Shiny-AESC. Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 1221
Zhang, D.C. & Highhouse, S. (2018) Judgment and Decision Making in the Workplace. In Anderson, Ones, Sinangil, & Viswesvaran (Eds.), Handbook of Industrial, Work, and Organizational Psychology 2nd Edition. Sage, CA