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 zhang1@lsu.edu and visit his website for more information https://sites01.lsu.edu/faculty/zhanglab/

Education

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., Foster, G.C., & McKenna, M.G. (in press) Is the DOSPERT gender invariant? A psycho- metric test of gender invariance. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making

Zhang, D.C., (in press). Art of the sale: recommendations for sharing research with mainstream media and senior leaders. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

Zhang, D.C., Highhouse, S., & Nye. (in press), Development and validation of the general risk propensity scale (GRiPS). Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.

Highhouse, S., Nye, C.D., & Zhang, D.C. (in press), Dark motives and elective use of brainteaser interview questions. Applied Psychology: An International Review.

Zhang, D.C. (2018), Utility of alternative effect size statistics and development of a web-based calculator: Shiny-AESC. Frontiers in Psychology.

Zhang, D.C. & Highhouse, S. (2018) 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.

Highhouse, S., Nye, C.D., & Zhang, D.C., Rada, T.B. (2017), Structure of the DOSPERT: Is there evidence for a general risk factor, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.

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

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

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.