Research

Here, students become involved with faculty research efforts as well as initiate additional independent research projects. The research facilities and resources are large and diverse, including laboratory and research space, video and audio recording equipment, and a large university computing center complex.

Faculty research interests include assessment, counter-productive work behavior, criterion development, customer service, decision-making (individual and organizational), emergency management, interviewing, leadership, labor-management relations, occupational health and safety, organizational attitudes and behavior, organizational climate, personality, recruitment, selection, social effectiveness, training, work motivation, work productivity, and workforce diversity.

Additionally, UH faculty members have published in many high-quality outlets including Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Human Performance. Additionally, papers and symposia of UH students have been presented at conferences, such as the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Academy of Management, Southern Management Association, American Psychological Association, European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, and Southwestern Academy of Management. UH student papers have been designated for the “Best Paper Proceedings” at the Academy of Management conference and also have been named as best papers by doctoral students at other conferences (e.g., Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Southern Management Association). Incoming first-year students are expected to become immediately involved in research and in preparing conference submissions.