PSYC 204: Research Methods
My current research is broadly in the areas of (1) personnel psychology with an emphasis on testing, assessment, selection, validation, and associated methodological issues including but not limited to meta-analysis; (2) individual and team training with a focus on complex skill acquisition and factors related to minimizing skill decay and enhancing retention. This line of research also focuses on training design features and their relationship to the effectiveness of organizational training; and (3) the identification and examination of individual difference variables related to complex information processing tasks such as driving behaviors and vehicle crash involvement.
- 2015-2016 The predictor method-change approach to reducing subgroup differences: True method effects or camouflaged construct-change effects? Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Foundation, Adverse Impact Reduction Research Initiative Action (AIRRIA) Research Grant ($2000)
- 2013-2014 An investigation of skill decay and reacquisition of individual- and team-based skill in a synthetic training environment. APA Division 19 (Inaugural) Research Grant ($5000)
- 2011-2012 Understanding traveler behavior: The psychology behind managed lane use. University Transportation Center for Mobility, Texas Transportation Institute ($100,000)
Beus, J. M., Muñoz, G. J., & Arthur, W., Jr. (2015). Personality as a multilevel predictor of climate: An examination in the domain of workplace safety. Group and Organization Management, 40, 625-656.
Naber, A. M., McDonald, J. N., Asenuga, O. A., Arthur, W., Jr. (2015). Team members’ interaction anxiety and team training effectiveness: A catastrophic relationship? Human Factors, 57, 163-176.
Arthur, W., Jr., Doverspike, D., Muñoz, G. J., Taylor, J. E., & Carr, A. E. (2014). The use of mobile devices in high-stakes remotely delivered assessments and testing. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 22, 113-123.
Arthur, W., Jr., Glaze, R. M., Jarrett, S. M., White, C. D., Schurig, I., & Taylor, J. E. (2014). Comparative evaluation of three situational judgment test response formats in terms of construct-related validity, subgroup differences, and susceptibility to response distortion. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 335-345.
Devarasetty, P. C., Burris, M., Arthur, W., Jr., McDonald, J. N., & Muñoz, G. J. (2014). Can psychological variables help predict the use of priced managed lanes? Transportation Research Part F-Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 22, 25-38.
Arthur, W., Jr., Doverspike, D., Barrett, G. V., & Miguel, R. (2013). Chasing the Title VII Holy Grail: The pitfalls of guaranteeing adverse impact elimination. Journal of Business and Psychology, 28, 473-485.
Arthur, W., Jr., & Woehr, D. J. (2013). No steps forward, two steps back: The Fallacy of trying to “eradicate” adverse impact? Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspective on Science and Practice, 6, 438-442.
Arthur, W., Jr., Day, E. A., Bennett, W., Jr., & Portrey, A. (Eds.) (2013). Individual and team skill decay: The science and implications for practice. New York: Taylor Francis/Psychology Press.
Villado, A. J., & Arthur, W., Jr. (2013). The comparative effect of subjective and objective after-action reviews on team performance on a complex task. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 514-528.