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Friday, September 27, 2019 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Faking and Safety Assessment

Faking on non-cognitive assessments is a simple, yet complex, phenomena. This talk explores the impact of safety cues on faking behavior and raises questions about what we mean by “faking.” Study 1 examines applicant-incumbent differences in safety assessment scores across jobs and types of items. Study 2 uses a lab study to replicate the findings of study 1 and further expand upon our understanding of the impact of safety content.

About Gary Burns

Gary Burns is a professor of psychology and chair of IO psychology at Florida Institute of Technology. He earned his Ph. D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Central Michigan University in 2006. Burns’ research focuses on measuring and predicting individual differences and developing a better understanding of how these differences are related to organizational behavior and decision making. Applied projects focus on refining and developing performance management systems, developing leader-culture fit, and calibrating trust in human-machine teams. Burns is the director of the Social Cognitive and Sociotechnical Behavior Modeling Laboratory and the Workplace Personality Project. The purpose of the Workplace Personality Project is to promote research into the diverse roles of personality in the workplace to better inform practitioners about how to measure and account for personality. He currently serves as an associate editor with the European Journal of Psychological Assessment and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business and Psychology and the Journal of Personnel Assessment and Decisions.


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