Ph.D., Psychology, University of Utah, 1989
I am working on three research topics at the moment. First, I am studying the planning fallacy in the workplace. The planning fallacy is the tendency to underestimate one's own task completion times. My second area of interest is escalating consumer expectations. I am testing the exptent to which escalating expectations reduce satisfaction. My third area of interest is self-presentaion strategies. I am collaborating with Bryan Gibson at Central Michigan University and we are studying the benefits and costs of self-effacing strategies including sandbagging (claiming to be less capable that you really are) and self -handicapping.
Organization Development, Multivariate Statistics, Social Psychology, Marketing Psychology, Motivation