Employee well-being; Emotions at work; Job attitudes; personality; Individual and team performance in crises and extreme environments; flexible work arrangements; telework; metaperceptions; measurement and statistical issues
Dr Kaplan conducts research in two areas. He studies employee wellness, with a focus on workplace affect. He also investigates team performance in extreme environments and during crises.
Su, L., Kaplan, S., Burd, R., Winslow, C.*, Hargrove, A.*, & Waller, M. (In-press). Trauma resuscitation: Can team behaviors in the pre-arrival period predict resuscitation performance? BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning
Waller, M.J. & Kaplan, S. Systematic behavioral observation for emergent team phenomena: Key considerations for quantitative video-based approaches. Paper in-press at Organizational Research Methods.
Winslow, C.J., Kaplan, S. A., Bradley-Geist, J. C., Lindsey, A.P., Ahmad, A.S., & Hargrove, A.K. An examination of two positive organizational interventions: For whom do these interventions work. Paper in-press at Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.
Hu, X. & Kaplan, S. Is “feeling good” good enough? Differentiating discrete positive emotions at work. Paper in press at Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Kaplan, S. Bradley-Geist, J., Ahmad, A., Anderson, A., Hargrove, A., & Lindsay, A. (2014). A test of two positive psychology interventions to increase employee well-being. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29, 367-380.
Stuctural Equation Modeling and Meta-analysis
Kaplan, S. Nicolaides, V.C.*, Ruark, G.A., Cortina, J.M, & Gilrane, V. (2017, April). Shoulder to lean on or cheerleader?: Leader emotion management strategies. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.
Biskup, M.*, Kaplan, S., Bradley-Geist, J., & Membere, A*. (2017, April). Just howmiserable is work? A meta-analysis of the evidence. In. M. Ford (Chair). New within person perspectives on affect across work and home. Symposium to be at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.
Lei, X.*, Dye, C.*, & Kaplan, S. (2017, April). A qualitative study on the experience of
downtime at work. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.
Vander Molen, R.J.* Choi, E.*, & Kaplan, S. (2016, May). Judgments of the dark triad based on facebook profiles. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
Has provided commentary to various media outlets including
-The Huffington Post
-The New York Post