Led by Dr. Kevin J. Eschleman
Dr. Eschleman received his undergraduate training in psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He continued his formal training at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where he received his PhD in Human Factors and Industrial / Organizational Psychology. Prior to joining the faculty at SF State, Dr. Eschleman was a Civilian Research Psychologist with the Air Force Research Laboratory where he conducted both basic and applied psychological research. Driven by a passion for organizational influences, Humanistic Psychology, and Positive Psychology, Dr. Eschleman's research focuses on employee well-being, work-life balance, job performance, and personality. Dr. Eschleman seeks to explore these processes among intrinsically motivated people in highly demanding environments (e.g., military, medical, non-profit). Dr. Eschleman's professional philosophy is driven by theorist Kurt Lewin's notion, "there is nothing more practical than a good theory." However, his personal philosophy is driven by the notion that there is nothing more pleasing than a good veggie burger. Additional information about Dr. Eschleman's interests can be obtained from www.eschleman.com
Dr. Eschleman, the HOP Lab Director, leads a team of graduate and undergraduate student researchers. The HOP Lab is designed to provide student psychologists training in basic and applied psychology research while adhering to rigorous methodologies and the scientific method. The primary goal of the HOP Lab is to improve the effectiveness of organizations while protecting the most valuable resource - the workers.
HOP Lab Core Values
- The first quesiton of every task is how will our research affect the well-being of participants, people, and organizations.
- Seek to understand how our research can be applied to foster peak performance experiences.
Quality over Quantity
- Place an emphasis on precision and attention to details.
Creativity and Self-Discovery
- Express your self in your work and play.
Joining the HOP Lab
Undergraduate SF State Students
Undergraduate students interested in working in the HOP Lab can receive course credit (Psychology 699 - Independent Study) for their participation. Please contact Dr. Eschleman by email or his office hours prior to the semester. Students cannot receive course credit for working in lab after the semester has started. Prior to working in the HOP Lab, students should consider taking Psychology 465 - Work and Life Stress with Dr. Eschleman. This course reviews the topics covered in the HOP Lab and prior research conducted by Dr. Eschleman.
Graduate SF State Students
Community Members and Non SF State Students
Alumni, community members, and prospective graduate students have worked in the HOP Lab in the past and are encouraged to apply for volunteer positions in the HOP Lab. Please contact Dr. Eschleman via email with your resume and brief description of why you would like to work in the HOP Lab. Opportunities to participate in the HOP Lab are limited and priority is given to current SF State students.