Health & Organizational Psychology Laboratory (HOP Lab)

Led by Dr. Kevin J. Eschleman


Dr. Kevin 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


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


Health First

  • The first quesiton of every task is how will our research affect the well-being of participants, people, and organizations.

Performance Always

  • 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. 



*Bold Indicates Student Authorship

  • Eschleman K. J., King, M., Mast, D., Ornellas, R., & Hunter, D. (2016). The effects of stereotype activation on generational differences. Work, Aging, and Retirement

  • Munc, A., Eschleman, K. J., & Donnelly, J. (2016). The importance of provision and utilization of supervisor support. Stress & Health.

  • Eschleman, K. J., & Wright, C. W. (2016). (Mis)steps for attracting high resilience workers. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspective on Science and Practice, 9, 1-7. 

  • Eschleman, K. J., Bowling, N. A., & Judge, T. A. (2015). The dispositional basis of attitudes: A replication and extension of Hepler and Albarracín (2013). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, e1-e15.
  • Eschleman, K. J., Amaya, D. E., & Swindler, S. (2015). “I object!” Overcoming communication obstacles between organizational stress researchers and legal advisors. In M. Karanika & C. Biron (Eds.) Derailed organizational stress and well-being interventions: Confessions of failure and solutions for success. Springer.
  • Swindler, S., & Eschleman, K. J. (2015). “In line for takeoff and waiting: Difficulties with getting a wellness intervention started in the Air Force.” In M. Karanika & C. Biron (Eds.) Derailed organizational stress and well-being interventions: Confessions of failure and solutions for success. Springer.
  • Eschleman, K. J., Bowling, N. A., & LaHuis D. (2014). The moderating effects of personality on the relationship between change in work stressors and change in counterproductive work behaviors. Journal Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88, 656-678. 
  • Eschleman, K. J., Bowling, N. A., Michel, J. & Burns, G. N. (2014). Perceived intent of supervisor as a moderator of the relationships between abusive supervision and counterproductive work behaviors. Work & Stress, 28, 362-375
  • Eschleman, K.J., Madsen, J., Alarcon, G. M., & Barelka, A. (2014). Benefiting from creative activity: The positive relationships between creative activity, recovery experiences, and performance-related outcomes. Journal Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 87, 579-598.
  • Eschleman, K.J., & LaHuis, D. (2013). Advancing occupational stress and health research and interventions using latent difference score modeling. International Journal of Stress Management, 21, 112-136.
  • Eschleman, K.J., & Burns, G. (2012). The utility of general and context-specific personality traits and an examination of their relationship over time. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 537-543.
  • Eschleman, K.J., Alarcon, G.M., Lyons, J., Stokes, C., & Schneider, T. (2011). The dynamic nature of stress appraisals and the infusion of affect. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 25, 309-327.
  • Eschleman, K.J., & Bowling, N.A. (2011). A construct validation of the Neutral Objects Satisfaction Questionnaire (NOSQ). Journal of Business and Psychology, 26, 501-515.
  • Lyons, J.B., Stokes C.K., Eschleman, K.J., Alarcon, G.M., & Barelka, A. (2011). Trustworthiness and IT suspicion: An evaluation of the nomological network. Human Factors, 53, 219-229.
  • Bowling, N.A., & Eschleman, K.J. (2010). Employee personality as a moderator of the relationships between work stressors and counterproductive work behavior. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15, 91-103.
  • Eschleman, K.J., Bowling, N.A., & Alarcon, G. (2010). A meta-analytic examination of hardiness. International Journal of Stress Management, 17, 277-307.
  • Eschleman, K.J., & Bowling, N.A. (2010). Facing the limitations of self-reported well-being: Integrating facial expression and well-being literatures. In P. Perrewé & D. Ganster (Eds.) Research in Occupational Stress and Well Being, Volume 8. New Developments in Theoretical and Conceptual Approaches to Job Stress. New York: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Eschleman. K.J., & Gooden, M. (2010). Effects of policy change on non-stigmatized employees. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3, 93-96.
  • Bowling, N.A., Eschleman, K.J., Wang, Q., Kirkendal, C., & Alarcon, G. (2010). Meta-analysis on the antecedents and consequences of Organization-Based Self-Esteem. Journal Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 83, 601-626.
  • Bowling, N.A., & Eschleman, K.J., & Wang, Q. (2010). A meta-analytic examination of the relationship between job satisfaction and subjective well-being. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 83, 915-934.
  • Wang, Q., Bowling, N.A., & Eschleman, K.J. (2010). A meta-analytic examination of work locus of control. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95, 761-768.
  • Alarcon, G.M., Eschleman, K.J., & Bowling, N.A. (2009). Relationships between personality variables and burnout: A meta-analysis. Work & Stress, 23, 244-263.