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Congrats to Dr. Eschleman and Jamie Madsen (C/O 2012) for their recent publication and media attention

Media Attention:

Dr. Eschleman and colleagues explored the relationship between leisure creative activities and performance in the workplace. Their findings have received international media attention. Similar news articles can be found on outlets such as CNBC, NPRToday.comTime.comUSNews, and HuffingtonPost

Article Information:

Dr. Eschleman, Jamie Madsen (C/O 2012), G. Alarcon, & A. Barelka (2014). Benefiting from creative activity: The positive relationships between creative activity, recovery experiences, and performance-related outcomes. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/joop.12064  


Congrats to our current students and alumni who will be presenting at the APS Convention held in San Francisco 

The SF State Power Team:

Aman Kaur, Felicia Poh, Dan Maurath, Michael Mathieu, Laura King, Chloe Doan, Erin Tooch, Preston Treichel, Alec Munc

Presentation Titles:

  • The Effects of LGBT Education on the LGBT Policy - Abuse Relationship in Organizations
  • Volunteer Experience May Not Improve Hirability During Gaps in Employment
  • A Comparison between the Dispositional Attitude Measure and Neutral Objects Satisfaction Questionnaire
  • The Impact of Use of Support on the Stressor-Support Relationship
  • Impression Management Behaviors May Influence Role Play Exercise Performance
  • Social Network “Personality” Impacts Employee Selection Decisions


Daniel Maurath, C/O 2014, published in The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP)

The article titled A Critical Incident for Big Data explores ways that Industrial-Organizational Psychologists can become more involved in big data analytics, specifically within human resources. The online version of the article can be found in TIPs January issue. Here is a link to the ariicle.