Health & Organizational Psychology Laboratory (HOP Lab)

Led by Dr. Kevin J. Eschleman

email: kesch@sfsu.edu

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 business, Humanistic Psychology, and Positive Psychology, Dr. Eschleman's research focuses on career mentor relationships, employee well-being, creativity, and personality. 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. Learn more about Dr. Eschleman 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. 

 

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 or Psychology 463 Human Factors Psychology. This course reviews the topics covered in the HOP Lab and prior research conducted by Dr. Eschleman. 

Graduate SF State Students

All graduate students admitted to the M.S. program in IO Psychology will have the opportunity to work in the HOP Lab. Graduate students will receive course credit (Psychology 799 - Independent Study), which counts as an elective course toward completing the M.S. degree requirements. Please review www.eschleman.com for more information about Dr. Eschleman's current projects and interests. Current projects emphasize (A) developing effective career mentorship relationships, (B) personality predictors of well-being and job performance or (C) factors that affect one's motivation to be creative.
 

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.