School of Psychology
PhD Michigan State University
MA Michigan State University
BA SUNY Fredonia
Dr. Converse teaches courses in personnel selection, work motivation, organizational training, personality, and research methods.
Self-regulation, goal revision, personality measurement, web-based surveys
Converse, P. D., Oswald, F. L., Gillespie, M. A., Field, K. A., & Bizot, E. B. (2004). Matching individuals to occupations using aptitudes and the O*NET: Issues and an application in career guidance. Personnel Psychology, 57, 451-487.
Converse, P. D., Oswald, F. L., Imus, A., Hedricks, C., Roy, R., & Butera, H. (2006). Forcing choices in personality measurement: Benefits and limitations. In R. L. Griffith & M. H. Peterson (Eds.), A closer examination of applicant faking behavior (pp. 263-282). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
Converse, P. D., Wolfe, E. W., Huang, X., & Oswald, F. L. (2008). Response rates for mixed-mode surveys using mail and email/web. American Journal of Evaluation, 29, 99-107.
Converse, P. D., Oswald, F. L., Imus, A., Hedricks, C., Roy, R., & Butera, H. (2008). Comparing personality test formats and warnings: Effects on criterion-related validity and test-taker reactions. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 16, 155-169.
Converse, P. D., & DeShon, R. P. (2009). A tale of two tasks: Reversing the self-regulatory resource depletion effect. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1318-1324.
Gillespie, J. Z., Converse, P. D., & Kriska, S. D. (2010). Applying recommendations from the literature on stereotype threat: Two field studies. Journal of Business and Psychology, 25, 493-504.
Converse, P. D., Steinhauser, E., & Pathak, J. (2010). Individual differences in reactions to goal-performance discrepancies over time. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 138-143.
Griffith, R. L., & Converse, P. D. (2011). The rules of evidence and the prevalence of applicant faking. In M. Ziegler, C. MacCann, & R. D. Roberts (Eds.), New perspectives on faking in personality assessments (pp. 34-52). New York: Oxford University Press.
Converse, P. D., Pathak, J., DePaul-Haddock, A. M., Gotlib, T., & Merbedone, M. (2012). Controlling your environment and yourself: Implications for career success. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80, 148-159.
Converse, P. D., & Oswald, F. L. (in press). Thinking ahead: Assuming linear versus nonlinear personality-criterion relationships in personnel selection. Human Performance.