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Patrick Converse

Professor | School of Psychology

Contact Information
(321) 674-7702
Harris Commons, 270

Educational Background

PhD Michigan State University
MA Michigan State University
BA SUNY Fredonia

Current Courses

Dr. Converse teaches courses in personnel selection, work motivation, organizational training, personality, and research methods.

Selected Publications

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., Miloslavic, S. A., Lockamy, C. N., Sudduth, M. M., Piccone, K., Pathak, J., & DePaul-Haddock, A. M. (2013). Within-person variability in goal content and goal frame: Amount, patterns, antecedents, and consequences of variation in goal orientation over time. Human Performance, 26, 374-389.

Converse, P. D., & Oswald, F. L. (2014). Thinking ahead: Assuming linear versus nonlinear personality-criterion relationships in personnel selection. Human Performance, 27, 61-79.

Oswald, F. L., Converse, P. D., & Putka, D. J. (2014). Generating race, gender, and other subgroup data in personnel selection simulations: A pervasive issue with a simple solution. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 22, 310-320.

Converse, P. D., Piccone, K., & Tocci, M. C. (2014). Childhood self-control, adolescent behavior, and career success. Personality and Individual Differences, 59, 65-70.

Converse, P. D., Thackray, M., Piccone, K., Sudduth, M. M., Tocci, M. C., & Miloslavic, S. A. (2016). Integrating self-control with physical attractiveness and cognitive ability to examine pathways to career success. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 89, 73-91.

Brown, R. D., Oswald, F. L., & Converse, P. D. (2017). Estimating operational validity under incidental range restriction: Some important but neglected issues. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 22(6).

Converse, P. D., Beverage, M. S., Vaghef, K., & Moore, L. S. (2018). Self-control over time: Implications for work, relationship, and well-being outcomes. Journal of Research in Personality, 73, 82-92.

Braun, M. T., Converse, P. D., & Oswald, F. L. (2019). The accuracy of dominance analysis as a metric to assess relative importance: The joint impact of sampling error variance and measurement unreliability. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 593-602.

Converse, P. D., Ponto, S. J., Merlini, K. P., Thackray, M., Desai, P., Tocci, M. C., & Beverage, M. S. (2019). Task type and resource allocation patterns in multiple‐task self‐regulation. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 68, 53-82.

Moon, N. A., Converse, P. D., Merlini, K. P., & Vaghef, K. (2020). The role of off-task thoughts and behaviors in linking self-control with achievement-related and well-being outcomes. Journal of Research in Personality, 86, 103935.

Vaghef, K., Converse, P. D., Merlini, K. P., & Moon, N. A. (2021). Ya gotta wanna: Shifting motivational priorities in the self‐control process. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology, 5, 564-575.


Work Motivation, Self-Regulation, Personnel Selection, Personality

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