Tara S. Behrend

Title:
Assistant Professor
Address: 600 21st St NW Washington DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-3789
Email:
behrend@gwu.edu

Background

Tara S. Behrend (Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2009) is an Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Her research interests center around understanding and resolving barriers to computer-mediated work effectiveness, especially in the areas of training, recruitment, and selection. Her research in this arena has been published in journals such as Behavior & Information Technology andComputers in Human Behavior. She is also interested in career decision-making, specifically relating to STEM fields; her work in this area is funded by a research grant from the National Science Foundation. She provides psychometric consulting for the American Council on Education and has consulted for a range of public and private organizations in the areas of training and selection. She directs the WAVE Lab at GWU: home.gwu.edu/~behrend/waveprojects

Publications

Barger, T., Behrend, T.S., Sharek, D. J., & Sinar, E. F. (2011). I-O and the Crowd: Frequently Asked Questions About Using Mechanical Turk for Research. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 49(2). 11-18.

Behrend, T. S., Sharek, D. S., Meade, A. W., & Wiebe, E. N. (2011). The viability of crowdsourcing for survey research. Behavior Research Methods, 43, 800-813.

Behrend, T. S., & Thompson, L.F. (2011). Trainer-trainee similarity effects in web-based training. Computers in Human Behavior, 27, 1201-1207.

Behrend, T. S., London, J. E., Wiebe, E. N., & Johnson, E.C. (2010). Cloud computing adoption and usage in community colleges. Behaviour & Information Technology, 30, 231-240.

Wiebe, E. N., Roberts, E., & Behrend, T.S. (2010). A comparative analysis of multidimensional measures of mental workload.  Computers in Human Behavior, 26, 474-481, 26, 474-481.

Meade, A.W., Behrend, T. S., & Lance, C. E. (2009). Dr. StrangeLOVE, or how I learned to stop worrying and love omitted variables. In C.E. Lance & R.J. Vandenberg (Eds.), Statistical and methodological myths and urban legends: Doctrine, verity and fable in the organizational and social sciences (pp. 91-108).  New York: Routledge.

Behrend, T. S., Baker, R.A., & Thompson, L.F. (2009). Effects of pro-environmental recruiting messages: The role of organizational reputation.Journal of Business and Psychology, 24, 341-350.

Behrend, T. S., Thompson. L. F., Meade, A. W., Grayson, M. S., & Newton, D. A. (2008).  Measurement invariance in careers research: Using IRT to study gender differences in medical students' specialization decisions. Journal of Career Development, 35, 60-83.

McPherson, A., Lewis, K., Lynn, A. E., Haskett, M.E., & Behrend, T. S. (2008). Predictors of parenting stress for abusive and nonabusive mothers.Journal of Child and Family Studies.


Presentations
(* denotes student author)

Badger, J. M.*, & Behrend, T. S. (2011, August). Avatars aren’t for everyone: Personality differences in perceptions of virtual worlds and websites. Paper presented to the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington DC.

Karim, M.N.*, & Behrend, T. S. (2011, August). Changes in training reactions over time: The role of evaluation apprehension and skills test performance. Paper presented to the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington DC.

Behrend, T. S., Johnson, E. C., & Hock, J.A.* (2011, August). Gender differences in rater emphasis during online screening interviews. Paper presented to the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington DC.

Behrend, T. S., Sharek, D. S., Meade, A. W., & Wiebe, E. N. (2011, April). The viability of crowdsourcing for survey research. Paper presented to the 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Howardson, G. N.*, & Behrend, T. S. (2011, April). Internet job-seekers’ information expectations predict organizational attraction. Paper presented to the 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Landers, R.L., & Behrend, T.S. (2011, April) Empirical evidence for emerging technology: MUVEs/virtual worlds in human resources. Symposium presented to the 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Kaminsky, S.*, Badger, J.*, & Behrend, T.S. (2011, April). Employee recruitment in virtual worlds: Effects on information transfer. In RL Landers & TS Behrend (chairs), Empirical evidence for emerging technology: MUVEs/virtual worlds in human resources. Symposium presented to the 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Behrend, T. S., Toaddy, S., Thompson, L. F., & Sharek, D. S. (2010, August). Attractiveness bias in immersive web-based interviews. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, QB.

Ryan, J. L.*, Taylor, D.N.*, Patterson, B.J.*, & Behrend, T.S. (2010, May). Informal kickoff meetings improve subsequent group communication. Paper presented to the 22nd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Behrend, T.S., & Thompson, L.F (2010, April). Trainee-trainer similarity in E-learning: effects with computerized trainers. Paper presented to the 25thAnnual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta.

Behrend, T.S., & Thompson, L.F (2010, April). Design control and intelligent agents: Effects on training outcomes. Paper presented to the 25thAnnual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta.

Behrend, T. S., Johnson, E. C., & Wiebe, E. N. (2009, April). Cloud computing: Dynamic influences on user acceptance. Paper presented to the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans.

Thompson, L. F., Stoughton, J. W., Behrend, T. S. (2009, April). The physiological influence of self-efficacy during web-based training. Paper presented to the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans.

Hoffman, A. J., Behrend, T. S., & Stanhope, D. (2009, August). Rater effects in assessments of virtual team conflict. Paper presented to the 117thAnnual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto.