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Jeffrey B. Vancouver

Dr. Jeffery Vancouver

Professor, Byham Chair in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Psychology
Porter Hall 221
vancouve@ohio.edu
740-593-1071

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Education

Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Michigan State University. March 1988 ‑ September 1989

M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Michigan State University. September 1984 ‑ March 1988

B.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Ohio State University. September 1984 ‑ March 1988; plus two years of Computer Science, Mathematics and Graduate-level Psychology courses. September 1982 - March 1984

Work-Related Experience

Courses Taught

Committees Served

Research

Dr. Vancouver is accepting new graduate students.

Publications & Presentations

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Research Interests

Dr. Vancouver’s research focuses on developing and testing computational models of human/environment interactions. These models can be simulated to create predictions of human behavior over time. The predictions are then tested against data obtained from the protocols represented in the environmental elements of the models. The models are based on control theory formulations of self-regulation. They are used to explain decision making and resource allocation (e.g., how one allocates time) when goals conflict and circumstances change.

A second, related line of research focuses on the role of beliefs in goal processes (e.g., adoption, planning, striving, and revision). In particular, Dr. Vancouver has been focusing on expectancy beliefs (e.g., self-efficacy). Generally, the higher the relative expectancy regarding a set of behaviors, the greater the likelihood that a goal will be adopted and a set of behaviors will be exhibited. On the other hand, during goal striving, higher expectancies can lead one to allocate fewer resources toward the behavior than lower expectancies. This might reduce performance, though if the expectancies reflect true contingencies (i.e., they are well calibrated), this allocation effect is efficient and may not adversely affect performance. Delineating these effects, and developing a model of human information processing that explains them, is the purpose of this line of research. Rcently, Bandura (2012) criticized Dr. Vancouver’s research in this area. See his response to that criticism (Vancouver, 2012).

At a Glance

Vancouver, J. B. & Purl, J D. (2017). A Computational Model of Self-Efficacy’s Various Effects on Performance: Moving the Debate Forward. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 599-616.

Neal, A., Ballard, T. & Vancouver, J. B., (2017). Dynamic Self-Regulation and Multiple-Goal Pursuit. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 4, 401-423.

Ballard, T. Yeo, G., Loft, S. Vancouver, J. B., Neal, A. (2016). An integrative formal model of motivation and decision making: The MGPM*. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 1240-1265.

Vancouver, J. B., Li, X., Weinhardt, J. M., Purl, J. D., & Steel, P. (2015). Using a Computational Model to Understand Possible Sources of Skews in Distributions of Job Performance. Personnel Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/peps.12141.

Halper, L. R. & Vancouver, J. B. (2015). Self-efficacy's influence on persistence on a physical task: Moderating effect of performance feedback ambiguity. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 22, 170-177.

Vancouver, J. B. & Carlson, B. W. (2015). All things in moderation, including tests of mediation (at least some of the Time). Organizational Research Methods, 18, 70-91.

More publications, grants and presentations below.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Advanced Organizational Behavior; Statistics; Laboratory in Social and Organizational Psychology

Master’s: Work Motivation Programs; Training in Organizations

Ph.D.: Motivation; Experimental Methods; Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Work Attitudes and Motivation; The Psychology of Group Behavior; Context Analysis; Organizational Behavior; Learning, Training and Development; Meta-Analysis.

Graduate Students & Dissertations Chaired

Current

Completed Ph.D.s

  • Justin Weinhardt (2013)
  • Kristen More (2012)
  • Nicole Gullekson (2010)
  • Ryan Yoder (2009)
  • Kevin Tamanini (2008)
  • Chip Pickering (2006)
  • Scott Finlinson (2005)
  • Charlie Thompson (2004)
  • Charles Scherbaum (2003)
  • Dan Putka (2002)
  • Margaret Diddams (1994)

Dissertations Chaired (present affiliation)

Li, X. (2017). Dynamic Goal Choice when Environment Demands Exceed Individual’s Capacity: Scaling up the Multiple-Goal Pursuit Model (University of Minnesota)

Halper, L. R. (2017). Female Success in STEM: How Self-Efficacy Drives Effort (Ohio State University)

Weinhardt, J. M. (2013). Assessing the Influence of a Self-Efficacy Intervention on Students’ Motivation and Performance. (University of Calgary)

More, K. M. (2012). Considering an Integrative Theory of the Values Construct: An Empirical Test of the Values as Goals Proposition Based on Perceptual Control Theory. (Booz, Allen, Hamilton)

Gullekson, N. L., (2010). Should Expatriates Really “Do as the Romans Do?” An Examination of Status and emotional Display Rules in Intercultural Work Contexts. (University of Wisconsin - La Crosse)

Yoder, R. J. (2009). Learning Cognitive Feedback Specificity during Training and the Effect on Learning for Cognitive Tasks. (University of Michigan)

Tamanini, K. B. (2008). Evaluating Differential Rater Functioning in Performance Ratings: Using a Goal-Based Approach. (DDI)

Pickering, C. A. L. (2006). Institutional Participation Effects on Individual Market Framing.

Finlinson, S. (2005). Understanding Organizational Energy Conservation Behaviors: A Test and Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior and Reasons Theory for Developing an Effective Behavioral Change Intervention.

Thompson, C. M. (2004). Training and self‑efficacy interventions: Too much of a good thing?

Scherbaum, C. A. (2003). Detecting response distortion on measures of personality: An application of differential person functioning. (Baruch, CUNY)

Putka, D. J. (2002). The Variance Architecture Approach to the Study of Organizational Constructs. (HumROO)

Diddams, M. (1994). Revisiting the “person” in person-environment fit: The congruence between self-concept and organizational goals and their relationship to organizational commitment and intent to turnover via control theory.

Affiliations

Grants

Funded Grants

Workshop on Computational Modeling for Individual and Organizational Science, Science of Organizations, National Science Foundation; PI 2015 ($49,929).

A general theory of multiple-goal pursuit. Australian Research Council; Co-PI (14-17). (AU$85.000)

Developing and testing dynamic models of goal striving in approach and avoidance contexts. Australian Research Council; Co-PI (12-15). (AU$270.000).

Modeling the Underlying Dynamic Processes in Motivation and Decision Making: A Parsimonious Self-Regulatory Approach. National Science Foundation; PI 09-12. ($408,060).

A multi-level approach to developing selection systems: assessing the effect of situation differences on predictor and outcome relationships. Aon Consulting; PI 99 ($600).

A proposal for an evaluation of the New York State Department of Health Health Personnel Rate Adjustment Program. New York State Department of Health; Co-PI. 92-93; (~$700,000) & Extension 1994 (~$9,000)

Creating a simulated work environment for the study of control hierarchies. NYU Challenge Fund; PI: 93-94 (~$4,000)

Journal Publications

Wang, M., Beal, D. J., Newman, D. A., Chan, D., Vancouver, J. B., & Vandenberg, R. J. (2017). Longitudinal Research: A panel discussion of conceptual issues, research design, and statistical techniques. Work, Aging and Retirement, 3, 1–24. doi:10.1093/workar/waw033.

Vancouver, J. B. & Purl, J D. (2017). A Computational Model of Self-Efficacy’s Various Effects on Performance: Moving the Debate Forward. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 599-616.

Neal, A., Ballard, T. & Vancouver, J. B., (2017). Dynamic Self-Regulation and Multiple-Goal Pursuit. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 4, 401-423.

Ballard, T. Yeo, G., Loft, S. Vancouver, J. B., Neal, A. (2016). An integrative formal model of motivation and decision making: The MGPM*. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 1240-1265.

Vancouver, J. B., Li, X., Weinhardt, J. M., Purl, J. D., & Steel, P. (2015). Using a Computational Model to Understand Possible Sources of Skews in Distributions of Job Performance. Personnel Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/peps.12141.

Halper, L. R. & Vancouver, J. B. (2015). Self-efficacy's influence on persistence on a physical task: Moderating effect of performance feedback ambiguity. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 22, 170-177.

Vancouver, J. B. & Carlson, B. W. (2015). All things in moderation, including tests of mediation (at least some of the Time). Organizational Research Methods, 18, 70-91.

Sun, S, Vancouver, J. B., Weinhardt, J.M., Yoder, R. J., & More, K. M. (2014). Goal choices and planning: distinct expectancy and value effects on two goal processes. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 125, 220-233.

Vancouver, J. B., Weinhardt, J.M., Vigo, R (2014). Change one can believe in: Adding learning to a computational model of self-regulation. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processing, 124, 56-74.

Gullekson, N. L., Griffeth, R., Vancouver, J. B., Kovner, C., & Cohen, D. (2014). Vouching for Childcare Assistance with Two Quasi-Experimental Studies. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 29, 994-1008.

Vancouver, J. B., Gullekson, N. L., Morse, B. J. & Warren, M. A. (2014). Finding a Between-Person Negative Effect of Self-Efficacy on Performance: Not Just a Within-Person Effect Anymore. Human Performance, 27, 243-261.

Weinhardt, J. M. & Vancouver, J. B. (2012). Computational models and organizational psychology: Opportunities abound. Organizational Psychology Review, 2, 267-292.

Vancouver, J. B., & Weinhardt, J.M., (2012). Modeling the mind and the milieu: Computational modeling for micro-level organizational researchers. Organizational Research Methods, 15, 602-623.

Weinhardt, J. M. & Vancouver, J. B. (2012). Intelligent interventions. Perspectives in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, 5, 179-182.

Vancouver, J. B. (2012). Rhetorical Reckoning: A Response to Bandura. Journal of Management, 38, 465-474.

Vancouver, J. B., Weinhardt, J. M., & Schmidt, A. M. (2010). A formal, computational theory of multiple-goal pursuit: Integrating goal-choice and goal-striving processes. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95, 985-1008.

Gullekson, N. L., & Vancouver, J. B. (2010). To conform or not to conform? An examination of perceived emotional display rule norms among sojourners. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34, 315-325.

Vancouver, J. B. (2010). Improving I/O Science through Synthetic Validity. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3, 360-362.

Scherbaum, C. A., & Vancouver, J. B. (2010). If we produce discrepancies, then how? Testing a computational process model of positive goal revision. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 2201-2231.

Vancouver, J. B., Tamanini, K. B., & Yoder, R. J. (2010). Using dynamic computational models to reconnect theory and research: Socialization by the proactive newcomer example. Journal of Management, 36, 764-793.

Vancouver, J. B. (2009). Measuring individual differences in content via changing person-context interaction. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 2, 109-111.

Vancouver, J. B. (2008). Integrating self-regulation theories of work motivation into a dynamic process theory. Human Resource Management Review, 18, 1-18.

Vancouver, J. B. & Scherbaum, C. A. (2008). Do We Self-Regulate Actions or Perceptions? A Test of Two Computational Models. Computational and Mathematical Organizational Theory, 14, 1-22.

Vancouver, J. B., Yoder, R. J., & More, K. M, (2008). Predicting research productivity among I/O Psychologists: The implications of a dynamic interaction model in validity research. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 45, 27-36.

Vancouver, J. B., More, K. M., & Yoder, R. J. (2008). Self‑efficacy and resource allocation: Support for a nonmonotonic, discontinuous model. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 35-47.

Vancouver, J. B. & Kendall, L. N. (2006). When self‑efficacy negatively relates to motivation and performance in a learning context. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 1146-1153.

Owens, J. S., Richerson, L., Beilstein, E. A., Crane, A., Murphy, C. E., & Vancouver, J. B. (2005). School‑Based Mental Health Programming for Children with Inattentive and Disruptive Behavior Problems: First Year Treatment Outcome. Journal of Attention Disorders, 9, 261-274.

Vancouver, J. B., & Day, D. V. (2005). Industrial and Organization Research on Self‑Regulation: From Constructs to Applications. Applied Psychology: International Review, 54, 155-185.

Vancouver J. B., Putka, D. J., & Scherbaum, C. A. (2005). Testing a Computational Model of the Goal‑Level Effect: An Example of a Neglected Methodology. Organizational Research Methods, 8, 100‑127.

Vancouver, J. B. (2005). The Depth of History and Explanation as Benefit and Bane for Psychological Control Theories. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90, 38-52.

Vancouver, J. B., & Tischner, E. C. (2004). The Effect of Feedback Sign on Task Performance Depends on Self‑Concept Discrepancies. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 1092-1098.

Vancouver, J. B., Thompson, C. M., Tischner, E. C., & Putka, D. J. (2002). Two studies examining the negative effect of self-efficacy on performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 506–516.

Patterson, S.M., Vancouver, J. B., & Krantz, D. S. (2002). Relationships among 24‑hr activity diary recordings, Holter monitor heart rate, and actigraph activity monitoring. Psychophysiology, 39: S65‑S65 Suppl. 1.

Vancouver, J. B., Thompson, C. M., & Williams, A. A. (2001). The changing signs in the relationships between self‑efficacy, personal goals and performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86, 605-620.

Vancouver, J. B. & Putka, D. J. (2000). Analyzing Goal-Striving Behavior and a Test of the Generalizability of Perceptual Control Theory. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 82, 334-362.

Vancouver, J. B. & Scherbaum Jr., C. A. (2000). Automaticity, goals and environmental interactions. American Psychologist, 55, 763-764.

Morrison, E. W., & Vancouver, J. B. (2000). Within‑person analysis of information seeking: The effects of perceived costs and benefits. Journal of Management, 26, 119‑137.

Vancouver, J. B. (1997). The application of HLM to the analysis of the dynamic interaction of environment, person and behavior. Journal of Management, 23(6), 795-818.

Austin, J. T., & Vancouver, J. B. (1996). Goal constructs in psychology: Structure, process, and content. Psychological Bulletin, 120(3), 338-375.

Vancouver, J. B. (1996). Living systems theory as a paradigm for organizational behavior: Understanding humans, organizations, and social processes. Behavioral Science, 41(3), 165-204.

Vancouver, J. B. & Morrison, E. W. (1995). Feedback inquiry: The effects of source attributes and individual differences. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 62, 276-285.

Vancouver, J. B. & Millsap, R., Peters, P. A. (1994). Multilevel Analysis of Organization Goal Congruence. Journal of Applied Psychology, 79, 666-679.

Solomon, D. J., Vancouver, J. B., Reinhart, M. A., & Haf, J. J. (1992). A graphic approach for presenting expectancy of success based on two predictors. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 4, 45-48.

Vancouver, J. B. & Schmitt, N. (1991). An exploratory examination of person-organization fit: Organizational goal congruence. Personnel Psychology, 44, 333-352.

Vancouver, J. B., Rubin, B., & Kerr, N. L. (1991). Sex Composition of groups and member motivation III: Social loafing at a feminine task. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 12, 133-144.

Smith, R. C., Greenbaum, D., Vancouver, J. B., Henry, R., Reinhart, M. A., Greenbaum, R., Dean, H., & Mayle, J. (1991). Gender differences in the prediction of Irritable Bowel Syndrome using Manning criteria. Gastroenterology. 100, 591-595.

Vancouver, J. B., Reinhart, M. A., Solomon, D. J., & Haf, J. J. (1990). Testing for validity and bias in the use of GPA and the MCAT in the selection of medical school students. Academic Medicine. 65, 694-696.

Smith, R. C., Greenbaum, D., Vancouver, J. B., Henry, R., Reinhart, M. A., Greenbaum, R., Dean, H., & Mayle, J. (1990). Psychosocial factors are associated with health care-seeking rather than diagnosis in irritable bowel syndrome. Gastroenterology, 98, 293-301.

Vancouver, J. B. & Ilgen, D. R. (1989). The effects of interpersonal orientation and the sex‑type of the task on choosing to work alone or in a group. Journal of Applied Psychology, 74, 927-934.

Hollenbeck, J. R., Ilgen, D. R., Ostroff, C., & Vancouver, J. B. (1987). Sex differences in occupational choice, pay and worth: A psychological approach to understanding the male‑female wage gap. Personnel Psychology, 40, 715‑744.

Book Chapters

Cronin, M. & Vancouver, J. B. (in press). The Only Constant is Change: Expanding Theory by Incorporating Dynamic Properties into One’s Models. In S. E. Humphrey & J. M. LeBreton (Eds.), The Handbook for Multilevel Theory, Measurement, and Analysis. American Psychological Association.

Li, X. & Vancouver, J. B. (in press). Computational modeling. Annotated bibliography.

Vancouver, J. B. (in press). Perceptions of Control Theory in Organizational Psychology: Disturbances and Counter-Disturbances. In W. Mansell (Ed.), Living Control Systems IV.

Vancouver, J. B., Alicke, M.., & Halper, L. R. (2017). Self-Efficacy. In R. Johnson, L. Ferris, & C. Sedikides (Eds.), Self at Work. New York: Routledge.

Vancouver, J. B. (2017). Motivational taxonomies. In Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology, Elsevier. ISBN 9780128093245

Vancouver, J. B. (2017). Control theory. In S. G. Rogelberg (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (2nd ed.; pp. 228-230). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Vancouver, J. B., Halper, L. R., & Bayes, K. A. (2017). Regulating Our Own Learning: Stuff You Did Not Realize You Needed to Know (pp. 95-116). In J. E. Ellingson & R. A. Noe (Eds.), Autonomous Learning in the Workplace. New York: Routledge.

Vancouver, J. B. (2015). Motivation. In F. Boehm-Davis, & L. Durso (Eds.), Handbook of Human-Systems Integration (pp. 517-533). Washington, DC: APA.

Vancouver, J. B. (2013). Systems theory of organizations. In E. Kessler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Management Theory (vol. 2, pp. 521-523). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Vancouver, J. B., Weinhardt, J.M., Warren, M., Covey, A., Purl, J., Milakovic, A., & Li, X. (2013). Do management scholars mistakenly believe in the capacity of self-efficacy? In D. Svyantek & K. Mahoney (Eds.), Received Wisdom, Kernels of Truth, and Boundary Conditions in Organizational Studies (pp. 77-103). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Vancouver, J. B., and Warren, M. A. (2012) “This is how we do research around here: socializing methodological and measurement issues.” In C. Wanberg (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization (pp. 187-211). New York: Oxford University Press.

Vancouver, J. B. (2012). Applying control theory to sequential foreign policy decision-making. In C. F. Hermann (Ed.), When Things Go Wrong: Foreign Policy Decision-Making Under Adverse Feedback (pp. 142-173). New York: Routledge Press.

Vancouver, J. B., & Zawidzki, T. (2007). What Determines the Self in Self‑Regulation: Applied Psychology’s Struggle with Will. In D. Ross, D. Spurrett, H. Kincaid, & L. Stephens (Eds.), Distributed Cognition and the Will (pp. 289-322). MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.

Vancouver, J. B. (2006). Control theory. In S. G. Rogelberg (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (pp. 107-110). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Vancouver, J. B. (2004). Motivational taxonomies. In C.D. Spielberger (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology, (pp. 625-630). San Diego: Academic Press.

Vancouver, J. B. (2000). Self-regulation in Industrial/Organizational Psychology: A tale of two paradigms. In M. Boekaerts, P.R. Pintrich, & M. Zeidner, (Eds.), Handbook of Self-Regulation (pp. 303-341). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

Vancouver, J. B. (2017, August). A Workshop on Developing, Simulating, and Evaluating Computational Models of Micro-Phenomena. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.

Sultan, M. & Vancouver, J. B. (2017, August). The Examination of Stress from Demands:  A Recovery of Resources Perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.

Cronin, M. A. & Vancouver, J. B. (2017, August). The Only Constant is Change: Expanding Theory by Incorporating Dynamic Properties into One’s Models. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.

Bayes, K. A., Vancouver, J. B. (2017, April). Hiding Vegetables in Candy: Challenge Motivates the Use of Effective Learning. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Li, X. & Vancouver, J. B. (2016, May). Simulating the Dynamics When Facing a Lost Cause: A Comparison of Three Computational Models. Poster presented at the 28th Association of Psychological Sciences Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Vancouver, J. B. (2016, May). Some Dangers with Longitudinal Designs: Lessons from a Computational Model. Poster presented at the 28th Association of Psychological Sciences Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Hall, K. E., Halper, L. R., & Vancouver, J. B. (2016, May). Self-Regulated Learning: Evidence of Insufficient and Unnecessary Resource Allocation. Poster presented at the 28th Association of Psychological Sciences Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Halper, L. R., Hall, K. E., & Vancouver, J. B. (2016, May). Learning Self-Efficacy Is Positively and Negatively Related to Effort Allocated to Learning. Poster presented at the 28th Association of Psychological Sciences Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Halper, L. & Vancouver, J. B. (2016, April). Continuous learning: Choosing and allocating resources to strengths and weaknesses. Poster to be presented at the 31st annual Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference, Anaheim, CA.

Halper, L. Vancouver, J. B., & Bayes, K. A. (2016, April). Does self-efficacy really mediate the training-to-performance relationship? No. Poster to be presented at the 31st annual Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference, Anaheim, CA.

Vancouver, J. B. & Li, X. (Chairs, 2016, April). Formal modeling I-O Psychology phenomena: Instructional exemplars. Symposuim to be presented at the 31st annual Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference, Anaheim, CA.

Halper, L. & Vancouver, J. B. (2015, August). Self-Efficacy's Influence on Persistence: Moderating Effect of Performance Feedback Ambiguity. Presentation in a Divisional Paper session Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Vancouver, J. B. (2015, August). Why behavioral change is so difficult to predict: Computational models of the dynamics of self-regulation. In S. J. Golden & L. Van Dyne (Chairs), Challenging the status quo: Advances in behavior change research, symposium to be presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Vancouver, J. B. (2015, May). Cutting Edge Issues in Multilevel Theory and Research. Presented at the Multilevel Theory and Research Conference, Penn State University, College Station, PA.

Purl, J. & Vancouver, J. B. (2015, April). Modeling Self-Efficacy’s Effect on Performance. In Modeling and Simulation in I/O Psychology: A World of Opportunity. Symposium presented at the 30th annual Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Purl, J. & Vancouver, J. B. (2015, April). Collective Efficacy’s Role in Team Resource Allocation. Presented at the 30th annual Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Paper presented at the annual Society or Organizational Behavior conference, Orlando, FL.

Vancouver, J. B. (2014, May). Turning Self-Regulation Theory into a Paradigm for Psychology. Invited address presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Purl, J., Halper, L., Tomossetti, A., & Vancouver, J. B. (2014, May). Using online data sources: An analysis of job search behavior. Presented at the 27th annual Association for Psychological Science conference. San Francisco, CA.

Paik, L. & Vancouver, J. B. (2014, May). Demanding Dynamics: Computationally Modeling the Job Demands Control Theory. In J. B. Vancouver (Chair), Dynamic Models: From Getting a Job to Surviving One. Symposium presented at the Meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

Halper, L. & Vancouver, J. B. (2014, May). Computationally Modeling the Dynamic Roles of Performance, Leadership, and Justice. In J. B. Vancouver (Chair), Dynamic Models: From Getting a Job to Surviving One. Symposium presented at the Meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

Li, X. & Vancouver, J. B., Weinhardt, J. M., Purl, J. D., & Steel, P. (2014, May). Computational Models of Potential Processes Creating Positively Skewed Performance Distributions. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

Li, X. & Vancouver, J. B. (2014, May) Computationally Modeling the Effects of Normative Feedback. In Schmidt, A. M. (Chair), Understanding the Allocation of Resources to Competing Demands. Symposium presented at the Meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

Vancouver, J. B. & Halper, L. R. (2013, November). The Organizational Milieu: The Dynamic Roles of Performance, Leadership, and Justice Using Computational Modeling. Paper presented at the annual Society of Organizational Behavior conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Weinhardt, J. M. & Vancouver, J. B. (2013, August). Goal Prioritization: The Role of Dynamic Values and Expectancies. In M. R. Parke & B. M. Firth (Chairs), Putting First Things First: Advances in Research on Goal Prioritization. Symposium to be presented at the annual Academy of Management conference, Orlando, FL.

Vancouver, J. B. (2013, May). Toward a Comprehensive Computational Control Theory Model of Self-Regulation. In M. J. Tomasik & A. W. Kruglanski (Chairs), Dynamics of Multiple Goals Across Adulthood. Symposium presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Motivation. Washington, D.C.

Weinhardt, J.M., Vancouver, J. B., Sun, S. (2013, April). Distinct expectancy and value effects in goal choice and planning. In G. Park and S. Chong (Chairs), Self-regulation of motivation over time. Symposium presented at the Meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Milakovic, A. L., Warren, M. A., Tenbrink, A. N., Vancouver, J. B., Halper, L., Cameron, A. R., & Weinhardt, J. M., (2013, April). Goal Importance and Goal Proximity Interact to Predict Resource Allocation. Poster to be presented at the meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Vancouver, J. B. (2012, September). Computational models of Potential Processes Responsible for Pareto Performance Distributions. Paper presented at the annual Society of Organizational Behavior conference, Fort Collins, CO.

Vancouver, J. B. & Weinhardt, J. M. (2012, August). Conceptual, Analytic, Computational, and Empirical Approaches to Understanding the Dynamics of Motivation, Affect, and Stress in Organizations. Symposium presented at the annual Academy of Management conference, Boston, MA.

Weinhardt, J. M. & Vancouver, J. B. (2012, August). What We Learned from a Computational Model of Job Attitudes and Stress. In J. B. Vancouver & J. M. Weinhardt (chairs), Conceptual, Analytic, Computational, and Empirical Approaches to Understanding the Dynamics of Motivation, Affect, and Stress in Organizations. Paper presented at the annual Academy of Management conference, Boston, MA.

Cameron, A. Purl, J., Weinhardt, J. M. Milakovic, A., Li, A, Vancouver, J. B. (2012, May). Dynamic Decision Making: Multiple Goal Pursuit. Poster presented at 24th annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference, Chicago, IL.

Newman, D. A., Wang, M. (co-chairs), Vandenberg, R. J., Vancouver, J. B., Beal, D. J., Chan, D. (2012, April). Longitudinal Research: A Question & Answer Session on Recent Advancements. Panel discussion presented at the meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Vancouver, J. B., & Weinhardt, J. (2012, April). Computational models of self-regulation innovations in theory development and testing. Symposium chaired at the meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Weinhardt, J., & Vancouver, J. B., (2012, April). Learning to pursue multiple goals: A computational model. In J. B. Vancouver & J. M. Weinhardt (chairs), Computational models of self-regulation innovations in theory development and testing. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Liu, S., Vancouver, J. B., & Zhu, J. J. (2012, April). Modeling the Goal Gradient Effect: Reconciling a Control Theory Dilemma. In J. B. Vancouver & J. M. Weinhardt (chairs), Computational models of self-regulation innovations in theory development and testing. Paper presented at the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Gee, P., Neal, A., & Vancouver, J. B. (2012, April). Modeling adaptive goal-setting in dynamic performance environments. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Vancouver, J. B., & Weinhardt, J. (2012, April). Self-regulation across goals and time. Symposium chaired at the meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Weinhardt, J.M., Vancouver, J. B., Purl, J., Covey, A., & Milakovic, A. (2012, April). Dynamic preference construction in multiple goal pursuit. In J. B. Vancouver & J. M. Weinhardt (chairs), Self-regulation across goals and time. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Weinhardt, J.M. & Vancouver, J. B. (2012, April). Examining the decisions when to work and when to play. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Harman, J. L., González-Vallejo, C., Vancouver, J. B. (2011, November). Unobtainable Goals and Lost Causes: Dynamic choice in multiple goal pursuit. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Seattle, WA.

Weinhardt, J.M., Vancouver, J. B., Purl, J., Covey, A., Milakovic, A. (2011, November). A dynamic computational model of preference construction. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Seattle, WA.

Weinhardt, J.M., & Vancouver, J. B. (2011, November). Learning to pursue multiple goals: A computational model. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Seattle, WA.

Purl, J., Weinhardt, J. M., Milakovic, A., Vancouver, J. B., & González-Vallejo, C. (2011, May) A dynamic computational model of preference construction. Poster presented at the 23th annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference. Washington D.C.

Tenbrink, A. N., Milakovic, A., Warren, M., Weinhardt, J. M., & Vancouver, J. B. (2011, May) Linear, asymptotic, or nonmonotonic: Your vocabulary words for today. Poster presented at the 23th annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference. Washington D.C.

Milakovic, A., Tenbrink, A. N., Weinhardt, J. M., Warren, M., & Vancouver, J. B. (2011, May) Learning self-efficacy and study decisions. Poster presented at the 23th annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference. Washington D.C.

Harman, J. L., Weinhardt, J., González-Vallejo, C., & Vancouver, J. B. (2011, May). Affect and Goals in Decision Search Behavior. Paper presented at Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Weinhardt, J. M., & Vancouver, J. B. (2011, April) Learning to Pursue Mutliple Goals: A computational model. Paper presented at Midwest Cognitive Science Society, East Lansing, MI.

Harman, J. L., González-Vallejo, C., Vancouver, J. B., Weinhardt, J. M., & Milakovic, A. (2011, April) Lost causes and unobtainable goals: Dynamic choice in a multiple goal seeking environment. Paper presented at Midwest Cognitive Science Society, East Lansing, MI.

Chan, D., Vandenberg, R. J., Vancouver, J. B., Beal, D. J., Wang, M., & Newman, D. A. (2011, April). Longitudinal Research: Combining Recent Advancements. Panel discussion presented at Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Gerasymchuk, M., Gullekson, N. L., Morse, B. J., Warren, M. A., & Vancouver, J. B. (2011, April). Self-Efficacy: Differing Effects across Manipulations, Measures, and Levels of Analysis. Poster presented at Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Chicago, IL.

Yoder, R. J. & Vancouver, J. B. (2011, April). Does Specific Feedback Undermine or Encourage Self-Regulated Learning? It Depends. In T. Sitzmann & K. N. Bauer (chairs) Self-Regulated Learning Interventions: A Recipe for Training Success. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Chicago, IL.

Weinhardt, J. M., Milakovic, A., Vancouver, J. B., González-Vallejo, C., Harman, J. L., & Phillips, N. (2010, November). The Development and Test of a Dynamic Decision Making Model of Changing Multiple Preferences. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM). St. Louis, MO.

Harman, J. L., Weinhardt, J. M., González-Vallejo, C., & Vancouver, J. B. (2010, November). Process tracing in non-conscious activation of goal pursuit: reversal of the affect motivational route of goal activation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM). St. Louis, MO.

Vancouver, J. B., (2010, August). Discussant. In A. M. Schmidt & J. W. Beck (Co-Chairs), Any Which Way You Can: Resource Allocation among Competing Demands. Symposium presented at the Academy of Management Annual Convention, Montreal, CA.

Vancouver, J. B., González-Vallejo, C.C., Weinhardt, J.M., Harmon, J., & Phillips, N. (2010, June). Evaluation of a changing values computational model of dynamic decision making. Poster presented at The Conference on Behavioral Decision Research in Management. Carnegie Melon, PA.

Harman, J. L., González Vallejo, C., Vancouver, J. B., & Weinhardt, J. M. (2010, June). Dynamic SDM Model of Choice: Understanding the dynamics of risk-aversion and risk-seeking with a goal framework perspective. Poster presented at The Conference on Behavioral Decision Research in Management. Carnegie Melon, PA.

Weinhardt, J. M., Vancouver, J. B., González Vallejo, C., & Harman, J. L. (2010, June). Testing Intertemporal Substitution of Labor and Leisure in the Laboratory: The Role of Goals in Dynamic Motivation. Poster presented at The Conference on Behavioral Decision Research in Management. Carnegie Melon, PA.

Vancouver, J. B., González-Vallejo, C.C., Weinhardt, J.M., Harman, J., Suhr, J. & Vigo, R. (2010, May). A Computational Model of Goal-Striving Person/Environment Processes during the BART Risk-Taking Measure. Poster presented at the 22th annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference. Boston, MA.

Weinhardt, J.M., Harman, J., Milakovic, A., Tenbrink, A. González-Vallejo, C.C., & Vancouver, J. B. (2010, May). Testing the Affective-Motivational Route in Nonconscious Goal Activation. Poster presented at the 22th annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference. Boston, MA.

Milakovic, A., Weinhardt, J.M., Vancouver, J. B., Moon, I., & Goren, B. (2010, May). Contrasting Goal-Striving Models with Economic Models of Choice and Time on Task. Poster presented at the 22th annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference. Boston, MA.

Vancouver, J. B., Weinhardt, J.M., González-Vallejo, C.C., Harman, J., & Milakovic, A. (2010, May). Multiple-Goal Pursuit: Computational modeling approach to theory development and testing. Poster presented at The Society for Study of Motivation Pre-Conference to APS. Boston, MA.

More, K. & Vancouver, J. B. (2010, April). Values in Motivation: Support for a Self-Regulatory Approach. Interactive poster presented at the Annual Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology conference. Atlanta, GA.

Weinhardt, J. M., Vancouver, J. B., González-Vallejo, C. C., & Harman, J. (2009, November). The Influence of Goals on Dynamic Decision Making. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM). Boston, MA.

Griffeth, R. W. & Vancouver, J. B. (2009, November). Sim Career: Development of a Virtual Organizational World (VOW) For Studying Employee Turnover Processes. Presented at the annual Society of Organizational Behavior conference, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Vancouver, J. B. & Weinhardt, J. M. (2009, August). Computationally Modeling Motivation: Multiple Goal Pursuit. Paper presented in J. B. Vancouver & J. M. Weinhardt (Chairs), Micro and Meso Computational Models of Organizational Behavior. Academy of Management, Chicago.

Weinhardt, J. M., Vancouver, J. B., González-Vallejo, C. C, Harmon, J. (2009, May). Understanding the framing effect: A computational model of affect and goals. Poster presented at the 21th annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference. San Fransisco, CA.

Vancouver, J. B., Gullekson, N., Morse, B., & Warren, M. (2009, April). Self-Efficacy’s Different Effects on Performance Depend on Goal Process. Poster presented at the 24th annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference. New Orleans, LA.

Harman, J. L., González-Vallejo, C., Vancouver, J. B., Weinhardt, J. M. (2009, April). A Dynamic Goal Relative Decision Model of Risk Seeking Behavior. Poster presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association conference. Chicago, IL.

Weinhardt, J. M. & Vancouver, J. B. (2008, November). The Influence of Choice Bracketing on Intertemporal Substitution of Labor. Poster presented at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. Chicago, IL.

Harman, J. L., González-Vallejo, C., Vancouver, J. B., Weinhardt, J. M. (2008, November). A Dynamic and Stochastic Choice Model for Risk Seeking Behavior. Poster presented at the Society for Judgement and Decision Making, Chicago, IL.

Vancouver, J. B. (2008, October). Modeling a Marriage between Motivation and Decision Making. Presented at the annual Society of Organizational Behavior conference, Virginia Tech University, Richmond, VA.

Gullekson, N. L., Morse, B. J., & Vancouver, J. B. (2008, May). Replicating the negative effects of self-efficacy on performance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Chicago.

Morse, B. J., Gullekson, N. L., & Vancouver, J. B. (2008, May). Discrepancy reduction in motivation: The negative effect of self-efficacy on performance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Chicago.

González-Vallejo, C. C., Vancouver, J. B., Harmon, J., Weinhardt, J. M., & More, K. M. (2008, May). Exploring risk-seeking behavior with a dynamic and stochastic model of choice. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Chicago.

Vancouver, J. B., González-Vallejo, C. C., Weinhardt, J. M., & More, K. M. (2008, May). Prospecting for goals: A computational model of risk, choice, and goal seeking. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Chicago.

More, K. M., Weinhardt, J. M., & Vancouver, J. B. (2008, May). Using computational self-regulation models to simulate psychological processes in dynamic decision making. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Chicago.

Weinhardt, J. M., Vancouver, J. B., & More, K. M. (2008, May). Competing goals: A computational model of muliple goal systems. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Chicago.

Vancouver, J. B., Morris, S., Morse, B., Smart, M., & Tamanini, K (2008, April). Learning a new goal: A control theory approach to goal origin. Paper presented at the 23rd annual conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Gullekson, N. L., & Vancouver, J. B. (2008, April). Cultural distance, perception of emotional display rules, and sojourner adjustment. Poster presented at the annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, San Francisco, CA.

More, K. & Vancouver, J. B. (2008, April). Consider the source: An investigation of psychological contract formation. Poster presented at the 23rd annual conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Vancouver, J. B. (2008, March). Applying control theory to sequential foreign policy decision-making. In C. F. Hermann (chair), Blowback! Adverse Feedback to Major Foreign Policy Commitments & Policy Makers Reaction. Paper to be presented at the International Studies Association annual conference, San Francisco, CA.

Vancouver, J. B. (2007, October). Goal Acquisition: Learning a New Goal. Presented at the annual Society of Organizational Behavior conference, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Steel, P., Vancouver, J. B., & Lord, R. G. (2007, April). Unifying Theories of Motivation. Theoretical Advancement Session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York.

Yoder, R. & Vancouver, J. B. (2007, April). Investigating conflicting findings: An examination of the relationship between self-efficacy and information seeking behavior. Poster submitted to the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York.

Vancouver, J. B., Gullekson, N., & Bliese, P. (2007, April). Lagged Regression as a Method for Causal Analysis: Monte Carlo Analyses of Possible Artifacts. Poster submitted to the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York.

Vancouver, J. B. (2006, October). Invariance in Change: The Case of the Motivated Agent. Presented at the annual Society of Organizational Behavior conference, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Vancouver, J. B. (2006, July). Modeling Time, Person, and Environment When Examining Self-Regulatory Processes. In J. B. Vancouver (Chair), Self-regulation in the workplace: Contemporary issues. Symposium presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, Greece.

Morse, B., Gullekson, N., Morris, S., & Vancouver, J. B., (2005, November). Predicting behavior using perceptual control theory and a managerial scheduling task. Presented at the First Annual River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Northern Kentucky University.

Vancouver, J. B., Tamanini, K.B., & Yoder, R. (2005, April). Seeking reciprocity in socialization theory and research: What models reveal. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.

More, K. M., Yoder, R., & Vancouver, J. B. (2005, April). Manipulating self-efficacy through enacted mastery: More negative effects on motivation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.

Vancouver, J. B., & Zawidzki, T. (2005, March). What Determines the Self in Self‑Regulation: Applied Psychology’s Struggle with Will. Paper presented at the second annual Distributed Cognition and the Will conference.

More, K., Yoder, R., & Vancouver, J. B. (2004, June). Resource Allocation under Various Levels of Self-Efficacy and Valence. Poster presented at the annual American Psychological Society conference, Chicago.

Yoder, R., More, K., & Vancouver, J. B. (2004, June). What makes a productive I/O faculty member: A predictive validity study. Poster presented at the annual American Psychological Society conference, Chicago.

Vancouver, J. B. & Kendall, L. N. (2004, April). Does self-efficacy negatively affect motivation in a learning context? In A. M. Schmidt & S. W. J. Kozlowski (Chairs), What to do? Multiple goals, resource allocation, and self-regulation. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago.

Vancouver, J. B. (2004, April). Discussant. Goal-setting, goal-orientation, and self-regulatory focus - an integration. In M. Erez (Chair), Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago.

Vancouver, J. B. & Scherbaum, K. L. (2003, June). Does self-efficacy positively or negatively influence motivation? . . . Yes. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Society, Altanta.

Scherbaum, C. A., Vancouver, J. B., & Finlinson, S. (2003, April). Applying computational and multilevel modeling to Ackerman’s skill acquisition model. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando.

Vancouver, J. B., Hanges, P. J., Ilgen, D. R., Lord, R. G., & Scherbaum, C. A. (2003, April). Computational modeling of dynamic organizational phenomenon. Roundtable presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando.

Vancouver, J. B., Thompson, C. M. & Carlson, B. (2003, April). All Things in Moderation. Including Tests of Mediation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando.

Vancouver, J. B., & Scherbaum, K. L., (2003, April). Computational model accounting for relationship between self-efficacy and resource allocation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando.

Patterson, S. M., Vancouver, J. B., & Krantz, D. S. (2002, October). Relationships among 24-hour activity diary recordings, Holter monitor heart rate, and Actigraph activitiy monitoring. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Society of Psychophysiological Research, Washington, D.C.

Eden, D. Chen, G., Kanfer, R., Mathieu, J., Stajkovic, A., Vancouver, J. B. (2002, April). Thinking of Efficacy: Debating Contrary Views of Issues in Research on Efficacy Beliefs. Panel discussion presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

Lee, T., Locke, E. & Vancouver, J. B., (2002, April). Control theory vs. goal-setting theory: Which is the proper model for human motivation? Debate at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

Scherbaum, C. A., & Vancouver, J. B. (2002, April). Testing Two Explanations for Goal-Setting Effects: A Persistent Question. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

Scherbaum, C. A., & Vancouver, J. B. (2002, April). Testing a computational goal-discrepancy reducing model of discrepancy production. In J. B. Vancouver (chair), Goal-Perception Discrepancy Production: Current Practical and Theoretical Issues. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

Tischner, E. C., & Vancouver, J. B. (2002, April). The Effects of Feedback and Self‑level Goal Maintenance on Task Performance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

Vancouver, J. B., & Scherbaum, K. C. (2002, April). Self-Efficacy and Resource Allocation Planning: A Discontinuous Model. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

Zollo, J. S., Vancouver, J. B., & Thompson, C. M. (2002, April). Self-Efficacy and Performance: Moderators of Experimental Effect Sizes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

Vancouver, J. B. (2001, July). Melding Modes of Processing: Program-Level Models of Thinking and Behaving. Presented at the annual meeting of the Control Systems Group, St. Louis, MO.

Vancouver, J. B. (2001, May). Can Control Theory Increase Understanding of Sequential Foreign Policy Decision Making? Paper presented at the George Bush School Symposium on "Responding to Negative Feedback in Foreign Policy Decision‑Making" at Texas A&M University.

Putka, D. J. & Vancouver, J. B. (2001, April). The Relative Reliability of Three Measures of Group OCB Engagement. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Putka, D. J. & Vancouver, J. B. (2001, April). The Variance Architecture Approach to the Study of Organizational Constructs. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Vancouver J. B., Putka, D. J., & Scherbaum, C. A. (2000, August). How Control Theory Accounts for Goal-Setting: An Empirical Investigation. Presented at the annual Academy of Management conference, Toronto, Canada.

Putka, D. J. & Vancouver, J. B. (2000, August). Decomposing the Variance in Employees' Engagement in OCB: A Multi‑level Investigation. Presented at the annual Academy of Management conference, Toronto, Canada.

Vancouver, J. B. (2000, June). Unified Theories in Psychology and the Machine-Analogy Criticism. Presented at the annual American Psychological Society conference, Miami Beach, FL.

Putka, D. J. & Vancouver, J .B. (2000, June). Testing Directionality in the Relationship Between Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Job Satisfaction. Presented at the annual American Psychological Society conference, Miami Beach, FL.

Scherbaum Jr. C. A. & Vancouver, J. B. (2000, June). How discrepancy reducing loops can create positive goal discrepancies: A computer simulation. Presented at the annual American Psychological Society conference, Miami Beach, FL.

Thompson, C. & Vancouver, J. B. (2000, June). Self‑efficacy and Performance on Complex Tasks: Reconceptualizing the Level of Specificity. Presented at the annual American Psychological Society conference, Miami Beach, FL.

Boyer, D. A., Zollo, J. Thompson, C., Vancouver, J. B., Shewring, K., & Sims, E. (2000, June). A Quantitative Review of the Effects of Manipulated Self‑Efficacy on Performance. Presented at the annual American Psychological Society conference, Miami Beach, FL. (GS = 13)

Zollo, J. Lobo, T. R., & Vancouver, J. B. (2000, June). A Validation of the Rosenbaum Self‑Control Schedule. Presented at the annual American Psychological Society conference, Miami Beach, FL.

Vancouver J. B. & Thompson, C. M. (2000, April). When Increasing Self-Efficacy Decreases Performance: An Experimental Study. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Vancouver, J. B. Williams, A. A. & Thompson, C. (1999, August). Another Paper on Goals, Self‑Efficacy and Performance, But a Very Different Set of Findings. Presented at the 59th Annual Academy of Management Conference. Chicago, IL.

Putka, D. J. & Vancouver, J. B. (1999, August). The moderating effects of employee perceptions of behavioral discretion on the relationship between OCB and job satisfaction. Presented as the 59th Annual Academy of Management Conference. Chicago, IL. (GS = 2)

Zollo, J. & Vancouver, J. B. (1999, June). Delay of Gratification: Applying ‘cool’ Ideation Strategies to Adults. Presented at the Annual American Psychological Society conference.

Zollo, J., Scherbaum, C., & Vancouver, J. B. (1999, May). Goal setting in perfect markets. Presented at the Annual Midwest Psychology Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Vancouver, J. B. (1998, August). Clarifying semantic misunderstandings in the control theory debate. Paper Presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Vancouver, J. B. (Discussant)(1998, August). Correlates of Employee Initiative. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, San Diego, CA.

Zollo, J., Vancouver, J. B., & Wang, J. (1998, May). When Goal Setting Fails: The Uncertain Task. Poster presented at the meeting for the American Psychological Society, Washington D.C.

Finlinson, S., Brasher, E. E., Chen, P. Y., Haeggberg, H., Hanley, R. E., Vancouver, J. B. (1998, April). Using Interactive Multimedia Software On The Web For I/O Applications. Masters tutorial presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, Texas.

Morrison, E. W., & Vancouver, J. B. (1997, August). Within-Person analysis of newcomer information seeking across information domains and sources. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Academy of Management. Boston, MA

Vancouver, J. B. (1997, May). Should psychological science seek unified theories now or ever? Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Society. Washington D.C.

Williams, A. A., Vancouver, J. B., & Liu, E. ( 1996, August). Experimental Simulations as a Research Method. In J.B. Vancouver (chair), Using Computer Simulations to Study Complex Organizational Behavior. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Cincinnati, August 1996.

Liu, E., Vancouver, J. B., & Williams, A.A. (1996, August). SIMNURSE: A dynamic and interactive research tool. In J.B. Vancouver (chair), Using Computer Simulations to Study Complex Organizational Behavior. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Cincinnati, August 1996.

Vancouver, J. B. (1995, August). The application of HLM to the analysis of performance on two goals. In N. Bennett (Chair), Introduction, Explanation, and Illustrations of Hierarchical Linear Modeling as a Management Research Tool. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Vancouver, J. B. (1994, August). Individual and organizational systems fit. In T. Welchan (Chair), New Directions in Fit. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Dallas.

Loher, B., Vancouver, J. B., & Czajka, J. (1994, April). Preferences and Reactions to teams. Presented at the 9th Annual Conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Nashville. (GS = 4)

Kovner, C. T., Lavelle, K. O., Vancouver, J. B., Cook, S., & Ferrara, E. (1993, October). Predictors of individual success in achieving a nursing career. Poster presented at New York State Nurses Association Conference.

Morrison, E. W., & Vancouver, J. B. (1993, August). The effects of source attributes on feedback seeking: A policy capturing study. Poster presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta.

Vancouver, J. B., Larson, P., & McDonald, D. (1992, August). Feedback timing effects on the performance of two goals. In J. B. Vancouver (Chair), The effects of multiple goal systems in work settings. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington DC.

Waxman, E. A., Rock, J., & Vancouver, J. B. (1992, August). Identification and advantage of multiple control systems in task performance. In J. B. Vancouver (Chair), The effects of multiple goal systems in work settings. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington DC.

Smith, R. C., Greenbaum, D., Vancouver, J. B., & Henry, R. (1990, August). Gender differences in diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome by the Manning criteria. Paper presented at the World Congresses of Gastroenterology, Sydney, Australia.

Anderson, W. A., Vancouver, J. B., & McKellin, D. (1990, May). Impact of faculty development fellowship training. Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference. Seattle, Washington.

Vancouver, J. B., & Schmitt, N. (1990, April). An exploratory examination of person-organization fit: Organizational goal congruence. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida.

Smith, R. C., Greenbaum, D., Vancouver, J. B., & Henry, R. (1989, May). Failure of psychosocial criteria to diagnose the Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Paper presented at the National Gastroenterologists Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Vancouver, J. B., Rubin, B., & Kerr, N. L. (1989, May). Group sex composition and social loafing on a feminine task. Paper presentation at the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Vancouver, J. B., Reinhart, M. A., Solomon, D. J., & Haf, J. J. (1989, March). Determination of validity and bias in the use of GPA and MCAT in the selection of medical school students. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Solomon, D. J., Vancouver, J. B., Reinhart, M. A., & Haf, J. J. (1989, January). A graphic approach for presenting expectancy of success based on two predictors. Paper presentation at the Winter Conference for the Michigan Educational Research Association, East Lansing, Michigan.

Invited Addresses & Workshops

Vancouver, J. B. (2015, November). Searching for the Holy Grail: Computational Models Based on an Invariant Structure. Invited talk to OSU Quantitative Psychology section.

Vancouver, J. B. (2015, June). Workshop presented at the Organizational Psychology, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.

Vancouver, J. B. (2015, June). Addressing Theoretical and Empirical Conundrums in I-O Psychology with Computational Models. Invited presentation to Organizational Psychology, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.

Vancouver, J. B. (2015, April). Toward a Comprehensive Computational Control Theory Model of Self-Regulation. Invited presentation at Neurolunch. Ohio University. Athens, OH.

Vancouver, J. B. (2014, December). Modeling the Mind and the Milieu: Computational Modeling for Organizational Psychologists. Workshop presented at the Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Vancouver, J. B. (2014, November). Modeling the Mind and the Milieu: Computational Modeling for Organizational Psychologists. Workshop presented at the Department of Psychology, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Vancouver, J. B. (2014, November). And You Call Yourself a Science: Lessons Learned from the Self-Efficacy Debacle. Invited presentation to the Department of Psychology, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Vancouver, J. B. (2014, October). Modeling the Mind and the Milieu: Computational Modeling for Organizational Psychologists. Workshop presented at the Department of Psychology, University of Auburn, Auburn, AL.

Vancouver, J. B. (2014, October). And You Call Yourself a Science: Lessons Learned from the Self-Efficacy Debacle. Invited presentation to the Department of Psychology. University of Auburn, Auburn, AL.

Vancouver, J. B. & Halper, L. R. (2013, October). The Organizational Milieu: The Dynamic Roles of Performance, Leadership, and Justice Using Computational Modeling. Invited address to the Department of Management, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Vancouver, J. B. (2013, October). Dynamics in Motivation and Decision Making: Some Computational Models. Invited address presented at the Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Vancouver, J. B. (2013, October). Dynamics in Motivation and Decision Making: Some Computational Models. Invited address presented at the Department of Psychology, Georgia Technical Institute, Atlanta, GA.

Vancouver, J. B. (2013,October). Modeling the Mind and the Milieu: Computational Modeling for Organizational Psychologists. Workshop presented at the Department of Psychology, Georgia Technical Institute, Atlanta, GA.

Vancouver, J. B. (2013, September). Dynamics in Motivation and Decision Making: Some Computational Models. Invited address presented at the Department of Management, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

Vancouver, J. B. (2012, November). Modeling the Mind and the Milieu: Computational Modeling for Organizational Psychologists. Workshop presented at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Vancouver, J. B. (2012, November). Dynamics in Motivation and Decision Making: Some Computational Models. Invited address presented at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Vancouver, J. B. & Weinhardt, J. M. (2012, August). A Workshop Developing, Simulating, and Evaluating Computational Models of Micro-Phenomena. Professional Development Workshop presented at the annual Academy of Management conference, Boston, MA.

Vancouver, J. B. (2012, April). Modeling the Mind and the Milieu: Computational Modeling for Organizational Psychologists. Workshop presented at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

Vancouver, J. B. (2012, April). Dynamics in Motivation and Decision Making: Some Computational Models. Invited address presented at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

Vancouver, J. B. (2012, March). Modeling the Mind and the Milieu: Computational Modeling for Organizational Psychologists. Workshop presented at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.

Vancouver, J. B. (2012, March). Dynamics in Motivation and Decision Making: Some Computational Models. Invited address presented at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.

Vancouver, J. B. (2012, March). Modeling the Mind and the Milieu: Computational Modeling for Organizational Psychologists. Workshop presented at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Vancouver, J. B. (2012, March). Dynamics in Motivation and Decision Making: Some Computational Models. Invited address presented at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Vancouver, J. B. (2010, October). Seeking a Parsimonious Computational Model of Human Motivation. Invited address presented at the National University of Singapore, Department of Management Brown Bag. Singapore, Singapore.

Vancouver, J. B. (2010, October). Lessons to be Learned from the Self-Efficacy Debacle. Invited address presented at the National University of Singapore, Department of Management Brown Bag. Singapore, Singapore.

Hofmann, D., Gavin, M, & Vancouver, J. B. (2010, August). Application of Multi-level Models to HRM Research. Professional Development Workshop (PDW) presented at the Academy of Management Annual Convention, Montreal, CA.

Vancouver, J. B. (2009, October). Seeking a Parsimonious Computational Model of Human Motivation. Invited address for the College of Arts & Sciences New Professor Series, Ohio University, Athens.

Vancouver, J. B. (2006). Models and Methods for Understanding the Role of Self-Efficacy (Expectancy) in Human Motivation.

  • Invited address to the Department of Psychology, Michigan State University. October, 2007.
  • Invited address to the Department of Psychology, Wright State University. May.
  • Invited address to the Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne. April.
  • Invited address to the Department of Psychology, Queensland University. April.
  • Invited address to the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales, April.

Vancouver, J. B. (2006, April). Multilevel Computational Models of Some Socialization Processes. Invited address to the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales.

Vancouver, J. B. (2005, December). Menagerie of Methods: Uncovering the Effects of Self-Efficacy in Motivation. Invited address to the Theory/Practice colloquium. Universities of Mainz, Frankfurt and Giessen. Germany.

Vancouver, J. B., (2004, September). Multilevel Modeling. Invited presentation at Miami University, OH.

Vancouver, J. B. (1999, June). Control theory and goal-striving processes. Invited address at the University of Leiden, Holland.

Vancouver, J. B. (1999, June). Control theory and goal-striving processes workshop. Workshop given at the University of Leiden, Holland.

Vancouver, J. B. (1997, October). Self-regulation in Occupational Psychology: A tale of two paradigms. Invited address at the University of Leiden, Holland.

Vancouver, J. B., (1997, June). Living Systems Theory: Some Musings and Data. Invited address at the University of Amsterdam, Holland.

Vancouver, J. B., (1997, June). Expanding the Dimensions of Observations: Combining Between and Within-Person Levels of Analysis. Invited address at the University of Amsterdam, Holland.

Technical Reports

Vancouver, J. B., Gullekson, N. Kendall, L., More, K., Morris, S., Morse, B., Tamanini, K., Watakakosol, R., Yoder, R. (2005). An Evaluation of Don Wood Automotive Sales Representatives. Athens, OH: Ohio University.

Vancouver, J. B., Boyer, D., Fields, S., Labus, J., Scherbaum, C., Scherbaum, K., Thompson, C., Tischner, E. C., & Zollo, J. (2001). Educational Outcomes Evaluation: Intersession versus Full Session. Athens, OH: Ohio University.

Vancouver, J. B., Zollo, J., Thompson, C., Putka, D., & Finlinson, S. (1998). Final Report: Analysis of administrative roles in the department of psychology at Ohio University. Athens, OH: Ohio University.

Kovner, C., Vancouver, J. B., Lavelle, K, Cook, S., Kollar, T., Stave, C., & Finkler, S. (1993). Final Report: An evaluation of the health personnel rate adjustment program. New York: New York University.

Schmitt, N., Vancouver, J. B., McKellin, D. B., Major, D., & Cortina, J. (1990). Factory Assessment Project. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.

Vancouver, J. B., Alquire, P., Henry, R., Holmes, T., McKellin, D. B., & Solomon, D. J. (1990). Planning a research study: Participant's workbook. (Available from OMERAD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI).

Vancouver, J. B., Lienhart, K. J., deSpelder, T. (1990). Project management for academic physicians. (Available from OMERAD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI).

Vancouver, J. B. (1989). Organizational goal congruence in schools: An exploratory multi-level analysis. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Solomon, D. J., McKellin, D. B., & Vancouver, J. B. (1989). Instructions for using the National Board of Medical Examiner's computer based examination system. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.

Vancouver, J. B. (1988). The effects of personality and task sex‑type on the choice of working alone or in a group. Unpublished master's thesis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Syllogistics, Inc. (1988). Elements and standards for commissary personnel. (Contract No. F49642‑84‑D0038). Springfield, VA: Author.

Syllogistics, Inc. (1987). General officer and senior executive service position requirements and justification system: A final report. (Contract No. F49642‑84‑D0038). Springfield, VA: Author.

Syllogistics, Inc. (1986). Development and evaluation of procedures for acquisition, selection, classification, placement, and retention of both civilian and military employees. (RFP: N66001‑86‑R‑0245). Springfield, VA: Author.

Working Papers

Vancouver, J. B. & Wang, M. (2016). Simulating Integrated Work Motivation Models: Developing and Evaluating the Dynamic Features. Working Paper, Ohio University.

Gee, P., Neal, A., & Vancouver, J. B.  (2016). A Risk-Based Computational Model of Goal-level Choice in Approach and Avoidance Contexts. Working Paper, University of Queensland.

Professional Activities and Associations

Member/Fellow: Society of Organizational Behavior, American Psychological Society (Fellow), Academy of Management, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (Fellow), International Association of Applied Psychology

Editorial Boards: Journal of Applied Psychology (2003 - present); Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (2002 - present); Journal of Business and Psychology (2009 - present); Academy of Management Review (2009-2011).

Ad hoc Reviewer: Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology, Applied Psychology: International Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Acta Psychologica, European Review of Applied Psychology, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Motivation and Emotion, Organizational Psychology, Human Performance, British Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Personality, Journal of Community Psychology, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Psychological Reports, Cognitive Therapy and Research, National Science Foundation,Institute for Mental Health Research, APA, Academy of Management & Society for Industrial & Organization Psychology Conferences.

Review Panels: IGART review panel (National Science Foundation, September, 2000).

Committees Served

University: Institutional Review Board (01-current [chair of Social/Behavioral Board: 06-current])

College: Curriculum Committee (99-02); various P&T committees. QBI Review Committee (2003; 2016)

Department: Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies (2015-current); Director of Experimental Training (07-current); Faculty load (02 – 02, 07-current), Admissions-Experimental (97-99), Curriculum (97-98; 99-02), ad hoc Curriculum Revision (01-02), Computer Committee (90-97; 98-01), Evaluation (01-02), Policy and Planning Administration (00-02; 07-current), ad hoc IRB (01-current); various faculty search committees and P&T committees.

Ph.D. program (chaired): I/O Program Coordinator (99-2009); Comprehensives (90-91; 92-97; 99-current), Computer (90-97).

Work-Related Experience

Ohio University, Department of Psychology

William C. Byham Chair in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (August 2016 – present)

Professor (September 2009 – present): Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies (August 2015 – present); Director of Experimental Training (September 2002 – 2003; 2007-2013); Founder & Director of HEIDi (an interdisciplinary organization).

Associate Professor (September 2000 – August 2009): Director of Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization (September 2001 -2007).

Assistant Professor (September 1997 - August 2000)

University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration

Visiting Professor (August 2013 - October 2013)

University of New South Wales, Australian Graduate School of Management

Visiting Professor (April 2006)

Leiden University, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Visiting Professor (June 1999)

New York University, Department of Psychology

Assistant Professor (September 1990 - August 1997)


Departmental Social Media

College of Arts & Sciences