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Dr. Nicolette P. Hass

Name

[Hass, Dr. Nicolette P.]
  • Professor of Practice, Department of Psychology
  • Associate Chair, Department of Psychology

Biography

I am currently developing and managing the internship center: The Industrial and Organizational Psychology Center. The Center is devoted to connecting the I/O MS program and the local business community. “Bridging the scientist-practitioner gap” is part of our Center’s mission and vision. Sharing and exchanging knowledge are two critical objectives of The Center. Accomplishing this is based on two-way learning model: (1) helping organizations to be better but also (2) learning from organizations. In short, The Center provides businesses with solutions grounded in science while simultaneously allowing students to learn from practitioners, thus both the student and the organization benefit.

The students are at the heart of The Center, and focusing on their development is central to The Center’s mission. By working with organizations and field experts on relevant projects, the students sharpen their skill set, broaden their knowledge, and continue their development of I/O-related competencies, thereby facilitating their growth as I/O practitioners.

Some of the businesses with which The Center has collaborated include Leadership Worth Following, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, Baylor Health Care, Lone Star Park, Assess Systems, Oxy Inc., CompuCom, Mental Health America of Greater Tarrant County, and the County and City of Dallas. We wish to continue to work with DFW’s business community to enhance the connection between the I/O program and the field, and especially to allow the I/O MS students to attain applied learning opportunities that ultimately will lead to greater employability.

There is now a fairly good number of I/O Program alumni working within the local DFW community, and many are employed by the company with whom they interned. Additionally, many alumni continue to reach out to the I/O Program with student internship opportunities.

Since its inception in January 2012, The Center has received several funded contracts from a variety of outside organizations in the DFW area as well as from units within our University community. Currently, The Center is working with the Dallas Medical Reserve Corps and the Office of Information Technology at UT Arlington.

Professional Preparation

    • 2007 Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational PsychologyUniversity of North Texas
    • 2005 M.S. in Industrial and Organizational PsychologyUniversity of North Texas
    • 2001 BA in Psychology (Criminal Justice),  University of North Texas

Appointments

    • Feb 2016 to Present Associate Chair
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2011 to Present Professor in Practice
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2010 to Aug 2011 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2010 to May 2010 Adjunct
      University of North Texas at Dallas
    • Aug 2008 to Aug 2010 Visiting Assistant Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2007 to Aug 2008 Part-time Lecturer
      University of Texas at Arlington

Memberships

  • Membership
    • July 2012 to Present Society of Consulting Psychology
    • Dec 2007 to Present American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Dec 2007 to Present Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology
    • Dec 2007 to Present Dallas Area Industrial and Organizational Psychologists

Other Activities

    • Invited Seminars
      • Mar 2013 Ethics in Research, the Workplace, and Life: Beyond Compliance
      • Speaker
        • Nov 2013 Industrial and Organizational Psychology: An Introduction
        • Speaker
          • Oct 2011 Fairness Perceptions of Third-Party Observers in a Group Dynamic
          • Oct 2011 How to Function Effectively as a Team Member

Research and Expertise

  • Application of I/O Psychology

    My skills and abilities are focused on:

    1. Promoting an applied perspective of the field of psychology to enhance the natural and interrelated relationships between science and practice.
    2. Emphasizing psychology’s practical side by utilizing psychological principles to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems.
    3. Enriching the Department of Psychology by expanding the current knowledge base to include a practitioner orientation.

Publications

      Journal Article 2017
      • Hass, N. P. (2017). The field of industrial and organizational psychology: An early example of translational research. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, DOI: 10.1111/jabr.12080.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Technical Report 2016
      • Hass, N. P. Industrial and Organizational Psychology Professional Master’s Degree: Overview and Business Plan.

        {Technical Report} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2013
      • Lopez, N.P., Pellosmaa, H., & Mora, P. Gender and cultural considerations in the workplace. In R.J. Gatchel & I. Schultz (Eds.), Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness. New York: Springer.

        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Technical Report 2011
      • Lopez, N.P., Scielzo, S.A., & Paulus, P. Internship Center for Research and Consulting: Overview and Proposal.

        {Technical Report} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Technical Report 2009
      • Lopez, N.P., & Scielzo, S. AIndustrial and Organizational Psychology: Program Proposal Overview and Vision.

        {Technical Report} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Presentations

    • March  2016
      An exploratory qualitative assessment to identify skills-gap perceptions among graduate students, early work professionals, and industry leaders in the STEM fields

      Calhoun, A., & Hass, N. P. Oral presentation and winner of undergraduate Honorable Mention Award at The University of Texas at Arlington Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students

    • February  2016
      Test, evaluate, & improve: An empirical investigation into the role of feedback orientation in executive assessment and coaching.

      Friedman, A., Thompson, A. D., Wade, C. F., Hass, N. P. Symposium presented at SCP Midwinter Conference.

    • February  2014
      Leveraging "inexperience" in high-stakes consulting situations - practical tips for students and early career professionals.
      Perry, K., Friedman, A., Thompson, D.A., Mosher, J., & Lopez, N.P. Concurrent session presented at the SCP MidWinter Conference.
    • August  2013

      Comparing computer-based and paper-pencil versions of a work simulation exercise.

      Wade, C. F., Frame, M. C., Kenworthy, J. B., & Lopez, N. P. Presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL. Symposium Entitled: Breaking with Tradition: Empirically Examining Technology Enhanced Assessment Centers.

    • May  2013
      Can relationship conflict damage an organization's information system?
      Nurbhai, A., Wang, J., & Lopez, N. P. Poster presented at the 5th annual Information Systems Security Research.
    • March  2011
      Content, values, and work environment: Applicant reactions to job descriptions.

      Toliver, A. D. & Lopez, N. P. (2011, March). 

    • October  2010

      Is competency model development an art or science? An initial survey of competency modeling practitioners.

      Watts, L. L., Lopez, N. P., & Frame, M. C. (2010, October).

    • March  2009
      Justice on the job: An examination of the dynamics and consequences of perceived fairness in organizations

      Graham, H., Lopez, N. P., Toliver, A, & Harris, A. (2009, March).

    • March  2009
      Understanding the factors related to ethical decision-making.

      Araiza, A. R., Bransford, A., McCloskey, J. D., Patel, A., Wolters, C. E., Scielzo, S. A., Lopez, N. (2009, March). 

    • August  2008
      Organizational justice and stress: An investigation of the justice salience hierarchy using the four-factor model.
      Graham, H. & Lopez, N. P. (2008, August).

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Sept 2016 to Present Identifying a Core Values System sponsored by  - $5000
    • May 2016 to Mar 2017 Community Resiliency Assessment and Symposium Development sponsored by  - $2000
    • Aug 2013 to Present Supporting The Industrial and Organizational Psychology Center sponsored by  - $5000
    • Oct 2013 to Jan 2014 Developing a Selection and Performance Appraisal Process for Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers sponsored by  - $2000
    • May 2013 to Aug 2013 Development of a 360 Degree Feedback Tool sponsored by  - $2345
    • Sept 2017 to Aug 2020 "PFI:BIC: iWork, a Modular Multi-Sensing Adaptive Robot-Based Service for Vocational Assessment, Personalized Worker Training and Rehabilitation" sponsored by  - $999638
    • Sept 2014 to Apr 2015 Annual Employee Opinion Survey sponsored by  - $2675
    • Sept 2012 to May 2014 Organizational Culture Change sponsored by  - $9653

Students Supervised

  • Doctoral
    • June 2015
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      "Implications of Assessor Ratings of Feedback-Seeking and Receptivity Behaviors on 360° Ratings of Worthy Leadership and Performance"

  • Master's
  • Undergraduate
    • Aug 2015
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      McNair Scholar. "An Exploratory Qualitative Assessment to Identify Skills-Gap Perceptions Among Graduate Students, Early Work Professionals, and Industry Leaders in the STEM Fields"

    • Aug 2011
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      Sanchez, J. M., & Toliver, A. Nonverbal communication in the workplace. I Engage Mentoring program faculty sponsor.

  • Undergraduate Honor's Thesis
    • May 2010
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      "Competencies: It’s not all about IQ when applying to college/graduate programs"

Collaborators

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      Duration : Aug 2007 to Present

      Student internships, invited speakers, seminars

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      Duration : Aug 2007 to Present

      Student internships, invited speakers, seminars

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      Duration : Aug 2013 to Present

      Student internships, invited speakers

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      Duration : Jan 2013 to Present

      Student internships, invited speakers

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      Duration : Sept 2008 to Present

      Student internships, invited speakers

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      Duration : Jan 2013 to Present

      Student internships, invited speakers

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      Duration : Jan 2012 to Present

      Student internships, invited speakers

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      Duration : Jan 2014 to Feb 2015

      Student internships, invited speakers

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      Duration : Feb 2015 to Present

      Invited speaker

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      Student internships

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      Duration : Mar 2015 to Present

      Student internship

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      Duration : Feb 2013 to Nov 2014
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      Duration : Oct 2013 to Dec 2013

      Invited speakers; seminars

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      Duration : Jan 2011 to Dec 2014

      Student internships, invited speakers

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      Duration : Sept 2011 to Sept 2013

      Invited speaker

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      Duration : Jan 2012 to Sept 2014

      Invited speaker; internships

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      Duration : Jan 2012 to May 2012

      Student internships

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      Duration : Nov 2012 to Nov 2012

      Invited speaker

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      Duration : Feb 2012 to Feb 2012

      Invited speaker

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      Duration : Feb 2012 to Feb 2012

      Invited speaker

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      Duration : Oct 2011 to Dec 2011

      Student internships

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      Duration : Sept 2011 to Dec 2011

      Student internship

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      Duration : Jan 2015 to Present

      Student internships

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      Duration : Jan 2012 to Present

      Applied projects

Courses

      • PSYC 3302-001 BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY

        A survey of the fields of industrial and organizational psychology, focusing on the application of psychological theory to understanding and solving problems in the workplace. Topics include recruitment, employee selection and training, employee attitudes, motivation, group dynamics, leadership, and workplace health.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PSYC 3301-001 Human Relations

        A survey of topics relating to the study of human relations. Topics discussed include communication, problem solving, decision making, conflict and change as they occur in individuals and in group relations. Students who successfully complete the course will understand the foundations of and current issues in human relations. In addition, students will gain insight about their own interpersonal style thus enabling personal growth and self-enhancement related to relationships on the job.

      • PSYC 3302-001 BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY

        A survey of the fields of industrial and organizational psychology, focusing on the application of psychological theory to understanding and solving problems in the workplace. Topics include recruitment, employee selection and training, employee attitudes, motivation, group dynamics, leadership, and workplace health.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PSYC 5327-001 INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL INTERNSHIP

        The internship course is designed to develop and enhance the students knowledge and application of I/O psychology. Learning gained from this course will enhance the student’s knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to be strong competitors for employment.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PSYC 3302-001 BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY

        This course will cover a wide range of Industrial and Organizational (I/O) psychology concepts and topics such as selection, training, performance appraisal, and employee attitudes. Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to: a) describe and integrate the basic theories of I/O psychology, b) identify and apply the techniques and methods used by I/O psychologists, and c) explain the application of I/O psychology in today’s workplace.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PSYC 3302-001 BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY

        A survey of the fields of industrial and organizational psychology, focusing on the application of psychological theory to understanding and solving problems in the workplace. Topics include recruitment, employee selection and training, employee attitudes, motivation, group dynamics, leadership, and workplace health.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PSYC 5327-001 INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL INTERNSHIP

        The internship course is designed to develop and enhance the student's knowledge and application of I/O psychology. Learning gained from this course will enhance the student’s knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to be strong competitors for employment.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PSYC 3302-001 BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY

        A survey of the fields of industrial and organizational psychology, focusing on the application of psychological theory to understanding and solving problems in the workplace. Topics include recruitment, employee selection and training, employee attitudes, motivation, group dynamics, leadership, and workplace health.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PSYC 5325-001 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

        Theory and research concerning organizational psychology will be examined and organizational change strategies will be emphasized. Course topics include organizational climate and culture, team dynamics, diversity and inclusion, leadership, and training and development.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PSYC 5328-001 Employee Attitudes and Behavior

        This is a general overview survey course designed for graduate students with interests in I/O Psychology. The course is designed to provide an intensive survey of topics relating to the study of employee attitudes and behaviors in the workplace. Topics will include job satisfaction, commitment, employee engagement, and the antecedents, correlates and outcomes of job attitudes.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PSYC 3302-001 Business Psychology

        This course covers a wide range of Industrial and Organizational (I/O) psychology concepts and topics such as selection, training, performance appraisal, and employee attitudes. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PSYC 3302-001 BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 5328-001 Employee Attitudes and Behaviors
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 5327-001 INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL INTERNSHIP
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 1315-004 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 5325-001 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3301-001 Human Relations
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        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 5326-001 EMPLOYEE SELECTION
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3302-001 BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 5390-001 Capstone in I/O
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009 Download Syllabus

Service to the Community

  • Other
    • Aug 2007 to  Present Corporate Relations

      Partnering with a variety of external companies, consulting firms, and campus organizations on research projects, professional collaborations, student projects, and other business initiatives.

Service to the Profession

  • Other
    • July 2005 to  Jan 2011 Instructional Designer

      Developed and delivered instructor-led training programs for employees slated for international assignments

    • July 2005 to  Jan 2011 Independent Consultant

      Designed and developed competency models that identify the knowledge, skills and abilities required for effect job performance; performed a wide range of job analyses focusing on training and development within various business areas of a large, multinational aeronautic corporation

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2010 to  Aug 2013 Freshman Interest Group Faculty Mentor

      Faculty mentor for psychology freshmen interest group.

    • Jan 2012 to  Present Co-founder and Director of The I/O Psychology Center

      Dedicated to bridging the scientist-practitioner gap by connecting the I/O MS program with the DFW business community.

    • Apr 2014 to  Oct 2014 Co-organizer of Open Mic Science Night

      Providing students the opportunity to showcase their research while practicing their presentation skills to a wide-ranging audience.

    • Sept 2014 to  Apr 2016 Co-organizer and Host for IOOB

      Industrial-Organizational / Organizational Behavior (IOOB) is a conference primarily organized by graduate students and consists of student paper presentations and workshops led by keynote speakers who are prominent in the field.

    • Feb 2016 to  Present Task Force Member

      College of Science Professional Science Institute

    • Mar 2016 to  Present Task Force Member

      College of Science Student Success Initiative

  • Volunteered
    • Mar 2012 to  Mar 2012 Facilitator

      Freshmen Leaders On Campus ethics seminar. 

    • Feb 2012 to  Feb 2012 Job fair volunteer

      UT Arlington Career Center

    • May 2014 to  Nov 2014 Co-organizer for Science Week

      Sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlington College of Science, Science Week highlights student, alumni and faculty accomplishments in education, research and industry.

Administrative Appointment

  • 2016
    • Feb 2016 to Present - Associate Chair, University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Science   Department of Psychology