- Ph.D., Social and Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
- Dynamic network theory: How social networks influence goal pursuit and performance
- Combining social network analysis and goal theories
- Social interaction analysis of dyads, groups, and organizations
- Behavioral reasoning theory and the prediction of individual behavior
- Computational models of complex social, organizational, and leadership systems
(1) Dynamic Network Theory
(2) Behavioral Reasoning Theory and Other Related Work
Westaby, J. D. (2005). Behavioral reasoning theory: Identifying new linkages underlying intentions and behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 98, 97-120. (This is the original paper that introduces this theory).
Westaby, J. D., Versenyi, A., & Hausmann, R. C. (2005). Intentions to work during terminal illness: An exploratory study of antecedent conditions. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90, 1027-1035.
Westaby, J. D., & Lowe, J. K. (2005). Risk taking orientation and injury among youth workers: Examining the social influence of supervisors, coworkers, and parents. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90, 1297-1305.
Lee, B., Westaby, J. D., & Berg, D. (2004). Impact of a national rural youth health and safety initiative: Results from a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Public Health, 94, 1743-1749.
ORLJ 4901: Research and independent study in social-organizational psychology
ORLJ 5003: Human resource management
Current and emerging emphases in the management of human resources in organizations.
ORLJ 5018: Using survey research in organizational consulting
Prerequisite: ORLJ 4009. This course illustrates how to conduct survey research for organizational change initiatives. The following topics are covered: entering into survey research consulting, selecting concepts, conducting focus groups, survey construction and administration, data analysis, identifying needs, survey feedback techniques, and final reports. Students develop a survey-based project from initial conceptualization to final report presentation.
ORLJ 6346: Research workgroup in social-organizational psychology: Organizational attitudes, job search, and career development
Permission required. Limited to doctoral students. Topics are announced in the preliminary and final course schedules distributed each semester.
ORLJ 6901: Advanced research and independent study in social-organizational psychology
ORLJ 8900: Dissertation advisement in social-organizational psychology
Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.
Documents & Papers
Download: Overview of Dynamic Network Theory [PDF]