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- Ph.D., Social and Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- B.A., Psychology (honors), University of Wisconsin - Madison
- Post-Doctoral Scholar, Penn State University
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- Dynamic network theory: How social networks influence goal pursuit and performance
- Network goal analysis of complex systems
- Pioneering work combining social network and goal theories
- Applications of dynamic network theory to: Individual goal pursuits, team performance, personality, culture, conflict resolution, work/family balance, and dynamic network intelligence
- Network goal analysis of massive online communities and systems
- Social interaction analysis of dyads, couples, and groups
- Behavioral reasoning theory and the prediction of individual behavior
- Computational models of social, organizational, and leadership systems
- Founder and Director of the Dynamic Network Lab
DYNAMIC NETWORK THEORY
- Westaby, J. D., Pfaff, D. L., & Redding, N. (2014). Psychology and social networks: A dynamic network theory perspective. American Psychologist, 69, 269-284. Click Here: Dynamic network theory (Westaby, Pfaff, & Redding, 2014)
- Westaby, J. D., & Parr, A. K. (2020). The network goal analysis of social and organizational systems: Testing dynamic network theory in complex social networks. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 56, 107-129. Click Here: Network goal analysis paper (Westaby & Parr, 2020)
- Westaby, J. D. (2012). Dynamic network theory: How social networks influence goal pursuit. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Westaby, J. D., & Shon, D. (2017). Simulating the Social Networks in Human Goal Striving. In R. R. Vallacher, S. J., Read, & A. Nowak (Eds.), Computational models in social psychology (1st ed.). pp. 231-257. New York, NY: Psychology Press (Frontiers of Psychology series).
- Westaby, J. D., & Echtenkamp, A. (2017). Humor and Organizational Networks: Functions and Dysfunctions. In C. Robert (Ed.), Humor in the workplace (1st ed.). pp. 45-59. Routledge.
- Westaby, J. D., & Redding, N. (2014). Social networks, social media, and conflict resolution. In P.T. Coleman, M. Deutsch, & E.C. Marcus (Eds.), The handbook of conflict resolution: Theory and practice (3rd ed.). pp. 998-1022. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Westaby, J. D., Woods, N., & Pfaff, D. L. (2016). Extending dynamic network theory to group and social interaction analysis: Uncovering key behavioral elements, cycles, and emergent states. Organizational Psychology Review.
BEHAVIORAL INTENTION RESEARCH
- Westaby, J. D. (2005). Behavioral reasoning theory: Identifying new linkages underlying intentions and behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 98, 97-120.
- Wagner, M., & Westaby, J. D. (in press). Changing pay systems in organizations: Using behavioral reasoning theory to understand employee support for pay-for-performance (or Not). Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.
- Westaby, J. D., Probst, T. M., & Lee, B. C. (2010). Leadership decision-making: A behavioral reasoning theory analysis. Leadership Quarterly, 21, 481-495.
- 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.
- 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.
Lee, B. C., 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.
Psychology and social networks: A dynamic network theory perspective. American Psychologist, 69, 269-284