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Stephan J. Motowidlo
Professor
Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Psychology
 
e-mail:Stephan.J.Motowidlo@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. (Honors) Psychology (1969) Yale University, New Haven, CN
  • Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology (1976) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
 
Primary Department
   Department of Psychology
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Other Affiliations
 
  • Baylor College of Medicine
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    Research Areas
     industrial/organizational psychology
     
    Teaching Areas
     industrial/organizational psychology
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Ghosh, K., Motowidlo, S.J., & Nath, S. "Medical students' prosocial knowledge mediates the effects of personality traits on clinical performance ." International Journal of Selection and AssessmentSubmitted

     
     

    Lievens, F., & Motowidlo, S.J. "Situational judgment tests: From measures of situational judgment to measures of general domain knowledge. ." Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 9 (2016) : 3-22.

     
     

    Martin-Raugh, M.P., Kell, H.J., & Motowidlo, S.J. "Prosocial knowledge mediates effects of agreeableness and emotional intelligence on prosocial behavior.." Personality and Individual Differences, 90 (2016) : 41-49.

     
     

    Motowidlo, S.J., & Botha, A. "Can culture explain cross-national differences on a situational judgment test?." International Journal of Selection and AssessmentSubmitted

     
     

    Motowidlo, S.J., Ghosh, K., Mendoza, A.M., Buchanan, A.E., & Lerma, M.N. "A context-independent situational judgment test to measure prosocial implicit trait policy.." Human Performance (2016)

     
     

    Motowidlo, S.J., Lievens, F., & Ghosh, K. "Prosocial implicit trait policies in situational judgment tests with interpersonal content." Journal of Applied PsychologySubmitted

     
     

    Ghosh, K., Motowidlo, S.J., & Nath, S. "Technical knowledge, prosocial knowledge, and clinical performance of Indian medical students.." International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 23: 59-70.

     
     

    Kell, H.J., Motowidlo, S.J., Martin, M.P., Stotts, A.L., & Moreno, C.A. "Testing for independent effects of prosocial knowledge and technical knowledge on skill and performance." Human Performance, 27: 311-327.

     
     

    Lievens, F., & Motowidlo, S.J. "Situational judgment tests: From measures of situational judgment to measures of general domain knowledge." Industrial and Organizational PsychologyIn Press

     
     

    Martin-Raugh, M.P., Kell, H.J., & Motowidlo, S.J. "Prosocial knowledge mediates effects of agreeableness and emotional intelligence on prosocial behavior." Personality and Individual DifferencesIn Press

     
     

    Motowidlo, S.J., Ghosh, K., Mendoza, A.E., Buchanan, A.E., & Lerma, M.N. "A context-independent situational judgment test to measure prosocial implicit trait policy." In Press

     
     

    Ghosh, K., Motowidlo, S.J., & Nath, S. "Technical knowledge, prosocial knowledge, and clinical performance of Indian medical students." Submitted

     
     

    Kell, H.J.,Motowidlo, S.J., Martin, M.P., Stotts, A.L.,Moreno,C.A. "Testing for independent effects of prosocial knowledge and technical knowledge on skill and performance." In Press

     
     

    Motowidlo, S.J., Martin, M.P., Crook, A.E. "Relations between personality, knowledge, and behavior in professional service encounters.." 

     
     

    Motowidlo, S.J., Martin, M.P., Kell, H.J. "Systemic and dispositional sources of civility and incivility in the legal profession." In Revision

     
     

    Brownlee, A.L., & Motowidlo, S.J. (2011). Effects of accountability to group members and outcome interdependence on task behavior and interpersonal contextual behavior. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 11, 24-35.

     
     

    Crook, A.E., Beier, M.E., Cox, C.B., Kell, H.J., Hanks, A.R., & Motowidlo, S.J. (2011). Measuring relationships between personality, knowledge, and performance using single-response situational judgment tests.  International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 19, 363-373.

     
     

    Kell, H.J., & Motowidlo, S.J. (in press).  Deconstructing organizational commitment: Associations among its affective and cognitive components, their personality antecedents, and behavioral outcomes.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

     
     

    Motowidlo, S.J., Kell, H.J., Martin, M.P., Stotts, A.L., & Moreno, C.A. (submitted).  Procedural knowledge about prosocial professionalism in medical practice:  Measurement, trait antecedents, and behavioral consequences.

     
     

    Motowidlo, S.J., Martin, M.P., & Crook, A.E. (in press).  Relations between personality, knowledge, and behavior in professional service encounters.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

     
     Motowidlo, S.J., & Peterson, N.G. (in press) Effects of organizational perspective on implicit trait policies about correctional officers' job performance Human Performance
     
     Motowidlo, S.J., Hooper, A.C., & Jackson, H.L. (2006). Implicit policies about relations between personality traits and behavioral effectiveness in situational judgment items. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 749-761
     
     Articles
     Motowidlo, S.J., Hooper, A.C., & Jackson, H.L. (in press). Implicit policies about relations between personality traits and behavioral effectiveness in situational judgment items. Journal of Applied Psychology.
     
     Book chapters
     

    Motowidlo, S.j., Kell, H.J., Martin, M.M, Ghosh, K. "Implicit trait policies about prosocial professionalism." The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Citizenship Behavior

     
     

    Motowidlo, S.J., Kell, H.J., Martin, M.P., & Ghosh, K. "Implicit trait policies about prosocial professionalism." The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Citizenship BehaviorIn Press

     
     

    Motowidlo, S.J. & Kell, H.J. (in press).  Job Performance.  In N.W. Schmitt and S. Highhouse (Eds.), Comprehensive handbook of psychology, volume twelve:  Industrial and organizational psychology (Second Edition). New York, NY:  Wiley.

     
     Motowidlo, S.J., Hooper, A.C., & Jackson, H.L. (2006). A theoretical basis for situational judgment tests. In J. Weekley & R Ployhart (Eds.), Situational judgment tests. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, pp. 57-81.
     
     Refereed conference papers
     Kortum, P.T & Motowidlo, S.J. (2006). It takes more than technical knowledge to to be an effective human factors professional. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Francisco, CA.
     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     

    discussant.  "Off the Beaten Path: Investigations into Neglected OCB Topics." Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA. (April 2005)

     
     Conference Paper
     

    "Prosocial kjolwedge mediates relations among personality, EI, and prosocial behavior." (August, 2016)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    Motowidlo, S.J. (August, 2011).  Knowledge about prosocial work behavior:  Measurement, trait antecedents, and behavioral consequences.  Presentation to the Research and Development Division of the Public Service Commission of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

     
     

    Motowidlo, S.J. (April, 2011).  Knowledge about prosocial work behavior:  Measurement, trait antecedents, and behavioral consequences.  Presentation to the faculty and students at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

     
     Motowidlo, S.J. (November, 2006). Introducing the concept of implicit trait policy. Presentation to the faculty and students of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
     
     Other
     

    "Examining the impact of situatrional judgment test scoring methods." (April, 2016)

     
     

    discussant.  "Understanding and Improving Situational Judgment Tests." Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA. (April, 2005)

     
     Panelist
     

    "Faking good on single-response situational judgment tests and personality measures." (April, 2012)

     
     

    "Differentiating specific job knowledge from implicit trait policies in procedural knowledge measured b y a situational judgment test." (April, 2009)

     
     Posters
     

    "  Effects of prosocial knowledge on physicians' job satisfaction and strain." (April, 2015)

     
     

    "Generic situational judgment test measuring context-independent prosocial implicit trait policies." (April, 2015)

     
     

    Kell, H. J., Martin, M. P., & Motowidlo, S. J. (April, 2011).  Medical students’ knowledge about medical professionalism predicts their professionalism performance.  Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

     
     

    Martin, P.M., Kell, H.J., & Motowidlo, S.J. (April, 2011).  The antecedents of procedural knowledge and skill.  Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

     
     

    "How physicians can perform effectively when interacting with patients: The role of agreeableness and conscientiousness." (May, 2009)

     
     

    "Working Memory Effects on Accuracy and Halo in Performance Ratings." Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA. (April 2005) With R. Purvanova

     
     Workshops
     

    "Situational judgment tests: Practice and Theory." Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA. (April 2005) With M. A. McDaniel

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Human Performance. (2005 - 2016)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Human Performance. (2005 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Business and Psychology. (2013 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Business and Psychology. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Human Performance. Routlidge (Taylor & Francis Group). (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Business and Psychology. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Human Performance. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Psychology. Americal Psychological Association. (2006 - 2006)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Human Performance. (2006 - 2006)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Harrison Kell, Ph.D. Predicting Professional and Technical Performance among Medical Students: Personality, Cognitive Ability, and the Mediating Role of Knowledge. (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Michelle P. Martin, PhD Personality, emotional intelligence, and job performance: Exploring the role of knowledge as a mediator. (2014) (Thesis Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Endowed Chair: Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Psychology, 2005-, Rice University (2005)