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Margaret E. Beier
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Psychology
 
e-mail:beier@rice.edu
 
  • BA French (1988) Colby College, Waterville, ME
  • M.S. Engineering Psychology (1999) Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology (2003) Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
 
Primary Department
   Department of Psychology
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Psychology
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    Websites
     Margaret Beier Website
     Margaret Beier Personal Website
     
    Research Areas
     Industrial Organizational Psychology and Training Research Interest Group
     

    Margaret E. Beier, Ph.D. Associate Professor

     

    Margaret's area is Industrial/Organizational psychology. Her research interest is broadly focused on adult intellectual development, working memory, domain specific knowledge, gender differences in cognition, and predicting success for adults in organizations and educational settings. Her work includes examining the roles of cognitive ability, personality traits, and demographic factors in learning. Specific topic areas include investigation of cognitive ability, age, and personality traits as related to adaptive performance, job performance, and training performance. As part of her research program, Margaret is also interested in understanding the components of successful training for adults and in designing training modules in organizations. Her research program combines elements of cognitive psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and human factors with the aim of understanding adult intellectual development and performance, designing and validating cognitive ability and other potential selection measures, and training.

     
    Teaching Areas
     Industrial/Organizational, Training, Research Methods, Personality, Applied Psychology and Aging
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Beier, M. E., Gilberto, J. M., & Torres, W. J. (2016). Student preference for, and outcomes associated with, active learning teaching strategies. 

     
     

    Beier, M. E., Torres, W. J., & Gilberto, J. M. (in press). Actions matter: Personality and resource determinants of activities and their effect on health, life satisfaction, and retirement expectations. Work, Aging, and Retirement.

     
     

    Saterbak, A. E., Torres, W. J., & Beier, M. E. (2016). Long-term impact of an elective, first-year engineering design course. In the Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2016. Retrieved from: https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/64/papers/15183/view


    https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/64/papers/15183/view
     
     

    Travis, E. L., Wharton, R. E., Beier, M. E., Dial, H. R., Bertsch, A. K., Madera, J., M., Hebl, M. R., Martin, R. C., & Valian, V. V. (2016). No gender bias in hiring tenure-track science faculty at two academic institutions; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Rice University. 

     
     

    Zacher, H., Kooij, D. T. A. M., & Beier, M. E. (in press). Active aging at work: Contributing factors and implications for organizations. Organizational Dynamics.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., & Kanfer, R. (2015). Generations at work: Don’t throw the baby with the bathwater. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 8, 387-390.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., Torres, W. J., & Gilberto, J. M. (2015). Actions matter: Individual differences determinants of activities and their effect on health, life satisfaction, and retirement expectations.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., Warren, J., & Rixner, S. (2015). Predicting attrition and performance in a massive open online course. Invited revision

     
     

    Torres, W. J., & Beier, M. E. (2016). It’s time to examine the nomological net of job knowledge. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9, 51-55. doi.org/10.1017/iop.2015.116. 

     
     

    Cox, C. B., & Beier, M. E. (2014). Too old to train or reprimand: The role of intergroup attribution bias in evaluating older workers. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29, 61-70. doi 10.1007/s10869-013-9297-6

     
     

    Randall, J. G., Oswald, F. L., & Beier, M. E. (2014). Mind-wandering, cognition, and performance: A theory-driven meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 1411-1431. doi.org/10.1037/a0037428

     
     

    Ackerman, P. L., Kanfer, R., & Beier, M. E. (2013). Trait complex, cognitive ability, and domain knowledge predictors of Baccalaureate success, STEM persistence, and gender differences. Journal of Educational Psychology, 105, 911-927. doi: 10.1037/a0032338.

     
     

    Bowling, K. G., Klisch, Y., Wang, S., & Beier, M. E. (2013). Examining an online microbiology game as an effective tool for teaching the scientific process. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education,14, 58-65.

     
     

    Kanfer, R., Beier, M. E., & Ackerman, P. L. (2013). Understanding work motivation in later adulthood: Toward an organizing framework. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 22, 253-264. doi:10.1080/1359432X.2012.734298

     
     

    Ackerman, P. L., & Beier, M. E. (2012). The problem is in the definition: g and intelligence in I-O psychology. Industrial and Organizational Psychology:Perspectives on Science and Practice, 5, 149-153.

     
     

    Beier, M.E., & Oswald, F. L. (2012). Is cognitive ability a liability?: A critique and future research agenda on skilled performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 18, 331-345.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., Miller, L. M., & Wang, S. (2012). Science games and the development of scientific possible selves. Cultural Studies in Science Education, 7, 963-978.

     
     

    Hanks, A. R., & Beier, M. E. (2012). Differential prediction of preparatory and performance self-efficacy judgments. Human Performance, 25, 318-334.

     
     

    Klisch, Y., Miller, L. M., Beier, M. E., & Wang, S. (2012). Teaching the biological consequences of alcohol abuse through an online game: Impacts among secondary students. Cell Biology Education – Life Sciences Education, 11, 94-102.

     
     

    Wang, S., & Beier, M. E. (2012). Learning agility: Not much is new. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 5, 293-296.

     
     

    Ackerman, P. L., Shapiro, S., & Beier, M. E. (2011). Subjective estimates of job performance after job preview: Determinants of anticipated learning curves. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 78, 31-48.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    Madera, J. M., Steele, S. T., & Beier, M. E. (2011). The temporal effect of training utility perceptions on adopting a trained method: The role of perceived organizational support. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 22, 69-86.

     
     

    Martin, M. P.*, Beier, M. E., & Motowidlo, S. J. (2011). Knowledge about interpersonal behavior: Relationships with emotional intelligence, interests, and personality. Manuscript submitted for publication.

     
     

    Miller, L. M., Chang, C. C., Wang, S., Beier, M. E., & Klisch, Y. (2011). Learning and motivational impacts of a multimedia science game. Computers & Education, 57, 1425-1433.

     
     

    Ackerman, P. L., Kanfer, R., Shapiro, S. W., Newton, S., & Beier, M. E. (2010). Cognitive fatigue during testing: An examination of trait, time-on-task, and strategy influences. Human Performance, 23, 381-402.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., Campbell, M., & Crook, A. E. (2010). Developing and demonstrating knowledge: Individual differences determinants of learning and performance. Intelligence, 38, 179-186.

     
     

    Carter, M., & Beier, M. E. (2010). The effectiveness of error management training with working-aged adults. Personnel Psychology, 63, 641-675.

     
     

    Crook, A. E., & Beier, M. E. (2010). When training with a partner is inferior to training alone: The importance of dyad type and interaction quality. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 16, 335-348.

     
     

    Motowidlo, S. J., & Beier, M. E. (2010). The effects of implicit trait policies and relevant job experience on scoring keys for a situational judgment test. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95, 321-333.

     
     

    Cox, C. B., & Beier, M. E. (2009). The effects of the framing of courses on interest: Age, self-efficacy, and goal orientation as moderators. International Journal of Training and Development, 13, 247-261.

     
     

    McDaniel, M. J., Beier, M. E., Perkins, A., Goggin, S., & Frankel, B., (2009). An assessment of the fakeability of explicit and implicit personality measures. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 682-685.

     
     Crook, A., E., & Beier, M. E., (2008). Two heads are not always better than one: Defining parameters for collaboration in training. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 1, 484-486.
     
     Hull, R., Martin, R. C., Beier, M. E., Lane, D., & Hamilton, A. C. (2008). Executive function in older adults: A structural equation modeling approach. Neuropsychology, 22, 508-522.
     
     Ackerman, P. L., & Beier, M. E. (2007). Further explorations of perceptual speed abilities in the context of assessment methods, cognitive abilities, and individual differences during skill acquisition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 13, 249-272.
     
     Ackerman, P. L., & Beier, M. E. (2006). Determinants of domain knowledge and independent study learning in an adult sample. Journal of Educational Psychology, 98, 366-381.
     
     

    Beier, M. E., & Ackerman, P. L. "A reappraisal of the relationship between span memory and intelligence via best evidence synthesis." Intelligence, 32 (2004) : 607-619.

     
     Articles
     

    Fink, A. A., Guzzo, R. A., Adler, S., Gillespie, J. Z., Konczak, L. J., Olson, T., Beier, M. E., & Dickson, M. W. (2010). Consulting and business skills in industrial-organizational psychology graduate education. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP), 48, 34-44.

     
     Books
     

    National Research Council Committee, of which I am a member. Appointment from June, 2015 – ongoing. "How People Learn II: The Science and Practice of Learning. National Research Council. ." In Progress

     
     Book chapters
     

    Ackerman, P. L., & Beier, M. E. (2016). Methods for studying the structure of expertise: Psychometric approaches. To appear in K. A. Ericsson, N. Charness, P. J. Feltovich, & R. R. Hoffman (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance (2nd Ed). 

     
     

    Beier, M. E. (2015). Strategies for engaging mature workers. SHRM-SIOP Science of HR Series. Retrieved from: https://www.siop.org/SIOP-SHRM/SHRM-SIOP_Engaging_and_Retaining_Mature_Workers.pdf.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., Torres, W. J., & Gilberto, J. M. (in press). Continuous development throughout a career: A lifespan perspective on autonomous learning. To appear in Autonomous Learning in the Workplace, R. Noe & J. Ellingson (Eds.), Taylor & Francis.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., Villado, A. J., & Randall, J. G. (in press). The role of abilities in learning and training performance. To appear in K. G. Brown (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of workplace training and employee development.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., Young, C. K., & Villado, A. J. (in press). Job knowledge: Its definition, development, and measurement. To appear in D. S. Ones, N. Anderson, C. Viswesvaran, & H. K. Sinangil (Eds), Handbook of industrial, work, and organizational psychology (2nd ed).

     
     

    Beier, M. E. (2015). The aging workforce and the demands of work in the 21st century. In L. Finkelstein, D. Truxillo, F. Fraccaroli, & R. Kanfer (Eds.), Facing the challenges of a multi-age workforce: A use-inspired approach (pp. 108-133). New York: Routledge. 

     
     

    Beier, M. E., & Kanfer, R. (2013). Work performance and the older worker. In C. Cooper, R. Burke, & J. Field (Eds.) Sage handbook on aging, work and society (pp. 97 – 117). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., & Ackerman, P. L. (2012). Time in personnel selection. In N. Schmitt (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of personnel selection and assessment (pp. 721-739). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., Teachout, M. S., & Cox, C. B. (2012). The training and development of an aging workforce. To appear in J. W. Hedge & W. C. Borman (Eds.), Work and Aging Handbook (pp. 436-453). New York: Oxford University Press.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., & Kanfer, R. (2010). Motivation in training and development: A phase perspective. In S. W. J. Kozlowski & E. Salas (Eds.), Learning, training, and development in organizations: SIOP Frontiers book series (pp. 65-97). New York, NY: Routledge Academic.

     
     Beier, M. E. (2008). Age and learning in organizations. International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 23, 83-105.
     
     Ackerman, P. L., & Beier, M. E. (2006). Methods for studying the structure of expertise: Psychometric approaches. In A. Ericsson, P. Feltovich, N.Charness, & R. R. Hoffman, (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of expertise and expert performance. NY: Cambridge
     
     Beier, M. E., & Ackerman, P. L. (2007). Cognitive abilities in personnel selection and testing. To appear in F. Durso (Ed.), Handbook of applied cognition, second edition. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley.
     
     

    Ackerman, P. L., & Beier, M. E. (2004). Knowledge and intelligence. In O. Wilhelm & R. Engle (Eds.), Handbook of understanding and measuring intelligence (pp. 125-139). Thousand Oakes: Sage.

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    Crook, A. E., Miller, L. M., & Beier, M. E. (2007). Guided vs. exploratory paths: Who chooses which path and why? In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 2432-2439). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

     
     Dictionary or Encyclopedia Entries
     

    Beier, M. E., & Gilberto, J. M. (2015). Age-related changes in abilities. In N. Pachana (Ed). Encyclopedia of Geropsychology, 1-8. doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-080-3_26-1

     
     

    Beier, M. E., & Young, C. K. (2015). Intelligence, general. Encyclopedia of adulthood and aging, 1-4. doi: 10.1002/9781118521373.wbeaa116

     
     

    Young, C. K., & Beier, M. E. (2015). Training at work and aging. In N. Pachana (Ed). Encyclopedia of Geropsychology, 1 - 7, doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-080-3_27-1

     
     Other
     Beier, M. E., & Rittmayer, A. D. (2008). Motivational factors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: Interest and self-concept. Literature suite for the Association of Women Engineers, the Society for Women Engineers, and the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education. Available online at http://www.engr.psu.edu/awe/secured/director/assessment/selfconcep.aspx.
     
     Rittmayer, A. D., & Beier, M. E. (2008). Self-efficacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Literature suite for the Association of Women Engineers, the Society for Women Engineers, and the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education. Available online at http://www.engr.psu.edu/awe/secured/director/assessment/selfefficacy.aspx.
     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    Crook, A. E., & Beier, M. E. (2016, April). Assessing relations among prosocial knowledge, coping, and OCBs using SJTs. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, Anaheim, CA.

     
     

    Torres, W. J., & Beier, M. E. (2016, April). Self-efficacy, self-concept, and persistence in STEM. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, Anaheim, CA. 

     
     

    Young, C. K., & Beier, M. E. (2016, April). Training and the workforce: Theoretical implications as workers age. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, Anaheim, CA.

     
     

    Randall, J. G., Beier, M. E., & Villado, A. J. (2016, April). Working memory and mind wandering in task performance. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, Anaheim, CA. 

     
     

    Beier, M. E., Rixner, S., Warren, J., & Young, C. K. (2015, April). Massive open online course usage: Performance, attrition, and attitude change. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

     
     

    Beier, M. E. (2014, May). Motivation for training and development: Considerations for an aging workforce. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI. 

     
     Invited Papers
     

    Beier, M. E. (2015, June). Engineering self-efficacy: What it is, why it matters, and how to encourage it in engineering learning environments. An example training from the engineering inclusive teaching (EIT): Faculty professional development project. Paper presented at the WEPAN change leader forum. Denver, CO.

     
     

    "Convergent and discriminant characteristics of working memory and intelligence." 45th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN. (2004, November) With Ackerman, P. L., & Beier, M. E.

     
     Invited Talks
     

    Beier, M. E., (2016, May). Section chair and discussant. Aging at work and retirement. Invited session at 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

     
     

    Beier, M. E. (2016, January). Inside the undergraduate classroom: Instructor practices and barriers to implementing active learning strategies at Rice. Symposium at Rice University’s Center for Teaching Excellence Workshop.

     
     

    Beier, M. E. (2015, March). Individual differences and adult intellectual development. Invited talk at Texas A&M University Individual Differences Brown Bag. College Station, TX.

     
     

    Beier, M. E. (2013, December). Learning throughout the lifespan: Considerations and research. Invited talk at Colorado State University, Psychology Department I/O Area Colloquium. Fort Collins, CO.

     
     

    Beier, M. E. (2012, August). Success in graduate school: Experiences from those who have gone before. Invited talk at Rice University's Psychology Department (I/O area), Houston, TX.

     
     

    Beier, M. E. (2012, March). The balancing act in graduate school and beyond: Managing your research, your students, and your life. Rice University office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Training Workshop, Houston, TX.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., (2012). Training an aging workforce: Research and considerations. Invited talk at Texas A & M University, Psychology Department I/O Area, College Station, TX.

     
     

    Beier, M. E. (2010, September). Industrial and organizational psychology at Rice University: Applying psychological principles to the daily grind. Invited talk at Rice University Families Weekend Lecture Series, Houston, TX.

     
     Other
     

    Beier, M. E. (2016, May). Section discussant. Cognition at work: A sample of graduate student research. Symposium presented at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., Lesko, J., & Amelink, C. (2014, October). Engineering self-efficacy: What it is, why it matters, and how to encourage it in engineering learning environments! [Webinar]. In Engineering Inclusive Teaching: Faculty Professional Development, Powered by WEPAN. Retrieved from http://www.wskc.org/connected-advocate-webinars?p_p_id=58&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&_58_struts_action=%2Flogin%2Fforgot_password.

     
     

    Beier, M. E. (2012, April). Session discussant. Teaching older learners new tricks: Adapting training for older learners. Symposium presented at the 27th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

     
     Panelist
     

    Beier, M. E. (2015, April). Aging and work issues: Research, best practices, and the future. Panel discussion at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

     
     

    Beier, M. E. (2013, April). Combatting turnover through giving employees what they want. Panel discussion at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

     

     
     

    Fink, A., Guzzo, R., Adler, S., Gillespie, J. Z., Konczak, L., Olson, T., Beier, M. E., & Dickson, M. (2010, April). Educating I/O psychologists for consulting and business: A skills-based perspective. Paper presented at the 25th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

     
     

    Motowidlo, S. J., & Beier, M. E. (2009, April). Implicit trait policies, job experience, and the scoring of SJTs. Paper presented at the 24th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. New Orleans, LA.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., & Rittmayer, A. D. (2009, November). Predictors of commitment and success of STEM majors. Paper and poster presented at the ADVANCE research symposium at Rice University. Houston, TX.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., Campbell, M., & Crook, A. E. (2008, December). Ability and non-ability determinants of knowledge structure development. Paper presented at the 9th annual conference of the International Society of Intelligence Researchers, Atlanta, GA.

     
     

    Beier, M. E. (2008, October). Determinants of learning and development: Ability, personality, and age. Invited talk for the Social Psychology Brown Bag at Texas A&M university.

     
     

    Cox, C., B., & Beier, M. E. (2008, August). Framing training to increase interest: Effects of efficacy and goal orientation. Paper presented at the annual Academy of Management meeting, Anaheim, CA.

     
     Beier, M. E. (2008, April). Frontier Series Learning, Training, and Development in Organizations. Panel presented at the 23rd Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, San Francisco, CA.
     
     Posters
     

    Shields, A. N., & Beier, M. E. (2016, May). Occupational FTP predicts interest in training. Poster presented at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

     
     

    Rivas, A. & Beier, M. E. (2016, May). Role of context in a testing effect paradigm. Poster presented at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

     
     

    Gilberto, J. M., & Beier, M. E. (2016, April). Subjective well-being in retirement: How personality moderates retirement satisfaction. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, Anaheim, CA.

     
     

    Bishnoi, S., Léataud, V., Saterbak, A., Torres, J., Beier, M., Eich, L., Gilbertson, M., & Richards-Kortum, R. (2016, March). Sustaining excellence in research educational programs: Authentic research experiences throughout the curriculum. Poster presented at the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) Biennial Conference, Austin, TX.

     
     

    Torres, W. J., Beier, M. E., & Ackerman, P. L. (2015, May). An exploration of trait complexes’ influence on adult intellectual development. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

     
     

    Gilberto, J. M., & Beier, M. E. (2015, May). Effectiveness of active learning teaching strategies as indicated by course syllabi. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

     
     

    Ghandour, L., & Beier, M. E. (2015, May). Image theory as a model of vocational fit. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

     
     

    Martin, M., Beier, M. E., & Motowidlo, S. J. (2012, April). Situational judgment tests: Relationships with emotional intelligence, interests, and personality. Interactive poster session presented at the 27th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

     

     
     

    Crook, A. E, Beier, M. E., Cox, C. B., Kell, H. J., & Hanks, A. R. (2011, April). A single-response situational judgment test: Validity and relationship with personality. Interactive poster presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

     
     

    Hanks, A. R., & Beier, M. E. (2011, April). The evaluation and effects of workplace shock experiences. Poster presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

     
     

    Wang, S., & Beier, M. E. (2010, May). Who chokes under pressure? Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

     
     

    Wang, S., Beier, M. E., & Watkins, M. J. (2009, May). Demonstrating semantic priming without using primes. Poster presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

     
     

    Crook, A. E., Kell, H. J., & Beier, M. E. (2009, May). Helping behavior among students: Who chooses to help and who receives help? Poster presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

     
     

    Crook, A. E., Kell, H. J., Cox, C. B., & Beier, M. E. (2009, April). SJTs used as training content: Validation with a field sample. Poser presented at the 24th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

     
     

    Rittmayer, A. D., & Beier, M. E., (2008, April). Commitment and success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: Exploring gender, self-efficacy, and experiences as predictors. Poster presented at the 20th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

     
     

    Crook, A. E., Miller, L. M., & Beier, M. E. (2008, May). Learner control over path structure in e-learning environments: Learning and attitudinal outcomes. Poster presented at the 20th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

     
     

    Cox, C. B., Kell, H. J., & Beier, M. E. (2008, May). Predicting success in teaching math: The role of knowledge, pedagogy, and classroom environment. Poster presented at the 20th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

     
     Cox, C. & Beier, M. (2008, February). Why Do They Do It: Perceived Rewards of Training Predict Interest in Training and Development. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Society of Consulting Psychology Mid-Winter Conference, Austin, Texas.
     
     Barron, L. G., Motowidlo, S. J., Beier, M. E., Kantrowitz, T., Holladay, C. L., & Engells, T. E. (2007, April). SME trait effectiveness disagreement in situational judgment test scoring. Poster session presented at the 22nd Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, New York, NY.
     
     Beier, M. E., & Ackerman, P. L. (2006, May). Age, prior knowledge, and personality in learning. Interactive poster session presented at the 21st Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Dallas, TX.
     
     Madera, J., Turner, S. L., Hardigree, A., & Beier, M. E. (2006, May). Effects of training utility perceptions and organizational support on transfer. Poster session presented at the 21st Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Dallas, TX.
     
     Campbell, M., & Beier, M. E. (2006, May). Examining knowledge structure development and predictors of performance. Poster session presented at the 21st Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Dallas, TX.
     
     King, E. B., Beier, M. E., Matusik, S. E., George, J. M., & Hebl, M. (2006, May). Influence of volitional arrangements and personality on attitudes and performance. Poster session presented at the 21st Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Dallas, TX.
     
     Hardigree, A., Beier, M. E., & Beal, D. J. (2006, May). Meta-analysis of age/job performance relation: Is job complexity a moderator? Interactive poster session presented at the 21st Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Dallas, TX.
     
     Beier, M. E., & Ackerman, P. L. (2005, April). Age, prior knowledge, ability, and learning: Implications for training design. Poster session presented at 20th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    Beier, M. E., Wang, S., Hanks, A. R., & Crook, A. E. (2011, April). Designing training for different types of learners: Age matters. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

     
     

    Beier, M. E. (2011, May). Personalized training: Age, personality, and ability considerations. Paper presented at the Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning Conference on Personalized Aging, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany.

     
     

    Beier, M. E., & Beal, D. J. (2010, April). The importance of job characteristics in the relation between age and job performance. Paper presented at the 25th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

     
     

    Cox, C. B., & Beier, M. E. (2010, August). Too old to train or punish: Exploring the effects of age on causal attributions. Paper presented at the 70th Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

     
     Beier, M. E., & Campbell, M. (2007, April). Age and learning in technology training: Paper presented at the 22nd Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, New York, NY.
     
     Session Chair
     

    Young, C. K., & Beier, M. E., (2015, April). Integrating technology and training: New developments and frontiers (Young and Beier Chairs). Symposium presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

     
     

    Beier, M. E. (2011, April). Ability, personality, and motivational influences on aging and work. Symposium presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

     
    Editorial Positions
     Editor for Special Issue, Work, Aging, and Retirement. Oxford University Press. (2016 - 2017)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Psychological Bulletin. American Psychological Association . (2015 - 2017)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Psychology. American Psychological Association . (2015 - 2017)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Human Performance. Taylor Francis. (2015 - 2017)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Personnel Assessment and Decisions. Scholarworks@BGSU. (2016 - 2017)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Work, Aging, and Retirement. Oxford University Press. (2013 - 2017)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Psychology:Applied. American Psychological Association. (2012 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Business and Psychology. Springer. (2012 - 2017)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. American Psychological Association. (2009 - 2009)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. American Psychological Association. (2007 - 2007)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. American Psychological Association. (2008 - 2008)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Harrison J. Kell, MA Social Desirability and Situational Judgment Tests: The Role of Personality and Implicit Trait Policies. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Amber B. Raley, MA Can't get it out of my head: The role of gender in the relations between rummative styles, negative affect, and stress behaviors. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Bonny Chang, Undergraduate Honor's Thesis The Criterion Validity of the Borderline Personality Features Scale for Children in an Adolescent Inpatient Setting. (2008) (Thesis Director)

     Bobby Darius Naemi, Ph.D. Affect-Cognition Reliance: Measurement and Validation. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Anna E. Hardigree, Ph.D. Work Generativity from a Life Cycle, Career Stage Model, and Gender-Role Perspective: An Examination of Individual Differences and Moderating Factors that Influence Work Generativity in Managers.. (2008) (Thesis Director)

     Larry Martinez, MA Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Workplace Experiences. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Harrison J. Kell, Ph.D. Predicting technical and professional performance among medical students: Personality, cognitive ability, and the mediating role of knowledge.. (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Michelle Martin, M. A. The generalizability of knowledge as measured by a single-response situational judgment test across domains. (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Vanessa Loh, Ph.D. An investigation of error management, individual differences, and negative feedback in dynamic task training.. (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Larry Martinez, M.A. Childhood cancer survivors: Workplace experiences. . (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Pablo Cruz, Ph.D. Emotion perception and reactions to tests: Affective influences on test performance. (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Max Julian McDaniel, Ph.D. Dual process model of personality: Implications for prediction of behavior. (2010) (Thesis Director)

     Katherine Bachman, MA The Influence of Work-Family Balance Based Realistic Job Previews on Job Decisions in Academia. (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Cody B. Cox, Ph.D. The role of causal attributions for poor performance: Target and rater effects. (2010) (Thesis Director)

     Michelle Martin, M.S. The generalizability of knowledge as measured by a single-response situational judgment test across domains. (2011) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Sara Haber Halcomb, Ph.D. The neurological components of metacognitive monitoring: Predictive accuracy and encoding success in younger and older adults.. (2011) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Harrison Kell, Ph.D. Predicting technical and professional performance among medial students: Personality, cognitive ability, and the mediating role of knowledge.. (2011) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Ashley R. Hanks, Ph.D. Employee withdrawal and turnover: The effects of workplace events. (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Ashley Meyer, Ph.D. The positive and negative effects of testing in lifelong learning: How age mediates the effect of testing.. (2011) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Shu Wang, Ph.D. Individual differences in adaptation to changes. (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Larry Martinez, Ph.D. Confronting Bias: How targets and allies can reduce prejudice in the workplace. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jisoo Ock, M.S. Practical impact of predictor reliability for personnel selection decisions. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Seydahmet Ercan, M.S. Assessing adverse impact: An alternative to the four-fifth rule. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Enrica Ruggs, Ph.D. The influence of employee inklings on consumer behavior: Booed, eschewed, and tattooed. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Amy E Crook, Ph.D. Training soft skills: The added value of behavior modeling and the role of personality. (2012) (Thesis Director)

     Michelle P. Martin, Ph.D. Personality, emotional intelligence, and job performance: Exploring the role of knowledge as mediator. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Louma Ghandour, Ph.D. Stability of college students' fit with their academic major and the relationship between academic fit and occupational fit.. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Jason G. Randall, M.A. Retest performance on the Wonderlic Personnel Test: An examination of race and sex differences and redemptive versus no-redemptive samples.. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Christina L. Upchurch, M.A. Adaptive performance: The role of knowledge structure flexibility.. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Natalie Wolfson, Ph.D. Shedding light on grey areas: Examining the effect of technology-based collaboration on the learning outcomes of older and younger adults.. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Seydahmet Ercan, Ph.D. Antecedents of expatriates’ organizational citizenship behavior: Expatriate adjustment and job attitudes as mediators and cultural similarity as the moderator.. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jisoo Ock, Ph.D. Why do raters pursue different goals?: The role of rater personality and accountability context. . (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Katherine O'Brian, Ph.d. Just saying “no”: An examination of gender differences in the ability to decline requests in the workplace. . (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Samuel T McAbee, Ph.d. Personality, interpersonal skills, and students’ job search behaviors. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Victoria Mattingly, MA Counteracting student resistance to spaced learning using the theory of planned behavior. . (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Carmen K Young, M.S. The effects of structure and metacognitive prompts on adaptive transfer.. (2015) (Thesis Director)

     Alda Rivas, M.A. Do older adults benefit from effortful retrieval during testing? . (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Christina U. Zimmer, Ph.D. Virtual teams: A qualitative and quantitative review of best practices.. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Debshila Basu Mallick, M.A. Audiovisual phonetic identification training improves multisensory speech perception and increases fMRI response in the superior temporal sulcus (STS). (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Kamalika Ghosh, MA Personality traits, prosocial knowledge, charismatic leadership behavior, and clinical performance of Indian medical students. . (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jason G. Randall, Ph.D. Mind wandering and self-directed learning: Testing the efficacy of a self-regulation intervention to reduce mind wandering and enhance online training performance.. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Amy Ting Xiao Shaw, MA Reasoning fast and slow: Investigating cognitive abilities, speed and effects of personality traits.. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jacqueline M. Gilberto, MA Old dogs and new tricks: How ageism leads to lower expectations and training performance for older adults.. (2016) (Thesis Director)

     Wendy Jackeline Torres, MA xamining determinants of learner behavior, performance, and attrition in a humanities-focused Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). (2016) (Thesis Director)

     Carlos A. Moreno, MA Promoting first-generation Latino success through parental pro-educational interventions.. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Victor J. Ellingsen, Ph.D. Informal reasoning with and without the Internet.. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Carmen K. Young, Ph.D. Age and training: A meta-analysis examining training design features. . (2016) (Thesis Director)

     Debshila Basu Mallick, PhD. An investigation of audiovisual speech perception as measured by the McGurk effect.. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Reviewer of the year - Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology (December, 2015)

     Fellow - Association for Psychological Science, Association for Psychological Science (2015)

     Fellow - Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, Division 14 of the American Psychological Association, SIOP (2014)

     Graduate Student Association Faculty Teaching/Mentoring Award, Rice University (May, 2010)

     Baker College Outstanding Faculty Associate, Rice University (May, 2010)

     Baker College Distinguished Faculty Associate, Rice University (May, 2009)