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Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work
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Kraig L. Schell

Associate Professor of Psychology, MS Program Director, IO Psychology
Affiliate Clinical Associate Professor, University of Florida

Office: A104E
Phone: (325) 486-6128
Education: 1992 -   B.S., Oklahoma Christian University
1995 -   M.A., University of Central Oklahoma
2000 -   Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
At ASU since: 2000
Research Interests:
I am interested in patient safety, motivation, and personality, broadly stated. Currently I am researching issues in face validity, personality test psychometrics, motivation in health care safety, and several issues related to errors in task performance. I was the editor and chief author of the PharmSafety continuing education series, and I consult occasionally in the health care industry on issues of patient safety.
Recent Work:
  1. Flynn, E.A., Schell, K.L., & Rickles, J.O. (2009). A psychosocial approach to medication errors. In N.M. Rickles, A.I. Wertheimer, & M.C. Smith (Eds.), Social and behavioral aspects of pharmaceutical care (2nd Ed.), pp. 399-426. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
  2. Schell, K.L. (2012). The Error-Oriented Motivation Scale: An examination of structural and convergent validity. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 352-356.
  3. Oswald, F.L., & Schell, K.L. (2010). Developing and scaling personality measures: Thurstone is right – but so far, Likert is not wrong. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3, 481-484.
  4. Schell, K.L., Oswald, F.L., Scobel, E., Mitchell, M., Boronow, E., Tran, A., Glutz, M.J., & Hartman, M. (2011). Item grouping and item randomization effects in personality measurement. Poster presented at the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology conference, Chicago, IL.