About

My name is Jonas Lang and I am a member of the Department of Personnel Management, Work, and Organizational Psychology at Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium. I was born in Aachen, Germany.

My research focuses on adaptability, cognitive abilities, personnel selection and the influence of motivation on performance.

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Biography

Education:
Dr. phil. in Psychology, 2007, RWTH Aachen University
Dipl.-Psych., 2004, University of Mannheim

Positions:
-Associate Professor, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, October 2013-
-Assistant Professor, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands, September 2008-September 2013
-Lecturer, RWTH Aachen University, January 2008-September 2008

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Publications

Zettler, I., & Lang, J. W. B. (2013). Employees' political skill and job performance: An inverted U-shaped relation? Applied Psychology: An International Review. doi: 10.1111/apps.12018

Hülsheger, U. R., Alberts, H. J. E. M., Feinholdt, A., & Lang, J. W. B. (2013). Benefits of mindfulness at work: The role of mindfulness in emotion regulation, emotional exhaustion, and job satisfaction. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 310-325. doi: 10.1037/a0031313

Lang, J. W. B., Zettler, I., Ewen, C., & Hülsheger, U. R. (2012). Implicit motives, explicit traits, and task and contextual performance at work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 1201-1217. doi: 10.1037/a0029556

Lang, J. W. B., & Bliese, P. D. (2012). I-O psychology and progressive research programs on intelligence. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 5, 161-166. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-9434.2012.01423.x

Lang, J., Bliese, P. D., Lang, J. W. B., & Adler, A. B. (2011). Work gets unfair for the depressed: Cross-lagged relations between organizational justice perceptions and depressive symptoms. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 602-618. doi: 10.1037/a0022463

Lang, J. W. B., & Lang, J. (2011). Practical implications of test anxiety tools. Science, 332, 791-792. doi: 10.1126/science.332.6031.791-b

Hülsheger, U. R., Lang, J. W. B., & Maier, G. W. (2010). Emotional labor, strain, and performance: Testing reciprocal relationships in a longitudinal panel study. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15, 505-521. doi: 10.1037/a0021003

Lang, J. W. B., Kersting, M., Hülsheger, U. R., & Lang, J. (2010). General mental ability, narrower cognitive abilities, and job performance: The perspective of the nested-factors model of cognitive abilities. Personnel Psychology, 63, 595-640. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6570.2010.01182.x

van Doorn, R. R. A, Lang, J. W. B., & Weijters, T. (2010). Self-reported cognitive failures: A core-self evaluation? Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 717-722. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2010.06.013

Lang, J. W. B., Kersting, M., & Hülsheger, U. R. (2010). Range shrinkage of cognitive ability test scores in applicant pools for German governmental jobs: Implications for range restriction corrections. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 18, 321-328 doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2389.2010.00515.x

van Doorn, R. R. A, & Lang, J. W. B. (2010). Performance differences explained by the neuroticism facets withdrawal and volatility, variations in task demand, and effort allocation. Journal of Research in Personality, 44 , 446-452. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2010.05.004

Lang, J. W. B., & Lang, J. (2010). Priming competence diminishes the link between cognitive test anxiety and test performance: Implications for the interpretation of test scores. Psychological Science, 21, 811-819. doi: 10.1177/0956797610369492 Press Coverage: APS Observer Online

Lang, J. W. B., & Bliese, P. D. (2009). General mental ability and two types of adaptation to unforeseen change: Applying discontinuous growth models to the task-change paradigm. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 411-428. doi: 10.1037/a0013803 Manuscript

Lang, J. W. B., & Kersting, M. (2007). Regular feedback from student ratings of instruction: Do college teachers improve their ratings in the long run? Instructional Science, 35, 187-205. doi: 10.1007/s11251-006-9006-1 Manuscript

Lang, J. W. B., & Fries, S. (2006). A revised 10-item version of the Achievement Motives Scale: Psychometric properties in German-speaking samples. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 22, 216-224. doi: 10.1027/1015-5759.22.3.216 Manuscript German items

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Book Chapters

Lang, J. W. B. (2011). Computer-adaptives Testen. [Computer-adaptive testing]. In L. F. Hornke , M. Amelang, & M. Kersting (Eds.), Leistungs-, Intelligenz- und Verhaltensdiagnostik (Enzyklopädie der Psychologie. Themenbereich B, Serie II, Band 3). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Lang, J. W. B., & Kersting, M. (2007). Langfristige Effekte von regelmäßigem Feedback aus studentischen Lehrveranstaltungsevaluationen. [Long-term effects of regular feedback from student ratings of instruction] In A. Kluge & K. Schüler (Eds.), Qualitätssicherung und -entwicklung an Hochschulen: Methoden und Ergebnisse (pp. 159-167). Lengerich, Germany: Pabst.

Lang, J. W. B., & Kersting, M. (2007). Statistische Modelle und Auswertungsverfahren. [Statistical models and evaluation procedures] In H. Schuler & Kh. Sonntag (Eds.), Handbuch der Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie (pp. 98-108). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

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Address

Jonas W. B. Lang
Department of Personnel Management, Work and Organizational Psychology
Ghent University
Henri Dunantlaan 2
9000 Ghent, Belgium
Email: jonas.lang at ugent.be

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