Jonas Lang

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Gucciardi, D. F., Lang, J. W. B., Lines, R. L. J., Chapman, M. T., Ducker, K. J., Peeling, P., Crane, M. F., Ntoumanis, N., Parker, S. K., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Quested, E., & Temby, P. (in press). The emergence of resilience: Trajectories of sleep functioning after a major stressor. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology.

Lang, J. W. B., & Corstjens, J. (in press). Key episodes in the history of testing in Central Western Europe. In S. Laher (Ed.), Comparative histories of psychological assessment. Cambrdige, UK: Cambridge University Press. Preprint

Lang, J. W. B., Runge, J. M., & De Fruyt, F. (in press). What are agile, flexible, or adaptable employees and students? A typology of dynamic individual differences in applied settings. European Journal of Personality. Preprint

Reindl, G., Lang, J. W. B., & Runge, J. M. (in press). Work Event Experiences: Implications of an Expanded Taxonomy for Understanding Daily Well-Being. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Preprint

Lang, J. W. B, Van Hoeck, S., & Runge, J. M. (in press) Methodological and conceptual issues in studying effort-reward fit. Journal of Managerial Psychology. Preprint

Runge, J. M., Lang, J. W. B, Zettler, I., & Lievens, F. (in press). Predicting counterproductive work behavior: Do implicit motives have incremental validity beyond explicit traits? Journal of Research in Personality. Preprint

Niessen, C., & Lang, J. W. B. (in press). Cognitive control strategies and adaptive performance in a complex work task. Journal of Applied Psychology Preprint

Schild, C., Botzet, L., Planert, L., Zettler, I., & Scigala, K. A., & Lang, J. W. B. (in press). Linking personality traits to objective foul records in (semi-)professional youth basketball. Journal of Research in Personality. Preprint SPSP Character and Context Blog post about the paper News article (University of Exeter news)


Lang, J. W. B., Bliese, P. D. & Runge, J. M. (2021). Detecting consensus emergence in organizational multilevel data: Power simulations. Organizational Research Methods, 24, 319-341. Preprint

Lang, J. W. B., & Tay, L. (2021). The science and practice of item response theory in organizations. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 8, 311-338. Preprint


Bliese, P. D., Kautz, J., & Lang, J. W. B. (2020). Discontinuous growth models: Illustrations, recommendations, and an R function for generating the design matrix (pp. 319–350). In Y. Griep, S. D. Hansen, T. Vantilborgh, T., & J. Hofmans (Eds.), Handbook of dynamic organizational behavior. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Preprint

Brückner, J., Bosak, J., & Lang, J. W. B. (2020). Connect vs. conquer? CEO gender and implicit motives. Journal of Managerial Psychology.36, 13-30. Preprint

Lang, J. W. B., & Kell, H. J. (2020). General mental ability and specific abilities: Their relative importance for extrinsic career success. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105(9), 1047–1061. Preprint Character and Context Blog Post

Niessen, C., Göbel, K., Lang, J. W. B., & Schmid, U. (2020). Stop thinking: An experience sampling study on suppressing distractive thoughts at work. Frontiers in Psychology.

Lang, J. W. B. (2020). Timely and to the point: Expectations for articles and reviews at the Journal of Personnel Psychology. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 19(1), 1–3.

Eby, L. T., Shockley, K. M., Bauer, T. N., Edwards, B. D., Homan, A. C., Johnson, R. E., Lang, J. W. B., Morris, S. B., & Oswald, F. L. (2020). Methodological checklists for improving research quality and reporting consistency. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 13(1), 76-83.

Lang, J. W. B., & Goh, Z. (2020). Building an organizational science of behavioral consistency: Comment on Katz-Navon, Kark, and Delegach (2019). Academy of Management Discoveries, 6(1), 149-152.

den Hartog, S., Runge, J. M., Reindl, G., & Lang, J. W. B. (2020). Linking team personality variability and team innovation. Small Group Research, 52(2), 265-295.

Tiffin, P. A., Paton, L. W., O'Mara, D., MacCann, C., Lang, J. W. B., & Lievens, F. (2020). Situational judgement tests for selection: Traditional vs. construct‐driven approaches. Medical Education, 54(2), 105-115.


Lang, J. W. B., Bliese, P. D., & Adler, A. B. (2019). Opening the black box: A multilevel framework for studying group processes. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 2(3), 271-287. Preprint Material

Sijbom, R. B. L., Lang, J. W. B., & Anseel, F. (2019). Leaders' achievement goals predict employee burnout above and beyond employees' own achievement goals. Journal of Personality, 87(3), 429-732. [2017 Impact factor: 3.483, category: PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIAL, rank: 7/64]

Runge, J. M., Lang, J. W. B., Chasiotis, A. & Hofer, J. (2019). Improving the assessment of implicit motives using IRT: Cultural differences and differential item functioning. Journal of Personality Assessment, 101, 414--424. [2018 Impact factor: 2.829, category: PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIAL, rank: 13/63]

Runge, J. M., & Lang, J. W. B. (2019). Can people recognize their implicit thoughts? The motive self-categorization test. Psychological Assessment, 31(7), 939-951. [2018 Impact factor: 3.469, category: PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL, rank: 19/129] Preprint Material

Tackett, J. L., Lang, J. W. B., Markon, K., & Herzhoff, K. (2019). A correlated trait correlated methods model for thin-slice child personality assessment. Psychological Assessment, 31, 545-556. [2018 Impact factor: 3.469, category: PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL, rank: 19/129] Preprint

Lang, J. W. B., Lievens, F., De Fruyt, F., Zettler, I., & Tackett, J. L. (2019). Assessing meaningful within-person variability in Likert-scale rated personality descriptions: An IRT tree approach. Psychological Assessment, 31, 474-487. [2018 Impact factor: 3.469, category: PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL, rank: 19/129]

Beier, M. E., Kell, H. J., & Lang, J. W. B. (2019). Commenting on the "Great Debate": General abilities, specific abilities, and the tools of the trade. Journal of Intelligence, 7(1), 5.

Apers, C., Lang, J. W. B., & Derous, E. (2019). Who earns more? Explicit traits, implicit motives, and income growth trajectories. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 110, 214-228. [2018 Impact factor: 3.387, category: PSYCHOLOGY, APPLIED, rank: 14/82, ABS: 4] Preprint


Lang, J. W. B., Mussel, P., & Runge, J. M. (2018). TBS-TK Rezension:
Inventar zur Erfassung von Arbeitsmotiven (IEA). [TBS-TK Review: Inventory for the assessment of work motives].Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 62, 161-163.

Kell, H. J., & Lang, J. W. B. (2018). The great debate: General ability and specific abilities in the prediction of important outcomes. Journal of Intelligence, 6(3), 39.

Lang, J. W. B., & Bliese, P. D. (2018). A temporal perspective on emergence: Using three-level mixed-effects models to track consensus emergence in groups. In S. E. Humphrey & J. M. LeBreton (Eds), The handbook for multilevel theory, measurement, and analysis (pp. 519-540). Washington, DC: APA. Preprint Material

Lang, J. W. B., Bliese, P. D., & de Voogt, A. (2018). Modeling consensus emergence using longitudinal multilevel models. Personnel Psychology, 71, 255-281. [2017 Impact factor: 4.362, category: PSYCHOLOGY, APPLIED, rank: 4/80; 2018 ABS: 4] Preprint Mplus code Mplus output 2019 Recipient of the SIOP Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment Article/Interview in TIP

Lievens, F., Lang, J. W. B., De Fruyt, F., Corstjens, J., Van de Vijver, M., & Bledow, R. (2018). The predictive power of people's intraindividual variability across situations: Implementing whole trait theory in assessment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103, 753-771. [2017 Impact factor: 4.310, category: PSYCHOLOGY, APPLIED, rank: 5/80; 2018 ABS: 4*] 2020 Recipient of the SIOP Joyce and Robert Hogan Award