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Faculty and Staff Profile

Patrick Rosopa

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Office: 410J Brackett Hall
Phone: 864-656-7633
Fax: 864-656-0358

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Industrial-Organizational Psychology
University of Central Florida 2006

M.S. Statistical Computing
University of Central Florida

M.S. Industrial-Organizational Psychology
University of Central Florida

B.S. Psychology
Tulane University

 Courses Taught

• Research Design & Quantitative Methods I (PSYC 8100)
• Research Design & Quantitative Methods II (PSYC 8110)
• Research Design & Quantitative Methods III (PSYC 8130)
• Organizational Psychology (PSYC 8620)

• Introduction to Experimental Psychology (PSYC 3090)
• Advanced Experimental Psychology (PSYC 3100)
• Industrial Psychology (PSYC 3640)
• Organizational Psychology (PSYC 3680)


Dr. Rosopa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. He teaches graduate-level courses in applied univariate and multivariate statistics, and research methods. At the undergraduate-level, he teaches experimental psychology, industrial psychology, and organizational psychology. Dr. Rosopa has co-authored a statistics textbook titled Statistical Reasoning in the Behavioral Sciences, published by Wiley. In addition, his research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals including Psychological Methods, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Performance, and Personality and Individual Differences. In addition to serving on various departmental and university committees, he is currently serving on 12 thesis and dissertation committees in psychology, automotive engineering, industrial engineering, and management. Dr. Rosopa serves on the editorial board of Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and Research in Human Resource Management. He also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for various refereed journals. In addition, Dr. Rosopa provides consulting services in various areas including test development and validation, statistical analysis of survey data, and experimental design. He has worked with organizations in a variety of industries. Some organizations include BMW, Greenville Health Systems, Cognitive Performance Group, CHI Systems, Inc., and Institute for Simulation and Training. More on Dr. Rosopa's research interests and publications can be found below.

 Research Interests

Dr. Rosopa’s research interests are in two broad areas—quantitative analysis and topics germane to organizational psychology. He blends statistics and organizational research.

Generally, Dr. Rosopa's quantitative interests can be classified into applied statistical modeling in the behavioral sciences. Dr. Rosopa recently completed a manuscript that compares different methods (via Monte Carlo simulations in R) for testing the equality of independent slopes on their conditional Type I error and power under various conditions of heteroscedasticity. No procedure exists for comparing the equality of three or more independent rWGs. Such a procedure could prove very practical in areas that involve ’clustering’ including employees 'clustered' within teams (in organizational research) and students 'clustered' within classrooms (in educational research). Dr. Rosopa and a colleague at Gettysburg College have proposed novel procedures and are evaluating their relative performance via Monte Carlo simulations conducted in R.

Dr. Rosopa’s substantive research interests include personality and cognitive ability, stereotypes and fairness in the workplace, and cross-cultural issues in organizational research. Dr. Rosopa is a Co-PI on an NSF ADVANCE grant (awarded Fall 2016). This grant supports a variety of initiatives that promote the career development of women STEM faculty at Clemson University, where the percentage of women STEM faculty at Clemson is notably below the percentage of women PhD graduates available at the national level and also below that of our aspirational peer institutions. The grant also supports various efforts including research on implicit gender bias in academia. In addition, Dr. Rosopa is working on a book chapter reviewing the research literature on the challenges that LGBT employees face in the workplace including areas related to selection, promotion, and development.

 Research Publications

Rosopa, P. J., Brawley, A. M., Atkinson, T. P., & Robertson, S. A. (in press). On the conditional and unconditional Type I error rates and power of tests in linear models with heteroscedastic errors. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods.

Zinzow, H., Brooks, J. O., Rosopa, P. J., Jeffirs, S., Jenkins, C., Seeanner, J., McKeeman, A., & Hodges, L. F. (2018). Virtual reality exposure therapy for driving anxiety and aggression in veterans: A pilot study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 25, 296-309.

King, B. M., Rosopa, P. J., & Minium, E. W. (2018). Statistical reasoning in the behavioral sciences (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Rosopa, P. J., & Kim, B. (2017). Robustness of statistical inferences using linear models with meta-analytic correlation matrices. Human Resource Management Review, 27, 216-236.

Stone, D. L., & Rosopa, P. J. (2017). The advantages and limitations of using meta-analysis in human resource management research. Human Resource Management Review, 27, 1-7.

Rosopa, P. J. (2017). Bootstrapping. In S. G. Rogelberg (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Brooks, J., Seeanner, J., Hennessy, S., Manganelli, J., Crisler, M., Rosopa, P., Jenkins, C., Anderson, M., Drouin, N., Belle, L., Truesdail, C., & Tanner, S. (2017). Interactive tools for measuring visual scanning performance and reaction time. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 1-5.

Switzer, F., Roth, P., & Rosopa, P. J. (2016). Power and errors in adverse impact indices. Human Performance, 29, 159-171.

Sewall, A. A. S., Borzendowski, S. A. W., Tyrrell, R. A., Stephens, B. R., & Rosopa, P. J. (2016). Observers’ judgments of the effects of glare on their visual acuity for high and low contrast stimuli. Perception, 45, 755-767.

Rosopa, P. J., Datu, J. A. D., Robertson, S. A., & Atkinson, T. P. (2016). Core self-evaluations and subjective well-being in the U.S. and the Philippines: The moderating role of self-construal. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 57, 50-56.

Rosopa, P. J., Schroeder, A. N., & Doll, J. (2016). Detecting between-groups heteroscedasticity in moderated multiple regression with a continuous predictor and a categorical moderator: A Monte Carlo study. Sage Open, 6, 1-16.

Doll, J. L., & Rosopa, P. J. (2015). Workplace romances: Examining attitudes, experience, conscientiousness, and policies. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 30, 439-453.

Healy, S., Manganelli, J., Rosopa, P. J., & Brooks, J. O. (2015). An exploration of the nightstand and over-the-bed table in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 8, 43-55.

Borzendowski, S. A. W., Stafford, A. A., Rosopa, P. J., & Tyrrell, R. A. (2015). Drivers' judgments of the effect of headlight glare on their ability to see pedestrians at night. Journal of Safety Research, 53, 31-37.

Xi, Y., Rosopa, P. J., Mossey, M., Crisler, M. C., Drouin, N., Kopera, K., & Brooks, J. O. (2014). The reliability of a Vision Coach task as a measure of psychomotor skills. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 28, 444-454.

Mossey, M. E., Xi, Y., McConomy, S. K., Brooks, J. O., Rosopa, P. J., & Venhovens, P. J. (2014). Evaluation of four steering wheels to determine driver hand placement in a static environment. Applied Ergonomics, 45, 1187-1195.

Rosopa, P. J., Schaffer, M., & Schroeder, A. N. (2013). Managing heteroscedasticity in general linear models. Psychological Methods, 18, 335-351.

Rosopa, P. J., Schroeder, A. N., & Hulett, A. (2013). Helping yourself by helping others: Examining personality perceptions. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 28, 147-163.

Walker, A., Muth, E., Switzer, F., & Rosopa, P. J. (2013). Predicting team performance in a dynamic environment: A team psychophysiological approach to measuring cognitive readiness. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 7, 69-82.

Goodenough, R. R., Brooks, J. O., Crisler, M. C., & Rosopa, P. J. (2012). Developing a driving simulator based functional object detection task. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 26, 240-256.

Muth, E. R., Moss, J. D., Rosopa, P. J., Salley, J. N., & Walker, A. D. (2012). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia as a measure of cognitive workload. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 83, 96-101.

Stone-Romero, E. F., & Rosopa, P. J. (2011). Experimental tests of mediation models: Prospects, problems, and some solutions. Organizational Research Methods, 14, 631-646.

King, B. M., Rosopa, P. J., & Minium, E. W. (2010). Statistical reasoning in the behavioral sciences (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Stone-Romero, E. F., & Rosopa, P. J. (2010). Research design options for testing mediation models and their implications for facets of validity. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 25, 697-712.

Rosopa, P. J., & Schroeder, A. N. (2009). Core self-evaluations interact with cognitive ability to predict academic achievement. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 1003-1006.

Rosopa, P. J., & Stone-Romero, E. F. (2008). Problems with detecting assumed mediation using the hierarchical multiple regression strategy. Human Resource Management Review, 18, 294-310.

Smith-Jentsch, K. A., Scielzo, S. A., Yarbrough, C. S., & Rosopa, P. J. (2008). A comparison of face-to-face and electronic peer-mentoring: Interactions with mentor gender. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 72, 193-206.

Stone-Romero, E. F., & Rosopa, P. J. (2008). The relative validity of inferences about mediation as a function of research design characteristics. Organizational Research Methods, 11, 326-352.


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