Undergraduate institution: Montclair State University
My research interests are mainly in selection and personality testing. I study applicant faking, or how job applicants can distort their responses on personality inventories completed during selection in order to increase their changes of getting hired. Mainly, I am conducting research on the cognitive processing of these individuals as they engage in faking and the use of preventative measures to decrease faking. Additionally, I am interested in branching out and studying issues around diversity and occupation health.
Representative publications and presentations:
Watts, L. L. & Kuzmich, I. (April, 2018). Who overclaims the most? Demographics and self-enhancement on job applications. In P. C. Gibson (Chair), Big fakers and bigger data: Emerging insights from practice. Symposium presented at the 33rd annual conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.