Arno Kolz

Associate Professor

Psychology

My primary professional interests are teaching, mentoring, and generally helping undergraduate students develop their careers and lives.  My research has moslty been in the area of personnel selelction.

Brother Gabriel Casmir Costello Award for Excellence in Teaching

Education

  • PHD, University of Akron
  • MA, University of Akron
  • BA, Gordon College

Courses Taught

LLRN 123      Roots: Psychology
PSYC 150      Roots: Psychology
PSYC 203      Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 257      Forensic Psychology
PSYC 373      Industrial Psychology
PSYC 374      Organizational Psychology
PSYC 375      Internship
PSYC 429      Research in Psychology
PSYC 430      Research in Psychology
PSYC 475      Internship

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Kolz, A. R. (2005). Overcoming resistance to change. Innova, 3, 32-34.

    Kolz, A.  R. (2000).  Personality predictors of retail employee theft and counterproductive behavior.  Journal of  Professional Services Marketing. 19 (2), 107-114.  

    Kolz, A.  R., McFarland, L.  A., & Silverman S.  B.  (1998).  Cognitive ability and job experience as predictors of work performance.  Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 132 (5), 539-548

    Svyantek, D.J., & Kolz A.R. (1996). The effects of organizational frames and problem ambiguity on decision making.  Journal of Business Psychology, 11, 131-149. 

    Papers With Undergraduate Student Co-Authors:

    Tarantino, D., Kolz, A.R., Mante, G., & Nugent, K. (2016) Who Do We Pretend To Be On-Line? A Study of Personality Portrayal on Facebook. Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association

    Kolz, A.R., McCarthy, N., & Goggins, B. (2015). Job Level, Interviewer Characteristics and Preference for Hiring People With Psychopathic Traits. Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association

    Schuermann, K., Slack, E., & Kolz, A.R. (2015). Relationships Between Workplace Monitoring, Personality, Job Satisfaction, and Turnover. Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association

    Kolz, A. R., Michelena, E., & Bastone, F. (2014) Why Do Psychopaths Get Hired? Linking Ethics Climate With Hiring Preferences.  Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association

    Kolz, A.R., Ray, M., Penta, M., Mancini, E., & Wang, Y. Y.  (2013) The Relationship Between Ethics Climate and Specific Forms of Unethical Behavior in Organizations.  Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association

    Donovan, J., Mignino, A., & Kolz R.R. (2013) Predicting Whistleblowing:  The Roles of Moral Attentiveness and Moral Courage. Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association

    Butler, E., Murphy, E., & Kolz A.R. (2012) Predictors of Moral Attentiveness and Courage. Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association

    Kolz, A.R., & D’ Alauro, M (2011). Linking Ethical Climate and Employee Satisfaction Outcomes. Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association

    Platt, M., Bucci, K., & Kolz, A.R. (2011). Does Need for Cognition Have Incremental Validity in the Prediction of Performance?  Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association

    Garvey, A., Mazzapica, L., & Kolz., A.R. (2011) Personality Facets in the Prediction of Work and School Performance. Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association.

    Dufort, S., Kolz, A.R., D’ Alauro, M. & Hoban, M. (2011)  Ethical Climate: Differences Between Profit and Non-Profit Organizations. Paper presented at Eastern psychological Association.

    Lafortezza, A., Corsello, C., & Kolz, A. R. (2010).  Personality Predictors of Locus of Control and Belief in a Just World. Paper presented at Eastern psychological Association

    Kolz, A. R., & Harrison, M.M., (2010). Predicting Counter Productive Behavior in College. Paper presented at Eastern psychological Association

    Hargrove, J., Garvey, A., &  Kolz, A. R. (2010).  Antecedents of College Citizenship Behavior. Paper presented at Eastern psychological Association

    McGuinness, N. A., MacDougall, A. & Kolz. A. R. (2010). Predictors of Relationship Infidelity. Paper presented at Eastern psychological Association

    Kolz, A. R., O’Donovan, C., & Sabovic, A. (2009). Situational Judgment Test Performance Under Different Testing Conditions. Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association.

    MacDougall, A., McGuinness, N., & Kolz, A. R. (2009). Correlates of Decision Making Style. Paper presented at Eastern psychological Association. 

    Kolz, A.R., Varano, C., Neubauer, J. & O’Donovan, C. (2008). Predictors of Practical Intelligence. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association. Boston, MA.

    Kolz, A. R., McLeer, J., & Colon, L. (2007).  Predicting Academic Performance:  A Comparisonof Cognitive Ability and Tacit Knowledge. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association. Philadelphia, PA.

    Kolz, A. R., Smyth, K., McLeer, J., Schunke, K., & Martinez, R. (2006). Personality Predictors of Moral Authority. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association. Washington, DC.

    Carrol, K., McLeer, J., Schunke, K., Lucas, S., & Kolz, A. R. (2006). The Relationship Between Sources of Moral Authority and Leadership Style. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association. Washington, DC.

    Kolz, A. R., Ivory T., &  Chung, L.  (2005).  The influence of equity sensitivity and affect intensity on strength of political viewpoints.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association Chung. Baltimore, MD.

    Kolz, A. R.,  Hanson, J., & Chung, L. (2005). EPA Fairness perceptions in college students:  The roles of equity sensitivity and affect intensity. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association. Baltimore, MD.

    Kolz, A. R., Strenge, L., Benoit, L., & Perez, P. (2004).  Predictors of college success. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington DC.

    Kolz, A. R., Goel, S., & Chitkara, N. (2003).  Can Emotional Intelligence be Faked? Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association.  Baltimore, MD.

    Chitkara, N., Kolz, A. R., Samuels, J., & Worthy, R. (2002).  Predicting work and school performance: Cognitive ability and EQ.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

    Kolz, A. R., Alvarez, A., Chitkara, N., Devitt, A., & Sweeny, J. (2001).  Predictors of in basket test performance.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

    Kolz, A. R., Lanzilotti, L., & Ferraro, K. (2000).  The effect of incentives on integrity and personality test scores.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD.

    Kolz, A. R., & Ferraro, K. (2000).  The effect of warnings on the fakeability of selection tests. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD.

    Kolz, A.R., Walsh, L., Ferraro, K., & Caban, D (1999).  Personality, honesty, and counterproductive work behavior.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.  

    Kolz, A.R., & Ferraro, K. (1999) The use of integrity and conscientiousness tests in evaluating potential for deviant workplace behavior.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Providence, April 1999.

    Kolz, A.R., & Caban, D. (1999)  Facets of conscientiousness as predictors of college cheating. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Providence, RI.

    Kolz, A.R., Cardillo, E. P., & Pena, S.A. (1998). Cognitive ability and personality as predictors of counterproductive behavior.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX, April, 1998.   

    Kolz, A.R., & Cardillo, E.P. (1998).  Cognitive ability and conscientiousness as predictors of work performance.    Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, Ma, February, 1998.

    Kolz, A.R., Pena, S.A., & Cardillo, E. P. (1998).  Conscientiousness, agreeableness, and neuroticism as predictors of theft and counterproductive behavior.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, Ma, February, 1998.

    Kolz, A.  R. McFarland, L.  A. & Silverman S.  B.  (1997).  Cognitive ability and job experience as predictors of work performance.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the Society for Industrial/organizational Psychology.  San Diego, CA, April 1996.

    Kolz, A.  R. & Svyantek, D.  J.  (1997).  The effects of progress and goal discrepancies on escalation of commitment.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  San Diego, CA, April 1996.

    Kolz, A.  R. ,  Smith, J., &  Farin, K.  (1997).  Satisfaction with performance appraisal systems as a predictor of job satisfaction.  Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.  Chicago, IL, August 1997.

    Kolz, A.  R., Farin, K., & Smith, J.  (1997).  Person-culture fit as a predictor of specific types of organizational commitment.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association.  Washington, DC, April 1997.

    Kolz, A.  R.  Spina, P.,  & Farin, K.  (1997).  The role of performance appraisal systems in organizational commitment.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association.  Washington, DC, April 1997.

    Kolz, A.  R.,  Hanratty, J.  A., &  Manibay, E.  (1996).  The effects of feedback credibility and direction on escalation of commitment.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association.  Philadelphia, PA, April 1996.

    Kolz, A.  R.  Manibay, E., & Hanratty, J.  A.  (1996).  Future prospects and past performance of investment decisions as predictors of escalation of commitment.  Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.  Toronto, Canada, August 1996.

    Dytell, R., Kolz, A.R., Landry, D., & Fauci, G. (1995): The Children's Stress Inventory: An assessment of stress in children. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, April 1995.