B.S. 1978, North Dakota State University
                      Fargo, North Dakota
                      Majors:  Psychology and Sociology 

M.A. 1981, University of Illinois,
                     Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
                     Major:   Social Psychology 

Ph.D. 1983, University of Illinois,

                     Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

                     Major:   Social Psychology

                     Minors:  Industrial/Organizational Psychology

                                  Quantitative Methods

Research area

Social and Organizational Psychology. The Applied Cognition of Groups and Teams; Small Group Processes and Performance; Group and Individual Judgment and Decision Making; Work Motivation; Goal Setting; Organizational Behavior.

Selected Publications

Park, E.S., & Hinsz, V.B. (2006). "Strength and safety in numbers": A theoretical perspective of group influences on approach and avoidance motivation.Motivation and Emotion, 30, 135-142.
Hinsz, V.B., Tindale, R.S., & Nagao, D.H. (2008). The accentuation of information processes and biases in group judgments integrating base-rate and case-specific information. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 116-126.
Hinsz, V.B., Nickell, G.S., & Park, E.S. (2007). The role of work habits in the motivation of food safety behaviors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 13, 105-114.

Courses I Normally Teach

Psychology in Business and Industry (Psych 221)

Thinking and Making Decisions (Psych 322)

Organizational Psychology (Psych 453)

Judgment and Decision Making (Psych 733)

Verlin Hinsz

North Dakota State University

Psychology Department 2765

PO BOX 6050

Fargo, ND, 58108-6050

(701) 231-7082

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Verlin B. Hinsz

Professor of Psychology