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Verlin B. Hinsz

Professor of Psychology



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-Organizational Psychology

                     Minors:  Cognitive Psychology

                                  Quantitative Methods

Research areas

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. 

 Lab Activities 

The current activities of my lab are described if you follow the link directly above.

Selected Publications

Park, E.S., & Hinsz, V.B. (2015).  Group interaction sustains positive moods and diminishes negative moods.  Group Dynamics, 19, 290-298.

Park, E.S., Hinsz, V.B., & Nickell, G.S. (2015).  Regulatory fit theory at work:  Prevention focus’ primacy in safe food production.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45, 363-373.

Hinsz, V.B., Betts, K.R., Sánchez-Manzanares, M., & Tindale, R.S. (2019).  How interacting groups remember:  Implications for learning by groups in organizations. In L. Argote & J.M. Levine (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Group and Organizational Learning (pp. 273-294).  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Hinsz, V. B., Park, E. S., Leung, A. K. & Ladbury, J. L. (2019).  Cultural disposition influences in workgroups:  A Motivational Systems Theory of Group Involvement perspective.  Annual Review article for special issue of Small Group Research, 50(1), 81-137.

Courses I Normally Teach

Psychology Applied to Work (Psych 221)

Thinking and Making Decisions (Psych 322)

Organizational Psychology (Psych 453)

Managing Work Motivation and Morale (Psych 457)

Social Judgment (Psych 733)

Personal Activities 

Some of my personal activities concerning friends and family as well as travels are described in the material provided in the link directly above.

Verlin Hinsz

North Dakota State University

Psychology Department 2765

PO BOX 6050

Fargo, ND, 58108-6050


(701) 231-7082


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