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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

Hinsz, V.B., & Jackson, J.W. (2022). The relevance of group dynamics for understanding the U.S. Capitol insurrection. Group Dynamics (Special Issue), 26(3), 288-308.

Nickell, G.S., & Hinsz, V.B. (2023).  Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior to understand workers’ production of safe food.  Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 39(2), 89-100.

Hinsz, V.B., Edwards, S.R., Semanko, A.M., & Charles, A. (in press). Does group discussion exaggerate or diminish males’ reactions to a sexual assault scene?  Current Psychology.

Hinsz, V.B., & Robinson, M.D. (in press). Conceptualizing mood influences on groups as information processors.  2024 Review Issue of Small Group Research.

Courses I Normally Teach

Psychology Applied to Work (Psych 221)

Organizational Psychology (Psych 453)

Managing Work Motivation and Morale (Psych 457)


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

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