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Eric Jones

Eric Jones

My research interests focus on two distinct domains:

(1) My work involving group processes focuses on creativity and information exclusion in groups. In particular, I am interested in how mood and beliefs about groups influence creative performance. Moreover, my research investigates how ostracism and being “out of the loop” influence individual responses (e.g., feelings of belonging), group dynamics (e.g., trust and liking of group members), and organizationally-relevant outcomes (e.g., job satisfaction). I am also interested in developing interventions and studying other factors that reduce ostracism and its negative effects.

(2) In the realm of psychology and law, my research examines how mock jurors respond to inconsistent statements present in a witness’s testimony or in confession evidence. I am also interested in understanding the challenges that the wrongfully-convicted face once they leave prison (e.g., securing employment).

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Group Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Personality, Individual Differences

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Courses Taught:

  • Groups and Teams
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Psychology And Law
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Social Psychology
  • The Art and Science of Legal Practice
  • Phone: (616) 526-7527
  • Fax: (616) 526-6537

Eric Jones
Department of Psychology
Calvin College
1734 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
United States

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