Jennifer Pickett

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Research unit: Work & Organizational Psychology (WOPs)

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium
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Career

Education

2007-2009 Master of Science in Counselling Psychology, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska (USA)

2004-2006 Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Studies, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska (USA)

Industrial career

1993-2013 Alaska commercial fishing industry; Captain/Crew, Alaska (USA)

Academic career

2015- present: PhD researcher (FWO scholarship), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). Work and Organizational Psychology (WOPs). "Personality and Employee Wellbeing: The effects of counter-dispositional behavior.", under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Joeri Hofmans.

2014- present: PhD Researcher, University of Jyväskylä (Finland). Department of Psychology, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Taru Feldt.

  

Research

Master's thesis

Pickett, J. (2009) "Fish Tales: Positive, Reflective Writing". Professional Project, Alaska Pacific University. (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Ellen Cole)

PhD thesis

The effects of counterdispositional behavior on personality and employee wellbeing. (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Joeri Hofmans)  

Research interests

  • Personality 
  • Counter-dispositional behavior
  • Employee well-being
  • Work in extreme environments

Conferences

Pickett, J. Hofmans, J. & De Fruyt, F. (2018). With-in person variability in personality: The good, the bad and the ugly - Counterdispositional extraversion on vitality. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Chicago (USA) April 19-21.

Pickett, J. & Hofmans, J. (2018). Integrating traits and states: Concurrent and lagged effects of counterdispositional extraversion on vitality. Poster presented at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention in Atlanta (USA) March 1-3. 

Pickett, J. & Hofmans, J. (2017). Alaskan fisherpoets and personality: Introverts in a sea of people or extraverts with water, water everywhere but none to drink? Paper presented at the MARE Conference, People and the Sea IX in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) July 5th-7.

Pickett, J. & Hofmans, J. (2017). Extraversion and approach goal orientation: An integrative approach to personality. Paper presented at the European Association for Work & Organizational Psychology 2017 in Dublin (Ireland) May 17-20. 

Pickett, J., Debusscher, J., De Fruyt, F. & Hofmans, J. (2017). More isn't always better: Conscientiousness and negative affect. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Orlando (USA) April 27- 29.

Pickett, J., Debusscher, J., & Hofmans, J. (2016). The more the better or the less the worse? Relating conscientiousness to positive and negative affect. Paper presented at the WAOP conference in Rotterdam, (Netherlands) November 25.

Pickett, J., Debusscher, J., & Hofmans, J. (2016). More isn't always better: The relationship between conscientiousness and affect. Paper presented at the 18th European Conference on Personality in Timisoara (Romania) July 19-23.  

Pickett, J., Debusscher, J., & Hofmans, J. (2016). When is it better to not be more conscientiousness? When you are not conscientious to begin with. Poster presented at the 8th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Angers (France) June 28 - July 1. 

Feldt, T., Pickett, J., Rantanen, J., Mäkikangas, A & Hyvönen, K. (2015). The Passion Scale: To what extent does it also measure Work Engagement or Workaholism? Paper presented at the 14th European Congress of Psychology, Milan (Italy) July 8.

Miller, N., Pickett, J. (2008). Positively 100%: Personal experiences in wilderness therapy. Presented at the Annual Conference of National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter & Alaska Counselling Association, Anchorage, Alaska (USA) October 24.

 

Publications

Manuscripts in preparation

Pickett, J. & Hofmans, J. (2017). Alaskan fisherpoets and personality: Introverts in a sea of people or extraverts with water, water everywhere but none to drink? To be submitted for publication. 

Pickett, J. & Hofmans, J. (2017). Extraversion and approach goal orientation: An integrative approach to personality. To be submitted for publication. 

Pickett, J., Hofmans, J,. Debusscher, J., & De Fruyt, F. (2017). The more the better or the less the worse? Relating conscientiousness to positive and negative affect. Submitted for publication.  

Feldt, T., Pickett, J., Rantanen, J., Mäkikangas, A & Hyvönen, K. The Passion Scale: Factorial and divergent validity among Finnish professionals. To be submitted for publication.

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