Lawrence R. James

Lawrence R. James

General Information


Professor of Psychology

Research Area

Industrial/Organizational Psychology


Ph.D. (1970) Industrial Psychology
University of Utah

J S Coon building 128
Researcher Webpage
Innovative Assessment and Personality


As a leading researcher in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Dr. James has been active in building new measurement systems for personality and in studying the effects of organizational environments on individual adaptation, motivation, and productivity. His statistical contributions have been designed to make possible tests of new models in areas such as organization climate, leadership, and personnel selection.

Selected publications

  • Bergman, S. M., McIntyre, M. D., James, L. R. (2004). Identifying the aggressive personality. Journal of Emotional Abuse, 4, 81-93.
  • Bing, M. N., LeBreton, J. M., Davison, H. K., Migetz, D. Z., & James, L. R. (2007). Integrating implicit and explicit social cognitions for enhanced personality sssessment: A general framework for choosing measurement and statistical methods. Organizational Research Methods, 10, 346-389.
  • Bing, M. N., Stewart, S. M., Davison, H. K., Green, P. D., McIntyre, M. D., & James, L. R. (2007). An integrative typology of personality assessment for aggression: Implications for predicting counterproductive workplace behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 722-744.
  • Burroughs, S. M., James, L. R., Fox, S., & Spector, P. E. (2005). Advancing the Assessment of Dispositional Aggressiveness Through Conditional Reasoning. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Frost, strong. C., Ko, C. E., & James, L. R. (2007). Implicit and explicit personality: A test of a channeling hypothesis for aggressive behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 1299-1319.
  • James, L. R., McIntyre, M. D., Glisson, C. A., Green, P. D., Patton, T. W., LeBreton, J. M., Frost, strong. C., Russell, S. M., Sablynski, C. J., Mitchell, T. R., Williams, L. J. (2005). A conditional reasoning measure for aggression. Organizational Research Methods, 8, 69-99.
  • James, L. R., & Mclntyre, M. D. (2000). Conditional Reasoning Test of Aggression test manual. Knoxville, TN: Innovative Assessment Technology.
  • James, L. R., & Rentsch, J. R. (2004). J_U_S_T_I_F_Y to explain the reasons why: A conditional reasoning approach to understanding motivated behavior. In strong. Schneider & strong. Smith (Eds.), Personality and organizations (pp. 223-250). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • LeBreton, J. M., Barksdale, C. D., Robin, J., & James, L. R. (2007). Measurement Issues Associated With Conditional Reasoning Tests: Indirect Measurement and Test Faking. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 1-16.
  • James, L.R., & Mazerolle, M.D. (2002). Personality in work organizations: An integrative approach. Beverly Hills: Sage.
  • James, L. R., McIntyre, M. D., Glisson, C. A., & Mitchell, T. R. (2004) The conditional reasoning measurement system for aggression: An overview. Human Performance, 17, 271-295.
  • James, L.R., & Rentsch, J.R., (in press) J_U_S_T_I_F_Y To explain the reasons why: A conditional reasoning approach to understanding motivated behavior. Personality and organizations. strong. Schneider & strong. Smith (Eds) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum
  • Burroughs, S.M., & James, L.R. (in press) Advancing the assessment of dispositional aggressiveness via conditional reasoning. Counterproductive workplace behavior: An integration of both actor and recipient perspectives on causes and consequences. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • James, L.R. (1998). Measurement of personality via conditional reasoning. Organizational Research Methods, 1, 131-163. Paper received Academy of Management Research Methods Division's 2002 Advancement of Organizational Research Methods Award (award given to best paper in previous five years).
  • Mitchell, T.R., & James, L.R. (2002). Building better theory: Time and the specification of when things happen. Academy of Management Review, 26(4), 530-547. Article received Academy of Management Review 2002 Best Paper Award