Department of Psychology

Pryale Hall, Room 111
654 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2300
Fax: (248) 370-4612

Matthew J. W. McLarnon, Ph.D.

Matt McLarnon

Matthew J. W. McLarnon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: 202 Pryale Hall
Phone: (248) 370-2343
Fax: (248) 370-4612

Ph.D. University of Western Ontario (2016)
M.Sc. University of Western Ontario (2011)
B.Sc. University of Victoria (2007)

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology, working under the supervision of Dr. Mitch Rothstein. I then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary, where I worked with Dr. Tom O’Neill and the Individual and Team Performance (ITP) Lab.

My research addresses a wide range of questions relevant to I/O psychology. My primary research interests revolve around resiliency in the workplace. Foundational work for this line of research began with the development of a new measure of resiliency (the Workplace Resilience Inventory; WRI; see McLarnon & Rothstein, 2013). The WRI helps to assess the dynamic self-regulatory processes involved with the broader concept of resiliency. A second component of my research program focuses on the interdependent nature of individuals assigned to work teams. One aspect of this research has helped develop an understanding of how conflict may be beneficial. A final and overarching interest reflects the use of cutting-edge statistical approaches and advanced data analytic methods that can be used to help answer important research questions. These methods include structural equation models and some of its variants: confirmatory factor analyses, latent growth models, multilevel models and mixture models (i.e., latent profile analyses).

Students interested in working with me should contact me directly and explore the graduate programs at Oakland University.

Selected Publications

McLarnon, M. J. W., & O’Neill, T. A. (in press). Extensions of auxiliary variable approaches for the investigation of mediation, moderation, and conditional effects in mixture models. Organizational Research Methods. doi:10.1177/1094428118770731

King, G. A., Chiarello, L. A., Thompson, L., McLarnon, M. J. W., Smart, E. R., Ziviani, J., & Pinto, M. (in press). Development of an observational measure of therapy engagement for pediatric rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation. doi:10.1080/09638288.2017.1375031

O’Neill, T. A., & McLarnon, M. J. W. (2018). Optimizing team conflict dynamics for high performance teamwork. Human Resource Management Review, 28, 378-394. doi:10.1016/j.hrmr.2017.06.002

Taku, K., & McLarnon, M. J. W. (2018). Posttraumatic growth profiles and their relationships with HEXACO personality traits. Personality and Individual Differences, 134, 33-42. doi:10.​1016/​j.​paid.​2018.​05.​038

O’Neill, T. A., McLarnon, M. J. W., Hoffart, G., Onen, D., & Rosehart, W. (2018). The multilevel nomological net of team conflict profiles. International Journal of Conflict Management, 29, 24-46. doi:10.1108/IJCMA-05-2016-0038

O’Neill, T. A., McLarnon, M. J. W., Hoffart, G. C., Woodley, H. J., & Allen, N. J. (2018). The structure and function of team conflict state profiles. Journal of Management, 44, 811-836. doi:10.1177/0149206315581662

McLarnon, M. J. W., Goffin, R. D., & Rothstein, M. G. (2018). Differentiation of cognitive abilities and the Medical College Admission Test. Personality and Individual Differences123, 50-55. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.11.005

O’Neill, T. A., Hoffart, G. C., McLarnon, M. J. W., Woodley, H. J., Eggermont, M., Rosehart, W., & Brennan, R. (2017). Constructive controversy and reflexivity training promotes effective conflict profiles and outcomes in student learning teams. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 17, 257-276. doi:10.5465/amle.2015.0183

Schneider, T. J., McLarnon, M. J. W., & Carswell, J. J. (2017). Career interests, personality, and the Dark Triad. Journal of Career Assessment, 25, 338-351. doi:10.1177/1069072715616128

McLarnon, M. J. W., & Tarraf, R. C. (2017). The Dark Triad: Specific or general sources of variance? A bifactor exploratory structural equation modeling approach. Personality and Individual Differences, 112, 67-73. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.02.049

McLarnon, M. J. W., Rothstein, M. G., Goffin, R. D., Rieder, M. J., Poole, A., Krajewski, H. T., Powell, D. M., Jelley, R. B., & Mestdagh, T. (2017). How important is personality in the selection of medical school students? Personality and Individual Differences104, 442-447. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.09.006

McLarnon, M. J. W., Goffin, R. D., Schneider, T. J., & Johnston, N. G. (2016). To be or not to be: Exploring the nature of positively- and negatively-keyed personality items in high-stakes testing. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98, 480-490. doi:10.1080/00223891.2016.1170691

Rothstein, M. G., McLarnon, M. J. W., & King, G. A. (2016). The role of self-regulation in workplace resiliency. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9, 416-421. doi:10.1017/iop.2016.32

O’Neill, T. A., McLarnon, M. J. W., Xiu, L., & Law, S. J. (2016). Core self-evaluations, perceptions of group potency, and job performance: The moderating role of individualism and collectivism cultural profiles. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 89, 447-473. doi:10.1111/joop.12135

O’Neill, T. A., McLarnon, M. J. W., & Carswell, J. J. (2015). Variance components of leadership performance ratings. Human Performance, 28, 66-91. doi:10.1080/08959285.2014.974756

McLarnon, M. J. W., Carswell, J. J., & Schneider, T. J. (2015). A case of mistaken identity? Latent profiles in vocational interests. Journal of Career Assessment, 23, 166-185. doi:10.1177/1069072714523251

O’Neill, T. A., McLarnon, M. J. W., Schneider, T. J., & Gardner, R. C. (2014). Current misuses of multiple regression for investigating bivariate hypotheses: An example from the organizational domain. Behavior Research Methods, 46, 798-807. doi:10.3758/s13428-013-0407-1

McLarnon, M. J. W., & Rothstein, M. G. (2013). Development and initial validation of the Workplace Resilience Inventory. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 12, 63-73. doi:10.1027/1866-5888/a000084

McLarnon, M. J. W., & Carswell, J. J. (2013). The personality differentiation by intelligence hypothesis: A measurement invariance investigation. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 557-561. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2012.10.029