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Sam McAbee

Sam McAbee

Assistant Professor of Psychology





Life Sciences 283


Ph.D., Rice University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology (2014)
M.S., California State University, Long Beach, Industrial/Organizational Psychology (2011)
B.A., University of California, Irvine, Psychology (2007)

Research Interests 

Personnel Selection
Psychological Measurement
Individual Differences
Research Methodology and Design


Sam McAbee is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Lewis College of Human Sciences. His primary research interests are in the areas of psychometrics and individual differences, with an emphasis on the design and evaluation of psychological measures and their application to decisions in educational settings and the workplace. His research examines the role of personality traits in academic and workplace settings, particularly relating to issues surrounding college student employability and success.

Selected Publications 

Shu, F., McAbee, S. T., & Ayman, R. (2017). The HEXACO personality traits, cultural intelligence, and international student adjustment. Personality and Individual Differences106, 21-25. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.10.024

McAbee, S. T., Landis, R. S., & Burke, M. I. (in press). Inductive reasoning: The promise of big data. Human Resource Management Review. doi:10.1016/j.hrmr.2016.08.005

McAbee, S. T., & Connelly, B. S. (2016). A multi-rater framework for studying personality: The Trait-Reputation-Identity Model. Psychological Review123, 569-591. doi:10.1037/rev0000035

Oswald, F. L., McAbee, S. T., Redick, T. S., & Hambrick, D. Z. (2015). The development of a short domain-general measure of working memory capacity.Behavior Research Methods, 47, 1343-1355. doi:10.3758/s13428-014-0543-2

McAbee, S. T., Oswald, F. L., & Connelly, B. S. (2014). Bifactor models of personality and college student performance: A broad vs. narrow view. European Journal of Personality, 28, 604-619. doi:10.1002/per.1975

McAbee, S. T., & Oswald, F. L. (2013). The criterion-related validity of personality measures for predicting GPA: A meta-analytic validity competition.Psychological Assessment, 25, 532-544. doi:10.1037/a0031748