- Ph.D. 2016, Middle East Technical University
- M.A., 2013, Appalachian State University
- B.S., 2004, Turkish Military Academy
Industrial Psychology, Personality Psychology, Performance Management, Research Methods and Statistics.
*** If you are a prospective IOHRM graduate student applying for Fall 2019 who is strongly interested in research, Dr. Acikgoz is the recipient of a GRAM award for 2019-2021 academic years and will be recruiting a graduate assistant to work with him on his study on the relationship between applicant reactions and selection test performance. The assistant will be paid $12,000 per academic year for a commitment of 20 hours per week. For more information about his study, or if you are interested and have questions, you can email him directly***
Current research interests include employee recruitment and job search, applicant reactions in recruitment and selection, applicant decision-making, applications of social media in human resources, and impression management in the workplace. You can access my lab's website by clicking here.
Acikgoz, Y, Huelsman, T. J., Swets, J. L., Dixon, A. R., Jeffer, S. N., Olsen, D. R., & Ross, A. (2018). The cream of the crop: Student and alumni perceptions of I-O psychology master's degree program quality. TIP: The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 55(4).
Acikgoz, Y. (In press). Employee recruitment and job search: Towards a multi-level integration. Human Resource Management Review. doi: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2018.02.009.
Copeland, J. E., Ludwig, T. D., Bergman, S., & Acikgoz, Y. (2018). Increasing Sales by Managing the Interlocking Contingencies Between Sales Representatives and Customers Using Behavioral Self-Monitoring. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38(2-3), 116-143.
Acikgoz, Y. & Sumer, C. (2018). Predicting Applicant Withdrawal: An Expectancy Theory Perspective. Military Psychology, 30(2), 152-161. doi: 10.1080/08995605.2018.1425066
Acikgoz, Y., & Toker, Y. (In press). Integrating occupational complexity levels to interest assessments in social and enterprising areas: Development of the vertical social interest scale. Journal of Career Assessment.
Acikgoz, Y., & Bergman, S. M. (2016). Chasing the Run Away Bandwagon: Using Social Media for Recruitment. In Landers, R.N., & Schmidt, G.B (Eds.), Social Media in Employee Selection and Recruitment (pp. 175-195).
Acikgoz, Y., Sumer, C., & Sumer, N. (2016). Do employees leave just because they can? Examining the perceived employability – turnover intentions relationship. The Journal of Psychology, 150(5), 666-683. doi: 10.1080/00223980.2016.1160023.
Recent Conference Presentations
* ASU Graduate Student, ** ASU Undergraduate Student
Acikgoz, Y., Booth, H.*, Maness, K.*, & Bergman, S. (2018). Applicant Reactions to the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Hiring. Poster presented at the 29th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
Harris, J.**, Hollars, J.**, Ellis, L.**, Collins, K.**, Savastano, L.**, Daley, T.**, , Acikgoz, Y., & Bergman, S. (2018). Applicants’ Reactions to Social Media Screening: An Examination of Social Media Type, Perceived Performance, and Minority Status. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.
Booth, H.*, Clodfelter, M.**, Obi-Melekwe, N.*, LaTowsky, N.**, Jordan, H.**, Hodes, W.**, Acikgoz, Y., Hartwell, C., & Bergman, S. (2018). Social Media Persona and Hireability: Gender, Marital Status, and Sexual Orientation. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.
Acikgoz, Y, Huelsman, T. J., Swets, J. L.*, Dixon, A. R.*, Jeffer, S. N.*, Olsen, D. R.*, & Ross, A.* (2018). The cream of the crop: Student and alumni perceptions of I-O psychology master's degree program quality. Alternative Session presented at the 32nd Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.
Acikgoz, Y., & Sumer, H. C. (2017). Predicting applicant withdrawal: an expectancy theory perspective. Poster presented at the 29th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.
Acikgoz, Y., & Toker, Y. (2016). Social Interest Complexity Scale: A Novel Approach to Interest Assessment. Poster presented at the 31th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, CA.
Acikgoz, Y., Sumer, H. C., & Sumer, N. (2015). Do Employees Leave Just Because They Can? Examining the Perceived Employability – Turnover Intentions Relationship. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Psychology
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-8926