Yalcin Acikgoz

Position: 
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Psychology
Office: 
Smith-Wright Hall 308
Phone: 
828-262-8926

Education

Ph.D. 2016, Middle East Technical University

M.A., 2013, Appalachian State University

B.S., 2004, Turkish Military Academy

Teaching Interests

  • Industrial Psychology, Personality Psychology, Performance Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Research Methods and Statistics.

Research Interests

  • Employee recruitment and job search, applicant reactions in recruitment and selection, applicant decision-making, applications of social media in human resources, impression management in the workplace.

Publications

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

Montanari, K.*, Treyball, C.**, Thomas, B.**, Reagan, D.**, Haylett, E.,** & Acikgoz, Y. (2017). Adding vs. Averaging: How Do Job Applicants Evaluate Job Attributes?. Poster presented at the 13th Annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN.

Booth, H.*, Maness, K.*, Obi-Melekwe, N.*, Hodes, W.**, Daley, T., **, Ayala-Johnson, Y. C.**, Ellis, L.**, & Acikgoz, Y. (2017). Cross-Cultural Applicant Reactions. Poster presented at the 13th Annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN.

Hickman, D.**, Montanari, K.*, Collins, K.**, Skora, T.**, & Acikgoz, Y. (2017). First Impressions: Utilizing Conditional Reasoning Tests for Impression Management. Poster presented at the 13th Annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN.

Reagan, D.**, Nield, L.**, & Acikgoz, Y. (2017). Examining the Relationship Between Job Search Strategies & Decision-Making Styles. Poster presented at the 13th Annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN.

Ayala-Johnson, Y. C.**, Acikgoz, Y., Demircioglu, E., Sumer, H. C., Bergman, S., & Hartwell, C. (2017). Cross-Cultural Applicant Reactions. Poster presented at the 13th Annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN.

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.

Clodfelter, M.**, Booth, H.*, Obi-Melekwe, N.*, Jordan, H.**, LaTowsky, N.**, Acikgoz, Y., Hartwell, C., & Bergman, S. (2017). LinkedIn vs. Facebook: Examining Job Seekers’ Reactions to Organizations’ Use of Social Media Screening. Presentation made at the Appalachian Research in Business Symposium, Boone, NC.

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.