Brian J. Hoffman, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program
  • Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2007

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Dr. Hoffman's Vita

Research Interests

My primary research interest revolves around the person-perception domain and its application to the assessment of human performance. Specifically, I am interested in perceptual issues surrounding rating-based measures of visionary leadership, managerial skills (e.g., assessment centers and 360 Feedback), and altruism at work. Secondary interests include the assessment of narcissism and the impact of narcissism on leader integrity and effectiveness. Recently, I have been interested in researching changes in the nature of work over time.

Selected Publications

Putka, D., & Hoffman, B. J. (2013). Clarifying the Contribution of Assessee-, Dimension-, Exercise-, and Assessor-Related Effects to Reliable and Unreliable Variance in Assessment Center Ratings.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 114-133.

Eby, L., Allen, T. D., Hoffman, B. J., Baranik, L. E., Sauer, J. B., Baldwin, S., & ... Evans, S. C. (2013). An Interdisciplinary Meta-Analysis of the Potential Antecedents, Correlates, and Consequences of Protege Perceptions of Mentoring. Psychological Bulletin, 139(2), 441-476.

Hoffman, B. J., Gorman, A., Atchley, E. K., Blair, C., Meriac, J., & Overstreet, B.  (2012).  Evidence for the effectiveness of an alternative multi-source feedback measurement methodology.  Personnel Psychology, 65(3),531-563.

Miller, J., Hoffman, B., Gaughan, E., Gentile, B., Maples, J., & Keith Campbell, W. (2011). Grandiose and vulnerable narcissism: a nomological network analysis. Journal Of Personality, 79(5), 1013-1042.

Campbell, W. K., Hoffman, B. J., Campbell, S., & Marchiso, G. (2011). Narcissism in organizations. Human Resource Management Review: Special Issue: The role of personality in human resource management, 21, 268-284.

Hoffman, B. J., Bynum, B., Piccolo, R., & Williams, A.  (2011). Person-organization fit: How transformational leaders influence group effectiveness. Academy of Management Journal, 54, 779-796.

Hoffman, B. J., Melchers, K., Blair, C. A., Kleinmann, M., & Ladd, R. T.  (2011). Exercises and dimensions are the currency of assessment centers. Personnel Psychology, 6 (2), 351-395.

Hoffman, B. J., Woehr, D. J., Maldagen-Youngjohn, R., & Lyons, B. D. (2011). Great man or great myth? A quantitative review of the relationship between individual differences and leader effectiveness. Journal Of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 84(2), 347-381.

Lance, C. E., Dawson, B., Birkelbach, D., & Hoffman, B. J. (2010). Method Effects, Measurement Error, and Substantive Conclusions. Organizational Research Methods, 13(3), 435-455.

Twenge, J. M., Campbell, S. M., Hoffman, B. J., & Lance, C. E. (2010). Generational Differences in Work Values: Leisure and Extrinsic Values Increasing, Social and Intrinsic Values Decreasing. Journal Of Management, 36(5), 1117-1142.

Hoffman, B. J., Lance, C., Bynum, B., & Gentry, B. (2010). Rater source effects are alive and well after all. Personnel Psychology, 63, 119-151.

Hoffman, B. J., & Woehr, D. J. (2009). Disentangling the meaning of multisource performance rating source and dimension factors. Personnel Psychology, 62(4), 735-765.

Lyons, B. D., Hoffman, B. J., & Michel, J. W. (2009). Not Much More Than g? An Examination of the Impact of Intelligence on NFL Performance. Human Performance, 22(3), 225-245.

Pryor, L., Miller, J. D., & Hoffman, B. J., & Harding, H. G. (2009). Narcissism, pathological personality traits, and externalizing behavior. Personality and Mental Health, 3, 26-40.

Suveg, C., Hoffman, B. J., & Zeman, J. (2009). Common and specific emotion-related predictors of anxious anddepressive symptoms in youths. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 40(2), 223-239.

Lance, C. E., Hoffman, B. J., Gentry, B., & Baranik, L. E. (2008). Rater source factors represent important subcomponents of the criterion construct space, not rater bias. Human Resource Management Review, 18, 223-232.

Meriac, J. P., Hoffman, B. J., Woehr, D. J., & Fleischer, M. (2008). Further evidence for the validity of assessment center dimensions: A meta-Analysis of the incremental criterion-related validity of assessment center ratings. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 1042-1052.

Miller, J. D., Hoffman, B., Campbell, W. K., & Pilkonis, P. A. (2008). An examination of the factor structure of DSM-IV Narcissistic Personality Disorder Criteria: One or two factors? Comprehensive Psychiatry, 49, 141-145.

Hoffman, B. J., Blair, C., Meriac, J., & Woehr, D. J. (2007).  Expanding the criterion domain? A meta-analysis of the OCB literature. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 555-566.

Courses Regularaly Taught

  • Psychological Testing
  • Work Performance
  • Work Attitudes
  • Organizational Leadership