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Peter  Harms
Assistant Professor

131 Alston Hall


PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2008

Honors, Achievements
and Affiliations

Dr. Harms received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Alabama. His research focuses on the assessment and development of personality, leadership, and psychological well-being. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles in such outlets as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Review, Leadership Quarterly, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. This work has also been featured in popular media outlets such as CNN, Scientific American, Forbes, and the BBC. Dr. Harms has been invited to speak to audiences around the world and was selected by the St. Gallen symposium as one of the "100 Knowledge Leaders of Tomorrow" in 2011. He is currently engaged in research partnerships with the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Selected Publications

    Harms, P.D., Bai, Y., & Han, G. (2016). How leader and follower attachment styles are mediated by trust.  Human Relations, 69, 1853-1876. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726716628968

    Harms, P.D. & Wood, D. (2016).  Bouncing back to the future: A look at the road ahead for the assessment of resilience.  Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9, 436-442. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/iop.2016.35

    Credé, M., Harms, P.D., Blacksmith, N., & Wood, D. (2016). Assessing the utility of compound trait estimates of narrow personality traits.  Journal of Personality Assessment, 98, 503-513. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2016.1170023

    Vanhove, A., Herian, M., Perez, A., Harms, P.D. & Lester, P. (2016).  Can resilience be developed at work?  A meta-analytic review of resilience-building program effectiveness. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 89, 278-307. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joop.12123

    Paterson, T.A., Harms, P.D., Steel, P. & Credé, M. (2016). An assessment of the magnitude of effect sizes: Evidence from 30 years of meta-analysis in Management.  Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 23, 66-81. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1548051815614321

    Vanhove, A. & Harms, P.D. (2015). Reconciling the two disciplines of organizational science: A comparison of findings from lab and field research. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 64, 637-673. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apps.12046

    Wang, G., Harms, P.D. & Mackey, J. (2015). Does it take two to tangle? Subordinates' perceptions of and differential reactions to abusive supervision. Journal of Business Ethics, 131, 487-503. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-014-2292-7

    Credé, M. & Harms, P.D. (2015). 25 Years of higher-order confirmatory factor analysis in the organizational sciences: A critical review and development of reporting recommendations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 845-872. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.2008

    DeSimone, J. A., Harms, P. D., & DeSimone, A. (2015). Best practice recommendations for data screening. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 171-181. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.1962

    Grijalva, E., Harms, P.D., Newman, D., Gaddis, B. & Fraley, R.C. (2015). Narcissism and leadership: A meta-analytic review of linear and nonlinear relationships. Personnel Psychology, 68, 1-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/peps.12072

    Grijalva, E., Newman, D., Tay, L., Donnellan, M.B., Harms, P.D., Robins, R., Yan T. (2015). Gender differences in narcissism: A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 141, 261-301. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038231

    Harms, P.D. & Spain, S.M. (2015). Beyond the bright side: Dark personality at work. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 64, 15-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apps.12042

    Wood, D., Gardner, M.H., & Harms, P.D. (2015). How functionalist and process approaches to behavior can explain trait covariation. Psychological Review, 122, 84-111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038423

    Grijalva, E. & Harms, P.D. (2014). Narcissism: An integrative synthesis and dominance complementarity model. Academy of Management Perspectives, 28, 108-127. http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amp.2012.0048

    Spain, S.M., Harms, P.D. & LeBreton, J. (2014). The dark side of personality at work. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, 41-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.1894

    Harms, P.D., Krasikova, D., Vanhove, A., Herian, M., & Lester, P. (2013). Stress and emotional well-being in military organizations. Research in Occupational Stress and Well-being, 11, 103-132. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1479-3555(2013)0000011008

    Paulhus, D., Westlake, B., Calvez, S., & Harms, P.D. (2013). Self-presentation style in job interviews: The role of personality and culture. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 2042-2059. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12157

    Credé, M., Harms, P.D., Niehorster, S., & Gaye-Valentine, A. (2012). An evaluation of the consequences of using short measures of the Big Five personality traits. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 874-888. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0027403

    Harms, P.D. (2011). Adult attachment styles in the workplace. Human Resource Management Review, 21, 285-296. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2010.10.006

    Harms, P.D., Spain, S., & Hannah, S. (2011). Leader development and the dark side of personality. The Leadership Quarterly, 22, 495-509. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.04.007

    Wood, D., Harms, P.D., & Vazire, S. (2010). Perceiver effects as projective tests: What your general perceptions of others says about you. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 174-190. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0019390

    Harms, P.D. & Credé, M. (2010). Emotional intelligence and transformational and transactional leadership: A meta-analysis. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 17, 5-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1548051809350894

    Roberts, B.W., Harms, P.D., Caspi, A., & Moffitt, T. (2007). Predicting the counterproductive employee in a child-to-adult prospective study. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 1427-1436. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.92.5.1427

    Harms, P. D., Roberts, B. W, & Winter, D. (2006). Becoming the Harvard man: Person-environment fit, personality development, and academic success. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 851-865. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0146167206287720

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