Dr. Kurt Kraiger

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Kurt Kraiger


Dr. Kurt Kraiger is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Management, at the University of Memphis. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 1979, and his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1983.

Dr. Kraiger conducts research on learning in ill-structured environments such as online learning and mentoring. His principal contributions to the learning and development literature have been construct and theory development. Through June of 2023, he has edited three books on training, published over 70 scholarly papers, given over 40 invited talks, and made over 110 scientific presentations. His work has been cited over 15,000 times and his H-Index is 37. He has also received over $3.2m in research funding during his career. Dr. Kraiger is a Fellow and former President of SIOP, and a fellow of the Association for Psychological Sciences. He is also a Co-Founder and Principal Psychologist for jobZology, a career development software company. An expert in the science of workplace, his research and presentations offer empirically-supported recommendations for improving L&D practice and developing more effective mentors.


Dr. Kurt Kraiger discusses recent research on The Science of Workplace Instruction:

Recent Publications

Kraiger, K., Fisher, S., Grossman, R., Mills, M., & Sitzmann, T. (2022). Online I-O graduate education: Where are we and where should we go? Perspectives in I-O Psychology: Science and Practice, 15(2),151-171.

Sanchez*, D.R., Nelson*, T. R., Kraiger, K., Weiner, E., Lu, Y., & Schnall, J.H. (2022). Defining motivation in video game-based training: Exploring the differences between measures of motivation International Journal of Training and Development. 26, 1–28.

Kraiger, K., & Ford, J.K. (2021). The science of workplace instruction: Learning and development applied to work. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 8, 45–72.

Cavanagh*, T.M., Kraiger, K., & Henry, K. (2020). Age-related changes on the effects of job characteristics on job satisfaction: a longitudinal analysis. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 91, 60–84.

Kraiger, K., Cavanagh*, T.M., & Willis*, C.M.G. (2020). Why do cognitive prompts hurt learning in older adults? International Journal of Training & Development, 24, 1-17.

Kraiger, K., Finkelstein, L.M., & Varghese*, L.S. (2019). Enacting effective mentoring behaviors: Development and initial investigation of the cuboid of mentoring. Journal of Business and Psychology, 34, 403–424.

Mattingly*, V. & Kraiger, K. (2018). Can emotional intelligence be trained? A meta-analytical investigation. Human Resource Management Review, 29, 140-155.