Education

  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University
  • M.A., Texas A&M University
  • B.A. with Honors, Austin College

Research Interests

  • Attitude Change and Persuasion
  • Majority and Minority Influence
  • Social Influence
  • Social Norms and Behavior Prediction
  • Social Undermining in the Workplace

Courses

  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Personnel Psychology and Talent Management
  • Professional Development and Assessment Centers
  • Organizational Culture, Power, and Politics
  • Negotiation
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Consumer Psychology
  • Statistics

Biography

Greg Pool, Ph.D., is Department Chair of the nationally ranked Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Department at St. Mary’s University where he teaches graduate courses on leadership development, assessment centers, employee selection, measurement and organizational behavior. In his roles as a scientist, educator and consultant, Pool has published peer-reviewed empirical papers, given over 50 presentations at national professional conferences, been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for his research on social norms and behavior prediction, held several professional development grants, supervised numerous Doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses, and serves as a member of the editorial board for the journal Social Influence.

Throughout his career, Pool has worked to identify the scientific mechanisms behind influence, power, leadership and organizational culture and then apply this understanding to organizational transformation and success. His current research interests focus on organizational culture, and misbehavior and aggression in the workplace.

Pool was awarded St. Mary’s Distinguished Faculty Award in 2014 and the University of Texas at Arlington, College of Science Teaching Award in 2004. He is an active member of the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology, SHRM, the Academy of Management, the San Antonio Human Resource Management Association and the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.

Pool earned his bachelor’s degree from Austin College, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Psychology from Texas A&M University.

Publications and Presentations

Ahmad, A.S., Barnes, M. W., Florian, E., Huelsman, T. J., Kueny, C. A. R., Pawlik, L. Pool, G. J., & Shahani-Denning, C. (2021, April). One size does not fit all: I-O Education across modalities.  Panel Discussion presented at the annual research conference of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Virtual.

Gallegos, E., Cox, C., Pool, G., Haight, N., & Gilley, K. M. (2021, April). Times are a-changing: Development and validation of a short measure of change fatigue. Paper presented at the annual research conference of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Virtual.

Gallegos, E., Cox, C., Pool, G., & Balcazar, J. (2021, April). Measuring the Impact of Change on Employees: A Meta-Analysis of Change Fatigue. Paper presented at the annual research conference of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Virtual.

Mouton, A., Cox, C., & Pool, G. (2020). The model minority but not management material? The importance of anti-bias interventions to promote leadership opportunities for Asian Americans. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 13(2), 174-177. https://doi.org/10.1017/iop.2020.41

Cox, C., House, A., Lopez, A., & Pool, G. J. (2017). The Need for Conceptual Models of Technology in Training and Development: How Immersive Does Training Need to Be? Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 10, 696-701.

Editorial Board Member: Social Influence – 2008 to Present

Pool, G. J., & Birkelbach, D. B. (2008, April). Relationships among Supervisor and Coworker Social Undermining and Workplace Retaliation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Birkelbach, D. B., & Pool, G. J. (2008, April). The Factor Structure of Supervisor and Coworker Social Undermining. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Pool, G. J., & Schwegler, A. F. (2007). Social norms, motivational goals, and prediction of behavior. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 29(1), 47-60.

Pool, G. J., Schwegler, A. F., Theodore, B. R., & Fuchs, P. N. (2007). Role of gender norms and group identification on hypothetical and experimental pain tolerance. Pain, 129, 122-129.

Pool, G. J., McEntee, K., & Gomez, A. (2007, May). Employment Interview Structure and Discrimination Litigation Verdicts: A Quantitative Review. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York, NY.

Hill, T., Pool, G. J., Peterson, K. & Owen, P. (2006, May).Women�s Ratings of the Attractiveness of Male Faces and Level of Resources. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Pool, G. J., & Chanione, E. (2006, May). Social Norms and Behavior Prediction: The Moderating Role of Motivational Goals. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Pool, G. J., Hill, T., Peterson, K., & Owen, P. (2006, May). Importance of Physical Attractiveness Versus Resources in Mate Preference for Professional Women: A Test of Evolutionary and Social Structural Theories. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Pool, G. J., & Chanione, E. (2006, May). Motivational Goals, Norms, Attitudes, and Behavior Prediction: A Meta-Analytic Synthesis. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.

Ding, S. B., & Pool, G. J. (2006, January). Social Norms, Group Identification, and Conformity: The Difference Between Conversion and Compliance. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, CA.

Lane, C. K., & Pool, G. J. (2006, January). Social Norm Violations on First Dates and Dating Experience. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, CA.

Pool, G. J., & Schwegler, A. F. (2005, March). The Influence of Group Identification and Conformity to Gender Group Norms on Pain Tolerance. In G. M. Turek (Chair), Social influence: New theory and research applied to current events. Symposium conducted at the annual conference of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Memphis, Tennessee.

Foster, J., Owen, P., Pool, G. J., & Zwahr-Castro, J. (2004, November). Teaching Introduction to Psychology: Great Activities that Actually Work. Symposium presented at the annual Texas Lutheran University Conference on Teaching Psychology, Seguin, Texas.

Pool, G. P., Owen, P., Berndt, A., Foster, J., & Zwahr-Castro, J. (2004, November). The Sophomore Retreat at St. Mary’s. Symposium presented at the annual Texas Lutheran University Conference on Teaching Psychology, Seguin, Texas.

Pool, G. J., Schwegler, A. F., LaGraize, S.C., & Fuchs, P. N. (2004, May). The Influence of Group Identification and Conformity to Gender Group Norms on Pain Tolerance. Paper presented at the annual joint conference of the American Pain Society and Canadan Pain Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Schwegler, A. F., & Pool, G. J. (2004, February). Toward an Automatic Processing Model of Social Norms. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas.

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