Contact & Location


Psychology & Communications Studies

Physical Address:
Student Health Center 206
PHONE: (208) 885-6324
FAX:(208) 885-7710
EMAIL: psyc-comm@uidaho.edu


Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
c/o Psychology & Communication Studies
Student Health Center 206
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID  83844-3043
Todd Thorsteinson

Todd Thorsteinson, Ph.D.

Office: Student Health Center 207
Phone: 208-885-4944
Email: tthorste@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Psychology & Communication Studies - University of Idaho
P.O.Box 443043
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3043

Department of Psychology and Communication Studies
Professor and Chair

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 1998

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Personnel Selection and Recruitment
    • Judgment and Decision-making
    • Performance Appraisals
  • Biography

    Todd Thorsteinson joined the University of Idaho after completing his Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology at Bowling Green State University (Ohio).

  • Selected Publications
    • Thorsteinson, T. J. (2011). Initiating salary discussions with an extreme request: Anchoring effects on initial salary offers. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 1774-1792.
    • Thorsteinson, T. J., and Withrow, S. (2009). Does unconscious thought outperform conscious thought on complex decisions? A further examination. Judgment and Decision Making, 4 , 234-246.
    • Thorsteinson, T. J., Breier, J., Atwell, A., Hamilton, C., and Privette, M. (2008). Anchoring effects on performance judgments. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes , 107, 29-40.
    • Maynard, D. C., Thorsteinson, T. J., and Parfyonova, N. M. (2006). Reasons for working part-time: Subgroup differences in job attitudes and turnover intentions. Career Development International, 11, 145-162.
    • Thorsteinson, T. J. (2006). Framing effects on the setting of critical scores for content valid tests . Human Performance, 19 , 201-217.
    • Thorsteinson, T. J., Palmer, E. M., Wulff, C., & Anderson, A. (2004). Too good to be true? Using realism to enhance applicant attraction. Journal of Business and Psychology, 19 , 125-137.