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Todd Thorsteinson

Todd Thorsteinson

Professor and Department Chair


Student Health Center 207



Mailing Address

Department of Psychology & Communication Studies
University of Idaho MS 3043
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3043

Todd Thorsteinson is an industrial-organizational psychologist, with research interests in decision making, personnel selection and recruitment.

  • Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 1998
  • M.A., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 1995
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Minnesota-Morris, 1993

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

  • Personnel selection and recruitment
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Performance appraisals

  • 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.

Psychology & Communication Studies

Physical Address:
206 Student Health Center

Mailing Address:
Psychology & Communications Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043

Phone: 208-885-6324

Fax: 208-885-7710


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