Irini Kokkinou

  • B.A., psychology, Vassar College, 2002
  • M.S., industrial/organizational psychology, Purdue University, 2006
  • Ph.D., industrial/organizational psychology, Purdue University, 2010

"My inspiration for teaching arises from two sources, teachers I've encountered in the past and students I encounter every day at SCAD. First, a few exemplary teachers taught me in my many years as a student. Those who influenced me the most were willing to debate, highlight flaws in their students' thinking and acknowledge flaws in their own thinking. They were well versed in disciplines beyond their particular field of expertise. Most importantly, these teachers were passionate about teaching and enthusiastic about expanding our horizons. They challenged us to follow less treaded paths of thought and question our preconceived notions about the world around us. Second, I am constantly inspired by the creative insights of my students at SCAD. Many approach psychology from angles I have not considered and draw novel links among the material, their disciplines and their personal lives. Their unique views are refreshing and their excitement helps me maintain my enthusiasm in psychology and teaching."

Irini Kokkinou | General education professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Department of Psychological Sciences Research Grant, 2008; Graduate School Research Grant, 2007; Sigma Xi Graduate Student Poster Competition honorable mention recipient; Psi Chi National Honor Society; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Organizations

SIOP, APS, Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Chi

Previous Positions

Visiting assistant professors, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; external consultant, West Lafayette Police Department; graduate instructor, teaching assistant, Purdue University

Publications and presentations

Peer reviewed publication

  • Challenge seeking: The relations of achievement goals to choice of task difficulty level in ego-involving and neutral conditions, Motivation and Emotion, 32, 310-322, Jagacinski, C. M., Kumar, S. and Kokkinou, I., 2008

Conference presentations

  • To breed or not to breed: The effect of children on WFC, IUPUI Center for Research and Learning 2009 Summer Research Poster Symposium, 2009
  • The relationship between organization-level satisfaction and performance: A meta-analysis, 68th annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Kokkinou, I. and Dalal, R. S., 2008
  • Measurement invariance of three work-family conflict scales across gender, 23rd Annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Kokkinou, I., Wu, J., LeBreton, J. M., & Baltes, B. B., 2008
  • Relative importance of predictors of applicant reactions to diversity policies, 22nd annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2007
  • Structure invariance of the NSCW work-family conflict scale across gender, 22nd annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2007
  • Applicant reactions to selection systems: Discrimination policies and biased tests, 21st annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Kokkinou, I. & Foster, J. B., 2006
  • Perceived requirement as a mediator of personality-contextual performance relationships, 21st annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Kokkinou, I., & Dalal, R. S., 2006
  • The impact of goal orientation on challenge seeking, 20th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Jagacinski, C. M. Kumar, S., and Kokkinou, I., 2005
  • When goals matter: Changes in the predictive value of achievement goals, 76th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Jagacinski, C. M., Boe, J. L., Kumar, S., Lam, H., Bonaccio, S., & Kokkinou, I., 2004