Department of Psychological Sciences

Jinyan Fan

Jinyan Fan

Jinyan Fan


225 Thach Hall
(334) 844-6493
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  • 2004, Ph.D., Psychology, Ohio State University
  • 1997, M.Ed., Industrial Psychology, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China
  • 1994, B.A., Psychology, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China

About Jinyan Fan

Dr. Jinyan Fan earned a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Ohio State University in 2004. Prior to joining Auburn’s faculty, Dr. Fan has taught for 6 years at Hofstra University (Long Island, New York). His research interests are in the domains of personnel selection, newcomer orientation and socialization, and cross-cultural adjustment and training. His work has appeared in Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of ManagementResearch in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Psychological Assessment, Journal of Vocational BehaviorThe Counseling Psychologist, Psychometrika, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Human Performance, and Personality and Individual Differences. Dr. Fan currently serves as an Associate Editor of Journal of Vocational Behavior.  

Classes Taught

  •  PSYC 2130, Analytics for Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC8920, Personnel Selection
  • PSYC8970, Special Topics (Newcomer Orientation and Socialization, Training and Development, Vocational Assessment, & Factor Analysis)

Representative Publications

  • **Li, H., **Fan, J., Zhao, G., Wang, M., Zheng, L., Meng, H., Weng, Q., Liu, Y., & Lievens, F. (2021, February 25). The role of emotions as mechanisms of mid-test warning messages during personality testing: A field experiment. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication. (**equal contributions)

  • Fan, J., Stuhlman, M., Chen, L., & Weng, Q. (2016). Both general domain knowledge and situation assessment are needed to better understand how SJTs work. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9, 43-47. 

  • Fan, J., & Lai, L. (2014). Pre-training perceived social self-efficacy accentuates the effects of a cross-cultural coping orientation program: Evidence from a longitudinal field experiment. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, 831-850.  [Recipient of the Best Paper in OB/HRM/OT Award, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2012.]

  • Fan, J., Gao, D., Carroll, S. A., Lopez, F. J., Tian, T. S., & Meng, H. (2012). Testing a new procedure for reducing faking on personality tests within selection contexts. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 866-880.  [Co-recipient of the Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2013.]  

  • Fan, J., Buckley, R. M., & Litchfield, R. C. (2012). Orientation programs that may facilitate newcomer adjustment: A literature review and future research agenda. Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, 31, 91-148. 

  • Fan, J., & Wanous, J. P. (2008). Organizational and cultural entry: A new type of orientation program for multiple boundary crossings. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 1390-1400. [Recipient of the Ralph Alexander Best Dissertation Award, Human Resources Division, Academy of Management, 2005.]

  • Gong, Y., & Fan, J. (2006). A longitudinal examination of the role of goal orientation in cross-cultural adjustment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 176-184. 


Last Updated: March 02, 2021