Paul Curran, Visiting Professor
Academic Year 2018-19

Office: 2115 ASH
Phone: (616) 331-8514

Current Semester Schedule




Courses Taught

PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology
PSY 300 - Research Methods
PSY 400 - Adv. Research Methods
PSY 445 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Research Interests

My research focuses on psychological measurement and assessment, particularly how to improve the measures that we use, as well as attitudes and other psychological variables in the workplace.


Curran, P.G. & Hauser K.A. (Under review). I’m paid biweekly, just not by leprechauns: Evaluating valid-but-incorrect response rates to attention check items.

Curran, P.G. & Denison, A.J. (Under revision). On the limitations of validating careless response detection techniques with simulated data.

Klein, R.A.,Vianello, M., Hasselman, F., ...Curran,P.G., … , & Nosek, B.A.(Registered report under review, stage 2 submission). Many Labs 2: Investigating variation in replicability across sample and setting. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. See

Landy, J.F., Jia, M.L., Ding, I., Viganola, D., Tierney, W,….Curran,P.G.,..., & Uhlmann, E.L. (Under review). Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests: Making transparent how design choices shape research results.

Chundawat, S.P.S., Uppugundla, N., Gao, D., Curran, P.G.*, Balan, V., Dale, B.E. (2017). Shotgun approach to increasing enzymatic saccharification yields of Ammonia Fiber Expansion (AFEX) pretreated cellulosic Biomass, Frontiers in Energy Research, 5:9.

Curran, P.G. (2016). Methods for the detection of carelessly invalid responses in survey data. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 66, 4-19.

Pierce, K.E., Wilkie, D., Gemensky-Metzler, A., Curran, P.*, Townsend, W., Petersen-Jones, S.M., Bartoe, J.T. (2016). An Association Between Systemic Cyclosporine Administration and Development of Acute Bullous Keratopathy in Cats, Veterinary Ophthalmology, 19, 77-85.

Moore, J., Rosinski, P., Peeples, T., Pigg, S., Rife, M.C., Brunk-Chavez, B., Lackey, D., Rumsey, S.K., Tasaka, R., Curran, P.*, & Grabill, J.T (2016). Revisualizing Composition: How First-Year Writers Use Composing Technologies, Computers and Composition, 39, 1-13..

Merritt, S., Sinha, R., Curran, P.G., & Ilgen, D. (2015). Attitudinal predictors of relative reliance on human vs. automated advisors. International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics, 3, 327-345.

Pigg, S., Grabill, J.T., Brunk-Chavez, B., Moore, J.L., Rosinski, P., & Curran, P.G.* (2014). Ubiquitous Writing, Technologies, and the Social Practice of Literacies of Coordination. Written Communication, 31, 91-117.

Blythe, S., Lauer, C, & Curran, P.G.* (2014). Professional and Technical Communication in a Web 2.0 World: A Report on a Nationwide Survey. Technical Communication Quarterly, 23(4).

Hughes, A.K., Rostant, O.S., & Curran, P.G.* (2014). Improving Sexual Health Communication Between Older Women and Their Providers: How the Integrative Model of Behavioral Prediction Can Help. Research on Aging, 36(4), 450-466.

Grabill, J.T., Hart-Davidson, W., Pigg, S., McLeod, M., Curran, P.*, Moore, J., Rosinski, P., Peeples, T., Rumsey, S., Courant Rife, M., Tasaka, R., Lackey, D., & Brunk-Chavez, B.. “Revisualizing Composition: Mapping the Writing Lives of First-Year College Students.” In E. Wardle (Ed.) & D. Downs (Ed.), Writing About Writing: A College Reader, 2nd Edition (p. 724-737). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

Annear M.J., Mowat F.M., Bartoe J.T., Querubin J., Azam S.A., Basche M., Curran P.G.*, Smith A.J., Bainbridge J.W., Ali R.R., Petersen-Jones S. (2013). Successful gene therapy in older Rpe65-deficient dogs following subretinal injection of an adeno-associated vector expressing RPE65. Human Gene Therapy, 24, 883-893.

Huang, J. L., Curran, P.G., Keeney, J., Poposki, E. M., & DeShon, R. P. (2012). Detecting and Deterring Insufficient Effort Responding to Surveys. Journal of Business and Psychology, 27, 99-114.

Curran, P., Kotrba, L., & Denison, D. (2011). Careless Responding in Surveys: Applying Traditional Techniques to Organizational Settings. Personnel Testing Council Quarterly, 7, 9-13.

Annear, M. J., Bartoe, J. T., Barker, S. E., Smith, A. J., Curran, P.G.*, Bainbridge, J. W., Ali, R. R. & Petersen-Jones, S. M (2011). Gene therapy in the second eye of RPE65 -/- dogs improves retinal function. Gene Therapy, 18, 53-61.

Rumbeiha, W.K., Agnew, D., Maxie, G., Hoff, B., Page, C., Curran, P.* & Powers, B. (2010). Analysis of a Survey Database of Pet Food-Induced Poisoning in North America. Journal of Medical Toxicology, 6, 172-184.