Jan-Philipp Freudenstein

Jan-Philipp Freudenstein
Freie Universität Berlin | FUB · Institute of Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Education
October 2016 - July 2020
Freie Universität Berlin
Field of study
  • Psychological Assessment
March 2015 - July 2015
University of Chile
Field of study
  • Environmental Economics & International Business
October 2013 - September 2016
Ulm University
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (19)
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In response to recent calls to incorporate Implicit Trait Policies (ITPs) into personality research, the current study examined the construct-related validity of ITP measures. ITPs are defined as implicit beliefs about the effectiveness of behaviors that reflect a certain trait. They are assessed by utilizing the methodology of Situational Judgment...
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Wealth in time is thought to be instrumental for being more satisfied with one´s life while at the same time allowing time for sustainable consumption behavior. As a lack of theory-based measurement instruments has impeded thorough testing of those hypotheses, the current paper offers both a comprehensive definition and measurement. Reviewing the v...
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Recent research challenges the importance of situation descriptions for Situational Judgment Test (SJT) performance. This study contributes to resolving the ongoing debate on whether or not SJTs are situational measures, by incorporating findings on person × situation interactions into SJT research. Specifically, across three studies (NTotal = 1,23...
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Objective The symmetry principle and the frame‐of‐reference perspective have each made contributions to improving the measurement of personality. Although each perspective is valuable in its own right, we argue that even greater improvement can be achieved through the combination of both. Therefore, the goal of the current article was to show the v...
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In recent years, more and more psychological assessments aimed at capturing interactions between the person and situations. Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs) are built on a similar premise, as they were designed as low-fidelity simulations of situations. These tests incorporate short situation descriptions with several behavioral response options....
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Recent research has shown that many text-based situational judgment test (SJT) items can be solved even when the situational descriptions in the item stems are not presented to test takers. This finding challenges the traditional view of SJTs as low-fidelity simulations that rely on “situational” (context-dependent) judgment. However, media richnes...
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Implicit Trait Policies (ITPs) are defined as implicit beliefs about the effectiveness of behaviors that express a certain trait. They are typically assessed with Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs). However, such tests often lack sufficient psychometric properties. In this study (N = 133), we aimed at developing a short-form of an SJT to assess ITPs...
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Despite the common belief that situation descriptions in SJTs are central to the measurement of targeted constructs, recent studies demonstrated that omitting situation descriptions had only minor effects on SJT performance and validity. However, these results might be due to the fact that traditional SJTs often fail to assess well-defined construc...
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Recent theorizing and empirical evidence suggesting that situational judgment tests (SJTs) are more context-independent than previously thought has sparked a debate about the role of situation descriptions in SJTs. To contribute to this debate and add to our understanding of how SJTs work, this paper conceptually embeds SJT performance in a situati...
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The validity of SJTs has recently been described as “hot mess” (McDaniel et al., 2016, p. 47) in a debate about underlying psychological processes of these tests. One position in this debate was that SJTs may reflect measures of context-independent procedural knowledge, and more specifically as Implicit Trait Policies (ITPs). ITPs are defined as im...
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Paper presented at the 19th European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) Congress, Turin, Italy.
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We echo Lievens’s call to incorporate measures developed in applied settings as valuable instruments for personality researchers. We highlight some striking findings that have challenged central assumptions about these measures and call for joint research efforts of personality and industrial and organizational psychologists to gain better understa...
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Lievens und Motowidlo (2016) konzeptualisieren Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs) als Messung genereller und spezifischer Wissenskomponenten. Im Sinne der Person x Situation Interaktion sollten allerdings auch situative Aspekte die Bearbeitung von SJTs beeinflussen. Wir erweitern deshalb die SJT-Theorie um eine situative Wahrnehmungskomponente und...
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Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs) wurden bisher hauptsächlich als low-fidelity Simulation, vorwiegend beruflicher Situationen, konzeptualisiert. Neuere theoretische Überlegungen gehen jedoch davon aus, dass auch generelle Dispositionen zu allgemeinen Verhaltensweisen durch SJTs gemessen werden (Lievens & Motowidlo, 2016). Tatsächlich legen empirisc...

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Can you make situational decisions, even though the situation is unknown to you? HR professionals in recruiting and selection are mostly happy if they can use simulation based selection tools, meanign that such tools mimic key situations of the later job. This principle is realized, for example, in assessment centers. Situational Judgment Tests are also seen as so called low fidelity simulations. These tests present job-related situations in form of texts or short videos and ask applicants to indicate what they should or would do in such situations. In our research, we seek to understand the underlying working mechanisms of Situational Judgment Tests and pose the question: Do they really gauge situational decisions or rather some general knowledge about what one ought to do at work?