Dr. Victor Savicki
 Professor of Psychology, Emeritus

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Phone: (503) 364-6523

email: savickv@wou.edu

WPA Posters 2014

Moderation Effect of Cultural Distance on Study Abroad Reentry.

Study Abroad Reflection: Cognition and Affect Before During, and After.

Erickson Global View Symposium PowerPoint

Acculturation, Identity, and Graduate Study Abroad

Academic Preparation

B.A. from Carrol College, Waukesha, Wisconsin, May, 1967. Major in psychology, minors in sociology and philosophy (Magna Cum Laude)

M.S. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, October, 1968. Major in psychology, minor in sociology-social psychology.
Thesis: College Student Role Orientations and Background Factors as Related to Dropouts and Over and Underachievers.

Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, September, 1971. Major in Clinical Psychology (program approved by the American Psychological Association)
Dissertation: Self-Disclosure Strategies and Personal Space Proximity in Intimacy Development.
Internship: University of Washington Medical School, Departments of Pediatrics and Child Psychiatry, Seattle, Washington (internship approved by the American Psychological Association)


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Professional Experience

Institution: Western Oregon University

- Psychology Faculty: 1971-2004
- Chairman, Psychology Department: 1981-83
- Chairman, Psychology Division: 2001-2003
- Director, Clinical Child and Youth Work Master's Program: 1984-1994
- Director of the Child Protective Service Training Project: 1987-1992

Institution: Frontier House Group Home for Boys

- Psychological Consultant: 1972-75

Institution: Poyama Land Child and Family Day Treatment Center

- Part-time Family Counselor: 1973-79

Self-employed: Part-time private practice in individual and family psychotherapy, and consulting: 1979-84.

Institution: Gesamthochschule Universitat Kassel, Kassel Germany

-Guest Professor, Sommer Semester 1996

Institution: Cooperative Center for Study Abroad

- Professor of Psychology, London Summer Program, July -August1998
- Professor of Psychology, London Summer Program, July –August 2003

Institution: Northwest Council for Study Abroad

- Professor of Psychology, Vienna, Austria Program, September-December 1998
- Professor of Psychology, Vienna Austria Program, September-December 2002
- Professor of Psychology, Athens, Greece Program, September-December 2005
- Professor of Psychology, Vienna, Austria Program, September-December 2008
- Professor of Psychology, Rosario, Argentina Program, September-November
2010

Institution:  Graduate School of  Professional Psychology, Pacific University
        -    Adjunct Professor of Psychology  2005-Present


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Professional Activities

1973 - 1980: Member American Personnel and Guidance Association, Division:
 Association of Counselor Education and Supervision

1974 - Present: Licensed Psychologist in the State of Oregon 

1978 - 1990: Advisory Board Member of the Oregon Child and Youth Care Association

1980 - Present: American Psychological Association

1980 - 2004: Association of Oregon Faculties

- Western Oregon University Campus Representative 1987-89, 1996-98
- Secretary/Treasurer 1989 - 1991
- Vice President 1991 - 1993
- President 1993 - 1995

1994- 2006: Member of the Joint Research Task Force of the National Organization of Child Care Worker Associations and the International Leadership Coalition.

2000-Present :  Editorial Board of the Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, a publication of the Association of Child and Youth Care Practice.


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Honors and Awards

Magna Cum Laude, Delta Sigma Nu (local equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa), Psi Chi (psychology honorary), Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology honorary), Lambda Psi (journalism honorary), Phi Kappa Phi (national interdisciplinary honorary), Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, National Defense Education Act Title IV Fellow to the University of Massachusetts. Citizen of the Year in 1984 from the Oregon Association of Child Care Workers, 1991 Albert E. Trieschman Prize Competition Finalist.  Western Oregon University Faculty Honors Award (2001).


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Publications

Books:

Shaw, S. and Savicki, V. (1977). All About Poyama: A Teacher's Manual, printed by Polk County Educational Service District, Dallas, Oregon.

Savicki, V. and Brown, R. (1981).Working With Troubled Children. New York: Human Sciences Press. (reprinted in paperback 1985)

Savicki, V. (2002). Burnout Across Thirteen Cultures: Work, Stress, and Coping in Child and Youth Care Workers. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Savicki, V. (Ed.). (2008). Intercultural Competence and Transformation: Theory, Research, and Application in International Education. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Articles:

Savicki, V., Schumer, H., and Stanfield, R.E. (1970). Student role orientations and college dropouts, Journal of Counseling Psychology, 17, pp. 559-566.

Savicki, V. (1972). Outcomes of nonreciprocal self-disclosure strategies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 23, pp. 271-276.

Savicki, V. and Carlin, A. S. (1972). Success, failure and hindsight on the behavioral treatment of gilles de la tourette syndrome, International Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 1, pp. 97-109.

Savicki, V. (1975). Burnout prevention, Oregon Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1, pp. 4-13.

Savicki, V. and Wellard, W. (1976). Video variations: Application of video tape recording in a child service agency, Oregon Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1, 2, pp. 27-28.

Savicki, V. & Cooley, E.J. (1982). Implications of burnout research and theory for counselor educators. Personnel and Guidance Journal, 60 (7), 415-419.

Savicki, V., & Cooley, E. J. (1983).Theoretical and research considerations of burnout. Children and Youth Services Review, 5 (3), 227-238.

Wade, D.C., Cooley, E.J., & Savicki, V. (1986). A longitudinal study of burnout. Children and Youth Services Review. 8, 161-173.

Savicki, V., & Cooley, E. J. (1987). The relationship of work environment and client contact to burnout in mental health professionals. Journal of Counseling and Development, 1, 249-252.

Krueger, M. A., Laurerman, R., Beker, J., Savicki, V., Parry, P., & Powell, N. W. (1987). Professional child and youth care work in the United States and Canada: A report of the NOCCWA research and study committee. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work. 3, Spring, 17-31.

Davis, A.H., Savicki, V., Cooley, E.J., & Firth, J.L. (1989). Burnout and counselor practitioner expectations of supervision. Counselor Education and Supervision. 28 (3) 234-241.

Savicki, V. (1989). Computers in the child and youth care field. Child Welfare 68 (5), 505-516.

Tovey, R., Savicki, V., & White, C. (1990). Electronic networking in human service agencies: A developmental analysis. Child Welfare, 69 (2), 115-128.

Savicki, V. (1990). Modern times: Trends in the context of work suggesting future roles for child and youth workers. Child and Youth Services 13(2), 291-299.

Savicki, V. (1990). Modern times: Trends in the context of work suggesting future roles for child and youth workers. in Anglin, J., Denholm, C., Ferguson, R., & Pence, A. Perspectives in Professional Child and Youth Care. New York: Haworth Press.

Ricks, F., Laliberte, P., Savicki, V. & Hare, F. (1991). Child and youth care education consortium: Report on the consideration of accreditation for child and youth care education programs. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 7, 111-117.

Savicki, V. (1993). Computer assisted clinical training in child and youth care work. Child and Youth Care Forum, 22(4), 315-329.

Savicki, V. (1993). Clarification of child and youth care identity through an analysis of work environment and burnout. Child and Youth Care Forum, 22(6) 441-457.

Savicki, V. & Cooley, E.J. (1994). Burnout in child protective service workers: A longitudinal study. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 15, 655-666.

Savicki, V., Kelley, M., & Lingenfelter, D. (1996a). Gender and small task group activity using computer mediated communication. Computers in Human Behavior 12 209-224.

Savicki, V., Kelley, M., & Lingenfelter, D. (1996b). Gender, group composition and task type in small task groups using computer mediated communication. Computers in Human Behavior. 12, 549-565.

Savicki,V., Lingenfelter, D. & Kelley, M. (1996). Gender language style and group composition in Internet discussion groups. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication., 2 [Online] Avaliable: http://jcmc.mscc.huji.ac.il/vol2/issue3/savicki.html

Savicki, V. (1997). Research Update: Scotland Contributes to International Child and Youth Worker Burnout Study. Centrestage 8, Glasgow, Scotland: The Centre for Residental Child Care and the University of Strathclyde.

Savicki, V., Kelley, M. & Oesterreich, E. (1998). Effects of instructions computer-mediated communication in single- or mixed-gender small task groups. Computers in Human Behavior. 14, 163-180.

Savicki, V., Kelley, M., & Oesterreich, E. (1999). Judgments of Gender in Computer Mediated Communication. Computers in Human Behavior. 15, 1-10.

Savicki, V. (1999a). Stress, burnout und Bewältigungsstrategien in der jugendhilfe- Ein interkultureller vergleich [Stress, burnout and coping strategies in youth work: an intercultural comparison].  Forum Erziehungshilfen, 5, 232-238.

Savicki, V. (1999b).  Cultural work values for supervisors and managers:  A cross-cultural look at child and youth care agencies. Child and Youth Care Forum . 28, 239-255.

Savicki, V. (1999c).   Udbrændthed inden for børneforsogen i Danmark  [Burnout in child care work in Denmark]. Tidsskrift for Socialpaedagogik, 4,  37-43.

Savicki, V. (2000). Comparison of culture and burnout in English and Scottish child and youth care workers. Children International, 8, [Online] Available: http://www.childrenuk.co.uk/chaug/aug2000/vsavicki.htm

Savicki, V. & Kelley, M. (2000). Computer Mediated Communication, Gender and Group Composition. CyberPsycholgy and Behavior, 3, 817-826.

Savicki, V. (2001). A Configural analysis of burnout in child and  youth care workers in thirteen cultures. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work. 15, 185-206.

Savicki, V., Kelley, M. & Ammon, B.  (2002). Effects of  training on computer mediated communication in single or mixed gender small task groups. Computers in Human Behavior. 18, 257-269.

Savicki, V. (2002). Cultural factors related to burnout in child and youth care workers in thirteen cultures. In E. J, Knorth, P. M. Van den Bergh, & F. Verheij (Eds.),  Professionalization and Participation in Child and Youth Care. Hampshire, UK: Ashgate Press. ( pp.  135-158).

Riolli, L.  Savicki, V. & Cepani, A. (2002). Resilience in the face of catastrophe: Optimism, personality and coping in the Kosovo crisis. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32, 1604-1627.

Savicki, V. & Savicki, K.  L. (2002). Burnout and personality among youth care workers in wilderness and residential settings. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work.  17,187-203.

Riolli, L. & Savicki, V. (2003a). Gender equality in Eastern Europe: A cross-cultural approach. In M. E. Domsch, D. H. Ladwig, E. Tenten, & T. Lidokhover (Eds.) Gender Equality in Eastern European countries : Chances and perspectives of highly qualified women on the Labour market  (pp. 57-70).

Riolli, L. & Savicki, V. (2003b). Information system organizational resilience. Omega: International Journal of Management Science. 31, 227-233.

Riolli, L. & Savicki, V. (2003c). Optimism and coping as moderators of the relationship between chronic stress and burnout. Psychological Reports. 92, 1215-1226.

Riolli, L. & Savicki, V. (2003d). Optimism and coping as moderators of the relationship between work resources and burnout in information service workers. International Journal of Stress Management, 10, 235-252 .

Savicki, V. (2003).  A cross-cultural study of burnout and job roles.  Social Work in Europe, 10, 41-48.

Mann-Feder, V. & Savicki, V. (2003). Burnout in anglophone and francophone child and youth workers in Canada: A cross-cultural comparison.  Child and Youth Care Forum. 32, 338-354.

Savicki, V., Cooley, E. J. & Gjesvold, J.  (2003). Harassment as a predictor of job burnout in correctional officers.  Criminal Justice and Behavior. 30, 602-619.

Savicki,  V.,  Downing-Burnette,  R.,  Heller, L., Binder, F., & Suntinger, W. (2004). Contrasts, changes, and correlates in actual and potential intercultural adjustment. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 28, 311-329.

Savicki, V. & Riolli, L. (2004). Cultural identity and occupational stress. International Journal of the Humanities. 2, 809-815.

Riolli, L. & Savicki, V. (2005).  Firefighter resilience and personal characteristics under conditions of stress.  International Journal of Business Research. 2, 49-54.

Savicki, V., Foster, D. A., & Kelley, M. (2006). Gender, group composition, and task type in virtual groups. In M. Barrett & M. J. Davidson, Gender and Communication at Work. (pp. 270-282). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Riolli, L. & Savicki, V. (2006). Impact of fairness, leadership, and coping on strain, burnout and  turnover in organizational change. International Journal of Stress Management 13, 351-377.

Savicki, V., Adams, I., Wilde, A., & Binder, F. (2008). Intercultural development: Topics and sequences. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, XV, 111-126.


Romi, S., Savicki, V., Grupper, E , & Caspi, R. (2008). Occupational burnout among child welfare workers: A work-setting comparison, International Journal of Child and Family Welfare, 10, 93-109.

Savicki, V. (2008). Experiential and affective education for international educators. In V. Savicki, (Ed.). Developing Intercultural Competence and Transformation: Theory, Research, and Application in International Education (pp. 74-91). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Savicki, V., Binder, F., & Heller, L. (2008). Contrasts, and changes in potential and actual psychological intercultural adjustment. In V. Savicki, (Ed.). Developing Intercultural Competence and Transformation: Theory, Research, and Application in International Education (pp. 111-127). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.


Savicki, V., Adams, I, & Binder, F. (2008). Intercultural development: Topics and sequences. In V. Savicki, (Ed.). Developing Intercultural Competence and Transformation: Theory, Research, and Application in International Education (pp. 154-172). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.


Savicki, V., Cooley, E., & Donnelly, R. (2008). Acculturative stress, appraisal, coping and intercultural adjustment. In V. Savicki, (Ed.). Developing Intercultural Competence and Transformation: Theory, Research, and Application in International Education (pp. 173-192). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.


Savicki, V. & Selby, R. (2008). Synthesis and conclusions. In V. Savicki, (Ed.). Developing Intercultural Competence and Transformation: Theory, Research, and Application in International Education (pp. 342-352). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Riolli, L. & Savicki, V. (2010). Coping effectiveness and diversity under traumatic stress. International Journal of Stress Management, 17, 97-113.

Riolli, L., Savicki, V., & Spain, E. (2010). Positive emotions in traumatic conditions: Mediation of appraisal and mood for military personnel. Military Psychology, 22, 176-206.

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Savicki, V. (2010). El effecto de la cultura en la mujer (Culture's effect on women). Comisión de los Derechos de la Mujer (Commission of the Rights of Women) Rosario, Argentina, 2, 99-108.


Savicki, V. (2010). Implications of early sociocultural adaptation for study abroad students. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad XIX, 205-223.


Savicki, V. (2010) An analysis of the contact types of study abroad students: The peer cohort, the host culture, and the electronic presence of the home culture in relationship to readiness and outcomes. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad. XIX, 61-86.


Savicki, V. & Cooley, E. (2011) American identity in study abroad students: Contrasts and changes.  Journal of College Student Development. 52, 339-349.


Riolli, L., Savicki, V., & Spain, E. (2011). Positive emotions in traumatic conditions: Mediation of appraisal and mood for military personnel. InM. D. Matthews & J. H. Laurence, (Eds.). Military Psychology. pp. 207-223, London: SAGE Publications.


Savicki, V. (2011). Relationship of foreign language proficiency to study abroad outcomes and inputs. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad. XXI, 63-85.

Savicki, V. (2012). The psychology of student learning abroad. In M. Vande Berg, R. M. Paige, & K. H. Lou,Education Abroad for the Learner: Theory, Research, Design, & Training, (pp. 215-238). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.


Riolli, L. & Savicki, V. (2012). Firefighters’ psychological and physical outcomes after exposure to traumatic stress:  The moderating roles of hope and personality. Traumatology. 18, 7-15.

Riolli, L., Savicki, V., & Richards, J. (2012). Psychological capital as a buffer to student stress. Psychology, 3, 1202-1207. Published Online December 2012 in SciRes (http://www.SciRP.org/journal/psych)

Savicki, V.,  Arrúe, C., & Binder, F. (2013). Language fluency and study abroad adaptation. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, XXII, 37-57.

Savicki, V. (2013). The effects of affect on study abroad students. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, XXII, 131-147..

 


Professional Papers and Presentations: (selected list)

Savicki, V., (1979, October). An approach to conceptualizing, treating and preventing burnout. Presented at Oregon Psychological Association Convention, Wilsonville, Oregon.

Savicki, V. (1980, October). Implications of burnout theory and research for counselor educators. Presented at the Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Salishan, Oregon.

Savicki, V. (1981, February). Burnout as too much of a good thing. Presented at the Oregon Federation of the Council on Exceptional Children. Newport, Oregon.

Cooley, E.J. & Savicki, V. (1981, October). Preliminary investigations of environmental and individual aspects of burnout in teachers. Presented at the Oregon Educational Research Association Fall Conference. Depoe Bay, Oregon.

Savicki, V. & Cooley, E.J. (1982, November). Burnout inoculation. Presented at Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Seattle, Washington.

Cooley E.J. & Savicki, V. (1983, April). Attributions of treatment outcome: the development of a scale. Presented at the Western Psychological Association Convention, Reno, NV.

Cooley, E.J. & Savicki, V. (1983, August). Work environment and contact time as related to burnout in mental health workers. Presented at American Psychological Association, Anaheim, CA.

Savicki, V. (1988, March). Computers in the child and youth care field. Presented at the Second International Child and Youth Care Conference, Washington D.C.

Savicki, V. Computer assisted clinical training. (1991, May). Presented at the Third International Child and Youth Care Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Savicki V. (May, 1991) Feeling Description. A computer interactive learning program presented at the Third International Child and Youth Care Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Savicki, V. & Link, N. (1991, October). Cultivate your counseling by harnessing the computer. Oregon Counseling Association Fall Conference, Bend, Oregon.

Savicki, V. (1992, April). Burnout: The cost of caring or the price of organizational structure. Presented at the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Forum, Portland, Oregon.

Savicki, V. & Cooley, E. (1992, May). Burnout in child protective service workers: A longitudinal study, Presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, Oregon

Savicki, V. (1992, May) Expanding child and youth care worker's roles using computers, Eighth Canadian National Child and Youth Care Conference, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Kelley, M., Savicki, V. & Lingenfelter, D. (1994, March). Gender and small task group activity using computer mediated communication. Presented at the Oregon Academy of Science, Corvallis, OR.

Savicki, V. (1994, June ). Developing computer assisted interactive training. Joint conference of the National Organization of Child Care Worker Associations and the International Federation of Child Educative Communities. Milwaukee, WI.

Kelley, M., Savicki, V. & Lingenfelter, D. (1995, March). Gender and task type in computer mediated communication.Presented at the Oregon Academy of Science, Portland, OR.

Kelley, M., Savicki, V. & Oesterreich, E. (1996, March). The effects of computer mediated communication instructions on group development and choice of language in single or mixed gender small groups. Presented at the Oregon Academy of Science, Eugene, OR.

Cooley, E. J., Savicki, V., & Woodruff, L. (1996, April). Supervisory behavior, work environment and burnout in correctional officers. Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, San Jose, CA.

Kelley, M, Savicki, V. & Lingenfelter, D. (1996, April). Task and Group Gender Composition and Computer Mediated Communication. Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, San Jose, CA

Savicki, V. & Illner, A. (1997, April). Crosscultural burnout: occupational stress, and coping in the US and Germany. Western Psychological Association Conference, Seattle, WA.

Savicki, V. (1997, June). Crosscultural burnout: Child and youth care worker stress, and coping--Preliminary results for six countries. 5th International Child and Youth Care Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Savicki, V. (1997, June) Doing cross-cultural research in child and youth care. An invited plenary session at Researcher's Day of the 5th International Child and Youth Care Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Peterson, R. W. & Savicki, V. (1997, June). Can systemic thinking be taught? A follow-up study of the effect of systems-oriented graduate training on the systemic thinking abilities of clinical child and youth care practitioners. A paper presented at Researcherís Day of the 5th International Child and Youth Care Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Kelley, M. & Savicki, V. (1998, August). Gender and computer mediated communication. In J. M. Morahan-Martin (Chair) The Internet and gender. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Savicki, V. (1998, November). Cross-cultural research on work, stress and coping in child and youth care work with emphasis on the Slovak Republic. Comenius University, Bratislava, The Slovak Republic.

Savicki, V., Ammon, B. J. & Kelley, M. (2000, February). Gender and computer mediated communication: Effects of personality, efficacy, experience, training, and group composition. Paper presented at Oregon Academy of Science, Newburg, OR.

Riolli-Saltzman, L. & Savicki, V. (2000, March). Millennial stress:  Coping, optimism and burnout.  Poster presented at Western Academy of Management.  Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Savicki, V., Riolli-Saltzman, L., Cepani, A., & Lokan, L. (2000, April). Optimism,  personality and coping in the Kosovo crisis.  Poster presented at Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR.

Savicki, V., Cooley, E. J. & Gjesvold, J. (2000, April). Harassment and burnout in correctional settings.  Poster presented at Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR.

Savicki, V. (2000, May). Cross-cultural study of burnout in child and youth care workers.  Paper presented at the International Federation of Child Educative Communities Congress. Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Savicki, V. (2000, June ). Millennial trends based on cross-cultural research on burnout in child and youth care workers.  Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Child and Youth Care Work. Cleveland, OH.

Savicki, V. & Kelley, M. (2001, May). Gender composition and communications training in online task groups.  Poster presented  at Western Psychological Association Conference. Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.

Savicki, V. & Riolli, L.  (2001, May). Optimism and coping: Moderation of situational factors in burnout.  Paper Presented at Western Psychological Association Conference. Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.

Riolli, L. & Savicki, V. (2002, March). Organizational resilience in the information service field. Paper presented at National Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, California.

Savicki, V. & Riolli, L.  (2002, April). Procedural justice, burnout and strain in organizational change.  Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Irvine, CA.

Savicki, V. & Savicki, K.  L. (2002, April). Burnout among youth care workers in a wilderness setting. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Irvine, CA.

Savicki, V. (2002, September). Burnout and job roles: A study of child and youth care workers, specialists, teachers, and managers in thirteen cultures.  A paper presented at the International Federation of Child Educative Communities (FICE) Congress Berlin, Germany.

Savicki, V. & Riolli, L. (2003, March). Impact of strain, and burnout on turnover following organizational change.  A paper presented at the Joint Conference of the American Psychological Association and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Toronto, Canada.

Mann-Feder, V. & Savicki, V. (2003, March).  Burnout in Canadian child and youth care workers: A cross-cultural Comparison. A poster presented at the Joint Conference of the American Psychological Association and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Toronto, Canada.

Savicki, V.,  Downing-Burnette, R., Heller, L., Binder, F., & Suntinger, W. (2003, May). Intercultural adjustment, personality, and coping. A paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

Savicki, V., & Riolli, L. (2003, May). Gender Equality In Eastern Europe: A Cross-Cultural Approach. A poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

Riolli, L. & Savicki, V. (2003, August). Consequences of Voluntary Public Service: Firefighters’ Psychological & Physical Adjustment to 9/11. Academy of Management, Seattle, WA.
 
Savicki, V., Adams, I., Wilde, A., & Binder, F. (2004, February). Intercultural adjustment: topics and sequences.  A paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science, Portland, Oregon.

Savicki, V. & Riolli, L. (2004, April). Optimism and coping: Resilience under three types of stress. A paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Riolli, L. & Savicki, V.  (2004, June). The impact of culture on creating resilient organizations. A paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Business Association. Turin, Italy.

Savicki, V.   & Riolli, L.  (2004,  July).  Cultural identity and occupational stress . A paper presented at The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities,  Prato, Italy.

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Keller, B., Mashiko, E., Palenske-Sutherland, B. & Whitford, H. (2004, July). Linking processes with outcomes in decision-making groups. A poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.

Riolli, L. & Savicki, V. (2004, August). Psychological and physical resilience in extremis conditions. In T. Kolditz (Chair), In Extremis Leadership.  Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Academy of Management, New Orleans, LA.

Riolli, L. & Savicki, V. (2005, April). Culture and Organizational Resilience. A poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference. Portland, OR

Savicki, V., Romi, S., Grupper, E., & Caspi, R. (2005, April). Comparison of burnout in community, residential, and school settings. A poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference. Portland, OR

Savicki, V., Adams, I., Wilde, A., & Binder, F. (2005, April). Categories and sequences of intercultural adjustment. A poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference. Portland, OR

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Daniels, R., Fetter, J., Hughes, K., & Marsh, J.  (2005, April). Effects of groups’ problem-solving and maintenance behaviors on decision quality. A poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference. Portland, OR

Savicki, V., Romi, R., Grupper, E., & Caspi R. (2005, September). Occupational burnout among child welfare workers: A work-setting comparison.  A Paper presented at the Troubled Children in a Troubled World 9th International Congress, Paris, France

Marsh, J. Savicki, V., Foster, D. A., Fetter, J., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, February). The effects of forming and member self-esteem on small group performance. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Eugene, OR.
 
Adlehart, S., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Fetter, J., Marsh, J., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, February). The impact of neuroticism and performance feedback on group decision quality. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Eugene, OR.

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Fetter, J., Marsh, J., Kellogg, A., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, February). Group homogeneity and development as related to group decision quality. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Eugene, OR.

Riolli, L. & Savicki, V. (2006, March). Firefighters’ reactions to traumatic stress:  Hope and personality as moderators . A paper presented at the Joint Conference of the American Psychological Association and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Miami, Florida.

Marsh, J. Savicki, V., Foster, D. A., Fetter, J., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, April). Work group performance related to group forming and member self-esteem. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Palm Springs, CA. 

Adlehart, S., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Fetter, J., Marsh, J., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, April). The effects of personality and performance feedback on group decision making. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Palm Springs, CA. 

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Fetter, J., Marsh, J., Kellogg, A., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, April). Cognitive and social influences on group decision making: The impact of group homogeneity and development. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Palm Springs, CA. 

Savicki, V. & Riolli, L.  (2006, April). Positive affect under traumatic stress conditions. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Palm Springs, CA.

Marsh, J. Savicki, V., Foster, D. A., Fetter, J., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, May). The effects of self-esteem and group forming on work group performance. Poster presented to the Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, Texas.

Adlehart, S., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Fetter, J., Marsh, J., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, May). Effects of emotional stability and feedback on work group performance. Poster presented to the Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, Texas.

Savicki, V., Burnette, R., Heller, L., Binder, F., & Suntinger, W. (2006, May).Contrasts, and changes in potential and actual psychological intercultural adjustment. Poster presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference. Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Savicki, V., Adams, I., Wilde, A., & Binder, F. (2006, May). Sequences of socio-cultural adjustment. Poster presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference. Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Savicki, V. (2006, May). Principles of experiential and affective education. Poster presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference. Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Riolli, L. & Savicki, V. (2006, August). Resiliency studies in public sector: Individual resilience under three categories of stress. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Arnold, A., Mathews, P., Nicolarsen, E., Savicki, V., Foster, D. A., & Marsh, J. (2007, February). The effects of forming, member competence, and self-esteem on small group processes and performance. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Monmouth, OR.

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V. (2007, February). The group decision making project. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Monmouth, OR.

Fox, T., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2007, February). Pre-decision agreement and development as related to group decision quality. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Monmouth, OR.

Lutey, J., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2007, February). Work group performance related to feedback and member extraversion. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Monmouth, OR.

Steinberg, T., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2007, February). Creating a measure of group creativity. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Monmouth, OR.

 Arnold, A., Nicolarsen, E., & Matthews, P., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V. (2007, April). Effects of Forming, Member Competence, and Self-Esteem on Group Processes and Decision Outcomes. . Poster presented at the Eleventh Annual Posters on the Hill Conference Sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research, Washington, DC.

Savicki, V. & Riolli, L. (2007, May). Appraisal and coping under traumatic stress. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Adelhart, S., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V. (2007, May). Effects of openness and group development on group decision making. Poster presented at the Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Arnold, A., Nicolarsen, E., & Matthews, P. (2007, May). Work Group Performance Related to Group Forming and Member Self-esteem. Poster presented at the Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Fox, T., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V. (2007, May). Predecision agreement and development as related to group decision quality. Poster presented at the Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Lutey, J., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V. (2007, May). Work Group Performance Related to Feedback and Member Extraversion. Poster presented at the Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Steinberg, T., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V. (2007, May). Assessing creativity in decision making groups. Poster presented at the Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Savicki, V., Cooley, E., & Donnelly, R. (2007, May). Intercultural adjustment, life satisfaction and the study abroad experience. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Price, M. & Savicki, V. (2007, May). Evolution of a study abroad capstone requirement. A poster presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Savicki, V.  Cooley, E. J. & Donnelly, R. (2007, June) Correlations and contrasts in outcomes of study abroad. A poster presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Savicki, V. (2007, June). Measures of affective outcomes. In C. Deardorff (Chair) Assessment toolbox for international educators. Symposium presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Savicki, V., Selby, R., & Lou, K. (2007, October). Intercultural growth: Theory, research and application. A presentation at the NAFSA Region I Conference. Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

Savicki, V. Deardorff, D., Lou, D. & Bosley, G. (2008, February). Intercultural Competence and Transformation: Theory, Research, Application. A presentation at the Association of International Education Administrators, Washington, DC.

Truong, M., Foster, D. A. & Savicki, V. (2008, February). Individual self-efficacy about group performance and group decision making. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.

Savicki, V., Hoff, J., Lou, K., & Bosley, G. (2008, April). Integrating theory, research, and application for program design. A presentation at the Forum on Education Abroad. Boston, MA.

Truong, M., Foster, D. A. & Savicki, V. (2008, April). Individual self-efficacy about group performance and group decision making. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Irvine, CA.


Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2008, April). Moderated mediation: Self-esteem, forming, language use and group added value. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.


Savicki, V. Working with cultural competence internationally: Both here and there. In C. Cullinan (Chair) Educating Beyond Our Borders: Race, Ethnicity, Identity and Privilege in a Not-so-flat World. Pre-conference institute presented at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, Orlando, FL.


Savicki, V. (2008, May). Socio-cultural adaptation scale. In D. Deardorff (Chair) Assessment toolbox for international educators. Symposium presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference, Washington, DC.


Savicki, V. (Chair). (2008, May). Intercultural competence and transformation: Theory, research, application. Symposium presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference, Washington, DC.


Price, M. & Savicki, V. (2008, May). Re-entry Integration, Pre-departure Readiness: Development and Research on Student Writing. Poster presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference, Washington, DC.


Savicki, V. & Price, M. (2008, May). Re-entry Postdiction of Pre-departure Readiness. Poster presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Savicki, V. & Meyer-Lee, E. (2009, February). A Social identification measure for study abroad assessment. A presentation at the Forum on Education Abroad. Portland, OR.


Bergstrom, B., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Juraszek, L., Rudd, E., & Truong, M. (2009, February). Work group performance related to group forming and group conscientiousness. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Monmouth, OR.


Christoson, M., Fink, L., Mutschler, D., Zentz, A., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V., (2009, February). Personality and group development as predictors of group decision making. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Monmouth, OR.


Juraszek, L., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Truong, M., & Rudd, E. (2009, February). The effects of agreeableness of the minority opinion member on group decision making. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Monmouth, OR.


Rudd E., Foster, D. A. , Savicki, V., Bergstrom, B., & Juraszek, L. (2009, February). Emergent leadership: The function of personality and group development in determining emergent leadership and teamwork performance. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Monmouth, OR.


Steinberg, T., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Rice, J., Rulla, E., & Saville, K., (2009, February). Exploring the process of group creativity. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Monmouth, OR.


Truong, M., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Juraszek, L., Bergstrom, B., & Rudd, E. (2009, February). Effects of efficacy and development on group communication and performance. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Monmouth, OR.


Bergstrom, B., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Juraszek, L., Rudd, E., & Truong, M. (2009, April). Work group performance related to group forming and group conscientiousness. Poster presented at the Eighty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.


Christoson, M., Fink, L., Mutschler, D., Zentz, A., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V., (2009, April). Personality and group development as predictors of group decision making. Poster presented at the Eighty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.


Juraszek, L., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Truong, M., & Rudd, E. (2009, April). Effects of agreeableness of minority opinion member on group decisions. Poster presented at the Eighty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.


Rudd E., Foster, D. A. , Savicki, V., Bergstrom, B., & Juraszek, L. (2009, April). Personality and group development determining emergent leadership and teamwork performance. Poster presented at the Eighty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.


Savicki, V. & Cooley, E. (2009, April). American identity and the university student study abroad experience. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR.


Savicki, V. & Riolli, L. (2009, April). Coping effectiveness and diversity under traumatic stress. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR.


Steinberg, T., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Rice, J., Rulla, E., & Saville, K., (2009, April). Exploring the process of group creativity. Poster presented at the Eighty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.


Truong, M., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Juraszek, L., Bergstrom, B., & Rudd, E. (2009, April). Effects of efficacy and development on group communication and performance. Poster presented at the Eighty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.


Savicki, V. (2009, May). Socio-cultural adaptation scale. In D. Deardorff (Chair) Assessment toolbox for international educators. Symposium presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.


Savicki, V. (2009, May). Contact types in study abroad students: Precursors, outcomes, concomitants, Poster presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.


Price, M. & Savicki, V. (2009, May). Student readiness and intercultural sensitivity. Poster presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Ushijima-Mwesigwa, K.,, Foster, D. A., Savicki, V. (2010, February). The effects of group creativity on group decision quality. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.

Mutschler, D. W., Fink, L. E., Rulla, E. N., Ushijima-Mwesigwa, K., Rice, J. A., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2010, February). Predictors of group decision making: personality and group development. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.

Savicki, V., Arrúe, C., & Binder, F. (2010, April) Language requirement and intercultural adaptation. Poster presented at the Ninetieth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Mutschler, D. W., Fink, L. E., Rulla, E. N., Ushijima-Mwesigwa, K., & Rice, J.A. (2010, April). Personality and group development as predictors of group decision making. Poster presented at the Ninetieth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.

Ushijima-Mwesigwa, K., Foster, D.A., Steinberg, T., & Savicki, V. (2010, April). Evaluation effects in the creative process of problem solving groups. Poster presented at the Ninetieth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.


Gerhardt, S. M., Gray, K. M., Foster, D. A., & Savicki. V. (2011, February). Effects of need for structure of minority opinion member on group decisions. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.


Lawer, L. A., Asbury, C. S., Foster, D. A. & Savicki, V. (2011, February). Competitiveness, expertise, and group development as predictors of group decision making. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.


Wilson, B. L., Foster, D. A. & Savicki, V. (2011, February). Self-monitoring, expertise, and feedback as predictors of group decision quality. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.


Lawer, L. A., Asbury, C. S., Foster, D. A. & Savicki, V. (2011, April). Competitiveness, expertise, and group development as predictors of group decision making. Poster presented at the Ninety-first Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angles, CA


Gerhardt, S. M., Gray, K. M., Foster, D. A., & Savicki. V. (2011, April). Effects of need for structure of minority opinion member on group decisions. Poster presented at the Ninety-first Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angles, CA


Savicki, V. & de Juano, M. N. (2011, April).  Language proficiency and intercultural adaptation. Poster presented at the Ninety-first Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angles, CA.


Savicki, V. & Riolli, L. (2011, April). Psychological capital as a buffer to student stress, Poster presented at the Ninety-first Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angles, CA


Wilson, B. L., Foster, D. A. & Savicki, V. (2011, April).  Self-monitoring, expertise, and feedback as predictors of group decision making. Poster presented at the Ninety-first Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angles, CA


Price, M. & Savicki, V. (2011, June). Asking the Right Questions. Poster presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C.

Savicki, V., Arrúe, C., & Binder, F. (2011, June). Language Requirement and Socio-cultural Adaptation. Poster presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C.

Lawer, L. A., Smith ,T., Wilson, B., Foster, D. A. & Savicki, V. (2012, February). The mediational effect of language usage on the relationship between competiveness and group decision quality. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Portland, OR


Savicki, V. & Riolli, L. (2012, April). Organizational change and perceptions of work and justice, Poster presented at the Ninety-second Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA

Savicki, V. (2012, April). Study abroad student mood impact on affect, behavior, and cognition. Poster presented at the Ninety-second Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA

Lawer, L. A., Smith ,T., Wilson, B., Foster, D. A. & Savicki, V. (2012, April). Language usage mediates the effects of competitiveness on group decision quality. Poster presented at the Ninety-second Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA

Savicki, V. & Cushner, K. (2012, October). Host student motivation for contact with international exchangees. Third Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange. Vienna, Austria.


Gray, K. & Savicki, V. (2013, March). Study Abroad Reentry and Affective Responses. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Salem, OR.


Savicki, V. (2013, April). Acculturation to foreign cultures. In K. Knutson-Miller, International Immersion Experiences in Higher Education: Research Results. Symposium conducted at the ninety-second annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.


Savicki, V. (2013, April). Study abroad: Far beyond the classroom. In L. Roscoe, Beyond the Classroom: Creating Career and Personal Growth Opportunities Through Activities and Community Involvement. Symposium conducted at the ninety-second annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.


Gray, K. & Savicki, V. (2013, April). Study abroad reentry and emotions. A poster presented at the ninety-second annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.


Miller, R., Smith, T., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2013, April), The effect of language style on group decision making performance. A poster presented at the ninety-second annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.


Meyer-Lee, E. Chambers, K., & Savicki, V. (2013, May). Making meaning of assessment: Recognizing the impact of student national identity. Symposium conducted at the NAFSA Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.



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Scope of Instructional Experience

Psychology Courses Taught:

Psy 217 Introduction to Research Methods
Psy 328 Mental Health (taught in London and Athens)
Psy 349 Introduction to Behavior Modification
Psy 398 Professional Issues in Psychology
Psy 407 Seminar in Family Systems
Psy 423 Interviewing and Appraisal
Psy 426 History of Psychology (taught in Athens)
Psy 435 Theories of Personality
Psy 443 Group Processes
Psy 445 Organizational Psychology
Psy 446 Strategic Human Resources Planning
Psy 448 Topics in Organizational Psychology
            - Quality of Work Life
            - Consulting
            - Cross-cultural Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Taught in Monmouth and Vienna)
Psy 450 Abnormal Psychology
Psy 471 Computers in Psychology
Psy 472 Psychological Assessment


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