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The Study of Psychological Commitment: International and Cross-Disciplinary Developments via the Periodic Ohio State University Conference on Commitment, 2005-2021

Presented by Professor Howard J. Klein, Ohio State University

Date: 12 February 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Venue: Springfield - B434, or via Zoom
Contact: For more information, please contact Erich Fein.
Booking: Please register via HR UConnect.
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Psychological commitment describes both constructs and processes that enhance human motivation in most areas of applied research. This presentation will cover the importance of studying psychological commitment, and will include a re-conceptualization of the commitment construct that applicable to any target, within or outside of work contexts. The speaker will provide an overview of the periodic Ohio State Commitment Conference including its format, evolution, and trends from 2005-present, and challenges and benefits associated with hosting an international, cross-disciplinary conference.

Professor Howard J. Klein of the Ohio State University is a world expert on psychological commitment.  He has over 30 years of experience in understanding and applying both commitment constructs and commitment processes to enhance human motivation in a variety of settings, including work, health, community, and aging research. Through development and leadership of the periodic Ohio State University Conference on Commitment he has lead the transformation of commitment studies into a multidisciplinary, international field. His research has been widely cited across disciplines with full details available at: