Matthew Prewett, Ph.D.

  • Position: I/O Faculty
  • Department: Psychology
  • Campus Address: Sloan Hall, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
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  • Phone: (989) 774-3001​
  • Vitae: Curric​ulum Vitae


Dr. Prewett received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida in 2009. Prior to coming to CMU in 2010, he was an adjunct professor at Wayne State University and worked on contracted research for the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). He has taught classes in team performance management, personnel psychology, technology in I/O psychology, group dynamics, hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), psychological statistics, psychometrics, and a leadership section of introduction to psychology.  

Research Interest:
My research is broadly focused on team performance and group dynamics. My published research papers have examined the effect of personality composition on team performance, the utility of training to improve teamwo​rk in medical trauma teams, and the differences in teamwork processes between different team types. Some of my current research projects further explore these topics, but other projects are investigating team virtuality (or the extent that teams interact virtually), emergent team emotional and motivational states, and the interplay of leadership and followership roles in producing group-level phenomena.

Recent Research:

Prewett, M. S. (May, 2014) (chair). Strategies for Improving Virtual Team Processes and Emergent States. Symposium conducted at the 29th Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

 Prewett, M. S., Brannick, M. T., & Peckler, B. (2013).  Training teamwork in medicine: An active approach with role play and feedback. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(2), 316-328.

 Prewett, M. S., Tett, R, & Christiansen, N. (2013).  A Review and Comparison of 12 Personality Inventories on Key Psychometric Characteristics. In N. Christiansen & Rob Tett (Eds.), The Handbook of Personality at Work. Danvers, MA: Routledge.

 Honts, C., Prewett, M. S., Rahael, J., & Grossenbacher, M. (2012). The importance of team processes for different team types. Team Performance Management, 18, 312 – 327.

 Brannick, M. T., Erol-Korkmaz, H. T., & Prewett, M. (2011). A systematic review of the reliability of objective structured clinical examination scores. Medical Education, 45, 1181-1189.

 Prewett, M. S., Johnson, R. J., Saboe, K. N., & Coovert, M. D. (2010). Managing workload in Human-Robot Interaction: A review of empirical research. Computers in Human Behavior, 26(5), 840-856.

 Prewett, M. S., Walvoord, A. G., Stilson, F. R. B., Rossi, M. E., & Brannick, M. D. (2009). The team personality-team performance relationship revisited: The impact of criterion choice, pattern of workflow, and method of aggregation. Human Performance, 22, 273-296.

Coovert, M. D., Gray, A. A., Stilson, F. R. B., & Prewett, M. S. (2009). Technology and health.  In S. Cartwright & C. L. Cooper (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well Being. Oxford: Oxford University Press.