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Patrick Ian Armstrong, Ph.D.

 

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Patrick Ian Armstrong, Ph.D.

 
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Iowa State University
W237 Lagomarcino Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011
 
 
office phone: (515) 294-8788
e-mail: pia@iastate.edu

 

 

Education

 

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
Dissertation:
The Structure of Basic Interests

M.A. in Counseling Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
Thesis: Circular Unidimensional Scaling: A New Look at Group Differences in Interest Structure

B.A. in Psychology
University of Ottawa, 1998

B.A.A. in Photographic Arts
Ryerson Polytechnic University, 1994
 

Research Interests

 

My primary area of research is identity development with an emphasis on factors that influence educational experiences and future aspirations and career choices.  I also conduct research on the assessment and measurement of individual differences in interests, values, personality, and ability perceptions; multicultural issues in career counseling and the perceived costs of racism; and methods of structural data analysis.

Courses Taught

 

PSYCH 440 - Psychological Measurement I

PSYCH 592A - Process and Outcome Research in Counseling Psychology

PSYCH 594D - Multidimensional Scaling

PSYCH 594E - Cluster Analysis

PSYCH 621B - Counseling Practicum

Publications

 

  1. Rounds, J., & Armstrong, P. I. (in press). Vocational Interests. Chapter to appear in T. Chamorro-Premuzic, A. Furnham, & S. von Stumm (eds.) Handbook of Individual Differences.

  2. Anthoney, S. F. & Armstrong, P. I. (2010). Individuals and Environments: Linking Ability and Skill Ratings with Interests. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57, 36-51.

  3. Armstrong, P. I., & Vogel, D. L. (2010). Theoretical and methodological issues with testing the SCCT and RIASEC models: Comment on Lent, Sheu, and Brown (2010) and Lubinski (2010). Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57, 239-247.

  4. Armstrong, P. I., Fouad, N. A., Hubert, L., & Rounds, J. (2010). Quantifying and interpreting group differences in interest profiles. Journal of Career Assessment, 18, 115-132.

  5. Armstrong, P. I., & Rounds, J. (2010).  Integrating individual differences in career assessment: The Atlas model and Strong Ring.  Career Development Quarterly, 59, 143-153.

  6. Bonitz, V. S., Armstrong, P. I., & Larson, L. M. (2010). RIASEC interest and confidence cutoff scores: Implications for career counseling. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 76, 265-276.

  7. Bonitz, V.S., Armstrong, P.I., & Larson, L.M. (2010). Geschlechterunterschiede im Abschneiden – die Folge geschlechterspezifischer Berufsinteressen? [Gender differences in performance – the result of gender-specific vocational interests?]. In M. Verbeet, & S. Trepte (Eds.), Allgemeinbildung in Deutschland: Erkenntnisse aus dem SPIEGEL-Studentenpisa-Test [Education in Germany: Evidence from the SPIEGEL Studentenpisa Test] (pp. 273-287). Wiesbaden, DE: VS Verlag.

  8. Bonitz, V. S., Larson, L. M., & Armstrong, P. I. (2010). Interests, Self Efficacy, and Choice Goals: An Experimental Manipulation. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 76, 223-233.

  9. Junk, K. E., & Armstrong, P. I. (2010). Stability of Career Aspirations: A Longitudinal Test of Gottfredson’s Theory. Journal of Career Development, 37, 579-598.

  10. Vogel, D. L., & Armstrong, P. I. (2010). Self-Concealment and Willingness to Seek Counseling for Psychological, Academic and Career-Related Distress. Journal of Counseling and Development, 88,  387-396.

  11. Armstrong, P. I., & *Anthoney, S. F., (2009). Personality facets and RIASEC interests: An integrated model. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 75, 346-359.

  12. Armstrong, P. I., & Vogel, D. L. (2009). Interpreting the interest-efficacy association from a RIASEC perspective. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56, 392-407.

  13. Ludwikowski, W., Vogel, D. L., & Armstrong, P. I. (2009). Attitudes towards career counseling: The role of self-stigma. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56, 408-416.

  14. Su, R., Rounds, J., & Armstrong, P. I. (2009). Men and Things, Women and People: A Meta-analysis of Sex Differences in Interests. Psychological Bulletin, 135, 859-894.

  15. Armstrong, P. I., Allison, W., & Rounds, J. (2008).  Development and initial validation of brief public domain RIASEC marker scales.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73, 287-299. 

  16. Armstrong, P. I., Day, S. X, McVay, J. P., & Rounds, J. (2008). Holland’s RIASEC model as an integrative framework for individual differences. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55, 1-18. [pdf]

  17. Armstrong, P. I., & Rounds, J. (2008). Linking leisure interests to the RIASEC world of work map. Journal of Career Development, 35, 5-22.

  18. Armstrong, P. I., & Rounds, J. (2008). Vocational Psychology and Individual Differences. In S. D. Brown & R.W. Lent (Eds.), Handbook of Counseling Psychology (4th ed., pp. 375-391). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

  19. Armstrong, P. I., Rounds, J., & Hubert, L. (2008). Re-conceptualizing the past: Historical data in vocational interest research. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 72, 284-297. [pdf]

  20. Liao, H.-Y., Armstrong, P. I., & Rounds, J. (2008). Development and initial validation of public domain basic interest markers [Monograph]. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73, 159-183 [pdf]

  21. Deng, C.-P., Armstrong, P. I., & Rounds, J. (2007). The fit of Holland’s RIASEC model to US occupations. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 71, 1-22. [pdf]

  22. Spanierman, L. B., Poteat, V. P., Beer, A. M., & Armstrong, P. I. (2006). Psychosocial Costs of Racism to Whites: Exploring Patterns through Cluster Analysis. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 434-441. [pdf]

  23. Flores, L. Y., Spanierman, L. S., Armstrong, P. I., & Velez, A. D. (2006). Validity of the Strong Interest Inventory and Skills Confidence Inventory with Mexican American high school students. Journal of Career Assessment, 14, 183-202. [pdf]

  24. Rounds, J., & Armstrong, P. I. (2005). Assessment of needs and values. In S. D. Brown & R. W. Lent (Eds.), Career development and counseling: Putting theory and research to work (pp. 305-329). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 

  25. Armstrong, P. I., Smith, T. J., Donnay, D. A. C., & Rounds, J. (2004). The Strong ring: A basic interest model of occupational structure. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51, 299-313. [pdf]

  26. Armstrong, P. I., Hubert, L., & Rounds, J. (2003). Circular unidimensional scaling: A new look at group differences in interest structure. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 50, 297-308. [pdf]

  27. Armstrong, P. I., & Crombie, G. (2000). Compromises in adolescents’ occupational aspirations and expectations from grades 8 to 10. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 56, 82-98. [pdf]

  28. Crombie, G., & Armstrong, P. I. (1999). Effects of classroom gender composition on adolescents’ computer-related attitudes and future intentions. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 20, 317-327. 

Conference Presentations

 

  1. Bonitz, V. S., Armstrong, P. I., & Larson, L. M. (2009, August). RIASEC Interest and Confidence Cutoff Scores: Implications for Career Counseling. Poster presented at the 2009 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

  2. Armstrong, P. I., & Rounds, J. (2009, June). Integrating Interests and Values for Career Assessment. Invited presentation at the 2009 convention of the Society for Vocational Psychology, St. Louis, MO.

  3. Su, R., Liao, H. Y., Armstrong, P. I., Lewis, P., Rivkin, D., & Rounds, J. (2009, June). Development of Second Generation Occupational Values Profiles for O*NET. Poster presented at the 2009 convention of the Society for Vocational Behavior.

  4. Armstrong, P. I., & Rounds, J. (2009, March). Profile Similarity Measures in Career Counseling. In S. E. Kim (chair) Application of Multivariate Statistics to Identifying Within Person Patterns on a Test Battery. Symposium presented at the 2009 Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

  5. Su, R., Rounds, J., & Armstrong, P. I. (2009, March). Men Prefer Things and Women Prefer People: A Meta-Analysis. Poster presented at the 2009 Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

  6. Allison, W., Armstrong, P. I., & Rounds, J. (2008, August). Development of Brief Alternate Forms RIASEC Scales. Poster to be presented at the 2008 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

  7. Anthoney, S. F., & Armstrong, P. I. (2008, August). Integrating Values into the RIASEC World of Work Map. Poster to be presented 2008 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

  8. Su, R., Rounds, J., & Armstrong, P. I. (2008, August). Sex differences in vocational interests: A meta-analysis. Poster to be presented 2008 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

  9. Allison, W., Schechinger, H., & Armstrong, P. I. (2008, March). Gender Differences and Methodological Effects in Interest Measures. Poster presented at the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL. 

  10. Anthoney, S. F., & Armstrong, P. I. (2008, March). Integrating Interests and Abilities: Differences in Standardized Tests and Self-Estimates. Poster presented at the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

  11. Rounds, J., & Armstrong, P. I. (2007, September). Importing US vocational interest models and measures: Does it work? Invited paper at the IAEVG-SVP-NCDA Symposium, University of Padova, Italy.

  12. Anthoney, S. F., & Armstrong, P. I. (2007, August). Person-environment equivalence in the integration of interests, abilities, and skills. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

  13. Deng, C-P, Armstrong, P. I., & Rounds, J. (2005, June). How well does Holland’s RIASEC model represent U. S. occupations? Poster presented at the 2005 Convention of the Society for Vocational Psychology, Vancouver, Canada.

  14. Armstrong, P. I., Day, S. X, & Rounds, J. (2003, August). A circumplex framework for integrating personality, interests and abilities. Poster presented at the 2003 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

  15. Armstrong, P. I., Hubert, L., & Rounds, J. (2002, April). A circumplex model of work-relevant abilities. Poster presented at the 2002 Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

  16. Armstrong, P. I., Smith, T. J., & Rounds, J. (2001, August). New structures: Strong occupational classification and Strong ring. In D. Donnay (Chair), Revising the Strong Interest Inventory: Implications for interest measurement. Symposium conducted at the 2001 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

  17. Smith, T. J., Armstrong, P. I., & Rounds, J. (2001, April). A cluster-based classification of Strong Interest Inventory Occupations. In R. G. Cinamon (Chair), Career development: Assessment and diverse populations. Symposium conducted at the 2001 Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.

  18. Armstrong, P. I., Rounds, J., & Smith, T. J. (2001, April). The Strong ring: A spatial model of Strong Interest Inventory occupations. In R. G. Cinamon (Chair), Career development: Assessment and diverse populations. Symposium conducted at the 2001 Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.

  19. Armstrong, P. I., Trinneer, A., & Crombie, G. (1999, May). Predictors of occupational aspiration and expectation changes from Grades 8 to 10. Poster presentation at the 1999 Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Canada.

  20. Crombie, G., & Armstrong, P. I. (1999, April). Gender traditionality and socioeconomic status compromises in adolescents’ occupational aspirations from Grades 8-10. Poster presented at the 1999 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

  21. Crombie, G., & Armstsrong, P. I. (1998, May). Attitudes and future academic and career intentions in computer science: The effects of gender and class type. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, University of Ottawa, Canada.

  22. Armstrong, P. I. (1998, May). Adolescent occupational interests and academic attitudes: Gender differences and developmental changes across Grades 8 to 10. Oral presentation at the 28th Annual Ontario Undergraduate Psychology Thesis conference, University of Windsor, Canada.

  23. Armstrong, P. I. (1998, March). Adolescent occupational interests and academic attitudes: Gender differences and developmental changes across Grades 8 to 10. Oral presentation at the XXIV Annual School of Psychology Honors Thesis Conference, University of Ottawa, Canada.

  24. Crombie, G., Silverthorn, N., Curran, D., Armstrong, P. I., & Croft-Kelso, E. (1997, June). Gender differences in stress and coping across the transition to high school. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Technical Reports

 

  1. Rounds, J., Armstrong, P. I., Liao, H., Lewis, P., & Rivkin, D. (2008a).  Second Generation Occupational Interest Profiles for the O*NET System.  Technical Report for the U.S. Department of Labor. [pdf]

  2. Rounds, J., Armstrong, P. I., Liao, H., Lewis, P., & Rivkin, D. (2008b).  Second Generation Occupational Value Profiles for the O*NET System.  Technical Report for the U.S. Department of Labor. [pdf]

  3. Rounds, J., Armstrong, P. I., Ho, R. M., & Lewis, P. (2000). Survey response rate estimation for the O*NET data collection. Technical report for the U.S. Department of Labor.

  4. Rounds, J., Armstrong, P. I., & Smith, T. J. (2000). Comparison of current SII occupation scales to ACT and SOC classification systems: Recommendations for occupational sampling. Technical report for Consulting Psychologists Press Inc.

  5. Rounds, J., Armstrong, P. I., Smith, T. J., & Donnay, D. A. C. (2000). The Strong Ring: A spatial model of the Strong Interest Inventory occupations. Technical report for Consulting Psychologists Press Inc.

  6. Rounds, J., Smith, T. J., Armstrong, P. I., & Donnay, D. A. C. (2000). Strong occupational classification system. Technical report for Consulting Psychologists Press Inc.

Awards and Distinctions

 

Kentner Fritz Award for Junior Faculty Exceptional Productivity, Iowa State University (2010)

Barbara A. Kirk Award, American Psychological Association, Division 17 (2005)

Nominated for the Outstanding Student Medal, University of Illinois (2005)

Nominated for the CCPTP Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2003, 2004)

Robert P. Larson Grant, University of Illinois (2003)

 William C. Bagley Fellowship, University of Illinois (2002)

Distinguished Fellowship, University of Illinois (1999-2002)

Merit Scholarship, University of Ottawa (1996, 1997)

Dean’s List, University of Ottawa (1996, 1997)

Dean’s List, Ryerson Polytechnic University (1992, 1993, 1994)

William A. Hause Award, Ryerson Polytechnic University (1991)