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Kraig L. Schell, Ph.D.

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Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work, Director, Consultation and Research Institute

Affiliate Clinical Professor at the University of Florida
  • Ph.D., (2000) University of Cincinnati
  • M.A., (1995) University of Central Oklahoma
  • B.S., (1992) Oklahoma Christian University
  • Undergraduate: Motivation
  • Graduate: Motivation, Occupational Health Psychology

I am interested in working with organizations of all types on issues of patient safety, patient engagement, employee well-being, and motivation, both to generate research and to improve organizational functioning. I specialize in health care settings but would enjoy all types of industry partnerships. I am available for customized projects, training sessions, and organizational analysis and feedback initiatives. Clients have included Shannon Hospital, West Texas Counseling, RxLaw, City of San Angelo, and ISMP/MED-Errs.

Selected references:

Flynn, E.A., Schell, K.L., & Rickles, J.O. (2015). A psychosocial approach to medication errors. In N.M. Rickles, A.I. Wertheimer, & M.C. Smith (Eds.), Social and behavioral aspects of pharmaceutical care (2nd Ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. 

Starne, J.R, Barilleaux, L.A., & Schell, K.L. (2014). The influence of descriptive analyses on ratings. Presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association annual conference, San Antonio, TX.

Schell, K.L., Olszewska, O., Barilleaux, L., Starne, J., & Tran, K. (2014). No harm, no foul? The Dark Triad and beliefs about the morality of intervening in an unethical situation. Presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association annual conference, San Antonio, TX.


Schell, K.L. (2013). Relationships among near-miss attitudes, error orientations and safety culture among nurses: A pilot study. Symposium presentation at the Academy of Management annual conference, Orlando, FL.

Schell, K.L. (2009). Using enhanced text to facilitate recognition of drug names: Evidence from two experimental studies. Applied Ergonomics, 40, 82-90.

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