Matthew McLarnon

Matthew McLarnon

Associate Professor

General Management and Human Resources

Office: EB2012

Phone: 403.440.6991




Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology (2016), University of Western Ontario
M.Sc., Industrial/Organizational Psychology (2011), University of Western Ontario
B.Sc., Psychology (2007), University of Victoria

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Matthew McLarnon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Management and Human Resources at the Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University. He teaches courses on Human Resource Management and Recruitment and Selection. Matt's program of research focuses on team dynamics and processes, employee resiliency, assessment of individual differences, and general latent variable modeling. His research appears in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Organizational Research Methods. His research is currently funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).



McLarnon, M.J.W., Rothstein, M.G., King, G.A., Medianu, S., Suter, A., & Kisinger, K.L. (in press). The effect of resiliency and self-regulation on immigrants’ job search behavior. Journal of Employment Counseling

Baird, N., Robertson, J., & McLarnon, M.J.W. (in press). Looking in the mirror: Including the Reflected Best Self Exercise in management curricula to increase students’ interview self-efficacy. Academy of Management Learning & Education

Knight, C., McLarnon, M.J.W., Parker, S.K., & Wenzel, R. (2022). The importance of relational work design characteristics: A person-centred approach. Australian Journal of Management47, 705-728.

McLarnon, M.J.W. (2022). Into the heart of darkness: A person-centered exploration of the Dark Triad. Personality and Individual Differences186, 111354.

Lefsrud, L.M., McLarnon, M.J.W., & Gellatly, I.R. (2021). A pattern-oriented approach to safety climate: An empirical example. Safety Science142, 105385.

McLarnon, M.J.W., & Woodley, H.J. (2021). Collective efficacy in virtual teams: Emergence, trajectory, and effectiveness implications. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science / Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement53, 187-199.

McLarnon, M.J.W., Rothstein, M.G., & King, G.A. (2020). Resiliency, self-regulation, and reemployment after job loss. Journal of Employment Counseling57, 115-129.

O’Neill, T.A., Boyce, M., & McLarnon, M.J.W. (2020). Team health is improved when peer evaluation scores affect grades on team projects. Frontiers in Education5, 49.

Larson, N.L., McLarnon, M.J.W., & O’Neill, T.A. (2020). Challenging the “static” quo: Trajectories of engagement in team processes toward a deadline. Journal of Applied Psychology105, 1145-1163.

McLarnon, M. J. W., O’Neill, T. A., Taras, V., Law, D., Donia, M. B. L., & Steel, P. (2019). Global virtual team communication, coordination, and performance across three peer feedback interventions. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science / Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement51, 207-218.

Woodley, H. J., McLarnon, M. J. W., & O’Neill, T. A. (2019). The emergence of group potency and its implications for team effectiveness. Frontiers in Psychology10, 992.

McLarnon, M. J. W., DeLongchamp, A. C., & Schneider, T. J. (2019). Faking it! Individual differences in types and degrees of faking behavior. Personality and Individual Differences138, 88-95.​1016/​j.​paid.​2018.​09.​024

Tarraf, R. C., McLarnon, M. J. W., & Finegan, J. E. (2019). Dispositional mindfulness buffers against incivility outcomes: A moderated mediation model. Personality and Individual Differences138, 140-146.

McLarnon, M. J. W., & O’Neill, T. A. (2018). Extensions of auxiliary variable approaches for the investigation of mediation, moderation, and conditional effects in mixture models. Organizational Research Methods21, 955-982.

O’Neill, T. A., & McLarnon, M. J. W. (2018). Optimizing team conflict dynamics for high performance teamwork. Human Resource Management Review28, 378-394.

O’Neill, T. A., McLarnon, M. J. W., Hoffart, G. C., Woodley, H. J., & Allen, N. J. (2018). The structure and function of team conflict state profiles. Journal of Management44, 811-836.