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Workplace Research Application Program

Who We Are

The Workplace Research Application Program (WRAP) is a center housed within Portland State University’s industrial-organizational psychology program that offers a variety of evidence-based professional services to public and private organizations. As scientists and practitioners, we apply psychological principles to the workplace to help organizations identify best practices and foster greater productivity and well-being for employees.

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Who We Serve

WRAP offers a broad range of professional services to organizations of all sizes. We partner with organizations to implement evidence-based solutions that produce results aligned with their goals. All recommendations are tailored to fit individual client needs.

Former and Current Clients Include:
LifeWorks Northwest ● Portland State University Campus Recreation ● Partners in Diversity ● U.S. Forest Service ● Oregon Department of Corrections ● Ruby Receptionists

Our Clients

What We Offer

WRAP leverages the scientific expertise of PSU faculty to offer organizations a wide range of solutions tailored to specific needs. Portland State University faculty lead research teams and are assisted by current doctoral students in the I-O psychology program. Typical services include meeting with organizational leaders and conducting needs assessments to establish goals, implementing customized action plans, and sharing results and feedback with leadership. Through WRAP, doctoral students gain valuable training experiences outside of the classroom through the direct application of diverse research skills and methodologies. In line with PSU’s mission to “let knowledge serve the city,” we strive to offer affordable services to the surrounding Portland community.

Specialty Areas

Occupational Safety

Employee Engagement & Satisfaction

Equal Opportunity, Sexual Harassment, and Diversity Management

Employee Recruitment, Selection, Compensation, Onboarding, & Retention

Employee Training, including Needs Assessment, Training Design, and Training Evaluation

Leader Selection, Assessment, and Development, including 360-Degree Feedback Systems and Coaching

Performance Management, including Design of Performance Management Systems, and Rater Trainings

Work Design: Well-Being, Stress Reduction, Flexible Work Practices, Work-Life Balance

Faculty Involved

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Leslie Hammer, PhD
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Leslie Hammer Profile

Charlotte Fritz, PhD
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Larry Martinez, PhD
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Jennifer Dimoff, PhD
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Leslie Hammer Profile

Liu-Qin Yang, PhD
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Contact Us

If your organization is interested in the services offered by WRAP, please reach out to Drs. Larry Martinez and Charlotte Fritz. Please include the following information in your email: name, name of organization, area(s) you would like assistance with, and any additional information about the project(s) in which you are interested in working with WRAP.

Charlotte Fritz, PhD
Email: fritzc@pdx.edu

Larry Martinez, PhD
Email: larry.martinez@pdx.edu



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