Contact & About Us

The Employable Skills Self-Efficacy Survey (ESSES) received support through a 2016 Instructional Resource Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and a 2017 Summer Scholars Program Award from Monmouth University.

When referencing the ESSES, please use the following:

Ciarocco, N. J., & Strohmetz, D. B. (2018). The employable skills self-efficacy survey: An assessment of skill confidence for psychology undergraduates. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 4(1), 1-15. doi: 10.1037/stl0000102

Natalie J. Ciarocco -
Natalie J. Ciarocco is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Monmouth University and a scholar of teaching and learning in psychology. She is the co-author of a textbook, Discovering the Scientist Within: Research Methods in Psychology and published in journals such as, Teaching of Psychology and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology. She is also the recipient of grants from both the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology to develop teaching resources for methodology courses. Natalie is the co-creator and editor of an online collection of peer-reviewed resources for the teaching of research and statistics ( Her current work in this area involves undergraduate professional development.

David B. Strohmetz -
David B. Strohmetz is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of West Florida. He received his doctorate in Social/Organizational Psychology from Temple University. Seeking to promote quality teaching in the psychology major, Dave has authored instructor's manuals, test banks, PowerPoint slide decks and website companion material for various textbooks. His teaching-related publications and conference presentations focus on sharing innovative strategies he incorporates into his courses to promote student learning. Dave is a co-author of the textbook, Discovering the Scientist Within: Research Methods in Psychology, and a co-founder of, an Internet repository of class activities and other instructor resources to support research methods and statistics.