Month: April 2010

Should Organizations Implement LGBT-Supportive Policies?

Topic: Diversity
Publication: Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice (MAR 2010)
Article: The Social and Economic Imperative of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered
Supportive Organizational Policies
Authors: M.B. King & J.M. Cortina
Selected commentary authors: Zickar, M.J. and Locke, E.
Reviewed By: Samantha Paustian-Underdahl

Hands-on practice increases creativity in teams

Topic: Creativity, Teams
Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (MAR 2010)
Article: First, get your feet wet: The effects of learning from direct and indirect experience on team creativity
Authors: F. Gino, L. Argote, E. Miron-Spektor, G. Todorova
Reviewed By: Jared Ferrell

Culture Matters When it comes to Stressors and Strains

Topic: Culture, Self Efficacy, Work Environment
Publication: Applied Psychology: An International Review (JAN 2010)
Article: A cross-national examination of self-efficacy as a moderator of autonomy/job strain relationships
Authors: M.M. Nauta, C. Liu, and C. Li
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

It’s Easier to Deceive via e-Mail

Topic: Workplace Deviance, Ethics Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAR 2010) Article: The finer points of lying online: E-mail versus pen and paper Authors: C.E. Naquin, T.R. Kurtzberg, and L.Y. Belkin Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger While lying and deception may come easily to some (certain politicians come to mind…), research suggests that generally, people find

Alcohol and Absenteeism: it’s the binge drinkers that cost you

Topic: Absenteeism
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAR 2010)
Article: Alcohol consumption and workplace absenteeism: The moderating effect of social support
Authors: S.B. Bacharach, P. Bamberger, and M. Biron
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Are Cultural Minorities Less (or More) Committed to their Organizations?

Topic: Culture, Job Attitudes Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (MAR 2010) Article: Commitment of cultural minorities in organizations: Effects of leadership and pressure to conform Authors: J. Rupert, K.A. Jehn, M.L. van Engen, and R.S.M. de Reuver Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Several organizational theories suggest that cultural minorities (employees born in a country different

Why Work Group Satisfaction Matters

Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Job Performance, Teams Publication: Personnel Psychology (SPRING 2010) Article: Satisfaction, citizenship behaviors, and performance in work units: A meta-analysis of collective construct relations Authors: D.S. Whitman, D.L. van Rooy, and C. Viswesvaran Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger The happy worker is the productive worker, right?  Not necessarily.  Indeed,

Predicting Job Performance with Implicit Words Games?

Topic: Personality, Measurement, Job Performance
Publication: Personnel Psychology (SPRING 2010)
Article: We (sometimes) know not how we feel: Predicting job performance with an implicit measure of trait affectivity
Authors: R.E. Johnson, A.L. Tolentino, O.B., Rodopman, and E. Cho
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger