Month: February 2012

Are cognitive ability tests insulting your applicants? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Organizational Justice, Fairness, Interviewing, Assessment, Selection Publication: Personnel Psychology (WINTER 2011) Article: Status and organizational entry: How organizational and individual status affect justice perceptions of hiring systems Authors: Sumanth, J. J., & Cable, D. M. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin It is well known in the field of IO psychology

The Power of Hope: Relevant to IO Psychology?

Topic: Selection Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (MAR 2012) Article: Hope in Personnel Selection Authors: Zysberg, L. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Although practitioners in IO psychology commonly measure and examine a wide range of constructs in their work, “hope” has not typically been among them. However, a new

Creating Happiness at Work! (IO Psychology)

Topic: Culture, Employee Satisfaction Title: The Science Behind the Smile Publication: Harvard Business Review (FEB 2012) Author: Gardiner Morse Reviewed by: Liz Brashier In a recent interview with psychologist Daniel Gilbert, Morse (2012) examines new research into an investigation of happiness from a scientific perspective.  Happiness, long considered to be

To Praise or Not to Praise (IO Psychology)

Topic: Development Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (1998) Article: Praise for Intelligence Can Undermine Children’s Motivation and Performance Authors: C. M. Mueller & C. S. Dweck Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. Imagine that you are the head of a department and have nine employees that report to

How leaders may affect followers’ resistance to change (IO Psychology)

Topic: Leadership, Change Management Publication: Personnel Psychology (AUTUMN 2011) Article: Leadership and employees’ reactions to change: The role of leaders’ personal attributes and transformational leadership style Authors: Oreg, S., & Berson, Y. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Does your organization go through change? I’d be willing to bet that it does,

Jobs: What Makes the Difference for Moms After Childbirth? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Work-Life Balance, Turnover Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP 2011) Article: Health and Turnover of Working Mothers After Childbirth Via the Work-Family Interface: An Analysis Across Time Authors: Dawn S. Carlson, Joseph G. Grzywacz, Merideth Ferguson and Emily M. Hunter, C. Randall Clinch and Thomas A. Arcury Reviewed By:

How Guilt Leads to Organizational Commitment (IO Psychology)

Topic: Personality, Organizational Commitment Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (JAN 2012) Article: When Feeling Bad Leads to Feeling Good: Guilt-Proneness and Affective Organizational Commitment Authors: F.J. Flynn, R.L. Schaumberg Reviewed By: Ben Sher Is it good to be guilty? If you have just been accused of being a lousy tipper,

Can You Hear Me Now? The Impact of Power on Advice-Taking (IO Psychology)

Topic: Evidence Based Management Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (JAN 2012) Article: Power, Competitiveness, and Advice Taking: Why the Powerful Don’t Listen Authors: Tost, L. P., Gino, F., & Larrick, R. P. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada It will come as no surprise to individuals working in IO psychology

Can Selection in the National Hockey League Have Implications for HR? (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Selection Publication: International Journal of Coaching Science (2010) Article:  Should coaches use personality assessments in the talent identification process?  A 15-year predictive study on professional hockey players. Authors: C.J. Gee, J. C. Marshall, & J. F. King Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin How do you predict athletic performance?  Gee,