Month: January 2013

Working too much? Spending lots of time with family? You’re probably not sleeping enough

Topic: Work-life Balance Publication: Personnel Psychology (WINTER 2012) Article: Borrowing from sleep to pay work and family: Expanding time-based conflict to the broader nonwork domain Authors: Barnes, C. M., Wagner, D. T., & Ghumman, S. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Pretend for a minute that you have a lot you want

Job Redesign: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff (IO Psychology)

Topic: Talent Management Publication: Harvard Business Review (JAN/FEB 2013) Article: Redesigning Knowledge Work Authors: Martin Dewhurst, Bryan Hancock and Diana Ellsworth Reviewed By: Susan Rosengarten More and more organizations are finding ways to outsource busy work, enabling employees to focus their time on tasks that require specialized knowledge and expertise.

Being Nice Matters: The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility for Employee Well-Being

Topic: Organizational Reputation, Off the Wall Publication: Research in Organizational Behavior (2012) Article: Corporate Social Responsibility as a Source of Employee Satisfaction Authors: Christopher W. Bauman & Linda J. Skitka Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada In light of the many corporate scandals that have rocked the U.S. over the past several

Hold on tight: How to prevent choking under pressure

Topic: Performance Publication: Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (2012) Article: Preventing motor skill failure through hemisphere-specific priming: Cases from choking under pressure Authors: Jürgen Beckmann, Peter Gröpel, and Felix Ehrlenspiel Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. In 2012, soccer players Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – two of the best in

Maximum vs. typical performance: Is there really a difference? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Performance Publication: Human Performance (NOV 2012) Article: The relationship between typical and maximum performance: A meta-analytic examination Authors: Beus, J.M., & Whitman, D. S. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Think about how hard you work when nobody is around. Now, think about how hard you work when your boss is

Could Your Facebook Persona Cost You a Job? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Selection, Personality, Recruiting Publication: Journal of Applied Social Psychology (MAY 2012) Article: Social Networking Websites:  Personality Ratings, and the Organizational Context: More Than Meets the Eye? Authors: D. H. Kluemper, P. A. Rosen, and K. W. Mossholder Reviewed By: Megan Leasher We are used to companies having candidates take