Category: *Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

How Gender and Personality Contribute to the Wage Gap

Does it pay to be disagreeable? Well, if you are male, studies indicate that it does. A series of four studies show that both women and agreeable men suffer an income penalty unrelated to their job performance or other personality factors. In other words, the wage gap, so much discussed over the years, extends beyond women and affects men who don’t behave in stereotypically dominant and aggressive ways.

Personality characteristics that make the grade

Conscientiousness, which refers to being goal-oriented and self-disciplined, and openness, which refers to being creative and curious, predict academic performance, according to University of California at Davis psychologists Erik E. Noftle & Richard W. Robins.  Across four different samples that utilized four different measures of personality, openness was the strongest

Mental predictor of performance

Topic: Selection Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2004) Article: Academic performance, career potential, creativity, and job performance: Can one construct predict them all? Authors: Nathan R. Kuncel, Sarah A. Hezlett, & Deniz S. Ones Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. Cognitive ability – typically defined as a collection

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

Does Your Brain Get Tired? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Burnout Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (MAY 2008) Article: Making Choices Impairs Subsequent Self-Control: A Limited-Resource Account of Decision Making, Self-Regulation, and Active Initiative Authors: Kathleen D. Vohs, Roy F. Baumeister, Brandon J. Schmeichel, Jean M. Twenge, Noelle M. Nelson, and Dianne M. Tice Reviewed By: Scott

The Predictive Power of Grit: How to Select Successful People

Topic: Selection, Human Resources Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2007) Article: Grit: Perseverance and passion for long-term goals Authors: Angela L. Duckworth, Christopher Peterson, Michael D. Matthews, and Dennis R. Kelly Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin Imagine that you are the head of Human Resources, and are tasked

Are Whites’ Perceptions of Exclusion Driving Their Negative Reaction to Diversity Initiatives?

Topic: Diversity
Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (MAY 2011)
Article: “What About Me? Perceptions of Exclusion and Whites’ Reactions toMulticulturalism
Authors: Victoria C. Plaut, Flannery G. Garnett, Laura E. Buffardi, Jeffrey Sanchez-
Burks
Reviewed by: Mary Alice Crowe-Taylor

I’ll Have What She’s Having … An Explanation for Inaccurate Group Decisions

Topic: Decision Making
Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Article: Knowing others’ preferences degrades the quality of group decisions (MAY 2010)
Author: A. Mojzisch, S. Schulz-Hardt
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague