Month: March 2012

When Normal Performance Isn’t Normal Performance

Topic: Performance, Performance Appraisal Publication: Personnel Psychology Article: The best and the rest: Revisiting the norm of normality of individual performance Authors: O’Boyle Jr., E., & Aguinis, H. Reviewer: Neil Morelli The gloves are off because O’Boyle and Aguinis have just challenged a perennial assumption of the performance literature. What

The Punchline: A Meta-Analytic Review of Humor in the Workplace

Topic: Off the Wall Publication: Journal of Managerial Psychology (2012) Article: A Meta-Analysis of Positive Humor in the Workplace Authors: Mesmer-Magnus, J., Glew, D. J., & Viswesvaran, C. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada As a serious academic and applied discipline, IO psychology is not a field known for turning out humorists.

Goldilocks and the Three Levels of Adversity (IO Psychology)

Topic: Selection Publication: Current Directions in Psychological Science (2011) Article: Resilience: A Silver Lining to Experiencing Adverse Life Events? Authors: Mark Seery Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. What is the right amount of adversity? Is it best to have a carefree life that minimizes stress and allows the person

Possible intervention to reduce employee absenteeism (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Burnout Publication: Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research (2011) Article: EAP utilization patterns and employee absenteeism: Results of an empirical, 3-year longitudinal study in a National Canadian Retail Corporation Authors: Ashley Spetch, Alex Howland, and Rodney L. Lowman Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. If time is money, how

Using Facebook profiles to assess personality (IO Psychology)

Topic: Personality Assessment, Selection Publication: Journal of Applied Social Psychology (in press) Article: Social networking websites, personality ratings, and the organizational context: More than meets the eye? Authors: Kluemper, D. H., Rosen, P. A., & Mossholder, K. W. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin As Facebook becomes increasingly more popular, employers are

Do You IQ? The Impact of Individual Differences on Perceptions of Cognitive Ability Testing (IO Psychology)

Topic: Personality, Selection Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (MAR 2012) Article: The Role of Person Characteristics in Perceptions of the Validity of Cognitive Ability Testing Authors: Reeder, M. C., Powers, C. L., Ryan, A. M., & Gibby, R. E. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada It will come as no