Category: Personality

Birds of a Feather: Studying Personality Similarity in Organizations and Occupations

Topic: Personality Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (2012) Article: Homogeneity of Personality in Occupations and Organizations: A Comparison of Alternative Statistical Tests Authors: Bradley-Geist, J. C., and Landis, R. S. Reviewer: Neil Morelli You’ve probably heard the expression, “It takes a certain type of person to be a (fill

Does Asking For Help Lead to High Performance? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Learning, Personality, Job Performance Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAR 2012) Article: The Impact of Help Seeking on Individual Task Performance: The Moderating Effect of Help Seekers’ Logics of Action Authors: D. Geller, P.A. Bamberger Reviewed By: Ben Sher Help, I need somebody! When employees get stuck trying to

What Does Your Credit Score Say About You? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Selection, Personality Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (2012) Article: An Empirical Investigation of Dispositional Antecedents and Performance- Related Outcomes of Credit Scores Authors: Bernerth, J.B., Taylor, S.G., Walker, H.J. and Whitman, D.S. Reviewer: Neil Morelli You’ve no doubt heard the catchy jingles asking you to check your credit score.

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,

Tips for Getting Tips (IO Psychology)

Topic: Job Performance, Personality, Training Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (NOV 2011) Article: Want a Tip? Service Performance as a Function of Emotion Regulation and Extraversion Authors: N. Chi, A.A. Grandey, J.A. Diamond, K.R. Krimmel Reviewed By: Ben Sher Your restaurant server is quite the professional!  He manages a genuine,

How Much Do Pronouns Matter Anyway? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Personality Publication: Harvard Business Review Article: Your use of pronouns reveals your personality Author: Pennebaker, J. Reviewed by: Liz Brashier Do function words – words like pronouns, conjunctions, and prepositions – matter? And if so, what do they tell us?  James Pennebaker, chair of the Psychology department at the

Predicting CWBs: Have We Been Measuring the Wrong Things?

Topic: Counter-Productive Work Behavior, Personality Publication: Personnel Psychology, 64, 2 (Summer 2011) Article: Reconsidering the Dispositional Basis of Counterproductive Work Behavior: The Role of Aberrant Personality Authors: Wu, J. & Lebreton, J. M. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rad Counterproductive work behavior (CWB) remains a heavily-researched area in I-O psychology. CWBs can

Waging WARS on Workplace Arrogance

Topic: Performance, Personality, Self Efficacy
Publication: Human Performance
Article: Acting superior but actually inferior?: Correlates and consequences of workplace arrogance
Authors: R.E. Johnson, S.B. Silverman, A. Shyamsunder, H-Y Swee, O.B. Rodopman, E. Cho, and J. Bauer
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Maximizing the Predictive Power of Personality Measures

Topic: Assessment, Personality
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (JUN)
Article: Improving prediction of work performance through frame-of-reference consistency: Empirical evidence using openness to experience
Authors: V.L. Pace and M.T. Brannick
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger