Category: Selection

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

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

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

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,

You have an IQ of 120. Think that makes you smart? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Selection Publication: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2011) Article: Role of test motivation in intelligence testing Authors: Angela L. Duckworth, Patrick D. Quinn, Donald R. Lynam, Rolf Loeber, and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin Will a person’s IQ vary with his or her level of

How do you spell success? G.R.I.T. (IO Psychology)

Topic: Selection, IO Psychology Publication: Social Psychological and Personality Science (2011) Article: Deliberate Practice Spells Success: Why Grittier Competitors Triumph at the National Spelling Bee. Authors: A.L. Duckworth, T.A. Kirby, E. Tsukayama, H. Berstein, & K. A. Anders Ericsson Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin In 2011, the winning word at

The Peril of Excess: Why Moderate Levels of Many Traits Might be Best (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Assessment, Performance, Selection, Human Resource Management Publication: Perspectives on Psychological Science (JAN 2011) Article: Too Much of a Good Thing: The Challenge and Opportunity of the Inverted U Authors: Grant, A. M., & Schwartz, B. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada A common assumption in personnel selection practice (and research) in

Everyone’s on the Same Page: The International Generalizability of Applicant Selection Attitudes (Selection)

Topic: Selection Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (MAR 2008) Article: Fairness Reactions to Personnel Selection Methods: An International Comparison Between the Netherlands, the United States, France, Spain, Portugal, and Singapore Authors: Anderson, N., & Witvliet, C. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Interest in applicant reactions to the selection process