Articles by Ben Butina, Ph.D.

New Chair

Julia Fullick-Jagiela–who earned both her Master’s and her Ph.D. in IO Psych from the University of Central Florida–has just been named Chair of the Management Department…



Another Defense of the MBTI

One can find fault with the MBTI, and no doubt with many personality-assessment mechanisms. But there is no escaping types. We freely diagnose people all…


Step Right Up!

Can you guess which social science experiments replicated successfully and which did not – just from reading a brief description of their results? Depending on how…


Six Chefs Walk Into a Bar

Here at GQ, we love restaurants and desperately want them to be better to the people who make them such a joy to dine in….




Well Done!

“With the company for just three years, Lam, who has a doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology, “has moved the organization from a ‘pencil and paper,’ ‘command…


Head Games

Jimmy Johnson picked up two Super Bowl rings and a national championship in a three-decade long career, but in all reality fell into coaching by…


IO Psych Term: Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship, a dimension of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is “an employee’s willingness to tolerate less-than-ideal working conditions and circumstances without complaining.” Source: Nielsen, T. M., Bachrach,…