Nathan Thompson, Chief Product Officer for Assessment Systems Corporation (ASC), defends computerized adaptive testing from a hostile cross-examination. You can read Dr. Thompson’s blog here, or connect with him on LinkedIn, Twitter, or email.
We love to talk about bridging the gap between research and practice, but Tiffany Poeppelman is doing it. Tiffany, a Senior Sales Performance Consultant and Speaker at LinkedIn, shares her experiences conducting an experiment in the workplace. Along the way, we get some advice on choosing research questions, dealing with ethical issues, and presenting findings to business leaders.
You can connect with TIffany on Twitter (@TRPoeppelman) and LinkedIn. You can also read her column, The Modern App, in The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, which she co-authors with Evan Sinar (@EvanSinar).
In this episode, Dr. Alok Sawhney (@alok_ilage) talks about his work as a consulting psychologist for Vantage Leadership Consulting. Alok combines his experience as a business leader and his training in clinical psychology to offer leadership assessment and coaching. In this episode, we talk about the challenges and opportunities faced by young leaders, speaking the language of business, and the virtues of mall-walking. You can connect with Alok on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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In this episode, William Gentry, Ph.D. talks about his book, Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders. Bill is the Director of Leadership Insights and Analytics and a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). You can find Bill him on Twitter (@) and LinkedIn. You can also find out more about Bill and his work on his website.
In this episode, Dr. Nikki Blacksmith discusses a meta-analysis she conducted along with Jon Willford and Tara Behrend on the use of technology in employment interviews.
You can contact Nikki on Twitter and LinkedIn. Nikki also recommends checking out The WAVE Lab at George Washington University, which focuses on research related to workplaces and virtual environments. Special thanks to Paul Thoresen for the questions.
Lotfi Kerzabi is a doctoral student at Wayne State. In this episode, he discusses some research he conducted on correlations between the Big 5 personality traits and organizational citizenship behaviors. If you’d like to contact Lotfi, you can connect with him on LinkedIn here, or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior, cognition, and emotion. In other words, psychologists study how we act, think, and feel.
Industrial-organizational psychology is a specialty that focuses on the workplace. So, I-O psychologists study how we act, think, and feel at work. We try to apply what we learn to improve the lives of employees and to make organizations more effective.