The new kid on our “alphabet block” (see: title of this article) is Behavioral Economics (“BE”). Unlike classical economics, which focuses on how people ought to behave (when driven by rational self-interest), BE focuses on how people actually behave, especially when that behavior doesn’t make sense. As a result, BE is often […]
I just had a discussion with the great Rob Briner about student evaluations and teacher effectiveness, sparked by this tweet: [su_note]By the way, if you don’t already follow Rob on Twitter and LinkedIn, you really should![/su_note] Smile sheets, or affective/reaction measures of training and teaching effectiveness, are a staple of […]
James Beck, Ph.D., an associate professor of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada is writing a new blog for Psychology Today called A Scientific Approach to Work.
New to the market: Kick Some Glass: The Rule Smashing Guide for Motivated Women Who Want to Stop Following Someone Else’s Rules and Take Charge of Their Own Success. The book, which can be pre-ordered on Amazon, was co-authored by IO psychologist Jennifer W. Martineau. Read the press release here.
In short, if you want to incentivize corporate social responsibility through executive compensation, set hard, quantifiable targets. As with almost any other goal, if it’s not specific and measurable, it’s probably not going to happen. Read the entire article in the Journal of Business Ethics: http://bit.ly/2E8eBqo
Showing up late to a meeting damages your interpersonal relationships. The later you are, the more damage you’ve caused. The more “controllable” your excuse, the more damage you’ve caused. (In other words, people are less upset if your car broke down than if you just “lost track of time.”) Abstract […]
“I’ll just do it myself.” ✦ “No thanks, I better handle this one.” ✦ “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” ✦ “I can’t trust anyone else with this.” The belief that we should be able to do it all without help is sometimes called “Superman Syndrome” or […]
Editors are helpful. The article I published on this blog yesterday, A Few Suggestions for SIOP, sure could’ve used one. It was poorly researched and poorly written. The Curse of Ignorance In yesterday’s article, I asked SIOP to provide practitioner-members with access to academic databases. Pretty good idea, right? Well, guess […]
I haven’t published jacksquat since graduation. I admit, I sometimes feel a little silly sharing my opinions about research on this blog and the podcast given my lack of productivity. So, what’s my excuse? It’s not a lack of ideas. I have a notebook full of topics which, if I […]
I won’t try to rehash the sad tale of Brian Wansink here. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read all about it in The Washington Post. Or Time. Or Vox. Or CNN. Or Fox News. So yeah, it’s a big story today. But it probably won’t […]