i/o psychology

A Big Theory

For my last blog on the psychological articles in the Economist, I would like to draw people’s attention away from I/O psychology and into more fundamental science. For those that don’t know, Stephen Hawkins is attempting to find a unifying theory of the universe that connects both theories of the very large (such as gravity) [...]

By | 2018-06-20T08:57:35+00:00 April 4th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

How Much Has Really Changed In Two Years?

The article makes a very valid point that the industry is moving towards a test factory, which involves moving away from Psychometric testing as an art or craft and into a technology that de-skills the practitioner in terms of ‘magically reading reports’.

By | 2018-07-30T01:58:16+00:00 December 20th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Divide 2: The UK/US Divide

It is often surprising to find out that the US and UK have very different histories and philosophies. These differences were discussed in a couple of articles in the June 2006 edition of the "Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology".

By | 2018-07-30T01:25:11+00:00 November 5th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

The Great Divides in I/O Psychology: Divide 1 Practitioner vs. Scientist

I have often discussed the role of science in our discipline and have argued that it has consistently played a back role to commercialisation and marketing. This is perhaps the greatest divide in the discipline.

By | 2017-09-26T01:21:47+00:00 August 20th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments