A recent study published in PLoS ONE conducted a reanalysis of a meta-analysis on Positive Psychology Interventions (PPI’s). A meta-analysis is, in simple terms, a statistical means of combining data from a lot of studies, and is an analysis of analysis. The results of a meta-analysis are often more robust than single studies as they combine data from multiple sources.
I don’t the claims to measurement in our discipline are on shaky ground to put in politely. As such, I often think that we should be focussed more on the evaluation of usefulness rather than infinitesimally small gains in measurement accuracy.
While the failure to replicate findings from the psychological literature has been a common critique of psychology in the recent press, one area of psychology which does appear to replicate is that of trait-based prediction, a finding that is especially relevant for I/O Psychology.
A new book has recently hit the market that I believe should be mandatory reading for most scientists in the field. The book is called - 'The Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience That Shatters The Myth Of The Female Brain' - and the key premise of the book is that men and women’s brains are simply not that different.
I believe that executive coaches, with the pre-requisites in business and a background and affiliation to psychology, make excellent coaches. Here are my top four reasons for the benefits of the executive psychologist as a coach.
Today, guidelines defined by the established professional bodies such as the Australian Psychological Society (APS), British Psychological Society (BPS), and the American Psychological Association (APA) are referred to as the benchmark for ethical practice in psychology.
Data Is An Ingredient Not the Meal: 5 Key Things to Think About to Begin Turning Data Into Information
While data has value to solving organisational problems, it is not a solution in and of itself. This point is lost on clients who think that just by having data that the solution to problems such as retention, selection success and training evaluation will somehow reveal itself.
Very few in the industry can lay claims to being completely impartial, yours truly included. The industry at all levels has inherent biases that any critical psychologist must be mindful of.
This blog introduces “miracle question” and “exception question” techniques that can help people further identify, understand, and build on their goals to identify concrete indications of success and progress.
The failure of I/O psychologists to recognise that its basis is a quantifiable science has resulted in the blind acceptance that psychometric assessments can ultimately lead to predictions that can be quantified to a large extent.