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.
Many people are unaware of the big business that is now Organisational Psychology. I have long argued when reporting the myths of psychology that one of the great myths is that it is a discipline driven by science. The reality however is that it is a discipline often under pinned by commercial interests. I have [...]
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".