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Videos and News Articles Related to Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology


Staff Performance Appraisals from "The Office" (British Version)

How NOT to Interview (Interviewer Perspective - Monty Python)

10-Minute I-O - Test Validity

10-Minute I-O - Test Reliability

What is a Cognitive Ability Test?  Video from Wonderlic Inc.

Freedom Speech from "Braveheart" - Transformational Leadership

When Great Leaders Exit (Leader Member Exchange Theory)

Healthy Action Minute - How to Beat Stress on the Job

Workplace Health and Safety - Early History

The Science of Personality - 2014 Documentary

The Science of Diversity at Work - Dr. Eden King

Capuchin Monkeys Reject Unequal Pay - Links to "Distributive Justice"

Solving Problems Through Team Training - 2014 APA Video Featuring Dr. Ed Salas

Everything You Wanted to Know About Graduate School in I-O But Were Afraid to Ask! (2016 SIOP Webinar)

Science for a Smarter Workplace - 2016 Video published by Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

News Articles

Chapter 1 - What is Industrial and Organizational Psychology?

An Interesting Career in Psychological Science: I-O Researcher within Private Corporations (APA, 2010)

Pilot's I-O Training May Have Helped Lead to Safe Landing on Hudson River (SIOP Website)

What Do I-O Psychologists Really Do? (SIOP Website)

What is I-O Psychology and How Can It Help You Hire? (Blog Entry from Select International, 2015)

SIOP and SHRM: Promoting Evidence-Based HR (SIOP Website)

Chapter 2 - Methods and Statistics in I-O Psychology

Hot Jobs: Big Data Psychologists (APA, 2013)

Big Data in Human Resources: Talent Analytics Comes of Age (Forbes, 2013)

How To Use Psychometric Testing in Hiring (HBR, 2013)

Big Data: 20 Mind-Boggling Facts Everyone Must Read (Forbes, 2015)

How Google is Using People Analytics to Completely Reinvent HR (TLNT, 2013)

Chapter 3 - Individual Differences and Assessment

25 Weirdest Interview Questions (Business Insider, 2014)

Do New Job Tests Foster Bias? (WSJ, 2012)

Improving on the Wonderlic Test in the NFL (ESPN, 2013)

Alternative Assessments for Scouting the NFL Combine (APT Metrics, 2015)

Are Workplace Personality Tests Fair? (SIOP Website Article, 2014)

No Easy Answers: Job Tests Get Harder to Outsmart (WSJ, 2015)

On The California Shore: Sizing Up Female Marines' Combat Readiness (NPR, 2015)

How Would Santa Claus Perform on a Talent Management Test (On Assessment Blog, 2015)

Chapters 4 & 5 - Understanding Performance & Performance Measurement

How Would You Rate Performance Reviews? (, 2015)

Yay, It's Time for My Performance Review (Said No One Ever) - (NPR, 2016)

Employee Work Sins Revealed (CNN Career Builder, 2007)

What Santa Claus Can Learn From I-O Psychology: 8 Performance Management Recommendations (SIOP Website)

Male Nurses Becoming More Commonplace and Higher Paid (Yahoo Finance, 2013)

Why Failing Med Students Don't Get Failing Grades (NYTimes, 2013)

Chapter 6 - Staffing Decisions

Job Candidates Getting Tripped Up By Facebook (NBC News, 2007)

Young Job Seekers Hiding Their Facebook Pages (CNN, 2010)

Meet the New Boss: Big Data (Companies Trade In Hunch-Based Hiring for Computer Modeling) (WSJ, 2012)

Chapter 7 - Training & Development

Chalkboards? Try Using Chessboards for Training Purposes (NYT, 2005)

For the Best of the Best, Determination Outweighs Nature and Nurture (NYTimes, 2010)

Why Corporate Training Programs Often Fail (Interview with I-O Psychologist Ed Salas in WSJ 2012)

Chapter 8 - The Motivation to Work

Carlsberg Workers Strike Over Beer Drinking Limit at Work (USAToday, 2010)

Looking for a Lesson in Google's Perks (NYT, 2013)

It's a Myth That Baby Boomers Have a Stronger Work Ethic Than Later Generations (Science Daily, 2016)

Chapter 9 - Attitudes, Emotions, and Work

Who Goes To Work To Have Fun? (NYT, 2013)

More Than Job Satisfaction: Scientists Are Discovering What Makes Work Meaningful (APA Monitor, 2013)

The 25 Happiest Companies to Work For in 2015 (Forbes)

The Worst Jobs for 2015 (Forbes)

At I.B.M., A Vacation Anytime, or Maybe None (NYT, 2007)

How Layoffs Have Evolved: From "Office Space" to "Up In The Air" (Authentic Organization Blog, 2010)

Telecommuting Works Best in Moderation (Association for Psychological Science, Sept., 2015)

Chapter 10 - Stress and Worker Well-Being

Stress Management For Turbulent Times (Business Observer, 2011)

Burnout Up Among Employees (USA Today, 2012)

Burnout and the Brain (APS Observer Article, 2016)

Some Jobs Seem Riskier When It Comes to Heart Health (CBS News, 2016)

Wellness Programs Take Aim at Workplace Stress (NPR, 2016)

Chapter 11 - Fairness, Justice, & Diversity in the Workplace

Deadly Ludlow Strike Resonates 100 Years Later (Denver Post, 2013)

Novartis Unit Hit With $110 Million Dollar Gender Discrimination Suit (Reuters, 2015)

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Corporate Push Against Class Action Suits (Washington Post, 2016)

Chapter 12 - Leadership at Work

You Can't Be A Great Leader Without Trust: Here's How to Build It (Forbes, 2012)

No Time to Be Nice At Work (NYT, 2015)

"The Boss" is the Boss: Leadership Lessons from Bruce Springsteen (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Chapter 13 - Teams in Organizations

Diversity in the Fire Service: The Fear Factor (Fire Rescue, 2011)

I-O Psychology Goes To Mars: Team Cohesion with Astronauts (APA Monitor, 2013)

CrossFit Offers An Exercise in Corporate Teamwork Too (NYT, 2013)

Preventing Medical Errors: Keeping Patients Safe (APA Monitor, 2016)

Chapter 14 - Organizational Theory, Dynamics, and Change

IBM Leads Green Sigma Coalition (IT Wire, 2009)

How The FBI Director Figures Out Who Belongs in the Most Important Jobs: Climate Surveys (Washington Post, 2015)

Hard Evidence of Feedback Reducing Injuries & Altering Organizational Culture (Forbes, 2013)

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