2405, 2019

Replication Is the Bedrock of Science – Should It Be Predicted?

May 24th, 2019|Categories: Psychology, Science|Tags: , |

I think 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.

605, 2019

Gamification in Personnel Selection and the Need for Real-world Evaluation

May 6th, 2019|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , |

The International Journal of Selection and Assessment recently included a feature article on the gamification of assessment. While the research methodology in the article was sound, I could not help but think that the article in many ways symbolised what is wrong with much of the assessment literature that emphasises psychometric properties as opposed to practical utility.

1204, 2019

Finally, Some Good News of the Replication Front – Sorta

April 12th, 2019|Categories: Academia, Psychology, Science|Tags: , , , |

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.

2703, 2019

The Insignificance of Significance Testing

March 27th, 2019|Categories: Psychometrics, Science|Tags: , |

This week, scientists from around the world have made a call to stop the over-reliance on the use of statistical significance testing as a means of establishing what constitutes good science. The problem it seems is that the general public, and many researchers, don’t seem to understand the significance of

1103, 2019

The Gendered Brain and the Seven Deadly Sins of Psychological Science

March 11th, 2019|Categories: Psychology, Science|

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.While the key issue discussed is certainly important, I believe there are far larger issues for the discipline that are highlighted in this book.

1008, 2018

Studies You Should Know: Video Game Training and Cognitive Ability

August 10th, 2018|Categories: Academia, Psychology|

Sala, G., Tatlidil, K. S., & Gobet, F. (2018). Video game training does not enhance cognitive ability: A comprehensive meta-analytic investigation. Psychological Bulletin, 144(2), 111-139. Abstract As a result of considerable potential scientific and societal implications, the possibility of enhancing cognitive ability by training has been one of the

203, 2018

Studies You Should Know: 100 Years of Training and Development

March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Academia, Psychology|

Bell, B. S., Tannenbaum, S. I., Ford, J. K., Noe, R. A., & Kraiger, K. (2017). 100 years of training and development research: What we know and where we should go. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102(3), 305–323. Abstract Training and development research has a long tradition within applied psychology

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