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A podcast for industrial-organizational psychologists, researchers, practitioners, and students. We cover anything and everything related to the research and practice of IO psych.

A podcast for industrial-organizational psychologists, researchers, practitioners, and students. We cover anything and everything related to the research and practice of IO psych.

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United States

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A podcast for industrial-organizational psychologists, researchers, practitioners, and students. We cover anything and everything related to the research and practice of IO psych.

Language:

English


Episodes

Matthews, Pineault, & Hong on Single-Item Measures

5/9/2022
Can you validly and reliably measure a construct with just a single item? If so, what does that mean for academics and practitioners? In this episode, Dr. Russell Matthews (University of Alabama), Laura Pineault (Wayne State University), and Yeong-Hyun Hong (University of Alabama), join me to talk about their new paper, Normalizing the Use of Single-Item Measures: Validation of the Single-Item Compendium for Organizational Psychology_in the _Journal of Business and Psychology. Check out the...

Duration:00:08:31

Gordon Schmidt & Sy Islam on Leadership in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

4/19/2022
What can we learn about leadership from the Marvel Cinematic Universe? An awful lot, if our guides are Dr. Gordon B Schmidt and Dr. Sy Islam. In this episode, I talk to Gordon and Sy about how they first got interested in Marvel, why the MCU is such a great setting for exploring leadership practices, and how they worked together to create Leaders Assemble! Leadership in the MCU. Be sure to check out the episode page for a full transcript and links.

Duration:00:30:15

Jamie Madigan on Science Communication

2/28/2022
One of the world’s foremost experts on the psychology of video games is one of us! Jamie Madigan, Ph.D. is the I-O psychologist behind the blog, podcast, and media empire called The Psychology of Video Games. In the first level, Jamie and I talk about how a good workplace is like a videogame and why that’s a cool topic for book. In the boss level, we talk about science communication, sounding like a person in your writing, and the differences between writing for a popular audience and...

Marc Effron Shares a Practitioner's Wishlist for I-O Research

1/18/2022
How do practitioners learn about our research? What topics and questions do they wish we would research? How can we communicate our research more effectively? In this episode, I speak to Marc Effron, talent management consultant and author of One Page Talent Management about these questions and many more. Check out the episode page for Marc's bio, links, and a full episode transcript.

Duration:00:20:45

Robert Romano on Applying to Grad School

12/23/2021
Robert has questions and I don't have the answers. But maybe you do. Robert is a junior at Marist College, majoring in psychology, and he plans to apply to grad schools in I-O psych after graduation. He has a lot of questions about the search and admission process that I am not equipped to answer. But you, my dear audience, have a wealth of experience to share with him. Listen to this episode and then check out the #IOPsychGradSchoolQuestions hashtag on Twitter and help us out! (Bonus: We...

Duration:00:17:04

Courtney Keim on Being an I-O Psychologist All Along (Part 2)

10/25/2021
Before she became an I-O psychologist, Courtney Keim worked as a server and bartender. In this second part of a two-part episode, Dr. Keim reflects on why bartenders make good I-O psychologists, how she chose I-O psych by a process of elimination, and how to read the early warning signs that you, too, may be a little I-O psychologist all along. Visit the episode page for a full transcript, links, and a guest bio.

Courtney Keim on Being an I-O Psychologist All Along (Part 1)

10/11/2021
Before she became an I-O psychologist, Courtney Keim worked at a residential treatment center for traumatized boys. In this first part of a two-part episode, Dr. Keim reflects on how those six brutal weeks influenced her later career as an I-O psychologist and professor. Along the way, we discuss integrity tests, stress, coping, and those little glimmers of insight that convince some of us that we may have been a little I-O psychologist all along, even before we knew about the field. Visit...

Jonathan Noftsier on Going From XO to IO

8/30/2021
After 12 years as a Naval Aviator and Marine Corps Officer, Jonathan Noftsier transitioned to a career in I-O psych consulting. In this episode, we talk about Jonathan's transition from Executive Officer (XO) to I-O consultant, what civilians get wrong about the military, and how to translate military experience for civilian interviewers. Visit the episode page for a full transcript.

Sy Islam and Gordon Schmidt on Debunking and Testing Business Practices

7/26/2021
Should we should spend less time testing our own theories and more time testing business practices as they're actually implemented in organizations? Can I-O psychologists improve Lean Management? What's the difference between testing and debunking? All this, and more, in my interview with Dr. Sy Islam (Talent Metrics Consulting, Farmingdale State College) and Dr. Gordon Schmidt (Purdue University Fort Wayne) about their paper Getting in the Game: I-O Psychologists as Debunkers and Testers of...

Duration:00:30:04

Alison Horstmeyer on Curiosity and Thought Leadership

7/6/2021
What's the difference between an expert and a thought leader? What's the big deal about curiosity? What's the shadow side of curiosity? What does too much curiosity look like? If you're curious, check out this episode with Dr. Alison Horstmeyer (Website, LinkedIn). Visit the episode page for a full transcript.

Roni Reiter-Palmon on Creativity

6/7/2021
How should an I-O psychologist think about creativity? How do we define, operationalize, and measure it? What's the relationship between creativity and expertise? What is problem construction and why is it so crucial to creativity? What's the role of time, attention, and perspective-taking? In this episode, I talk to Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon, an I-O psychologist who has spent her career studying creativity at the individual, team, and organizational levels. I learned a ton in this interview...

Jared Lock on Organizational Culture

5/24/2021
Jared Lock began his I-O journey at the University of Tulsa, studying under Bob and Joyce Hogan. These days, he heads up The JDL Group, a consulting firm he founded that employs a network of 40 licensed I-O psychologists. We start our conversation by learning about Jared's personal I-O journey and what he learned from the Hogans. We then discuss organizational culture, including why I-Os tend to disqualify themselves from conversations with business leaders, how to find the difference...

Mike Urick on A Manager's Guide to Using the Force

4/27/2021
Mike Urick, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management and Operational Excellence and the Graduate Director of the Master of Science in Management program at the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. In this episode I talk to Mike about his new book, A Manager's Guide to Using the Force: Leadership Lessons from a Galaxy Far Far Away. Visit Mike's webpage or connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn. Be sure to visit the episode...

Duration:00:15:56

Ken Cavanagh on I-O in Space

3/29/2021
Ken Cavanagh was thinking about space travel long before he started working for SpaceX. In this episode, I talk to Ken about his new, thought-provoking essay, The Challenge to Astronauts. For more links and a full transcript of the show, visit the episode page.

Duration:00:19:45

Daniel Krantz on Perseverance in the Doctoral Journey

3/8/2021
Everyone who earns a PhD has a story to tell, but some stories are more interesting than others. Unfortunately, what makes a story interesting is hardship. Today's guest, Dr. Daniel Krantz, a freshly-minted PhD in I-O psych from the University of Akron, had to overcome more than his share of obstacles in the past few years. Along the way, he's learned some lessons about adaptability and perseverance that we can all learn from. Be sure to visit the episode page for a full transcript of this...

Clemente Diaz on Bridge Builders and the Advocacy Registry

2/15/2021
Clemente Diaz is the Associate Director of College Now at Baruch College and an adjunct faculty member in I-O Psychology at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Clemente is also a member of Bridge Builders, a SIOP sub-committee dedicated to helping make connections to students and the larger community. In this episode, we talk about the Advocacy Registry, where SIOP members can sign up to give talks at schools, career centers, and other organizations. Check out the episode page on the...

Sevelyn Crosby & Amelia Do on "My Mommy is an Organizational Psychologist"

1/25/2021
Sevelyn Crosby is the author of a new children's book, My Mommy is an Organizational Psychologist and Amelia Do is part of the sales and marketing team for the book. In this episode we discuss why Sevelyn was inspired to write the book and the process of writing, illustrating, publishing, and marketing it. We also discuss the role of design thinking in the revision process. Check out the episode page for links and a full episode transcript.

Laura Gallaher on Changing the Culture at NASA

12/29/2020
On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it re-entered the earth's atmosphere, killing all seven crew members. The investigation board looking into the matter found fault in NASA's organizational culture, especially how it handled decision-making and risk assessment. That's where today's guest, Dr. Laura Gallaher, enters the story. Special thanks to Ryan Thibodeau, Kris Duvy, Ryan Isaac, Vivian Woo, Richard Mendelson, Veronika Jakl, and Craig Dawson for their...

Cynthia DeVita-Cochrane on Being a Business Resiliency Counselor

12/7/2020
In our frustrating and never-ending quest to explain what I-O psychology is, we could always say, at least, "No, we don't do counseling." Today's guest is taking that away from us, too. Cynthia DeVita-Cochrane joins us from the frontier of I-O psychology as she shares her experience as a business resiliency counselor. Along the way, we learn why mediators don't have mantras, how consultants are responding to the pandemic, why entrepreneurs can't count on Google for good business advice, and...

Duration:00:19:46

Britt Gottschalk & Ethan Sprang on How I-O Psych Can Save the Organizational World

11/16/2020
Can I-O psych save the world? At least the world of work and organizations? My guests think so. Britt Gottschalk and Ethan Sprang of ReVise Consulting join us to talk about how COVID-19 will change the world of work and how I-O psych nerds can help. Check the episode page for a full transcript and links.