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Psychology Department on Television

October 17, 2011

The Psychology Department at The University of Akron will be featured in a Travel Channel program “Mysteries at the Museum.” This particular program will deal with the Zimbardo Stanford Prison Experiment and includes an interview with Dr. David Baker. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. The original artifacts can be […]

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National Award for Robert Lord

October 16, 2011

Robert Lord, Ph.D., a member of the psychology department at The University of Akron and a distinguished professor of psychology has been named the winner of the 20120 Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP or Division 14 of the American Psychological Association). Bob Lord received this honor his […]

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HR Colloquium – The Employment Relationship

October 5, 2011

For interested members of the local, Akron, HR community — there will be a colloquium this Friday,October 7th, at noon at The University of Akron. Dr. Denise Rousseau will speak on  “Idiosyncratic deals: How employees shape their employment relationship.” The colloquium will be held at noon, Friday, October 7th, in the Student Union room 312.

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Colloquium at University of Akron

November 14, 2009

The Psychology Archives at the University of Akron will continue its fall colloquium series by welcoming psychologist Dr. Florence L. Denmark, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., in Student Union 312. Denmark's lecture, “The History of Women In Psychology and the Development of the Psychology of Women,” is free and open to […]

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Steal (or Copy) this Blog – Please

July 29, 2009

The Rorschach has been leaked by Wikipedia. I debated posting this news item, because it adds to the publicity for what would appear to be at least a borderline ethical act. However, as reported by the New York Times and other media outlets, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia has been engulfed in a furious debate involving psychologists […]

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Searching for Unpublished Measures

July 21, 2009

Searching for unpublished tests or measures can be very frustrating. So the following represents a very exciting future development. The American Psychological Association (APA) is planning a PsycTESTS database.  This exciting new product is being designed to provide access to the full text of many unpublished tests and measures and to provide information to help the […]

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Psychologists as the Bad Guys

April 22, 2009

In one of my career talks, I discuss how both psychologists and human resource professionals, my two fields, tend to be viewed in a negative manner by the public. Unfortunately, it is no the same sort of sexy bad of lawyers, but often a boring bad image. The release of information on interrogation techniques used […]

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University of Akron Conference – Mental Health Care in America

April 13, 2009

The Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) with the generous support of the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation will present a conference on Mental Health Care in America. This two-day event will be held on the campus of The University of Akron at The Quaker Square Inn. The meeting will be held Next Thursday […]

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Book Review of Gladwell’s Outliers

April 1, 2009

Malcolm Gladwell does not need my recommendation to sell books. His new book, Outliers: The Story of Success, follows the bestsellers The Tipping Point and Blink. For those in Psychology or Human Resource Management, some of the material Gladwell covers will be familiar. The reader will also notice that he often chooses to leave out […]

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In a Career Transition: A Helpful Blog and Book

February 17, 2009

Are you currently undergoing a career transition? You are not alone. A few years ago, a good friend of mine, Diane Wilson, wrote a book on career transitions. It was an excellent book that sold well, but today, the advice in the book is even more appropriate. Diane also has started blogging again and you can […]

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