Psychology and Productivity

  • Paul Whitney
  • Robert B. Ochsman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Paul Whitney, Robert B. Ochsman
      Pages 1-4
  3. Some Issues in Basic Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Thomas G. Cocklin
      Pages 7-21
    3. Paul Whitney, Diana L. W. Whitney
      Pages 23-33
    4. George Kellas, Greg Simpson, F. Richard Ferraro
      Pages 35-49
    5. Sally Yeates Sedelow, Walter A. Sedelow Jr.
      Pages 51-66
  4. Selection, Training, and Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Robert Hogan, Susan Raza, James E. Driskell
      Pages 93-103
    3. Jeffery Scott Mio, Craig K. Goishi
      Pages 105-125
    4. Nora P. Reilly, James P. Clevenger
      Pages 127-155
  5. Can we put Research to Work?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Robert B. Ochsman, Roger A. Webb
      Pages 179-190
    3. Virginia R. Boehm
      Pages 191-197
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-203

About this book


This volume is based on the symposium "Psychology and Productivity: Bringing Together Research and Practice" held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in August 1987. The conference was made possible by the Marie Wilson Howell's bequest to the UALR Psychology Department. The symposium participants (and others invited to contribute to this volume) came from three different perspectives. There were basic researchers with a broad range of theoretical interests, applied researchers with an industrial-organizational orientation, and practitioIlers who apply psychological principles in business settings. The conference was organized into three sessions, each consisting of presentations and discussions from one of the perspectives. This book follows the same format. It was our hope that the symposium would serve as a forum for communication across different areas that can contribute to understanding and improving white collar productivity. We hope that this volume helps to continue, on a broader scale, the communication established at the symposium.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Whitney
    • 1
  • Robert B. Ochsman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Arkansas at Little RockLittle RockUSA

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