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Thought Leadership




Talent Solutions from Cutting-Edge Research

At AOE Science, we are conducting and publishing the latest research to help you and your organization make better decisions. From employee selection to leadership development, morale strengthening to job fit, our research provides powerful, actionable insights that can positively impact your bottom line. We have been published in many prestigious publications, including the Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Oxford Handbook of Personnel Assessment & Selection. We invite you to view the research for our Evidence-Based Talent Solutions®.

  • Posted: January 8, 2018Posted In: Columns
    Are you an Onion or a Hydrogen Atom?

    Shrek, yea that Shrek – the one we all love dearly, describes ogres as onions – “Onions have layers. Ogres have layers.” You want others to understand that you are not a simple person that can be described with convenient labels (even though we try!). There is more to you than just being a mother or a sports fan or an introvert.

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    Bryan Edwards, PhD
  • Posted: August 28, 2017Posted In: Columns
    A New Approach to Understanding Situations

    The lexical approach is a language-based approach to developing taxonomies or organizing frameworks. The lexical approach stems from the lexical hypothesis, which states that any psychological concepts worth measuring should be relevant enough to humanity that it becomes embedded in human language as words or phrases … click to learn how this has been applied to situations.

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    Matt Mol, MS
  • Posted: April 20, 2017Posted In: Columns
    Why Ditch the Annual Performance Appraisal?

    Think performance feedback is a thing of the past and a waste of time? Think again … performance feedback is key to learning and learning boosts employee performance and well-being. Dr. Edwards shares some powerful insights into performance feedback … read more:

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    Bryan Edwards, PhD
  • Posted: February 6, 2017Posted In: Columns
    Multiple Predictor Combinations in Talent Selection

    One good assessment can certinaly help in the talent selection process, but is more than one always better? A good validation study can help you find ‘just the right amount’.

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    Sylvia Luu, MA
  • Posted: January 18, 2017Posted In: Columns
    HR and Employment Law: Some Issues to Consider for 2017 Onward

    A dear friend of the AOE Family, Dr. Steve Vodanovich, co-author of multiple books and articles on employment law, shares some important and timely legal insights for HR. Check them out:

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    Steve Vodanovich, PhD
  • Posted: January 4, 2017Posted In: Columns
    Actionable Steps to Boost Workplace Safety

    Proud to share some workplace safety research from AOE Science… Learn how to create a safer workplace with actionable steps for every level in your organization.

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    Sylvia Luu, MA
  • Posted: December 16, 2016Posted In: Columns
    Introducing the HEXACO Model of Personality and its Impact on the World of Work

    The  HEXACO model of personality is a personality structure for the world – not just the United States – and researchers are quickly adopting this structure. Learn more …

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    Sylvia Luu, MA
  • Posted: November 28, 2016Posted In: Columns
    What is an I/O Psychologist?

    Most people are familiar with the field of psychology as whole – simply put, it is the study of human behavior. However, even within the field of psychology, very few people are aware of the discipline of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. So, in this article, we set out to answer the question – what is an IO Psychologist and what exactly do they do.

     

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    Sylvia Luu, MA
  • Posted: October 28, 2017Posted In: Journal Papers
    Upsides to Dark and Downsides to Bright Personality: A Multidomain Review and Future Research Agenda
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: January 7, 2017Posted In: Journal Papers
    Multistage selection strategies: Simulating the effects on adverse impact and expected performance for various predictor combinations
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    Bryan Edwards, PhD
  • Posted: January 7, 2017Posted In: Journal Papers
    Workplace safety performance: Conscientiousness, cognitive failure and their interaction
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: January 7, 2017Posted In: Journal Papers
    Employee involvement climate, task and citizenship performance, and instability as a moderator.
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: January 7, 2017Posted In: Journal Papers
    Ability-Based Pairing Strategies in the Team-Based Training of a Complex Skill: Does the Intelligence of your Training Partner Matter
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    Bryan Edwards, PhD
  • Posted: January 7, 2017Posted In: Journal Papers
    Multiple-Choice and Constructed Response Tests of Ability: Race-Based Subgroup Performance Differences on Alternative Paper-and-Pencil Test Formats
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    Bryan Edwards, PhD
  • Posted: January 7, 2017Posted In: Journal Papers
    Assessing within person personality variability via frequency estimation: More evidence of a new measurement approach
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    Bryan Edwards, PhD
  • Posted: January 7, 2017Posted In: Journal Papers
    When the Dark Ones Become Darker: How Promotion Focus Moderates the Effects of the Dark Triad on Supervisor Performance Ratings
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: January 5, 2017Posted In: Journal Papers
    Workplace Safety: A Meta-Analysis of the Roles of the Person and Situation Factors
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: December 30, 2016Posted In: Journal Papers
    Creating a Safety Conscious Organization and Workforce
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: December 14, 2016Posted In: Journal Papers
    Structural and Psychological Empowerment Climates, Performance, and the Moderating Role of Shared Felt Accountability: A Managerial Perspective
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: December 14, 2016Posted In: Journal Papers
    A Multilevel Examination of the Relationships Among Training Outcomes, Mediating Regulatory Processes, and Adaptive Performance
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: December 14, 2016Posted In: Journal Papers
    Increasing Individual and Team Performance In An Organizational Setting Through the Situational Adaptation of Regulatory Focus
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: December 14, 2016Posted In: Journal Papers
    Applicant Reactions to Pre-Employment Application Blanks: A Legal and Procedural Justice Perspective
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: December 14, 2016Posted In: Journal Papers
    Situational Judgment Tests: Constructs Assessed and a Meta-Analysis of Their Criterion-Related Validities
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    Bryan Edwards, PhD
  • Posted: December 14, 2016Posted In: Journal Papers
    Change the Referent? A Meta-Analytic Investigation of Direct and Referent-Shift Consensus Models for Organizational Climate
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: December 14, 2016Posted In: Journal Papers
    Relationships Among Team Ability, Composition, Team Mental Models, and Team Performance
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    Bryan Edwards, PhD
  • Posted: December 12, 2016Posted In: Journal Papers
    The Three-Option Format for Knowledge and Ability Multiple-Choice Tests: A Case for Why it Should Be More Commonly Used In Personnel Testing
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    Bryan Edwards, PhD
  • Posted: December 12, 2016Posted In: Journal Papers
    “Occupational Safety” Chapter in Oxford Handbook of Assessment and Selection.
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: December 12, 2016Posted In: Journal Papers
    Work Stressors, Role-Based Performance, and the Moderating Influence of Organizational Support
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: December 12, 2016Posted In: Journal Papers
    A Multilevel Integration of Personality, Climate, Self-Regulation, and Performance
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: December 12, 2016Posted In: Journal Papers
    An Examination of Factors Contributing to a Reduction in Subgroup Differences on a Constructed-Response Paper-and-Pencil Test of Scholastic Achievement
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    Bryan Edwards, PhD
  • Posted: November 28, 2016Posted In: Journal Papers
    A Multilevel Model of Employee Innovation: Understanding the Effects of Regulatory Focus, Thriving, and Employee Involvement Climate:
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    Craig Wallace, PhD
  • Posted: January 4, 2017Posted In: White Papers
    Getting Leaders Involved in an Involvement Mindset

    Why Involvement?

    Often organizations are faced with competing demands. Should we focus on this part of the market or that part of the market, this product or that product? When it comes to your most valued stakeholders, organizations sometimes create an artificial choice: customers or employees. Most top-level leaders will see that the focus should be on both. However, in practice, most of the focus is given to the customer.

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    Craig Wallace, PhD