Jul 152014
 

BrowZine for iPhone is here!

BrowZine for iPhone is now available, dramatically expanding the ways you can engage with BrowZine to find, read and follow your favorite journals!
With this new release, you have the option to create a BrowZine Account.  If you have BrowZine installed on your iPhone and iPad, you may now “sync” your My Bookshelf contents.  If you add a journal to My Bookshelf or clear a new article notification from your iPad, it will automatically appear on your iPhone.

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NEW Books!

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Jul 012014
 

coverJudgment and decision making at work   Scott Highhouse; Reeshad S Dalal; Eduardo Salas; 2014 Fenwick Stacks (HD30.23 .J83 2014 )

 

 

Cover image for Purpose and meaning in the workplace.
Purpose and meaning in the workplace  Bryan J Dik; Zinta S Byrne; Michael F Steger; American Psychological Association. 2013
Creating healthy workplaces : stress reduction, improved well-being, and organizational effectiveness Caroline Biron 2014  Fenwick Stacks (HD7261 .B57 2014 )
Organizational climate and culture : an introduction to theory, research, and practice Mark G. Ehrhart , Benjamin Schneider , William H. Macey ; 2014 Online access
The nature of work: Advances in psychological theory, methods, and practice. Ford, J. Kevin (Ed); Hollenbeck, John R. (Ed); Ryan, Ann Marie (Ed) 2014 Online access
Decision making groups and teams an information exchange perspective Steven D. Silver 2014 Online access

Jun 152014
 

Human Resources Abstracts  include bibliographic records covering essential areas related to human resources, including human resources management, employee assistance, and organizational behavior. The index contains more than 470,000 records, with coverage back to 1975.

Journals indexed include

  • Journal of Human Resources
  • Personnel Psychology
  • Work & Occupations
Jun 012014
 

The American Psychological Association (APA) seeks undergraduates, graduate students and psychology and education faculty to participate in a focus group to be held on Tuesday, June 17thfrom 12:00-1:30 pm at the Fairfax Campus of George Mason. We are looking for representatives from a variety of subspecialties of psychology, as well as clinicians who are involved in research.

We are interested in exploring how you conduct your research, where you start, and what problems you encounter, and what tools or resources you use to stay current in your specialty. For those of you who do clinical work, we would like to hear about the tools or resources you use in your work with patients.  A $25 honorarium will be offered to each participant, and lunch will be provided.

Register here.

May 232014
 

From APA Psychological Science Agenda

New funding announcements for May 2014 from federal agencies for support of research and training in areas that include psychological science.

Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32)
RFA-HG-14-004
(Multiple institutes)

Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research (R21)
PA-14-188
(NIAAA)

Exploratory Clinical Trials of Mind and Body Interventions for NCCAM High Priority Research Topics (R34)
PAR-14-182
(NCCAM)

Long-Term Retention in Care for U.S. Substance Using Populations (R34)
PA-14-222
(NIDA)

Environmental Contributors to Autism Spectrum Disorders (R21)
PAR-14-202
(NIEHS, NICHD, NIMH)

Confirmatory Efficacy Clinical Trials of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Mental Disorders (R01)
RFA-MH-15-340
(NIMH)

Complex Technologies and Therapeutics Development for Mental Health Research and Practice (R41/R42)
PA-14-196
(NIMH)

Longitudinal Assessment of Post-traumatic Syndromes (U01)
RFA-MH-15-110
(NIMH)

NIMHD Social, Behavioral, Health Services, and Policy Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)
RFA-MD-14-004
(NIMHD)

NIMHD Basic and Applied Biomedical Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)
RFA-MD-14-005
(NIMHD)

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21)
PA-14-176
(NINR, OBSSR)

mHealth Tools for Underserved Populations with Chronic Conditions to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self-Management (R21)
PA-14-181
(NINR, NIBIB)

Administration for Children & Families

Child Development Research Fellowship Program
HHS-2014-ACF-OPRE-PH-0602

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Disseminating and Implementing Evidence from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Clinical Practice Using Mobile Health Technology (R21)
RFA-HS-14-010

Department of Agriculture

Competitive Grant to Establish a USDA Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research
FANRP2014001

Department of Defense

DoD Autism Idea Development Award
W81XWH-14-ARP-IDA

Department of Education

National Research Center for The Education of Gifted and Talented Children and Youth
ED-GRANTS-043014-001

Department of Justice

Methodological Research to Support NIJ’s Program of Research Examining Violence and Victimization of American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) Youth
NIJ-2014-3897

 

Streaming Video

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May 152014
 

Chilean Mine Rescue: The Unstoppable Team—A Case Study in Group Decision Making (20:00)
Although most corporate managers don’t have to wrestle with life-or-death decisions, the key to a company’s success lies in the same kind of teamwork and problem-solving that enabled the rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners in 2010. This video uses that inherently dramatic event to outline and explain several core principles of effective management, communication, and team-building. Viewers learn the importance of clearly defining a common goal and rallying people around it by creating a vivid connection to a larger purpose; effectively reinforcing and articulating the vision to keep a team united and inspired; identifying and leveraging the skills and capabilities of team members; forging partnerships and alliances to expand capabilities; and staying open to new ideas, emerging leaders, and alternative solutions. (20 minutes) 2012

Management Styles Explained (17:00)
A manager’s style essentially is the way he or she makes decisions, relates to subordinates, and lays out a vision for an organization. This program examines five widely recognized management styles, commonly identified as autocratic, persuasive, consultative, participative, and laissez-faire. Viewers learn about each style’s characteristics, advantages, drawbacks, and practical applications. The video also emphasizes that while a leader may prefer a particular style, different management approaches should be used depending on the culture of the business, the unique nature of the workforce, and the specifics of the work required. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. (17 minutes) 2011

TEDTalks: Dan Pink—The Surprising Science of Motivation (19:00)
Formerly a speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore as well as an aide to Labor Secretary Robert Reich, Dan Pink went freelance to spark a right-brain revolution in the career marketplace. In this TEDTalk, the author of Drive and A Whole New Mind examines the puzzle of motivation—why it does or doesn’t work. Viewers discover something that most social scientists know but many managers don’t: traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. 2009

May 012014
 

SAGE Research Methods Online
Provides an overview of research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) across the social and behavioral sciences. Includes SAGE book and reference material on research methods, including the complete Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences, and editorially selected material from SAGE journals.

Apr 152014
 

Oxman AD1, Sackett DL, Chalmers I, Prescott TE. A surrealistic mega-analysis of redisorganization theories .J R Soc Med. 2005 Dec;98(12):563-8.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: We are sick and tired of being redisorganized.

OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the empirical evidence for organizational theories and repeated reorganizations.

METHODS: We did not find anything worth reading, other than Dilbert, so we fantasized. Unfortunately, our fantasies may well resemble many people’s realities. We are sorry about this, but it is not our fault.

RESULTS: We discovered many reasons for repeated reorganizations, the most common being “no good reason”. We estimated that trillions of dollars are being spent on strategic and organizational planning activities each year, thus providing lots of good reasons for hundreds of thousands of people, including us, to get into the business. New leaders who are intoxicated with the prospect of change further fuel perpetual cycles of redisorganization. We identified eight indicators of successful redisorganizations, including large consultancy fees paid to friends and relatives.

CONCLUSIONS: We propose the establishment of ethics committees to review all future redisorganization proposals in order to put a stop to uncontrolled, unplanned experimentation inflicted on providers and users of the health services.

Apr 012014
 

A methodological review of research on the antecedents and consequences of workplace harassment.     Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology Article first published online: 3 MAR 2014

While it may be easy to put workplace harassment down to personality conflicts, in reality workplace harassment is most often a product of the workplace itself, not the people in it. More research needs to be done into the role organizations play in workplace harassment, in order to address a critical issue with widespread social and economic impacts, the researchers say.