Sep 042014

Most read articles from Journal of Organizational Behavior Management:

Aug 272014

Welcome to the University Libraries!

Mason graduate students are cordially invited to meet subject librarians and other research specialists at our Food for Thought at Fenwick Graduate Students Open House. You can get an overview of key research resources, services and tools, tour Fenwick Library, and enjoy a free boxed lunch supper. (Limited supply. Don’t miss out!) Discover what the University Libraries have for you – and your success at Mason.

  • Fenwick Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • September 3
  • 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Food For Thought
Aug 012014


JournalTOCs is a Current Awareness Service (CAS) where you can discover the newest papers coming directly from the publishers as soon as they have been published online.  JournalTOCs is a free service for individual users.

  • Search for the journal(s) you want to follow
  • Choose to follow TOC on the website
  • or click on the RSS feed to follow in a feed reader (if you choose Microsoft Office as the reader, TOCs will be sent to your email)
  • or set up an email notification for new issues
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)
(Multiple institutes)

Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research (R21)

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

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

Environmental Contributors to Autism Spectrum Disorders (R21)

Confirmatory Efficacy Clinical Trials of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Mental Disorders (R01)

Complex Technologies and Therapeutics Development for Mental Health Research and Practice (R41/R42)

Longitudinal Assessment of Post-traumatic Syndromes (U01)

NIMHD Social, Behavioral, Health Services, and Policy Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)

NIMHD Basic and Applied Biomedical Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21)

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

Administration for Children & Families

Child Development Research Fellowship Program

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

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

Department of Agriculture

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

Department of Defense

DoD Autism Idea Development Award

Department of Education

National Research Center for The Education of Gifted and Talented Children and Youth

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


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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