I’m currently working my way through Alex Haslam’s book Psychology in Organizations – The Social Identity Approach. One of the more intriguing pieces of research it presents is on the impact of systematic and random leader selection on group performance.
A study conducted by Haslam and others(*) came to the conclusion that if a group has a specific goal to achieve and you want to maintain or strengthen that group, you’re better off choosing your leader at random – provided that the group already has a salient social identity and actually wishes to achieve the goal set.
Paradoxically however, leaders . . . → Read More: Don’t bother with selections or elections – the best leaders are picked randomly
If anyone can explain why liking the Qualitative Methods in Psychology page on Facebook results in this particular set of suggested pages, then I’m all ears!
This is a rather long post (nearly 1,800 words) and I’m fully aware that it will break (by some margin) the tl;dr(*) threshold of many people! But I’ve written it for me, primarily to remind me of some of the material that I suspect may come in useful if I ever do take up my deferred place on Leicester University’s occupational psychology MSc.
A few weeks ago, I’d put together half a blog post on the topic of personality but had left it unfinished, gathering dust in my WordPress “drafts” folder. What finally prompted me into finishing it was a . . . → Read More: Does measuring personality make sense?
Over the last few days, there’s been a steady increase in the number of people visiting my Open University ED209, DD303 and DD307 notes pages. It’s revision time, isn’t it? I knew there was something missing from my life this year!
Anyway, as I’ve been asked a few times about how I approached revision when I was studying for my psychology degree, I thought I’d collect all of my thoughts in this handy blog post. You may do it differently – and that’s ok as the first tip for revision I have is to make sure you do some – . . . → Read More: It must be OU revision time again