The first volume in The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Organizational and Work Psychology introduces key concepts in personnel and employee performance from cognitive ability and the psychological predictors used in assessments to employee and team values. The editor and contributors present a clear overview of key research in the areas of behaviour change and how to assess individual job performance - making Volume I indispensable for anyone working in or studying Human Resource Management.

Judgment and Decision Making in the Workplace

Judgment and Decision Making in the Workplace

Judgment and Decision Making in the Workplace
Don C. Zhang Scott Highhouse


An earlier version of this chapter appeared in the 2001 Handbook (Highhouse, 2002). In it, one of us observed that judgment and decision making (JDM) research had ‘exploded’ as a unique area of inquiry within psychology. Although one might discount the violent metaphor as excited hyperbole, it is notable that this was published before prominent JDM researcher Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize, before new JDM journals were introduced by the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (i.e., Judgment and Decision Making) and the American Psychological Association (i.e., Decision), and before a number of scholars and writers across disciplines ...

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