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A podcast for industrial-organizational psychologists, researchers, practitioners, and students. We cover anything and everything related to the research and practice of IO psych.

Department 12: An I-O Psychology Podcast Ben Butina, PhD

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A podcast for industrial-organizational psychologists, researchers, practitioners, and students. We cover anything and everything related to the research and practice of IO psych.

    Cody Cox & Greg Poole on Mixing Academia & Consulting

    Cody Cox & Greg Poole on Mixing Academia & Consulting

    Listener Lindsey Lane asks, "...for a long time I have heard of people combining consulting and academia into one career (i.e., professors that consult on the side). Does this really happen?" Yes, L3, after a long day of teachin', researchin', publishin', and committee chairin', some profs unwind by pouring themselves a tall, frosty glass of consultin'.


    Greg Pool and Cody Cox from the Department of Industrial / Organizational Psychology at St. Mary's University are two such critters. In this episode, they talk about how their research, teaching, and consulting influence each other and some of the real world considerations of taking this on as a career.


    Side Note: If you're looking to promote your Master's program with a sponsored advertorial-type article, you should check out Cody's work, Understanding Industrial Organizational Psychology Propels New Career Options, in The Rivard Report. I'm not saying it's good. I'm saying it's real good.

    • 13 min
    Coaching "Jeff" at a Career Crossroads

    Coaching "Jeff" at a Career Crossroads

    In this episode, I coach "Jeff" (not his real name) who is struggling with a career decision. He's finishing up a Master's in IO Psych and an MBA and he can't decide whether to pursue a PhD or jump right into the workforce. This isn't scripted or rehearsed--we're really talking for the first time on the air. I make some mistakes, but I wanted to share the session anyway to show that real coaching can be messy and imperfect, but still help.


    You can learn more about the coaching model I used with "Jeff" right here. If you have advice for him, please share it on Twitter or in the comments section below.

    • 33 min
    Mindy Shoss Tells the Story of a Publication

    Mindy Shoss Tells the Story of a Publication

    Where do researchers get ideas for new studies? How do multiple co-authors work together on a single paper? How should we deal with rejection? In this episode, Mindy Shoss, Ph.D., an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at a paper she recently published along with Bradley Brummel, Tahira Probst, and Lixin Jiang.


    If you enjoyed this episode, definitely check out the paper—The Joint Importance of Secure and Satisfying Work: Insights from Three Studies—and connect with Mindy on Twitter and LinkedIn.

    • 18 min
    Treat Yourself Holiday Gorging Triple Scoop

    Treat Yourself Holiday Gorging Triple Scoop

    Do you like Department 12 but wish it was, you know, a little less boring? Then check out The I/O Soapbox, a YouTube video series that talks about I/O stuff in entertaining and clever ways. (You know, if you're into that sort of thing.)


    Can gathering the predictions of other researchers, policy-makers, and ordinary people improve social science research? Stefano DellaVigna, Devin Pope, and Eva Vivalt think so, and they've published an article in Science to make their case. If you think it's a good idea, you can sign up to become a predictor on the Social Science Prediction Platform.


    Finally, if you use Chrome, check out the Google Scholar Button. It lets you look up scholarly references--and download full-text PDFs--as you browse the web. Also, it's free.

    • 3 min
    Stefanie Mockler on Coaching

    Stefanie Mockler on Coaching

    A warm welcome to Stefanie Mockler, a doctoral candidate at DePaul University. Stefanie is a leadership consultant, executive coach, and Head of Insights at Vantage Leadership Consulting. She's also the founder and owner at The Female Leader's Edge, where she coaches women leaders to overcome organizational barriers and reach their goals.


    What is coaching and how is it different from other interventions? Is it about asking questions or giving advice? Is it regulated? What kinds of problems or goals do clients bring to coaching? Is an IO psych program good preparation for a coaching career? I interrogate Stefanie with all these questions, and more!


    You can reach Stefanie on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.


    (In this episode I mention that this is the first discussion of coaching on the show. Uh, no, that would be this excellent episode with Alok Sawhney.)

    • 16 min
    James Hughes on Starting a Doctoral Program

    James Hughes on Starting a Doctoral Program

    James Hughes is a busy man. In this past few weeks, he's moved, started a podcast, and began his doctoral program at the University of Connecticut. He's also teaching his first class tomorrow. And did I mention he's the co-founder of AGL & Associates, a consulting firm that helps startups optimize their business models?


    And he still found time to talk to us. He's been asking the IO world for advice on graduate school and, in this episode, he shares the cream of the crop with us. He also shares his own advice for getting into the grad school of your choice.


    After you listen, be sure to connect with James on LinkedIn and check out his brand new podcast, The Abnormal Way, with Shamit Y. Patel.

    • 18 min

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