Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Professor Emeritus Sheldon Zedeck

"A Long Search for Better Prediction of Academic Performance: Non-cognitive Predictors"

The presentation focused on Shelly's career efforts to search for, develop, and implement fairer testing processes that yield a more diverse workforce and student body than traditional modes of testing. The focus of the presentation was on the area of high-stakes testing, particularly the efforts in college and post-graduate admissions decisions and the use of non-cognitive tests and assessments (e.g., situational judgment tests, biodata, personality, and emotion recognition) to provide incremental validity over the traditionally used cognitive measures such as the SAT, ACT, GMAT, MCAT, and LSAT.


Dr. Sheldon Zedeck is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Professor of the Graduate School, in the Department of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been at Berkeley since 1969 when he completed his Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Upon retirement, he was awarded the Berkeley Citation, for rendering distinguished service to the University, to faculty and administrators whose attainments significantly exceed the standards of excellence in their fields and whose contributions to UC Berkeley are manifestly above and beyond the call of duty.


Here is the link to his talk: