Sheldon Zedeck
Professor Emeritus & GS Professor
3302 Berkeley Way West
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Research Area: 
Research Interests: 
Industrial/organizational/social psychology/personnel; cross-cultural work values; decision-making research; work and family issues; statistics and research methodology
  • whatshotResearch Description

    Sheldon Zedeck is an industrial/organizational psychologist. He is Professor Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School. His research interests are in five areas: (1) employment selection and validation models, with particular emphasis on reducing adverse impact against minorities; (2) research on admissions tests for college and post-graduate degrees (collaborating with Professor Marjorie Shultz, Law School faculty, on how to define success in law school and as an attorney--and how to predict lawyering effectiveness). He also has interests in (3) the relationship between work and family, with particular emphasis on how factors in both the work and family environments have reciprocal, causal relationships; (4) decision making, in particular how individuals process information prior to making decisions; and (5) what factors determine a "healthy workplace;" studied from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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    Zedeck, S., & Goldstein, I. L. (2000). The relationship between I/O psychology and public policy: A commentary. In J. F. Kehoe (Ed.), Managing selection in changing organizations (pp. 371-396). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    Campion, M. A., Outtz, J. L, Zedeck, S., Schmidt, F. L., Kehoe, J. F., Murphy, K. R., & Guion, R. M. (2001). The controversy over score banding in personnel selection: Answers to 10 key questions. Personnel Psychology, 54 (1), 149-185.

    Goldstein, H. W., Zedeck, S., & Goldstein, I. L. (2002). g: Is this your final answer? Human Performance, 15, 123-142.

    Craik, K. H., Ware, A. P., Kamp, J., O' Reilly, C. O. III, Staw, B., & Zedeck, S. (2002). Explorations of construct validity in a combined managerial and personality assessment programme. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 75, 171-193.

    Cascio, W. F., Goldstein, I. L., Outtz, J., & Zedeck, S. (2004). Social and technical issues in staffing decisions. In H. Aguinis (Ed.), Test Score Banding in Human Resource Selection: Legal, Technical, and Societal Issues. NY: Quorum Books.

    Zedeck, S. (2011).  Editor-in-Chief, APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

    Shultz, M. M., & Zedeck, S.  (2011).  Predicting lawyer effectiveness:  Broadening the basis for law school admission decisions.  Law and Society Inquiry, 36, 620-661.

    Zedeck, S. (2014)  Editor-in-Chief, APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology.  American Psychological Association, Washington, D. C.

    Zedeck, S.  (2017).  Reflections on the Journal of Applied Psychology for 2003-2008.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 574-579.



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