Sheldon Zedeck

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 psychology; design and validation of selection and promotion systems in organizations; cross-cultural work values; decision-making research; work and family issues; statistics and research methodology
  • whatshotResearch Description

    Recipient of:

    May 2021                   Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship ; 2021-2022

    April 2019                  SIOP Scientist-Practitioner Presidential Recognition.

    March 2017                Association of Test Publishers 2017 Professional Contributions and Service to Testing


    December 2011         Israel Organizational Behavior Conference 2011 Life-time Achievement Award.

    December 2010         The Berkeley Citation. 

    April 2010                   Bowling Green State University Centennial Award Recipient; 100 Distinguished Alumni.

    May 2006                   Distinguished Service Award, Academic Senate, University of California at Berkeley Campus.

    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 (collaborated with Professor Marjorie Shultz, Law School faculty, on a major project 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.

  • placeSelected Publications

    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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