Sheldon Zedeck
Professor of the Graduate School
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
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Research Interests: 
Industrial/organizational/social psychology/personnel; cross-cultural work values; decision-making research; work and family issues; statistics and research methodology
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    Sheldon Zedeck is an industrial/organizational psychologist. He is Professor Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School. His continuing research interests are in five areas: (1) employment selection and validation models, with particular emphasis on reducing adverse impact against minorities; (2) he is currently working on research with Professor Marjorie Shultz, Law School faculty, that focuses 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) the work values of Chinese employees, with particular emphasis on the differences in work values among different generations of Chinese workers.

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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. (2010).  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 Inquiry36, 620-661.

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