My I/O Psychology Research

This section is under construction. I plan to list all of my research and provide links. I also have pages for my Police Psychology research and my Forensic Psychology research.

Education Requirements and Employee Selection
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Aamodt, M. G., & Flink, W. (2001).  Relationship between education level and cadet performance in a police academy.  Applied H.R.M. Research, 6(1), 75-76.

PowerPoint (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G., Coppola, D., Garvida, B., Leveque, E., & Stanley, L. (2003, June).  Are GEDs and high school diplomas equivalent? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Public Management Association Assessment Council, Baltimore, MD.

PowerPoint (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G.  (2002, June). Use of educational requirements in employee selection.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council, New Orleans, LA.

Article (PDF)

Smith, S. M., & Aamodt, M. G. (1997).  The relationship between education, experience, and police performance.  Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 12(2), 7-14.

References, Background Checks, and Letters of Recommendation

PowerPoint (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G., & Williams, F. (2005, April). Reliability, validity, and adverse impact of references and letters of recommendation. In M. G. Aamodt (Chair), References and recommendation letters: Psychometric, ethical, legal, and practical issues. Symposium conducted at the 20th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.

PowerPoint (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G. (2003, June).  Issues in hiring ex-cons.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Assessment Council of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, Baltimore, MD.

Conference Paper (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G., Nagy, M. S., & Thompson, N.  (1998).  Employment references:  Who are we talking about?  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council, Chicago,  IL.

 

Aamodt, M. G., Dwight, S., & Michals, J. (1994).  Reliability and validity of the trait approach to letters of recommendation.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council, Charleston, South Carolina.

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Aamodt, M. G., Bryan, D. A., & Whitcomb, A. J. (1993).   Predicting performance with letters of recommendation.  Public Personnel Management, 22(1), 81‑90.

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Gousie, L., Aamodt, M. G., Houtman, K., Turner, V., & Foster, H. (1993).  Waiting periods before hiring ex‑offenders.  Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 9(2), 73‑76.

  Aamodt, M. G., & Rossi, L. (1996).  Hiring ex-offenders presents a tricky dilemma.  HR News, June 24, 16.
 

Gousie, L., & Aamodt, M. G.  (1993).  Hiring ex‑offenders:  A survey of State Supreme Court Justices.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Proceedings (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G., Bryan, D., & Whitcomb, A. J. (1989).  Validity of the Peres and Garcia  method of scoring letters of recommendation.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council, Orlando, Florida.

Job Analysis
 

Surrette, M. A., Aamodt, M. G., & Johnson, D. L. (1990).  Effect of analyst training and amount of available information on job analysis ratings.  Journal of Business and Psychology, 4, 439‑451.

Article (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G., Reardon, C. E., & Kimbrough, W. W. (1986).  The critical incident technique revisited.  Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 2, 48‑59.

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Aamodt, M. G., Kimbrough, W. W., Keller, R. J., & Crawford, K. J. (1982). Relationship  between sex, race, and job performance level and the generation of critical incidents.  Educational and Psychological Research, 2, 227‑234.

 

Aamodt, M. G., Keller, R. J., Crawford, K. J., & Kimbrough, W. W.  (1981). A critical incident job analysis of the university housing resident assistant position.  Psychological Reports 49, 983‑986.

Group/Team Composition
 

Aamodt, M. G., Freeman, D. M., & Carneal, D. H.  (1992).  Effects of group homogeneity on group performance: Two studies and a meta‑analysis.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Virginia Psychological Association, Roanoke, Virginia.

Article (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G. & Kimbrough, W. W. (1984). Effect of group heterogeneity on group ability to debug computer programs.  Journal of Data Education, 24, 29‑30.

Article (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G., Kimbrough, W. W., & Alexander, C. J. (1983). A preliminary investigation  of the relationship between team racial heterogeneity and team performance in college basketball.  Journal of Sports Sciences, 1, 131‑133.

 

Aamodt, M. G. & Kimbrough, W. W. (1982). Effect of group heterogeneity on quality of group task solutions.  Psychological Reports, 50, 171‑174.

 

Neufeldt, D. E., Kimbrough, W. W., Stadelmaier, M. F., Colburn, C., Aamodt, M. G., and McBryde, P.  (1983). Relationship between group composition and task type on group problem-solving ability.  Paper presented at the 11th annual Graduate Conference in Personality and Social Psychology, Norman, Oklahoma.

Employee Recruitment, Interviewing, and Hiring
 

Aamodt, M. G., Pearson, M., VanMarter, J., & Martin, E.  (1993).  Increasing the  effectiveness of situational interviews and exercises.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council, Sacramento, California.

Article (PDF)

Volker, K., & Aamodt, M. G. (1994).  Relationship between obesity and hiring decisions. Applied H.R.M. Research, 5(1), 64‑76.

 

Kaplan, A. B., Aamodt, M. G., & Wilk, D.  (1991).  The relationship between advertisement variables and applicant responses to newspaper recruitment advertisements.  Journal of Business and Psychology, 5(3), 383‑395.

Proceedings (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G., & Rupert, G.  (1990).  Usefulness of employee referrals in predicting   tenure and performance.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council, San Diego, California

  Aamodt, M. G., & Peggans, D.  (1988).  Tactfully rejecting job applicants.  Personnel Administrator, 33, 58‑60.
Proceedings (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G., & Carr, K.  (1988).  Effect of recruitment source on employee behavior.   Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Aamodt, M. G., & Peggans, D.  (1987).  Effect of rejection letter characteristics on applicant's attitudes toward an organization. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Personnel Management Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Paper (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G.  (1986).  Validity of expert advice regarding the employment interview.   Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council, San Francisco, California.

Testing and Psychometric Issues
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Aamodt, M. G. (2004). Special issue on using MMPI-2 special scale configurations to predict supervisor ratings of police officer performance. Applied H.R.M. Research, 9(2), 41-52.

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Surrette, M. A., Aamodt, M. G., & Serafino, G. (2004).  Using MMPI special scale configurations to predict performance ratings of police officers in New Mexico.  Applied H.R.M. Research, 9(2), 71-72.

PowerPoint (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G., & Larson, J. (2002, June).  Reducing test costs using PowerPoint.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council, New Orleans, LA.

Article (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G., Brewster, J., & Raynes, B.  (2000).  Is the police personality predisposed to domestic violence?  In Shehan, D.  (Ed.)  Law Enforcement and Domestic Violence.  Quantico, VA: Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Article (PDF)

Aamodt, M.  G.  (1999).  Why are there five million types of statistics?  Public Personnel Management, 28(1),  157-160.

 

Aamodt, M. G., & Raynes, B. L.  (1999).   I hate this job: Is it my, your, or our fault?  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council, St. Petersburg, FL.

Article (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G., Dwight, S. A., & Surrette, M. A.  (1997).  A comparison of the MMPI and MMPI-2 F Scale and F-K index for detecting malingering, Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 12(2), 42-47.

Article (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G., & McShane, T. (1992).  A meta‑analytic investigation of the effect of various test item characteristics on test scores and test completion times.  Public Personnel Management, 21(2), 151‑160.

 

Aamodt, M. G., Johnson, D. L., & Freeman, D. M.  (1992).  Estimating adverse impact  using selection ratios and group differences in test score means.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council, Baltimore, Maryland.

Article PDF

Snyman, J., Aamodt, M., Johnson, D., & Frantzve, J.  (1991).  Pre‑employment paper‑and‑pencil testing:  A quantitative review.  Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 7(2), 11‑25.

 

Aamodt, M. G., & Johnson, D. L. (1990).  The multiple regression parable.  The Industrial‑Organizational Psychologist, 28(2), 75‑76.

Article (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G., & Pierce, W. L. (1987).  Comparison of the rare response and vertical percent methods of scoring the biographical  information blank.  Educational and Psychological Measurement, 47, 505‑511.

 

Aamodt, M. G., Carr, K., & Foster, M.  (1987).  Effect of increased self‑awareness on test reliability.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Article (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G. & Kimbrough, W. W. (1985). Comparison of four methods for weighting multiple predictors.  Educational and Psychological Measurement, 45, 477‑482.

 

Aamodt, M. G., Faloona, D., & Lawley, T.  (1985).  Validation of a weighted application blank in predicting performance of industrial plant police. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

Aamodt, M. G. & Kimbrough, W. W. (1983).  The Arkansas Index:  An efficient system to match worker dimensions with objective personality tests. Psychological Reports, 53, 231‑246.

 

Aamodt, M. G., Neufeldt, D. E., & Kimbrough, W. W.  (1983). Relationship between Personal Profile System scores and Action Projection System scores.  Paper presented at the 11th annual Graduate Conference in Personality and Social Psychology, Norman, Oklahoma.

Article (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G. & Kimbrough, W. W. (1982). Validity considerations in the acceptance of Personal Profile System interpretations.  Educational and Psychological Measurement, 42, 625‑628.

 

Aamodt, M. G., Kimbrough, W. W., Keller, R. J., & Neufeldt, D. E.  (1982). Psychometric properties of the Personal Profile System.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, Texas.

 

Aamodt, M. G., & Keller, R. J.  (1980). Validity of four measures of honesty. Paper presented at the 8th annual Graduate Conference in Personality and Social Psychology, Columbus, Ohio.

Human Factors
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Foster, R. S., Aamodt, M. G., Kovach, R., Bodenmiller, J., Rogers, J., & Bryan, D.  (1988).   Effect of menu sign position on customer's ordering times and number of food ordering errors.  Environment and Behavior, 20, 200‑210.

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Kovach, R. J., Surrette, M. A., & Aamodt, M. G. (1988).  Effect of map design on informal  map following performance. Environment and Behavior, 20, 683‑699.

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Aamodt, M. G., & Pierce, W. L. (1986).  Effect of stimulus type and input method on CRT   user's speed and accuracy of entering and proofreading statistical data.  Journal of Computer Information Systems, 27, 24‑26. 

Teaching
Article (PDF)

Nagy, M. S., Schroeder, B., & Aamodt, M. G. (2005, April). Educational training for a Masterís Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 43(2), 89-96.

PowerPoint (PDF)

Nagy, M. S., Schroeder, B., & Aamodt, M. G. (2005, April). Educational training for a Masterís Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Paper presented at the 20th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Aamodt, M. G. (2001).  Forget what you learned in school.  Do it our way.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

 

Aamodt, M. G.  (2000).  Teaching forensic psychology.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Canton, OH.

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Aamodt, M. G. (2000).  The role of the I/O psychologist in police psychology.  Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 15(2), 8‑10.

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Aamodt, M. G. (1983). Academic ability and student preference for discussion group activities.  Teaching of Psychology, 10, 117‑119.

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Aamodt, M. G. (1982). Effect of the study session on test performance. Teaching of Psychology, 9, 118‑120.  Reprinted in Ware, M.E., & Millard, R.J., Eds. (1987).  Handbook on Student  Development: Advising, Career Development, and Field Placement.  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

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Aamodt, M. G. (1982). A closer look at the study session.  Teaching of Psychology, 9,   234‑235.  Reprinted in Ware, M.E., & Millard, R.J., Eds. (1987).  Handbook on Student  Development:  Advising, Career Development, and Field Placement.  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Article (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G.  (1982). Personality predictors of performance in an introductory computer course.  Journal of Data Education, 22, 31‑35.

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Aamodt, M. G. & Keller, R. J.  (1981). Using the Self‑Consciousness Scale to predict student discussion group participation.  Teaching of Psychology, 8, 176‑177.

 

Aamodt, M. G., Tuseth, S., Johnson, D. B., & Bonge, D. (1979).  Effectiveness of various  modes of instruction.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Psychological Association, Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Sport Psychology
Article (PDF)

Aamodt, M. G., Kimbrough, W. W., & Alexander, C. J. (1983). A preliminary investigation  of the relationship between team racial heterogeneity and team performance in college basketball.  Journal of Sports Sciences, 1, 131‑133.

 

Aamodt, M. G., Alexander, C. J., & Kimbrough, W. W. (1982). Personality characteristics of college non‑athletes and baseball, football, and track team members.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 55, 327‑330.

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Aamodt, M. G.  (1981). Criteria used by fans in All‑Star Game selection. Journal of Sport Psychology, 3, 355‑357.

 

 

Assessment Council News Columns
Since 1996, I have served as the Technical Affairs Editor for the Assessment Council News (ACN) - the newsletter for the International Public Management Association Assessment Council (IPMAAC). Four times a year, I write a column on an assessment topic and include a piece of HR humor.  Below is a list of technical topics and humor topics and links to PDF files (the humor section is in the same PDF file as the technical topic). If (Mike's) appears with the humor, it means it is an "Aamodt original."
ACN Issue Technical Topic Humor Topic
2007, October Validity coefficients  
2007, August Purchasing tests from vendors Efficiency expert
2007, February Job description shelf-life and math placement in exams Reasons given by employees for missing work
2006, October Avoiding common problems in writing job descriptions Spell checkers
2006, August Mean versus the median: It can make a difference Perceptions of employee and management behavior
2006, April Considerations in rejecting applicants Brain cramps
2006, February Validity and reliability of references Valentine's Day Cards for Assessment Nerds (Mike's)
2005, October The structured interview begins Importance of a written job description
2005, August The case against unstructured interviews Top Ten Stupid Interviewer Tricks (Mike's)
2005, April Coding education levels Reasons for Turnover
2005, February Detecting deception in HR contexts Employee excuses for missing work
2004, October Can turnover be reduced? Updated employee handbook
2004, August Introducing speakers Cannibals eating a secretary and managers
2004, April Danger of arbitrary passing scores Manager joke
2004, February Another strike against profile matching Dumb things said by managers
2003, August Performance differences in employees with high school diplomas and GEDs Real life Dilbert quotes from managers
2003, April And the survey says...(absenteeism and family friendly practices) Funny responses to a McDonald's employment application
2003, February How common is resume fraud? Great lines from cover letters
2002, October Terminating employees Thinking outside the box
2002, August If I retake the exam, will I score better? 1943 Guide to Hiring Women
2002, February What is the difference between O*NET and the DOT? Interview humor
2001, October Salary equity Why cross-training is important
2001, August Definition of an applicant (Written by David Cohen) Downsizing at the North Pole
2001, April Writing a good job description Interesting job applicant behavior
2001, February Definition of a structured interview Short human resource books (Mike's)
2000, April Cost of turnover Humor from airline employees
2000, February 1999 IPMAAC Survey Results Recruitment joke
1999, December How you can get involved The real meaning of management comments
1999, October Organizational and individual utilities (Written by Dennis Doverspike) The real meaning of recruitment ads
1999, April Understanding regression Situational interview joke
1999, February Interpreting correlation coefficients You know you have been brainwashed by TQM when:
1998, December Why are there so many types of statistics Putting a mistake in the proper context (Mike's)
1998, August Validity of grades Letter of recommendation humor
1998, June Employee attitude surveys (Written by Heather King) Rejecting a rejection letter
1998, April Workplace violence Performance evaluation quotes
1998, February Performance appraisal scales Celebrity employment interviews (Mike's)
1997, December Affirmative action is more than preferential hiring Strange behavior in the interview
1997, October Screening for difficult employees (Written by Bobbie Raynes) Real meaning of letters of recommendation
1997, August Ways to measure test validity Cover letter and resume mistakes
1997, June Standardizing scores Murphy's Laws of the recruitment jungle
1997, April Job description length  
1997, February Understanding meta-analysis  
1996, December Profile matching HR nerd jokes (Mike's)
1996, October Organizational change Mike's top 10 stupid interviewer tricks (Mike's)
1996, August Validity of military experience Are you a redneck interviewer (Mike's)
1996, June Computing adverse impact  
Committee-based job analyses  
1996, April Job satisfaction scales (Written by Mark Nagy)  
1996, February Is all that item-writing advice true?  

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