The aim of this article consists of critically reviewing research and publication trends in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. The focus is on four trends: (1) the extreme importance of theory, (2) the loss of the identity of industrial and organizational psychology, (3) the cumbersome nature of the review process, and (4) the deficient reporting of methodology and results in light of replication research. After each trend recommendations are made to turn the situation around. We also hope that this article might generate the necessary discussion about these four trends.
Industrial and organizational psychology, theory, publication, methodology
Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Gedrag & Organisatie
Boom Lemma Uitgevers
LIEVENS, Filip and ANSEEL, Frederik.
A critical review of research and publication trends in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. (2012). Gedrag & Organisatie. 25, (3), 211-221. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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