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Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management

Mission Statement

The research interests of this interdisciplinary section cover the areas of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. Specific fields of interest include leadership; teamwork; new team-based forms of organization; the roles of hierarchy, power, status and influence; emotions in organizations; personnel diagnostics (e.g., applicant selection, employee assessment); career management and career adjustments; assessing and promoting work performance in different contexts; personality and intelligence in careers; and the scientist-practitioner gap in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior.
The section aims to advance the research areas of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior at JLU and strengthen JLU’s national and international visibility in these fields to make JLU even more attractive to young researchers. The section strives to involve both senior and early-career researchers in all academic disciplines concerned with the human being in an organizational context and/or organizational structures.

 

Section Head election

A new Section Head election took place in October 2020. The OB & HRM Section is now lead by the following team: Dr. Ulrike Fasbender, Dr. Sascha Abdel Hadi, Dr. Pascale Stephanie Petri, Dr. Katerina Tsantila.

 

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Current and Upcoming Events


Save the date: Montag 25. Oktober 2021, 15:30 - 17:00 Uhr, "Introduction to Emerging Research on Primal World Beliefs" Gastvortrag von Dr. Jeremy D. W. Clifton.


Abstract: It is axiomatic that a major determinant of behavior is perceptions of the sort of place the individual is in. In a perceived dangerous war zone, for example, humans are more irritable and nervous (i.e., neurotic). But what if some individuals see the entire world as a war zone? A general psychological theory recently suggested that, in this way, variance in many personality, political, clinical, and positive psychology variables might be attributable to individual differences in an empirically-derived set of basic beliefs about the world’s typical character. These beliefs have been called ‘primals’ or ‘primal world beliefs’. For example, the belief that the world is dangerous theoretically should increase neuroticism and the belief the world is abundant should increase curiosity. This talk will serve as a general introduction to primals research, covering what primals are, how they were identified, potential research implications for an array of topics, and some of the work done so far.


BioJeremy D. W. Clifton received a PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania studying with Dr. Martin Seligman (advisor), Dr. Angela Duckworth (committee chair), and Dr. Rob DeRubeis. His primary research area concerns primal world beliefs, with a secondary focus on measurement. Publications include the 2019 Psychological Assessment article introducing primal world beliefs that was recently featured in the Washington Post and a 2019 Psychological Methods article on tradeoffs between validity and reliability. He is currently Senior Research Scientist at the UPenn Positive Psychology Center, Director of the UPenn Primals Project, chair of the Primals Research Awards Steering Committee, and teaches research methods in the UPenn Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program.

 

Save the date: On Friday, December 3rd, 2021, 10:00 - 14:00, the next workshop on 'Open Science' will take place.

We are planning a face-to-face event. Participants will be notified about the venue shortly. Kindly note that we might have to switch to an online format if the COVID-19 situation becomes critical. 



The last workshop on 'Academic publishing in Organizational Behavior and Organizational Psychology' (lecturers: Prof. Ute Klehe & Prof. Frank Walter) took place on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

The last guest lecture we hosted was by Dr Anita Keller (University of Groningen, Holland), titled "Am I on the right track? The role of feedback availability during change processes" and held on September 1, 2021.