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James L. Farr

James L. Farr received his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland . Since 1971 he has been on the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University where he is currently professor of Psychology.  He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Sheffield, U.K., the University of Western Australia , and at the Chinese University of Hong Kong .  His primary research interests are performance appraisal and feedback, personnel selection, the older worker, and innovation and creativity in work settings. Dr. Farr is the author or editor of over 80 publications in professional journals and books, including Innovation and Creativity at Work (co-edited with Michael West) and The Handbook of Employee Selection (co-edited with Nancy Tippins, in preparation). He was the editor of Human Performance and has served on the editorial boards of numerous other professional journals.  Active in a number of professional organizations, Dr. Farr was president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in 1996
1997 and has served in a variety of other positions for SIOP.  He is an elected fellow of SIOP and APA.