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Enhancing Judgment: The Case for Human–Algorithm Collaboration

Jon C. Willford, Edison Electric Institute

Matthew Haynes 0 952 Article rating: 5.0

Algorithms are increasingly used in assessment methods and technologies. The word algorithm is used colloquially in different ways, but in this context it generally refers to computer programs that utilize complex statistical models to combine tens, hundreds, or even thousands of variables to predict an outcome (e.g. job performance) or automate a process (e.g. eliminate unqualified applicants).

But although algorithms clearly have the potential to increase our ability to make better decisions, industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologists and those in related fields have yet to fully consider how to optimize the collaboration between human decision makers and algorithmic decision aids. Viewing the human–algorithm relationship as a collaboration is fitting because better decision-making outcomes are possible when both are involved rather than when making decisions separately.

The High Cost of Perfectionism

By Robin Gerrow

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Feeling like a fake at work can lead to problems at home

A little self-doubt at work can be a good thing, but like anything else—too much can be a bad thing.

When employees, usually high performers, start to doubt their abilities too much it can turn into imposter phenomenon, causing fatigue, dissatisfaction, and the inability to maintain a healthy work–life balance. Employees experiencing imposter phenomenon have trouble recognizing and believing their own success and tend to overcompensate, which takes an emotional toll.

Get Funding for Division Initiatives

APA Committee on Division/APA Relations Invites Divisions to Submit Proposals by September 1, 2019

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The Interdivisional Grant Program is a way to obtain small grants for activities that are collaborations among divisions. The APA Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) invites divisions to submit proposals by September 1, 2019.

Skills are the New Coin of the Realm

By Barbara Ruland

Matthew Haynes 0 769 Article rating: 4.0

New SIOP Book explores Workforce Readiness and the Future of Work

Forget bitcoin—skills are the global currency for 21st century economies.  Lori Foster, professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University and the University of Cape Town, says, “Without proper investment in skills, individuals languish on the margins of societies, technology does not convert into economic prosperity, and it’s difficult if not impossible for countries to compete in an increasingly knowledge-based global economy.”

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