I/O Psychology & Measurement Lab

Dr. Charles Scherbaum
Department of Psychology
Room 8-136

The I/O psychology and measurement lab focuses on issues of diversity in the context of employee selection, measuring individual differences, and assessing employee attitudes. We study sources of bias on cognitive tests, non-cognitive predictors of job performance, attitudes toward stigmatized employee, attitude measurement, linking employee attitudes to organizational outcomes, and employee selection. The research conducted in this lab draws heavily on recent advances in analytical and methodological techniques, and computer technology.

One of the main areas of research conducted in the lab examines possible explanations for racial differences on intelligence and cognitive ability tests. This research involves developing alternative formats and types of intelligence tests as well as the role previous experience and test taking skills in performance on these types of tests.

Other projects include: (1) utilizing item response theory to detect response distortion (i.e., faking) on measures of personality and biodata in employment contexts; (2) dynamic models of goal-striving and goal-revision processes; (3) modeling ability-performance relationships over time; (4) assessing attitudes toward employees with disabilities and female managers; (5) synthetic validity; (6) impact of stereotype threat on test-taking behaviors.

Research in the I/O and measurement lab is conducted in collaboration with graduate and undergraduate students. Students are involved in all aspect of the research. Current students include:

PhD Students
Michael Kern
Jennifer Ferreter
Brittany Boyd
Victoria Blanshteyn
Paul Agnello
Justina Froelich

Undergraduate Students
Yuliya Berger
Stephanie Grimaldi
Michael Denunizo

Recent Publications from the Lab (2008-Present):

Johnson, J., Steel, P., Scherbaum, C., Hoffman, C., Jeanneret, R.P., & Foster, J. (in press). Validation is Like Motor Oil: Synthetic is Better. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

Scherbaum, C.A, & Vancouver, J.B. (in press). If we produce discrepancies, then how: Testing a computational process model of positive goal revision. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Scherbaum, C.A., Putka, D.J., Naidoo, L.J., & Youssefnia, D. (in press). Key driver analyses: Current trends, problems, and alternative approaches. In S. Albrecht’s (Ed.), Handbook of employee engagement. Edward-Elgar Publishing House: Camberley, UK.

Goldstein, H. W., Scherbaum, C. A., & Yusko, K. (2009). Adverse impact and measuring cognitive ability. In J. Outtz’s (Ed.) Adverse impact: Implications for organizational staffing and high stakes testing (pp. 95-134). New York: Psychology Press.

Scherbaum, C.A., & Ferreter, J.M. (2009). Estimating statistical power and sample size requirement for organizational research using hierarchical linear models. Organizational Research Methods, 12, 347-367.

Scherbaum, C. A., & Meade, A. W. (2009). Measurement in the organizational sciences. In D. Buchanan & A. Bryman (Eds.), Handbook of organizational research methods (pp. 636-653). London: Sage.

Naidoo, L.J., Scherbaum, C.A., & Goldstein, H.W. (2008). Examining the Relative Importance of Leader-Member Exchange on Group Performance Over Time.  In G. B. Graen and J. A. Graen (Eds.), Knowledge Driven Corporation: A Discontinuous Model.  LMX Leadership: The Series (Vol 5., pp 211-230). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc.

Scherbaum, C.S., & Goldstein, H. (2008). Examining the relationship between differential item functioning and item difficulty. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 68, 537-553 .

Scherbaum, C.A., Popovich, P.M., & Finlinson, S. (2008). Exploring factors related to energy conservation behaviors in organizations. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 818-835.

Vancouver, J.B., & Scherbaum, C.A. (2008). Do We Self-Regulate Actions or Perceptions? A Test of Two Computational Models. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 14, 1-22.

Recent Presentations from the Lab (2008-Present):

Boyd, B. & Scherbaum, C. (2010, April). Implicit job satisfaction. Poster presented at the 25th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta.

Scherbaum, C. (2010, April). Panelist in L. Saari’s Identified Employee Surveys: Pros, Cons, What We Know/Don’t Know. Debate presented at the 25th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta.

Pascall-Gonzalez, R. Scherbaum, C., Ferreter, J., & Golubovich, J. (2010, April). Examining Subgroup Differences on Cognitive Tests Using Mixed-measurement IRT Models. Symposium presented at the 25th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta.

Scherbaum, C. (2010, August). Discussant in S. Ashworth’s A long-term implementation of job component validity: A 10-year follow-up. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, San Diego.

Fyman, J. & Scherbaum, C.A. (2009, April). Examining the Factor Structure of Team-Member Exchange. Poster presented at the 24th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans.

Naidoo, L.J., Scherbaum, C.A., & Goldstein, H.W. (2009, April). A Longitudinal Examination of LMX, Ability, Differentiation and Team Performance. Poster presented at the 24th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans.

Scherbaum, C.A. (2009, April). Panel member in C. Scherbaum & P. Steel’s Synthetic Validity: Practical Questions and Answers. Panel Discussion at the 24th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans.

Blanshteyn, V., Scherbaum, C., Marshall, E., McCue, E., & Strauss, R. (2008, April). Examining the Effects of Stereotype Threat on Test Taking Behaviors. Poster to be presented at the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Cohen-Charash, Y., Erez, M., & Scherbaum, C. A. (2008, April). When good things happen to others: Envy and firgun reactions. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Cohen-Charash, Y., Erez, M., & Scherbaum, C. A. (2008, April). Firgun - being happy for another person's good fortune. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Ferreter, J., Goldstein, H., Scherbaum, C., Yusko, K., & Jun, H. (2008, April). Reducing Adverse Impact Using a Nontraditional Cognitive Ability Assessment. Poster presented at the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Scherbaum, C. A. (2008, August). Discussant in J. Foster's Synthetic Validity: New Directions and Old Questions Answered. Symposium at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.

Please contact Charles Scherbaum, Ph.D. for more information about joining the lab and current projects.

Website for Charles Scherbaum
Email: Charles.Scherbaum@baruch.cuny.edu
Phone: 646-312-3807
Room VC 8-136

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Last update: February 10, 2010

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