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What If Industrial–Organizational Psychology Decided to Take Workplace Decisions Seriously?

  • Reeshad S. Dalal (a1), Silvia Bonaccio (a2), Scott Highhouse (a3), Daniel R. Ilgen (a4), Susan Mohammed (a5) and Jerel E. Slaughter (a6)...

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The major premise of this article is that increased exposure to—and increased application of—theories, methods, and findings from the judgment and decision-making (JDM) field will aid industrial–organizational psychology and organizational behavior (IOOB) researchers and practitioners in studying workplace decisions. To this end, we first provide evidence of the lack of cross-fertilization between JDM and IOOB and then provide an overview of the JDM research literature. Next, with the aid of a panel of prominent IOOB scholars who share JDM interests, we discuss the philosophical and methodological traditions in IOOB and JDM, the areas in which IOOB has already been enriched by JDM as well as the areas in which it might be further enriched in the future, ways of increasing cross-fertilization from JDM to IOOB, and ways in which IOOB can in turn contribute to JDM. Through this focal article, we hope to spark conversation and ultimately engender more cross-fertilization between JDM and IOOB.

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E-mail: rdalal@gmu.edu, Address: Department of Psychology, George Mason University, David King Hall, MSN 3F5, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

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