A Cognitive Approach to Performance Appraisal

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 9, 2004 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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The benefits of performance appraisal in the business world have caused an upsurge of books and programs for use in management, but few of the methods described bother to verify that the underlying psychology on which they are based holds true. Angelo DeNisi has spent 10 years conducting research into cognitive processes, particularly those of the rater, in performance appraisal.
A Cognitive Appraisal is a careful and thorough investigation of appraisal decisions. Based on experiments conducted with over 300 participants, Angelo DeNisi presents results from both the laboratory and real life settings into this vital area. The evidence described will be invaluable to all those involved in assessing the validity of particular performance 'packages' for use by themselves or their clients and to other researchers in appraisal techniques. It is also an excellent guide for all psychologists who wish to verify their results in the field as it contains the story of a long term research program encompassing the move from lab to field, successfully.

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Angelo DeNisi is Albert Cohen Chair in Business Administration and Dean of the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. After receiving his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University, Dr. DeNisi taught at Kent State University, the University of South Carolina, Rutgers University, and Texas A&M University before coming to Tulane. His research interests include performance appraisal, expatriate management, and work experiences of persons with disabilities. Dr. DeNisi's research has been funded by government and private agencies, including the National Science Foundation, The Textile Manufacturers Institute, and the Army Research Institute. His work has been published in top journals in the field. He has also authored or co-authored four books, contributed to other books, and has spoken at numerous national and international meetings. Dr. DeNisi has served as President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and President of the Academy of Management. He has also served as Chair of several SIOP committees and as Representative to the APA Council. He was the chair of both the OB and HR Divisions of the Academy of Management. His contributions to the profession have been recognized with awards from the Academy of Management, and The Academy of Management Executive. The SIOP has named him co-winner of the lifetime Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. He has served on the editorial boards of AMJ, AMR, JAP, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior, and as Editor of the Academy of Management Journal. He is a Fellow of SIOP, the American Psychological Association, the Southern Management Association and the Academy of Management.

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