Bell, Bradford S.
[Excerpt] Personnel Psychology (P-Psych) publishes psychological research centered around people at work. Launched in 1948, P-Psych is one of the oldest and longest-running applied psychology and management journals. The journal was founded to encourage and report research that applies psychological methods, understandings, techniques, and findings to the study of people at work. In their founding editorial, Erwin K. Taylor and Charles I. Mosier argued that for research findings to be meaningful they must not only stimulate further research but also reach and be understood by those who might use them. Thus, from its inception P-Psych sought to publish research that was technically rigorous yet also realistic and readable. This emphasis on both rigor and relevance is something that has distinguished P-Psych throughout its history and has helped establish it as one of the most influential journals in the field of industrial-organizational psychology.
Personnel Psychology; research; workplace; management; industrial-organizational psychology
Required Publisher Statement: © SAGE. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. Final version published as: Bell, B. S. (2017). Personnel Psychology. In S. G. Rogelberg (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology (pp. 1201-1202). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.