Dr. Robert Jones is Professor of Psychology at Missouri State University. His research and professional interests are in industrial and organizational psychology, and relate to management, prejudice and ethical decision making.
Industry Expertise (8)
Areas of Expertise (8)
Ohio State University: Ph.D., Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology 1992
Ohio State University: M.A., Psychology 1989
St. Olaf College: B.A., Political Theory 1977
- Personnel Psychology : Book Review Editor
- Springfield City Council : Member
- Society for I-O Psychology
- Academy of Management
Media Appearances (2)
Nepotism in the White House
WOSU Public Media radio
Missouri State University’s Dr. Robert Jones, psychology professor, discusses whether nepotism is acceptable.
Eric Trump Offers Surprisingly Candid Thoughts On Nepotism
The Trump administration has been under fire recently for claims of nepotism.
Missouri State University’s Dr. Robert Jones, psychology professor, and an expert on the subject of nepotism, provides his opinion in this article.
Antinepotism policies are common in work organizations. Although cronyism appears to be commonplace as well, official policing of cronyism is less common...
We agree with Pulakos and O'Leary (2011) that the focus of efforts in performance appraisal should be on the relationship between managers and their employees. We also agree with their focus on relational processes rather than structures (eg, merit grids) or outcomes ...
Personnel psychologists often hear of the first testing program conducted by the Chinese Civil Service c. 1000 AD What we often do not learn, however, is that this approach to meritorious hiring failed and was replaced by the eunuch system for staffing of the imperial service...
Job-irrelevant discrimination seems as ubiquitous as the performance appraisals in which it is commonly detected. This paper explores both compliance-based and more proactive approaches that deal with the various possible sources of discrimination in performance appraisal ratings...
Lance's (2008) article on assessment center (AC) construct validation has undertones of the long-standing ''lumper''versus ''splitter''discussions in biology. The controversy here is between breaking groups of animals into more categories...