Piers Steel, PhD

Industrial/Organizational Psychology University of Minnesota

Piers Steel

Areas of Research

Motivation
I have developed a new integrative theory of motivation that unifies the decision making sciences. You can get access to the handbook chapter here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/280025762_The_Building_Blocks_of_Motivation Working on a paper that more clearly integrates economics within this framework. Could use an interested graduate student.
Meta-analysis
Working on cloud based meta-analysis to vastly increase the speed of science. You can read about here: https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/87848
Selection
Working on evaluating through simulation a new system that provides instant selection system, better than what is presently available. You can read about synthetic validity in this special issue: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1754-9434.2010.01245.x/abstract Preliminary work indicates we can improve GDP for most nations by about 15 percent. There ways of using it to reduce adverse impact and the like, so lots to explore.

Supervising degrees

Management Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries

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Smart, motivated and passionate about this area. A willingness to write and to improve your writing and statistical skills, because you must know they need to be better. If haven't read the articles accompanying my research areas before contacting me, I'm not the supervisor you are looking for. However, if you are willing to do the work, many of former graduate students went on to a success career in academia and have contributed. I encourage first authorship in my students and hope that I'm helping a new colleague to join our field.

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