BEST–SELLING PSYCHOLOGY BOOK GETS FRESH MATERIAL
"Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection," first published a decade ago, was considered a go–to resource for those studying industrial–organizational (I–O) psychology. It was written by BGSU faculty Drs. Bob Guion, a pioneer in the field, and Scott Highhouse. Before his death in 2012, Guion gave his co–author permission to take over the book and produce a subsequent edition when the time was right.
That time has come. Released in early 2016, the second edition of the book contains a wealth of updated material including current legal issues in employment, and it covers new subjects like online testing. The edition was revised by Highhouse and co–author Dennis Doverspike of the University of Akron.
"Certainly Bob Guion's original vision is there, but we made quite a number of changes," said Highhouse. "About 25 percent of the book is new content and it has a new voice overall."