APS Award Address
Improving the Lives of Employees Through Goal Setting
Friday May 28, 2010, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM - Grand Ballroom
Gary P. Latham
University of Toronto, Canada
Goal setting theory, developed with Edwin Locke, has been the framework for developing predictors as well as interventions for selecting, appraising, training, and motivating employees ranging from relatively uneducated pulpwood producers to engineers/scientists. Specifically, I will address the development of the situational interview, based on the premise that intentions predict behavior, Behavioral Observation Scales for assessing job performance, training in self management for increasing job attendance, and the setting of conscious as well as subconscious goals for improving productivity.
2010 Program Committee
Tyler S. Lorig, Washington and Lee University (Chair); Nalini Ambady, Tufts University; Abigail Baird, Vassar College; Sian Beilock, University of Chicago; Daniel Klein, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York; Richard Lewis, Pomona College; Kris Preacher, University of Kansas; Deidra Schleicher, Purdue University; Timothy Strauman, Duke University; Tracy Zinn, James Madison University