Writing

cropped-2015_psy_155_2-1024x578.jpgI write about corporate personality testing for academic and non-academic audiences.

In the wake of the public attention on Cambridge Analytica’s use of personality tests, I wrote for Slate and The Conversation , and was picked up by the National Post.

My piece, “From the Intuitive Human to the Intuitive Computer,”, was published by Technology’s Stories as part of a panel awarded the Best Early Career Panel at the Society for the History of Technology.

My refereed article, “Temperamental Workers,” was just published in History of Psychology. This case study of a now-forgotten 1930s personality test, the Humm-Wadsworth Temperament Scale, offers a pre-history of “emotional intelligence” as a valued trait in business. And, it shows how corporations are key sites to understand the development of psychological testing.

My article, “Managing Intuition,” was published in Business History Review as part of an invited roundtable on postwar American management.

I reviewed Susan Lamb’s Pathologist of the Mind: Adolf Meyer and the Origins of American Psychiatry,”  for the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. The book was named Cheiron Best Book of 2016.

I wrote a guest post for Hidden Persuaders, a blog on the history of Cold War psychology, which examines how workplace motivational psychologists faced charges of “brainwashing.”

After researching in the Hagley business history archives, I wrote about my findings in a piece called “The Manager as Motivator.”

As part of my involvement with the University of Toronto Scientific Instrument Collection, I wrote about their fascinating collection of psychological tests for their online exhibit.

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