Joint Seminar WAOP/KLI 2017-2018, Day 1/4: On tour to Work and Organizational Psychology professors

Kurt Lewin Instituut
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Joint Seminar WAOP/KLI 2017-2018, Day 1/4: On tour to Work and Organizational Psychology professors

Teaching staff
prof. Reinout de Vries, Free University Amsterdam. Coordinator: prof. Nico W. Van Yperen, University of Groningen (WAOP president and Member General Board KLI).

Type of course
Joint Seminars

October 4, 2017

Free University Amsterdam, room to be announced.

4 days:
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017: prof. Reinout de Vries, Free University Amsterdam and University of Twente.
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018: prof. Marise Born, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Thursday, March 15, 2018: prof. Evangelia Demerouti, Eindhoven University of Technology
Friday, June 8th,2018: prof. Annelies van Vianen, University of Amsterdam

1.0 ECTC will be appointed for attendance of each seminar. In total, attendants can receive 4.0 ECTS when attending all seminars. It is not compulsory to attend all seminars. Please make sure to register for each seminar that you wish to attend.


WAOP members and KLI members. The WAOP (Werkgemeenschap van onderzoekers in de Arbeids- & OrganisatiePsychologie) is a Dutch Association aiming at the initiation, facilitation, and maintenance of research and training in Work & Organizational psychology in the Netherlands.
The maximum number of attendees per seminar is 20, the minimum is 7. WAOP (non-KLI) members can register with Barbara Kip (University of Groningen): .

Each year, four seminars will be organized. The aims of this joint seminar series are:
(1) To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, theories, models, methods, and research findings of the research program of a leading W&O scholar or research group in the Netherlands.
(2) To demonstrate the ability to select, understand, value, and integrate relevant scientific literature, and to formulate judgments on the basis of the available information.
(3) To extend one's network with senior researchers that may PhD students in W&O Psychology help to advance their academic career. In 2017-2018, the topics are:

1. Substance and Style in Personality and Leadership
2. Personnel Selection and Validity Generalization Analysis
3. Job Crafting from a Diary Perspective
4. The Basic Tenets of Person-Environmental Fit

Day 1, Wednesday, October 4th, 2017: prof. Reinout de Vries, Free University Amsterdam: Topic: Substance and Style in Personality and Leadership

Social, personality, developmental, and evolutionary psychologists have long battled over de existence, content, development, and nature of personality and leadership. Combining insights from genetic, situational, and lexical accounts, I will introduce an integrative Situation-Trait-Outcome Activation (STOA) model of personality. Furthermore, I will discuss the most recent evidence in personality psychology supporting a six-dimensional (HEXACO) framework and its link to leadership styles and (organizational) outcomes. For a discussion on the relations between personality, leadership, and organizational outcomes, I will pay special attention to the distinction between (response) substance and styles. To obtain an accurate assessment of personality and leadership (and similar constructs), we will discuss a number of models of (lack of) self-other agreement, similarity, and assumed similarity, such as the realistic accuracy model, the social relations model, and the social accuracy model, and a number of ways to assess self-other agreement, for instance using Pearson’s r, profile agreement (rp or rpa) and intraclass correlations—double entry (ICCDE). Furthermore, we will discuss how self-other agreement can be used as an independent or dependent variable in your own research.

In each one-day seminar (6 hours), a senior scholar presents work on his/her specialization, including both methodological and theoretical components. The W&O scholar sends the attendees three to four key publications about two weeks in advance (8 hours). After each seminar (within two weeks), the attendees write a brief paper (approximately 1500 words, 14 hours, pass/fail evaluation) consisting of the following parts:
(1) A description of theoretical approach or research methodology discussed in the seminar.
(2) The application of the research methodology or theory learned in the seminar in the form of a study proposal which includes at least one specific hypothesis.
(3) A plan on how the student could integrate the learned research methodology or theory in his/her PhD project, including possible opportunities and challenges.

Each seminar 3-4 articles/chapters, to be announced.

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