Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website! The Personnel Psychology Research Lab is led by Andrew B. Speer and a group of talented student scholars. We specialize in conducting novel research regarding employee selection, assessment and decision making, performance management, and people analytics.

 

Lab Goals:
Quite simply, our goals are to produce research that builds and applies theory to tackle everyday work problems. These problems include those topics listed above but extend to any opportunities where psychological principles and data science can be applied to improve the world of work.

We regularly conduct research to improve pre-employment hiring, to improve performance management practices, and to set best practices for people analytics. Because of our focus on practical application, we are always looking for research partnerships and collaborations with businesses, governments, and other scientists.

About Dr. Speer:
I am an industrial and organizational psychologist (would be a lot easier to just say “work” psychologist) currently serving as a professor at Wayne State University (WSU). My research falls in the areas of personnel selection, individual assessment, and performance measurement. These interests have been influenced by applied experiences in my time spent as an external consultant, internal consultant, people analytics manager, and now as a professor at WSU. In my work, I strive to produce interesting and useful research that can help others. In my life outside of work, I am an obsessive baseball and football fan, love good dramas, and am the proud father of a rambunctious daughter, Hannah.

Contact Information for the Personnel Psychology Research Lab:
We are always looking for research partnerships and collaborations with businesses, governments, and other scientists. Don’t hesitate to reach out using the contact information below!

andrew.speer2@wayne.edu
(313) 577-4417

See the other lab pages to better understand our lab and research.