Sheldon Zedeck

Sheldon Zedeck

Title
Professor of the Graduate School
Department
Dept of Psychology
Phone
(510) 642-7130
Fax
510 642-5293
Research Expertise and Interest
statistics, organization, psychology, research methodology, industrial, social psychology, personnel, cross-cultural work values, decision-making research, work and family issues, the work values of Chinese employees
Research Description

Sheldon Zedeck is an industrial/organizational psychologist. His continuing research interests are in five areas: (1) employment selection and validation models, with particular emphasis on reducing adverse impact against minorities; he is currently working on a research grant from the Law School Admissions Council (with Prof. Marjorie Shultz, Law School faculty) that focuses on how to define success in law school and as an attorney; (2) the relationship between work and family, with particular emphasis on how factors in both the work and family environments have reciprocal, causal relationships; (3) decision making, in particular how individuals process information prior to making decisions; (4) the influence of "sabbaticals" and other forms of work leave on attitudes and behavior; and (5) the work values of Chinese employees, with particular emphasis on the differences in work values among different generations of Chinese workers.

In the News

July 15, 2010

UC Berkeley psychologists bring science of happiness to China

As the ranks of China's millionaires continue to grow, the pursuit of wealth in the nation is fast outpacing mental health and wellbeing, according to psychologists at the University of California, Berkeley, who are seeking to correct that imbalance and spread the science of happiness in China.