Emeritus Professor Peter Warr
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Emeritus Professor Peter Warr
Sheffield University Management School
Sheffield University Management School
Peter Warr is an Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Work Psychology.
Areas of expertise
- Factors influencing happiness and unhappiness
- Motivation, personality and behaviour
- Age differences in employment
- BA, University of Cambridge
- PhD, University of Sheffield
- Spearman Medal of the British Psychological Society for distinguished research
- Presidents’ Award of the British Psychological Society for outstanding contributions to psychological knowledge
- Chartered Psychologist
- Research interests
- Worker happiness and unhappiness
- Motivation and engagement
- Self-employed workers’ motives and happiness
- Person-job fit
- Work happiness and unhappiness. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Work Orientations, Well-Being and Job Content of Self-Employed and Employed Professionals. Work, Employment and Society, 32(2), 292-311.
- Job features, job values, and affective strength. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24(1), 101-112.
- Meetings at work: Perceived effectiveness and recommended improvements. Journal of Business Research, 68(9), 2015-2026.
- Four-quadrant investigation of job-related affects and behaviours. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 23(3), 342-363.
- Fuentes de felicidad e infelicidad en el trabajo: una perspectiva combinada. Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones, 29(3), 99-106.
- Personality and Job Engagement. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 10(4), 177-181.
- Perceived Meeting Effectiveness: The Role of Design Characteristics. Journal of Business and Psychology, 24(1), 65-76.
- Work values: Some demographic and cultural correlates. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 81(4), 751-775.
- Personality and work values. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 43(3-4), 409-409.
- Searching for happiness at work. Psychologist, 20(12), 726-729.
- Differential activation of judgments in employee well-being. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 79(2), 225-244.
- Big Five validity: Aggregation method matters. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 78(3), 377-386.
- Personality and Sales Performance: Situational Variation and Interactions between Traits. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 13(1), 87-91.
- Older people's well-being as a function of employment, retirement, environmental characteristics and role preference. British Journal of Psychology, 95(3), 297-324.
- Preferences for Careers and Organisational Cultures as a Function of Logically Related Personality Traits. Applied Psychology, 53(3), 423-435.
- Activity and psychological well-being in older people. Aging & Mental Health, 8(2), 172-183.
- Organizational climate and company productivity: The role of employee affect and employee level. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 77(2), 193-216.
- In love with work. PSYCHOLOGIST, 16(1), 28-29.
- Personality, Gender, Age and Logical Overlap in Multi‐Source Ratings. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 10(4), 279-291.
- Age and personality in the British population between 16 and 64 years. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 74(2), 165-199.
- Indirect processes in criterion-related validity. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 21(7), 731-745.
- Learning strategies, learning anxiety and knowledge acquisition.. The British journal of psychology, 91.
- Learning strategies, learning anxiety and knowledge acquisition. British Journal of Psychology, 91(3), 311-333.
- Predicting three levels of training outcome. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 72(3), 351-375.
- Logical and judgmental moderators of the criterion-related validity of personality scales. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 72(2), 187-204.
- The use and effectiveness of modern manufacturingpractices: A survey of UK industry. International Journal of Production Research, 37(10), 2271-2292.
- Factors influencing two types of congruence in multirater judgments. Human Performance, 12(3-4), 183-210.
- A new taxonomy of modern manufacturing practices. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 17(11), 1112-1130.
- Pleasure and the quality of life - Warburton,DM, Sherwood,N. PSYCHOLOGIST, 10(11), 512-512.
- Age-related impairment in associative learning: The role of anxiety, arousal and learning self-efficacy. Personality and Individual Differences, 21(5), 675-686.
- Intelligence, elementary cognitive components, and cognitive styles as predictors of complex task performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 21(1), 91-102.
- Is job satisfaction U-shaped in age?. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 69(1), 57-81.
- Age Differences in Three Components of Employee Well-being. Applied Psychology, 44(4), 345-373.
- Health and Motivational Factors In Sickness Absence. Human Resource Management Journal, 5(5), 33-48.
- Does age matter?. Journal of Management Development, 14(7), 28-35.
- TRAINEE CHARACTERISTICS AND THE OUTCOMES OF OPEN LEARNING. Personnel Psychology, 48(2), 347-375.
- Occupational Age-Grading: Jobs for Older and Younger Nonmanagerial Employees. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 45(3), 328-346.
- A conceptual framework for the study of work and mental health. Work & Stress, 8(2), 84-97.
- Training For Older Managers. Human Resource Management Journal, 4(2), 22-38.
- The measurement of effective working styles during entry-level training. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 65(1), 17-32.
- JOB COMPETENCE AND COGNITION. RESEARCH IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 14, 91-127.
- REVIEW AND GUIDANCE OF TRAINEE WORKING STYLES. Industrial and Commercial Training, 23(7).
- The measurement of well-being and other aspects of mental health. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 63(3), 193-210.
- Decision latitude, job demands, and employee well-being. Work & Stress, 4(4), 285-294.
- Unemployment and Mental Health: Some British Studies. Journal of Social Issues, 44(4), 47-68.
- THIS UNHAPPY BREED. NEW SOCIETY, 81(1280), 16-18.
- Mental health of unemployed men in different parts of England and Wales.. BMJ, 295(6597), 525-525.
- Adapting to the unemployed role: A longitudinal investigation. Social Science & Medicine, 25(11), 1219-1224.
- RESEARCH WITHIN ORGANIZATIONS. BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 39, A90-A90.
- JOBS AND MENTAL-HEALTH. BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 38(FEB), A52-A52.
- Social support, social pressures and psychological distress during unemployment. Psychological Medicine, 15(2), 283-295.
- The experience of unemployment among black and white urban teenagers. British Journal of Psychology, 76(1), 75-87.
- Factors influencing the psychological impact of prolonged unemployment and of re-employment. Psychological Medicine, 15(4), 795-807.
- Reported behaviour changes after job loss. British Journal of Social Psychology, 23(3), 271-275.
- Unemployment and cognitive difficulties. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 23(1), 67-68.
- Social class and psychological ill-health during unemployment.. Sociology of Health and Illness, 6(2), 152-174.
- Unemployment and psychological ill-health: the moderating role of duration and age. Psychological Medicine, 14(3), 605-614.
- Men without jobs: Some correlates of age and length of unemployment. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 57(1), 77-85.
- Social Class and Reported Changes in Behavior After Job Loss. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 13(3), 206-222.
- On the independence of positive and negative affect.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 44(3), 644-651.
- WORK, JOBS AND UNEMPLOYMENT. BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 36(SEP), 305-311.
- AFFECTIVE OUTCOMES OF PAID EMPLOYMENT IN A RANDOM SAMPLE OF BRITISH WORKERS. JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL BEHAVIOUR, 4(2), 91-104.
- Self-esteem and unemployment among young workers. Travail Humain, 46(2), 355-366.
- Experiences of strain and pleasure among British adults. Social Science & Medicine, 16(19), 1691-1697.
- Psychological aspects of employment and unemployment. Psychological Medicine, 12(1), 7-11.
- A national study of non-financial employment commitment. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 55(4), 297-312.
- Depressed mood in working-class mothers with and without paid employment. Social Psychiatry, 17(4), 161-165.
- Psychological studies of union-management relations in the United Kingdom. Applied Psychology, 30(2), 311-320.
- STUDIES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING. BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 34(JAN), 36-36.
- The measurement of mothers' work attitudes. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 53(4), 245-252.
- The Content of Journals Relevant to Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 52(4), 235-240.
- Scales for the measurement of some work attitudes and aspects of psychological well-being. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 52(2), 129-148.
- A study of psychological well-being. British Journal of Psychology, 69(1), 111-121.
- Retraining and other factors associated with job finding after redundancy. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 50(2), 67-84.
- Salience, importance and evaluation in judgements about people. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 16(1), 35-45.
- Drivers Use of Seat Belts as a Function of Attitude and Anxiety. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 15(3), 261-265.
- Three weighting criteria in impression formation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 6(1), 41-49.
- The importance of extremity.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 32(2), 278-282.
- UNION-MANAGEMENT RELATIONSHIPS. BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 27(94), 67-67.
- Some Personality Effects on Extreme Responding and on the Relative Weighting of Items in Combination. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 13(4), 347-357.
- Inference magnitude, range, and elevative direction as factors affecting relative importance of cues in impression formation.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 30(2), 191-197.
- COMBINING THREE ITEMS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. British Journal of Psychology, 65(1), 1-5.
- INSTANCES AND INFERENCES. British Journal of Psychology, 65(4), 547-549.
- TOWARDS A MORE HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY. BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 26(90), 1-8.
- Pollyanna's personal judgments. European Journal of Social Psychology, 1(3), 327-338.
- SOME FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 44(1-4), 293-302.
- Affirmation and denial in the structure of inference rules. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 8(6), 705-712.
- A NOTE ON THE FACTORIAL NATURE OF THE F AND D SCALES. British Journal of Psychology, 60(1), 119-123.
- The Structure of Political Judgement. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 8(1), 32-43.
- A Comparison of two Techniques for the Measurement of International Judgment. International Journal of Psychology, 4(2), 135-140.
- A British Ethnocentrism Scale. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 6(4), 267-277.
- Negative Responses and Serial Position Effects on the Adjective Check List. The Journal of Social Psychology, 73(2), 191-197.
- The Relative Importance of Verbal and Visual Information in Indirect Person Perception. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 5(2), 118-127.
- A Serial Position Effect in the Preparation of Abstracts. Language and Speech, 9(4), 228-236.
- Proximity as a Determinant of Positive and Negative Sociometric Choice. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 4(2), 104-109.
- REPETITION AND VERBAL LEARNING. British Journal of Psychology, 56(2-3), 147-156.
- A study of cojudgment processes. Journal of Personality, 33(4), 598-604.
- Repetition and Task Difficulty. Nature, 202(4930), 422-422.
- THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF PROACTIVE INHIBITION AND DEGREE OF LEARNING IN RETENTION OF PAIRED ASSOCIATE ITEMS. British Journal of Psychology, 55(1), 19-30.
- ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOUR IN A HALL OF RESIDENCE. Higher Education Quarterly, 19(1), 56-68.
- Relationship between Degree of Learning and Retention. Nature, 197(4871), 1030-1030.
- Job engagement, job satisfaction, and contrasting associations with person–job fit.. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 17(2), 129-138.
- Let's Focus on Two-Stage Alignment Not Just on Overall Performance. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 3(3), 335-339.
- Correlates and perceived outcomes of 4 types of employee development activity.. Journal of Applied Psychology, 82(6), 845-857.
- Age and working memory: The role of perceptual speed, the central executive, and the phonological loop.. Psychology and Aging, 11(2), 316-323.
- Blocks in choice responding as a function of age and physical fitness.. Psychology and Aging, 8(1), 26-33.
- Age and occupational well-being.. Psychology and Aging, 7(1), 37-45.
- Paid employment and women's psychological well-being.. Psychological Bulletin, 91(3), 498-516.
- Combining information about people: Comparisons between six models.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 16(1), 55-65.
- Environmental “Vitamins”, Personal Judgments, Work Values, and Happiness Oxford University Press
- Historical Perspectives in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Psychology Press
- Research Methods in Occupational Health Psychology Routledge
- Work, Well-Being, and Mental Health, Handbook of Work Stress (pp. 547-574). SAGE Publications, Inc.
Conference proceedings papers
- A model of mental health and work attitudes. Contemporary Ergonomics 1984-2008: Selected Papers and an Overview of the Ergonomics Society Annual Conference (pp 75-84)
- Environmental features, personal judgements, values and well-being. Environmental features, personal judgements, values and well-being
- Age, work, and mental health. IMPACT OF WORK ON OLDER ADULTS (pp 252-296)
- In what circumstances does job performance vary with age?. WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: EUROPEAN CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE NINETIES (pp 1-13)
- JOB FEATURES AND EXCESSIVE STRESS. PREVENTION OF MENTAL ILL HEALTH AT WORK: A CONFERENCE (pp 40-49)
- Professional activities
- Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society
- Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology
- Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Foreign Affiliate of the American Psychological Association