Aamodt, Michael G. 1957-

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Aamodt, Michael G. 1957-


Born September 1, 1957, in Salt Lake City, UT; son of John C. and Jean (Miller) Aamodt; married Bobbie L. Raynes (a consultant), October 24, 1995; children: Josh Raynes. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Pepperdine University, B.A., 1978; University of Arkansas, M.A., 1980, Ph.D., 1983. Politics: Republican. Hobbies and other interests: Scuba diving, travel, sports.


Home—2213 Lee Hwy., Pulaski, VA 24301. Office—Department of Psychology, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142-6946. E-mail— [email protected]


Writer. Radford University, Radford, VA, professor of psychology, 1983—. Frequent conference presenter.


International Public Management Association (member of assessment council), Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Society for Human Resource Management, Academy of Management, American College of Forensic Examiners International.


Shaffer Memorial Research Awards, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, 1998 and 2003, for conference papers.


(With Michael Surrette) I/O Psychology in Action (workbook), Wadsworth (Belmont, CA), 1996.

Human Relations in Business, Wadsworth (Belmont, CA), 2001.

Law Enforcement Selection Research Summaries, Police Executive Research Forum (Washington, DC), 2004.

Research in Law Enforcement Selection, Brown/Walker (Boca Raton, FL), 2004.

(With wife, Bobbie L. Raynes) Applied Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, Wadsworth (Belmont, CA), 2004.

Contributor to books, including Law and Enforcement and Domestic Violence, edited by D. Shehan, Federal Bureau of Investigation (Quantico, CA), 2000. Contributor to law enforcement and other professional journals, including Public Personnel Management, HR News, Journal of Business and Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychologist, Personnel Administrator, Environment and Behavior, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Journal of Computer Information Systems, and Journal of Sports Sciences. AppliedH.R.M.Research, editor, 1990, 1993, 1999—, associate editor, 1994-98; associate editor, Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 1985—, and Assessment Council News, 1995—.


Michael G. Aamodt told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is to make psychology useful. I try to do this by taking complicated topics and explaining them in an easy-to-understand fashion. If possible, I like to include humor to increase reader interest."