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Blake Jelley

I am especially interested in the nature, appraisal, prediction and improvement of human performance, especially performance at work. I am also interested in feedback processes, candidates' reactions to personnel selection procedures, management skills development, evidence-based management (EBMgt), and human resource management in small and medium-sized enterprises.


• Ph.D. Psychology (industrial-organizational) - The University of Western Ontario
• M.A. Psychology (industrial-organizational) - The University of Western Ontario
• B.A. (Hons) Psychology - The University of Western Ontario


Assistant Professor
(902) 566-0449
Research Interests: 
  • Performance appraisal and management.
  • Candidate reactions to selection procedures.
  • Job analysis.
  • Evidence-based management.
  • Management of the human side of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Goffin, R. D., Jelley, R. B., Powell, D. M., & Johnston, N. G. (2009). Facilitating social comparisons in performance appraisal: The Relative Percentile Method. Human Resource Management, 48(2), 251-267.

Jelley, R. B., & Goffin, R. D. (2001). Can performance-feedback accuracy be improved? Effects of rater priming and rating-scale format on rating accuracy. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86(1), 134-144.

Jelley, R. B., Parkes, M. A., & Rothstein, M. G. (2002). Personality perceptions of medical school applicants. Medical Education Online, 7(11), 1-11. [serial online:]

McCarthy, J. M., Hrabluik, C. M., & Jelley, R. B. (in press). Progression through the ranks: Assessing employee reactions to high-stakes employment testing. Personnel Psychology.

Regehr, C., LeBlanc, V., Jelley, R. B., & Barath, I. (2008). Acute stress and performance in police recruits. Stress and Health, 24, 295-303.

Current Collaborators (non-UPEI): 
  • Richard D. Goffin, Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario)
  • Robert L. Heneman (Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University)
  • Julie M. McCarthy, Ph.D. (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto)
  • Deborah M. J. Powell, Ph.D. (University of Guelph)
  • Mitchell G. Rothstein, Ph.D. (Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario)