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I-O Psychology on the World Stage

Using Research and Methods to Support United Nations Programs

By Barbara Ruland, SIOP Communications Specialist

SIOP members are playing a key role on the world stage, helping policy makers and directors of government agencies design and implement more effective programs through “pro-social” efforts applying I-O psychology research and methods for the benefit of others or society as a whole.

“SIOP members have always been involved in pro-social work, but it just hasn’t been quite as formalized or recognized until recently,” said Lori Foster, current chair of the SIOP United Nations Team.

About a decade ago, SIOP began organizing pro-social initiatives including the SIOP UN Team. Led at the time by John Scott, the SIOP UN team was officially accredited as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with special consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2012. ...Read more

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