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Seventh Annual Psychology Day at the United Nations

2014 Theme: Psychology's Contributions to Sustainable Development: Challenges and Solutions for the Global Agenda

Thursday, 24 April 2014 2:00pm – 6:00pm

UN Headquarters Conference Building CR-1 New York, NY (Venue details and directions will be posted on the website and emailed to registrants prior to the event.)

This event will focus on the three pillars of sustainable development, with presentations from psychologists and UN representatives addressing how the science and practice of psychology can be used to advance social, environmental, and economic well-being.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dr. Maya Shanker (Senior White House Policy Advisor)

PANEL: Social, Environmental, and Economic Sustainability: Psychological Contributions for the UN Post 2015 Agenda

  • Dr. Saths Cooper (President, International Union of Psychological Science)
  • Dr. John Lawrence (Former Principal Adviser & Deputy Director, UNDP)
  • Dr. Elke Weber (Director, Center for Research On Environmental Decisions, Columbia University)

Reception: Cibo Restaurant 6:00pm – 8:00pm http://cibonyc.com 767 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (between 41st St & 42nd St)

Registration is required as space is limited. Due to UN Security restrictions, registration will close on April 15, 2014. For more information and to register, please visit www.unpsychologyday.org

Planning Committee Co-chairs: Dr. Rashmi Jaipal (rashmi_jaipal@bloomfield.edu) and Dr. Lori Foster Thompson (lfthompson@ncsu.edu)

For a list of Co-Sponsoring Organizations, go to: http://unpsychologyday.jimdo.com/co-sponsoring-organizations/

Posted: April 1, 2014



Seeking Unpublished Studies on Workgroup and Organizational Identification

We – Nik Steffens, Alex Haslam, Jolanda Jetten, Sebastian Schuh, and Rolf van Dick – are currently conducting a meta-analysis on the relationship between organizational / workgroup identification and stress and well-being in the workplace.

We have already identified and analyzed a number of published studies and we are now seeking unpublished work in this area. With this in mind, we would appreciate if you could share with us any published data not listed on common electronic databases (e.g., book chapters). We also seek to include unpublished papers or data (e.g., work in press or in progress) that include statistical details on this topic. Specifically, the paper should report statistics concerning the relationship (negative, non-existent, or positive) between identification at work (with either a workgroup, a department, or an organization) and at least one measure of well-being or stress. We include correlational, longitudinal, and experimental examinations of this relationship. Correlates or outcomes could be one of the following:

  • Self-reported well-being (e.g., psychological comfort, work engagement)
  • Self-reported stress (e.g., exhaustion, strain, burnout)
  • Physiological indicators of stress or well-being (e.g., physiological functioning, heart-rate variability, cortisol levels)

If you do have relevant work, we would be grateful if you could send the relevant information — e.g., a standard report of the method and findings (via published papers, references, unpublished documents, etc.)—to Nik Steffens (n.steffens@uq.edu.au) by 30 April 2014.

Your help with, and contribution to, this project would not only make this meta-analysis more comprehensive but potentially also enhance the visibility and impact of your work. In any case, we hope you can help. We apologize for any potential cross-posting of this call and we look forward to hearing from you.

Posted: April 1, 2014



Annual Reviews announces launch of new journal: Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior

Palo Alto, CA – March 31st, 2014. Annual Reviews is proud to announce the launch of the Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior. The purpose of this new journal is to provide distinctive reviews across the range of topics in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior, summarizing significant developments in the field.

This new journal results from growing coverage of these topics within the Annual Review of Psychology—one of the highest impact journals in psychology. The extensive level of interest in organizational psychology and organizational behavior clearly justifies a journal dedicated to this important area.

Editor Frederick P. Morgeson (Eli Broad Professor of Management in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University) commented, “Although we are cognizant of the numerous outlets for review articles, none are published annually focusing exclusively on research conducted in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior. We see this as a significant gap, particularly for such a diverse and vibrant domain. We believe that the Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior will occupy a unique place in the field and contribute to the codification and advancement of our science by providing in-depth and extensive coverage of the domain.”

In this interdisciplinary field, it is challenging to keep up to date with the plethora of relevant studies published every year. The Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior will capture what is known as well as identify current trends and key areas in need of future investigation. The journal appeals to a diverse audience, including researchers and practitioners working in psychology departments, business schools, and public and private sector organizations across the globe.

Complimentary online access to the first volume of the journal is available until March 2015 at orgpsych.annualreviews.org. Interested institutions that do not have a current online account and would like to see their usage of the complimentary access to the journal may contact the Sales Department (sales@annualreviews.org) to register for usage statistics.

Please visit the Annual Reviews booth to learn more about this new journal at the following events:

  • SIOP Annual Conference: May 15-17, Honolulu, HI
  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting: August 1-5, Philadelphia, PA

For more information, contact: Jenni Rankin, Marketing Manager, news@annualreviews.org, 650-843-6634

Posted: March 31, 2014


Announcement of the 2014 NAHR Ram Charan HR Essay Contest

The National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) has announced the 2014 NAHR Ram Charan HR Essay.  The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students worldwide majoring in Human Resources, Industrial/Labor Relations or related fields. Cash prizes of $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000 will be awarded, and the deadline for submission is August 1.  This year’s topic:

Performance Management – A Very Real Issue for Employers and Employees.  Students are asked to identify a new way to measure and improve employee performance that is efficient, effective, and will be embraced by employees because they view it as a fair system that is helpful to them in their career.  The new process must be measurable for effectiveness, contributions to the success of the organization, and reassure management that the right people are being rewarded.  The full text of the essay topic is can be found HERE.

Additional contest information is available at our website, www.nationalacademyhr.org

The National Academy of Human Resources, founded in 1992, is the organization where individuals and institutions of distinction in human resources are recognized for professional achievement and where, through a collaborative effort, the work of the profession is advanced. Election as a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources is the highest honor that can be achieved by an individual. In 2013 the NAHR installed its 154th Fellow.

Contact: Joan Simpson Player, National Academy of Human Resources, Phone: (505) 699-6652, www.nationalacademyhr.org

Posted: March 12, 2014


Baby Boomers who are virtual team members needed for research study

Dissertation Study Title:  “The experience of working in a virtual team among baby boomers”

Description of Project: The purpose of this study is to investigate how baby boomer employees, ages 55-65, feel about working in a virtual team.

Purpose:  The findings of the study will help organizations, team leaders, and employees gain a deeper understanding of the experience of working in a virtual team, which may benefit those who are leading in a virtual setting and those who work for them.  Understanding virtual experiences specific to baby boomer generation workers may also help to reduce stereotypes associated with this generation.

What is a virtual team?  In a virtual team, members are typically geographically dispersed and   their primary method of communication is via computer-mediated sources.

To participate: This study will have two basic qualifying criteria, being between the ages of 55 to 65 and having experience working in virtual teams.  Your participation would involve a confidential online interview via Skype of about one hour.

For more information about this study, or to volunteer to participate, please contact: Sheila Verges-Osuna, at 787-432-7194, 703-729-5952, or vergesosunaphd@yahoo.com.

Please respond by May 31, 2014.

Posted: March 6, 2014, Revised March 26, 2014


26th APS Annual Convention

May 22-25, 2014 – San Francisco, CA, USA

The APS Convention is the premiere international meeting dedicated solely to psychological science, featuring talks, symposia, and posters presenting the latest research across the field. At the convention you will meet distinguished scientists, learn about the latest research and methods, and network for tomorrow’s collaborations.

For more information: www.psychologicalscience.org/convention

Posted: March 5, 2014


Inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12-14 March 2015

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) announces a new and innovative international conference dedicated to scientific advances in all areas of psychology and related disciplines. The International Convention of Psychological Science is an opportunity for you to network, take part in scientific presentations, and learn about advances in integrative science. Mark your 2015 calendar with this historic event for psychological science.

For more information:  www.icps-2015.org

Posted: March 5, 2014


Dyadic Data Analysis Workshop, June 23-27, 2014, at Michigan State University

The workshop will focus on analyses for data in which both members of a dyad are measured on the same set of variables. Topics to be addressed include the measurement of nonindependence, the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model, the analysis of distinguishable and indistinguishable dyads, and the analysis of over-time dyadic data (e.g., dyadic growth curve models). The software package used in the workshop will be SPSS. Although the workshop does not require any prior knowledge or experience with multilevel modeling, participants are expected to have a working knowledge of multiple regression and analysis of variance, as well as SPSS.

Please see the website for more specific information and a link to the workshop registration: http://psychology.msu.edu/Workshops_Courses/dda.aspx

Posted: February 24, 2014


Seeking participation in an online survey on sexual content in electronic communications at work

To be eligible to participate, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Currently use or have used electronic communication at work
  • Have at least one year of work experience

If you choose to participate, you will complete an online survey that asks about the prevalence of sexual content in electronic communication at your current or most recent workplace. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Your participation is voluntary, and you may stop the survey at any time. Your responses to the survey will be completely confidential.

Finally, it would be greatly appreciated it if you could forward the survey link to any friends or colleagues who are eligible to participate.

Deadline for participation: February 28, 2014

To participate in this survey, simply click on the following link:
http://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_57isD0BfMXbAQ6x

Thank you in advance! If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Hartzler at jhartzler2@radford.edu.

Posted: January 29, 2014


The deadline waits for the data: Science-oriented graduate students have until March 1 to submit a poster for 2014 Washington, D.C., gathering.

To enable more graduate students to participate in the American Psychological Association's 2014 convention, to be held Aug. 7-10 in Washington, D.C., APA is sponsoring a special late-breaking poster session for cutting-edge research by graduate students in psychological science. This poster session, “Cutting Edge Research from Emerging Psychological Scientists: Late-Breaking Graduate Student Posters,” is being organized by APA 's Science Student Council (SSC) and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Science Committee.

Submissions for this session are due March 1, 2014, and notifications of selection decisions will be sent by March 20. Graduate students who are APAGS members (or apply to join APAGS at the time of their poster abstract submission) and are first authors on a poster at the convention are eligible to have their convention early registration fee waived.

In addition to being part of a normal 50-minute poster session, the 10 abstracts of the 40 selected for the session that are rated most favorably by reviewers will be included as part of a smaller group that is evaluated during the session. The poster that is rated the highest by a panel of faculty and graduate student judges will be named best poster of the session. The first author of that poster will be awarded a free one-year membership (or membership renewal) in APA courtesy of the APA Science Directorate and a free APA publication that is currently in press courtesy of APAGS.

For more information about eligibility and how to apply please visit: http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2014/01/poster-session.aspx
 

Posted: January 28, 2014


Journal of Business and Psychology Special Issue Call for Proposals

Box Scores and Bottom Lines: Sports Data Can Inform Research and Practice in Organizations

Guest Editors: William A. Gentry, Brian J. Hoffman, & Brian D. Lyons

This special issue invites submissions that explore how sports data can influence organizations. Although empirical submissions are preferred, exemplary theoretical, conceptual, or narrative review papers will also be considered. The successful submission must provide clear and novel insights of relevance to organizations.

Proposals should consist of no more than two double-spaced pages (note: title page, references, tables, and figures, do not count towards the two page limit but should be used judiciously). Proposals can be for work that is unfinished at the time of the proposal due date, but would be completed by the date that first drafts of full papers are due. The special issue editors will review proposals to ensure that the focus of the proposal is appropriate for the special issue, but developmental feedback will not be given to proposals. Authors of approved proposals will be invited to submit full-length papers for publication consideration.

Authors must adhere to the following deadlines:

  • December 31, 2014: Proposals due to Dr. William Gentry <gentryb@ccl.org>;
  • January 29, 2015: Authors notified of proposal decisions; and
  • September 1, 2015: If proposal is approved, first draft of regular length manuscript in APA style due.

The corresponding author should register in the system, and then submit the manuscript on behalf of all the authors of the manuscript.  When submitting to the system, authors select the article type for the special issue on Sports Data and Organizations.

Dr. William A. Gentry, Center for Creative Leadership: gentryb@ccl.org
Dr. Brian J. Hoffman, The University of Georgia: hoffmanb@uga.edu
Dr. Brian D. Lyons, Wright State University: brian.lyons@wright.edu

Please see the full call: HERE.

Posted: January 24, 2014


APA offers Advanced Training Institutes for summer 2014

These intensive training programs expose psychological scientists — new and established faculty, post-doctoral fellows, scientists and advanced graduate students — to state-of-the-art research methods and emerging technologies. Participants also have the opportunity to meet and network with other scientists who have related interests.  The four 2014 ATIs are:

APA chose to sponsor these particular ATIs in response to continued interest among researchers. When offered previously, these ATIs drew substantial numbers of participants and received highly positive ratings.

Two ATIs will be held at UC Davis in consecutive weeks. In order to help make it feasible to attend both of these ATIs, participants who are accepted and register for both sessions will receive a 20 percent discount on their tuition for each institute.

ATI tuition ranges from $300 to $1200, with students, post-doctoral fellows and APA members paying lower tuitions. Participants may also apply for financial assistance.  APA negotiated competitive group rates at on-campus or nearby lodgings and encourages all ATI participants to stay at the same location.

The APA Science Directorate also maintains a list of training opportunities for psychological scientists that are offered outside of APA.

For more information, contact ATI@apa.org or (202) 336-6000.

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This announcement can be viewed online at http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2013/12/advanced-training.aspx

Posted: January 16, 2014


Call for proposals: IPAC 2014 Annual Conference

Conference Dates: July 20-23, 2014
Conference Location: Embassy Suites Denver Downtown, Denver, Colorado
Proposal Due Date: February 7, 2014

The International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) is the premier organization of assessment professionals who develop and deliver state-of-the-science testing and measurement services within the HR community.  IPAC provides:

  • educational opportunities
  • a forum for expertise sharing
  • best practices and research in the field
  • resources that demonstrate the value added by assessment in organizations

IPAC is a nonprofit organization of over 300 human resource professionals actively engaged in or contributing to the professional, academic, and practical field of personnel research and assessment. The Annual Conference offers professionals the opportunity to share their latest research, programs, and ideas with their peers.

You are cordially invited to be a part of that IPAC tradition.  Anyone may submit a proposal for consideration. Membership in IPAC is not required.

We’re pleased to announce our current line-up of keynote speakers, who will anchor our program each day with general session presentations designed to take the discussion of assessment to the next level:

  • Kurt Kraiger
  • Ken Lahti
  • Kevin Murphy
  • Fred Oswald

All topics in the area of personnel assessment and selection are welcome at the conference.  IPAC recognizes the value of assessment across the HR continuum as HR fulfils its role of strategic partner in the organization’s pursuit of its mission, vision, and business goals. 

Session formats include symposia, panel discussions, paper presentations and tutorials.

Questions about the proposal process and/or conference planning activities may be directed to the Conference Program Committee at conference@ipacweb.org.

Proposals are due by 5:00 PM PST on February 7, 2014. Click here for additional information about session formats and the submission process. Click here to submit a proposal.

Posted: January 15, 2014


Rotary International Seeking I-O Volunteers

Are you a SIOP Member/Affiliate but also a Rotarian or free member of a Rotary Community Corps?  Rotary needs volunteer technical advisors with skills in one or more areas.  These are sometimes humanitarian but I-O relevant things like economic development overseas, conflict resolution, and of course, education. If you'd like to know more, please go to this link.   

https://www.rotary.org/en/cadre-technical-advisers

Submitted by: Steve Atkins, Otago Polytechnic School of Applied Mngt, Dunedin, New Zealand

Posted: December 2, 2013


Seeking participation in the validation process for developing an assessment tool for measuring global competences.

If you choose to participate, you will complete a survey that asks questions regarding how you interact in multicultural settings. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Your participation is voluntary, and you may stop the survey at any time. Your responses to the survey will be completely confidential.

To participate in the survey please click on the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VQRRTJV

Thank you in advance! If you have any questions please contact Ellen Barsett Magnus at ellenbarsett@gmail.com

Posted: December 2, 2013


NEW CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAM

WOP-P - Master on Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology (2014-2015) (SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS)

Take advantage of this opportunity and join the Master on Work, Organization and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P).  Now you can study the whole program in English!

New call of scholarships at the Erasmus Mundus program for students/scholars aiming to study/teach at the Master on Work, Organization and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P). The WOP-P Master aims to prepare students as competent practitioners in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology. The Master has been awarded for its second round by the well-know Erasmus Mundus program. Five universities are part of the educational  consortium: Universitat de València (Spain), Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Université René Descartes Paris 5 (France), Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna (Italy) and Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal). New  partnerships have been developed with the Universidade de Brasília (Brazil) and University of Guelph (Canada). In the second round of the WOP-P Program, some changes have been introduced such as the possibility to study the whole program in English  and to develop exchange periods of study with the new American Universities in the partnership.

For the next academic year 2014-2015 the European Union offers scholarships to students and scholars of any nationality aiming to participate at the Master on Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P). Additional scholarships should be made available for students from three geographical areas: “Western Balkans and Turkey” (Albania, Croatia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo), “Southern Neighbourhood Countries” (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, occupied Palestinian territory, Syria and Tunisia), and “Eastern Neighbourhood Countries” (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).

Deadlines:

Scholarships for students from 15th November 2013 to 1st January 2014.
Scholarships for scholars from 17th January 2014 to 30th September 2014.  
Students application remains open from 2nd January 2014 till July-September 2014 (not asking  EM scholarship).

More information at http://www.erasmuswop.org

Posted: November 26, 2013


SPSP Social Psychology and Law Pre-Conference

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Law and Psychology Program invites you to attend the Current and Future Topics in Social Psychology and Law Preconference at SPSP 2014, to be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX on Thursday, February 13th, 2014, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

The focus of this preconference will be current and future directions in social psychology and law.  The individuals that are confirmed speakers are at the forefront of the social psychology of procedural justice research, discrimination in the law, and new directions in social psychology and law:

Eve Brank, Sarah Gervais, Phillip Atiba Goff, Edie Greene, Victor Quintanilla, Jessica Salerno, Maggie Stevenson, and Richard Wiener

The preconference will also include a poster session and 10-minute datablitz talks from promising scholars in the field.  The attached flyer and our website provide more information, including instructions on how to submit a poster or datablitz presentation.

The website address is: https://sites.google.com/site/socialpsychologyandlaw/

Registration for the preconference is open now.  Poster and datablitz proposals are due January 1st but will be accepted on a rolling basis so submit your proposal soon!

Are you planning on attending SPSP in Austin (February 13th to 15th)?  It is not too late to submit a poster and register for the Social Psychology and Law Preconference on February 13th sponsored by the Law/Psychology Program at the University of Nebraska/Lincoln.  We will accept poster submissions until January 27th.   Please visit our website at:

https://sites.google.com/site/socialpsychologyandlaw/

Posted: November 14, 2013


Seeking participation in an online survey for doctoral dissertation research on the experiences of teleworkers and their behaviors at work.

To be eligible to participate, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be at least 18 years old
  2. Work remotely from a home office at least 1 day/month for the past 3 months or more in the same job
  3. Work at least 35 hours per week on average for the last 3 months
  4. NOT be self-employed

If you choose to participate, you will complete an online survey that asks about your experiences as a teleworker, your personality, and basic background information. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you will have the option of providing contact information for a coworker in your work group who is familiar with your work. We will contact your coworker to participate in a brief (3-minute) survey about you. Instructions for this will be provided at the end of the survey.

In exchange for your participation, you will be given the opportunity to be entered into a raffle for twenty $10 and five $25 Amazon.com gift cards. At most, your odds of winning a gift card would be 12:1. Additionally, participants whose coworkers complete their portion of the survey will receive a second entry into the raffle, which will increase your odds of winning. The lottery will be conducted after data collection, and winners will be notified by email.

Your participation is voluntary, and you may stop the survey at any time. Your responses to the survey will be completely confidential. The data collected for this study will be used for research purposes only. This study has been approved by the Baruch College Institutional Review Board under protocol number 430964-1.

Finally, I would be extremely grateful if you would forward this email to friends and colleagues who may fit the eligibility criteria. A minimum of 150 pairs of teleworkers and coworkers is needed to complete this study.

To participate in this survey, simply click on the following link:
https://baruch.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4UxabOdrihfHJsN

Thank you in advance, and please contact me with any questions: Lauren Kane, lauren.mondo@gmail.com

Posted: November 12, 2013


Society of Consulting Psychology Annual Conference

The planning committee for the 2014 SCP Midwinter Consulting Psychology Conference has launched registration for the February event. Three dynamic keynotes, 11 pre/post-conference workshops, and countless opportunities for networking await you at the 2014 MWC!

2014 SCP MidWinter Conference
San Antonio, Texas
February 6-9, 2014

About the Conference

This annual conference, sponsored by the Society of Consulting Psychology (Division 13 of the American Psychological Association), is themed for 2014 as "High Stakes Consulting and Coaching." More than 300 consultants, at all stages of their career, will turn out for this event to be held at the Westin Riverwalk in beautiful San Antonio! Heavy in Continuing Education and networking, the Mid-Winter offers (among other features):

  • Three thought-provoking keynote sessions
  • Interactive green room to meet with top-billed conference speakers
  • More than 26 Hours of Continuing Education Credits*
  • Hosted social activities and Networking Opportunities
  • Poster Sessions
  • Pre- and post- conference in-depth workshops
  • Discounted rates for Early Career Psychologists
  • Student opportunities (discounted rates, special networking, etc)

You don't have to be a member of SCP to attend the conference! In fact, by attending the conference, non-members will receive a one-year free membership to SCP!

Posted October 28, 2013


First HR Division International Conference (HRIC), June, 2014, Beijing, China

June 15th-16th, 2014, in Beijing, China. The Conference Theme is ‘Convergence and Divergence in Human Resource Management’. Co-sponsored by the HR Division of the Academy of Management (AOM), The International Journal of Human Resource Management, and Renmin University, this conference will focus on trends of convergence and divergence of human resource management research and practice in different cultures and nations.

The HRIC program will feature four prominent keynote speakers: Pawan Budhwar (Aston University), David Lepak (Rutgers University), Kwok Leung (City University of Hong Kong), and Anne Tsui (Arizona State University).

Over the past decades, as organizations seek for ways to reduce the barriers to operating in the global community, research has led to important insights about HR strategy, practices, and outcomes. However, large gaps remain in understanding HRM processes in different cultural contexts.  The HRIC seeks to attract scholars from around the world to share ideas on all aspects of HR – not just international aspects of HR. We invite proposals for paper presentations, symposia and workshops sessions.

Submission Guidelines

HRIC will consider unpublished original papers in English. Proposals can be conceptual or empirical, quantitative or qualitative. Submission guidelines are avilable at the HRIC website: http://www.hric2014.org/ . The submission section of the HRIC website will open in October 1, 2013 and will be available until December 15, 2013, the deadline for all type of submissions. Decision letters will be sent by February 2014.

Conference Location and Accommodation

HRIC 2014 will be held at the Beijing Friendship Hotel (Beijing, China; http://www.friendshipbjhotel.com/siteen/ ), which will offer discount rates for attendees. For more details regarding accommodations, please visit the conference website.

Conference Registration & Fees

2014. Early registration fee will be available until March 31, 2014. Late registration fee will apply after March 31, 2014 and on-site.

Early registration fee:  $200; Early registration fee for students: $100
Late registration fee: $250; Late registration fee for students: $150

Conference Co-Organizers
Michal Biron, University of Haifa, Israel (mbiron@univ.haifa.ac.il ) • Wendy Casper. University of Texas at Arlington, USA (wjcasper@uta.edu )  • James Jian-Min Sun, Renmin University, China (chinajms@gmail.com )

Posted: September 17, 2013


Work, Health, and Well-Being:  Integrating Wellness and Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace

January 27 – 29, 2014 | Boston, MA

https://ecpe.sph.harvard.edu/Workplace-Health

This comprehensive program is designed to help participants make the business case for integrated workplace health and safety and to provide strategies which enhance workforce health and well-being. Participants gain new and innovative techniques to reduce employee health care costs, avoid health-related productivity loss, and optimize health and safety initiatives. Participants will gain the skills needed for:
•  Evaluating worksite and worker health risks
•  Translating workplace wellness research into practice
•  Measuring outcomes and evaluating occupational health and safety programs
•  Assessing the financial impact of workplace health programs


Conference of International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values

The biennial conference of the of the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values will be held in Riga, Latvia  in June 2014 .

For more information, visit the conference website: http://www.isswov.org/2014-conference.html

Posted: August 21, 2013


Call for authors/co-authors & reviewers for introductory psychology content

I'm a sub-committee member of SIOP's Education and Training Committee. Our goal is to get more I-O psychology content into undergraduate introductory psychology textbooks. We've put together a 2-3 minute survey (http://questionpro.com/t/AE6ItZP2bj) with the goal of putting together a database of researchers (Ph.D. academics and practitioners as well as ABD co-authors) willing to be called upon in the future (TBA) to voluntarily review or author/co-author 1-2 page summaries of the literature for use in these textbooks. This survey is one of our first steps in our effort to push textbook editors to include more I-O psychology content in their books. Please pass this along to others who may be interested in volunteering. We will be in touch with respondents as soon as we have more information.

For more information, please contact me at stephenyoung86@gmail.com

Posted: August 8, 2013


Help Needed for Master's Thesis Research

Are you in professional life yet? Are you working in an English speaking country or did you work in an English speaking company for a while?

If so, you are just the right person for this study!

We are two German Psychology students from Osnabrück University who are interested in organizational culture research and we are looking for participants for our master thesis. So if you are willing to spend a few minutes for science and research: “Please be a part of our research and support our MASTER THESIS by following the link below!”

https://ww2.unipark.de/uc/organizationalculture/

Thank you for your consideration and time and maybe share the link above with your friends, family and colleagues who might be interested too.

Wahida Masoud and Marta Hudek

Posted: June 27, 2013


Dissertation Research and Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards

The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association is managing two award programs for graduate student research in 2013. For both awards, applications are welcome from graduate students of psychology in any research specialty area. The application deadline for both awards is Sept. 16, 2013. If you have questions, please contact the Science Directorate via email (science@apa.org) or telephone at (202) 336-6000.

*APA Dissertation Research Awards*

The Dissertation Research Award assists science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. In 2013, the Science Directorate will grant up to 30 awards of $1,000 each, as well as several awards of up to $5,000 each to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology.

For more details about this award, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit:
http://www.apa.org/about/awards/scidir-dissertre.aspx

*Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards*

The Early Graduate Student Research Awards, sponsored by the APA Science Student Council, recognize students who demonstrate outstanding research abilities early in their graduate training (i.e., within the first three years of doctoral study). Both overall research experience and specific completed research projects are considered in selecting awardees.

Up to three awards are given each year, drawn from basic science, applied science, and interdisciplinary science areas. Each Early Graduate Student Research Award is in the amount of $1,000.

For more details about the awards, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit:
http://www.apa.org/about/awards/scistucoun-earlyre.aspx

Posted: June 13, 2013


Are you a woman and want to learn more about your leadership behaviors?

Jennifer Riggs, a PhD candidate in the School of Psychology at Capella University, is doing a research study called “The Relationship Between Labor Markets and Transformational Leadership Behaviors Among Middle and Senior Level Female Managers.”

All research contributes knowledge, and some research directly benefits participants. If you participate, you will be given your self-reported transformational leadership score, which will identify your unique leadership style. The assessment would normally cost $100 if you were to take it on your own, but is free to you as part of this research study.

To take the survey, please visit http://www.mindgarden.com/survey/11347

If you have any questions please contact Jennifer at jennifer.riggs@enmu.edu

Posted: May 23, 2013


Research Project Opportunity

You are invited to take part in a research project conducted by David Mendelsohn, a SIOP student affiliate and graduate student in Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. This study is focused on how the amount of information provided by job applicants is related to how they’re perceived by hiring managers. In order to take part in the study, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • currently be employed in the United States
  • Work in a position, or have previously worked in a position, in which you are responsible for making hiring decisions
  • NOT have taken part in this research project previously

If you meet these criteria, and are interested in taking part in this study, please follow the link below to the study survey. It should take no longer than 30 minutes of your time, and you will be compensated $10.00 in the form of an Amazon.com gift card for your time and participation.

http://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/1230462/RCS1

Posted: May 9, 2013


2014 Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) Conference: Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy

June 19-21, 2014

The Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York, New York USA

The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) invites submissions for the 2014 Conference, Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy, to be held June 19-21, 2014 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. The Work and Family Researchers Network is an international membership organization of interdisciplinary work and family researchers. We seek fresh and innovative scientific contributions on work and family issues from investigators in diverse disciplines. We value all disciplinary perspectives on the issues, including, but not limited to, anthropology, business and management, economics, family studies, political science, psychology, public health, social work, sociology, and related fields. The voices of all stakeholders are needed to understand and address work and family issues to advance knowledge and practice. We also encourage policy advocates, policy makers, and work-life practitioners to submit evidence-based contributions. New for 2014 is the addition of practitioners to the program committee, in an effort to encourage practitioner and policy-oriented submissions and promotion of researcher and practitioner/policy maker collaboration. Also, new is organizing the meeting to kickoff with a preconference of meetings of Early Career Scholars, WFRN officers, committees, and member volunteers on June 18.

Please join the Work and Family Researchers  Network (WFRN) and submit a paper by October 18, 2013  to the June 19-21, 2014 conference.

For more information, visit the Conference website at workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/content/conference.

Posted: May 7, 2013


Research Study on Theses and Dissertations

If you are a graduate student working on your master thesis or doctorate dissertation, the State University of New York at New Paltz would like to invite you to participate in a research study. The purpose of the study is to examine the feelings graduate students have and the amount of progress they make toward completing their master thesis or doctoral dissertation.

If you are working on your thesis or dissertation this semester, please consider joining our study.

The study will use an experiential sampling method. Participants will be asked to complete a series of weekly surveys. The study will occur over a 10-12 week period and should take no more than a total of 4 hours. You will be asked to complete an initial set of surveys about your personal characteristics (about an hour). You will then be asked to complete a weekly survey about your feelings, goal progress and weekly goals (about 15 minutes a week). At the end of the semester, you will be asked to complete a survey on your productivity, and satisfaction with your progress.

If you complete all of the surveys, you will receive a gift card that can be used to buy a valuable resource related to thesis and dissertation writing. Your participation may also benefit you because you will be asked to monitor your weekly progress. You may be helping future graduate students because we hope that the results of this research project will provide insight into what works and what doesn’t work when writing a thesis or dissertation.

Please consider volunteering your time to help us address these important questions. We really appreciate your willingness to lend a hand and contribute to this research project.

Click this link to begin the surveys: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/theses_dissertations

Check out our Facebook page for more information: http://www.facebook.com/ThesesandDissertations

Posted: March 5, 2013


Call for Reviewers: The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied

The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied (JPIA) is a critically acclaimed, international publication that provides an interdisciplinary approach to empirical research and theoretical articles in applied areas of psychology. Areas include:  Clinical, Cognitive, Educational, Ethics, Health, Measurement, Social, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, as well as related applied areas. Published six times a year, JPIA is peer reviewed. We are currently seeking new reviewers from the field of psychology. All reviews are completed online using ScholarOne Manuscripts.

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for JPIA, please email Ronald G. Downey, Executive Editor (downey@k-state.edu), with a brief bio, your CV and a note of interest in being a reviewer. Please include in your message a brief list of your of areas of expertise.

For more information about JPIA, visit: http://www.tandfonline.com/vjrl

Posted: February 11, 2013


Commitment and Organizational Behaviors SURVEY  - Your participation is needed!

Relationships between Organizational Commitment and Different types of Organizational Behaviors

Thank you for your interest in this study.  This study is being carried out by Pauline Hooten, a Doctoral student with Capella University.  This research has been approved by the Capella University Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research.

About this study: This research stems from my interest in the levels of commitment of employees and the relationships to misbehaviors in the workplace.  You will be asked to answer a set of questions pertaining to both your commitment level(s) and engagement in misbehaviors within the workplace. 

Voluntary participation: You must be at least 21 years old in order to participate in this study.  Your participation in this project is voluntary and you can choose to exit the questionnaire at any time and any data will be deleted.

Confidentiality of information: The only personal information this questionnaire will ask is for your age and gender.  Your data will remain completely confidential and individual results will never be reported; only group data will be analyzed.  The results of this study will be presented in an academic dissertation and potentially in an academic journal, but, your identity will remain totally confidential.

Risks and benefits:  Filling in the questionnaire should take between 15 and 30 minutes. Participants may feel uncomfortable revealing information of a personal nature.  Hopefully you’ll find this survey beneficial and interesting as you may begin to think about your behaviors in relation to your own levels of organizational commitment.

Declaration of consent: I have read and understand the above information and by proceeding with this study, I am providing my consent to participate and I attest that I am at least 21 years of age.

If you have any questions, concerns  or would like to receive a copy of the completed dissertation project, please contact the researcher at phooten@capellauniversity.edu.

If you have any questions concerning your rights as a research participant, you may contact the mentor overseeing this research, Dr. Dana Shelton, at dana.shelton@capellauniversity.edu

To take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OrganizationalBehaviors

Posted: December 6, 2012


Division Student Representative Network

APAGS, the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, is striving to provide assistance and support to student leaders across all divisions through the DSRN, or Division Student Representative Network.

The DSRN is a virtual network of student leaders who are helpful to each other in terms of providing best practices and other suggestions to make the most of their service to a Division and hone their leadership skills.

Their main vehicle to communicate and learn from each other is via a closed group listserv.

  • We send out prompts; students bounce programming ideas off each other; they discuss how to give student voice some presence within their divisions; etc.
  • As we revamp and strengthen DSRN, we envision that we will offer webinars and other sources of support for students based on commonly identified needs.
  • The time commitment is minimal (maybe 1 hour per month, on average).
  • There are no travel requirements. Though we can't reimburse their convention expenses, we also offer members a free business luncheon at Convention.
  • There are no fees or costs to be involved, and APA membership is not required.

More information

Please visit http://www.apa.org/apags/about/get-involved/division-reps to learn more. Please contact Dr Eddy Ameen, Assistant Director of APAGS, at eameen@apa.org with questions.

To join

In order to officially become a part of the Division Student Representative Network (DSRN), students should  complete the form at this link (http://www.apa.org/apags/about/get-involved/division- reps/involvement.doc) and email it as an attachment to apags@apa.org. Upon receipt, the student will be added to the DSRN listserv and should feel free to make an introduction of themselves and their division and use the listserv as place to discuss/brainstorm/network with other student division leaders.

Posted: November 6, 2012


IBSS Research Competition Announced

The solicitation for a new Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) competition has been released.  The solicitation number is NSF 12-614.

The IBSS website is accessible at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504832

The IBSS solicitation is accessible via http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=504832&ods_key=nsf12614 

The  HTML version can be accessed at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12614/nsf12614.htm (a PDF is attached for your speedy reference.)

Posted: October 16, 2012


Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS)

Program Solicitation, NSF 12-614

National Science Foundation, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Division of Social and Economic Sciences

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

  • Full proposal submission deadline: January 23, 2013
  • Full proposal submission deadline: December 03, 2013
  • Full proposal submission deadline: December 02, 2014

This is a new solicitation for a new competition. Following are important points that distinguish the Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) competition from other competitions. IBSS emphasizes the conduct of interdisciplinary research by teams of investigators in the social and behavioral sciences. There are two types of projects that may be supported by IBSS:

  • IBSS Large Interdisciplinary Research Projects (with maximum award sizes of $1,000,000)
  • IBSS Interdisciplinary Team Exploratory Projects (with maximum award sizes of $250,000)

For complete information on the program and the application process, click here.

Posted: October 4, 2012


Preventing Violence Among Employees of the Same Work Organization – Evaluation of a Participatory Intervention

A new study published by the IRSST evaluates a participatory intervention aimed at reducing interpersonal workplace violence in three Québec detention facilities of different sizes (small/medium/large). In particular, the researchers sought to describe the intervention development and implementation process, and to evaluate the impacts of the intervention on organizational practices and on the prevalence of interpersonal violence. The population targeted by this study consisted of correctional officers.

This study identified organizational practices that help reduce violence among such employees. Many types of workplaces, as they too take action to address the problem in their own contexts, could draw inspiration from the proposed process and consider the organizational changes introduced in this project. The results of this study may therefore promote the implementation of joint participatory interventions for the purpose of improving the work situation of employees exposed to major tensions.

To download the document: http://www.irsst.qc.ca/en/-irsst-publication-preventing-violence-among-employees-of-the-same-work-organization-evaluation-of-a-participatory-intervention-r-739.html 

Posted: September 13, 2012


APA Division Student Representative Network Needs Students Representatives

APAGS – APA’s graduate student division – is looking to have student representatives in all Divisions take part in our DSRN (Division Student Representative Network).

DSRN is a virtual network of student leaders who are helpful to each other in terms of providing best practices and other suggestions to make the most of their service to a Division and hone their leadership skills.

  • Their main vehicle to communicate and learn from each other is via a closed group listserv.
  • We send out prompts; students bounce programming ideas off each other; they discuss how to give student voice some presence within their divisions; etc.
  • As we revamp and strengthen DSRN, we envision that we will offer webinars and other sources of support for students based on commonly identified needs.
  • The time commitment is minimal (maybe 1 hour per month, on average).
  • There are no travel requirements. Though we can’t reimburse their convention expenses, we also offer members a free business luncheon at Convention.
  • There are no fees or costs to be involved – although DSRN members must be APA student affiliates.

There is a small note about the DSRN in the latest Division Dialogue newsletter (http://www.apa.org/about/division/officers/dialogue/2012/05/apags-tips.aspx). The article provides a link for more information.

For a few years, we have not had anyone in SIOP represented on DSRN, but we hope that you will consider taking part. We believe the benefits are worthwhile. Division leadership generally decides the length of service for a student and which 1-2 students will serve.

Posted: August 9, 2012


Michigan State University Organizational Psychology Program Needs Survey Participants

Are you responsible for your organization's selection practices? We're conducting a survey regarding the nature of interviews and the job-seeking process. If you're interested in participating, please click on the link below. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to fill out. Take the survey below for access to information on ways to increase diversity in hiring practices

http://psychology.msu.edu/ra/is.aspx

Posted June 27, 2012


Journal of Personal Psychology Special Issue on Ethical Leadership

The Journal of Personal Psychology is providing free online access to a special issue on ethical leadership that will be of interest to many visitors of the SIOP website. The link for free access is at: http://www.psycontent.com/content/t76383lr5064

Posted: June 21, 2012


Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards

The Early Graduate Student Research Awards, sponsored by the APA Science Student Council, recognize students who demonstrate outstanding research abilities early in their graduate training (i.e., within the first three years of doctoral study). Both overall research experience and specific completed research projects are considered in selecting awardees.
 
Up to three awards are given each year, drawn from basic science, applied science, and interdisciplinary science areas. Each Early Graduate Student Research Award is in the amount of $1,000.
 
For more details about the awards, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/scistucoun-earlyre.aspx

Posted: June 6, 2012


The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA released a proposed regulation (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-10-14/pdf/2011-26546.pdf) requiring all contractors that handle federal records containing personally identifiable information to complete privacy training. This proposed regulation may impact on I/O psychologists doing work in these settings. Instructions for submitting your comments are described in the Federal Register announcement.


The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Developing Research Agenda

The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is developing its research agenda—deciding what MSPB will study during the next three years.  MSPB invites all interested members of the Federal and research communities to offer suggestions for inclusion in our future research.

Part of MSPB’s statutory mandate is to conduct studies of the Government's merit systems to determine whether they are operating in accord with the Merit System Principles and are free from Prohibited Personnel Practices.  Every three years we actively seek input from our stakeholders about appropriate topics to study.  The results of these studies are formally reported to the President and members of Congress. 

You may use this link (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZJJ59FM ) to make your research suggestions anonymously, email your ideas to research.agenda@mspb.gov, or call either John Ford at (202) 653-6772, extension 1104 or Tanya Page at (202) 653-6772 extension 1341.  Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone who may also have research ideas to share with us.

Posted: July 27, 2010