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Double tree Hilton Hotel Crystal City, Arlington VA, Monday, Nov. 3 – Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

The rapidly growing literature on teamwork and collaborative problem solving suggests that these skills are becoming increasingly important in today’s organizations. However, the significant developments in these domains are occurring across different research communities and as a result, are largely independent of one another.

Educational Testing Service (ETS) is hosting a two-day working meeting organized around five thematic panels that will bring together researchers in organizational teaming, educational collaboration, tutoring, simulation, and gaming, as well as, those involved in statistical and psychometric process modeling so that practitioners and researchers who approach teamwork and collaborative problem solving from different perspectives can come together to share their insights and contribute to the development of reliable and valid collaborative assessment.

I) Evaluation of Team Performance in Organizations - This panel will discuss methods and findings for evaluating collective performance in organizational settings. Presenters include:

  • Nancy Cooke, Arizona State University;
  • Eduardo Salas and Stephen Fiore, both from University of Central Florida;
  • Leslie DeChurch, Georgia Institute of Technology; and
  • Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University.

II) Evaluation of Students Working Together in Tutoring Environments, Games, and Simulations - This panel will focus on interactive learning environments, such as intelligent tutors, games, and simulations. Presenters include:

  • Art Graesser, University of Memphis;
  • Vincent Aleven and Carolyn Penstein Rose, Carnegie Mellon University; and
  • Saad Khan, ETS.

III) Evaluation of Collaborative Problem Solving Performance in Educational Settings - This panel will discuss students working collaboratively in educational settings, such as problem solving. It includes:

  • Patrick Griffin, University of Melbourne;
  • Alina von Davier and Patrick Kyllonen, both from ETS; and
  • Paul Borysewicz and Eric Steinhauer, both from ETS.

IV) Statistical Models for Dependent Process Data - In this session, the presenters will discuss several modeling approaches to dependent time series that represent the individuals’ actions during a collaborative problem solving task or other form of team interaction. The presenters also may address the integration of the models for process data and outcome data. Presenters include:

  • Peter Halpin, New York University;
  • Yoav Bergner and Jiangang Hao, both from the Center for Advanced Psychometrics (CAP) at ETS; and
  • Ron Stevens from UCLA and TLC Inc.

V) Statistical Models for Collaboration and Group Dynamics - This panel will discuss advanced statistical models used in analyzing collaboration and group dynamics, such as social network models and Bayesian modeling. The presenters include:

  • Mengxiao Zhu, CAP at ETS;
  • Tracy Sweet, University of Maryland; and
  • Sy-Miin Chow, Penn State University.

Meeting Logistics & Registration

Website Link
For inquiries, please email IAC2014@ets.org.

Re-posted: October 16, 2014

Seeking Assistance with Synthetic Validation Study related to the O*Net

Are you familiar with the O*Net and its competency categories? If so, we need your help! We have developed a new competency rubric and we are looking for 5-10 individuals to help us with a synthetic validation study. You would be presented with two sets of competencies: those from the O*Net and those that we have developed. Your task is to map each competency level from the O*Net onto our newly developed rubric. There are approximately 50 competencies to be mapped. We estimate that it will take approximately 2 hours to complete. We are offering $75 for your participation. Please contact met at: steven.stemler@wesleyan.edu if you are interested in participating.

Deadline for response: October 31, 2014.

Posted: October 8, 2014

APA 2015 Collaborative Opportunities for Div 14 and Div 34

Environmental Behavior in Organizations -- Division 34 and 14 are interested in collaborating for a symposium at APA!

Division 14 and Division 45 would like to highlight advances within the broad theme of "environmentally sustainable organizational behavior." We are looking for research from Div 34 members relating to organizational behavior and from Div 14 and Div 13 members conducting research on environmental issues. Ideal symposia will integrate measurement and organizational behavior expertise (e.g., leadership, group dynamics, motivation, training, assessment) with substantive environmental sustainability interventions and outcomes. We are also interested in work that addresses the following themes:

  • Mitigation and adaptation to climate change within organizations and at the organizational level
  • Organizational communication about environmental problems
  • Integrating sustainability themes into Industrial/Organizational Psychology courses
  • The impact of the natural environment on human health
  • Changing organizational behavior that degrades the environment
  • How technology use in organizations might result in both positive and negative environmental outcome

The deadline for Collaborative Programming for the 2015 convention is October 15, 2014. Please find all the information at the APA website: http://www.apa.org/convention/proposals.aspx

If you would like to collaborate with Division 34, but you do not have a specific person in mind, please feel free to contact Ann Huffman (ann.huffman@nau.edu). She will try to match your topic with a similar topic of a member of division 34.

Posted: September 29, 2014

17th EAWOP Congress, Oslo, Norway, 20 - 23 May, 2015

You can submit your contribution(s) at www.eawop2015.org  until October 8th.

The theme of the congress is "Respectful and effective leadership - managing people and organizations in turbulent times". We believe this is an important and timely topic as Europe, and the world, face turbulent times in many respects, posing serious challenges to employees, teams, organizations, nations and leaders.

We hope that you will contribute to address this theme, but also any other topic of work and organizational psychology is welcome. Please find an extensive topics list together with the procedure of abstract submission at the site of the congress: http://www.eawop2015.org/Submission-Registration/Topics-of-Submission.

Scientists and practitioners: In the fine spirit of EAWOP's mission, the interaction between and contribution from both academia and professionals in the field will be central to the conference. Therefore, both scientific and practice contributions, or combined scientific/practice contributions are welcome.

Oslo: The conference will take place in the city centre of Oslo, the capital of Norway, a vibrant modern city but also the oldest of the Scandinavian capitals with a history going back 1000 years. You will discover that Oslo has all the cosiness of a small town, with great opportunities for social interaction, placed in the most fantastic natural surroundings and with great possibilities for cultural experiences.

Oslo on budget: For students and others that have a limited budget, we have made a guide to help you to plan an affordable congress: http://www.eawop2015.org/General-information/Oslo-on-budget

If you have questions about the congress, the creation of an user account, submissions of abstracts, etc., please don't hesitate to contact us at: info@eawop2015.org

Posted: September 22, 2014

Special Issue: Call for Papers in the Journal of Business and Psychology


The Journal of Business and Psychology (JBP) announces a Special Issue and Call for Papers (theoretical and empirical submissions) on the construct of suspicion. Please see the complete call at http://newhouse-faculty.syr.edu/lhirshfield/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/04/suspicion-call-for-papers.pdf

This link includes (i) an associated article (Bobko et al., JPB; “Invited Article: The Construct of Suspicion and How It Can Benefit Theories and Models in Organizational Science”; this article can also be obtained directly at http://newhouse-faculty.syr.edu/lhirshfield/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/04/BBHandL_JBP.pdf

Suspicion is defined as “a person’s simultaneous state of cognitive activity, uncertainty, and perceived malintent about underlying information that is being [electronically] generated, collated, sent, analyzed, or implemented by an external agent.” (Bobko et al., Human Factors, 2014). The notion of “external agent” is purposively general; e.g., one might be suspicious about another individual, a competitor, a group/team of individuals, an organizational entity, or a computer system.

We suggest that the under-represented concept of suspicion can have important links to many sub-disciplines in business and applied psychology. For example:

  • What is the role of suspicion in leadership? In decision making? In the acceptance of automatized decision aides?
  • How might the concept of suspicion change (if at all) at the group/team level? Within groups, is suspicion contagious? What is the role of culture in theories of suspicion?

See the complete call for details and more extended examples.

The final due date for submissions (in APA style) is June 30, 2015. To submit, corresponding authors should first register in the JBP system (at https://www.editorialmanager.com/jobu/ ).

5th International Congress on Coaching Psychology, hosted by the Society of Consulting Psychology

San Diego, California on February, 3rd - 4th, 2015.  

The theme of the conference is "Excellence Across Borders.”  The chair of the conference is Karen Steadman, Ph.D.  This is the first time this world-renowned conference is taking place in the US, and it is going to be a great conference.  The keynote speaker is Richard Kilburg, world-renowned expert in coaching psychology, as well as Tony Grant and Tatiana Bachkirova.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for coaching psychology colleagues from around the globe to learn from one another, challenge and learn best practices, all while enjoying one of the nicest climates on the planet.

The Society of Consulting Psychology would like to personally invite the members of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology to what promises to be an outstanding conference.

For more information please contact Alok Sawhney at alok@ilage.com.

Subsequently, The Society of Consulting Psychology from the American Psychological Association is hosting it’s 2015 Midwinter Conference on February, 5th - 8th, 2015 at the same location in San Diego, California.  The theme for this conference is “Fit to Consult? Strengthen, Stretch, Test,” and the co-chairs are Ann Bowers-Evangelista, Psy.D. and Doug Riddle, Ph.D.  This conference will focus on building excellence in both coaching psychology and consulting domains.  Presenters will use superior research, powerful metrics, and global experiences to push attendees to remain ‘fit’ and relevant in a quickly-changing world.  This conference is exceptionally well-attended, and is a great way to expand your network while strengthening your capabilities.  I would be happy to provide you information on this event, as well.

For more information, please vist http://www.apadivisions.org/division-13/news-events/midwinter-conference/index.aspx

Posted: July 21, 2014


About the American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APF provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come. 

Since 1953, APF has supported a broad range of scholarships and grants for students and early career psychologists as well as research and program grants that use psychology to improve people’s lives. 

APF encourages applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

About the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award
The Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award recognizes significant career contributions of a psychologist who has a proven track record as an exceptional teacher of psychology. 


  • $2,000 award, all-expense paid round trip, and plaque presented at the APA convention
  • Awardees are invited to give a special address at the APA convention

Eligibility Requirements & Evaluation Criteria
Nominees should demonstrate and will be rated on the following dimensions:

  • Have demonstrated achievement related to the teaching of psychology
  • Exemplary performance as a classroom teacher
  • Development of innovative curricula and courses
  • Development of effective teaching methods and/or materials
  • Teaching of advanced research methods and practice in psychology
  • Administrative facilitation of teaching
  • Research on teaching
  • Training of teachers of psychology
  • Evidence of influence as a teacher of students who become psychologists

Nomination Requirements

  • Nomination cover letter outlining the nominee’s contributions to the teaching of psychology
  • Current CV and bibliography
  • Up to ten supporting letters from colleagues, administrators, and former students
  • An appendix of no more than two to three supporting documents
  • A one to three page statement of teaching philosophy from the nominee
  • Nomination must be submitted as a single PDF document

Submission Process and Deadline 
Submit a completed application online at http://forms.apa.org/apf/grants/by December 1, 2014.

Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to grant applicants or award nominees on their proposals or nominations.

Questions about this program should be directed to Samantha Edington, Program Officer, at sedington@apa.org.

Posted: July 9, 2014

Call for Nominations for the American Psychological Foundation’s (APF) 2015 Gold Medal Awards. 

The Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the application of psychology through methods, research, and/or application of psychological techniques to important practical problems. Awards are conferred in four categories:

  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology
  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology
  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest
  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology

Please see our website for more information http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/gold-medal.aspx

The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2014.

Posted: June 26, 2014

DBASSE Board on Human-Systems Integration Seeks New Director

The National Academy of Sciences Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) is currently recruiting for a Director of its Board on Human-Systems Integration (BOHSI).

For more information, visit our website at BOHSI Board Director Posting 
The incumbent is a member of the DBASSE senior leadership team and has primary responsibility for intellectual leadership in the human-systems integration area by identifying current and emerging issues in this area; developing workshops, conferences, and studies by separate panels of experts; and seeking funding for these activities from federal, public, and private foundations.  Successful candidates are expected to have a Ph.D in a related field or equivalent knowledge with 10 years of related professional experience, 5 of which were in a supervisory capacity, and to have effective managerial and interpersonal skills with a strong record of team building, program development, and fundraising.  The person will work at the intersection of science and policy and often works on projects in collaboration with other units across the National Academies. 
BOHSI provides new perspectives on theoretical and methodological issues concerning the relationship of individuals and organizations to technology and the environment, identifies critical issues in the design, test, evaluation, and use of new human-centered technologies, and gives advice on the research needed to expand the scientific and technical bases for designing technology to support the needs of its users.
For more information, you may contact Barb Wanchisen, current director of the Board (bwanchisen@nas.edu; 202-334-2394), or Mary Ellen O'Connell, Deputy Executive Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, 202-334-2607.

Posted: June 17, 2014

2014 APA Graduate Student Awards Program

As you may know, the APA Science Directorate supports science-oriented psychology graduate students each year through its Student Awards Program.  Currently, the Directorate is advertising for two awards – the APA Science Student Council Early Graduate Student Researcher Award, and the APA Dissertation Research Awards.  For both awards, the deadline is September 15, 2014, and applications are welcome from graduate students in any research specialty area.

Through mailings and publicity we strive to reach students with information about our awards program each year. Your help in distributing this information to eligible students in Division 14 is invaluable. If you have any questions about the awards program, feel free to contact me via email (nsinger@apa.org) or telephone (202-336-5954). 

APA Dissertation Research Awards

Sponsored by the APA Science Directorate, the Dissertation Research Award assists science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. In 2014, 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.

The application deadline is September 15, 2014. 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, administered by the APA Science Student Council, recognize students who demonstrate outstanding research abilities early in their graduate training (i.e., within the first two 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 Researcher Award is in the amount of $1,000.

The application deadline is September 15, 2014.  For more details about the awards, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/scistucoun-earlyre.aspx

Posted: June 9, 2014

Guide - Facilitating an employee’s return to work following an absence for a mental health problem

The IRSST just published a “Guide to an integrated practices program for supporting a return to work and promoting job retention - Facilitating an employee’s return to work following an absence for a mental health problem”.

Mental health problems in the workplace are currently one of the main causes of work absence, a phenomenon that has seen a marked increase in the last two decades. Research work in the occupational rehabilitation and mental health field has highlighted the importance of a collaborative process involving the stakeholders in the return-to-work process. However, while a handful of studies have focused on the work reintegration of workers who held jobs but had been absent from them for mental health reasons, very few of these studies have specifically explored the design and implementation of return-to-work programs. 

This guide was designed to help workplace develop a process for assisting and supporting the return to work of employees who have been absent from work for mental health reasons, ultimately to facilitate their recovery and return to work.

It is a practical guide that spells out both individual support strategies and organizational changes that can be made.  The guide is intended for company executives and managers, human resources departments, and union groups concerned about workers’ health and job retention, but also for practitioners in the workplace, particularly physicians, occupational health professionals, company psychologists, and rehabilitation counsellors.

It was produced as the result of a study funded by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST).

The complete report on the study can be found on the IRSST’s Web site: Supporting a Return to Work after an Absence for a Psychological Health Problem: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Integrated Practices Program

To download the guide: http://www.irsst.qc.ca/en/-irsst-publication-guide-return-to-work-absence-mental-health-rg-813.html

Posted: May 27, 2014

Business School Information and Recruitment Fair in China

We are excited to introduce to you the inaugural Business School Information and Recruitment Fair in China (or School Fair in short). Eighteen Chinese business schools will be under one roof to meet potential faculty candidates. Whether you are interested in a permanent position, in visiting opportunities, or even short term visits, this is a great way to learn about the eighteen business schools in China without the need to travel to multiple cities.

This School Fair will be held at the Sixth IACMR Biennial Conference in Beijing on June 19 from 6:30 to 9 pm at the China National Convention Center. Several schools will hold separate receptions with refreshments. Please visit http://www.iacmr.org/v2en/Detail.asp?id=438 and click the ‘Positions’ for the detailed information about the school and job vacancies. We strongly encourage you to send your resume to the schools by clicking on the link provided and to visit with school representatives during the conference. You can send in the resume or a letter of inquiry even if you are not attending the conference. The school will contact you directly.

The onsite School Fair is available to participants of the IACMR conference. Please register for the conference on this link:  http://www.iacmr.org/v2en/Detail.asp?id=325. We have an exciting program of six keynote panels, over 400 paper presentations and roundtable paper discussions sessions, and one full day of professional development workshops.

We look forward to your participation in this FIRST TIME exciting event. Please be sure to bring many copies of your resume, and to visit many schools for an opportunity to win an IPAD mini, conference bags or IACMR T-shirts.

Posted: May 27, 2014

Spring Symposium at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln

A symposium entitled “Future Directions in Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law”  will take place in the East Campus Union at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln from June 11th to June 13th, 2014.  Please direct any questions you have to either Ena Brnjic (ebrnjic@huskers.unl.edu), Betty James (bjames1@unl.edu), or Richard Wiener (rwiener2@unl.edu).  The attached brochure describes the symposium.  As you can see, there is a line-up of distinguished speakers talking about timely topics at the intersection of social science, public policy and law.

Posted: May 21, 2014

Seeking respondents for an online survey on interest inventories.

Do you have expertise in employment law or selection?

  • If so: please take 10 minutes to complete an online questionnaire regarding interest inventories and demographic information.
  • If not: do you know someone who does and would you be willing to forward the below survey link to them?

Participation in this research is voluntary, and responses will be confidential. Furthermore, participants may stop the survey and withdrawal from the study at any time without penalty.
To complete this survey, simply click on the following link: http://bit.ly/IOInterestInventories

Thank you in advance, and if you have any questions please contact Amy Mandelke, M.A. Candidate, at amy.mandelke706@topper.wku.edu.

Deadline for completing the survey: June 30, 2014

Posted: May 20, 2014

Do you work for a small organization (<100)? Currently recruiting for dissertation research!!!

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

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be employed at a small organization (i.e., having less than 100 employees)
  • Have a working relationship with your leader for at least 6 months.

If you work part of a larger organization, then yes, you still qualify as long as the organization within has less than 100. If you decide to voluntarily participate, you will complete an online survey that asks about your leader's style of leadership and your level of motivation in the workplace. It's completely confidential and there is no connection to you, your leader and/or your place of employment.

The survey takes approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.

If you would like to participate, please email the researcher: kristin.walker@waldenu.edu for a link to the survey. Your participation is greatly appreciated!!!

Finally, it would be greatly appreciated it if you could forward this information to any friends/colleagues who are eligible to participate.

Deadline for participation: May 28, 2014

Thank you in advance! If you have any questions please contact Kristin Walker @ kristin.walker@waldenu.edu.

Posted: April 29, 2014

Meredith P. Crawford Fellowship in I-O Psychology The Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO)

Application deadline: July 1, 2014

The Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) is pleased to sponsor a fellowship opportunity for doctoral students in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology or a closely related discipline. The 2014 Meredith P. Crawford Fellowship in I-O Psychology includes a non-renewable award of $12,000 to a doctoral student demonstrating exceptional research skills.

To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must be a doctoral candidate in I-O Psychology or a closely related discipline whose dissertation topic has been proposed and approved by his/her graduate faculty.  Because one of the purposes of the Fellowship is to provide financial support while the student completes his/her dissertation, applicants should be actively involved in the process of completing their dissertation research but not substantially completed or finished at the time of application. Applicants must provide a completed application, a personal statement, three recommendations, and an official transcript. Fellowship application information and materials are available online at https://www.humrro.org/corpsite/site-page/fellowship; questions may be directed to Jessica Terner at 703-706-5687 or fellowship@humrro.org. Please note that the application deadline is July 1, 2014.

Posted: April 23, 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



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

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

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.   


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

Posted: December 2, 2013


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).


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


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 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

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

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.