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Call for participation in our survey about publication practices and performance measurement practices in science

As part of the FAceS project (www.faces.wi.tum.de/), the Chair for Strategy and Organization (Prof. Isabell M. Welpe) at the Technische Universität München, Germany, is currently conducting a survey about publication practices and performance measurement in science.

To attain representative knowledge about publication practices and performance measurement across different countries and disciplines (e.g., psychology), we are particularly interested in your assessment and specifications on this topic.

Participation in this survey will take approximately 20 minutes. Participants will be offered the chance to participate in the raffle for an iPad mini. Upon request, we will be happy to send you a summary of the results of the survey.

Please click on the following link (or copy the link into your browser) to access the survey: http://ww3.unipark.de/uc/OA/.

We would be very happy if you would participate in our survey and contribute to the success of this study.

A PDF version of the questionnaire may also be found here.

Should you have any questions or comments or should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail (performance-management.lso.wi@tum.de).

Posted: December 3, 2014

The 35th Annual IO/OB Conference, University of Texas at Arlington

Branding and Demanding the Best: I/O and OB Wrangling to Change the World

The University of Texas at Arlington proudly announces it will host the next IO/OB conference in March 13-15, 2015. The theme we have chosen for our conference holds some significance as we recognize the importance of “leaving your mark.” As I-O and OB students, we all aspire to find unique ways to improve work processes, job satisfaction, increase societal efficiency and ultimately make the world a better place. Our theme encompasses every area of I-O Psychology and Organizational Behavior. Therefore, we would like to invite both graduate and undergraduate students in all relevant business and psychology fields to join us in Arlington this spring (e.g., human factors, information technology, social psychology).

Some of the many benefits of attending include:

  • Continue to build and strengthen your all-important professional network
  • Share and exchange knowledge by learning from other students, academicians, field practitioners
  • Hear important people from the field and from academia speak about cutting-edge topics
  • Connect to a vast array of industry professionals which may lead to potential internship opportunities
  • Discover what other students are researching
  • Not to mention……the Dallas-Ft. Worth area is an exceptional destination for a spring visit with high temperatures in March around the mid to low 70s. It will be an ideal time to visit.

For more information about the conference, please visit our Web site: www.ioob2015.com.

The IOOB Conference started in 1980 by Milt Hakel at Ohio State University. The conference allowed graduate students from both psychology and business to network, collaborate, and learn from each other and from other prominent academics and practitioners. Highlights of the conference included symposiums, keynote speakers, and poster presentations. Every year a different school has the honor of hosting the conference. Traditionally the program is open to graduate students in industrial organizational (I-O) psychology, organizational behavior (OB), and human resource management (HRM).

Posted: December 2, 2014

Job Search Strategies and Interviewing Skills Workshop, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles

Presenter: Mike Thompson, Director of Training & Development, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. If you are interested in strengthening your interviewing skills and being more strategic in your job search, then you do not want to miss this interactive workshop!

Date: December 10th, 2015, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: Building B, Room 120/122, Alliant International University, LA Campus, 1000 S. Fremont Ave. Building B101, Alhambra, CA 91803

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please contact: Naz Tadjbakhsh at ntadjbakhsh@alliant.edu

Posted: December 1, 2014

Social Psychology and Law Preconference

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Law and Psychology Program invite you to attend the Social Psychology and Law Preconference at the 16th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) to be held in Long Beach, California on February 26, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

The Social Psychology and Law Preconference will include three symposia focused on issues in discrimination, procedural and social justice, and immigration. Featured speakers include Cynthia Willis-Esqueda, Tom Tyler, Ellen Cohen, Erik Girvan, Evelyn Maeder, Michael Zarate, and Kevin Johnson.

The preconference will include a poster session and 10-minute datablitz talks from promising scholars in the field. Please find more information about the preconference, including registration and instructions on how to submit a poster or datablitz presentation, on the attached flyer and on our website (www.spsp.org/?page=Precon_Law).

Registration for the Social Psychology and Law Preconference is open now. Poster submissions are accepted on a rolling basis until February 12, 2015.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Richard Wiener or Cynthia Willis-Esqueda at socialpsychandlaw@gmail.com. We hope to see you in Long Beach!

Posted: December 1, 2014

New Call for Scholarships at the Erasmus Mundus Program

WOP-P - Master on Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology  (2015-2016)


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).

For the next academic year 2015-2016 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 specific geographical areas, [1].


  • Scholarships for students from 15th November 2014 to 7th January 2015.
  • Scholarships for scholars from 15th November 2014 to 30th September 2015.
  • Students application remains open from 7th January 2015 till July-September 2015 (not asking  EM scholarship).

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

[1] Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, DPR Korea, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Middle East: Iran, Iraq, Yemen.  Latin America 1) Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Paraguay, 2) Brazil and Mexico and 3) Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela. South Africa. ENI – South: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia ENI – East Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Territory of Ukraine as recognised by international law. Gulf countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

Posted: November 19, 2014

Narrative in Organizational and Leadership Psychology

Join in for a transformative heroes journey with a two-hour workshop on Thursday November 20th or on Wednesday, December 3rd from 7-9pm at Boston University.

For all those who need a little perspective this season, a little support, a new way to look at an old story in order to create happier results; for those who want to learn how to deal with challenges and be able to create new opportunities, abundance and peace of mind; and for those who need an attunement to deal with challenges but do not know where to start, we offer a life changing workshop.

The participants explore using ATTUNING techniques for leadership development to improve their life and work performance.   We use games, storytelling, appreciative inquiry, psychodrama and facilitation techniques to explore issues such as:

  • What is my Story?
  • What patterns do I enact or repeat consistently despite my desire to be happy?
  • What blind spots shall I explore so that I improve my work performance?
  • How can I manage the disequilibrium that comes with complex decision making and change?
  • How can I live from a higher place so that I can enjoy life more?
  • How can I create in my life the story that I LOVE?

Games have fun elements built-in and create positive emotional states even as they simulate difficult situations with obstacles to overcome.

Change Your Story– Change Your Life!

Thursday, November 20th, 2014, Time: 7-9 PM, Place: Boston University

To register go to:  Workshops

Posted: November 12, 2014

APA Division 1 Award Nominations

The Society for General Psychology, Division One is conducting its Year 2015 awards competition, including the William James Book Award for a recent book that serves to integrate material across psychological subfields or to provide coherence to the diverse subject matter of psychology, the Ernest R. Hilgard Award for a Lifetime Career Contribution to General Psychology, the George A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article on General Psychology, and the Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology, which is an American Psychological Foundation Award managed by the Society for General Psychology.

In addition, there are two student awards: The Raymond Corsini Student Poster Award for the best student poster presented in the Division One poster session, and The Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Award, based on the student’s past performance and proposed research.

All nominations and supporting materials for each award must be received on or before February 15, 2015. Self-nominations are welcomed. Please see the attached document and visit our website for more information http://www.apadivisions.org/division-1/awards/index.aspx

Posted: November 10, 2014

Career Coaching Days Offered by California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)

The Organizational Psychology and Leadership PhD Programs are offering one-on-one career coaching from an expert in the field. Focused coaching sessions will enable you to explore career choices in helping organizations become more effective. These are introductory coaching sessions at no fee, specifically for people who want to know more about Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Leadership, Organization Development and career options in related fields (not suitable for current or former graduate students of OP programs at Alliant).

These sessions can be in person, or via phone or video-conference upon your request.

November 5, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm, San Diego Campus, John Kantor, Associate Professor

November 30, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm, Fresno Campus, Sherry Camden-Anders, Asst. Prof., Director

December 9, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm, Los Angeles Campus, Nurcan Ensari, Professor, Int. Systemwide Director

To RSVP, please contact: Sean Hornsby at shornsby@alliant.edu

Posted: November 4, 2014

Registration is Now Open for the Following Two Conferences in San Diego in February!

  • International Congress on Coaching Psychology - FEB 3-4
  • Society of Consulting Psychology Mid-Winter Conference - FEB 5-8

We do hope we will see you and many of our SIOP colleagues there.


NOTE: Book your hotel room early. Interest is high in both of these conferences, and we have a limited number of hotel rooms reserved. Please do register TODAY and secure your room reservation.

Vicki Vandaveer, President, Society of Consulting Psychology; Ann Bowers-Evangelista, Co-Chair - SCP MidWinter Conference; Douglas Riddle, Co-Chair - SCP MidWinter Conference, and Karen Steadman, Chair - 5th International Congress on Coaching Psychology

We very much look forward to seeing you in February!

Posted: October 27, 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

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

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

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

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