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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


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


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