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SIOP 2010 Friday Seminars

Chu-Hsiang (Daisy) Chang
University of South Florida

On behalf of the Friday Seminar Committee, I am delighted to invite you to register for one or two of the four great Friday Seminars that will be offered at the 2010 SIOP conference. These sessions provide the opportunity to engage in an in-depth exploration of cutting-edge research topics and methodological issues from a scholarly perspective. They are presented by leading organizational scientists, are primarily academic in nature, and address state-of-the art knowledge and research. Enrollment is limited and these sessions are expected to sell out, so register early to ensure your opportunity to participate!

The following Friday Seminars are sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. and are presented as part of the 25th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. SIOP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SIOP maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Three (3) hours of continuing education credits (CE) are awarded for the participants in one (1) Friday Seminar.

If you have any questions, please e-mail cchang@health.usf.edu or call (813) 396-9597.

• Duration: Sessions are 3 hours long, and you can earn 3 CE credits for attending.
• Enrollment: Enrollment for each session is limited to 50 participants.
• When: Friday, April 9, during the morning (8:30 a.m. to 11:30) or afternoon (12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.).
• Location: The location will be at the conference site; the specific room will be indicated in the conference program.
• Cost: The cost for each Friday Seminar is $85.00 (U.S.).
• Registration:  You must complete the Friday Seminars section of the general conference registration form (also available on the SIOP Web site) and include payment in your total.
• Cancellation:  Friday Seminar registrations canceled by March 25, 2010, will be refunded less a $25.00 (U.S.) administrative fee.

Click on the links for a complete description of each seminar.

1.  Proactivity at Work: Applying Positive Psychology to Organizations
Sharon K. Parker, UWA Business School; Deanne N. Den Hartog, University of Amsterdam

This seminar will focus on the diagnosis individual proactivity and how to design work contexts to promote proactivity.  We identify job design, leadership practices, and team climate as factors that affect individuals’ proactivity. We also describe the proactivity paradox that can occur when managers expect people to be proactive.

2.  When Begging Is Not Enough: Detecting and Dealing With Nonresponse Bias to Organizational Surveys
Steven Rogelberg, University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Jeffrey Stanton, Syracuse University

In this seminar, we will discuss typical survey response rates, nonresponse, and nonresponse bias.  Then, we will share the nonresponse bias impact assessment strategy (N-BIAS). The N-BIAS approach is a series of techniques that when used in combination provide evidence about a study’s susceptibility to bias and its external validity.

3.  At Odds Over Adverse Impact: Perils and Pitfalls in Statistical Reasoning Involving Discrimination
Dennis Doverspike, University of Akron; Scott Morris, Illinois Institute of Technology; David Snyder, Applied Psychological Techniques

This seminar will focus on different methods for calculating adverse impact. Each method will be examined from 3 perspectives: the plaintiff, the defendant, and the statistician. We will discuss the pros and cons of each method regarding its validity and interpretability, and how its results play out in the courtroom.

4.  Self-Regulation in Work: The Why, Where, and How of Motivation
Ruth Kanfer, Georgia Institute of Technology; Gilad Chen, University of Maryland

This seminar will review the field of self-regulation in work psychology, and discuss implications for human resource management and worker well-being.  Specifically, we will discuss (a) what and why individuals self-regulate, (b) when and where individuals engage in self-regulation, and (c) the mechanisms by which individuals regulate their effort.