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Register Today for "Environmental Sustainability at
Edward Lawler, Keynote Speaker
SIOP’s 2012 Leading Edge
Consortium, to take place October
19 and 20 in New Orleans, is devoted to advancing research
and enhancing the practice of environmental sustainability in work
settings through employees. Registration is now open on the SIOP LEC page!
Organizations are increasingly concluding that environmental sustainability
is central to their missions. As organizations transform to minimize,
mitigate, and neutralize their environmental impact, I-O psychology is
uniquely positioned to aid in these efforts.
This meeting will bring together an interdisciplinary team of
experts and keynote speakers from industry, psychological research, the
environmental sciences, and consulting. Sessions will address both
interdisciplinary aspects and how I-O science and practice can contribute,
the business case for environmental sustainability, and how sustainability
can become a competitive advantage, as well as specific issues relevant to
To learn more about this event and
get the current list of speakers, bios, hotel and CE credit
information, visit the LEC page!
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2012 Conference DVDs Now Available
Re-experience some of the most popular sessions from the 2012
SIOP conference. DVD recordings are now available for purchase. The
2012 SIOP Conference Recordings DVD-ROM includes:
- 20 select
- Audio synchronized
with the speaker’s slide presentations
- MP3 audio fi les for
your MP3 player, to listen on the go!
- Files that are Mac and
To order the conference DVD for the SIOP member price
of $144.00, click here. You
can also order online and find previous conference recordings.
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Conference Presentations Now on my.SIOP
Did you know you can access more than 40 PowerPoint
and PDF presentations from
the 2012 SIOP Annual Conference in the my.SIOP
community library? This long-awaited capability provides a single spot for
members to find your presentations and for potential collaborators to
connect via my.SIOP.
Share your conference presentation with fellow members. If you presented at this year's
conference, please take a few minutes to upload your 2012 SIOP
presentation(s) to the my.SIOP Community Library using the
You can also peruse the library and download presentations
that interest you. The number of presentations in the library is growing
daily, and they are categorized by content area for easy reference. This
great new member resource puts presentations at your fingertips, enabling
you to reference and discuss those sessions with other members and in
my.SIOP groups, much like you would at the conference! Here are some ideas
to get you started:
How can I discuss the topic or presentation with others? A
- Start a discussion
about the topic in a related my.SIOP Group – you might find
collaborators for a session next year!
- Write a Blog post from
your my.SIOP profile page – others can comment on your thoughts about
a topic, presentation, or your overall SIOP experience.
- Contact presenters
directly by email through their profiles on my.SIOP.
- Post a thematic
question in the my.SIOP Community Forums
How can I facilitate discussion as a Group Moderator?
Some ways to get started:
- Post a new item in “My
News” announcing the availability of conference presentations.
- Start a Blog post in a
my.SIOP Group describing a relevant experience you had at the
- Start a discussion in
a Group Forum highlighting conference symposia, panel discussions,
posters, or round tables you attended.
If you have any questions, contact the SIOP Electronic
Communications Committee for help at ECC@my.siop.org.
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Help SIOP and FABBS Create an App!
Ron Landis, Illinois Institute of Technology
Michele Gelfand, University of Maryland
Seth Kaplan, George Mason University
As part of SIOP’s relationship with the Federation of
Associations in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS), we are
developing content to be included as part of an iPhone/iPad app. The nature
of this app is to communicate some of the most strongly supported results
in our literature.
Specifically we need your help to generate one-sentence
statements that summarize empirically proven phenomena. For instance,
specific, difficult goals lead to better task performance than easy, or “do
your best,” goals. Additionally, for each of these one-sentence statements,
we want to provide one or two classic or definitive citations (e.g., Locke
& Latham, 1990 for the goal setting example.) Finally, we would also
like to provide an appropriate web link for those interested in getting
We are drawing on the collective expertise of SIOP members to
generate as many of these statements of phenomena as possible. For
practical reasons, we will not likely be able to include all of the
statements that are generated. Our goal is to identify 12-15 of these
statements/phenomena that can be included in the initial version of the
app. Additional statements will be held in reserve and may appear in future
To submit your ideas, please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure your email includes: (1) a one-sentence statement that
summarizes an empirically proven phenomenon from the I-O literature, (2)
one or two classic references related to the phenomenon, and (3) a related
web link (if possible).
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SIOP Represents I-O
It’s time to make plans to attend the 2012 APA Convention to be
held in sunny Orlando, Florida from August
2-5, 2012 and participate in some of SIOP’s 26 hours of
The 120th APA Convention will feature internationally known
presenters on diverse psychological topics and programs highlighting the
latest research findings. The annual convention is the largest gathering of
psychologists and psychology students in the world, each year attracting
12,000-15,000 attendees from all areas of specialization in psychology and
from research, practice, education, and policy.
SIOP will have a strong showing at the convention with 26
hours of programming, selected to appeal to both SIOP researchers and
practitioners. Some of the session highlights include invited addresses
from the 2012-2013 SIOP President Doug
Reynolds, as well as from Tammy Allen, Kim Smith-Jentsch, and
Two of SIOP's current APA council representatives, Debbie Major and
will have a special session on SIOP's role in APA. SIOP will also continue
the tradition of cosponsoring a joint social hour with APA Division 5:
Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics.
You can download a PDF of SIOP’s full programming here.
To view programming for all of the APA divisions, visit the convention
programming page here.
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I-O Delivers APA
Senate Defense Testimony
SIOP member Bill
Strickland, President of the Human Resources Research
Organization (HumRRO), delivered APA’s oral testimony before the Senate
Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on June 6th. Strickland is an
industrial-organizational psychologist with particular expertise in
military personnel recruitment, selection, and training. APA's Science GRO
requested and was given a slot to testify before the Subcommittee again
this year, focusing on the Department of Defense (DoD) research portfolio
for Fiscal Year 2013. Strickland urged the Senate to reverse another round
of Administration cuts to the DoD Science and Technology budget. In the
President’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget request, the overall level of
fundamental and applied DoD research in military laboratories would
decrease, and some psychological research programs would take a substantial
hit. APA encouraged the Subcommittee to support human-centered research
vital to sustaining warfighter superiority, in line with recommendations of
both the National Academies and the Defense Science Board.
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