The SIOP White Paper series organizes and summarizes important and timely topics in I-O psychology for business and HR professionals, members of the press, and interested individuals. SIOP White Papers are produced by three SIOP committees: International Affairs, Scientific Affairs, and Visibility. For more information about the SIOP white papers, read the ‘About the Authoring SIOP Committees’ section at the bottom of this page.
About the Authoring SIOP Committees
International Affairs Committee
One of the principle goals of the International Affairs Committee (IAC) is the publication of SIOP white papers on topics of interest to the international practitioner and academic I-O community. The International Affairs Committee is geared toward ensuring that SIOP members and affiliates have a means of collaborating and communicating with international affiliates and members of similar international associations.
Scientific Affairs Committee
This committee is concerned with all aspects of industrial and organizational psychology as a science. Its members encourage, promote, and facilitate greater contributions of a scientific and technical nature. For example, members of this committee work on projects such as providing input to the APA committee that wrote the Standards.
The purpose of the Hot Topics white paper series is to provide short briefs on high-interest topics in I-O. These papers are written with a non-I-O audience in mind, and SIOP members are encouraged to use these papers as a resource to share with clients, business partners, and others who are interested in learning more about a topic.
The Visibility Committee Hot Topic white papers are written by I-O PhD students and undergo reviews from both a committee member and an external reviewer who has expertise in the topic area. This work is managed by the HR/Business subcommittee of the SIOP Visibility Committee. The committee was created to enhance the visibility of I-O Psychology to inform thought leaders in business, HR, and government, as well as students and the general public, of the ways in which I-O can improve the profitability of business and the productivity and well-being of the workforce.
SIOP is always interested in soliciting ideas for our Hot Topic paper series from our members. If you are interested in proposing a paper, contact Jolene Skinner and check out our Instructions to Authors.