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APS Program Committee Report for SIOP

March 2010
-          Current APS I-O Program Chair: Deidra Schleicher
-          Incoming APS I-O Program Chair (APS I-O Program Chair In-Training): Maria Rotundo
-          New APS I-O Program Chair In-Training: TBD (by April, 2010); Stephan Cote recommended by Maria Rotundo (name forwarded to Dave Nershi and Eduardo Salas)
Upcoming APS Conference Update (May 27-30, 2010, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel):

Invited I-O sessions (Saturday, May 29th; 5 hours of programming):
1. Symposium:  “Future Directions in Applied Psychological Research on Creativity”
 (80 minutes in length)
Creativity is becoming an increasingly active field of inquiry.  In this panel session, four prolific creativity scholars will discuss areas of research that warrant greater attention and will highlight their initial exploration into these areas.  The session will cover creativity process and outcomes from the individual and team levels of analyses.
Chair: Maria Rotundo, University of Toronto
Teresa Amabile, Harvard University
Christina Shalley, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jing Zhou, Rice University
Lucy Gilson, University of Connecticut
(10 minutes transition)
2. Invited Talk: “Leadership Research Over the Past 20 Years: What Do We Know, What Can We Know, and Where Do We Go?” (25 minutes in length)
Presenter: Nathan Hiller, Florida International University (co-author: Leslie DeChurch, University of Central Florida)
This presentation takes a macro view of the leadership literature appearing in top-tier journals over the last 20 years. After reviewing methodologies and criteria in over 1000 primary studies, implications for what the field can maximally know about leadership phenomena and major theories are considered, alongside promising future research opportunities.
(10 minutes transition)
3. Symposium: “Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Counterproductive Behavior are Distinct Constructs” (50 minutes in length)
Three prolific scholars who are actively pursuing this area of inquiry will discuss how much progress we have made in our understanding of this relationship. The panel session will highlight efforts to distinguish these constructs that consider antecedents such as individual differences, emotions, and environmental factors.
Chair: Maria Rotundo, University of Toronto
Maria Rotundo, University of Toronto
Reeshad Dalal, George Mason University
Suzy Fox, Loyola University Chicago
(10 minutes transition)
4. Invited Talk: “A Theory of Person-Job Engagement: The Intersection of Personality Traits and Job Characteristics” (25 minutes in length)
Presenter: Murray Barrick, Texas A & M University
Motivation at work results from the interplay of personality traits and the characteristics of the situation. Recognizing this provides the key to determine how psychologically engaged the person is. Furthermore, the type of psychological engagement is created by the combination of personality traits and job characteristics. New theory is presented.
(10 minutes transition)
5. Symposium: “Writing, Publishing, and Living Happily Ever After: Tips and Strategies from Exceptionally Successful I-O Researchers” (80 minutes in length)
Richard Klimoski, George Mason University
Gary Latham, University of Toronto
Fred Morgeson, Michigan State University
Chair/Moderator: Deidra Schleicher, Purdue University
Writing is arguably the most important, difficult, pervasive, and at times frustrating aspect of being a successful academic researcher. In this session, three exceptionally prolific and successful organizational researchers will discuss their own writing – how they do it and how they do it well. They will share tips on what has (and hasn’t) worked for them, from the mechanics of writing (e.g., when, where, how often, and how they get started) to more strategic aspects (e.g., writing for certain audiences and journals, revising per reviewer and editor feedback). This session will be beneficial to other academic psychologists at all career stages, and questions and comments from audience members will be actively encouraged.
Other Submitted and Accepted I-O sessions (scheduled throughout the conference):
The call for submissions (posters and symposia) opened October 21st 2009 and closed January 31st 2010. APS has gone to a rolling review process, where review of submissions can begin immediately.
There were three (3) I-O-related symposia submitted; two (2) were accepted:

Cognitive Ability, Values, Personality and Entrepeneurial, Corporate and Academic Performance
Subject Area(s):
Primary: Industrial/Organizational
Jordan B. Peterson Ph.D., University of Toronto (1st Co-chair)

Jordan B. Peterson Ph.D., University of Toronto (Speaker 1)
Prediction of entrepeneurial ability
Analysis of data derived from a study of early stage entrepeneurs located in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York reveals that openness and extraversion, as opposed to conscientiousness and emotional stability, and in addition to general nonverbal cognitive ability accurately predicts success in a new education program for entrepeneurs, and post-training success in the early stages of funding and establishing a new company. The role of values assessment will also be discussed.

Jacob Hirsh Ph.D., University of Oregon (Speaker 2)
Prediction of managerial success with neuropsychological and forced choice personality tests
The results of a study assessing the performance of civil service managers reveals that forced choice big five personality assessment outperforms standard big five assessment by a factor of 4-5, producing correlation coefficients for conscientiousness of ~r = .5. Standardized neuropsychological tests of dorsolateral function also accurately predict such performance, adding approximately r = .25 to conscientiousness as a predictor.

Alex Guindon M.A., University of Toronto (Speaker 3)
Cognitive ability, personality and values assessment in the prediction of academic performance
Academic performance is accurately predicted by standard big five measures and general cognitive ability. The addition of assessment of Schwartz values, using standard and forced choice methodologies, incremental improves predictive validity, by approximately r = .3.

Robert O Pihl Ph.D., McGill University (Speaker 4)
Neuropsychological and personality measures in the prediction of pharmacist error
Pharmacist error is common and often has serious consequences. Prefrontal neuropsychological performance and personality may be able to differentiate those pharmacists brought to the attention of their governing colleges as a consequences of prescription error and those who are as of yet error-free.

Introducing Conditional Reasoning Test-Relative Motive Strength
Subject Area(s):
Primary: Industrial/Organizational
Lawrence R. James, Georgia Institute of Technology (1st Co-chair) Hye Joo Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology (2nd Co-chair)

Lawrence R. James, Georgia Institute of Technology (Speaker 1)
An Introduction to Conditional Reasoning Test-Relative Motive Strength

Yonca Toker, Georgia Institute of Technology (Speaker 2)
Validation of the CRT-RMS in the Turkish Sample
Afife B. Ok, Atilim University (Co-Author 1)

Hye Joo Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology (Speaker 3)
Cross-Cultural Study of the CRT-RMS with Korean College Sample
Jae Yoon Chang, Sungshin Women's University (Co-Author 1)

Min Young Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology (Speaker 4)
Exploring the revised version of the CRT-RMS
Gunna Yun, University of Baltimore (Co-Author 1)

James M. LeBreton, Purdue University (Discussant)

There were 79 I-O-related posters submitted and reviewed (77 were accepted).  
Action Items for EC:
None at this time.