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Program-APS Committee Goals and Progress Report Form 


Deborah E. Rupp

June 6, 2008
Committee Members: Michele Gelfand (past chair); ?? (chair-in-training appointment)
Updates or Comments From Chair:
The 2008 APS conference was May 22-25. Both the overall conference and the I-O track programming were a huge success. I-O speakers included:
-          Special Track on “Learning, Competitiveness, and Achievement”

o        Michael Frese (Learning from errors by individuals and organizations)

o        Daniel Ilgen (Team learning: Much more than raising individual learning models to the team level)

o        Amy Edmonson (Team and organizational learning)

-          Invited Addresses:

  • Richard Arvey: “Behavioral genetics and organizational psychology”

  • Jeffrey Edwards: “The Accumulation of Knowledge in Person-Environment Fit Research”

  • Michelle (Mikki) Hebl: “Interpersonal Discrimination and Its Remediation”

  •  Ann Marie Ryan: “Not much more than the patently obvious? A critical look at applicant perceptions research”

-          Symposia

  • Dynamical Modeling of Organizational Phenomena: Team Performance, Leadership, and Organizations. Chaired by Paul Hanges

    • Richard P. DeShon

    • Mary Uhl-Bien & Russ Marion

    • Paul J. Hanges & Andrew Schmidt 

    • James K. Hazy

  • New Frontiers in Research on Aggression in Organizations, Chaired by Theresa Glomb

    • Lilia M. Cortina

    • Anne M. O'Leary-Kelly

    • Julian Barling

    • E. Kevin Kelloway

SIOP has been quite successful over the last few years increasing IO visibility at APS. We have also been successful in co-coordinating themed tracks with other areas such as cognitive, developmental, and social-personality. Walter Mischel is the incoming APS president. He has a strong passion surrounding establishing Psychology as a cumulative science. His goal for the 2009 conference is to emphasize research that crosses boundaries within areas of psychology and between psychology and other disciplines, and translational research. As an example, he noted that the National Institute on Aging is interested in bringing together perspectives from neuroeconomics and social cognition research in addressing lifespan development.   It was also suggested that speakers could revisit classic problems in psychology with new interdisciplinary approaches (i.e. things we couldn’t do before, that we can do now). The preliminary conference theme is “Cross Boundaries: Building a Cumulative Science.”
In the program committee meeting, we identified three theme tracks for the conference:
-         Health, Stress and Back Again: Gene-Environment Interplay
-         Modeling the Architecture of the Mind
-         Emotional Ups and Downs: Experiencing, Self-Regulating, and Capitalizing on Affect
I will be heading up the theme track on emotions—which I feel will be an excellent way to showcase all that I-O is doing in this area. I will also compliment the theme track with other sessions related to emotions in the I-O programming.
Question for Lois: Do we have a chair-in-training yet?
Strategic Planning Goals: (Please highlight committee goals related to the advocacy of SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals)
  1. Market & publicize APS to the SIOP membership 
Action: Write an article for TIP summarizing the highlights of the 08 conference—make a pitch for the 09 conference
  1. Create vision for theme track on emotion 
Action: Meet with committee (Ying-Yi Hong from social-personality track; Joseph Mikels from developmental track) to develop a list of potential speakers from various sub-disciplines (e.g., cognitive, neuro, S-P, developmental, IO)
  1. Create vision for I-O track 
Action: Generate subthemes for the track and list of potential speakers