Home Home | About Us | Sitemap | Contact  
  • Info For
  • Professionals
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Media
  • Search
    Powered By Google

2005-2006 Scientific Committee Year-End Report

 Submitted by: Gilad Chen

 April 27, 2006

 Goal#1: Strengthen the relationships of SIOP with federal funding agencies, particularly NSF, NIDA, NIOSH, and Homeland Defense.

 Activities to date:

  • Generated a power-point document that lists important scientific contributions achieved by I-O psychologists, and areas of I-O psychology research that are likely to make an impact in the future (and hence more fundable).
  • Met with APA science director (Steve Breckler) on September 8 (participants in the meeting included Gilad Chen, Ruth Kanfer, and Lois Tetrick).  Based on the meting, weve decided to broaden this effort to more thoroughly communicate SIOPs scientific contributions to multiple constituents, including funding agencies, other fields of psychology, prospective students, and work organizations.  In terms of our original goal, the idea would be to make our science more visible so that funding agencies would be more amenable to recognize I-O-related research in their calls for proposals and review process.
  • As part of an initial effort to address this new direction, weve put together an invited panel session for the 2006 SIOP to address the main issue of how we can communicate our scientific contributions to multiple constituents.  Panelists will include Elaine Pulakos, Neal Schmitt, Frank Landy, and Ed Salas.
  • At this point, we are planning our effort for next year which will include coming up with a menu of research topics that appeal for different grants agencies, as well as specific researchers and experts for each area.  The idea would be to convey this menu to SIOPs reps to the Federation.

Action item for EC meeting:

  • None.

Goal#2: Encourage authors of introductory psychology texts to include a chapter on I-O psychology. [Ad-hoc sub-committee chaired by Stephanie Payne]

Activities to date:

  • Identified and reviewed a list of the most popular introduction to psychology textbooks, and came up with a small list of existing texts that include I-O chapters
  • Surveyed 40 authors of intro psychology textbook to assess their preferences (for chapter outline and/or textboxes) and gain additional information or ideas from them.  Survey responses indicated interest in both chapter outline and textboxes.
  • In the process of generating a detailed outline for potential I-O chapters in introductory psychology texts
  • In the process of generating more narrow textboxes/page summaries that illustrate I-O-related applications of various basic psychological concepts (such as perception, cognition, learning, etc.).

Action item for EC meeting:

  • None.