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Science and Practice Cluster Report

Kurt Kraiger, Cluster Coordinator

January 20, 2006


2005 2006 Organizational Frontiers Series Committee
Progress Report

Robert Pritchard, Chair



1. Develop a single set of materials describing the Frontiers Series that could be sent to prospective volume editors.  These materials will include the goals of the series, its history, the process from initial proposal to final printed volume, and give examples of how to develop proposals.


2. Continue the development of ongoing Frontiers volumes.

Ongoing, see below.

3. Develop new Frontiers volumes.

Ongoing, see below.

4. Continue the practice of emailing  announcements of new Frontiers volumes to SIOP members, as approved by the Executive Committee. 

Done for recently published volumes.

5.  Continue to facilitate coordination with the Practice series.



1.   Recently Published:

The Dark Side of Organizational Behavior, edited by Ricky Griffin & Anne  OLeary-Kelly, 2004

The Psychological And Organizational Bases Of Discrimination At Work, edited by Robert L. Dipboye & Adrienne Colella, 2005  

2.   In press at Erlbaum:

Situational Judgment Testing, Weekley and Ployhart

Entrepreneurship, Baum, Frese, & Baron  

3.   Volumes under contract:

The Psychology of Conflict and Conflict Management in Organizations, De Dreu and Gelfand

Organizational Fit, Ostroff & Judge

Learning, Training, and Development in Organizations, Kozlowski and Salas

Work Motivation, Kanfer, Gilad, and Pritchard

Team Effectiveness in Complex Organizations and Systems:  Cross-disciplinary perspectives, Salas, Goodwin, & Burke

Motivation, Kanfer, Gilad, and Pritchard  

4.  Under Review by Board

Errors in Organizations, Hofmann and Frese

Organizational Commitment, Klein, Meyer, and Becker


2005-2006 Scientific Committee Progress Report

Submitted by: Gilad Chen

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.
  • We are also brainstorming additional ideas at this point.  For instance, we are contemplating writing a white paper on the future of workplace research and/or putting together a mini-conference to address this issue.

Action item for EC meeting:

  • Id love to get some input regarding our re-direction (as well as our specific ideas for new activities directed at communicating the science of I-O).
  • I also wonder whether it would make sense to focus the next SIOP fall mini conference on the topic of the future of workplace research.

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
  • 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 that illustrate I-O-related applications of various basic psychological concepts (such as perception, cognition, learning, etc.).
  • Finally, in the process of surveying 80 authors of intro psychology textbook to assess their preferences (for chapter outline and/or textboxes) and gain additional information or ideas from them.

Action item for EC meeting:

  • None.


2005-2006 Progress Report:  State Affairs Committee

Dennis J. Johnson, Chair


1.      Committee membership status:   

a.   There are 12 active members on committee.  Active members are defined here as individuals who responded to one or multiple emails. 

        Arnold, David W.

        Blanton, Judith S.

        Diamante, Thomas

        Fischer, Donald L.

        Gormanous, Greg 

        Johnson, Dennis

        Lindner, Steven J.

        McCulloch, Malcolm C.

        Powell, Jevon K.

        Scherbaum, Charles (new)

        Scontrino, M. Peter 

        Waln, Ronald F.


  1. There are 9 inactive members on the committee roster.  Inactive members are defined here as individuals who have not responded to one or multiple emails.

        Hartke, Darrell D.

        Hennen, Martha E.

        Kamen, Seth 

        Nagy, Mark S.


        Ross, Shirley M.

        Schneider, Kimberly T.

        Sumner, Kenneth 

        Werner, Blakely J.

        Weston, David J.


  1. On member has requested to be dropped from the committee:

        Lynch, Angela M 

2.      Continue to review and update website information, including links to state and provincial boards. 

During the previous quarter Committee members were assigned two to three state or provincial boards to review and update website information; including links to state and provincial boards.  Approximately 30 states and provincial board websites have been reviewed and updated as needed.  With the number of inactive members and the loss of one member the websites information and links have not been reviewed.  It is the committees chair goal to complete these reviews and updating by the end of March 2006. 

3.      Provide referrals and information to members/student affiliates seeking licensure. 

Each committee member has been asked to identify all Industrial-Organizational Psychology programs in their assigned states and or provincial boards and to introduce themselves to the Chairs of these programs.  They are to inform the chair that they are SIOPs contact for their state/province regarding licensure.  Committee members are also to identify and contact student representatives to do the same.  With the drop in active members this goal has not been accomplished.  We will continue to pursue this goal throughout the year.   

4.      Continue to scan the environment in relation to license requirements and issues. 

Judith Blanton and myself have been working with APA and ASPPB to develop an Inter-State/Provincial Registration Program.  This program would allow an I-O Psychologist to consult in a state that they are not licensed in for a period of 90 to 120 days per year provided they meet certain criteria.  The goal is to provide a means whereby consulting psychologists can legally identify themselves as an I-O Psychologists with in the participating states.  Currently a I-O Psychologist has to be licensed in each state they practice in or to submit to a lengthy process to obtain a grace period to practice in a different state.  This is not feasible for licensed I-O consulting psychologist whose clients may take them across state lines in a moments notice.  ASPPB was to vote on this proposal in the fall of 2005.  At this time I am unaware of the status of the program.  I will pursue additional information on this proposal.   

A proposal in California has been identified by Judith Blanton that could impact licensure of I-O Psychologists.  The governor is attempting to combine a number of boards in the belief that this would save the state money.  The proposal is to lump all licensed psychologists into under a general Health and Safety Board.  We believe this will make it more difficult for I-O Psychologist to become licensed since little distinction will be made between clinical/counseling and other branches of psychology.  A letter was drafted and sent by Leaetta Hough to California committee chair to argue against combining the boards. 

5.      Continue to collect sunset information on licensing laws for all state and provinces. 

As with the review and updating of the state and provincial websites, information on approximately 30 states and provincials sunset laws have been examined.  There were no observed differences compared to sunset laws in those states in the previous year.  The committee will continue to collect sunset information on the remaining states.  It is the committees chair goal to complete these reviews and updating by the end of March 2006. 

6.      Communicate state developments and licensure issues to members. 

No activity in this regard at the moment.  This goal has been delayed as a result of lost personnel.   

Dr. Jay Thomas has requested Judith Blanton, Greg Gormanous, and myself to appear on a panel at the SIOP Convention to explain trends and to answer questions from the audience about licensing and credentialing issues.  SIOP has accepted our panel presentation for the conference. 

7.      Participate in Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards annual meeting to continue to keep them aware of the needs of I-O psychologists. 

The ASPPB meeting is scheduled for October 19-22, 200.  Prior to taking the chair I had committed October 19 and 20 to a client.  I was unable to attend this meeting or find a person to attend in my place.   

8.      Establish a liaison with the graduate student organization to make licensing information readily available to graduate students. 

Each committee member has been asked to identify all Industrial-Organizational Psychology programs in their assigned states and or provincial boards and to introduce themselves to the Chairs of these programs.  They are to inform the chair that they are that they are SIOPs contact for their state/province regarding licensure.  Committee members were also to identify and contact student representatives to do the same.  As stated before, the committee is behind on this goal and will continue to work on this goal throughout the year. 

2005-2006 SIOP Progress Report Professional Practice Committee

Doug Reynolds, Chair 

NOTE: New progress for this reporting period is in bold text throughout. 

Professional Practice Committee


Chair: Doug Reynolds


Term Objectives: 

         Enhance the visibility of I-O practice

         Enhance SIOPs appeal and impact in the international I-O practice community

         Better define and manage the boundaries and relationships with other psychology practitioner groups


Sub-Committee on Boundary Spanning Practice Areas


Chair:  Anna Erickson


         Joyce Bono

         Ivonne Moreno-Velazquez (New Member)

         Deb Gebhardt

         Mary Kralj

         Dianne Maranto

         Julia McElreath

         Matt Smith

         Van Latham



Objective:  Better define and manage the boundaries and relationships with other psychology practitioner groups


Goals for 2005-06



1.      To finalize the competency model for coaching, including model curriculum, recommend assessments, and standards that will promote and support the professional practice of executive/leadership coaching. 


The competency model is to be based on an integration of Joyce Bonos research on the field and practice of executive coaching and the survey and interviews previously completed by the subcommittee. 

The team is continuing to working to complete the coaching competency model.



2.      Transition subcommittee leadership to a new chair and refocus the group on an expanded charter of environmental scanning and boundary spanning issues.

Anna Erickson has now assumed the chair of this subcommittee.



3.      To support APAs psychologically healthy workplace initiative by serving in a frontline liaison role.

The subcommittee is investigating the initiative, to detail how APA has defined psychologically healthy, to expand this definition to include and/or link to traditional I-O research areas, and to share information with SIOP members about research and funding opportunities. 

The team is now working to build a relationship with APA's Business of Practice Network so that SIOP can better support and influence APA's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award.   

New members have been added to this subcommittee that are active in the Workplace Award program to build ties with this group.



Sub-Committee: International Affairs


Co-Chairs: Tanya Delany and Pauline Velez


         Sharon Arad

         Rabi Bhagat

         Gary Greguras

         Monica Hemingway

         Joy Hazucha


Objective:  Foster exchange of information and best practices among I-O psychologists and related professionals worldwide.


Goals for 2005-06



1.      Develop individual listing component of the International Directory (org. component completed in 05).

2.      Feed requirements related to the International Directory to SIOP to enhance the usability of the Directory.

        Reviewed the status of the individual listings.  Determined that, due to the small response from individuals willing to be included in the Directory, we need to re-assess that the need for this individual listing exists.  Individual listing currently on hold.

        The committee is currently creating a list of requirements for SIOP to enhance the usability of the directory.



3.      Transition subcommittee leadership to a new chair.  Maintain focus and energy of the group during the transition.

  Tanya Delany and Pauline Velez are the new subcommittee Co-Chairs. 


4.      Collaborate on the implementation of the first International Research Award to be awarded at SIOP 2006.

5.      Collaborate with the Membership committee to send welcome note to new international members and advise them about the international affairs sub-committees mission and goals.

6.      Work with the Membership committee to add to the dues form an item for international members to indicate their agreement to be included in the International Directory.

  Still looking for funding for the international award.  One university is currently considering our request.  The committee is currently exploring other potential companies.  The committee is also considering a non-financial award as a possible alternative, but needs to investigate feasibility.

  Informal welcome letter to new international members, based on the list available in TIP, sent by the committee.  The committee is currently collaborating with the Membership Committee and SIOP Project Office to have distribution lists of international members created.

  Working with SIOP Project Office (Membership Committee is aware) to update dues form both paper and electronic to include information option about the international subcommittee and international directory.



7.      Develop relationships with I-O organizations outside of the US; define a protocol for how these relationships should be operationalized (e.g., information transfer, joint sponsorship of events)

        In order to expand our reach to international I-O psychologists, the committee is currently developing a list of possible I-O associations outside of the U.S. with which to network.  The committee is also currently defining protocols for how these relationships should be operationalzed.  The committee intends to focus on a small number of organizations initially in order to really focus our efforts and time.


8.      Continue to enhance the international participation and visibility at the SIOP conference, for example:

         Sponsor reception for international members

         Offer an international room for the 2006 SIOP conference to provide a place for international members to connect and learn more about SIOP, the conference, and get tips about how best to benefit from the conference.

         Create international symposia in conjunction with the program committee


Drafted recommendations for SIOP 2006 conference:

  • Continue to sponsor social hour
  • Make an international cafe available for networking.  The initial request for international room was not granted (concerns around excluding individuals).  The committee has proposed an alternative.
  • Offer informal gathering for international members on Thursday before the social hour.



Sub-Committee:  Consultant Locator                                          


Chair: William Shepherd


         Alana Cober

         Rich Cober



Objective:  Maintain and enhance the functionality and marketing of the Consultant Locator


Goals for 2005-06



1.      Execute marketing plan for the consultant locator to build visibility and access to the tool for potential users.

On hold pending website changes


2.      Continue to work with individual subscribers/ administrators to improve their listings and ensure high-quality content (to be complete by Fall 05).

In Progress


3.      Publicize the CLS within SIOP to build the subscriber base.



4.      Revise the development plan to cover both short and long-term improvements for the CLS to accommodate SIOP website changes and new features/functions for the tool.

Survey items were developed and added to the SIOP Membership Survey to investigate the perceived value of the tool and willingness to participate under alternative billing scenarios.


5.      Formalize and execute a yearly billing process.


Sub-Committee: Salary Survey


Chair: Gina Medsker


         David Katkowski 


Objective:  Design, deploy, analyze, and publish a recurring survey of salaries in I-O psychology.


Goals for 2005-06



1.      Complete a lessons learned summary from the deployment of the first Web survey in 2004.

2.      Maintain the survey database and respond to requests for data and brief analyses.

1.  In progress


Committee Ad-Hoc Activities


Proposed for 2005-06



Revise the administrative manual to more accurately reflect the structure and operation of the Professional Practice Committee.

To be completed this winter


Prepare transition documents for 2006-07 Professional Practice Committee Chair



New Committee Ad-Hoc (Definition of an Applicant Ad Hoc Committee)
New Activity:

In October, the OFCCP issued their final rule regarding the definition of an Internet Applicant.   When the draft rule was issued in March of 2004, an ad hoc committee was pulled together to review and comment upon the governments guidance.  This fall the group was re-convened to comment upon the final rule and its implications for practice.   Comments were received from six members and a summary article was prepared for publication in TIP.  This article is to appear in the January edition.



SIOP Branding of a Measurement Database: Request for Consideration 

Submitted by Doug Reynolds (DDI, and Chair, Professional Practice) 


Recently, a small database service organization approached Development Dimensions International (DDI) with a proposal to fund a database of measurement tools used in I-O research and practice.  The organization is Behavioral Measurement Database Services.  The database currently includes Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) and was initially funded through a federal grant. 

Upon an initial and brief review, the function of this service appears to be to conduct literature reviews on both foreign and US sources and identify measurement tools and catalogue these for use by users/researchers.  More information is available on Ovid.com (look for information on the HaPI or click this link).[1] 


DDI is likely to provide some funding to support this database, and in return HaPI has offered a variety of branding rights and marketing efforts for the new I-O measurement database.   DDI is willing to donate these branding rights to SIOP, should the Society be interested. 

While the details have not yet been fully investigated, at this point it is likely that the support required from SIOP would be minimal (e.g., occasional guidance on, or review of, database entries by a SIOP member). 


1) Would the EC support further examination of the use of the SIOP brand (logo, etc) on this service? 

2) If there is interest, whom (i.e., which individual, committee, or AO representative) should work with the organization and DDI to more fully review the opportunity and make a final recommendation to the EC on whether to proceed? 

In sum, this agenda item is to gauge preliminary interest level on the part of the EC regarding this opportunity.  If there is no interest, it will save the time associated with further development and exploration; if there is interest, please help direct the investigation of the issue to the appropriate team or resource.

Revised proposal for SIOP Conference 2006:  International Caf

Submitted by: International Affairs Subcommittee, Professional Practice


This proposal to establish an International Caf a one-hour welcoming forum for international members on Friday morning was designed as a response to the growing international participation in SIOP conference and the expressed needs of international members to have more opportunities to informally network with other international and US members. The increasing success of the International Reception, a social hour, further suggests that international members (as well as US members with international interests) are hungry to connect and network in an informal and relaxed environment.  This event supports a goal of the Professional Practice Committee for this year (see committee summary). 

Another need that the International Caf will address is the interest of other international organizations to find ways to connect with SIOP the International Caf will provide a much-desired forum for such organizations to send their representatives to share information and build relationships with SIOP and SIOP members. 

Purpose of the International Caf:

             Offer information about how to make the most out of the conference (hand outs and informal Q&A opportunity)

             Offer information about international I-O organizations

             Meet representatives of other international organizations, such as European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Psychological Society of South Africa, and others.

             Meet/network with other SIOP members from your geography

             Continue to gather needs and wants (as a SIOP International member) from international members 


             Our committee will invite representatives of other international organizations to share insights about I-O Psychology from their respective geographies

             Create Geography Tables for interested people to meet and network

             Provide information about the conference

             Provide forum to answer attendees questions about SIOP

             The International Caf will be open on Friday (May 5th) from 7:30 8:30 AM 

Revised Request:

             Room approval (The Program Committee has indicated availability)

             Refreshments (coffee service) for the room

             Communications about this new offering needs to be included in the conference program

             Communication to International Members/Affiliates will be handled by the International Affairs Subcommittee