SIOP NewsBrief

June 2009

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Renew Your SIOP Dues!

As the 2008-2009 membership year comes to an end, SIOP reminds members that dues for the new membership year, which runs from May 2009 through April 2010, are due June 15, 2009

Full, Associate, and International Member dues are $60 and Student Affiliates and Retired Members are $30. You can renew your dues online now or print out a form to be mailed or faxed by clicking here. Renew your dues today to ensure you keep getting these benefits of membership:

• Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice (IOP) quarterly journal
• The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP) quarterly publication
• Newsbriefs monthly newsletter
• Discounted registration to the annual conference and workshops
• Discounted publications offered through the SIOP online store
• Inclusion in the SIOP Online Membership Directory
• Visibility opportunities via our Media Resources and Consultant Locator services
• Research grants and scholarship funds exclusive to SIOP Members
• Up-to-date information on the latest issues facing the I-O profession
• Opportunities for networking with other professionals in the I-O field

New this year, you now have the chance to give back to SIOP and support the research of deserving members by donating $15 to the SIOP Foundation on your dues renewal form. You now also have the option of reading TIP, online instead of in print. Each issue of TIP is available to SIOP members in PDF or HTML format on the SIOP Web site here. Also, after paying your dues, please take an extra minute to update your contact information and interests to ensure SIOP can send you all of the benefits of your membership.

Questions about membership can be directed to Tracy Vanneman at You can also contact the SIOP Administrative Office at (419) 353-0032.

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Conference Recordings Available on Learning Center

The SIOP Learning Center consolidates annual conference and Leading Edge Consortium media into a complete audio/visual library of I-O research presentations and reference materials.

Audio and video recordings for the 2009 annual conference are now available through a Learning Center subscription. You can register for The Learning Center online here.

The Learning Center gives subscribers access to hundreds of recorded sessions and presentations from SIOP’s annual conference as well as the Leading Edge Consortium. Subscribers can download streaming audio beginning with SIOP’s 2005 conference and audio and video from 2005 to present for the Leading Edge Consortium. They also have access to PowerPoint presentations and notes at the Leading Edge Consortium.

Visit The Learning Center page for more information and samples of presentations. Join The Center today and start your all-access pass to all of SIOP’s informative and innovative events!

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IOP Now Accepting Commentaries for 2.4

The first focal article for Volume 2, Issue 4 of SIOP’s journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, is now available for viewing and commentaries on the SIOP Web site here. The second focal article will be posted Monday, June 1, 2009.

Deadline for commentary: July 1, 2009

The topic of the first focal article is “Content Validation Is Useful for Many Things, but Validity Isn’t One of Them” by Kevin R. Murphy, Pennsylvania State University. The article discusses how content-oriented validation strategies establish the validity of selection tests as predictors of performance by comparing the content of the tests to the content of the job but that these comparisons turn out to have little if any bearing on the predictive validity of selection tests.

The second focal article is by Rob Silzer and Allan Church called  "Understanding and Identifying Potential.” This article can be accessed beginning June 1 on the journal's homepage here.

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Call for 2010 SIOP Award Nominations

SIOP is currently seeking nominations for the following awards. The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2009.  All nominations can be submitted online here. For complete guidelines and criteria, click on the links below. 

• Distinguished Professional Contributions Award
• Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award
• Distinguished Service Contributions Award
• Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award
• Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award
• S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award
• William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award
• M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace

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SHRM Conference Discount Available to SIOP Members

New Orleans, LA
Morial Convention Center

SHRM is holding its 61st Annual Conference and Exposition from June 28 through July 1 in New Orleans. SIOP members receive a discounted registration price of $975.  To register, please fill out the registration form found here.

For more information about the conference, visit the SIOP Web site here.

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 Organizational Frontiers Accepting Prospectuses

A new Editorial Board has recently been appointed to SIOP’s Organizational Frontiers series, and the board is currently seeking submissions of book prospectuses for future volumes.

Eduardo Salas (Series Editor)
Wally Borman
Adrienne Colella
Jose Cortina
Joan R. Rentsch
Tammy Allen
Gary Johns

The Organizational Frontiers series publishes books on cutting-edge theory, research, and theory-driven practice in industrial-organizational psychology with an objective to inform and stimulate research for SIOP members and others in I-O and related fields.

To submit your prospectus or volume ideas, contact Series Editor Eduardo Salas at or any member of the Editorial Board. To view previous volumes, visit SIOP’s book store here.

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