January 2013

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2013 SIOP Conference Registration Open!

Registration is now open for the 28th Annual SIOP Conference, which will take place April 11-13, 2013 in Houston, Texas!

Whether this is your first conference or your 28th, you won’t want to miss this special gathering of your fellow I-O psychologists. Also, make sure you take advantage of the early registration discount, which will be offered until February 18, 2013

 Conference Chair Robin Cohen and others have worked hard to put together a wonderful conference. Please read Robin’s and Program Chair Eden King’s conference overview in the recent issue of TIP here, or continue reading the full conference article on the SIOP website for a summary of the chair’s welcome message and important conference information. You can also get a quick view of conference activities with the conference at-a-glance page here.

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5 Reasons You Should Attend SIOP's Workshops

In today’s workplace, professional development and continuous learning are necessities for I-O practitioners. SIOP’s preconference workshops offer an excellent value with relevant topics, qualified experts, CE credit opportunities, and practical tools professionals can take back to their organizations.

Twelve workshops will be offered Wednesday, April 10, the day before SIOP’s 28th Annual Conference begins. Attendees find workshops to be one of the most valuable aspects of conference attendance, and space is limited, so register today to ensure you can attend the workshops of your choice. Continue reading here for five reasons you should attend this year’s workshops!

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Congratulations New SIOP Officers

The Elections Committee has announced the winners of the recent SIOP officer election, and SIOP’s newest Executive Board officers are:

José Cortina-President-Elect 
Milt Hakel-External Affairs Officer
Laura L. Koppes Bryan-Instructional and Educational Officer
Cristina G. Banks-Professional Practice Officer

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! The new officers will take their positions at SIOP’s 28th Annual Conference, April 11-13, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Continue reading below to find out more about the newest members of SIOP’s Executive Board. To read about each winner’s vision and goals, you can read the candidates’ page here

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International Affairs Committee Releases White Papers

One of the principle goals of the International Affairs Committee (IAC) in 2012-2013 was the publication of SIOP white papers on topics of interest to the international I-O community. Two papers have recently been published and can now be downloaded from the SIOP white paper page here.

In April 2011, IAC Chair Donald Truxillo and White Paper Subcommittee Chairs Lynda Zugec and Alok Bhupatkar began the development of the white paper publication process with the rest of the IAC Committee. The committee has published two white papers on the following topics: (1) Applicant Reactions by Talya Bauer, Julie McCarthy, Neil Anderson, Donald M. Truxillo, and Jesús F. Salgado; and (2) Retirement by Mo Wang and Beryl Hesketh. A special thanks goes to the White Papers Subcommittee of the SIOP International Affairs Committee for making these goals a reality: Lynda Zugec and Alok Bhupatkar (chairs), Doug Pugh, Gene Johnson, Stephanie Klein, Autumn Krauss, and Donald Truxillo. 

Going forward, the newly created IAC White Paper Series Board (Barbara Kozusznik, Fernanda Afonso, and John C. Scott) will identify and review new topics for papers in the white paper series, so keep a look out for new papers! 

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SIOP Members Honored

Piers Steel has won the 2012 American Psychological Association (APA) George A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article on General Psychology. Steel won the award for his article "The Nature of Procrastination: A Meta-analytic and Theoretical Review of Quintessential Self-regulatory Failure," published in the Psychological Bulletin (2007, 133, 65-94). Read more about this honor on the SIOP website here.

Mo Wang has been awarded the 2013 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of applied research. The award honors early career scientists for contributions in the first nine years post-PhD. As the history of this award indicates, it is an outstanding accolade for scientific achievement. Read more about Dr. Wang’s award this week on the SIOP website!

North Carolina State University’s Chancellor has named Lori Foster Thompson one of the school’s 24 inaugural University Faculty Scholars. The University Faculty Scholars program is for top NC State early- and mid-career faculty. Thompson, a professor of industrial organizational psychology, will receive $50,000 over the next five years to support her research exploring how industrial-organizational psychology and information technology can be combined to improve work that is carried out for the purpose of global development. Read more about Dr. Thompson’s award on the SIOP website in the coming weeks! 

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SIOP Salary Survey Now Open

The 2012 SIOP Income and Employment Survey is now open! The survey is conducted every 3 years to gather data about current salaries and employment trends in the I-O field.

Please submit your data to provide representative information in your area of work. Results will be published in TIP and on the SIOP website in July. Topics covered include variables that are typically correlated with income; trends over time; supplementary income; and the impact of the recession.

Hurry, the survey closes midnight, January 28! Click here to access the survey. (Log in using the password provided in the e-mail invitation sent to members January 7.) You can also find previous Income and Employment surveys, along with other survey results, on the SIOP website here.

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Tell Us What You Love About SIOP membership!

We are in search of brief member testimonials describing how SIOP membership benefits individuals in the field of I-O psychology. If your response is selected, your name, affiliation, and quote will be posted on the SIOP member benefits page (viewed by potential new members) and possibly elsewhere on the SIOP website or in SIOP social media outlets. Please send your responses to Tracy Vanneman at Thanks in advance for your replies!

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New Mini Webinar Now Available on

The SIOP Professional Practice and Visibility committees have partnered to create a new series of mini webinars to cover specific topics of interest to practitioners in the I-O field. 


The first mini webinar, "Learning Agility," covers the emerging topic in a short, practical primer presented by Neta Moye. Learning agility, the ability and willingness to learn from experience, is a concept that has been around for about 20 years. Watch this short webinar to get more information about the current research and practice surrounding learning agility!


View the Flash presentation here or view all of SIOP's free webinars on the webinar page


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Got Ethics? SIOP Offers Online CE Ethics Course


Did you know you can get your CE Ethics credits through the convenience of your own computer? SIOP offers an online learning opportunity tailored specifically to meet the continuing education (CE) and ethics-related needs of I-O psychologists.


Ethics and Values in I-O Psychology” is presented by Joel Lefkowitz, PhD, ABPP, emeritus faculty at Baruch College, CUNY. Lefkowitz is a well-known researcher, author, and practitioner in the area of professional ethical behavior. For a complete bio, please click here.


This intermediate-level course encompasses discussion of issues relevant to guiding one's own professional behavior, as well as approaching the topic from the standpoint of a scientist-practitioner who may be called upon to develop and implement organizational policies in the area.


For complete details and to purchase the course, please visit the CE ethics page here.


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