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The Identity Issue My dad used to buy me books by, and about, Sigmund Freud. He’d go to a library book sale, browse through the books on psychology, and come home with vintage copies of interesting texts. Or he’d run across some- thing at a used book store or a flea market that made him think of his psychologist son. I’ve got a nice three- volume set of the Jones biography of Freud on my shelf at work. Also some interesting books by Jung, an early copy of Festinger’s work on cognitive dissonance, and a well-loved copy of William James’ Letters. It’s not like I mind—I love the way old books look, feel, and smell. When I was home for the holidays, Dad offered me a box full of psych books that, for once, included no Freud, but a lot of Piaget! Morrie Mullins Xavier University It’s not that Dad doesn’t know what I do. He knows and understands it very well. It’s more an issue that what I do—what we as a field do—has never been as widely pub- licized or well-recognized by the world around us as the work done by others who share training space in psychol- ogy graduate programs. To put it differently, there has traditionally been a recognizable identity for psychology as a whole but less of one for I-O. 10 April 2014 Volume 51 Issue 4