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Call for Proposals 

The University of Oklahoma Bio-Data Conference:
Advances in Application 

Bio-Data and its application, have seen a tremendous amount of attention over the past 2 decades. As we enter the new millennium, our understanding of Bio-Data and its uses sits at a crossroads. We continue to examine the measurement and application of Bio-Data in traditional ways; however, we look to expand the research and application into new areas of thought.

Four years ago, the University of Georgia held a conference concerning Bio-Data. The conference generated great interest in the field of Bio-Data. As the topics generated in that first conference continue to see research effort, the field of Bio-Data sits on the cusp of expanding into nontraditional Bio-Data topics. The University of Oklahoma Bio-Data Conference seeks to shed light on where the field of Bio-Data has been and where the field of Bio-Data will move to in the future.

The University of Oklahoma Bio-Data Conference will explore topics in Bio-Data such as

  • Traditional Measurement IssuesItem Development, Faking
  • Emerging Measurement IssuesIRT, Variance Sources, Incremental Validity, Consequential Validity
  • Theoretical IssuesItem Generation, Life Events
  • Traditional Application IssuesSelection, Career Development, Career Management
  • Emerging Application IssuesTraining, Recruiting, Teams
  • Business IssuesWeb-Based, Client Perceptions/Needs, Cost/Gain Utility

The Bio-Data Conference also welcomes issues in the field not mentioned above.

Session formats. Session formats include symposia, panel discussions, round-table discussion, graduate student colloquiums, paper presentations, and workshops.

Submissions. Interested researchers should send an abstract of their paper of no more than 1,000 words in length. Please indicate on the abstract the title of the paper, the author(s), affiliation, and mailing address.

Review of proposals. Members of the Program Committee will review the proposals for technical soundness, theoretical or practical significance, and overall interest to the field of Bio-Data. The Program Committee will send notification of acceptance/nonacceptance by the end of July 2001. At that time, the Program Committee will also extend invitations to selected individuals to participate in certain panel and round-table discussions. The Program Committee seeks to publish highlighted papers in a book format, but the Program Committee asks that any person(s) wanting to include a paper must bring that paper and a copy of the paper on diskette to the conference in person.

To receive more information regarding the University of Oklahoma Bio-Data Conference, please contact either Dr. Michael Mumford, Professor of Psychology, University of Oklahoma, 755 West Lindsey St., Rm. 705, Norman, OK 73019, (405) 325-5583, fax (405) 325-4737 or Dr. Craig Russell, Professor of Business and Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Price Business College, Norman, OK 73019, (405) 325-2458, (405) 325-1957. Additional information about the conference can be obtained through the University of Oklahoma, Department of Psychologys Web site at www.ou.edu/cas/psychology

Call for Submissions

Seymour Adler Scientist-Practitioner
Doctoral Dissertation Grant

The scientist-practitioner model represents the application of sound and professional theory and research to solve real-world problems. Dr. Seymour Adlers 25-year career in I-O psychology has been an outstanding example of the successful application of the scientist-practitioner model. In recognition of this fact, Assessment Solutions Incorporated (ASI) has established The Seymour Adler Scientist-Practitioner Doctoral Dissertation Grant.

This annual grant in the amount of $5,000 shall be provided to the PhD candidate whose dissertation proposal best exemplifies a sound balance of rigorous, theory-guided academic research, and practical business application. The dissertation can be conducted in either a laboratory or field research setting as long as the results are applicable to actual business situations.

Requirements. Each applicant must submit two copies of a two-page application that includes the following: title of dissertation, name, affiliation, complete mailing address and daytime telephone number, abstract of the dissertation (not to exceed 400 words). The applicants dissertation chair must submit a signed cover letter indicating why the proposed dissertation is appropriate for consideration for the Seymour Adler Scientist-Practitioner Doctoral Dissertation Award.

From the applications received, the top three applicants will be invited to submit their complete dissertation proposals for review. Proposals must be submitted in standard APA format. The winning proposal will be chosen from among these three.

Judging criteria. A committee of experienced, professional I-O psychologists representing both academia and industry will review the applications and proposals and ultimately determine to whom the grant is awarded. The primary criteria to be considered are (a) quality of research (soundness of methodology and analyses, consideration of relevant literature and theory, innovativeness), and (b) application value (implications for business practice; potential impact of findings). The committee reserves the right to withhold the award if no submission clearly meets the grant requirements.

Submission. The application and cover letter should be sent to the Grant Committee Chair at the following address: Brian J. Ruggeberg, PhD, Grant Committee Chair, Assessment Solutions Incorporated, 780 Third Ave., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

All applications must be received by June 29, 2001 to be considered. Those applicants selected to submit their complete proposals will be notified by the committee no later than August 1, 2001. Proposals must be received by September 14, 2001. The winning proposal will be announced by October 17, 2001 and awarded the $5,000 research grant immediately thereafter.


Call for Papers

Group and Organization Management
Longitudinal Processes in Groups and Organizations 

By way of background, various theorists have suggested that a greater consideration of processes over time will enhance our theorizing. Researchers have long argued that data should focus on capturing events as they occur over time. Moreover, methodologists have provided a number of ways to try and capture various over-time processes. Finally, practitioners often suggest that a consideration of previous events is critical for understanding their situation.

In this special issue of GOM, the editors seek to publish theoretical and empirical work that focuses on longitudinal theorizing and data collection about individuals, groups, organizations, or some combination of these levels. The editors will give preference to articles that include longitudinal data that have clear implications for groups, organizations, or individuals in groups and/or organizations. Articles that show with data how a consideration of longitudinal factors increase our understanding of processes in groups and organization are also preferred. The substantive area of study (for example, key factors that relate to performance at any level of analysis, leadership, climate, culture, strategy, organizational structure, communication, and the levels) is open. The one provision is that the article illustrate either the advantages of a longitudinal perspective or the limitations of certain approaches to the analyses of and thinking about longitudinal processes and data.

To be considered for publication, four copies of manuscripts in GOM style must be received by July 1, 2001 by either editor: Fred Dansereau, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Management, 276 Jacobs Management Center, Buffalo, NY 14260, e-mail mgtdanso@acsu.buffalo.edu; or Fran Yammarino, State University of New York at Binghamton, School of Management, Binghamton, NY 13902, e-mail fjyammo@binghamton.edu.

Request for reviewers. If you are interested in serving as an ad hoc reviewer for this special issue, please contact either editor of the special issue. 


The European Journal of Work and

Organizational Psychology has a New Editorial Team 

From September 2000 onwards, a new editorial team is in charge of the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. EJWOP is the official journal of the European Association for Work and Organizational Psychologsts (EAWOP) and is also published under auspices the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP). The new editorial team consists of Prof. Jose-Maria Peiro (Spain), Prof. Michael West (UK), Prof. Dieter Zapf (Germany) as Associate Editors, and Prof. Fred Zijlstra (UK) as editor in chief.

With the start of January 2001, a new editorial board has been installed as well. The new board consists of leading European and United States experts concerning a variety of relevant specializations. The journal also changed its publishing policy. The journal now aims to publish manuscripts in the domain of work and organizational psychology (I-O psychology) with high academic standards, but with relevance for professionals working in the field of work and organization.

Manuscripts containing empirical studies, literature reviews and/or theoretical studies are welcomed, but authors should make clear what the practical relevance and/or implication of their work is, when this does not automatically become apparent form the study itself. Proposals for special issues are also welcomed, as long they are well motivated and are relevant to the domain of work and organizational psychology.

Best paper award. Together with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) EJWOP has installed a Best Paper Award. The best paper on leadership in the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology in a particular year will be awarded the Center for Creative Leadership Award. The amount awarded to the winner will be $1,000.

Submissions for the Journal can be sent to: Kate Moysen, Production Editor, Psychology Press Ltd., 27 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2FA, United Kingdom, direct line +44(0) 1273 225031, telephone +44(0) 1273 207411 (ext 5031), fax +44(0) 1273 205612, e-mail Kate.Moysen@psypress.co.uk. 


Call for Papers 

Human Resource Development Review 

Human Resource Development Review is a theory development journal for scholars of human resource development and related disciplines. Human Resource Development Review publishes articles that make theoretical contributions in papers devoted to theory development, foundations of HRD, theory-building methods, and integrative reviews of the literature. Papers whose central focus is empirical findings, including empirical validation of theory, and papers that focus on problems of empirical method and design are not considered for publication in Human Resource Development Review.

Submissions are encouraged that provide new theoretical insights that can advance our understanding of human resource development. Such papers may include syntheses of existing bodies of theory, new substantive theories, exploratory conceptual models, taxonomies and typologies developed as foundations for theory, treatises in formal theory construction, papers on the history of theory, critique of theory that includes alternative research propositions, metatheory, and integrative literature reviews with strong theoretical implications. Papers addressing foundations of HRD might address philosophies of HRD, historical foundations, definitions of the field, conceptual organization of the field, and ethical foundations. Human Resource Development Review takes a multiparadigm view of theory building so submissions from different paradigms are encouraged.

Manuscript requirements. Manuscripts submitted according to the following guidelines will be considered for publication. Human Resource Development Review (HRDR) adheres to a blind review process. Decisions regarding publication of all submitted manuscripts are based on initial review by the editor and recommendations by the editorial review board. Manuscripts appropriate for HRDR are forwarded on for blind review.

Manuscript preparation. Authors should prepare manuscripts in accordance with the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), (4th ed.).

  • Title page should include the full title, authors name, institutional affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address for future correspondence.
  • Abstract of approximately 150 words and text of the manuscript should be double-spaced. No author identification should appear anywhere in the manuscript other than on the title page.
  • Manuscripts should be no longer than 30 double-spaced pages, excluding references and figures.
  • Use nondiscriminatory language.
  • Include a cover letter stating that the manuscript is the author's original work, has not been published elsewhere, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere at the time it is submitted.
  • If the manuscript is prepared using Microsoft Word, authors are encouraged to submit electronically by e-mailing the manuscript to eholton2@lsu.edu. Others should submit five (5) copies of a manuscript that is blind-review ready along with an electronic copy on a PC-readable diskette.

Send manuscripts to: Dr. Elwood F. Holton, III, Editor, Human Resource Development Review, School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, Louisiana State University, 142 Old Forestry Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA. 


Show Me the Money! 

The Decade of Behavior Presents a
Powerful New Funding Search Tool 

Announcing a valuable new resource for the behavioral and social sciences! The APA Decade of Behavior initiative is excited to present FundSource, the first searchable Web site devoted exclusively to seeking funding opportunities across the gamut of behavioral and social sciences. FundSource is unique because it offers a variety of search formats. It can deliver either a description and contact information for funding sources, or it can perform a direct, full-text search of funding-source Web pages. Searches can be tailored by organization name, discipline, or topic, and they can be done separately for foundations, federal agencies, and international sources. At present, FundSource concentrates on funding for research activities. As it expands, it will also include tips on writing grants, as well as links to information on fellowships, sabbatical support, and conference funding. Keeping up with research funding can be a full-time job; this Web site will save you time and enhance your ability to match your research interests with a source that funds your specialty area.

In the spirit of the Decade of Behavior initiative, FundSource is also an important element in fostering increased cooperation among the behavioral and social science disciplines. The Web site was made possible thanks to the generous support of the National Science Foundation and the American Psychological Association. Take advantage of this powerful new search tool! Visit FundSource via the Decade of Behavior homepage at www.decadeofbehavior.org, or look for the link on SIOPs Web page at www.siop.org/grants.html


Call for Papers 

Consulting Psychology Journal 

The Division of Consulting Psychology (13) is seeking manuscripts for its quarterly publication Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. An official APA division journal, CPJ is masked reviewed and publishes articles in the following areas: 

  • theoretical and conceptual articles with implications for consulting
  • original research regarding consultation
  • in-depth reviews of research and literature on consulting practice
  • case studies that demonstrate applications or critical issues
  • articles on consultation practice development
  • articles that address unique issues of consulting psychologists

Potential authors are encouraged to contact the editor for more information. Submissions (in triplicate) for review should be sent directly to Richard Diedrich, PhD, Editor, The Hay Group, 116 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116-5712, (617) 425-4540, fax (617) 425-0073. 


Call for Participation

Bay Area Applied Psychologists (BAAP) 

The Bay Area Applied Psychologists (BAAP) offers a forum to discuss current topics relevant to I-O psychology and human resource management professionals. The group meets in the San Francisco Bay area, and these quarterly meetings provide an excellent opportunity to hear speakers discuss a variety of topics as well as interact with local colleagues.

If you are interested in becoming a member or in speaking at an upcoming meeting, please contact Holly Harrison at holly_harrison@gap.com or (650) 874-2134.

SIOP Conference attendees: Please contact any of the following BAAP committee members at the conference to learn more about the group:

Holly Harrison, Membership Coordinator, Michelle Donovan, Speaker Coordinator, Kathleen Mosier, Treasurer, or Dale Rose, Web site Coordinator. Check out our Web site at www.baaponline.org



Award Winners of the Society for
General Psychology for Year 2001 and
Call for Nominations for Awards of Year 2002 

The Society for General Psychology, Division One of the American Psychological Association, announces its Year 2001 award winners who have been recognized for outstanding achievements in general psychology.

This year the winner of the William James Book Award is Michael Tomasello for his book The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition, which was published in 1999 by Harvard University Press. This award is for a recent book that serves to integrate material across psychological subfields or to provide coherence to the diverse subject matter of psychology.

The Year-2001 winner of the Ernest R. Hilgard Award for a Career Contribution to General Psychology is Murray Sidman. The winners of the George A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article in General Psychology are Jack Martin and Jeff Sugarman of Simon Fraser University for their article Psychologys Reality Debate: A Levels of Reality Approach, which appeared in the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology in 1999 (177194). In each case the awardees receive a certificate and a cash prize: $500 each for the Hilgard and Miller awards, and $1,000 for the William James Book Award. The winner of the competition to deliver the Year2001 Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology, who will receive an award of $1,000, will be determined and announced later.

For all of these awards, the focus is on the quality of the contribution and the linkages made between the diverse fields of psychological theory and research. The Society for General Psychology encourages the integration of knowledge across the subfields of psychology and the incorporation of contributions from other disciplines. The Society is looking for creative synthesis, the building of novel conceptual approaches, and a reach for new, integrated wholes. A match between the goals of the Society and the nominated work or person will be an important evaluation criterion. The Staats Award has a unification theme, recognizing significant contributions of any kind that go beyond mere efforts at coherence and serve to develop psychology as a unified science. The Staats Lecture will deal with how the awardees work serves to unify psychology.

There are no restrictions on nominees, and self-nominations, as well as nominations by others, are encouraged for these awards. For the Hilgard Award and the Staats Award, nominators are asked to submit the candidate's name and vitae along with a detailed statement indicating why the nominee is a worthy candidate for the award and supporting letters from others who endorse the nomination.

For the Miller Award, nominations should include vitae of the author(s), four copies of the article being considered (which can be of any length but must be in print and have a post-1995 publication date), and a statement detailing the strength of the candidate article as an outstanding contribution to general psychology.

Nominations for the William James Award should include three copies of the book (dated post-1995 and available in print); the vitae of the author(s) and a one-page statement that explains the strengths of the submission as an integrative work and how it meets criteria established by the Society. Textbooks, analytic reviews, biographies, and examples of applications are generally discouraged.

Winners will be announced at the fall convention of the American Psychological Association the year of submission. Winners will be expected to give an invited address at the subsequent APA convention and also to provide a copy of the award address for inclusion in the newsletter of the Society.

All nominations and supporting materials for each award must be received on or before April 15, 2001. Nominations and materials for all awards and requests for further information should be directed to General Psychology Awards, c/o C. Alan Boneau, Department of Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 22030, phone (301) 320-3695, fax (301) 320-2845, e-mail aboneau@gmu.edu. 


Call for Papers 

The Kenneth E. Clark Research Award

The Center for Creative Leadership is sponsoring the Kenneth E. Clark Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of the Center. The winner of this award will receive a prize of $1,500 and a trip to the Center to present the paper in a colloquium.

Submissions may be either empirically or conceptually based. Nontraditional and multidisciplinary approaches to research are welcomed. The paper should focus on some aspect of leadership or leadership development.

Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:

  • The degree to which the paper addresses issues and trends that are significant to the study of leadership;
  • The extent to which the paper shows consideration of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature;
  • The extent to which the paper makes a conceptual or empirical contribution;
  • The implications of the research for application to leadership identification and development.

Papers must be authored and submitted only by graduate or undergraduate students. Center staff and submissions to other Center awards are ineligible. Entrants must provide a letter from a faculty member certifying that the paper was written by a student. Entrants should submit four copies of an article-length paper. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. The name of the author(s) should appear only on the title page of the paper. The title page should also show the authors affiliations, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers.

Papers will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of researchers associated with the Center. Papers are limited to 25 double-spaced pages, including title page, abstract, tables, figures, notes, and references. Papers above this limit will not be eligible for the Award and will be returned to authors unreviewed. Papers should be prepared according to current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

In the absence of papers deemed deserving of the award, the award may be withheld. Entries (accompanied by faculty letters) must be received by September 7, 2001. The winning paper will be announced by November 9, 2001. Entries should be submitted to Cynthia McCauley, PhD, Vice President, New Initiatives, Center for Creative Leadership, One Leadership Place, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, NC 27438-6300.

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