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Emeritus Professor of Psychology

On the occasion of Bart's retirement and in recognition of his significant contributions to industrial-organizational psychology through his research, teaching, mentoring, and consulting, the University of Houston has established the Bart Osburn Endowment for Industrial-Organizational Psychology to continue to attract and support outstanding graduate students.

This endowment is funded by Bart's family and his many friends, colleagues, students, and clients, with the greatest respect and affection for Bart.

For further information, please contact ebkahn@shell.com.



The American Psychological Association (APA) invites nominations for its 2001 awards program. The Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology. The Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.

To submit a nomination for the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award and the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award for the Applications of Psychology, you should provide a nomination form, nominee's current vita with list of publications, letter of nomination, up to five representative reprints, and the names and addresses of several scientists who are familiar with the nominee's work.

The Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology recognizes excellent young psychologists. For the 2001 year program, nominations of persons who received doctoral degrees during and since 1991 are being sought in the areas of applied research (e.g., treatment and prevention research, industrial/organizational research, educational research); social; individual differences (e.g., personality, psychometrics, mental ability, behavioral genetics); perception, motor performance; and behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. To submit a nomination for the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, you should provide a letter of nomination, nominee's current vitae with list of publications, and up to five representative reprints.

To obtain nomination forms and more information, check the Science Directorate web page (http://www.apa.org/science/sciaward.html) or contact Suzanne Wandersman, Science Directorate, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4242; by phone, (202) 336-6000; by fax, (202) 336-5953, or by email: swandersman@apa.org.

The deadline for all award nominations is June 1, 2000.


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:

(1) The degree to which the paper addresses issues and trends that are significant to the study of leadership;

(2) The extent to which the paper shows consideration of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature;

(3) The extent to which the paper makes a conceptual or empirical contribution;

(4) The implications of the research for application to leadership identification and development. Papers will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of researchers associated with the Center.

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 articlelength 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 are limited to 25 doublespaced pages, including title page, abstract, tables, figures, notes, and references. 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 awards, the awards may be withheld. Entries (accompanied by faculty letters) must be received by September 1, 2000. Winning papers will be announced by November 3, 2000. Entries should be submitted to: Cynthia McCauley, Ph.D., Vice President, New Initiatives, Center for Creative Leadership, One Leadership Place, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, N.C. 274386300.

Call for Papers:
International Journal of Selection and Assessment (IJSA)
Special Issue on Counterproductive Behaviors at Work

Employees can engage in a wide spectrum of counterproductive, disruptive, antisocial, and deviant behaviors at work. These behaviors include, but are not limited to theft, white collar crime, absenteeism, tardiness, drug and alcohol abuse, disciplinary problems, accidents, sabotage, sexual harassment, and violence. Such counterproductivity costs employers billions of dollars annually worldwide. Additional resources are spent on attempts to forecast such undesirable on-the-job behaviors at the time of hire, sometimes using questionable methods. The objective in this special issue is to publish papers that explore the prevalence, causes and consequences of counterproductive behaviors in organizations. We seek submissions that will enhance our understanding of counterproductive behavior at work and meaningfully contribute to personnel selection and assessment practices in organizations. We particularly welcome manuscripts that focus on the determinants of and covariation among various counterproductive work behaviors so that effective selection and assessment techniques can be developed and utilized. Specific topics for the special issue may include: theories of workplace deviance, theft at work, white collar crime, absenteeism and tardiness as dysfunctional behaviors, substance abuse at work, workplace violence, sexual harassment, the role of individual differences in disruptive behaviors at work, integrity testing in organizations, and the role of stress in counterproductivity at work. Papers on legal and ethical dimensions of counterproductivity and applicant and other stakeholder reactions to organizational use of selection systems to curb counterproductivity are also invited. Submission of theoretical work that synthesizes and expands the existing literature as well as manuscripts that provide empirical investigations on measurement and prediction are desired. Consistent with the major aim of IJSA to promote international and cross-cultural research of excellence on personnel selection, we especially welcome papers that explore cultural influences on workplace counterproductivity.

Authors should follow IJSA instructions in preparing manuscripts. A double-blind review process will be used in reviewing submissions. Please submit five copies of manuscripts to the Special Issue's Guest Editor: Deniz S. Ones, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, 75 East River Road,
Minneapolis MN 55455-0344; e-mail: Deniz.S.Ones-1@tc.umn.edu. Contributions should be received by September 30, 2000.


Call for Nominations:
ASTD Dissertation Award

The ASTD Dissertation Award is given to foster and disseminate research in the practice of workplace learning and performance. It is presented annually to the person who has submitted the best dissertation completed during the previous academic year.


1. The dissertation must report a study for which a degree was granted in the previous year between July 1, 1998, and June 30, 2000.

2. The study must focus on some issue of relevance to the practice of workplace learning and performance. Illustrative areas of concentration include:

  • Training and development
  • Performance analysis
  • Career development
  • Organization and development/learning
  • Work design
  • Human resource planning

3. All research methodologies will be considered on an equal basis including, for example, field, laboratory, quantitative, and qualitative investigations.

4. The candidate must be recommended and sponsored by his or her committee chair. A committee chair may nominate more than one candidate who meets the criteria noted above in points 1 and 2.

5. All materials submitted must be in English.

6. Finalists will be asked to submit a manuscript that is based on the dissertation and that follows the general guidelines of the Human Resource Development Quarterly.

Selection Procedure:

Applications will be evaluated by the ASTD Research-to-Practice Committee and other reviewers. Finalists will be asked to submit a manuscript based on the dissertation, following the publication guidelines of the Human Resource Development Quarterly.

The award winner will receive:

  • Commemorative plaque presented at the awards ceremony during the 2001 ASTD International Conference and Exposition, May 20_25 in Dallas, Texas.
  • $500 cash prize.
  • Designated place on the 2001 ASTD International Conference and Exposition program to present the research (with conference registration fee paid).
  • Announcement of the award and a summary of the findings in the Training & Development magazine.

In addition, the award winner will be encouraged to submit his or her manuscript to Human Resource Development Quarterly for possible publication.


Submission Requirements:

Please note the deadline: September 15, 2000.

The application must include five copies of the following, without exception:

1. Letter of application from candidate.

2. Recommendation from committee chair, on letterhead, with the dissertation completion date.

3. Abstract of the dissertation, 5_15 pages in length, double-spaced (1-inch margins; 12-point font), including:

a) Introduction

1. Summary of the problem

2. Purpose of the study and rationale (why is it important?)

3. Critique of relevant literature

b) Methodology

1. Participants

2. Apparatus

3. Procedure

c) Results

1. For quantitative studies, provide sufficient statistics, including power, significance, effect size, and strength of relationship.

2. For qualitative studies, provide a concise analysis resulting from sufficient methodological rigor.

d) Discussion

1. Strengths of the research

2. Limitations of the research.

Strengths and limitations may address the following topics:

Why was the overall design chosen a "good" (i.e., method- ologically rigorous and appropriate) design?

What measurement and analysis problems did you encoun- ter, and how did you resolve them?

3. Implications for practice and research.

4. Send five copies of the above to: Jennifer D. Dewey, Ph.D., Arthur Andersen, 1405 North Fifth Avenue, Advanced Development Building, St. Charles, IL 60510. Questions may be referred to Dr. Dewey at 630.444.3828, by fax at 630.377.3794, or by e-mail at jennifer.d.dewey@us.arthurandersen.com  (preferred).

Timeline: Submission deadline for receipt of application package: September 15, 2000. Notification of finalists mailed: October, 2000. Finalists submit manuscripts: December, 2000. Notification of decisions mailed: February 1, 2001.


2000 Organization Development Institute Awards

The O.D. Institute has made a significant commitment to recognize outstanding organization development efforts and to help build the field of O.D. into a profession. Each year the winners of the O.D. Institute awards are announced at the Annual Information Exchange. This year the 30th Annual Information Exchange is on "What Is New in Organization Development and Human Resource Development" and is being held for May 23_26, 2000 on the Hawaii Loa Campus of Hawaii Pacific University.

Excellence in Authorship: The Most Outstanding Organization Development Article of the Year. This award will be given to the author(s) of the article published during the prior volume year that has made the greatest contribution to practice, theory and/or research in the field of O.D. The winning author(s) will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and a wall plaque.

The Jack Gibb Award for the best presentation at The 30th Annual Information Exchange by a full time student not working full time. The winner receives $1,000 and a wall plaque.

The Outstanding O.D. Project of the Year. This award is given to the O.D. effort that has achieved the greatest impact and has advanced the science or art of O.D. in some significant way. Self-nominations are accepted. For nomination materials or for more information, please contact: Allan K. Foss, RODP, Senior O.D. Consultant, Knoll Pharmaceutical Company, 3000 Continental Drive North, Mount Olive, NJ 07828 or at fossa@knoll-pharma.com 

For more information regarding these awards, the O.D. Institute, or the 30th Annual Information exchange, contact: Dr. Donald W. Cole, RODC, c/o The O.D. Institute, 11234 Walnut Ridge Road, Chesterland, OH 44026, E-mail: DonWCole@aol.com, http://members.aol.com/odinst. For submission information and to be considered for the best paper award for the O.D. Journal, contact either Dr. Bill Kahnweiler, RODC, Associate Editor, Peer Review-USA, epswmk@panther.Gsu.EDU or Dr. David Coghlan, Associate Editor for Peer Review-International, dcoghlan@tcd.ie. For more general questions about the O.D. Journal, contact the editor, Dr. Allan H. Church, RODC at allanhc@aol.com.

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 Adler's 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.


1) Each applicant must submit two copies of a two-page application that includes the following:

  • Title of dissertation
  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Abstract of the dissertation (not to exceed 350 words)

2) The applicant's 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.

3) From the applications received, the top four 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 four.

Judging Criteria:

A committee of eight 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:

  • quality of research (soundness of methodology and analyses, consideration of relevant literature and theory, innovativeness)
  • 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.


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

All applications must be received by June 30, 2000 to be considered. Those applicants selected to submit their complete proposals will be notified by the committee no later than August 1, 2000. Proposals must be received by September15, 2000. The winning proposal will be announced by October 15, 2000 and awarded the $5,000 research grant immediately thereafter.


Call for Participation

You are cordially invited to participate in HCI International 2001, 9th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, held jointly with Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2001, 4th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, and 1st International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, and in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, International Ergonomics Association, Japan Ergonomics Society, and Japan Management Association. The conference is being held August 5-10, 2001 in New Orleans.

The Conference is conducted under the auspices of a distinguished international board of 106 members from 21 countries. One registration payment will provide participation to all four conferences which will have over 12 parallel presentations from the leading industrial government and academic laboratories from over 40 countries, covering the entire spectrum of the breadth and depth of HCI. Tutorials on the latest and best in HCI will also be offered.

In addition to the technical aspects of the Conference, plenty of fun activities are planned for the Conference participants and accompanying persons. It will all start with the Conference Opening Reception to be held on a cruise ship, with the best jazz and Dixie music and the best food New Orleans has to offer.

A significant number of sessions will be dedicated to management of information, including, but not limited to, distance, interactive and organizational learning, humanization of work, knowledge management, and participatory and group work.

For more information on the Conference, please visit our web site at http://hcii2001.engr.wisc.edu  or contact me by snail mail for a poster and a Call for Participation at: Gavriel Salvendy, General Chair, HCI International 2001, http://hcii2001.engr.wisc.edu, (email: salvendy@ecn.purdue.edu) Phone: 765-494-5426, Fax: 765-494-0874. I look forward to welcoming you to New Orleans and to the Conference.

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:

(a) theoretical and conceptual articles with implications for consulting

(b) original research regarding consultation

(c) in-depth reviews of research and literature on consulting practice

(d) case-studies that demonstrate applications or critical issues

(e) articles on consultation practice development

(f) 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 Ph.D., Editor, The Hay Group, 116 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116-5712, tel. 617-425-4540, fax: 617-425-0073.


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