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SIOP Members in the News Clif Boutelle Media coverage is one of the most widely used avenues to promote the field of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology. SIOP members contrib- ute to many stories in the mainstream media as well as a wide range of Inter- net news sources and help spread the word about I-O and its impact upon the business community through their con- tact with editors and reporters. As always, presentations at the annual conference are a rich source of story ideas for the media. The Administrative Office is now sending brief recaps of se- lected conference presentations, enti- tled Research Digest, to reporters. Given credible and interesting story ideas, re- porters develop their own stories by contacting SIOP members. As a result, several stories have been written about SIOP members’ research. Every mention of a SIOP member and his or her work or comments in the media is helpful to our mission to gain greater visibility for I-O psychology. Following are just some of the media mentions from the past several months. SIOP President Tammy Allen and Con- ference Chair Robin Cohen were inter- viewed May 15 about the 29 th Annual The Industrial Organizational Psychologist SIOP Conference in Honolulu on Hawaii Public Radio. The May 20 issue of Business News Daily had a story about the impact of personality of hiring decisions that featured Robert Hogan of Hogan Assessment Systems, Eric Heggestad of the University of North Caro- lina Charlotte, and Carl Persing of Metrus Group. Some of the personality types em- ployers should be wary of include “team killers,” narcissists, and antisocial types. Team killers are highly talented people who also destroy morale by quarreling with sub- ordinates, complaining, testing limits, and performing erratically, said Hogan. They are hired for their potential, but over time their negative impact on the rest of the team cripples the performance of the entire group, he added. Heggestad noted that antisocial people have little or no regard for their employers and tend to engage in counterproductive behaviors. “This type of employee may be very intelligent and driven but will turn on coworkers if he or she stands to gain something,” he said. Persing said that narcissists often believe they are always right and therefore will justify any behavior they see fit, and their sense of self-importance will get in the way of performance. Hogan, Heggestad, and Persing were also featured in an April 30 Business News 215