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SIOP Members in the News Clif Boutelle Generally when we think of the media, it is the major newspapers, magazines, and network radio and television that come to mind. Although they remain important to any organization seeking to generate awareness about itself, the Internet has created a whole new vista of media outlets that should not be overlooked. A growing number of SIOP members are finding their way on to Internet sites because writers, whether mainstream media or on the Internet (often reporters are writing for both), still need credible resources. So, the opportunities for media mentions are expanding and that is good for the field of I-O psychology. Following are some of the press mentions, including online sites, which have occurred in the past several months: For an August 31 story on procrastina- tion, the Wall Street Journal contacted Piers Steel of the University of Calgary for insight into chronic procrastination. Many chronic procrastinators believe they can’t get started on a project because they want to do it perfectly. Yet studies show chron- ic procrastination isn’t actually linked to perfectionism but rather to impulsiveness, which is a tendency to act immediately on urges, he said. People may assume anxiety is what prevents them from getting start- ed, yet data from many studies show that for people low in impulsiveness, anxiety is the cue to get going. Highly impulsive peo- The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist ple, on the other hand, shut down when they feel anxiety, he added. Jamie Lopez of Booz Allen Hamilton contributed to an August 13 story in All Analytics, a data management publication, about a model Booz Allen is developing to build data science teams drawing from a range of skillsets and backgrounds. Lopez and his team are formalizing the behavior- al questions to be used in the model and working with the personality assessment firm of Hogan Assessments. The model breaks down data science competencies into four clusters; technical, data science consulting, cognitive, and personality. The August 3 Philadelphia Inquirer ran a story on the Future of Work that promi- nently mentioned industrial and organiza- tional psychology. Citing a Bureau of Labor Statistics report that listed I-O psychology among the fastest growing occupations, the story said “evidence of the popularity of industrial and organizational psychol- ogy came in April when more than 4,300 practitioners, academics, and graduate students attended the Society for Industri- al and Organizational Psychology’s annual conference in Philadelphia.” Quoted in the story were Randall Cheloha of Cheloha Consulting Group in Wynnewood, PA and James Outtz, of Outtz Associates in Wash- ington D.C. and SIOP’s president-elect. “Right now, the topic of leadership devel- opment and executive coaching is hot,” Cheloha said. Outtz noted that “more 199