Here at GIT, our primary goal is to get I-O into Intro Psych textbooks.  More broadly, though, we want to expose I-O Psych to students.  How else can we do this?

Check out this resource created by Ben Butina from the Department 12 website.  It is a free online mini-course on I-O Psychology that can be assigned to Intro Psych students (or anyone interested in the topic):

Learners can take the course, learn about the topic, answer learning assurance questions, and even get a certificate of completion.  This can be a great way for Intro Psych instructors to expose their students to I-O even if they don't know it themselves.

The idea for this mini-course started when Ben interviewed me (Nick Salter) for his podcast about how to put more I-O into Intro.  One suggestion I made was for guest I-O speakers to come into classes and talk about the topic.  Later, Ben said to me "The downside to this approach is that it doesn't scale. Virtually every college and university in the country offers an intro psych course and there just aren't enough of us to go around."  That led to Ben suggesting a mini-course could be created . . . and here we are!

Do you know anyone teaching Intro Psych - perhaps someone that doesn't feel as if they know I-O that well?  Let them know about this resource!  Our goal is to help as many people as possible learn about I-O, and this mini-course can help do this!

What exactly is GIT?  Check out our first blog post explaining who we are!

Do you have any other thoughts on how SIOP members can be involved with GIT’s efforts?  We would love to hear from you!  If you have any questions, ideas, thoughts, or suggestions, please feel free to contact anyone from the task force!  This blog is maintained by Nick Salter

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