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Spotlight on Humanitarian Work Psychology: Project FAIR: Fairness in Aid Remuneration

Ishbel McWha-Hermann, University of Edinburgh; and Morrie Mullins, Xavier University

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I’m pleased this issue to welcome a guest coauthor, one of the founding members of the Global Task Force for Humanitarian Work Psychology and the first Chair of the Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work Psychology (GOHWP), Dr. Ishbel McWha-Hermann.  This is not Ishbel’s first time in TIP’s pages—far from it!  Readers who have followed this column have seen her name in the byline in the past, and mentions of her important work both in the “Spotlight” column and in reports from SIOP’s UN team.  She has lived and worked all over the world, and through her work has developed a perspective on issues related to work in the humanitarian sphere that has helped to significantly expand the borders of I-O psychology.

International Practice Forum Special Series I-O Psychology Helps Heal the World (Pt 3): Using Industrial-Organizational Psychology to Facilitate Restorative Change With a State Prison Population

Lynda Zugec, The Workforce Consultants; and Walter Reichman, Org Vitality

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In this issue, we continue on our exciting new development for the International Practice Forum! With Walter Reichman (OrgVitality) and a number of I-O psychology practitioners and academics, we explore the ways in which “Industrial-Organizational Psychology Helps Heal the World.” Through a series of articles, we present real and actionable ways in which I-O academics and practitioners have an impact in innovative and creative ways and how they have been helping to heal the world!

Learning About Learning: The Mythical Land of I-O

Tom Whelan and Amy Duvernet, Training Industry Inc.

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In our last column, we talked about some of the misconceptions that I-Os may face when interacting with L&D professionals. As we’ve said repeatedly in this column, both sides have a lot to learn from each other. On the flip side of the coin, there are some I-Os who hold beliefs about workplace learning that don't necessarily jibe with what’s going on in the practitioner space. In this column, we’d like to talk about several “myths” about training that some I-Os may have bought into over time.

Awards Spotlight: The Path to Fellow–Dr. Leslie Joyce

Garett Howardson, Tuple Work Science, Ltd/Hofstra University/The George Washington University; and Liberty Munson, IBM

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In this installment of the TIP Awards Spotlight, we continue our focus on the SIOP Fellow process. In the first article of our series, we interviewed the current chair of the SIOP Fellow committee Dr. Kenneth P. De Meuse to learn more about the process and his recommendations. The second article saw an interview with Dr. Cheryl Paullin’s path to becoming a Fellow. In this third installment, we continue our Path-to-Fellows interviews with Dr. Leslie Joyce. Receiving her doctorate from North Carolina State University, Dr. Joyce has spent most of her career in the talent management space specializing in employee and organizational development and effectiveness. Dr. Joyce’s employee development emphasis is not surprising giving her half namesake role in the likewise-development-focused Leslie W. Joyce and Paul W. Thayer Graduate Fellowship in I-O Psychology. More recently, Dr. Joyce has transitioned into leading global human resource functions, particularly as the chief people officer for a global manufacturing company.

Organizational Neuroscience: Neuroscience, Outgroups, and Bad Behavior

Bill Becker, Virginia Tech; M.K. Ward, University of Western Australia; and Xiaoyuan (Susan) Zhu, University of Connecticut

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As the recent “Me Too” movement dramatically demonstrates, the modern workplace remains rife with reprehensible behavior that extends from negative politics, to abusive supervision, to sexual harassment. A recent Forbes article suggests that as many as 75% of employees are affected by workplace bullying. The persistence and extent of bad behavior suggests that it cannot be attributed to a few bad actors but rather that all of us are susceptible to our inner demons and there is reason to believe that social categorization may play a role in our Jekyll and Hyde transformations.

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