I-O Psychology Professional Practice Topics

SIOP Professional Practice Book Series

The SIOP Professional Practice Book Series can help solve today’s most pressing talent management issues in organizations using evidence-based practice from the field of industrial and organizational psychology.

Working with Oxford University Press, the Professional Practice Series Editorial Board is committed to bringing a new generation of practice-oriented books to industrial–organizational (I-O) psychologists, human resource practitioners, and policymakers.

Relaunched in 2019 after a brief publishing hiatus, the series will incorporate new volumes on the “basics” of HR management and develop volumes focused on “core” I-O psychology topics that include the latest research and best practices.


Just Published!

image of book cover: Overcoming Bad Leadership

Overcoming Bad Leadership in Organizations

Edited by Derek Lusk and Theodore Hayes

The only comprehensive book on the dark side of leadership, this book combines evidence-based academic findings and work from real-world practitioners. Learn more about Overcoming Bad Leadership in Organizations.




Recent Publications


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The Age of Agility: Building Learning Agile Leaders and Organizations

Edited by Veronica Schmidt Harvey, PhD and Kenneth P. De Meuse, PhD

This volume comprehensively synthesizes knowledge on learning agility using perspectives from more than 50 academicians, researchers, talent practitioners, and executive coaches from multiple countries. Learn more about The Age of Agility.



image of book cover: Mastering I-O PsychologyMastering Industrial-Organizational Psychology: Training Issues for Master’s Level I-O Psychologists

Edited by Elizabeth Shoenfelt

This book will be of critical interest to I-O master's faculty, faculty advising undergraduates for graduate school, and students considering careers in I-O psychology. 
Learn more about Mastering Industrial-Organizational Psychology.




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Mastering the Job Market: Career Issues for Master's Level I-O Psychologists

Edited by Elizabeth Shoenfelt

This book offers the best information available to guide I-O psychology master’s graduates through their careers.
Learn more about Mastering the Job Market.




Performance Management Transformation: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

Edited by Elaine Pulakos and Mariangela Battista

This volume integrates case studies of global marquee companies with theory and expert commentary.
Learn more about Performance Management Transformation.




Employee Surveys and Sensing: Challenges and Opportunities

Edited by William H. Macey and Alexis A. Fink

This volume refreshes and updates existing survey practices while also providing a balanced and thorough treatment of the entire survey research process. 
Learn more about Employee Surveys and Sensing.




 Previous Publications

Find earlier volumes in the Professional Practice Series here.

SIOP Professional Practice Series Editorial Board

Meet the knowledgeable and accomplished talent management professionals who comprise the editorial board for SIOP’s Professional Practice Series

Series Editor


Dr. Elaine Pulakos is CEO of PDRI and an expert in building organizational and team capabilities that translate into business growth. She is well-known for her research and writing on agility, resilience, and performance management, authoring many articles and books on these topics. She has extensive global experience helping companies build the capabilities they need to increase their competitive advantage and performance.

Editorial Board


Dr. Alison Eyring is the Chief Executive Officer of Organization Solutions. She works closely with global and regional executives from the Fortune/FTSE 500 and some of the world’s most innovative high-growth companies on leadership and growth. A global thought leader on building organizational capacity for growth, she is Adjunct Associate Professor at the NUS Business School. Alison is the author of the award winning book Pacing for Growth: Why intelligent Restraint Drives Long-Term Success.


Dr. William A. (Bill) Gentry is a leadership researcher, with a specialty of researching and helping new leaders. Currently, he is the Director of Career and Professional Development and Director of the Siegfried Leadership Fellows Program at High Point University. Dr. Gentry has amassed more than 90 academic presentations, published more than 50 academic articles, and wrote the best-selling book Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders.


Dr. Derek Lusk is Head of Executive Assessment at AIIR Consulting.  He has extensive experience assisting organizations with succession planning, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and culture change.  Derek's thought leadership includes academic articles on leadership emergence, versatility, and teamwork, as well as contributions to the Harvard Business Review and other publication outlets. He holds a Ph.D. in business psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and an MBA from Indiana University.


Dr. Rose Mueller-Hanson is the Associate Director/CFO at Community Interface Services, a non-profit serving people with disabilities. Her passion is helping organizations implement talent solutions that contribute to measurable business impact. She is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and an expert in performance management transformation.  Her most recent book is Transforming Performance Management to Drive Performance.


Dr. Shreya Sarkar-Barney is the CEO and founder of Human Capital Growth (HCG), a global firm focused on advancing leadership and talent management excellence. In 2019, she was awarded the Scientist-Practitioner presidential recognition by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) for pioneering evidence-based practice in organizations. She is the chief architect of HCG’s evidence-based curriculum and certifications on strategic HR. Shreya also holds an affiliate research scientist appointment with the Center for Effective Organizations, at the University of Southern California.


Dr. Marc Sokol is founder of Sage Consulting Resources, focused on executive and organizational effectiveness.  He has worked in large and small firms, in public and private sector, and across 25 countries. Marc is past executive editor of People + Strategy, on the editorial board of Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, and co-author of several books.  He is a fellow of SIOP and APA and an advisor to a graduate program in I-O Psychology.