Volume 54     Number 1    July 2016      Editor: Tara Behrend

Getting to Know SIOP’s Award Winners

Liberty Munson and Garett Howardson

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A few months ago, I opened an email from Tara, the new TIP editor. In it, she shared some thoughts on possible new features for TIP and was looking for people who might be interested in writing some of these articles. One idea grabbed my attention—feature stories on SIOP’s award winners.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Romania

Andrei Ion, Coralia Sulea, Alexandra Ilie, Dan Ispas, and Dragos Iliescu

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There is much going on with work and organizational psychology around the globe. This issue, we take a peek inside Romania. As the contributors note, the history of Romanian psychology dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when Romanian industrial and organizational psychology played a pivotal role in ensuring the continuity of psychological practice, even in the most adverse social and political contexts. The contributors sketch for us the evolution of Romanian industrial and organizational psychology and delineate the educational, research and professional practice milestones attained over a century of psychology. Interested readers are referred to Landy (1986), Pitariu (1992), and Iliescu, Ispas and Ilie (2007) for more information on industrial and organization psychology in Romania.

Cultivating a Future of Meaningful, Impactful, and Transparent Research

Jessica M. Nicklin, Jennifer L. Gibson, and James Grand

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We live in an ever changing world where technology, globalization, the economy, and the way in which we work are constantly evolving. Our research practices, while slower, are no exception. With advances in methodology, statistical programs, analytic techniques, and theoretical developments our field is continuously moving forward. In order to help SIOP members meet the demands of the future, The Scientific Affairs Committee organized two panels addressing a variety of issues concerning research in Industrial / Organizational Psychology. Jennifer Gibson facilitated a session entitled: “Impact of Research Reproducibility and Study Registration on I/O Psychology,” with the following esteemed panelists: Frank Bosco, Jose Cortina, Ronald Landis, and Gilad Chen. The primary goal of this panel was to provide a platform for leaders in the field to discuss trends in study registration and research reproducibility, publication bias, and the accumulation of scientific knowledge.

metaBUS: An Open Search Engine of I-O Research Findings

Christopher A. Baker, Frank A. Bosco, Krista L. Uggerslev, and Piers G. Steel

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Social scientists are witnessing a paradigm shift in research methodology that has vast implications for the understanding and application of I-O research. This new zeitgeist has emerged concomitantly with advances in accessibility (e.g., cloud-based computing), scale (e.g., big data), and considerable introspection regarding research claims (e.g., lack of trustworthiness, Kepes & McDaniel, 2013; reproducibility, Klein et al., 2014) as well as how research should be conducted (e.g., appropriateness of inductive vs. deductive inference; Colberg, Nester, & Trattner, 1985). In this article, we describe a new open-access research tool called metaBUS (, a search engine of currently more than 800,000 research findings that facilitates the location, summarization, and communication of a large corpus of I-O research. A short video tutorial of the metaBUS beta platform can be found here.

Call for Proposals for I-O Graduate Program Rankings

Nicholas P. Salter, Joseph A. Allen, Allison S. Gabriel, David Sowinski, and Loren Naidoo

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Are you part of an I-O graduate program that is truly excellent, but the typical ranking systems do not necessarily show that?  Would you like to help I-O psychologists (current as well as those who will be entering our field in the future) develop a better understanding of the different strengths of various graduate programs?  We are issuing a Call for Proposals for rankings of I-O graduate programs.  This is an excellent opportunity for graduate programs to highlight the ways in which they excel, and for individual SIOP members to help contribute to our field.