Volume 54     Number 4    April 2017      Editor: Tara Behrend

Letter to the Editor: The Research Integrity Issue: Exploratory or Confirmation Stage?

George Graen

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What is the disconnect between the issues of List and McDaniel's (2016) and Locke (2016)?  I was instructed that scientific research in our area can be described as in an exploratory stage, and the goal is identifying and measuring variables of potential interest.  After a manageable number of correlations can be summarized by competitive theories, testable and comparable hypotheses are derived and subjected to plausible rejection. Those surviving rigorous tests to disconfirm are tentatively accepted as useful (Meehl, 1977).  The initial stage has no rules, but the suggestion is that one should functionally use data and imagination and always follow orderly correlations (Locke, 2007, 2009; Harriman, 2010).

Call for Applications:TIP-TOPics Student Columnists

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The August edition of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP) will mark the end of the 2-year tenure of our current TIP-TOPics columnists: Grace Ewles, Jessica Sorenson, and Thomas Sasso, from the University of Guelph. As they prepare to depart the TIP team, we begin a new search for columnists to continue the tradition of communicating the graduate student experience within the webpages of TIP.

Highlights of SIOP’s Programming at the2017 APA Convention

Mindy Shoss

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SIOP’s APA Committee is pleased to announce a fantastic program for the 2017 APA Convention! We have a wide range of programming (invited addresses, symposiums, panel discussions, conversation hours, skill building sessions, etc.) offered by researchers and practitioners from around the world. Here are some highlights:

UN Initiatives for Women and the SIOP UN Committee

SIOP UN Committee

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The United Nations has focused on important issues related to women for over 60 years, and a UN entity, UN Women, focuses exclusively on issues for women and girls. These issues are extensive and include themes such as equal access to education, ending all violence and discrimination, decent work, and economic empowerment for women globally. High-level meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women are held annually with UN member states from around the world to set goals and assess progress. Many NGOs at the United Nations assist with these initiatives.

APA Council of Representatives Report

Deirdre Knapp, Stephen Stark, Gary Latham, and Deborah Whetzel

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The APA Council of Representatives (COR) meets twice per year, with the most recent meeting being held on February 24-25, 2017 in Washington DC. Deborah Whetzel substituted for Georgia Chao who was unable to attend. This brief article highlights some aspects of the meeting agenda. A fuller set of meeting minutes will be available on the APA website and the entire Council agenda book is located at


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