From the Editor
Tara S. Behrend
I’m about halfway through my term as editor of TIP, and prompted by President Oswald’s thankfulness-oriented column in this issue, I too took some time to reflect on how things have gone so far and what I’d like to see improve in the second half.
My goals upon taking the helm were to make TIP both more readable, from a technological perspective, and more widely read, from a content perspective. The technological progress has been mixed; we’re adding new features on a continual basis to make TIP more usable but we still have more to do. Your requests and suggestions on that front are most welcome. In contrast, it has been an easy task to share high-quality articles with readers, thanks to the efforts of a large and diverse set of contributors and reviewers.
I’m enormously proud of the thoughtful, informative, and compelling articles that have appeared in the last six issues. This issue continues that trend, with feature articles that challenge popular stereotypes about generational differences, from Cort Rudolph and Hannes Zacher; a comprehensive overview of diversity and inclusion best practices from Gabriela Burlacu, Bernardo Ferdman, Aarti Shyamsunder, Alice Eagly, Lisa Kepinski, and Julie Nugent; an exploration of the 2016 presidential debates from an I-O psychology perspective, from Mahtab Farid and Kevin Nolan; and a clever text-analytic exploration of the scientist-practitioner gap from Sy Islam, Michael Chetta, Andrew Martins, Darla van Govan, Andrzej Kozikowski, and Julia Needhammer. Further, the Education and Training Committee, led by Jennifer Gibson, Joseph Allen, Stephanie Payne, and Tim Huelsman, has contributed a valuable resource for curriculum review and revision, and the Institutional Research Committee has conducted a thorough and provocative analysis of the gender wage gap in I-O psychology.
On top of these features, the editorial columns continue to be a highlight of TIP. The columns are a must-read if you need to (among other things):
- Stay up-to-date on employment law
- Develop an app for the first time
- Survive the tenure track
- Learn about the world of L&D
- Apply I-O to civil society organizations
- Choose a textbook
- Find out how to become a SIOP Fellow
- Discover how SIOP is engaged with federal policy
- Succeed as an international student
As is plainly evident, all SIOP members can benefit from reading TIP. Instead of bemoaning the divisions between members, reading the work in this publication will help us identify commonalities and opportunities for collaboration. I imagine this will be a welcome direction for all of us who are exhausted from the past year’s broader societal, political, and cultural tumultuousness.
As we kick off 2018, I hope to continue this progress and keep moving forward. I wish you all the best for a happy and healthy year ahead.