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I-O @ APS 2017—Let’s Go to Boston!

Silvia Bonaccio, Margaret Beier, Harrison J. Kell, and Christopher Wiese

The Association for Psychological Science’s (APS) Annual Convention is an exciting meeting that attracts internationally renowned researchers from every area of psychology, including many of our very own I-O scholars. With over 25,000 members, APS is the premiere international organization solely dedicated to the advancement of psychological science and the application of scientific psychology to the development of public policy. Last year’s convention rang in at over 4,000 attendees - a huge success! I-O had a strong presence at APS in 2016, with over 150 poster presentations and a special symposium showcasing student work. Exciting I-O events included two invited symposia (Mental Health at Work, and Aging and Retirement), and several invited talks by I-O scholars, such as Derek Avery (Temple University), Alice Eagly (Northwestern University), Carsten de Dreu (University of Amsterdam), Michele Gelfand (University of Maryland), and Filip Lievens (Ghent University). Additionally, Mikki Hebl (Rice University) spoke in a conference-wide interdisciplinary symposium on diversity, and both Tara Behrend (George Washington University) and Susan Mohammed (Penn State University) spoke in conference-wide, cross-cutting themes. Needless to say, I-O was very well represented.


Some of the highlights of the overall APS program so far are:

  • Keynote address by Lila R. Gleitman (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Bring the Family address by Laurie R. Santos (Yale University)
  • Presidential symposium “Sense and Sensibility: How Our Bodies Do—and Don’t—Shape our Minds” featuring Susan Goldin-Meadow (University of Chicago), Jessica K. Witt (Colorado State University), Susan Wagner Cook (University of Iowa), Ted Supalla (Georgetown University), and Amy Cuddy (Harvard University).
  • Award addresses by Robert J. DeRubeis (University of Pennsylvania), Susan T. Fiske (Princeton University), Gary L. Wells (Iowa State University), Hazel R. Markus (Stanford University), Daniel L. Schacter (Harvard University), and Robert J. Sternberg (Cornell University)


The I-O Program Committee is hard at work ensuring that that our discipline is well-represented at the 2017 Annual Convention. As such, here will be some wonderful I-O content in the program at APS 2017. This section of the program is still in development, so make sure to stay tuned for updates. Here are some of the speakers that you won’t want to miss:

  • Dev Dalal (University at Albany, SUNY)
  • Reeshad Dalal (George Mason University)
  • Scott Highhouse (Bowling Green State University)
  • Edgar Kausel (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Sabine Sonnentag (University of Manheim)
  • John Trougakos (University of Toronto Scarborough)
  • Gillian Yeo (University of Western Australia)


In addition, Belle Rose Ragins (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) will be speaking as part of the APS wide cross-cutting theme “The Many Flavors of Relationships.”


In addition to the invited symposia and addresses, the I-O track of the convention program will feature several symposia and a large number of posters submitted by I-O researchers. Beginning in October, we encourage you to submit your work at http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/convention/call-for-submissions



In addition to the I-O content at APS, the conference features several workshops that promise to be of considerable interest to I-O psychologists. Last year, workshops were $65 for regular convention attendees and $40 for students. This year’s workshops are:

  • Best Practices for Data Management and Organization with Lorne Campbell (Western University)
  • Collecting, Sharing, and Using Video Data with Karen Adolph (New York University)
  • Ambulatory Assessment with Tom Kwapil (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Introduction to R with William Revelle (Northwestern University)
  • Structural Equation Modeling with Barbara Byrne (University of Ottawa)
  • NIH Funding for Basic Psychological Science with Rebecca Ferrer (NIH-NCI)
  • Bayesian Data Analysis with JASP with Eric-Jan Wagenmakers (University of Amsterdam)
  • Intro to the Electronically Activated Recorder (EAR) with Matthias Mehl (University of Arizona)
  • Programming with Python with Tal Yarkoni (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Other workshops will be announced as they are finalized.


Mark Your Calendars!

If you’re excited about, and dedicated to, the advancement of scientific psychology, you won’t want to miss the 2017 APS annual convention. The call for submissions will open in October. The symposium deadline is on December 1, 2016, and the Poster deadline is on January 31, 2017 (http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/convention/call-for-submissions). Poster acceptances are communicated on a rolling basis, and so the sooner you submit your work the sooner you’ll know if it is accepted for presentation!

The 2017 APS Annual Convention will be held May 25-28 in Boston, and you’re invited to join us at the I-O happy hour at APS, which is a great place to make new I-O connections and to get a drink on us!


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APS 2016: Ruth Kanfer, Tammy Allen, Lisa Finkelstein, Margaret Beier, and Gwenith Fisher catching up over breakfast before their symposium.

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