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Data Analysis “Back in the Day”: The Early Career Experiences of Nine I-O Psychologists

Jeffrey M. Cucina and Nathan A. Bowling

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The availability of the personal computer (PC), statistical software, and the Internet has had undeniable effects on I-O psychology.  Without such technological advances, for instance, there’d be no virtual teams, no computer-adapted testing, and no cyberloafing.  To better appreciate the impact of technology on the current state of our discipline, it’s helpful to reflect on the technology used in the recent past.  In preparing this installment of the History Corner, we interviewed nine seasoned I-O psychologists: Terry Beehr, Ilene Gast, Lawrence Hanser, Milton Hakel, Norman Peterson, Susan Reilly, Neal Schmitt, Paul Thayer, and Lauress Wise.  We asked them each to describe the technology they used during their early careers to conduct data analysis, and we asked them to reflect on how technological changes have affected the way in which I-O psychologists conduct research.  In the following sections we discuss how calculators, early computers, and PCs were used “back in the day” to conduct data analysis.  We then discuss how I-O psychologists wrote their research reports prior to the advent of PCs and word processing programs.

Announcing the Schmidt-Hunter Meta-Analysis Award

Milton D. Hakel

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Frank Schmidt has provided the leadership to create a new endowment in the SIOP Foundation.  The Schmidt-Hunter Fund will support the Schmidt-Hunter Meta-Analysis Award. It will recognize the best advances related to industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology as documented in published research in which meta-analysis is used. The new award will be given by SIOP for the first time in 2017.

SIOP TIP Practitioner Ponderings: Learning and Development

Richard M. Vosburgh

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The first two columns that I wrote “set up” the science–practitioner issues, and the next three addressed three of the five significant ways in which I-O contributes to the employee lifecycle:

  • June 2015: Performance Management
  • September 2015: Staffing
  • January 2016: Strategy and Measurement


This column will tackle the issues related to learning and development and the July TIP will address talent management.  To find how I-O contributes to all five employee lifecycle areas, from the SIOP website, click on “Professionals” and you will see “I-O and the Employee Lifecycle.” 

Past, Present, and Future of Technology and Social Media in the Workplace

Nikki Blacksmith and Tiffany Poeppelman

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Over the past 3 years, we’ve highlighted technology and social media trends in this column that were having a large impact in the workplace. Those key trends included big data, adaptive training, virtual reality, gamification, simulations, and social media, as well as virtual communication and teamwork. Every so often, we find it’s important to step back and reflect in order to learn and prepare for the future of the field. This issue will cover the trends we’ve seen since the inception of The Modern App that we believe are here to stay.  We also provide suggestions for how you can learn more about these topics!

SIOP In Washington SIOP Government Relations Introduces the Policing Reform Initiative to Congressional Staff

Seth Kaplan and Laura Uttley

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In February, SIOP President-Elect Jim Outtz joined Lewis-Burke for a series of meetings with representatives from Capitol Hill and nongovernmental organizations to highlight the impacts and applications of I-O evidence-based research on policing reform, to urge stakeholders to apply I-O research to related policies and programs, and to position and promote SIOP as a collaborator and resource for these organizations going forward. 



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