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IOP Journal Now Accepting Commentaries



Submission Deadline August 21!

Two focal articles have recently been accepted for Volume 7, Issue 1 of SIOP’s journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. They are now available for comment on the SIOP website.

The deadline for commentary submissions is August 21, 2013.

The first focal article for this issue is by Zinta S. Byrne, Theodore L. Hayes, S. Mort McPhail, Milton D. Hakel, José M. Cortina, and Jeffrey J. McHenry and is titled “Educating I-O Psychologists for Science and Practice: Where Do We Go from Here?” Graduate training in industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology has long prepared students with skills and knowledge that are highly valued by employers, both in practice and academe alike. This article, based on a panel discussion, explores what aspects of graduate training are sought out by employers in multiple fields, what new I-O hires need to know, and ways I-Os can improve professional preparation for both practice and academics. Although the current SIOP Guidelines for Education and Training are satisfactory for present market conditions, the authors explore areas where the Guidelines could be made more forward thinking in determining the kind of training I-O students should be receiving.

The second focal article is by Nigel Guenole and is titled “Maladaptive Personality at Work: Exploring the Darkness.” Important changes in how personality is conceptualized and measured are occurring in clinical psychology. The author focuses on one aspect of this work that industrial psychologists have been slow to embrace, namely, a new trait model that can be viewed as a maladaptive counterpart to the Big Five. According to the author, there is a conspicuous absence of work psychology research emerging on this trait model despite important implications for how we understand personality at work. The author discusses objections to the trait model in a work context and offer rejoinders that might make researchers and practitioners consider applying this model in their work in the hopes of stimulating discussion of this topic to avoid an unnecessary bifurcation in the conceptualization of maladaptive personality between industrial and clinical settings.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice takes a focal article – peer commentary format, and commentaries are peer-reviewed. We invite interested SIOP members to submit a commentary on either of these articles for consideration for publication. We hope to receive commentaries from a broad range of perspectives, including the science and practice communities, and U.S. and international perspectives.
The focal articles can be downloaded by clicking on the Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice link in the publications dropdown menu of the SIOP Web site, www.siop.org. The journal page also contains details on the process of preparing and submitting a commentary. Please contact Editor Kevin Murphy at krm10@me.com with any questions about the commentary process.

We look forward to your submissions!