The 2012 conference was focused on identifying, developing, and selecting high performing employees. Topics of interest, therefore, included traditional areas of I-O Psychology such as employee selection, job analysis, training, organizational behavior, compensation, and motivation, but also may include areas that have been under-represented in I-O, such as occupational health psychology, translational research, sport psychology, forensic psychology, and behavioral finance.
Two internationally known Industrial-Organizational Psychologists were featured presenters:
- Dr. Frank Schmidt, a leading authority on employee selection, delivered the keynote address, presenting an update of the seminal article, “The validity and utility of selection methods in personnel psychology: Practical and theoretical implications of 85 years of research findings” published originally in 1998 with Dr. John Hunter in the journal Psychological Bulletin.
- Dr. Paul Muchinsky held a round-table discussion on issues of selection and the history and development of I-O as a social science. Dr. Muchinsky is a noted scholar and the author of “The High Society” commentary which appears in each issue of The Industrial Organizational Psychologist (TIP). He is also the author of Psychology Applied to Work, a popular introductory I-O text currently in its 10th edition.
Other presenters included:
- Dr. Beverly Burke, International Perspectives on Work-Family Balance and Strategic HR.
- Dr. Christopher J. L. Cunningham, Competency-based selection.
- Dr. Daniel L. LeBreton, BYOV (Bring Your Own Virtue): A Theoretical Model of Virtue Exchange in Leader-Follower Relationships.
- Dr. Mark N. Bing & Dr. H. Kristl Davison, Measuring faking using the Overclaiming Instrument.
- Dr. C. Allen Gorman, Rating Formats Revisited: Yes, They DO Matter!
- Dr. Mark C. Frame, Steps for success in graduate school and beyond (Panel Discussion).
- Dr. Tracey L. Tafero, Examining Differences in Applicant/Incumbent Response Patterns across Organizational Levels.
- Dr. Shawn Bergman & Dr. Brian G. Whitaker, Organizational goals and social media: Much to do about nothing? (panel discussion).
- Dr. Nathan Carter, What is Faking and What Do We Do About It?