studentThe Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) wants to get more IO content into undergraduate introductory psychology textbooks. IO, or industrial-organizational psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. Rigor and methods of psychology are applied to issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance, and work-life balance.

The  Textbook Subcommittee of SIOP's Education and Training Committee is asking society members to step up and serve as volunteer writers and reviewers who can provide one-page reviews of the following areas:

  • Work Motivation
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Individual Assessment
  • Job Evaluation/Compensation
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Organization Theory
  • Small Group Theory and Team Processes

So far the committee says it has had an outstanding group of volunteer writers and reviewers who put together one-page summaries of various SIOP competency areas for use in introductory textbooks – something requested by numerous editors, for inclusion in upcoming editions of their textbooks.

The committee will be in touch with volunteers as soon as they reply with a match. Writers’ names and contact information will also be listed on the summary so editors may choose to acknowledge such individuals if they see fit. The commiteee also encourages members to pass this request along to others who may be interested in volunteering.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Steve Young, SIOP Education & Training Committee, at