2016 HAIOP Schedule

We are planning to meet on the second Tuesday of every other month, with some other dates mixed in.

  • March 8: Banquet
  • May 10: HAIOP 2016 Poster Competition
  • July 12: TBD
  • September 13: TBD
  • November 15: TBD

Keep up with this site, as we will post updates to the schedule regularly.


First Annual HAIOP Poster Session!
May 10th 2016

What is this?

  • This event is a poster session organized by the Houston Association for Industrial Organizational Psychology (HAIOP) for research related to the field of Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Who is this for?

  • Anyone who would like to show off a poster that has been accepted to or presented at any conference in recent years (e.g., SIOP, APA, Academy).
    • Up to two submissions per first author
    • HAIOP members are eligible for prizes, but anyone can come to show their poster
  • Anyone who likes looking at posters!
  • And, anyone who would like to talk to and mingle with I-O psychologists living in the Houston area.

Why is this event so great?

  • It will give you a chance to re-use the poster that you spent time and money creating!
  • It will also give you a chance to discuss your research and ideas with local academics, practitioners, and students from other schools.
  • This is a great way to learn about research that is going on in the Houston area.
  • There will be refreshments!
  • Also, HAIOP members who bring a poster are eligible for prizes! JOIN HAIOP TODAY!
    • Winners will be chosen by HAIOP board members based on content of the research study and visual appeal.
    • First place includes a prestigious certificate, a $50 prize, and the honor of winning.
    • Second place includes a prestigious certificate and the honor of almost winning.

What are the details?

  • Date: May 10th 2016
  • Time: 5pm to 9pm (setup starts at 5pm, the session will start at 5:30; The session will end at 8:15pm after which prizes will be announced; the room must be empty by 9pm)
  • Place: Rice University, Sewall Hall (Also the Rice Art Gallery), Room 303

Everyone please attend!

Wrap-Up on 2016 HAIOP Banquet

Thanks to all who attended the HAIOP Banquet on March 8!  In spite of the weather, we had a good turnout at the UH Hilton.

Special thanks to Ed Salas, who gave a fantastic talk about research and realities of teamwork.

Some of the highlights from his presentation include:

Four Takeaways about Teamwork

·         Teamwork matters – not just “feel good”

o   But often won’t happen naturally

·         Can’t build a collaborative culture if your teams aren’t working well together

·         Focus on the 7 C’s – science of teamwork

·         Take targeted actions including more/better team debriefs

The Seven “C’s” of Teamwork (Drivers)

·         Capability

·         Cooperation

·         Coordination

·         Communication

·         Cognition

·         Coaching

·         Conditions

Publicly-Available Example of Good Team Training: TeamSTEPPS

TeamSTEPPS® is an evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient care by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals, including frontline staff. It includes a comprehensive set of ready-to-use materials and a training curriculum to successfully integrate teamwork principles into a variety of settings.

More information on TeamSTEPPS can be found at: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/education/curriculum-tools/teamstepps/instructor/index.html

Congratulations to Fred Oswald of Rice University – 2017 SIOP President!


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Fred Oswald

A member of Rice’s faculty since 2008, Oswald researches a wide range of psychological testing and personnel selection issues in organizational, educational and military settings. He currently serves as associate editor for the Journal of Management, Psychological Methods, Research Synthesis Methods and Journal of Research in Personality and serves on nine editorial boards. He is a current member of the Board of Human Systems Integration of the National Academy of Sciences and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

For more information on SIOP, visit www.siop.org/.

Adapted from article by Amy McCaig, a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.

Congratulations to Mikki Hebl of Rice University – Recipient of Nation’s Largest Teaching Award!

Baylor University has awarded the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching to SIOP member Michelle (Mikki) Hebl of Houston’s Rice University, an honor that carries a $250,000 prize.

The Cherry Award is designed to honor great teachers, stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and encourage departments and institutions to recognize their own great teachers. It is the only national teaching award—with the largest single monetary award—presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. “Dr. Hebl has a remarkable record of recognized teaching and scholarship awards. The Cherry committee was particularly impressed with her passion and enthusiasm for teaching and her ability to engage with both students and faculty across a variety of disciplines,” said Michael W. Thompson, committee chair and associate dean for undergraduate programs at Baylor, in university news release.

Previously, she received SIOP’s Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award in 2008. During her career, she has received more than a dozen awards for teaching as well as her work on issues of gender and diversity. In addition to her $250,000 award, an additional $25,000 will be given to the department of psychology at Rice University. She will also teach in residence at Baylor during the spring 2017 semester. One of three finalists, Hebl said she was “thrilled and humbled” by the honor. “I just feel lucky to be recognized for something—teaching and mentoring—that I feel so blessed to do as a career.” As part of the selection process, she presented a lecture at Baylor in which she demonstrated how even the most high-intentioned and educated people hold biases, possess skewed beliefs about themselves, and express discrimination toward others. She received her doctorate from Dartmouth University and since 1998 has been teaching at Rice where she is the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Professor of Psychology. 

Adapted from article by SIOP Administrative Office

HAIOP is moving to a calendar year!

All memberships from the 2014/2015 academic year will be considered current until march 1st 2016.

Membership renewals and banquet tickets for the 2016 calendar year can be purchased here!