AIR Experts Present at 29th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

Washington, D.C. – American Institutes for Research (AIR) workforce and training experts will present at the 29th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) being held May 15-17, 2014, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The goal of SIOP’s annual conference is to provide opportunities for experts to build new relationships, facilitate international research collaborations, and keep up with the latest advancements in industrial-organizational research and practice.

AIR sessions include:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Panel Discussion: Aviation Safety and Security: Multidisciplinary Methods for Enhancing Human Performance
1:30 PM–2:20 PM, Room 327

Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologists and human factors (HF) specialists share the common goal of enhancing human performance in the workplace. This is especially important in safety-and security-critical missions, like aviation. This panel discussion aims to illustrate how a multidisciplinary perspective enhances the science of human performance.

AIR Chair: Tracy E. Costigan
AIR Panelists: Kelley J. Krokos & Liza Josias

Friday, May 16, 2014

Panel Discussion: Predictive Analytics: Evolutionary Journey From Local Validation to Big Data
7:30 AM–8:50 AM, Room 311

Senior experts from applied research organizations and academia discuss the evolution of predictive analytics: how estimating validity from local samples, then generalizing validity from these samples, provides the foundation to the application of validity evidence. Subsequently, the panelists will discuss the importance of predictive analytics in big data. AIR Chairs: Alok Bhupatkar & Dwayne G. Norris

Panel Discussion: For Your Eyes Only: I-O Application to Insider Espionage
12:00 PM–1:20 PM, Room 306A

Insider espionage refers to the use and recruitment of “insiders” as sources of sensitive information. Although its occurrence can result in serious consequences, limited research on the topic is publically available. This session will gather a diverse group of panelists to discuss current and future research efforts on insider espionage.

AIR Co-Chair: Erika Robinson-Morral
AIR Panelist: Kimberly Acree Adams

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Panel Discussion: Breaking the Rules: Innovative Methods for Investigating Aberrant Behavior
12:00 PM–12:50 PM, Room 309

Applied settings often require the evaluation of aberrant behaviors that have negative implications for organizations. Although guided by empirical research, some investigations take place in unique contexts that call for innovative methodologies. A group of panelists working in diverse environments will share their experiences in investigating aberrant behaviors.

AIR Chairs: Kimberly Acree Adams & Laura A. Steighner
AIR Panelist: Tracy E. Costigan

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About AIR
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