Department of Psychology draws attention to ‘overlooked research’ at annual conference

Nearly 150 researchers and practitioners attended the Industrial-Organizational and Organizational Behavior (IOOB) Conference hosted on campus Feb. 9-11 by Rice University’s Department of Psychology graduate students. “Out-of-Sight, Out-of-Mind: Bringing Overlooked Research to the Forefront,” the theme for this year’s conference, drew attention to under-researched topics, such as particularly marginalized groups (e.g., sexual orientation, disability), underutilized measures (e.g., qualitative methods, replication), and specific training topics (e.g., shared leadership, diversity training). The sessions also focused on methods, ways of thinking and ways of doing research. The conference gave researchers and practitioners the chance to come together, collaborate, improve ideas and potentially generate creative solutions.

The 144 attendees for the event included 20 industrial-organizational psychology or organizational behavior researchers and practitioners from across the U.S. and Canada. The Psychology Department’s graduate students raised more than $13,000 in the last eight months to host the event, which has occurred annually for 30 years. (Photos by Rice Department of Psychology)

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