SDOS Spring 2018 Colloquium Series - Location: BPS 1140B Time: 4:00 pm (unless otherwise noted)
Date Speaker Title
February 12th (CANCELED) Dr. David Montgomery, Director of CEDER Communities Engaging with Difference and Religion) and Faculty at UMD TO BE RESCHEDULED
Friday, February 23rd, 11:00 AM Dr. Herman Aguinis, George Washington University State of our Science: Some Modest Suggestions for Improving our Game
March 5th Dr. Wendy Smith, University of Delaware Engaging Organizational Paradox.
March 26th Dr. Will Gervais, University of Kentucky TBA
April 9th Dr. Betsy Paluck, Princeton University Social norms: Where do they come from and when do they matter?
April 23rd Dr. Sergey Gavrilets, University of Tennessee TBA
May 7th Dr. Kevin N. Ochsner, Columbia University Emotion and emotion regulation: From the self to social contexts.
SDOS Fall 2017 Colloquium Series - Location: BPS 1140B Time: 4:00 pm
Date Speaker
September 11th Dr. Coren Apicella, University of Pennsylvania
September 25th Dr. Jonathan Mohr, University of Maryland
October 9th Dr. Daniel von Knoppenberg, Drexel University
October 23rd Dr. Abigail Marsh, Georgetown University
November 6th Dr. Jeremy Yip, Georgetown University
November 20th Dr. David Montgomery, MINERVA
December 4th Dr. Paul Hanges, University of Maryland
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SDOS Spring 2017 Colloquium Series - Location: BPS 1140B Time: 4:00 pm

Date Speaker Website
February 20th Dr. Mandy O'Neil, George Mason University
March 6th/td> Dr. June Tangney, George Mason University
April 3rd Dr. Diana Tamir, Princeton University
April 10th Dr. Seth Kaplan, George Mason University
April 24th Dr. Coren Apicella, University of Pennsylvania
May 8th Dr. Rellie Derfler-Rozin, University of Maryland

SDOS Fall 2016 Colloquium Series - Location: BPS 1140B Time: 4:00 pm

Date Speaker Website
September 19th Dr. Brett Pelham, Montgomery College
October 10th Dr. Chad Forbes, University of Delaware
October 24th Dr. Alec Barker, George Mason University
November 7th Dr. Russell Johnson, Michigan State University l
November 21st Dr. Myeong-Gu Seo, University of Maryland
December 5th Dr. Nick Joyce, University of Maryland

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SDOS Spring 2016 Colloquium Series - Location: BPS 1140B Time: 4:00 pm

Date Speaker Website
February 8 Dr. Emily Balcetis, Social Psychology, New York University
February 22 Dr. Deborah Small, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
March 7 Dr. Matthew Cronin, Management, George Mason University
March 21 Dr. Jay Goodwin & Dr. Gregory Ruark, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
April 4 Dr. Gary LaFree, Criminology & Criminal Justice, UMD
April 11 Dr. Jeff Lucas, Sociology, UMD
May 2 SDOS Student Round Up

SDOS Fall 2015 Colloquium Series - Location: BPS 1140B Time: 4:00 pm

Date Speaker Website
September 21 Dr. William Rand, University of Maryland, RH Smith School of Business
September 28 16 Dr. Derek Iwamoto, University of Maryland, Counseling Psychology
October 12 Dr. Erik Helzer, Johns Hopkins University
October 26 SDOS Student Round-up!
November 9 Dr. Angela Cole, Howard University
November 23 Dr. Michael Rosen, Johns Hopkins University
December 7 Dr. James LeBreton, Penn State University

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Congratulations Dr. Michele Gelfand, Dr. Edward Lemay, Dr. James Grand, Dr. Sarah Lyons, Michelle Dugas and Jesse Harrington!

We are very excited to announce the many recent awards and achievments obtained by SDOS faculty and students!

  • Dr. Gelfand was awarded a grant from the Army Research Institute for $850,00 to study the etiology and consequences of organizational conflict cultures. In addition Gelfand (and former UMD students, Lisa Leslie (NYU Stern) and Kirsten Keller (Rand) along with Carsten de Dreu received the SIOP 2014 William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award, Society for Industrial- Organizational Psychology, for the best paper published in organizational psychology 2013! Dr. Gelfand also gave the Distinguished McCormick lecture at Purdue and will be honored at this year's SIOP Purdue reception.
  • Dr. Lemay won the 2015 Caryl E. Rusbult Early Career Award from the Relationships Research Interest Group of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Dr Lemay also won the 2014 Sage Young Scholars Award from The Foundation for Social and Personality Psychology, on the basis of research achievements, including "innovation, creativity, and potential to make a significant impact on the field.
  • Dr. Grand won the 2014 William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award for Best I/O Publication (SIOP) and the 2013 SAGE Organizational Research Methods Best Paper Award (Academy of Management) for his paper Kozlowski, S.W.J., Chao, G.T., Grand, J.A., Braun, M.T., and Kuljanin, G. (2013). Advancing multilevel research design: Capturing the dynamics of emergence. Organizational Research Methods, 16, 581-615.
  • Dr. Lyons won the Jack Bartlett Memorial Award for the Best Dissertation Proposal in Psychology in 2014
  • Michelle Dugas won the Reproducibility Grant ($1900) from the Center for Open Science, the DRRC Student Conference Scholarship award ($450) from the International Association of Conflict Management and the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship ($60,000).
  • Jesse Harrington won the National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship (China) for Summer 2015.
  • Many congrats to all your hardwork and achievements!

    Please join us at SIOP 2015!

    SDOS Spring 2015 Colloquium Series - Location: Cole 0124-B Time: 4:00 pm

    Date Speaker Website
    February 2 Dr. Susan Fiske, Princeton University
    February 16 Dr. Derek Iwamoto, University of Maryland, Counseling Psychology
    March 2 Dr. Marko Pitesa, RH Smith School of Business­ pitesa
    March 16 Spring Break! Have a great Spring Break, everyone!
    March 30 Dr. Shige Oishi, University of Virginia
    April 13 Dr. Christina Prell, University of Maryland­ associates/cprell
    April 20 Dr. Mo Wang, University of Florida
    May 4 Dr. Allison Gabriel, Virginia Commonwealth University briel2
    May 11 Dr. Alin Coman, Princeton University

    CNN interviews Dr. Arie Kruglanski about the Anti-Islam rallies in Germany

    Please click the link below to watch Dr. Arie Kruglanski's CNN interview about the growing Anti-Islam rallies in Germany in light of the recent terrorist attack in Paris.

    Dr. Kruglanski's CNN Interview

    Congratulations to the incoming SIOP President, Dr. James Outtz!

    The SDOS (Social, Organizational, and Decision Sciences) program in the Department of Psychology is extremely pleased to announce that one of our Ph.D. graduates, Dr. James Outtz, has just been elected president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Jim received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology in 1976. He is a fellow in SIOP, APA, and the American Educational Research Association and was a consulting editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology.

    Jim is president of Outtz and Associates. His work focuses on developing valid employment-selection systems that enhance opportunities for workforce diversity and the inclusion of minorities and women. He has published, researched, and focused his practice on identifying valid alternatives for selection that reduce barriers to equal employment opportunity. As an expert retained to advise courts and as an expert witness in complex, large-scale employment litigation, his objective has been to ensure that I-O psychology plays a significant role in influencing policy with regard to fair employment practices.

    SDOS Fall 2014 Colloquium Series - Location: Cole 0124-B

    Date Speaker Title of Talk
    September 15 Dr. Tim Wilson, University of Virginia Just Think: The Challenges and Benefits of the Mind at Play
    September 29 Dr. Derek Avery, Temple University Do the people always make the place? Assessing the impact of venue aesthetics on consumer discrimination
    October 13 Dr. Mark Landau, University of Kansas Metaphor’s Role in Sociopolitical Attitudes
    October 27 Dr. Jose Cortina, George Mason University The Revolution with a Solution: Culling the Madness from our Methods
    November 3 Dr. Joanna Shug, William and Mary Univesrity TBA
    November 24 Dr. Edward Lemay, University of Maryland Workshop: An Introduction to Dyadic Data Analysis. Note: Location for this workshop TBA
    December 3 Dr. Jeff Vancouver, Ohio University Workshop: Modeling the Mind and the Milieu: Computational Modeling for Social and Organizational Psychologists


    Each year, the SDOS program creates a newsletter, The Testudo Times, that outlines the past year of the program.  These newsletters are available to download to anyone who wishes to know about the SDOS program at the University of Maryland.

    Testudo Times 2012

    Testudo Times 2013

    Testudo Times 2014

    Testudo Times 2015