Social unrest over unemployment. The psychologist's role in times of crisis
Social unrest can be understood as a political situation in which people go on strike or behaving violently. Social unrest begins when citizens are dissatisfied with the rules, procedures and policies. There are many triggers for social unrest, including the economic downturn, which now permeates our society and brings situations of unemployment and financial crises. In this context a decrease sense of self-esteem in the population can be easily observed, which is linked to increased psychological and physical diseases
WOP psychology contributions to HR Management
New and trends in Human Resources
Economic downturn challenges current HR management, demanding for renewed practices and approaches in favor of a future “recovery” of the labor market. While a new model for HR remains open to several serious criticisms, HRM welcomes ICT and integrates social media more and more in Social HR. At the same time, ever-increasing complexities in the work system make companies seeking for specific expertise and competences by means of outsourcing, for example. Even compensation management might represent a good example of HR rearrangement, despite constraints on pay budgets.
tuart C. Carr is Professor of Psychology in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program at Massey University (New Zealand), holding a PhD in Psychology of Social Change. Professor Carr coordinates the Poverty Research Group, an international network focused on interdisciplinary approaches to reducing poverty. Stuart helped to set up the Global Task Force on Humanitarian Work Psychology and the first Global Special Issue on Psychology and Poverty Reduction, involving nine major international journals. His books include ‘Psychology of aid’, ‘Psychology and the developing world’, ‘Globalization and culture at work’, ‘Poverty and psychology’, ‘The Aid triangle’, ‘The Psychology of Global Mobility’ and most recently, ‘Anti-poverty psychology’.
Make a change – make a difference: It’s the people in this master who share their experience, knowledge, skills, cultural
backgrounds, personalities: with an unending will to develop and grow together. This master gives us the platform, the opportunity, and resources to do so. It’s us – students and professors – who have to take action. We did new things we have never tried before; things we wanted to learn for the future or just because we have had the chance to discover and explore them. I am sure our generation made a change for the WOP-P Master. And I am convinced we will make a difference in our personal and professional life in the future.
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SIOP's 28th annual conference was a remarkable event to showcase the Impact that we I-O psychologists make on the world, and to give us all an opportunity to learn and connect so we can continue to increase that impact in the future.
This year took place in Houston. The Conference offered symposia, practitioner forums, panel presentations, posters, and other sessions that featured a wide range of workplace issues. As the culminating event for SIOP members, the annual conference provided an outstanding experience once again this year, with presentations focusing on every aspect of industrial-organizational psychology.
Andy Ross (WOP Student University of Valencia), Justine Massu (WOP Student Université Paris V-René Descartes) and David Plesnik (WOP Student Universita di Bologna) had the opportunity of taking part in this exceptional event. You will find their testimonials in the following links:
As part of my Erasmus Mundus Master in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology degree, I am completing my internship period at Organization & Management Solutions (OMS) in Guelph, Canada. Being situated in North America, it was an obvious decision that the SIOP Conference held from April 11-13, represented a great opportunity to familiarize myself with the I/O Psychology state of art in North America. Decision taken, flight booked and off I went to Houston, USA to attend the conference.
It all started with an e-mail. "EM students consider attending to SIOP conference", said the subject title. In the body of the message, Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, our coordinator at the University of Guelph (UoG), has explained that this is a good way to create contacts and explore the Northern American trends in I/O psychology (that's how they call WOP psychology there). Even though it seemed like a good idea, the costs were quite high. Nevertheless, I wanted to know more. So at the 6th WOP-P Winterschool dedicated to Bernhard Wilpert, I talked with Thomas Sasso, Ashlyn Patterson and Dan Van Der Werf, visiting students from UoG and asked them about the conference.
By Justine Massu
I attended the SIOP annual conference principally because of peer pressure and curiosity about what Houston, Texas really looks like. On my way there, the man seated next to me in the plane noticed the research I was reading and started to talk to me. It appears that he was one of the first researchers that highlighted the work-family conflict and that my research thesis was partially based on his work.
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