DEI in I-O Psyc: To envision the future of the field of I-O psychology without a stronger emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion would not only be out of touch
with what is needed in today’s organizations, but also out of touch with what is happening
in our society right now. I realize that some may interpret such a vision as an attempt
to steer the field into a political agenda. However, adequately representing the full-range
of humans for whom we, as a discipline, work to support with science is simply best
practice. To better shape the field of I-O psychology, we must also focus on DEI in
the recruitment and retention of individuals into the pipeline, namely graduate training.
To be clear, I promote DEI in the broadest sense—certainly in terms of racial/ethnic,
gender identity, and sexual orientation, but also for greater levels of I-O program
stakeholders (e.g., faculty, including adjunct/support faculty; students; and alumni),
program types (e.g., Master’s level, non-traditional, including online and hybrid;
international; and I-O adjacent programs), and our practitioners in the field.
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