The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology's guidelines for education and training: An executive summary of the 2016/2017 revision

Jennifer Lee Gibson, Stephanie C. Payne, Whitney Botsford Morgan, Joseph A. Allen

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The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP, Division 14 of the American Psychological Association [APA]) maintains Guidelines for Education and Training to provide guidance for the training of industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologists. The 2016/2017 revision combines separate documents for master's- and doctoral-level training into one document, because the competencies required for each degree are not very different. Instead, the degrees differ in breadth and depth. The updated Guidelines were approved as APA policy in August 2017. In this article, we briefly review the revision process and highlight the updates made in the latest version of the Guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)678-682
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 2018



  • Education
  • Graduate education and training
  • I-O psychology
  • SIOP
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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