SIOP recognizes John C. Scott with Humanitarian Award

John Scott, Ph.D., has been honored with the Humanitarian Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

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Bowling Green, Ohio February 13, 2019 – John Scott, Ph.D., has been honored with the Humanitarian Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

The annual award is given in recognition of a SIOP member who has made sustained, significant, and outstanding humanitarian contributions related to I-O psychology. Contributions can take many different forms, including: supporting humanitarian initiatives; promoting prosocial I-O psychology through work with international non-governmental organizations and multilateral agencies; contributing to theory and/or practice in the area of humanitarian work psychology focusing on social responsibility and reduction of human suffering through organizational actions; and contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through I-O psychology.

Dr. Scott has been a driving force in the pursuit, creation, and development of a partnership between SIOP and the United Nations over the past decade. Determined to serve the greater good, Dr. Scott navigated the UN processes and applications required to initiate the relationship. With SIOP’s Special Consultative Status, SIOP can now provide direct support to the United Nations, particularly its 17 Sustainable Development Goals which include eradicating poverty, hunger, and social inequalities through global efforts relating to increasing access to decent work and living wages. He was crucial to the development of the initial SIOP UN Team Charter and instrumental in the development of the UN team. A founding member of the Psychology Coalition at the United Nations (PCUN), he has authored and coauthored numerous articles and presentations on applying l-O expertise to UN mandates. His efforts and achievements have provided the means for SIOP members to engage directly in humanitarian efforts. (156)

John Scott will be presented with the award during the opening plenary of the 34th Annual SIOP Conference, held April 4-6 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington DC/National Harbor. Learn more about the conference here.

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About SIOP

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is an international professional organization with an annual membership of more than 10,000 industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologists. SIOP’s mission is to enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings by promoting the science, practice, and teaching of I-O psychology.

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