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Raymond A. Katzell Award in I-O Psychology

Piers SteelThis award recognizes a SIOP member whose research and expertise addresses a societal and workplace issue and has been instrumental in demonstrating the importance of I-O related work to the general public. The 2012 recipient is Piers Steel (University of Calgary), whose research on procrastination has gained significant public exposure in media outlets throughout the world. His article entitled “The Nature of Procrastination” and subsequent book, The Procrastination Equation, continue to receive extensive coverage in a wide range of publications including the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Toronto Globe and Mail, and Chicago Tribune as well as stories and mentions in other major international newspapers and magazines. His book identifies the major sources of procrastination as low self-confidence, task aversiveness, and impulsiveness. He also reaches the public with blogs that appear in Psychology Today. His science-based expertise on the inherent tendency of people to delay decisions is frequently sought by reporters and makes his work exemplary of the diversity of the I-O profession.


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