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Raymond A. Katzell Award in I-O Psychology

This award is designed to recognize a SIOP member who, in a major way, has shown to the general public the importance of work done by I-O psychology for addressing social issues, that is, research that makes a difference for people.

The award recipient will receive $3,000.

Raymond A. Katzell was always a strong proponent of the scientist-practitioner model in I-O psychology. His primary research foci during his 27 years on the faculty at New York University were motivation and job satisfaction, the effectiveness of productivity enhancement interventions, and discrimination in employment testing. He was a president of SIOP, a fellow of SIOP, APA, and APS, editor of SIOP’s Frontiers of I-O Psychology series, and winner of SIOP’s Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award. His widow, Kitty Katzell, also a SIOP Fellow, established this award in his memory.

Evaluation Criteria

The Katzell Award Committee will select a SIOP professional member based on the following criteria:

  1. The awardee(s) must be a member of SIOP, preferably with a degree in psychology.
  2. The work shown to the general public must be research based, and its application clearly demonstrated.
  3. The work must have an impact on society’s well-being: for example, making work organizations better places to work, more satisfying to workers, more efficient, or creating a service that is beneficial to the public.
  4. The demonstration to the public must be widespread, reaching a substantial part of the public.
  5. If the creators of the work and those who publicized it were not the same, the creators would be the awardee(s).  An exception would be the creation of a book, film, or other publication that summarized and popularized a significant body of research and application.  In that instance, the creator(s) of that publication would be the awardee(s).

Required Documentation

Nominations for the Katzell Award must include:

  1. Letter of nomination
  2. Copies of the publication and documentation of the breadth of distribution
  3. Supporting statement/documentation for the evaluation criteria stated above. If available, include quantitative data which demonstrates the level of impact. (e.g., Best seller list, Twitter followers, Facebook Likes, YouTube views, etc.) 
  4. For multimedia publications (e.g., video), where video or audio copy is available through the Internet, the Web site where the publication can be viewed should be submitted with the nomination.

To see the past award winners, click HERE.

Updated: 17 October 2018