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Work in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Frank J. Landy, SHL North America
Jeffrey M. Conte, San Diego State University

ISBN: 0072830220
Copyright year: 2004

About the Authors

Frank J. Landy is a Professor Emeritus in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Penn State University. He has also been a Visiting Lecturer or Researcher at Stanford University, The University of California at Berkeley, Stockholm University, Gothenburg University, Cluj-Napoca University (Romania) and Ljubljana University (Slovenia). He received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University. He has served as an Editor of various I-O psychology journals as well as President of SIOP. His career has been divided among research, teaching, text and journal writing, and consulting. Frank’s research has been funded by federal agencies including the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Department of Agriculture. He has received numerous awards and national recognition for his research on I-O psychology topics. Frank is also a much-sought-after expert witness in State and Federal cases that involve charges of race, gender and age discrimination as well as human factors issues such as product warning signs and labels, accidents, and product defects. He currently directs the Litigation Support Division of SHL, an international assessment and consulting firm. In his capacity as an expert witness, he has been retained by the Department of Justice, EEOC, and many private employers and has also been part of policy level groups responsible for drafting, revising, and interpreting Federal statutes (Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Civil Rights Act of 1991) as well as professional guidelines on fair employment (SIOP Principles and APA Standards). He remains active in the employment and human factors litigation arena today.

Jeffrey M. Conte is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Penn State University. He teaches courses in introductory I-O psychology, advanced personnel psychology, and psychological testing and measurement. His research interests include personnel selection, personality predictors of job performance, time management, and the factors associated with health and stress in the workplace. Jeff also has interests in cross-cultural research and has conducted research in organizations across the United States as well as in Canada and France. Jeff’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. He has published in and provided reviews for many I-O psychology and management journals. Jeff has worked with a variety of organizations addressing such issues as human resource selection, performance appraisal, stress, training evaluation, and organizational factors related to safety. His research and practice has included a wide variety of occupations including lawyers, engineers, firefighters, police officers, and public transportation drivers.

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