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Select International Co-Founder to be Featured in I/O Psychology Textbook

- Dr. Matthew O'Connell to be featured in Practitioner Forum on Prediction -

Pittsburgh, March 13, 2012 - Dr. Matthew O’Connell, Executive Vice President and Co-founder of Select International, has been asked to contribute to Dr. Paul Levy’s upcoming edition of Industrial Organizational Psychology: Understanding the Workplace.

One of the leading textbooks used to introduce psychology students to Industrial Organizational Psychology (I/O), it features descriptions of I/O practitioners in real-world environments.  Dr. O’Connell will be sharing his insight and experience in the 4th edition of the book and will be featured in the chapter on “Predictors”.

This student-friendly textbook, written by renowned researcher Paul Levy, is unique in its emphasis on how I/O psychologists are trained, its social/contextual approach to performance appraisal and the strength of its pedagogy, including “practitioner forums.”  Dr. Levy’s books have been well received by reviewers for their applied approach and for the author’s personal, direct and casual tone, which sets them apart in the field.

OConnell“I’m honored to be asked to contribute to Professor Levy’s book,” Dr. O’Connell said.  “I’ve known Paul for more than 20 years and respect him as an educator, a researcher and a colleague.  Being able to contribute to the higher education of students who read this book is an honor and a great opportunity.”

Executive Vice President and Co-founder of Select International, Dr. O’Connell is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and is actively involved in applied research.  He is a frequent presenter at professional conferences and is the author or co-author of more than 100 articles or book chapters on employee assessment and selection, leadership and work teams.  Dr. O’Connell is a national Best Paper award winner for the Academy of Management and is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Inc. (SIOP).

 

About Select International

Select International develops employee assessments and hiring systems to help organizations identify, select and develop a strong, productive workforce.  The company's employee selection and development solutions include pre employment assessments, executive assessment, online interview training, manufacturing assessment tests, healthcare hiring assessments, customer service assessment tests, and tools to help organizations hire safe workers.  Select International works closely with its clients to improve hiring at all levels, and across all industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, customer service, energy, retail, transportation and logistics, and distribution.

Select International is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, and maintains offices throughout North America and around the globe.  For more information on Select International, call 1-800-786-8595 or visit http://www.selectinternational.com.

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