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SMU Professor David Chan receives inaugural prestigious award of Scientist-Practitioner Presidential Recognition from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

5 Mar 2019

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) has conferred the inaugural prestigious award of Scientist-Practitioner Presidential Recognition to Professor David Chan, Director of the Behavioural Sciences Institute and Professor of Psychology of the Singapore Management University (SMU) for his outstanding contributions in the combined science and practice in the field of industrial and organisational psychology. Professor Chan will be receiving the award at the Annual SIOP conference to be held next month in Washington, DC, United States.

The SIOP, which has more than 10,000 members, is the largest organisation of industrial and organisational psychologists worldwide. It is devoted to the scientific study of working and the application of that science to workplace issues facing individuals, teams, and organisations.

The Scientist-Practitioner Presidential Recognition award is an honour bestowed upon individuals whose works have made outstanding contributions and impact on both the science and the practice of industrial and organisational psychology, affecting the creation and dissemination of knowledge as well as workers and work practices in organisations. As stated by the SIOP, the award is a recognition of the individual’s world-class stature in both the practitioner and scientific communities as demonstrated by notable contributions to both, with

  • “a history of conducting research in applied settings that has led to the creation of knowledge”;
  • “a pattern of aligning the interests of the practice and research communities with each other through practice, research, writing, and behaviour and thus modeling the scientist-practitioner model”; and
  • “a noteworthy pattern of disseminating knowledge about methods, procedures and practices through presentations and publications in a variety of outlets.”

Professor Chan is internationally known for his scientific and practice contributions in research methods, personnel selection and individual adaptability, as well as in many fields beyond industrial and organisational psychology, including personality and social psychology, particularly in his research on individual differences and social attitudes and how individuals make judgments and adapt to various changes across diverse situations.

Last updated on 06 Mar 2019 .