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People and Work in Canada: Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 1st Edition

By Victor Catano, Arla Day, E. Kevin Kelloway
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504 pages
ISBN-10: 0176501819
ISBN-13: 9780176501815
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 1st

People and Work in Canada is the first Canadian text for the Industrial and Organizational Psychology course. Its groundbreaking coverage includes the standards put forth by the Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (CSIOP). The outstanding author team tackles both traditional and emergent topics in this ever-changing field. Along with reflecting the reality of the Canadian workplace, such as the prominence of unions and the impact of multiculturalism, People and Work in Canada includes relevant HR legislation, prominent Canadian psychological researchers in the field, as well as numerous profiles and best practices of Canadian companies and individuals.


  • Includes the CSIOP's key competencies
  • Covers emergent topics like safety and health promotion, counterproductive work behaviors (e.g., workplace bullying), occupational health psychology, issues related to unionization, and positive organizational scholarship
  • Canadian practitioners/companies best practices are featured in "Evidence-Based Practice" boxes
  • Great Canadian contributions to the I/O literature in the areas of employment interview, work motivation, unionization, commitment, leadership, work-family conflict, absenteeism, and counterproductive behaviors.
  • Covers current legislation and court decisions pertaining to distinct issues like human rights, and the coverage of recruitment and selection
  • End of chapter material designed to assist student learning, includes a Summary, Key Terms with page references to where the terms and definitions appear in the chapter, Web Links, Discussion Questions, Using the Internet Exercises, Case (in 1 chapter there are 2 cases) and Case Discussion Questions
  • The website ( contains flashcards, the glossary, and other useful resources for students.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Chapter 2: Scientific Methods
  • Chapter 3: Job Analysis and Competency Models
  • Chapter 4: Recruitment, Selection, and Decision-Making
  • Chapter 5: Performance Management
  • Chapter 6: Training
  • Chapter 7: Groups and Teams in Organizations
  • Chapter 8: Job & Organizational Attitudes, Affect, and Behaviours
  • Chapter 9: Motivation
  • Chapter 10: Leadership
  • Chapter 11: Counterproductive Behaviour
  • Chapter 12: Occupational Health Psychology
  • Chapter 13: Unionization
  • Chapter 14: Positive Organizational Psychology

Author Information

Victor Catano

Dr. Vic Catano is an industrial/organizational psychologist, interested in personnel selection, assessment and Industrial relations. He is the first author of Nelson's Recruitment and Selection in Canada, the leading text in this area. In recognition of his contributions to the science and practice of psychology in Canada, he was elected a Fellow by the Canadian Psychological Association, and an Honorary Member by Canadian Forces Personnel Selection Officers Association. He was recently awarded the Canadian Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training and the Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology's award for Distinguished Contributions to Industrial and Organizational Psychology. His consulting clients include the Canadian Forces, RCMP, Nova Scotia Nurses Union, Capital District Health Authority, and Cape Breton District Health Authority.

Arla Day

Dr. Arla Day is the Canada Research Chair and Professor in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary's University, and she conducts research on employee and workplace health, job stress, work–life balance, and work interventions. She has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. Dr. Day is a founding member of two research and community outreach centres (the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and the Centre for Leadership Excellence), and she chairs the Nova Scotia Psychological Healthy Workplace Program committee.