Professor Silvia Bonaccio is the new Chair of the executive committee of the Canadian Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (CSIOP). The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology is an official section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). Members consist of faculty from both Psychology departments and Business schools, consultants from various organizations, and students from numerous universities.
Professor Bonaccio earned a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University. She also holds a M.Sc. from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business and a B.A. in Psychology from McGill University. Professor Bonaccio is an expert on advice giving and taking during decision-making. Her research focuses on the factors that promote positive advising interactions, such as characteristics of advisors, decision-makers, and the framing of advice. She also studies the consequences of taking (or not taking) advice. Her other research interests lie in the investigation of individual differences commonly used in employee selection. She is specifically interested in whether and, if so, how non-cognitive individual differences (e.g., personality, test anxiety, emotions) influence the assessment process and outcomes. She has previously served as the Organizational Behaviour Division Chair, Program Chair and Academic Reviewer for the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.