Industrial-Organizational Psychology develops, extends, and applies psychological principles, data, and methodology in manufacturing, commercial, industrial, governmental, and other work-oriented organizations. In general, industrial/organizational psychologists are interested in behavioral issues associated with “work” and concentrate on the following two specialties. Industrial psychology focuses on traditional psychological problems of work settings (e.g., personnel selection, performance evaluation, training, psychometric theory and job satisfaction). Organizational psychology focuses on individual behavior as it is influenced by the organizational setting (e.g., applied social psychology, motivation, and social cognition and decision processes, job design and technology).
The program aims to prepare students for academic and research positions in psychology departments, business schools, personnel research/human resource management departments of industrial and governmental organizations, consulting firms, and research institutes. Students in the Industrial-Organizational psychology program build a firm foundation in research methodology, statistics, and several basic areas of psychology related to their interests and objectives.
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