The application of psychological theories and principles to understand how people behave in the workplace and to improve workers’ productivity and well-being.
According to the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP), industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology is “the scientific study of the workplace.” Industrial psychology, historically what was termed personnel psychology, focuses on the assessment, measurement, and selection of people into jobs and how to evaluate and provide feedback about their performance. This course will cover key topics in industrial psychology, including job analysis, selection, performance measurement/appraisal, and training. We will also discuss organizational development as a process for modifying the work environment to incorporate selection, performance management, and training programs.
PSY 250 (Research Methods in Psychology); STAT 301 (Introduction to Statistical Methods) or STAT 311 (Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I); Concurrent registration in; PSY 441 (Industrial Psychology Laboratory)