Industrial/Organizational Psychology

What is Industrial-Organizational Psychology?

Industrial-organizational psychology is an applied field that investigates ways in which to make organizations more efficient, especially through evaluating employee performance and mental well-being.

Related Courses in the Psychology Department

PSY 365: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Introduction to concepts and application of psychology in the workplace as it relates to organizational effectiveness. Industrial psychology focuses on human resource functions such as appraising, selecting, and placing workers. Organizational psychology focuses on psychological processes such as employee attitudes, behaviors, emotions, health, motivation, and well-being.

PSY 427: Personnel Selection and Evaluation

Prediction and evaluation of job performance (with emphasis on reliability and validity), job analysis and criteria development, varieties of selection procedures, including aptitude and achievement measures, personality and motivation measures, interviews and application forms. Effects of government regulation and societal values on selection and evaluation.