By Berrin Erdogan and Talya N. Bauer
What is Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology?
What Does an I/O Psychologist Do?
Careers in I/O Psychology
History of I/O Psychology
- Careers: Occupational information via O*Net\'s database containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors
- Organization: Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
- Organization: Alliance for Organizational Psychology (AOP)
- Organization: American Psychological Association (APA)
- Organization: Association for Psychological Science (APS)
- Organization: European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
- Organization: International Association for Applied Psychology (IAAP)
- Training: For more about graduate training programs in I/O psychology and related fields
- Video: An introduction to I/O Psychology produced by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
- Hawthorne Effect
- An effect in which individuals change or improve some facet of their behavior as a result of their awareness of being observed.
- Hawthorne Studies
- A series of well-known studies conducted under the leadership of Harvard University researchers, which changed the perspective of scholars and practitioners about the role of human psychology in relation to work behavior.
- Industrial/Organizational psychology
- Scientific study of behavior in organizational settings and the application of psychology to understand work behavior.
- A vast database of occupational information containing data on hundreds of jobs.
- Scientist-practitioner model
- The dual focus of I/O psychology, which entails practical questions motivating scientific inquiry to generate knowledge about the work-person interface and the practitioner side applying this scientific knowledge to organizational problems.
- Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
- A professional organization bringing together academics and practitioners who work in I/O psychology and related areas. It is Division 14 of the American Psychological Association (APA).
- Work and organizational psychology
- Preferred name for I/O psychology in Europe.