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Industrial and Organizational Psychology Information

I-O Activities

The field of I-O psychology's the scientific study of the workplace. Rigor and methods of psychology are applied to issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance, and work-life balance. I-O psychologists are versatile behavioral scientists specializing in human behavior in the work place. I-O psychologists are scientists who derive principles of individual, group, and organizational behavior through research, consultants and staff psychologists who develop scientific knowledge and apply it to the solution of problems at work, and teachers who train in the research and application of I-O psychology. I-O psychologists work with organizations in a variety of areas such as selection and placement, training and development, organizational development and change, performance measurement and evaluation, quality of worklife, consumer psychology, and engineering psychology.

Graduate students pursuing training in I-O psychology at The University of Memphis are exposed to the core areas of the field and statistical and methodological techniques through class work and research opportunities. In addition, students who would like to pursue applied experiences are encouraged to do so following completion of their thesis. Students are strongly encouraged to take relevant courses through the Department of Management in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics as well as those offered in the Department of Psychology. They are also provided opportunities to engage in research with faculty in both Psychology and in Management.

We can be found in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology's list of training programs and in the list of graduate programs published by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.

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