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.