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Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology focuses on the application of psychological principles to the world of work and organizations. Related to both Organizational Behavior and Personnel Psychology, researchers and practitioners based in I/O Psychology investigate the social, individual, or situational determinants of a myriad of outcomes such as motivation, satisfaction, or stress in the workplace. More broadly, I/O psychologists may also study the interplay of society, government, and organizational entities, and how each might contribute to worker well-being and fair treatment. Due to the idiosyncratic nature of organizations, along with the diverse issues workers face, the study of I/O psychology involves the use of sophisticated methodology or statistical techniques, and might include topics ranging from how personality influences job attitudes to the best way to educate public health workers for emergency situations.

Industrial/Organizational Faculty

Chris Warren Ph.D. (Associate Professor)

David Whitney Ph.D. (Professor)