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1 Introduction to I/O Psychology
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Class Requirements Syllabus is on eee Powerpoints on eee Three exams (best two out of three) GROUP PROJECT!!!!!! General course issues Who should take this course Add/Drop issues
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What is I/O Psychology? A branch of psychology that applies the principles of psychology to the workplace (Aamodt, 2004) The specialty area within the broad field of psychology that studies human behavior in work settings (Riggio, 2000) Industrial-organizational psychologists are able to apply psychological theories to explain and enhance the effectiveness of human behavior in the workplace (Canadian Psychological Association)
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Fields of I/O Psychology Personnel Psychology Organizational Psychology Training and Development Human Factors/Ergonomics
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I/O Psychology What to I/O Psychologists do? Why do we care? What are some applications of I/O psych that would affect you? Where might you work? What will this class study? Internal vs. external consultants
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Employment Settings of I/O Psychologists Employment Setting Highest Degree M.A. a Ph.D. b Education 0.8 36.4 Private sector 36.7 23.2 Public sector 25.0 6.3 Consulting 27.5 31.9 Other 10.0 2.2 a Gonder & Walker (2000) b Katkowski & Medsker (2001)
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Difference Between I/O and MBA Programs Typical I/O Courses Typical MBA Courses Statistics Statistics Experimental methodology Business research Psychometric theory Organizational behavior Employee selection and placement Administrative policy Organizational psychology Managerial economics Employee training and development Financial management Performance appraisal Marketing management Job analysis Managerial accounting
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I/O Graduate Programs Characteristic Degree M.A. Ph.D. Average GRE Score 1,084 1,237 Average GPA 3.41 3.58 Years to complete 2 5 Internship Yes Yes Dissertation No Yes
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Why Should I Care About Research? Answering questions and making decisions We encounter research every day Common sense is often wrong
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How Do I Know What to Research? Ideas Hypotheses - well thought-out suggestions or ideas Theories - systematic sets of assumptions regarding the nature and cause of particular events
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Idea Hypothesis Theory It seems that people don’t work as hard in a group as when they are alone When pulling on a rope, a person working by himself will exert more force than a person working in a group 1. Sucker effect 2. Free-rider 3. Individual effort will not be noticed Social Loafing Example
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Idea Hypothesis Theory Does all this noise affect my employees’ performance? High levels of noise will increase the number of errors made in assembling electronic components Noise causes a distraction making it difficult to concentrate Noise Example
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Idea Hypothesis Theory What employee recruitment source is best? Employee
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