I-O Psychology Notes

I-O Psychology Notes - I/O Psychology 06/12/2009 17:49:00...

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Unformatted text preview: I/O Psychology 06/12/2009 17:49:00 Chapter 1 The history of I/O Psychology What is I/O Psychology? o Formal definition: Application of psychological principles and theories to the workplace o Casual Definition: The study of how people get along with each at work and are able to do their jobs effectively Industrial vs. Organizational o Industrial Psychology- Associated with job analysis, training, selection, and performance measurement o Organizational Psychology- Deals with motivation, work attitudes, leadership, and organizational development o Different from Business Degrees: Research, Quant Methods, Testing Factors affecting People in Orgs The Psychological Perspective The Training of I/O Psychologists o Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is the professional association with which I/O Psychologists affiliate o www.siop.org o Training approach uses the Scientist-Practitioner Model- I/O psychologists are both generators and consumers of knowledge o Training focuses on developing diverse competencies Competency- skills, abilities, and capabilities that allow people to effectively perform functions o Most I/O Psychologists have M.A.s or Ph.D.s 2-5 years of graduate training Culminating in piece of scholarly research Competencies of I/O Psychologists o Consulting and Business Skills o Ethical, Legal, and Professional Contexts of I/O Psychology o Fields of Psychology o History and Systems of Psychology o Research Methods o Statistical Methods/ Data-Analysis o Attitude Theory, Measurement, and Change o Career Development o Consumer Behavior o Criterion Theory and Development o Health Stress in Organizations o Human Performance/Human Factors o Individual Differences o Job Evaluation and Compensation o Job/Task Analysis o Judgement and Decision Making o Leadership and Management o Organizational Development o Organizational Theory o Performance Appraisal and Feedback o Personnel Recruitment, Selection, Placement and Classification o Small Group Theory and Team Processes o Training: Theory, Program Design, and Evaluation o Work Motivation What I/O Psychologists Do o Careers emphasize science and research or practice o 39% are professors employed by universities o 20% work in private organizations The Science and Practice of I/O Psychology o Primary areas for I/O work: Selection Training Organizational Development Performance Appraisal Quality of Work-life (Employee Attitudes) Human Factors The History of I/O o Pre WWI Walter Dill Scott Wundt student- talking in Chicago, 1901 Theory & Practice of Advertising , 1903 1915 Carnegie Tech Division of Applied Psychology established...
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