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Unformatted text preview: Ch.1: introduction: definitions and history 11/01/2009 13:49:00 What is Industrial/ Organizational Psychology? Psychology: scientific study of behavior and mental processes I/O psychology: studies human behaviors in the work settings and the application of psych principles to change work behavior Basic personnel functions: recruitment, how employees are trained, measurement of employee performance Psychological processes underlying work behavior; motivation and feelings Group processes in the work place Conditions of work The Science and Practice of Industrial/Organizational Psychology Conduct research in an effort to increase our knowledge and understanding of human work behavior Apply knowledge to improve work behavior and the psychological conditions of workers Application of psychological principles and knowledge gleaned from psychological research to work...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2011 for the course PSYCH 260 taught by Professor Akutsu during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Winter '08
- Organizational Psychology