Chp 1 Intro - Discussion What is your major? What do you...

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Discussion What is your major? What do you plan to do with your major? Why do we work? What determines job performance? 1
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What is I/O Psychology? Psychology: Study of behavior and mental processes I/O Psychology: Branch of psychology is concerned with the study of behavior in work settings and the application of psychology principles to change work behavior I/O Psychologists are scientist-practitioners Dual Focus Efficiency/productivity of organizations Health/well-being of employees 2
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Fields of I/O Psychology: Six General Sub-Fields Performance Appraisal Organizational Development Quality of Work life Ergonomics
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Employment Settings of I/O Psychologists Employment Setting Highest Degree M.A. Ph.D. Education/University 0.8 40.0 Private sector/Business 44.0 23.3 Public sector/ Government 10.5 8.2 Consulting 37.3 25.0 Other 7.4 3.5 4 Medsker, Katkowski & Furr (2005)
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