Module 37: Motivation at Work Flow: a completely involved, focused state of consciousness, with diminished awareness of self and time, resulting from optimal engagement of one’s skills. Industrial-organizational (I/O) psychology: the application of psychological concepts and methods to optimizing human behaviour in workplaces. 3 Subfields… 1. Personnel psychology: applies psychology’s methods and principles to employee recruitment, selection, placement, training, evaluation, and development – math people with jobs 2. Organizational psychology: examines how work environments and management styles influence worker motivation, satisfaction, and productivity – modify jobs and supervision to boost morale and productivity 3. Human factors (Engineering) psychology: explores how machines and environments can be optimally designed to fit human abilities. Personnel Psychology Personnel psychologists work with organizations to devise selection methods (such as structured interviews) for new employees, to recruit and evaluate applicants, and to
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