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What is I/O Psychology?

What exactly is I/O Psychology?

Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. Rigor and methods of psychology are applied to issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance, and work-life balance.

What do I/O Psychologists do?

Industrial and organizational psychologists direct consulting and executive search firms, work for leadership centers, corporations and companies as well as universities. And at this juncture in U.S. economic history, with highly qualified people–from the hourly wage earning ranks to executive boardrooms–being vital to business success, industrial and organizational psychologists are in a position to play major roles in aiding corporations and companies manage their workforces.

Learn more about I/O Psychology through free webinars provided by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology!