Industrial-Organizational Psychology

What is Industrial-Organizational Psychology?

Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is the research and application of different aspects of human thought, motivation, and behavior in the workplace.

I-O psychology predates psychology's official birthdate in 1879. Here are some examples of pre-psychology I-O psychologists:

Why Is Industrial-Organizational Psychology Important?

Industrial-organizational psychology helps organizations:

  1. Increase profitability
  2. Recruit and select employees
  3. Identify and development leaders
  4. Improve operational efficiency
  5. Train and develop their workforces
  6. Improve employee morale