I/O Psychology Paper

788 Words Dec 29th, 2011 4 Pages
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Pamela Groves
PSY/435
January 7, 2012
Frank Del Grosso Jr.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology
The paper will examine the evolution of the field of industrial/organizational psychology, and how industrial/organizational psychology is different from other disciplines in psychology. Industrial/organization psychology can be used in organizations and it focuses on the employees performance and how to make it better. The report will include the role of research and statistics in I/O psychology. The evolution of I/O psychology started in the twentieth century.
Industrial and organizational psychology states; “I/O psychology is a twentieth century invention, with roots in the late 1800s and early
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Industrial/Organization psychology differs from general psychology. Industrial/organizational psychology states; “It is a diverse field concerned with the human side of organizations.” The difference is industrial and organizational psychology is this discipline that deals with the scientific study of employees at the workplace, where as other disciplines in psychology deals with the individual in the environment associated with daily living, in other words ‘life’.
Industrial/organization psychology can be used in organizations to make sure the business production and people at work are efficient. Industrial and organizational psychology states; “The organizational side is concerned with understanding the behavior of people on the job and protecting their health, safety, and well-being.” I/O psychologists can create a new training program to better the work performance on the job. They will analyze and will suggest the new training program for the new employees. Industrial and organizational psychology states; “I/O psychology is a science because the methods used to expand knowledge of organizational phenomena are scientific methods.”
The role of research and statistics in industrial/organizational psychology is detrimental in the success of an organization or industry. To define the purpose of the study, each scientific study