The Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychologist Analytical Essay by Nicky

The Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychologist
Looks at the wide range of work performed by industrial organization (I/0) psychologists.
# 148024 | 2,035 words | 7 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Aug 24, 2011 in Business (Human Resources) , Psychology (General) , Labor Studies (General)

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This paper explains that industrial organizational (I/O) psychology, a subdivision of psychology, is a combination of industrial psychology that focuses on people at work and organizational psychology that focuses on how workers function in an organization and how organization function in society. Next, the author reveals the history of I/O, the tasks of I/O psychologists and their required skills and where they work. The paper concludes that, in the future, I/O psychologists increasingly will collaborate with other scientists to establish new multidisciplinary approaches to solving problems and creating new and more efficient ways of doing things, such as job analysis.

Table of Contents:
Possibly...A Typical Day for an I/O Psychologist?
Titles and Tasks
Work Activities
Necessary Abilities
Where Do I/O Psychologists Work?
I/O Psychology Specialties
The Future of I/O

From the Paper:

"There are various jobs that you can choose to focus on. One particular job is that of providing training in the workplace. This job has been growing over the years since companies have the need to provide training about various topics. A typical day in which someone provides training can be very complicated. You might start out with brainstorming with a group of managers about a certain topic that they have been asked to teach, perhaps sexual harassment in the workplace. Or you might start the day by sitting in on a training session so that they can teach other people what you have learned."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Industrial psychology. (n.d.). Retrieved April 18, 2009, from
  • McCarthy, P. (2002). Brief outline of the history of I/O psychology. Retrieved April 16, 2009, from Middle Tennessee State University:
  • Morris, L. (2000). Careers in industrial organizational psychology. Retrieved April 15, 2009, from Westchester university department of education:
  • O-net. (2008). Summary report for industrial organizational psychologists. Retrieved April 15, 2009, from o-net online:
  • SIOP. (2006). What are siop and i/o psychologists? Retrieved April 15, 2009, from Society for industrial and organizational psychology:

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