Archive for the ‘Organizational Psychology’ Category

Understanding Human Behavior in Workplace – The 7 Personalities

It’s funny how the workplace can become a hodge-podge of personalities. While it is interesting to have all the different personalities interact with each other on a daily basis, these could sometimes lead to conflicts. It is only a matter of time until one person snaps at another and before a critical meltdown affect the entire organization. Before that happens, it is important that you are equipped with the necessary tools to identify, respond and resolve the problems that come with each type of workplace behavior. In general, there are seven profiles that you should be aware of. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Industrial/Organizational Psychology?

Industrial Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Work Psychology, Personnel Psychology, I-O Psychology Whatever you call it, it’s the same field that studies and promotes the study of organizations at the workplace.

Originally described by Robert M. Guion, one of the pioneers of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, as the relationship between man and his work, this field has now evolved into a sophisticated science that studies anything from decision-making in relation to one’s work and work environment to job analysis and performance. Today, Industrial-Organization Psychology has branched out into many different fields, all relating to promoting the understanding of the direct relationship between workplace environment, the worker and his output. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Get a Degree in Work and Organizational Psychology?

The kind of psychology applied to companies or organizations and in the workplace is called organizational psychology. It is known by many other names such as work psychology, occupational psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, and personnel psychology. Organizational psychologists help in the success of an organization by enhancing the well-being and work performance of its people or employees. These psychologists do a lot of research to find out how they can improve the attitude and behavior of employees by means of training programs, hiring practices, and feedback systems.

Organizational psychology has its roots in social psychology. This is why psychologists in such field study how work environment affects peopleĆ­s performance and other outcomes like health and job satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »