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    Industrial and organisational psychology

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    Industrial and organisational (I/0) psychology is concerned with people’s work-related values, attitudes and behaviours, and how these are influenced by the conditions in which they work. I/O psychologists contribute to both the effectiveness of organisations (e.g. improving productivity) and the health and well-being of people working within organisations. The field is related to other disciplines, such as organisational behaviour and human resource management, and also has close links with other sub-disciplines within psychology, especially social psychology and some aspects of human experimental psychology (e.g. cognition)

    The career experiences of industrial and organisational psychology graduates

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    A survey of 53 graduates of industrial and organizational psychology masters programs, from the four universities in New Zealand offering such programs (Auckland, Canterbury, Massey, Waikato), was conducted to explore their early career experiences. The survey confirms that industrial and organizational psychology graduates are reasonably successful in establishing careers within the discipline with most graduates working in related fields. Recommendations for students pursuing careers and universities offering such programs are suggested. The information derived from this study is potentially of benefit to future graduates and others who may be considering a career in the field of industrial and organizational psychology, and to the convenors of the respective university programs

    Behavioral industrial organization, firm strategy, and consumer economics

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    The field of behavioral economics is one of the fastest-growing fields in economics in recent years. Not long ago this was a small field, but over the last decade or so, the field gained more recognition, and today it seems clear that psychological motivations and biases affect economic behavior in many important ways. Insights from psychology were incorporated in several areas of economics. This paper offers a short review of the application of behavioral economics to industrial organization, which can be denoted “behavioral industrial organization,” and on the relationship between behavioral industrial organization, firm strategy, and consumer economics.industrial organization; behavioral economics; strategy; firm strategy; business strategy; economic psychology; behavioral industrial organization; consumer behavior; consumer economics

    Industrial Psychology

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    Exam paper for second semester 201

    Leading by Example: Coaches’ Perspectives of the Nonverbal Leaders on Sport Teams

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    Within the last century, scholars in sociology and psychology have begun to research roles in society. In recent decades, industrial/organizational psychology research sparked an interest in informal roles, and now sport psychology is beginning to adopt that investigation of informal roles as they appear on sport teams. Current research is sparse, but some early work has determined several informal roles, and one of these has been individually investigated. The purpose of this study was to contribute to the expansion of knowledge concerning individual informal roles by investigating collegiate coaches’ perspectives of a second role: the nonverbal leader. Analysis revealed ideas that coaches shared about the characteristics, emergence, consequences, and management of nonverbal leaders on sport teams

    Experiential Learning in Industrial/Organizational Psychology: A Case Study

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    Experiential learning is considered a powerful tool for learning in college. Community-based research is one type of experiential learning that has been used to learn research skills in a variety of social science disciplines. The current case study was conducted as an experiential learning research project. A team of six students and a professor from a small Midwestern college conducted community-based research with a large agribusiness company headquartered near the college. The goal of the project was to create an effective employee-selection process for this firm and to provide an effective learning experience for students. This included development of a situational judgment test, cognitive ability testing, and personality assessment. The article focuses on steps taken to organize a community- based research project, the steps required to develop an effective selection process, and an evaluation of the experience from students, the community partners, and faculty

    Die noodsaaklikheid vir ’n vak-filosofiese ueskouing van die bedryfsielkunde*

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    The objective of this paper is to outline the necessity for a subject philosophical basis for Industrial Psychology. The paper offers a number of examples of issues which might effect a shift of interest from everyday practice of science to the essential nature of Industrial Psychology as a subject discipline - that is, ultimately, a subject philosophical grounding of Industrial Psychology. The issues that are raised therefore do touch, to a greater or a lesser extent, on the presuppositions on which the subject Industrial Psychology rests

    I-O Psychology in Aotearoa, New Zealand: A world away?

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    Industrial-organizational psychology has had a fairly long history in this country, dating back to around the 1920s (Jamieson & Paterson, 1993). To a large extent the field developed initially within universities, although the focus of I-O psychologists’ activities in this country has always been very applied. Inclusion of I-O psychology in university curricula originally started at the University of Canterbury (in the south island) and then Massey University (in the north island); now two other universities (University of Auckland and University of Waikato, both in the north island) also provide training programs in the field. There are about a dozen academics in psychology departments who would consider themselves to be I-O psychologists, and a small handful in management or HRM departments. Clearly the number of academics specializing in this field is very small. Although this poses challenges for the development of I-O psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand, at the same time it helps communication among us

    The Aftermath for Psychology Students: Questionnaire Administered to SJSU Alumni

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    Psychology is an interesting field that attempts to understand human behavior, and many pursue it to help others (Haselhuhn & Clopton, 2008). This field of study leads to many opportunities which is an advantage of the field but can also be a disadvantage. If psychology students want to pursue a graduate degree, they need to consider which subfield they will specialize in. There are a variety of sub-disciplines in the psychology field: clinical, counseling, industrial organization, experimental/research, neuroscience, cognition, forensic, etc. (Feist, 2006). The disadvantage is that if students do not know what to specialize in, it might feel daunting to explore all the options. There is also a disadvantage for students who do not want to pursue a graduate degree; Pinkus and Korn (1973) argued that there is no clear path for students with a bachelor’s in psychology. Due to this mystery in psychology students’ career opportunities, the purpose of this research is to investigate San Jose State University psychology alumni’s current occupations, salaries, and how graduate school affected their incomes. This analysis and interpretation of archival data will be used to convey different career opportunities in psychology to students at San Jose State University (SJSU). This analysis has the potential to help other students have a broader understanding of the paths they may choose in this field

    Industrial Psychology 1B

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    Exam paper for second semester 201
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