Program Learning Outcomes

Goal 1:    Students of the program will acquire a base of knowledge about the principles of psychology as they are applied to industrial and organizational settings.

Objective 1a: Students will learn core psychological competencies including:

    1. History of I/O Psychology and its integration into the broader discipline
    2. Related fields of psychology (i.e. social psychology, personality psychology, psychometrics, motivation, learning theory).

Objective 1b: Students will learn core I/O competencies including:

    1. Ethical, legal and professional issues
    2. Measurement of individual differences
    3. Criterion theory and development
    4. Job and task analysis
    5. Employee selection
    6. Performance appraisal and feedback
    7. Training and development
    8. Work motivation
    9. Attitude theory
    10. Organization theory
    11. Organizational development.

Objective 1c:  Students will learn data collection and analysis skills including:

    1. Research methods (i.e. methods, procedures, and techniques used to conduct empirical research in I/O psychology)
    2. Statistical methods (i.e. techniques used in the analysis of data generated by empirical research).


Goal 2:    Students of the program will acquire a base of knowledge about the practice of I/O psychology by applying the concepts of I/O psychology to the functioning of organizations.

Objective 2a: Students will perform professional activities related to I/O Psychology including, but not limited to:

    1. Administering employee surveys
    2. Evaluating organizational interventions
    3. Conducting job analyses
    4. Creating selection tests
    5. Developing performance management systems