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:
- History of I/O Psychology and its integration into the broader discipline
- Related fields of psychology (i.e. social psychology, personality psychology, psychometrics, motivation, learning theory).
Objective 1b: Students will learn core I/O competencies including:
- Ethical, legal and professional issues
- Measurement of individual differences
- Criterion theory and development
- Job and task analysis
- Employee selection
- Performance appraisal and feedback
- Training and development
- Work motivation
- Attitude theory
- Organization theory
- Organizational development.
Objective 1c: Students will learn data collection and analysis skills including:
- Research methods (i.e. methods, procedures, and techniques used to conduct empirical research in I/O psychology)
- 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:
- Administering employee surveys
- Evaluating organizational interventions
- Conducting job analyses
- Creating selection tests
- Developing performance management systems