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Application of the concepts and methods of experimental, clinical, and social psychology to the workplace. I-O psychologists are concerned with such matters as personnel evaluation and placement, job analysis, worker-management relations (including morale and job satisfaction), workforce training and development (including leadership training), and productivity improvement. They may work closely with business managers, industrial engineers, and human-resources professionals.
Variants of INDUSTRIAL-ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
industrial-organizational psychology or I-O psychology
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