Here are the key areas within I/O Psychology:

  • Job performance
  • Job analysis/competency modeling
  • Personnel recruitment and selection
  • Turnover and retention
  • Educational selection and assessment of students
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Performance appraisal/management
  • Individual assessment (KSOAs: knowledge, skills, and ability testing, personality assessment, work sample tests, assessment centers)
  • Psychometrics
  • Compensation
  • Training: design and evaluation
  • Employment law
  • Work motivation
  • Job attitudes (e.g., job satisfaction, commitment, organizational citizenship, and retaliation)
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Work/life balance
  • Human factors and decision making
  • Organizational culture/climate
  • Organizational surveys
  • Leadership and executive coaching
  • Ethics
  • Diversity
  • Job design
  • Human resources
  • Organizational development (OD)
  • Organizational Research Methods
  • Technology
  • Group performance
  • Team composition

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