Becoming an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

1st Edition

Dennis Doverspike, Catalina Flores

Routledge
February 5, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 160 Pages
ISBN 9781138480698 - CAT# K348792

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Summary

So you want to be an Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychologist? You may have heard that it is one of the fields of the future, fast-growing, and a highly sought-after profession. But what is Industrial-Organizational Psychology? What does an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist do? Answering these questions and many more, Becoming an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist is the perfect introduction, providing an expert overview of careers in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, the study of human behavior in the workplace.

 

Part I of the book discusses what I-O Psychology is and what I-O Psychologists do, including the history of the field, research areas, and job types and titles. Part II discusses the undergraduate years, including how to make oneself competitive for graduate school, and going through the process of identifying graduate programs, applying, and deciding on the right program. Part III focuses on the graduate years, including advice on success in a graduate program and in internships, as well as additional issues like licensure and transitioning from other careers. Finally, Part IV discusses how to find a job and begin a career in the various sectors of I-O Psychology: academic, consulting, industry, and government.

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