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PSYC 245 Lecture 1 Notes

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These notes cover what we went over on the first day of class and material that will most likely be on our next exam.
Industrial Organizational Psychology
Angela Lee
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industrial, organizational, Psychology




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sara on Monday August 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 245 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign taught by Angela Lee in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 32 views. For similar materials see Industrial Organizational Psychology in Psychology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Industrial Organizational Psychology Announcements: Today in class we went over an introduction, the syllabus and an overview of I/O psychology. The class will have 3 in class exams that are multiple choice and are not cumulative. She will drop the lowest one so really only two of them count towards your overall grade. There will be a couple writing assignments and you can sign up for extra credit through this website: and then you type in your net ID and password. It will give you a pre-screening page and after you fill that out you can see what studies are available by clicking on the green button. I-Clickers are important in class participation and you have to attend at least 90% of the days to receive the full 50 points of credit. The schedule for the class and what topics we will be covering is located on the last page of the syllabus. What is Industrial Organizational Psychology? Work gives us meaning. If you were to get enough money to live as comfortably as you like for the rest of your life, would you: a. Continue to work? b. Stop working? Since 1973, over 70% chose working! Working provides: This could potentially be a test question where it might say, “What does working provide?” And the answer could be one of the following or it could give you a bunch of answers and you have to select the one that does not belong. 1. Source of identity 2. Source of relationships outside of family 3. Source of autonomy 4. Source of income and security 5. Provides opportunities to develop skills and creativity 6. Gives other activities (e.g., leisure time) meaning Effects of unemployment: Unemployment has been linked to idleness and despair. People suffer with mental health issues and it may often be linked to suicide. Working takes up most of our lives. Greater devotion of time and energy given to work than to any other waking activity. Work is defining characteristics of the way people gauge their value to society, their family, and themselves. Defining I/O Psychology: Psychology: scientific study of thinking, feeling, and behavior I/O psychology: application of psychological principles, theory, and research to the workplace. What are I and O? Industrial Organizational • Recruitment • Motivation • Selection • Stress • Performance Appraisal • Leadership • Training • Diversity • Employment Law • Group Performance • Human Resources • Justice I/O is a False Dichotomy: Disagreement on the classification of topics; some can fall on either side depending on the research question: • Attitudes • Selection Interdependence of topics: • We all care about a lot of the same outcomes Research necessarily increasingly complex • More and more integrative What is an I/O Psychologist? • Academic o Professor o Requires PhD • Applied o Internal Consultant o External Consultant o Requires MS/PhD


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