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What is I-O Psychology?

The field of Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology is centered around understanding work from a psychological perspective. It will allow you to apply knowledge about psychology to organizations. 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET), the occupation of I-O Psychologist continues to have a "bright outlook," meaning it is expected to grow rapidly in the next several years (click here to read more). 

As an I-O psychologist, you can contribute to the success of organizations by improving employee performance and wellbeing. According to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), I-O psychologists assist organizations by:

For information about the study and practice of I-O Psychology and our professional society (Division 14 of the American Psychological Association), check out the website www.SIOP.org