Industrial Organizational Psychology

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    In this clip from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Albert Edwards explains the field of I/O psychology; it combines business with psychology to help with performance, selection, and diversity. Dr. Edwards explains that I/O psychologists can create strategic plans and goals for an organization in order to help the companys overall effectiveness. He explains The Chicago Schools program…

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  • What is Organizational Psychology?

    Organizational psychology is defined as a branch of psychology that focuses on organizational development and change, leadership, and human capital in each organization. John explains that you spend a third of your life in bed, at work, and out and about. How does he explain the fields importance? What do organizational psychologists do in the workplace to assess the companys…

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  • What Tools are Used in Organizational Psychology?

    John explains that excellent testing and assessment tools are available to make a difference in organizational consulting and that these tools have been examined and tested for accuracy. By using psychological assessment, we are able to understand people on an individual level and make necessary adjustments. What are the tools John mentions and how are these assessments administered? What tests…

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  • Human Factors Psychology Clemson Graduate School

    Dr. Eric Muth discusses his research in the human factors psychology program at Clemson University. He explains his experiment on motion stress on human performance. Dr. Muth also explains that his lab focuses on human interaction with specific devices in order to understand why were unable to sustain certain environments. What technical fields might need guidance from human factors psychology…

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  • Ergonomics and Human Factors Research in the Classroom

    Cornell professor of design and environmental analysis Alan Hedge and students Scott Brenner and Samantha Berg discuss the benefits of research in the classroom and career applications for the field of ergonomics. Dr. Hedge has his students conduct experiments that ergonomists use in their research. Berg explains that she and the other students are testing usability of different kinds of…

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  • Bad Human Factors Designs: The Bidet

    In this student project, Michael Dixon explains why the bidet is poorly designed. Dixon explains that it lacks functionality because there arent any typographical explanations on the handle and valves. He then explains how he plans to improve its functionality. He then uses post-it notes to show which handle controls the hot and cold water functions, including which way to…

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  • World Business Review Personnel Decisions

    Founded in 1967 by Marvin Dunnette, an industrial/organizational psychology pioneer and author of the world renowned Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Personnel Decisions International (PDI) has been at the forefront of merging science and business into practical talent management applications ever since. Dr. Brian Davis explains succession management and how important it will be to efficiently prepare burgeoning leaders.…

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  • Internet Recruiting and Job Search Techniques

    This clip focuses on internet recruiting and its importance in finding candidates. The speaker explains that the internet is a valuable and cost-effective tool to find sum, market your business, and carry out routine tasks involved in recruiting. He explains that you must understand the different ways that the internet can help you recruit via the internet. His top 10…

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  • NBR | Now Hiring? | PBS

    This PBS clip reports that, although the economy is struggling, there are many open job positions that have been difficult to fill. Aon, an insurance/risk management firm, is having difficulty finding candidates for 500 positions. They search social networking sites for candidates who work at Aon competitors and their VP says they prefer hiring working candidates. Cision, a PR company,…

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  • How to Get a Job: How to Conduct an Interview

    In this eHow clip, Pat Goodwin gives a how to on conducting a job interview. Goodwin encourages organization representatives to be prepared for the interview by being on their best behavior, dressed professionally, and exhibiting positive body language and overall behavior. Examine the interviewees rsum, body language, and interaction. Ask yourself whether or not they represent themselves well and are…

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  • How to Hire a New Employee: Checking References

    Tina Buechler explains the ins and outs of hiring a new employee, including how to ensure you made the right decision by checking references. Buechler mentions that employers often do not verify the applicants information with a reference. She has, in the past, discovered falsehoods from the interviewee and their reference and this candidate became disqualified for the position. Buechler…

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  • How to Hire a New Employee: Placing a Job Ad

    Tina Buechler outlines how to place a job ad. Often, it is a list of items or tasks the employee will be responsible for rather than a marketing ad that will entice interviewees to seek employment with your company. Buechler explains that you should not only overview skills, knowledge, and attitudes but also promote your company. Look at traditional and…

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  • How to Hire a New Employee: The Job Description

    In this Expert Village clip, Tina Buechler offers advice to craft a successful job description. She advises employers to assess whether or not existing employees can efficiently absorb the open positions responsibilities and where skill shortages exist. Create a job description that answer the questions: 1. What are the skills, education, work experience, and qualifications you need?; 2. How many…

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  • Best Careers 2009: Occupational Therapist Job Description

    Occupational therapists help people with physical issues return to their occupation. Occupational therapy jobs include working in hospitals, homes, and schools. Christine Harmon explains how rewarding her role as an occupational therapist for children. Harmon gives some examples of what she does with children and also explains what roles occupational therapists play in other environments. What are some of the…

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  • Best Careers 2009: Firefighter Job Description

    Firefighters have a heroic, exciting, and dangerous job to do, but it’s a very rewarding career. Christopher Ouellette explains the adrenaline rush of being a firefighter. Ouellette describes work experience, how he became a firefighter, and what the pros and cons have been so far. Is this a successful job description? What key points would you want to know before…

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  • NY Job Fair Packed in Tough Economy

    In this AP clip, unemployed people line up outside of a New York job fair. More than 700 people arrived within the first two hours of this job fair. Job seekers explain what kinds of jobs they are looking for and how difficult it is to locate a satisfactory position. What kinds of job fairs exist? How should you prepare…

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  • How to Prepare for an Interview

    In this eHow clip, Shannon Terry explains how to prepare for an interview by researching the company, doing a test drive of the job site, reviewing the qualifications, and practicing with a friend. In your research, check the companys website. Arrive prepared (drive to the job site, bring extra copies of your rsum, and practice your interview). Although Terry doesnt…

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  • How to Answer Questions in a Structured Oral Interview

    In this eHow clip, Shannon Terry explains how to answer questions in a structured oral interview by describing the situation, stating the objective, giving examples and showing the positive end results for the company. Terry explains what a structured interview is and why companies use this method. By using specific examples from past work experience, you can effectively show the…

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  • Human Resources: How to Negotiate Salary During Job Offer

    This video featuring Pat Goodwin, who is an executive coach, trainer, and career development professional, offers advice on how to negotiate salary during a job offer. Goodwin advises the prospective employee to thank the employer, determine what you are able to accept (base rate), what you have been making, what increase youd like, and what the salary range is for…

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  • NFL and the Wonderlic Test

    Every year at the NFL Combine, prospective NFL players take the Wonderlic Personnel Test to measure a player’s cognitive ability. Although their physical abilities are important, coaches also want to know what their players cognitive abilities are and what that says about their personality in a team environment. The Wonderlic Test measures general intelligence; the company publishes the test in…

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  • Personality Inventories

    This video clip from Intelecom gives an overview of personality inventories and how they can be used. Personality inventories have become an increasingly common assessment tool in determining the basic underlying dimensions of an individual’s personality. The use of these inventories may help a person understand and utilize their abilities. Explain how the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) measures personality.…

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  • Jobs for Introverts

    Laurence Shatkin from JIST Publishing offers advice on which jobs are best for introverted people in a PowerPoint presentation. The presentations goal is to identify introversion, explain which work situations are most appealing to introverts, along with challenging workplace strategies. Shatkin explains person-environment fit, strengths of introverts, and workplace challenges (like multi-tasking and teamwork). What jobs, according to Shatkin, are…

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  • Workplace Discrimination 12 Danger Zones

    In this supervisor training video, a diverse group of co-workers is waiting to hear about a big promotion. The group discusses how they would enjoy the promotion. Supervisors Robert and Kevin mull over their options and make discriminatory comments about the candidates. They discuss gender, disability, disease, race, sexuality, and reverse racism. After the clip ends, a roundtable discussion occurs…

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  • Discrimination at Work? Age, Race, Gender, National Origin Protected Class Joel Baruch

    In this clip, attorney Joel Baruch answers the question Ive been discriminated against at my job. What recourse do I have? Baruch explains that discrimination must be based on a protected class (age, race, gender, national origin). If you are being treated differently in the workplace but the motive is not based in a protected class, would you have a…

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  • Now on PBS | Teen Sexual Harassment at Work

    Sexual harassment is a vastly underreported phenomenon, but some brave young women are stepping up publicly to tell their stories. In the program, abused teenagers share their own stories with senior correspondent Maria Hinojosa. We track their legal journeys to justice, and how the issue impacts teenagers across the country — many of whom don’t know how to report workplace…

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