About Organizational Psychology

Organizational psychology is the study of individual and group behaviour in workplaces, including, but not limited to, for-profit businesses, government agencies, and non-profit and social service agencies.

Work issues are examined using psychological theories and principles of individual, group and organizational behaviour.

Researchers in the Organizational Psychology area aim to understand:

  • the behaviour of individuals and organizations
  • what constitutes meaningful and enriching work
  • how organizations can effectively manage the people that comprise the workplace.

Faculty Involved in Organizational Research

Dr. Bernadette Campbell
Dr. Kate Dupré
Dr. Janet Mantler

Current core faculty members are examining topics that include:

  • Occupational health, safety, and well-being at work
  • Program evaluation,
  • The work and life interface,
  • Leadership,
  • Mistreatment at work,
  • Issues related to stage of work/career (e.g., young employees, midcareer employees, bridge employees),
  • Employee attitudes including engagement and morale.