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.
Current core faculty members are examining topics that include:
- Occupational health, safety, and well-being at work
- Program evaluation,
- The work and life interface,
- Mistreatment at work,
- Issues related to stage of work/career (e.g., young employees, midcareer employees, bridge employees),
- Employee attitudes including engagement and morale.