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

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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.