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Becoming an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

1st Edition

By Dennis Doverspike, Catalina Flores


160 pages

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So you want to be an Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychologist? You may have heard that it is one of the fields of the future, fast-growing, and a highly sought-after profession. But what is Industrial-Organizational Psychology? What does an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist do? Answering these questions and many more, Becoming an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist is the perfect introduction, providing an expert overview of careers in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, the study of human behavior in the workplace.


Part 1 of the book discusses what I-O Psychology is and what I-O Psychologists do, including the history of the field, research areas, and job types and titles. Part 2 discusses the undergraduate years, including how to make oneself competitive for graduate school, and going through the process of identifying graduate programs, applying, and deciding on the right program. Part 3 focuses on the graduate years, including advice on success in a graduate program and in internships, as well as additional issues like licensure and transitioning from other careers. Finally, Part 4 discusses how to find a job and begin a career in the various sectors of I-O Psychology: academic, consulting, industry, and government.

Table of Contents


Part 1. Beginning Thoughts

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. The I-O Psychologist.

Part 2. The Undergraduate Student Years

Chapter 3. Pursuing I-O as an Undergraduate

Chapter 4. Applying to Graduate School

Chapter 5. Types of I-O Graduate Programs

Chapter 6. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Selecting the Right Program and Offer

Part 3. The Graduate Student Years

Chapter 7. The Graduate School Years

Chapter 8. Applied Experience and Internships

Chapter 9. Licensure and Certification

Chapter 10. Cha-Cha-Changes: Transitioning into I-O

Part 4. Careers

Chapter 11. Academic Jobs and Careers

Chapter 12. Consulting Jobs and Careers

Chapter 13. Industry Jobs and Careers

Chapter 14. Government Jobs and Careers

Part 5. Concluding Thoughts

Chapter 15. Concluding Thoughts

About the Authors

Dennis Doverspike is the President of Doverspike Consulting, LLC. He recently retired from his position as Full Professor of Psychology at The University of Akron, and has authored three books and over 200 other publications in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Catalina Flores is a Ph.D. Candidate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at The University of Akron.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology