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Industrial/Organizational Concentration in Psychology

Tools for Industrial Organization students

Finding a topic

Having trouble finding a paper topic?  Here are some suggestions from the American Psychological Association.  I/O psychology is also sometimes called personnel psychology and may involve things like employee training or motivation.

Finding resources

Resources for your topic may be found in several places:

International Encyclopedia of Organization studies

The International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies is the definitive description of the field, spanning individual, organizational, societal, and cultural perspective in a cross-disciplinary manner. It is the premier reference tool for students, educators, scholars, and practitioners to gather knowledge about a range of important topics from the unique perspective of organization studies with extensive international representation. The Encyclopedia is thoroughly cross-referenced, and entries are based around a series of broad themes. Editors Stewart R. Clegg and James R. Bailey bring together a team of international contributors from the fields of management, psychology, sociology, communications, education, political science, public administration, anthropology, law, and other related areas.

Articles are found in databases.  Use either a psychology database like PsycINFO or a business database like ABI Inform or Business Source Premier.