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Employment opportunities for those with a Master’s degree in I/O psychology include public and private sector jobs such as: Personnel research Wage and.

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1 Employment opportunities for those with a Master’s degree in I/O psychology include public and private sector jobs such as: Personnel research Wage and salary administration Human resource development Statistics Personnel management Job analysis Quality assurance Selection and placement Training and development Internship Internships present the opportunity to do professional work under the supervision of a psychologist at ECU or one employed by the organization. Placements occur during the summer following the first year of course work. Students will be able to acquire new skills and apply concepts and techniques learned in course work. Normally interns are placed on the companies payroll. Relocation is sometimes required for the summer internship. Thesis The Thesis is a professional research paper and an example of the student’s research skills and ability to write an organized report. The student will defend the completed thesis at an examination conducted by the thesis committee. Topics for a thesis comes from work conducted during the internship, research conducted in field settings and from lab-based research. Research assistantships are generally available for applicants. A letter accompanying the application materials indicating the desire and basis for needing financial assistance is considered an application for an assistantship. Most full-time students have been research assistants for at least part of their time here. Besides providing financial assistance, the assistantships also offer the opportunity to improve communication and research skills. PSYC 6430: Statistics & Research Design I 3 h PSYC 7431: Statistics & Research Design II 3 h PSYC 7000: Thesis 6 h PSYC 6420: Personnel 3 h PSYC 6327: Psychometrics 3 h PSYC 6343: Organizational Behavior 3 h PSYC 6465: Ethics 3 h PSYC 6521: Special Topics 3 h PSYC 6970: Internship 3 h Approved electives (at least 6 hours must be taken from psychology) 15 h Program Total 45 h Course Work Admission to the program is contingent upon meeting all requirements of the ECU Graduate school. A completed application will include: the Department of Psychology Basic Information Sheet; GRE verbal, quantitative, and analytical test scores; complete college transcripts; and a minimum of two letters of recommendation (at least one from a psychologist). Interviews are occasionally requested. Typical applicants score at or above 1000 on the GRE (Verbal + Quantitative), and have at least a 3.0 GPA, both overall and in their major. Screening for admission begins March 1st. All application materials should be submitted prior to that date. Final decisions are generally sent out in April. For course sequencing, it is recommended that students begin during the Fall semester. Application & Admission Internship and Thesis Job Opportunities Financial Assistance Industrial/Organizational Psychology I/O Psychology Faculty and Students Industrial-organizational psychologists contribute to an organization’s success by improving the performance and well-being of its people. An I-O psychologist researches and identifies how behaviors and attitudes can be improved through hiring practices, training programs, and feedback systems. Applying psychology to help individuals have more satisfying work lives is a fulfilling vocation. Some of the business strategies that I-O psychologists assist with include: Recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified employees Develop fair, legal, and efficient hiring practices Design and implement new training programs Increase diversity in the workforce Develop performance management systems Minimize absenteeism Eliminate harassment and discrimination Increase motivation and dedication What is I/O Psychology? Interested in the I/O Program? If you are interested in applying to the I/O psychology program at ECU please contact: John G. Cope, Ph.D. East Carolina University Department of Psychology Greenville, NC Phone: (252) More information about the application process can be found on the I/O web site: The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology is also an excellent place to find out about other programs and about the field: John G. Cope, Ph.D. Professor & I/O Program Director Research Interests: Organizational selection, disabilities in the workplace, and the use of cognitive models to analyze job entry decisions. I/O Class of 2009 Shahnaz Aziz, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Research Interests: Workaholism, work/life balance, job attitudes, job- related stress, and organizational climate. William Grossnickle, Ph.D. Professor (Retired) Research Interests: Training, selection, and performance appraisal. Jennifer L. Bowler, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Research Interests: Employee creativity, aggression, addiction, and the development of alternative measures of personality Karl L. Wuensch, Ph.D. Professor and ECU Scholar- Teacher Research Interests: Attitudes towards animals, developmental psychobiology, paternal care, forensic psych., and multivariate statistics. Mark Bowler, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Research Interests: Conditional reasoning and personality, addiction, and assessment centers. I/O Class of 2010


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