Business Psychology Applications

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Business psychology is booming and is becoming more common for leaders in the business world to consult psychologists in order to improve the ability of organizations to function effectively, grow, and solve complex problems.

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Business Psychology Applications

  1. 1. www.helpingpsychology.com Business Psychology Applications
  2. 2. www.helpingpsychology.com Business psychology is booming. It is becoming more common for leaders in the business world to consult psychologists in order to improve the ability of organizations to function effectively, grow, and solve complex problems.
  3. 3. www.helpingpsychology.com A career in business psychology offers a great deal of opportunities, and somebody with a background in this field will have many different options to choose from in a career.
  4. 4. www.helpingpsychology.com Some of the fields related to business psychology include consulting, human resources, management solutions and organizational development.
  5. 5. www.helpingpsychology.com Students who pursue a degree in business psychology will find themselves being educated in several different fields. They will learn about the theory of human organizations, as well as some of the research that is currently underway in the field.
  6. 6. www.helpingpsychology.com This will give them the ability to select personnel, perform interventions and assess and develop organizations. They will also gain knowledge of research and statistical analysis.
  7. 7. www.helpingpsychology.com Furthermore, students of business psychology will learn how to create and properly administer surveys in such a way that minimizes bias. They will gain an understanding of performance management systems and selection systems . Business psychology deals with many different subjects. Some of the disciplines that exist under the category of business psychology are:
  8. 8. www.helpingpsychology.com Job Analysis – This is when a job is analyzed from a psychological angle. It can either be used to identify workers who are best suited to a job or to identify ways of changing a job so that workers can perform it more efficiently. The two are not mutually exclusive.
  9. 9. www.helpingpsychology.com Personnel Recruitment and Selection – Business psychologists may work with the HR department to find and identify individuals who are best suited for particular jobs. They may also work together to determine where those who are best suited for the job are likely to be found.
  10. 10. www.helpingpsychology.com Performance Management – This is when an individual’s behavior is weighed against what would be most effective for a job. Performance management is implemented by using feedback in order to improve productivity.
  11. 11. www.helpingpsychology.com Individual Assessment – This is used to assess differences between individuals that can be used to select employees for particular jobs.
  12. 12. www.helpingpsychology.com Compensation – Business psychologists may analyze a job to determine the appropriate level of compensation in order to attract the most effective employees.
  13. 13. www.helpingpsychology.com Training Applications – Job analysis and structural design can be used to determine how best to train individuals for a given job.
  14. 14. www.helpingpsychology.com Group Behavior – This is the study of how individuals function as a collective, and it can be applied in order for teams to operate more effectively.
  15. 15. www.argosy.edu www.HelpingPsychology.com Helping Psychology Is Sponsored By

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