Welcome to GAIOP

The Georgia Association for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (GAIOP) is a professional organization created to promote sharing of ideas and information about psychology as applied to work and human resource management. We provide professional development programs, including continuing education workshops cosponsored with the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

What is I-O Psychology?

Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is the scientific study of working and the application of that science to workplace issues facing individuals, teams, and organizations. The scientific method is applied to investigate issues of critical relevance to individuals, businesses, and society.

Key Areas of I-O Psychology

- Employee assessment and selection; test development
- Training/development; coaching
- Performance appraisal and management
- Employee motivation/attitudes; retention/turnover
- Conflict management; team-building
- Organizational behavior and design


GAIOP is pleased to let you know about the new Work Science Center at GA Tech. We are both interested in sharing ideas and information about the application of our science to the world of work and have begun exploring ways to support each other’s efforts. Currently we are collaborating with the Work Science Center on a GAIOP workshop to be conducted in November 2017.  

We also look forward to working with the Center on other programs, such as, an exchange of information on current research between Georgia Tech I-O graduate students and our members. In addition, we’ll share information about each other’s programs and events that may be of interest to our individual audiences.

The Center includes a large scientist network as well as articles, podcasts and events related to the study of working.  To keep up-to-date with the Center’s new projects and initiatives, sign up as a network scientist.   For more information about the Work Science Center, please visit www.worksciencecenter.gatech.edu

The Work Science Center promotes the psychological study of people and work in the 21st century. The Center focuses on issues in three areas:

  • Workers & Technology – identifying how technological innovations transform what people do, how work is performed and worker experiences
  • Work Across the Lifespan – work transitions across the lifespan, including school-to-work and later adulthood work-to-retirement transitions
  • The Modern Workforce – human resource management practices that promote worker engagement, health, and well-being

Upcoming events

  • Thursday, November 02, 2017 3:00 PM UGA Terry Executive Education Center

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The Georgia Association for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. (GAIOP) is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit professional association.

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