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

- Assessment and Selection 

- Training and Development 

- Performance Measurement/Management 

- Change Management

- Motivation, Engagement and Attitudes

- Job Analysis/Competency Development

- Staff Retention/Turnover

- Job Design/Teams

- Organizational Behavior/Culture/Climate

- Organizational Effectiveness

- Leadership

- Organizational Research


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.


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Upcoming events


The final GAIOP workshop of 2017 was held on November 2nd. The membership was privileged to have Ruth Kanfer, Ph. D., Director of The Work Science Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology, address the group. Dr. Kanfer is recognized as one of our field’s leading experts in the area of workplace motivation.

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  • Organizational Change Fundamentals

     February 1, 2018  (3:00-6:00 PM)

  • Best Practices in Executive Coaching

    March (TBD), 2018  (3:00-6:00 PM)

  • Best of SIOP 2018

    May 17, 2018  (3:00-6:00 PM)

  • Behavior-Based Interviewing: Where We Are and

   Where We Are Going

    June (TBD), 2018 (3:00-6:00 PM)

  • Working With Specialized Occupations: Assessment & Leadership Development in Healthcare
  • August (TBD), 2018 (3:00-6:00 PM)

  • Graduate Student Consortium/Forum  

     September (TBD), 2018 (3:00-6:00 PM)

  • Employment Decisions: The Current Legal and Ethical Landscape

    November (TBD), 2018 (3:00-6:00 PM)


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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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