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

Upcoming events

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:00 PM Emory University 1599 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30322

Recent Event

The first GAIOP CE workshop of 2018 was informative and enjoyable. Thirty-seven attendees participated in Dr. Linda Hoopes' lively and comprehensive program: Organizational Change Fundamentals for I-O Psychologists. Dr. Hoopes started by describing organizational change from the perspectives of I-O psychology, organizational development, and change management.  She discussed the differences between "installation" and "realization" in change management and then engaged the participants in a group exercise that demonstrated the differences. 

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Early Career Practitioner Consortium v2.0

SIOP's Early Career Practitioner Consortium v2.0 (ECPC)​ is the second edition of the one-day career development experience for I-O professionals who work in non-academic settings. Content focuses on the career needs and aspirations of I-O practitioners with up to five years of post-degree​ (PhD. or terminal Masters) work experience. Participation is limited to 64 practitioners. 

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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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  • 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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