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K-State Today

April 25, 2012



Faculty, graduate students and alumni from the industrial/organizational psychology program present at national conference.

By Ron Downey

Professors Satoris Culbertson, Ronald Downey, Clive Fullagar and Patrick Knight; graduate students Michael Stetzer, Kyle Van Itterssum, Chris Waples, Russell Webster and Will Weyhrauch; and many alumni will attend and present at the 27th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, April 26-28, in San Diego.

The topics covered by the K-State faculty and graduate students include: employment interviewing, impression management, judgment and decision making, occupational health, personal flow at work, stress and pilot training, work task ambiguity, teaching industrial/organizational courses, and work-family interactions.

The industrial/organizational psychology graduate program includes both the master's and doctoral degrees. Industrial-organizational psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. Rigor and methods of psychology are applied to issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance and work-life balance. Alumni from the K-State program work in a variety of academic and applied positions around the world. The doctoral program is unique in the state of Kansas and has been in existence since the 1950s. More information on the program is available online.