What is the most creative or simplest way you’ve explained what an IO Psychologist does to a non-IO? I’ll go first, “Our job is to help make work suck less for people.”

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Not quite mine, but heard it a few weeks ago and now use it.

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behavior (..in order predict, control, etc.); I/O psych is about the study of an organization's/business mind and behavior...

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“The scientific study and application of human behavior in the workplace, with the goal of making work suck less. I specialize in ____(your specific area of expertise), so I do that by _______(example)”

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I rarely mention I’m an I/O psychologist except on my résumé because it sounds pretentious and it’s misleading… so… “I lead organizational research and design programs to improve the employee (or customer) experience and drive performance.” … The type of programs depends on the area - talent assessment, training and development, employee engagement, performance management, process improvement, customer experience, operations, etc.).

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When you say you “make work suck less,” I interpret that as employee engagement.

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