Industrial / Organization Facilities
The Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program at the University of Oklahoma currently maintains a complex of rooms devoted to research. This laboratory space includes a networked computer system with access for all graduate students. This system is devised to support data analysis, literature searches, and instrument development. In addition, the laboratory has meeting rooms available where students, faculty, and clients can conduct joint design and development work. The program also has access to the department's shared laboratory facility to conduct studies on performance, human factors and ability testing. Faculty members in the area of Industrial and Organizational Psychology are currently conducting research examining a number of issues bearing on the management and development of human resources. Some example projects include:
- Developing new procedures for assessing organizational leaders.
- Designing studies to examine small group dynamics.
- Designing new procedures for the development and scoring of life history measures.
- Assessing the impact of range restriction on the validity of selection tests.
- Examining how values influence decision making.
- Investigating the roles of emotion and personality in the workplace.
- Examining the validity of assessment centers.
- Identifying the determinants of expertise.
- Exploring the cognitive mechanisms in rater appraisals of performance.
- Examining the role of integrity in science.
- Understanding the processes associated with innovation in the workplace