Organisational Psychology

Organisational psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour in the workplace and applies psychological theories and principles to organisations - otherwise known as "the science of people at work".

Often referred to as Industrial-Organisational psychology, this field focuses on increasing workplace productivity and related issues such as the physical and mental well-being of employees.

Organisational psychologists perform a wide variety of tasks, including studying worker attitudes and behaviour, evaluating companies, and conducting leadership training.

The overall goal of this field is to study and understand human behaviour in the workplace.


Organisational Psychology Research at UNSW is internationally-recognised research that focuses on a range of organisational issues including the basic psychological processes that are implicated in these issues. 

Research topics include groups at work, diversity, training, occupational stress, selection, applicant presentation and career decision-making.

If you are interested in pursuing a research/masters degree in Organisational Psychology, you can click here for more details including potential supervisors.


Organisational Psychology
A snapshot into the world of organisational psychology and what it has to offer.