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Title: Careers In Occupational Psychology


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Careers In Occupational Psychology
  • Mark Holloway
  • Chartered Occupational Psychologist
  • December 2008

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What Is Occupational Psychology?
  • Attempts to explain, predict and make
    improvements to how people experience the
    workplace in three main ways
  • Their well-being
  • Their work behaviour
  • Their attitudes towards work

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Areas Of Interest
  • There are four main areas of research and work
    for occupational psychologists
  • Helping Organisations to Change

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Areas Of Interest
  • There are four main areas of research and work
    for occupational psychologists
  • Working with Technology

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Areas Of Interest
  • There are four main areas of research and work
    for occupational psychologists
  • Managing Performance and Careers

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Areas Of Interest
  • There are four main areas of research and work
    for occupational psychologists
  • Getting the Right People and Getting the People
    Right

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Issues In Selection Assessment
  • Are selection decisions rational?
  • Uncritical acceptance of testing
  • Are individual differences stable?
  • Methodological problems
  • Selection as a social construction
  • Mutual dishonesty
  • A new stakeholder

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Rational Decisions?
  • Good enough decision making
  • Good enough on both sides
  • Decisions made by groups
  • Bias and distortion

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Uncritical About Tests
  • Do tests measure what they purport to?
  • Is self report contaminated?
  • Can we measure internal processes?

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Individual Differences
  • Stability across time
  • The past predicting the future
  • Success in different contexts

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Methodology Problems
  • Tests developed on students
  • What happens to rejects?
  • Lack of critical review by organisations
  • Slow to address adverse impact

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A Social Construct?
  • One best way?
  • Selection defines potential on its own terms
  • Selection as an organisational manifestation

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Mutual Dishonesty
  • Contamination from both sides
  • Putting your best foot forward
  • How to be good at selection

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A New Stakeholder
  • Power with the organisation
  • Power with the organisation and applicant
  • Test publishers as new stakeholders

19
Training In Occupational Psychology
  • 1 year full time/2 years part time
  • Cost 6000
  • 20 UK Universities/c600 students
  • Do you need to be a psychologist?

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What Qualifications Do You Need?
  • BSc in Psychology (GBR)
  • BA or BSc in associated disciplines and some work
    experience
  • Related professional qualification (such as CIPD)

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What Experience Will Help?
  • Almost anything in a work setting
  • Management experience
  • Human resources
  • Use of psychometric tests
  • Selection and recruitment
  • Consultancy

22
What Qualities Do You Need?
  • Skills common to most graduates include
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Computer literacy
  • Information finding skills
  • Research skills
  • Measurement skills

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What Qualities Do You Need?
  • I believe that psychology graduates have an
    additional range of skills that they may be less
    aware of. These include
  • Scepticism

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What Qualities Do You Need?
  • I believe that psychology graduates have an
    additional range of skills that they may be less
    aware of. These include
  • Interpersonal Awareness

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What Qualities Do You Need?
  • I believe that psychology graduates have an
    additional range of skills that they may be less
    aware of. These include
  • Pragmatism

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Who Will Employ You ?
  • Self-Employed
  • Public Sector
  • Central Local Government
  • NHS
  • Private Sector
  • Consultancy Practices
  • HR OD Functions

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What Work Will You Do?
  • Training Coaching
  • Ergonomics Design/Error Evaluations
  • Selection Recruitment
  • Psychometric Testing
  • Assessment Centres
  • Change Management
  • Cultural Change
  • Staff Evaluations

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How Much Can You Earn ?
  • Public Organisations
  • Graduate Psychologists (17-22,000)
  • Higher Psychologists (19-26,000)
  • Senior Psychologists (25-50,000)
  • Private Organisations
  • 18- 25k first job
  • 25-35 second job
  • 65K-85k for experienced consultants
  • 100k for partners directors

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Where To From Here?
  • Thanks for listening
  • Finding out more
  • Taking your interest further

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Where To From Here?
  • Marika Hooke Admissions Officer (AE.3.01)
  • 020 8223 4609
  • m.hooke_at_uel.ac.uk
  • Jonathan Passmore Admissions Tutor (AE.3.22)
  • 07736 017463
  • j.passmore_at_uel.ac.uk
  • Mark Holloway Programme Director (AE.3.21)
  • 020 8223 4178
  • m.r.holloway_at_uel.ac.uk
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