As part of the education and training initiative at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), the Society for Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology has provided national rankings of I/O programs on a variety of criteria.
I/O Psychology is the application of Psychology, its knowledge and principles to understand workers, organization and work. I/O Psychologists work with organizations to improve personnel selection, leadership development, employee retention, motivation, engagement, performance management and other similar areas.
UNO is excited to announce that the university’s I/O Psychology program has been nationally ranked in two categories. The main focus of the ranking was interdisciplinary work in which UNO was ranked among the top five.
UNO was ranked fourth in the proportion of publications that are interdisciplinary, meaning many of the publications included fields outside of I/O Psychology. The program was also ranked fifth for interdisciplinary impact, or how often the program’s interdisciplinary papers were cited by others, especially outside of I/O Psychology.
The UNO I/O program focuses on bridging multiple disciplines and creating interdisciplinary understanding. The program’s work spans several areas including safety, healthcare, even creativity and innovation in engineering.
Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon, director of UNO’s I/O Psychology Graduate Program, explains that the program works in teams that involve faculty and students from other areas.
“This enriches the work and makes it more meaningful and impactful.” Dr. Reiter-Palmon says, “This also helps our students learn how to work in teams that include multiple disciplines, something that they will have to do once they graduate.”
The university would like to congratulate the faculty that support the I/O program on all of their hard work and dedication to the field!