Management Psychology

Management psychology is a subfield of industrial-organizational psychology which aims to help managers, supervisors, and leaders to have a clearer and deeper know-how of group behaviors in the workplace. This discipline particularly looks into performance efficiency, job stress, prevention and control of employees’ harmful psychological patterns, motivational forces, job satisfaction, conflict resolution, professional ethics, cultural diversity, personality differences, and other significant factors in workplace settings.

For instance, a management psychologist is conducting a training with department heads regarding dealing with different personality types. She is explaining that perfectionistic employees may not meet deadlines because of their extreme ideals and that it is best to lay out clear-cut guidelines of the expected outputs and specify when it is acceptable to cut corners.