Industrial psychology expert witnesses writes reports and opine in numerous areas involving people at work. Here, IO psychology expert Dr. Bob Rose, writes:
Many people are not familiar with the work of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists (often referred to as “IO’s”.) IO Psychologists are trained in Psychology – usually at the PhD level – but work within business settings. Rather than counsel for depression and family issues as the more well-known Clinical Psychologists do, IO Psychologists work in such areas as pre-hire assessment of job candidates, business coaching, team building, evaluation of problems such as sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, etc. Businesses who want to be pro-active can use these services to improve the quality of employees, make their employees more satisfied etc. Attorneys who need experts who understand behavior and motivation specifically within a business setting may find IOs a good hybrid of business expert and psychologist.