Riya Sharma

What can I do with a MA psychology with OB as specialisation ?

Please sir h lo me understand whst can I do ? I want to get into counselling of employees and trainings but only psychology based and I want to do phd next year. Please help me.


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RE: What can I do with a MA psychology with OB as specialisation ?

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
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Hello Riya,
Welcome to CareerGuide !!!
Its good to hear you have been thinking to become a Psychologist and most importantly you are opting that branch of psychology where there is a tremendous requirement in the Corporate Industry of Organisational Behaviour Psychologist.



Psychology is a branch of science in which one learns the scientific study of the Human Mind and its functioning or the mental attitude or characteristics of the people or group of people.

While if we talk about the Organisational Psychology ,its the study and practice of improving working life. Its the combination of understanding of the science of human behaviour with experience of the world of work to attain effective and sustainable performance for both individuals and organisations.
Organisational Behaviour Psychology is also known as Industrial Psychology.

The Industrial /Organisational Behaviour Psychologist plays several different key roles in the organisations:-
1.Identifying how the attitudes and behaviours can be improved at the work place.
2. Ensuring that workplace morals remain high during period of changes.
3.Observing the efficacy of training programs and assisting in developing them.
4.Using Science-Based research to help Human Resources teams develop initiatives and hiring programs that will be successful.

The Industrial Psychologists close very closely with the HR team.They work in the business positions. They develop various aptitude assessments based on the Industrial Psychology Theories for hiring and recruiting the staff. While on the other hand they also have work of staffing on the basis of persons well being at the work place or how the person fits perfect for a particular role.

While the I/O Psychologist they do also develop various training programs for the group of people in the organisation for motivating and inspiring teams for their works. and etc.It also develops various strategies for the organisational people to boost them in their work.

If you are willing to do Ph.d in I/O Psychology you have a great career Scope in this field.

Some of the college from where you can complete your I/O Psychology education are :-
1.TISS- TATA Institute of Social Sciences,Mumbai.
2.SNDT- Shreemati Nathibai Thackersey Womens University,Department of Psycholgy-Mumbai.

Hope you find the information useful.

Wish You Good Luck.

Feel free to get in touch again.

Thank you

Warm Regards,
Prathamesh K.

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