Division 1: Work & Organizational Psychology


Division 1 focuses on understanding, explaining and shaping attitudes and behaviour in organizational settings and identifying conditions that promote motivation, creativity, competency, teamwork, leadership, health and wellbeing, as well as the central role of human resources in strategic organizational planning.

Division 1 Board Members

President: Barbara Kożusznik

Past President: Gary Latham

Secretary: Vicente Martinez-Tur

Communications Officer: Lynda Zugec

Membership Chair: Virginia Whelan

Coordinator: Katarzyna Więcek-Jakubek

Division 1 Updates and Recent Events

One Day International Conference - Reflecting on Decent work: the challenge of a primary prevention perspective

The One-Day International Conference Reflecting on Decent work: the challenge of a primary prevention perspective was held in Florence at the Aula Magna of the Rettorato, University of Florence, Italy.

This conference was organized by the Department of Education, Languages, Intercultures, Literatures and Psychology (Psychology Section) of the University of Florence in collaboration with the Division 1 (Work and Organizational Psychology) of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP).

The event included outstanding keynote speakers as Jarrod Haar (Full Professor of Human Resource Management, Department of Management, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand).

The event was free of charge and open to citizenship.

Letter from the President

Please follow this link to a read a letter from your new Division 1 President, Barbara Kożusznik.

Annual General Meeting

Gary Latham, Past President of IAAP Division 1 (left) welcomes in the new Board Members at the Annual General Meeting during the ICAP Conference in Montreal (June, 2018). New Board Members (from left to right) include: Lynda Zugec, Vicente Martínez-Tur, Ginger Whelan, Katarzyna Więcek-Jakubek, and Barbara Kozusznik.

Joint Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (CSIOP) and IAAP Division 1 Reception

Participants enjoy socializing and connecting during the CSIOP-IAAP Division 1 reception at the ICAP Conference, Montreal, Canada. CSIOP and IAAP Division 1 board members welcomed IAAP participants to the ICAP conference and provided information about the value of joining or creating a local work and organizational psychology group in their area.

IAAP Division 1 Sessions

IAAP Division 1 was well represented at ICAP in Montreal. Topics included how to remove barriers for women in the workplace and research on the role of priming in the goal-organizational behavior relationship.