Personnel psychology is a subfield within industrial, work, and organizational psychology that is concerned with the application of psychological theories, methods, and research findings to the personnel functions in organizations. Primary functions include recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal and feedback, and compensation. This article focuses on the research applications to these functions and outlines the current themes in personnel psychology.
personnel psychology, recruitment, employee selection, employee training, performance appraisal
Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Psychology
Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology
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CHAN, David. 2004. "Personnel Psychology." In Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology, edited by Charles Spielberger, vol. 3, 29-34. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press.