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Welcome to the LPD Lab

Leadership and Performance Dynamics Lab



The Leadership and Performance Dynamics (LPD) Lab is an Industrial-Organizational Psychology research lab at the University of Georgia led by Dr. Brian Hoffman. Topics studied in the LPD Lab include leadership, selection and assessment, psychological testing, and changing nature of work. 

What is Industrial-Organizational Psychology?

Industrial-Organizational Psychology (AKA I-O Psychology) is the psychological study of people and the workplace. Overall, I/O psychologists study issues that are relevant to modern workplaces, employers, and employees. While many topics are encompassed within I-O Psychology, they include selection and hiring, leadership job design, work groups and teams, work-life balance, and much more. 

Below are additional links to learn about the field of I/O Psychology and all that is encompassed under the field, including areas of study and potential career paths. 

American Psychological Association - Industrial and Organizational Psychology

What are SIOP and I-O Psychologists?

Career Paths in I-O Psychology


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