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Centers and Clinics

Studying psychology at Saint Louis University isn't just about learning what makes people tick - it's learning to use that awareness to change lives.

The Department of Psychology operates two centers that give students opportunities to put their knowledge to use while providing valuable services to the St. Louis community. The department encourages students and faculty at every level to experiment and innovate, finding ways to share their knowledge through publishing, professional organizations and more.

Center for the Application of Behavioral Sciences

The Center for the Application of Behavioral Sciences (CABS) works with organizations to understand human resource and organizational effectiveness issues that impact their organization's success. The center is affiliated with the industrial-organizational program in the Department of Psychology.

Research teams are composed of faculty and graduate students. Faculty in the industrial-organizational psychology program direct applied research projects with graduate students serving as research assistants to organizations. Students are able to put their skills in research methods, statistics and industrial-organizational psychology to work by assisting organizations in developing solutions to their organizational issues.

Our team uses surveys, interviews, focus groups, records analysis and systematic observation to provide valuable insights for organizations. We systematically collect and analyze important information about human resource issues and the effectiveness of organizational functioning. Using this data-driven process we co-design effective business solutions to improve organizational functioning.

We have proven results and an extensive client list including Ameren, Drury Hotels and Energizer.


Our extensive experience conducting organizational assessments and leading organizational development allows us to find the service that’s right for any small or medium business. Our affordable services utilize the intellectual capital and advanced technologies of Saint Louis University.

Organization Systems Assessment
  • Model Construction
  • Knowledge Management
  • "Balanced Scorecard"


Culture / Climate Surveys
  •  Cultural Audit
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Employee Opinion and Satisfaction
  • Customer Needs and Satisfaction
Work Team Effectiveness
  • Work Flow
  • Meeting Management
  • Cooperation and Conflict
Performance Analysis
  • Program Evaluation
  • Occupational Stress
  • Training Needs Assessment
Development Methods
  • Change Management
  • Training and Learning Solutions
  • Team Building
  • Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Strategic Planning

Benefits of Organizational Assessment and Development

  • Identify barriers and facilitators to effective operation.
  • Clarify organizational strengths and obtain information to solve problems.
  • Improve business efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Gain sustainable advantage.
  • Improve employee satisfaction and well-being.
  • Assess "organizational health."
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a new program.
  • Create readiness for change.
  • Compare your organization to others in your business sector.
  • Gain insight into the needs of you customers.
  • Get beyond the symptoms to the root of organizational problems.

Contact the Center for the Application of Behavioral Sciences

Edward J. Sabin, Ph.D.
CABS Director