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South Korea is officially known as the Republic of Korea. The name Korea is derived from the ancient Kingdom of Goguryeo, also known as Koryo. South Korea constitutes the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.
South Korea from the Asian mainland and its southern tip lies on the Korea Strait and the East China Sea. South Korea can be divided into eastern region of high mountain ranges, south western region of mountains and valleys and a south eastern region dominated by the broad basin of the Nakdong River.
South Korea is a developed country with a high-income economy and is the most industrialized member country. South Korea is still one of the fastest-growing developed countries in the 2000s 5th largest exporter and 7th largest importer in the world. South Korea is one of the few developed countries that were able to avoid a recession during the global financial crisis.
Currently, Korean society is facing rapidly aging population due to Korea’s very low birth rate of 1.08. Kim Dae-Jung received Nobel Prize in the field of peace. KSIOP is the only official organization that represents the interests of Korean I-O psychologists and it aims to develop the science and practice of psychiatry. KSIOP has published the psychiatry journals i.e., The Korean Journal of Industrial and Organizational Psychology quarterly since 1988. KSIOP also organizes KSIOP conferences twice a year, one in the spring and the other in the fall to provide information on networking opportunities for I-O psychologists. Several leading Institution in the country are spearheading the psychiatry research.