Behavioral Sciences that Impact and Influence Organizational Behavior


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Which of the following provides the BEST example of why the Industrial Revolution led to the study of organizational behavior in the United States?

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1. _____, a Harvard Psychologist, was interested in the study of _____ and how it could be used to examine organizational psychology.

2. How did the discipline of psychology aid in understanding organizational behavior?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the important impacts the behavioral sciences have had upon the foundation of current organizational behavior. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include notable psychologists in the field and the historical event that fostered organizational behavior as an area of study.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What led to the study of organizational behavior
  • The psychologist who saw the links between applied psychology and organizational psychology
  • The discipline that helped explain the influences on behaviors within the work environment
  • The term for how individuals perform different roles in a group environment
  • The alternate word for the administrative science discipline

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the impacts of behavioral sciences on organizational behavior
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how organizational behavior became an area of study and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the connections between psychology and organizational behavior

Additional Learning

To learn more about how the behavioral sciences paved the way to current understanding of organizational behavior, review the corresponding lesson on the Impacts of Behavioral Sciences on Organizational Behavior. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know when the field of organizational behavior was developed
  • Explore the behavioral science disciplines that contributed to organizational behavior
  • Understand Hugo Munsterberg's contributions
  • Define role set
  • Recognize how the disciplines of psychology, sociology, anthropology, management and medicine helped shape the study of organizational behavior