Influence, Power & Politics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology


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When someone is attempting to get you to do something, they are trying to _____ you.

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1. When a figure of authority has the ability to influence others because they are admired and liked, they are able to use _____.

2. You are a new manager for a company that has documented issues of employee insubordination. You've developed skills that influence others to want to work hard for you, and you've built up their morale, making them feel important in the company. To accomplish this feat, you've used _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this quiz on politics, influence and power in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology to assess your knowledge of these topics. To help you study for a test or get ready to move on to other subjects, these questions ask you about what it's called when someone else is trying to get you to do something and how others can be influenced by being made to feel important.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our short quiz is a handy way to check if you understand:

  • What it means when someone is attempting to get you to do something
  • What a figure of authority is able to use if they have the ability to influence others because they are admired and liked
  • The influence tactic that motivates others by making them feel important
  • What it's called when a supervisor uses tactics that are self-serving but result in benefits for the organization
  • The location where I/O psychology focuses its study of human behavior

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on power, politics and influence in industrial/organizational psychology
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where I/O psychology studies human behavior
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what happens when a supervisor uses self-serving tactics that result in organizational benefits and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can study this subject in further detail by accessing our short lesson called Influence, Power & Politics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Once you complete this lesson, you should be able to complete these objectives:

  • Outline the event after which I/O psychology concepts have become more important
  • Identify the number of categories of influence
  • Define power from a workplace perspective