About This Chapter
Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology - Chapter Summary
This chapter is a great way to get up speed on the fundamentals of industrial/organizational psychology. You'll cover topics including the influence of behavioral sciences on organizational behavior and the history of industrial/organizational psychology. Our user-friendly and self-paced lessons take the stress out of studying, and if you have any questions our expert instructors are here to help. All of our learning materials are available 24 hours a day on your computer or mobile device, so you can organize your study time more conveniently. After finishing these lessons, you should be prepared to:
- Outline how psychology relates to organizational behavior
- Discuss Walter Dill Scott's contributions to industrial/organizational psychology
- Identify the subfields of industrial/organizational psychology
- Explain how power, politics and influence relate to industrial/organizational psychology
- Detail how industrial/organizational psychology relates to globalization
1. Behavioral Sciences that Impact and Influence Organizational Behavior
The major behavioral science disciplines that have contributed to the development of organizational behavior are psychology, sociology, anthropology, management and medicine. In this lesson, you'll learn about how these behavioral sciences have influenced the development of organizational behavior.
2. Organizational Behavior & Psychology
In this lesson, you will explore the field of organizational behavior and its relation to psychology, including goals and research methods. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. What Is Industrial Organizational Psychology? - Definition, History & Topics
Industrial/Organizational Psychology takes the scientific study of human behavior and applies it to the workplace to increase employee, employer and consumer satisfaction. This lesson explains the history and current practices of the field and tests your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. Industrial-Organizational Psychology: History, Movement & Walter Dill Scott
Businesses use psychological principles everyday. This lesson offers an overview of industrial-organizational psychology and the principle players in its foundation, an extended discussion on Walter Dill Scott, and a section on the IO psychology movement.
5. Industrial-Organizational Psychology: Definition & Subfields
The following lesson describes the field of psychology that focuses on the interactions that take place in the working world. This field is also known as industrial-organizational psychology.
6. Influence, Power & Politics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
After reading this lesson, you'll understand the concepts of influence, power, and politics in I/O psychology and learn how they impact environmental and performance factors within an organization.
7. Industrial/Organizational Psychology & Globalization
In this lesson, we discuss the roles globalization and industrial/organizational psychology play in business. We learn about the importance of cultural diversity in the work force and the need for cross-cultural awareness in today's business world.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Psychology 301: Industrial/Organizational Psychology course
- Job Analysis & Evaluation Methods
- Employee Selection: Recruiting & Interviewing
- Performance Management: Evaluating Employee Performance
- Employee Training & Development
- Employee Motivation, Satisfaction & Commitment
- The Psychology of Employee Engagement
- Leadership & Conflict in the Workplace
- The Psychology of Groups
- Teamwork & Teams in the Workplace
- Organizational Development & Change
- Workplace Psychological Health
- Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Required Assignments for Psychology 301
- Studying for Psychology 301