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The History of Industrial/Organizational Psychology

8 pages. The practice of organizational psychology stems from a portion of philosophy that addresses the issue of behaviorism. As it evolved into a significant discipline of its own, the field of organizational psychology ultimately came to incorporate such elements as psychotherapy, assessment and primary health care. This paper discusses the history of this special branch of psychology. The bibliography has 8 sources.

Organizational Psychology and Ethics

This 6 page paper provides an example of an ethical dilemma an organizational psychologist might face. Within the context of the problem, sexual harassment is discussed. APA guidelines concerning ethics, particularly in respect to confidentiality, are used in finding a solution to the problem. Issues concerning downsizing are also broached. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Organizational Psychology, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the link between emotional intelligence and leadership and relates this through a view of organizational psychology. This paper integrates a view of emotions an leadership through an assessment of the biological basis. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Industrial Organizational Psychology

A 5 page paper that defines and discuses industrial organizational psychology and also discuses the evolution of the field. The writer briefly discusses personality psychology and developmental psychology to illustrate the interrelationship of the different fields. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

What Is Industrial Organizational Psychology

A 4 page paper that offers the definition and explanation of what industrial organizational psychology is, the evolution of the field, and the role of research in the field. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND EMPLOYEE SELECTION AND TRAINING

This 5-page paper discusses the use of industrial organizational psychology (occupational psychology) in the process of employee selection and training. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Evolution Of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

A 4 page paper that reports the beginning of this subfield in psychology. Major players are mentioned. The writer comments on how this subfield is different than other area of psychology. The writer also explains the importance of research and statistics in this field. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Organizational Psychology and Training

This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of organizational psychology. The use of the discipline in various contexts is explored using Google, Wegman's, and DreamWorks as examples. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Industrial Organizational Psychology

Although industrial/organizational psychology is a relatively recent branch of psychology, it has its foundations in studies conducted in the late 1800s. This essay reports the evolution of the field in psychology. It also explains why research and statistics are important in I/O. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Kurt Lewin: Understanding How To Lead Change

9 pages in length. Heralded as having a "profound an impact on the theory and practice of social and organizational psychology" (Schein, 2006), Kurt Lewin instilled a fresh and effective perspective on organizational change that was long overdue. Schein's (2006) article provides a significantly better understanding of Lewin's (1999) contribution, how it was unprecedented for its time and why it still stands strong even now in the twenty-first century, especially with the way today's organizational presence is under a great deal of pressure to escape a shaky economy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Hugo Munsterberg

A 10 page overview of the life and work of Hugo Munsterberg, the German born psychologists who gained prominence during his tenure at Harvard for his approaches to applied psychology. Munsterberg would essentially dominate the field of industrial and organizational psychology during the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

IO Psych Doctorate Programs

A 4 page research paper that compares two doctoral programs in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. The programs examined at Alliant International University and Auburn University. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Job Analyses and Maximizing Employee Value

This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of job analyses. The role of analyses and organizational psychology in employee selection is examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Issues Industrial Psychology

Industrial/organizational psychology is a huge subfield that began in the late 1880s. This essay reports the evolution of the subfield, including some of the major theorists. It also discusses why I/O should be considered a science and the influence it has had with an example. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Article Critique "Another Case Of The Emperor's New Clothes"

5 pages in length. Is organizational teamwork as beneficial to production and the overall bottom line as theorists declare them to be? John Cordery responds to this inquiry with a mixture of personal and realistic contention in his article entitled "Another Case of the Emperors New Clothes" published by a 2004 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. While the author does indeed hit upon a few issues that leave management theorists hard-pressed to support the holistic value of teamwork within the organizational venue, Cordery (2004) also offers up some interesting perspectives whereby readers ponder which, if any, past organizational theories have ever embraced the fundamental principles necessary for empowering and motivating workers to perform at their most efficient level. No additional sources cited.

Organizational Behavior, an Important Component of Management

This 5 page paper explores organizational behavior as an important component of business administration, which combines psychology, sociology, and management and attempts to explain behavior within organizational settings. As a manager, it is fundamental to understand how individual personality attributes, group dynamics, and organizational structure interface to create corporate cultures and affect behavior. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Theories In Psychology Jeopardy Game

A 5 page paper that offers five questions with their responses. The points are in increments of 10 points. Questions include theories in psychology, psychology in life, psychology in marketing, health psychology, and vocational psychology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

General Electric As A Learning Organization

Conceptual and empirical analyses of personnel management focuses on topics such as organizational leadership, communication, work motivation, decision-making, group dynamics, organizational development/learning, and organizational culture. This 5 page paper argues that the General Electric management system incorporates the principles of Peter Senge's concept of organizational learning which also includes systems thinking. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Community Psychology

An 8 page paper that investigates what Community Psychology is and how it is used. Community psychology as a discipline began in the mid-1960s, or at least that is when concerted efforts seem to have begun to document achievements and definitions used in the field. Theoretically, it is grounded in ecological psychology and is a specialization that is a combination of social psychology and applied developmental psychology with some undertones of theory from political science. Examples of community projects are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Subfields In Psychology

A 4 page paper. There are many different subfields in psychology. This essay discusses developmental psychology and cognitive psychology and major concepts associated with each. The writer also comments on how these can be applied to other venues in society. Bibliography lists 3 sources. PG702013.doc

Reliability Validity And Falsifiability

This 3 page paper discusses factors related to research in psychology. It begins by explaining reliability and validity. It then discusses what falsifiability is and why it is important. Finally, the essay discusses why research psychology is an important sub-discipline in psychology. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Cultural Psychology

A 5 page paper. As societies across the world become more diverse, cross-cultural psychology is becoming even more important. It can provide insight into the similarities and differences between and among cultures. This essay explains and discusses cultural psychology, cross-cultural psychology, the need for critical thinking skills, and methods for cross-cultural research. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Psychology As A Science

A 14 page paper that begins with a definition of science, then discusses whether or not psychology is a science. Other topics that are discussed are: how theories improve understanding of psychology, the APA standards for psychological research and the difference between quantitative and qualitative research, the rules for publishing research in psychology, current trends in the field, personal vision of psychology and how integration would strengthen the field. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Three Streams In American Psychology

A 6 page paper. It has been suggested there are three streams in American psychology: experimental laboratory, clinical and folk. The question is whether or not the three streams provide a useful model. To respond to the question, the writer discusses the 1948 Boulder Conference, explains First Force, Second Force and Third Force psychology, Taylor's thoughts on the shadow culture, and the emergence of behaviorism, humanistic psychology, existential, and transpersonal psychology. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Biff and Buffy : A One Act Play

This 9 page paper is a play but contains a slew of information about basic psychology. Biff is not interested in reading his psychology book, but runs into classmate Buffy--a typical Valley Girl-- in the mall. They discuss concepts in psychology as relayed only by the book How to Think Straight About Psychology by Keith E. Stanovich. Twelve concepts are discussed in the context of this light-hearted play. No additional sources cited.

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