The new edition retains the hallmark features of the text and Expanded coverage of the pervasive effects of technology on the social environment of work, including virtual work and the impact of social media. More graphics, including tables and charts, to help students understand and remember various related concepts and theories.
Includes a unique full chapter on research methods and the use of statistics in understanding organizations. Provides Instructors with comprehensive presentation and testing materials. More on ethics, in light of relatively recent scandals in corporations and in politics. Organizational Psychology. All rights reserved. Remember me on this computer. Cancel Forgot your password? The new edition retains the hallmark features of the text and Expanded coverage of the pervasive effects of technology on the social environment of work, including virtual work and the impact of social media.
More graphics, including tables and charts, to help students understand and remember various related concepts and theories. Includes a unique full chapter on research methods and the use of statistics in understanding organizations.
Provides Instructors with comprehensive presentation and testing materials. More on ethics, in light of relatively recent scandals in corporations and in politics. Expanded coverage throughout on cross-cultural issues and diversity in organizations. Additional readings facilitate in-depth learning. Psychology Nonfiction. Despite the outward similarities, there are actually subtle differences between organiza- tional psychology and organizational behavior.
If we focus only on the first part of this definition, it is impossible to distinguish organizational psy- chology from organizational behavior. These are viewed as interesting and worthy of study in their own right. Organizational psychology is also con- cerned with the impact of macro-level variables and processes, but only to the extent that such variables and processes have an impact on indi- vidual behavior.
Much of the reason for this difference is that organizational behavior draws off a greater variety of disciplines than does organizational psychology. While organizational psychology draws largely from various subfields within psychology, organiza- tional behavior draws not only on psychology but sociology, anthropology, economics, and labor relations, to name a few.
Thus, to answer the question of whether there is a difference between organizational psychology and organizational behavior, my answer would be: Yes, but it is a very subtle difference. Perhaps the best way to summarize the difference is to quote a comment from one of my professors when I began searching for faculty jobs after finishing my Ph. S ource: G. Moorhead and R. Organiza- tional behavior: Managing people and organizations 4th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
We know, for example, that informal friendship ties exist in organiza- tions, and they have important implications for the functioning of formal organizations. In this same vein, processes that occur in informal groups and organizations may provide some insight into processes that occur in formal organizations. For example, the manner in which a status. Another point of clarification in the defini- tion provided above has to do with the term psychology itself. Psychology is the scientific study of individual human behavior and men- tal processes.
Two things are important to note about this definition. First, organizational psy- chologists use methods of scientific inquiry to both study and intervene in organizations. This simply means that organizational psy- chologists use a systematic data-based ap- proach to both study organizational processes and solve organizational problems. Second, organizational psychology is in- tellectually rooted in the larger field of psy- chology. The most important implication of this connection to the broader field of psy- chology is that organizational psychology fo- cuses on individual behavior.
This statement may seem odd, given that a substantial por- tion of this text is devoted to both group and organizational-level processes. What it means is that regardless of the level at which some phenomenon occurs, individual behavior is the most important mediating factor cf.
Thus, to understand the impact of group and organizational-level vari- ables, we must focus on how they impact in- dividual behavior. This strong focus on individual behavior also serves to distin- guish organizational psychology from other social science disciplines e. It is also one way in which organizational psychology differs from the closely related field of organi- zational behavior see Comment 1.
Figure 1. Notice that the topics listed on the industrial side are those that are typically associated with the management of human resources in organiza- tions. Contrast these with the topics on the organizational side, which are associated with the aim of understanding and predicting be- havior within organizational settings.
A Breakdown of Topics Associated with the. Industrial and Organizational Sides of the Field. To do so, this organization would likely conduct some form of job analysis to find out what ex- actly is involved in selling life insurance poli- cies, develop performance criterion measures based on this job analysis, develop a selection test to measure things that are thought to be predictive of performance, and ultimately conduct a study to investigate whether perfor- mance on the selection test is correlated with the performance criterion measure Cascio, On first glance, it would appear to be very little.
However, if you think about it, or- ganizational topics are highly relevant. Also, demands of life insurance sales may necessitate the hiring of individuals who will cope well with these demands Jex, Thus, the organization needs to under- stand the unique stressors that are associated with this job, as well as the attributes that fa- cilitate coping.
As we will see, socialization and occupational stress are important topics within organizational psychology. The Scientist-Practitioner Approach. Army is interested in improving decision- making and communication processes among the small groups that comprise special-forces units.
Fortunately, in organizational psychol- ogy, there is considerable literature on group effectiveness and processes, and the Army could draw on these sources to help guide its efforts e. Absolutely not. To be effec- tive, a group must have a certain mix of skills, abilities, and personality traits. Thus, regard- less of the team processes that are taught to these units, care must be taken to select the right mix of individuals in the first place.
It is also unlikely that decision-making processes would improve unless these teams receive ac- curate and timely performance feedback. Organizational psychology can and should be viewed as a science. In fact, much of the content of this book is based on scientific studies of behavior in both organizational and laboratory settings.
Organizational psy- chology, however, is also concerned with the application of scientific knowledge to en- hance the effectiveness of organizations. The scientist-practitioner model captures this interaction between generating scientific knowledge and the application of that knowledge for some practical purpose.
This can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Many programs, for example, encourage students to participate in formal internship programs in corporations and consulting firms. Students with whom I have worked on field projects over the years are often surprised. Many students have also com- mented that their methodological training often comes in quite handy as they work on these field projects. Despite the many advantages of incorpo- rating practical experience into graduate pro- grams, there can be some disadvantages.
The primary one experienced by doctoral programs is that, in some cases, students who take in- ternships never finish their degree. Other problems that can occur are lack of competent supervision and, in some cases, the projects organizations give to students may not be meaningful.
Despite these potential disadvan- tages, carefully monitored practical experience is usually a valuable component of graduate training. It is also an excellent way to promote the scientist-practitioner model to students. There are, however, some important com- ponents that future academicians need to in- corporate into their graduate training. For example, it is important for those planning an academic career to become involved in re- search early in their graduate training.
This increases the chances of gaining authorship of journal articles and conference presenta- tions—something that definitely helps in a competitive job market. Research involve- ment also facilitates the development of close working relationships with faculty. These rela- tionships are crucial in learning how to do. Another essential component of the training of future academicians is teaching ex- perience. Regardless of the type of institution in which one is employed, teaching is a major component of any academic position.
Thus, graduate students who obtain significant teaching experience are much better prepared for academic positions than those with little or no experience. Typical nonacademic employment set- tings for organizational psychologists include business organizations, consulting firms, non- profit research institutes, government agen- cies and research institutes, and even market. Since re- ceiving my Ph. Thus, a good deal of what I do centers around the science.
However, in addi- tion to scientific activity, I have conducted a number of projects in organizations that have been designed to solve practical problems. For example, not long after starting my first job out of graduate school, I was the assistant investi- gator on a project conducted for the U.
Army Research Institute. This project involved con- ducting an organizational assessment of the re- cruiting operations branch of the U. S Army. The Army was basically interested in ways that the recruiting branch could facilitate the train- ing of field recruiters.
Since that first project, I have worked with a number of organizations. What have I learned from working with organizations? Applying research findings in or- ganizational settings is tough work that requires considerable skill. Another thing I have learned is that, in most cases, good science has practical value; that is, when projects in or- ganizations are conducted in a scientifically rigorous manner, organizations typically ob- tain much more useful information than when they are not.
Finally, working in organizations has really convinced me of the viability of the scientist-practitioner model. While actual job duties vary widely by setting, many organizational psy- chologists employed in nonacademic settings are involved in organizational change and de- velopment activities.
This might involve as- sisting an organization in the development and implementation of an employee opinion survey program, designing and facilitating the implementation of team development activi- ties, or perhaps assisting top management with the strategic planning process. The other major activity of those employed in nonacade- mic settings is research. This is particularly true of those employed in nonprofit research institutes, government research institutes, and market research firms.
Given the diversity of these settings, it is difficult to pin down the exact nature of the research that is conducted. However, in the most general sense, these in- dividuals conduct scientific research that is designed to have some practical benefit to the organization or even to society in general. To prepare for a nonacademic career, grad- uate students need training in many of the same areas as those pursuing academic careers.
These include courses in research methodol- ogy, statistics, measurement, and several sub- stantive topical areas. There is one important difference, however: It is essential for students planning nonacademic careers to obtain practi- cal experience during their graduate training.
This experience can often be gained by assist- ing faculty with consulting projects, or, in some cases, through formal internship pro- grams see Comment 1. Obtaining practi- cal experience is crucial not only because it. The purpose of this course is to provide students an opportunity to apply, in actual or- ganizational settings and under the supervision of faculty, what they learned during the first year. Examples of some of the projects that have been done in practicum include: em- ployee opinion surveys, training needs assess- ment, customer service satisfaction surveys, and performance appraisal system develop- ment.
After an organization has expressed a need, students typically meet with a represen-. Furthermore, for some students, practicum experiences have led directly to per- manent employment. The year marked the hundredth an- niversary of the field of psychology. This section, therefore, will not provide a detailed, comprehensive history of the field of organizational psychology.
Rather, the intent is to provide a relatively concise summary of some of the people and historical events that have shaped the field. Historical Beginnings. Formalized attempts to study and influence such behavior, however, have a much more re- cent history. Most of the work at that time dealt with topics such as. Very little work dealing with the organizational side.
Table 1. Ironically, the beginnings of the organiza-. Perhaps the best known of these was Frederick Winslow Taylor, who developed the principles. Scientific man- agement was, to a large extent, a philosophy of management, and efficiency and piece-rate.
When one looks past these more visible aspects of scientific management, three underlying principles emerge: 1 those who perform work tasks should be separate from those who design work tasks; 2 workers are rational beings, and they will work harder if provided with fa- vorable economic incentives; and 3 prob- lems in the workplace can and should be subjected to empirical study. In considering the underlying principles of scientific management described above, the first principle is certainly contrary to much of the thinking in the field of organizational psy- chology today.
The second principle, namely that employees will respond to financial in- centives, has actually received considerable support over the years Locke, The third principle, empirical study, is clearly the one that establishes the link between scientific management and what eventually became or- ganizational psychology. In this respect, Taylor was a pioneer by employing scientific method- ology to study production-related processes.
Most of his studies dealt with cutting sheet metal. It should be noted, however, that. TABLE 1. Early s. Development and growth of Scientific Management Taylor ; beginning of the scientific study of. Another early nonpsychologist who con- tributed greatly to the development of organi- zational psychology was Max Weber.
Weber is best known for his. The basic idea of bureaucracy is that organizations should be designed so that employees know exactly what they are supposed to be doing, and the lines of authority are clearly stated.
Another major principle of bureaucracy was that ad- vancement and rewards should be based on merit and not on things such as nepotism or. Taylor was the son of affluent parents and spent a great deal of his childhood traveling in Europe. Taylor worked there for two years before moving to Midvale Steel. He prospered at Midvale, working his way up to the supervisory ranks by the age of It was during his time at Midvale that Tay- lor developed an interest in work methods and procedures—an interest that would lead to the famous pig iron experiments and ultimately to the development of Scientific Management.
The impact of Scientific Management dur- ing the early part of the twentieth century can- not be overstated. Most manufacturing was designed according to Scientific Management principles; in some cases, even white-collar jobs had elements of this approach.
For Taylor, the emergence of Scientific Management meant a great deal of professional success and notoriety. Taylor eventually left Midvale, worked for sev- eral other organizations, and ultimately went out on his own and became one of the first management consultants.
Many organizations. In addition, Scien- tific Management came under fire, primarily due to the charge that it was inhumane to workers. In fact, this controversy became so great that, in , Taylor was forced to testify before a congressional committee investigating the human implications of Scientific Manage- ment. This controversy took a toll on Taylor, both mentally and physically.
He died in at the age of For organizational psychology, the impact of Taylor was not so much in the principles he espoused, but in the methods that he used to develop those princi- ples. By using data to solve work-related prob- lems, Taylor pioneered an approach that has become a major part of modern organizational psychology and many other related fields. Source: R. The one best way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the enigma of efficiency. New York:. Many principles of bureaucracy are taken for granted today and are even looked at with a bit of disdain, but these ideas were quite innovative at the time they were proposed by Weber.
Like Taylor, Weber was a pioneer because he went beyond merely giving advice about organization and management issues, and he subjected many of his ideas to empirical investigation. In addition to studying organi-. Thus, Weber spent his early years in a richly intellectual environment. As a young man, Weber entered Heidelberg University to study law, although he never became a practic- ing lawyer. Instead, he completed his doctoral dissertation on medieval trading companies in , and eventually secured a university ap- pointment in Berlin.
During this pe- riod, Weber traveled extensively and ultimately resumed his scholarly work. Following his travels, Weber completed in- fluential essays on methods and procedures for studying social behavior, as well as the Protes- tant ethic. These essays were followed by a series of studies on legal institutions, religious systems, political economy, and authority re- lations.
Although too old to fight, Weber contributed to the war effort by serving as a hospital ad- ministrator and as a member of a government commission examining tariff problems. During the latter part of the war, he resumed the scholarly work that eventually led to the book Economy and Society. Following the war, Weber tried unsuccessfully to establish a career in pol- itics, something that evidently disappointed him greatly. He died in , at the age of As a scholar, Weber was unique in two re- spects.
First, his work represented the blend- ing of the fields of law, history, and the social sciences. Thus, his work was clearly interdisci- plinary in nature. Second, Weber was an excel- lent methodologist. Unlike many scholars of his era, Weber provided extensive documenta- tion of his research findings, and he recom- mended that researchers attempt to unravel the causal factors underlying events.
His method- ological influence has perhaps been most evident in sociology and history, but has un- doubtedly impacted psychology as well. Source: F. Max Weber. London: Routledge. The Field Takes Shape. The event that changed that—an event many see as the be- ginning of organizational psychology—was the Hawthorne studies.
The Hawthorne stud- ies, a collaborative effort between the Western Electric Company and a group of researchers from Harvard University, took place between and Mayo, ; Whitehead, , The original purpose of the Hawthorne studies was to investigate the im- pact of environmental factors—such as illumi- nation, wage incentives, and rest pauses—on employee productivity. Given the time period in which the Hawthorne studies were initiated early s , these topics were central to the dominant mode of managerial thought at the time: scientific management.
What made the Hawthorne studies so important to the field of organizational psy- chology were the unexpected, serendipitous findings that came out of the series of inves- tigations. Perhaps the best known were the findings that came from the illumination ex- periments.
Specifically, the Hawthorne re- searchers found that productivity increased regardless of the changes in level of illumin- ation. This became the basis for what is termed the Hawthorne effect, or the idea that people will respond positively to any novel change in the work environment.
The significance of the Hawthorne studies, however, goes well beyond simply demonstrat- ing a methodological artifact. For example, in. In fact, it was found that those who did not adhere to pro- duction norms often met with very negative consequences from the other members of the work group, and that employees responded very differently to various methods of supervi- sion.
The overall implication of the Hawthorne studies, which later formed the impetus for or- ganizational psychology, was that social factors impact behavior in organizational settings. This may seem a rather obvious conclusion today, but when considered in the historical context, it was a major finding. Those who focus only on the specific conclusions published by the Hawthorne researchers, as well as the method- ological shortcomings of this research e. During roughly the same time period in which the Hawthorne studies took place, an- other important historical influence on orga- nizational psychology occurred: unionization.
However, the union movement in the United States during the s was important because it forced orga- nizations to consider, for the first time, many issues that are largely taken for granted today. For example, organizational topics such as par- ticipative decision making, workplace democ- racy, quality of worklife, and the psychological contract between employees and organizations are rooted, at least to some degree, in the union movement. Many of these issues were addressed in collective bargaining agreements in unionized organizations.
Many nonunion- ized organizations were forced to address these issues due to the threat of unionization. During the period of union growth in the s, another event occurred that would. By the time he im- migrated to the United States, Lewin was al- ready a prominent social psychologist who had a variety of research interests, many of which were relevant to the emerging field of organizational psychology. The term ac- tion research, which is typically associated with Lewin, refers to the idea that researchers and organizations can collaborate on research and use those findings to solve problems.
A Period of Growth. World War II had a tremendous impact on the growth of organizational psychology. For ex- ample, one of the results of World War II was that women were needed to fill many of the positions in factories that were vacated by the men called into military service.
Truman made the decision to pursue racial integration of the military. Both events were extremely important because they repre- sented initial attempts to understand the im- pact of diversity on the workplace, a topic that has become quite pertinent in recent years.
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