Flashcards in EXAM 1: Chapter 1 - What is Industrial/Organizational Psychology and History of it Deck (13):
What is Industrial/Organizational Psychology?
Specialty area of psychology that studies how people behave and think in work situations and applies psychological principles to workplace issues.
Fields of I/O Psych?
Personnel Psychology and Organizational Psychology
History of Early Years?
Early Years with Four(Five) Founding Figures
Walter Dill Scott
Lillian and Frank Gilberth
History for WWI
Army Alpha and Beta Tests, Alpha for literate, beta once they discovered about 30% were illiterate
Between War History
I/O is Mainstream
Hawthorne Studies - performance improvement until novelty ends.
Army and Psychologists work together
Army General Classification Test and Situational stress tests
Legitimate field of psychology
Civil Rights Act (CRA), Title VII
Project A - ASVAB
Information Age (1994-Current)
Personnel Psychology covers
Selection and Placement, Training and Development, and Performance Management;
Organizational effectiveness, quality of work life, Job attitudes, and Ergonomics possibly?
Performance improvement due to being observed / having a novelty introduced, improvement lasts until novelty fades