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Examine the fundamental concepts of the field of industrial/organizational psychology. In your examination, address the following items:

Describe the evolution of the field of industrial/organizational psychology.
Explain how industrial/organizational psychology is different from other disciplines of psychology.
Discuss how industrial/organization psychology can be used in organizations.
Explain the role of research and statistics in industrial/organizational psychology.

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Examine fundamental concepts of I/O Psychology. Please help me with my discussion/examination.
Examine the fundamental concepts of the field of industrial/organizational psychology. In your examination, address the following items:

? Describe the evolution of the field of industrial/organizational psychology.

Industrial/organizational (I-O)psychology is focused on studying people with organizations. The origins of this discipline in Psychology can be dated to the 1930's under the threat of World Wars I and II (McMillan, Stevens, Kelloway, 2009). As it was developed, I-O psychology was emphasized the influence from the World Wars as the catalyst that brought industrial psychology into academia (Katzell & Austin, 1992 as cited in McMillan et al, 2009). I-O psychology gained prominence after the World Wars influenced by the social psychology of Kurt Lewin, whose field force analyses provided a framework for looking at factors in social situations.

? Explain how industrial/organizational psychology is different from other disciplines of psychology.

As Zickar (2010) explains, psychologists working in the field of I-O psychology are ...

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This solution discusses the evolution of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. It discusses how I/O is used in organizations, and explores what distinguishes this discipline of psychology from other disciplines.

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