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Organizational Psychology Defined

Define organizational psychology.
Explain the role of research and statistics in organizational psychology.
Describe how organizational psychology can be used in organizations.

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Organizational Psychology

The intent of this research paper is to examine Organizational Psychology in the workplace. Specifically, this paper will focus on the use of research and statistics that are prevalent in the practice of organizational psychology and what the roles of each method specifically are. This paper will also focus on how the use of organizational psychology can benefit a company that is seeking to understand the different factors that positively and negatively affect employees in their day to day environment.

Organizational psychology is a lesser known form of the psychology field of study that focuses specifically on people in their day to day jobs and the factors that positively and negatively affect their attitudes and behaviors. Organizational psychologist's apply the tools of psychological science to the workplace environment and use these tools to extrapolate data from across the organizations workforce on factors such as: work - life balance, morale, overall health and fitness, stress levels, work schedules, productivity, and overall job satisfaction (Nunnally & Bernstein, 2004).

Some of the tools that an Organizational Psychologist would commonly use are research and statistical data collection or psychometrics. Through research, the psychologist can determine the root causes of many of the core ...

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The intent of this research paper is to examine Organizational Psychology in the workplace. Specifically, this paper will focus on the use of research and statistics that are prevalent in the practice of organizational psychology and what the roles of each method specifically are. This paper will also focus on how the use of organizational psychology can benefit a company that is seeking to understand the different factors that positively and negatively affect employees in their day to day environment.

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