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OB is an applied behavioral science that draws on five behavioral science disciplines. Briefly describe the contributions each of these disciplines to OB. Consider your role as an OB researcher. On which of these disciplines might you be most inclined to draw for insights? Why?

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OB is an applied behavioral science that draws on five behavioral science disciplines. Briefly describe the contributions each of these disciplines to OB. Consider your role as an OB researcher. On which of these disciplines might you be most inclined to draw for insights? Why?

The five behavioral science disciplines are psychology, sociology, social psychology, anthropology and political science (Organizational Behavior, Stephen P. Robbins, 2005). The contributions of these disciplines are:

Psychology is the science that seeks to measure, explain and sometimes change the behavior of humans and other animals (Robbins, 2005). In the past, Psychologists viewed fatigue and boredom as factors that lead to the hindrance of performance within an organization. However, with in dept study, they have added to that list a few more factors that contributes to work performance such as learning, perception, personality, emotions, ...

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The solution provides 545-word explanation of the five behavioral science disciplines: psychology, sociology, social psychology, anthropology and political science.

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