Psychology encompasses a large number of disciplines and they each hold their own merit and effectiveness with the populations they serve. Some of the disciplines within psychology are social psychology, cognitive psychology, behavioral psychology, abnormal psychology and industrial/organizational psychology. "Industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology is a field of psychology that applies psychological theories and principles to organizations" (Cherry, 2013, para 16). This field of study focuses mainly on aspects such as increasing workplace productivity, employee job satisfaction, and other aspects of the well-being of employees within an organization. "Industrial organizational psychologists perform a wide ...
How industrial/organizational psychology is different from other disciplines of psychology are explained. References are provided in the solution.