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Organizational psychology

1-What are the similarities and differences between organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and industrial/organizational psychology? (200 words)

2-What is socialization? What methods do organizations use to socialize their employees? (200 words)

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*Include personal insight of no more than five sentences at the end of each response. Insight should relate to the content of the question and be specific to workplace experience in an elementary school.

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What are the similarities and differences between organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and industrial/organizational psychology?

Organizational psychology and organizational behavior are very similar. Organizational psychology is the study of behavior within the organizations setting while organizational behavior also includes the interface between the organization and members of the organizational as well as within the organization. Organizational behavior is studied on the individual level and macro-level such as the structure and processes. Organizational psychology studies more of the psychology of an organization as a whole instead of the bits and pieces (individuals) that make up the organization. Organizational behavior draws on a more broad scope of knowledge compared to organizational psychology. These fields can include economics, sociology, anthropology, labor relations, general psychology, and many others (Jex & Britt, 2008). Industrial organizational psychology incorporates these two by combining as a general practice specialty focusing on solutions backed by scientific research to solve ...

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The questions listed (see above) pertaining to organizational psychology are discussed.

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