Labor Unions, Management, and Industrial/Organizational (IO) Psychology

Labor Unions, Management, and Industrial/Organizational (IO) Psychology

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Helping to explain the indifference of labor unions by IO psychology is a failure to appreciate power differences of management and workers, the early attitudes toward unions of IO psychologists, and limited financial rewards. Comparing to the history of economics and sociology is the United States history of IO psychology in investigation of this hypothetical viability. The conclusion is for the neglect of labor union issues by applied psychologists are for two crucial reasons to exist being the dark of early pro-union psychologists and the reluctance of IO psychologists to address the presence of conflict between employees and employers. The major issue being addressed is the evolution of IO psychology within the United States and its ignorance of labor unions and partnership with management. In defining IO psychology, this question is important pertaining to the aim of the field. The definition of IO psychology according to the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is the promotion of human welfare through applying psychology to the different types of organizations. For IO psychology to remain true to the mission, psychologists in working with these different organizational types include both labor and management within their endeavors. Critics and psychologists alike have documented the indifference toward organized labor of IO psychologists. This indifference involves attempts to dismantle unions already in existence and opposing unionization before it should ever begin. Numerous complaints exist of this indifference to labor unions, yet few attempts have been made in the analysis of this persistence. In investigating this indifference a review of the history of IO psychology will occur in relation to United States labor unions evaluating the ability of previous offered explanations to maintain their validity. A comparison of the history of IO psychology is often made toward other social scientific disciplines in economics and sociology. The result of this comparison is a broader context analysis occurring in the isolated examination of psychology. The focus will be on the relationship of labor unions with the practice of individual psychologists. In examining this relationship, the writings of critics and individual IO psychologists act as the sources of information along with the writings by members of organized labor and analysis of journal publication records. In comparison to other countries, IO psychology has less evolved in progression toward relations to organized more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 1.78mm | 86.18g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514244519
  • 9781514244517

About Steven G Carley MS

Steven grows-up in a small town in Boston, Massachusetts playing with other children in his neighborhood. Steven leads a mostly quiet life spending much of his time devoted to his studies. Steven views himself more as a curious person than as a genius. He was born on July 13, 1975, his father was a machinist and mother Beverly was daughter to a machinist. Steven liked running and climbing but most of all he liked collecting, match box cars, baseball cards, muscle men figures, and pretty much anything else he could get his hands on. Steven grows-up with his two sisters who as mentioned earlier lead a relatively quiet life. Steven at times rebels at home by sneaking out of the house at night to join in the endeavors of locals in the neighborhood. Steven succeeds within University of Phoenix receiving a Bachelor of Science degree graduating with honors. Steven has written 40 total in print books. This is where most of Steven's authority in writing resides. Through his intense study and writing routine he has become an SME in various domains. He is currently continuing his studies within a terminal master's degree IO psychology program at SNHU of which he is being conferred during the summer of 2015. stevecarley.usshow more

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