Question by christi_baycity: comparing organizational psychology?
I have to compare and contrast organizational psychology to two similar disciplines such as social psych and sociology. I know that the difference lies within the study of individualism, however I am confused as to what the difference is. I also know that it has something to do with collectivism vs. individualism. Can anyone help me with this?
Answer by Civlvr
Organizational Psychology has to do with how people behave in the work place, and it can be based on individuals on the job, or the whole working population. Social psych has ways of explaining the mezzo- and macro- levels of Organizational Psychology, but neglects individual elements. Sociology attempts to explain variation within the structure of the work place, identifying social factors such as culture, socioeconomic status, and laws, rather than the behavioral/cognitive elements.
Organizational Psych can include Individualist and collectivist approaches, depending on geographic and cultural elements
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