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(p. 14) Conceptual and Scientific Foundations 

(p. 14) Conceptual and Scientific Foundations
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(p. 14) Conceptual and Scientific Foundations
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Jay C. Thomas

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195385496.003.0002
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date: 06 December 2019

Chapter 2 discusses how organizational theory has used force field analysis and systems theory as conceptual frameworks for understanding the development, evolution, and effects of changes in organizations. It also covers how theories originating in social psychology have influenced concepts of small work group and team dynamics, and how, at the individual level, several theories of personality, cognition, human abilities, and attribution are influential. It does address that there are no universally recognized conceptual framework for groups and individuals, and that the OBC psychologist must be an expert at job or work analysis and in comprehending organizational culture and climate. It also covers how some forms of work done by OBC psychologists are constrained by legal and professional standards.

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