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Introduction To Industrial And Organizational Psychology, 6th Edition by Ronald E. Riggio – Test Bank

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Introduction To Industrial And Organizational Psychology, 6th Edition by Ronald E. Riggio – Test Bank

CHAPTER 1
Introduction: Definitions and History

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Multiple Choice Test Items

1. FACTUAL: What is Industrial/Organizational Psychology? ANSWER: b

Industrial/organizational psychology is defined as

a. the study of work in industry.
b. the study of human behavior in work settings.
c. a combination of management principles and work efficiency methods.
d. the process of analyzing communication between managers and subordinates.

2. FACTUAL: The Science and Practice of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
ANSWER: a

The two objectives of I/O psychology are

a. conducting research and applying research knowledge to improving work behavior.
b. conducting research and establishing general laws of work behavior.
c. conducting research and training other psychologists.
d. training other psychologists and designing organizational structures.

3. FACTUAL: The Science and Practice of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
ANSWER: c

The scientific objective of I/O psychology involves

a. applying psychological principles to observing work behavior.
b. applying research results in attempts to improve work behavior.
c. the study and understanding of all aspects of behavior at work.
d. the discovery of general laws of human behavior.

4. FACTUAL: The Science and Practice of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
ANSWER: b

The applied objective of I/O psychology involves

a. examining and describing human work behavior.
b. the application of psychological principles to work behavior.
c. the discovery of general laws of human behavior.
d. conducting research and publishing it in scientific journals.

5. FACTUAL: The Roots and Early History of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
ANSWER: c

The engineer who is credited with stimulating the beginning of the field that would develop into I/O psychology is

a. Hugo Munsterberg.
b. Walter Dill Scott.
c. Frederick W. Taylor.
d. Elton Mayo.

6. CONCEPTUAL: The Roots and Early History of Industrial/Organizational Psychology ANSWER: b

An efficiency expert is studying jobs carefully, making detailed assessments of how long it takes workers to perform tasks. In all likelihood, the expert is using the scientific management method of

a. ergonomics.
b. time-and-motion studies.
c. scientist-practitioner model.
d. job specialization.

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