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Notes on Basics of Business Psychology

Notes on Basics of Business Psychology

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Published by Arif Masood
Notes On Business Psychology. Lectures. BS (Accounting & Finance) (2006-2010), BZU Multan.
Notes On Business Psychology. Lectures. BS (Accounting & Finance) (2006-2010), BZU Multan.

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N
otes
 
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B
usiness
P
sychology
Presented To
:
Madam Muneeza Butt
Prepared By
:
ARIF
M
asood
 
 
(Roll NO #
 
50
)
BS (Accounting & Finance) - 3
rd
SemesterDepartment Of Commerce
 
Contents OF Notes
Lecture # 1 (Page 3-5)
Psychology – Definition with short history.
Business Psychology – Definition with concise.
Describing Terms
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Human Being
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Human Nature
Defining Psychology and characterizing four of its main points
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Scientific Study
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Behaviour 
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Individual
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Mental Processes
Lecture # 2-5 (Page 5-7)
Goals OF Psychology
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Describing What Happens
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Explaining What Happens
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Predicting What Will Happen
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Controlling What Happens
Lecture # 6, 7 (Page 7-8)
THE Process OF Research
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Explaining Procedural sequence of Research Process
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Describing terms of Determinism and Hypothesis
Scientific METHOD
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Subjectivity
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Objectivity
Lecture # 8 (Page 9-10)
Standardization
Operationalization
Variance
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Independent Variable
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Dependent Variable
“NOTES ON BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY”
Psychology
Scientific study of human behavior, mental processes, and how they are affected and/or affect individualsor group's physical state, mental state, and external environment is termed as Psychology. Its goal is todescribe, understand, predict, and modify behavior. Beginning of Psychology can be dated as early asHippocrates in 400BC, or even before. German physiologist Wilhelm Wundt is generally considered thefounder of psychology as a scientific discipline. He established the first laboratory for experimentalpsychology in 1879 at the University of Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany.
Business Psychology
Business Psychology deals with emotions of different characters of an organization or business societycircle which includes producers, employers as well as customers.Business Psychology which is also known as Organizational or Industrial Psychology concerns theapplication of psychological theories, research methods, and intervention strategies to workplace issues.Business psychologists are interested in making organizations more productive while ensuring workers areable to lead physically and psychologically healthy lives. Other relevant concerns include personnelpsychology, motivation and leadership, employee selection, training and development, organizationdevelopment, organizational behavior, workplace and family issues. Business psychologists who work for an organization are most likely to work in the HR (human resources) department. However, many I/Opsychologists pursue careers as independent consultants or applied academic psychologists.
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Human Being
Human Being is the common name given to any individual of the species Homo sapiens and, by extension,to the entire species. Subject of a psychologist analysis is most often an individual and that individual maybe a newly born infant, teenager, college student, Athlete etc
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Human Nature
Human nature is the fundamental nature and substance of humans. It may also be the range of humanbehavior that is believed to be invariant over long periods of time and across very different cultural
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