TITLE

Why Psychology Is Not the Sine Qua Non

AUTHOR(S)
Mincer, Jacob
PUB. DATE
October 1989
SOURCE
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Oct89, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p92
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the conception of Bruce Kaufman about behavioral research in industrial relations (IR). In his study Models of Man in Industrial Relations, Kaufman asserted that behavioral research uses a model of man in which intervening psychological factors play a role in determining IR outcomes. These factors include motivation, attitudes, and perceptions. He added that any IR research that does not incorporate psychological variables is by definition non-behavioral. It is argued however that Kaufman's definition and treatment of behavioral research overstated the differences between economics and psychology, and thus, is far too restrictive in comparing psychology with behavioral research.
ACCESSION #
18507403

 

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