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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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MALVEZZI, Sigmar. Origin, consolidation, and perspectives of Work and Organizational Psychology. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.4, pp. 367-374. ISSN 1984-6657.

This essay is a reflection on the trajectory of Work and Organizational Psychology (WOP). The content analyzes its growth and introduction into society. Along this path, WOP took on the phenomena and problems of the relationships between individual, work, and society. Today, WOP presents a set of scientific, technical, and cultural productions integrating the conceptual and instrumental patrimony of society. WOP has enriched the understanding of performance at work by applying the concepts of Psychology to explain the relation between behavior and subjectivity. Facing the re-institutionalization of work from a form of employment to one of precarious autonomous work, WOP will be challenged to understand new phenomena that will arise within its territory. Its solid experience and firmness in the search for efficacy and for existential conditions sustains the assurance with which it faces the evolution of economic production. WOP has become a specialization capable of responding to the re-institutionalization of work now in progress in society.

Keywords : Work and Organizational Psychology (WOP); performance; adaptation to tasks; applied science; work re-institutionalization.

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