From personalistics point of view acting and being subject to external and internal forces is the key distinction required to understand people. In this lecture I propose a general model of organizational behavior based on Frese's concept of personal initiative supplemented with Wojtyla's concept of participation theory and Sperber' concept of epidemiology of cognitive structures.
The first lecture in the introductory lectures for Industrial and Organizational Psychology is devoted to psychology as a discipline. I propose a big picture of the domain and explain what are the consequences of the picture for applied psychology.
Victor H. Vroom has created a great and highly undervalued model of situational leadership. According to me the model can be also used to explain variety of organizational forms and governance structures. This lecture is an invitation to this kind of approach.
Researchers many a time treat the subjects as they were not persons who should be able to participate in whatever is related to them. In his concept of cooperative inquiry, John Heron proposes overcoming this weakness and do research with people instead on people. The lecture also shows some examples how it can be done in quantitative research. I also introduce the concept of nosology of organizational pathologies.