Although industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology stems from Western civilization, Asian nations have played major roles in I-O psychology growth and development. Within these nations, Western influence, global and local history, and unique national cultures have shaped the presence, focus, and growth of I-O psychology. Throughout this entry, the history of I-O psychology in Asia is described by country in order to highlight these shared and unique developments and contributions. The following entry entails a selection of Asian countries representative of eastern, southern, and middle-eastern Asian regions. These countries are arranged in the chronological order of their I-O psychology origination.


Burgeoning recently, I-O psychology in China developed intermittently. Politics related to war and collectivism brought I-O psychology in and out of favor. In 1921, the Chinese ...

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