Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-559fc8cf4f-67gxp Total loading time: 0.56 Render date: 2021-02-25T16:34:24.943Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "metricsAbstractViews": false, "figures": false, "newCiteModal": false, "newCitedByModal": true }

Handmaidens to Capitalism

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 August 2017

Nathan Gerard
Affiliation:
Department of Health Care Administration, California State University, Long Beach
Corresponding
E-mail address:

Extract

Although I wholeheartedly agree with Gloss, Carr, Reichman, Abdul-Nasiru, and Oestereich (2017) that a focus on those living in the deepest forms of poverty is sorely needed in industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology, the real issue is not so much who we serve but how we serve, and specifically how we continue to neglect the systemic failures of capitalism at the root of poverty. Ultimately, it is this global market system that determines not only the distribution of wealth but also how wealth is often achieved at the expense of another's poverty. Moreover, it is this system that constrains and undermines capabilities. For these reasons, I am skeptical of the authors’ proposal for mitigating the pervasive POSH bias in our field, especially because this bias seems premised on a pervasive neglect of capitalism the authors fail to fully address.

Type
Commentaries
Copyright
Copyright © Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2017 

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below.

References

Althusser, L. (1968). Reading capital. Brooklyn, NY: Verso Books.Google Scholar
Anthony, P. (1977). Ideology of work. London: Tavistock Press.Google Scholar
Baritz, L. (1960). The servants of power: A history of the use of social science in American industry. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Barley, S., Meyerson, D., & Grodal, S. (2011). E-mail as a source of and symbol of stress. Organization Science, 22, 887906.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Dean, H. (2009). Critiquing capabilities: The distractions of a beguiling concept. Critical Social Policy, 29 (2), 261278.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Foucault, M. (1966). The order of things. New York: Pantheon Books.Google Scholar
Gerard, N. (2014). Searching for capitalism. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 51 (3), 8586.Google Scholar
Gerard, N. (2016). Toward a critical I-O psychology. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 54 (2). Retrieved from http://www.siop.org/tip/oct16/gerard.aspx Google Scholar
Gerard, N. (2017). “Marx was right”: Lessons from Lewin. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 54 (4). Retrieved from http://www.siop.org/tip/april17/gerard.aspx Google Scholar
Gloss, A., Carr, S. C., Reichman, W., Abdul-Nasiru, I., & Oestereich, W. T. (2017). From handmaidens to POSH humanitarians: The case for making human capabilities the business of I-O psychology. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 10 (3), 329–369.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Howard, G. (1985). The role of values in the science of psychology. American Psychologist, 40, 225265.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Hyman, R. (1987). Strategy or structure? Capital, labour, and control. Work, Employment, and Society, 1 (1), 2555.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Islam, G., & Zyphur, M. (2006). Critical industrial psychology: What is it and where is it? Psychology in Society, 34, 1730.Google Scholar
Jacoby, S. (2004). Employing bureaucracy. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.Google Scholar
Kaplan, A. (1964). The conduct of inquiry: Methodology for behavioral science. San Francisco, CA: Chandler.Google Scholar
Lefkowitz, J. (2013). Values of I-O psychology, another example: What and whom we don't study and what it all suggests about the profession. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 51 (2), 4656.Google Scholar
Lefkowitz, J. (2017). Ethics and values in industrial-organizational psychology (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
Marx, K. (1844). Economic and philosophical manuscripts. New York: Prometheus Books.Google Scholar
Munsterberg, H. (1915). Business psychology. Chicago: La Salle University.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Nord, W. (1974). The failure of current applied behavioral science—a Marxian perspective. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 10 (4), 557578.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Rodgers, D. (1974). The work ethic in industrial America, 1850–1920. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Google Scholar
Sennett, R. (1976). The fall of public man. New York: Norton.Google Scholar
Steffy, B., & Grimes, A. (1992). Personnel/organizational psychology: A critique of the discipline. In Alvesson, M. & Willmott, H. (Eds.), Critical management studies. London: Sage.Google Scholar
Willmott, H. (1993). Strength is ignorance; slavery is freedom: Managing cultures in modern organizations. Journal of Management Studies, 30 (4), 515552.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Full text views

Full text views reflects PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views.

Total number of HTML views: 17
Total number of PDF views: 79 *
View data table for this chart

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 30th August 2017 - 25th February 2021. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Send article to Kindle

To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Handmaidens to Capitalism
Available formats
×

Send article to Dropbox

To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

Handmaidens to Capitalism
Available formats
×

Send article to Google Drive

To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

Handmaidens to Capitalism
Available formats
×
×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *