Identify and describe basic themes common to both disciplines.
Analyze the theoretical underpinnings of each approach by:
Describing the theory behind each approach.
Comparing and contrasting the theories with one another.
Considering the relationship to basic behavior analytic concepts.
Locate four recent evidence-based studies in the literature that share common themes, two demonstrating OBM approaches and two demonstrating I/O psychology approaches.
Consider the research questions, design, methods, and results of the studies, and analyze how they are consistent with the approach taken.
Assess if the approach taken by each study was the best approach. Explain your response.
State if I/O psychology and OBM are best seen as distinct fields or if one is more clearly a subset of the other, based on your analysis. Synthesize your analysis to justify your conclusions.