Envisioning a Person-Centric Work Psychology


Howard M. Weiss. E-mail: weissh@purdue.edu
Address: Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907


We have structured our response around 3 rough categories of commentary themes: those that provided illustrations of existing person-centric research, those that provided novel ideas about extending the viewpoint to traditional research areas, and those that criticized our neglect of issues of morality and power differences. In our response, we clarify and reiterate our position as advocating a science of first-person work experience. In doing so, we differentiate our agenda from others labeled person-centric but not first-person experiential in the way we describe it. We also differentiate our position from a primary interest in worker treatment and well-being, except as part of work experience, and defend that difference.