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Unformatted text preview: 1 _____ 2 _____ 3 _____ 4 _____ 5 _____ 6 _____ 7 _____ 8 _____ 9 _____ 10 _____ Quiz 1 - ANGEL Weeks 1 and 2 Name: _____________________________ PID: _______________________________ Please be sure that your name, PID, and answers are written CLEARLY and LEGIBLY. You may use your lecture notes, the book, and collaboration with your learning team members and other classmates to complete the quiz, but it is in your best interest to ensure that you understand the answer to each of the questions, as you can be sure that the material covered here will appear again in a similar form on the test! Please circle your answer and WRITE THE LETTERS CORRESPONDING TO YOUR ANSWERS IN THE BLANKS AT THE TOP OF THE QUIZ. 1. What does the percentage of people who would continue to work if they did not require any income tell us about work? a. Very few people would work if they didn’t have to b. I/O psychology can help us to understand work better c. People work for reasons other than money d. People do not understand the nature of work 2. Based on the definitions of IO psychology given in the book (page 8), which of the following would NOT be something an IO psychologist might study? a. Mood and emotion in negotiations b. Personnel selection c. The effect of working hours on an employee’s family d. The effect of product price on company profit 3. IO psychology is founded on a scientist-practitioner model. What does this mean? a. All IO psychologists are expert researchers b. Both science and practice are important emphases in IO psychology c. All IO psychologists are active consultants d. IO psychologists must be licensed by the state before practicing 4. In the early years of Industrial Psychology, what was the major emphasis of the field? a. The study of individual differences b. The study of mood and emotion c. The study of efficiency and productivity d. The study of lighting and table height 5. What was the most important impact of the Hawthorne studies on the field of IO psychology? a. We realized it doesn’t matter what you do, people will perform better when researchers are there b. We realized that unionization is actually a bad thing for the well-being of employees c. We realized that women were capable of working longer hours than men d. We realized that human motivation was far more complex than had previously been imagined Continued on back – flip over! Quiz 1 cont’d 6. Which of the following is NOT necessarily a characteristic of a good theory (page 52)? a. It is interesting b. It is relevant to something important c. It provides an explanation d. It is right 7. The mean, median, and mode are all measures of central tendency, which tells us: a. Where most of the data points are located b. How spread out the data points are c. Whether the data is skewed d. Whether the sample generalizes to the population 8. How are inferential statistics used? a. To summarize large amounts of data in a succinct way b. To cumulate years of research findings c. To draw conclusions about a population from a sample d. To show causality between two variables 9. If I calculate that the test-retest reliability of my measure is .90 (a very high correlation coefficient, reflecting high reliability), what does this mean? a. The measure will give the correct answer b. The measure is consistent and stable over time c. The random error in the measure due to time is high d. The measure measures what it is supposed to measure 10. Which of the following represents an operationalization or measure (rather than a construct)? a. Intelligence b. Extraversion c. Knowledge of the material from weeks 1 and 2 in PSY 255 d. Quiz 1 REMEMBER TO WRITE THE LETTERS CORRESPONDING TO YOUR ANSWERS IN THE BLANKS AT THE TOP OF THE QUIZ. ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2009 for the course PSY 255 taught by Professor Dr.annmarieryan during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08
- Organizational Psychology