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Unformatted text preview: Module 37: Motivation at Work • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has observed that people’s quality of life increases when they are purposefully engaged o flow : a completely involved, focused state of consciousness, with diminished awareness of self and time, resulting from optimal engagement of one’s skills • Industrial- organizational (I/O) Psychology: the application of psychological concepts and menthods to optimizing human behavior in workplaces. o Personnel psychology : applies psychology’s methods and principles to selecting and evaluating workers o Organizational psychology : considers how work environments and management styles influence worker motivation, satisfaction, and productivity o Human factors psychology : explores how machines and environments can be optimally designed to fit human abilities • Personnel Psychology o Identifying people’s strengths and matching strengths to work is a first step towards workplace effectiveness; assess applicants with ability tests, personality tests, behavioral...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Spring '08