Week2 - WEEK TWO Foundations of Individual Behavior Please...

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WEEK TWO Foundations of Individual Behavior Please remember to bring with you: Case incident Professional sports: Rewarding and punishing the same behavior?
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WEEK TWO Foundations of Individual Behavior Ability Biographical characteristics Learning Implications for managers
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Dimensions of Intellectual Ability (1) The capacity to do mental activities: thinking, reasoning, and problem solving
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Dimensions of Intellectual Ability (2) Number aptitude Verbal comprehension Perceptual speed Inductive reasoning Deductive reasoning Spatial visualization Memory
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Dimensions of Intellectual Ability (3) Dimension Number Aptitude Description Ability to do speedy and accurate calculations Job Example Accountant: Computing the sales tax on a set of terms
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Dimensions of Intellectual Ability (4) Dimension Verbal comprehension Description Ability to understand what is read or heard and the relationship of words to each other Job Example Plant manager: Following corporate policies
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Dimensions of Intellectual Ability (5) Dimension Perceptual speed Description Ability to identify visual similarities and differences quickly and accurately Job Example Fire investigator: Identifying clues to support a charge of arson, i.e., willful setting on fire
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Dimensions of Intellectual Ability (6) Dimension Inductive reasoning Description Ability to identify a logical sequence in a problem and then solve the problem Job Example Market researcher: Forecasting demand for a product in the next time period
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Dimensions of Intellectual Ability (7) Dimension Deductive reasoning Description Ability to use logic and assess the implications of an argument Job Example Supervisor: Choosing between two different suggestions offered by employees
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Dimensions of Intellectual Ability (8) Dimension Spatial visualization Description Ability to imagine how an object would look if its position in space were changed Job Example Interior decorator: Redecorating an office
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Dimensions of Intellectual Ability (9) Dimension Memory Description Ability to retain and recall past experiences Job Example Salesperson: Remembering the names of customers
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Dimensions of Physical Ability (1) The capacity to do tasks demanding stamina, dexterity, strength, and similar characteristics
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