Psych 260 Exam 2 Review Sheet 9703

Psych 260 Exam 2 Review Sheet 9703 - Psych 260 Exam 2 Study...

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Psych 260: Exam 2  Study Guide 3/2 Networks Lecture: -Benefits of networking Networking positively predicts: o Pay, promotion, job satisfaction, adaptation to new situations, effectiveness,  health, happiness, organizational performance  o People in more networks tend to be happier and healthier o Networking is not only good for individuals, but organizations as a whole o Networking becomes an even bigger part when people advance in their careers  -Constraints of networks Closed, redundant, dense o Stratified, homogenous networks o Access to heterogeneous networks restricted o Remembering and using your network links Hard to use all these links and know who everyone is o Prefer strong ties to weak ties Go to people that were close with and familiar to  -Strength of weak ties Weakest tie in your network   most important and useful ties Talk to x – whole new set of resources and people Unique information and resources Non obvious and underused  -Characteristics of good networkers Remembering your 3,000 o Constantly reminding themselves – using networking tools (ex, internet) Heterogeneous networks – variety of age and nationality  Strategically designed to fit goals by choice Diagnostic tools – see if they fit with your goals  Turn social contacts into social capital  -Social capital Networking creates social capital – not useful if you don’t know anything about the  people in your networks  o Ask them for help  Social – based on our relationships Capital – assets to reach our goals – not unlike money Social contacts are NOT social capital 
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-“Reciprocity Ring” (from section)- creating norms of reciprocity Everyone knows everyone else in a work team Who helps people out in the work team Some helping relationships – all know one another   don’t necessarily need to use all  the relationships  -Networking takeaways Networking – a skill for getting things done Develop and focus on weak ties Networks highly powerful, but constrained Strategically design to align with goals Skill-based  Baker: -Elements for managing any relationship:  -Mutual understanding: importance of feedback, difficulties in receiving feedback Reaching for understanding gets us closer to better relationships  Mutual understanding is difficult because both people must be operating at  advanced levels of psychological development  A shrinking organization disrupts the existing network of relationships Third networking principle    Similarity principle : people tend to associate with  others like themselves – they get too much feedback that simply reinforces their 
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