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IOoverview + FFF - IndustrialOrganizationalPsychology:...

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Industrial-Organizational Psychology: An Overview Lou Buffardi     Associate Professor of Psychology
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I/O Psyc: Types of Questions How do you decide whether a selection  test is useful and fair to minorities? Is there one best leadership style? What causes people to leave their jobs? If we make people happier in their jobs will  they work harder?
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Questions cont’d Can merit pay be applied to any type of job? What problems are associated with shift work? How can supervisors “motivate” workers? Are cognitive ability tests that predict academic  performance of any use in predicting how people  will perform their jobs? Are “family-friendly” benefits cost-effective to the  organization?
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Question 1 Imagine you are hiring new employees. I/ O research suggests that you definitely  should do which of the following in order  to select the best worker? a. Measure applicants’ self-esteem b. Measure applicants’ intelligence c. Interview applicants d. Check applicants’ references
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Question 2 Suppose you are a manager and you want  your workers to get more done. What  often is the most effective way to achieve  this? a. Pay them more b. Improve their job satisfaction c. Have them set specific goals d. Discipline them
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Goals of I/O Psychology Study behavior at work Improve organizations by: Selecting applicants that best fit the job Training/motivating current employees Designing workplace systems to reduce  accidents Making workplace more humane
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Areas of I/O Psychology “Industrial”/Personnel Selection Training Performance Management/Assessment Organizational
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course PSYC 100 taught by Professor Pilafova during the Spring '09 term at George Mason.

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