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320Psychology - Whatisbehavior n Behavioris n B=f(PxE...

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Psychology of Work Behavior Theories of Motivation
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What is behavior? n Behavior is: n B=f(P x E) n B=Behavior n P=Person n E=Environment
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Theories of Motivation n Reinforcement Theory n BF Skinner n S                  R                      O n S=Stimulus or Situation n R=Response n O=Outcome 
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Reinforcement Outcomes n Positive Reinforcement: n If an outcome increases the likelihood that  a behavior will occur again, that outcome is  known as a positive reinforcer. n Punishment: n Any outcome which decreases the  likelihood that behavior will occur again is  punishment (not negative reinforcement)
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Reinforcement Schedules n Fixed:  A specific Amount n Variable:  A varying amount n Ratio:  Behavior n Interval:  Time
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Employer Controlled  Outcomes             Fixed Variable Interval Ratio
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Content Theories of  Motivation n Maslow’s Hierarchy: n Behavior is driven to satisfy certain needs.
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