The Wall Street Journal Sept. 7th , 2012
o Obama Presses Plan to U.S Resurgence
Obama portrayed himself as a defender of the middle class and this
time he set more specific goals such as create more
a. Emotions are complex subjective reactions that have both a physical and
mental component. (page 193).
b. Attitude is a persistent tendency to feel and behave in a favorable or
unfavorable way toward a specific person, object, or idea. (page 182).
Negative reinforcement is the removal of a previously encountered
negative consequence following a behavior. Punishment is the presentation of
negative consequences. (page 135).
Negative reinforcement would be taking an employee off probation to
a. Personality is a stable set of characteristics representing internal properties of an
individual, which are reflected in behavioral tendencies across a variety of
situations. (page 170).
b. Key beliefs that psychologists traditionally hold are:
Can be useful part of a portfolio of tools
Big Five assessments have been shown to provide useful predictions of future job
Its important to understand how personality traits predict performance in a specific
Key Terms for 550a
Enlightened Self-Interest: treating other individuals equitably, profitable for both
J-Curve: A visual description to the four phases of development; charts performance
versus time. First phase is forming and characterized by pl
Initial Public Offering:
The first time shares of a corporation are publically available for purchasing
Often times young companies looking to fundraise more capital for expansion
Difficult to predict performance of IPO due to lack of historical data
Investing in Financial Markets
Dont gamble, do your hw on stocks, bonds
A stock entitles the owner (the shareholder) a portion of the corporations assets and profits
The amount of shares a shareholder owns in comparison to the outstanding number of shares
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o Romney votes to restore the US
Romneys campaign has focused on attacking Obama and used
Obamas them of hope and change as an argument that it the
achievement motivation The degree to which an individual desires to perform in terms of a
standard of excellence or to succeed in competitive situations. (page 178).
affective commitment Organizational commitment due to ones strong positive atti