Org Psych Notes 1/28/2015
What are typical questions in Organizational Psych?
How can we help improve emplowyee performance? Enhancing peoples performance
How can we design jobs to enchance employee satisfaction?
How can leaders most effective manage peop
PSYC 8 Homework #3 (75 points) Due April 21
Part 1. Internal Validity (10 points)
Each of the following examples, except one, has an internal validity problem.
1. Identify the one example that does not have an internal validity problem.
2. For the remaini
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Look on the Dark Side (Paper 1)
Alcohol, ecstasy, and marijuana are all different drugs, yet there are similarities linked
between each one. Each drug is placed in a separate category from the other ones. That is to say,
30 April 2014
The Plight of Homosexuals (Paper 2)
In a podcast distributed by This America Life, 81 Words, Alix Spielgel tells a long story about how
something small can make something big happen. Up until 1973, psychologists alway
Why study animals?
The Study of animals
Learn about ourselves Medical & Social
How to fight diseases or reactions to
How animals learn
Develop that is normal vs. abnormal
How animals su
vid 12 angry men
What are Roles?
Typical behaviors characterizing person in particular context
Tendency for specialized roles to develop in groups (naturally)
What is organization?
Structured social system
Consists of group of people
Work together toward some objective
Organization in our lives
What is organizational psychology?
Field of study seeking knowledge about (individual group and organizati
What is a leader?
The person in a group who wields the most influence over others
Mostly non-coercive (i.e., not pressure)
Directed toward group or organizational goals
What do leaders do?
Create vision, mission, and o