Selection & Placement
Selection and Placement
Measuring individual differences and hiring
based upon them
Example: Any modern organization
Measuring individual differences for
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I/O Psychology 303:
1 of 2
Systematic procedures for examining,
documenting, and drawing inferences about
work activities, worker attributes, and work
Ways that job analyses differ:
Job Analysis Wh
Selection and U.S. Law
I am not a lawyer; this is not legal advice.
I focus on U.S. federal law only. Legality is a
complex and ultimately subjective decision.
Test of your understanding of federal
You are the owner of a private business
Pairing a novel stimulus with a biologically significant US, results in
new behavior to that stimulus (Acquisition)
Responding will increase if a response is followed by a reward
Subsequent training in which th
History- Instrumental/Operant Conditioning
E.L. Thorndike Animal Intelligence (1989)
The behavior is instrumental in producing the consequences.
First lab was in William James basement.
Viewed learning as a series of stimulus-response
connections, or bo
Upon returning to the hive, a worker bee will dance on the vertical surface of a
comb if she has collected food
If food is between 50 to 100 meters away
Diet selection and foraging
The act of an observer watching a demonstrator interacting with an object,
draws attention to that object.
McQuoid & Galef (1992)
Burmese jungle fowl trained to eat from 1 of 4 b
Many different animals can navigate with respect to dead reckoning, single
and multiple landmarks
Animals share a relatively simple mechanism for learning
about the position of a goal