Chapter 2: Research Methods in I/O Psychology
Three Goals of Science
3. Question why?/Explain
a. Such as why does an organization have high turn over verse low turn over?
Five Steps in the Empirical Research Process
Chapter 12: Work Motivation
1. Refers to the domain of motivational processes directed to the realm of
2. Pinder- Work motivation is a set of energetic forces that originate both within as well as beyond an
individuals being, to initiate w
PSYC361 Chapter 13: Leadership
1. Bennis described leadership through a metaphor.
a. Leadership is grounded in a relationship. In its simplest form, it is a tripod leader of leaders,
followers, and the common goal that they want to ach
PSYC361: Chapter 6
1. Training: Greater emphasis on skill and knowledge enhancement
a. Continually learn new skills
2. Importance of learning has ascended
3. From Director of Training and Development to Chief Learning Of
What theory of motivation is being described in the marshmallow experiment?
Write a minimum of 1 paragraph, including at least 4 sentences.
What information do you have to prove that the particular theory you
Chapter 9: Teams and Teamwork
1. Definition: A social aggregation in which a limited number of individuals interact on a regular basis to
accomplish a set of shared objectives for which they have mutual responsibility.
2. Minimum of 2
3. Team Definit
PSYC361: Chapter 7
What is performance management?
1. Process of how org manages and makes an alignment of resources to achieve high performance
2. Reasons for performance appraisal
a. Synonymous with behavior what
This is a 3-part question that is worth 9 points in total.
Before beginning, select one behavior to create lasting positive change. Practice your selected behavior
DAILY for 15 30 minutes. Track daily in a word document what you did and learned each day.
Chapter 8: Organizations and Organizational Change
1973 why is this date relevant?
1. Organizations & Organizational Change
d. Teams & Teamwork
e. Organizational Attitudes &
g. Workplace Psychological
Personnel Selection (Part II)
Given a question/example related to the differences between disparate treatment and
disparate impact, you will be able to select the most accurate factual statement.
Given a description/example o
Application Assignment #1
Conducting a Job Analysis
The objective of this assignment is to practice and apply your understanding of the techniques
involved in learning about what people do in the workplace and how they do it by conducting a
job analysis f
Work Motivation (Part II)
1. Given a question about the key characteristics of equity theory or expectancy theory, you will be able
to select the most accurate factual statement.
2. Given a description of a situation, you will be a
Work Motivation (Part I)
1. Given a question about what is meant by theories that describe motivation in terms of person as
machine, person as scientist, or person as intentional, you will be able to write out/describe
Employee Growth & Retention
Given a question about the major characteristics which are contributing to the dynamic
environments of modern organizations, you will be able to select the most accurate factual
Training & Development (Part II)
Given a question about the activities involved in the organizational analysis, task/KSAO
analysis, or person analysis of a training needs assessment, you will be able to identify or list the
Personnel Selection (Part I)
Given a question about the relationship between decision accuracy and criterion validity,
you will be able to accurately draw a decision contingency chart, label it, and draw an example of
Given a question/example about a specific stage in the generic cognitive processing
model of performance evaluation, you will be able to identify the rater bias most likely to be seen
during that stage.
Given an example of a distribution
Performance Evaluation & Feedback (Part I)
Given a question about the difference between performance evaluation and performance
management, you will be able to select the most accurate factual statement.
Given a question abou
Chapter 11: Workplace Psychological Health
Origins of Workplace Health
1. 1930s- Mental hygiene addressed affective and emotional issues associated with work.
2. 1965- Workplace psychological health was legitimized by Arthur Kornhauser: Mental Health of t
PSYC361: Chapter 5
The Social Context for Personnel Decisions
a. Favoritism toward family members in hiring and promoting employees
b. Viewed negatively in western cultures, positively in some non-western cu
PSYC361 Chapter 4
Predictors: Psychological Assessments
1. Predictor: Any variable used to forecast a criterion
2. A reference point in making a judgment
3. Psychometric: the measurement of properties of the mind
a. Assessing the quality of p
Pregnancy The egg and sperm unite in the fallopian tube The fertilized egg implants itself on the uterine wall Placenta: an organ that's connected to the growing embryo and allows oxygen and nutrients to pass from the mother to the embryo Only 65% of preg
Background on womens sexuality Theoretical perspectives: o Essentialism: argues that gender is a basic, stable characteristic that resides within an individual. Essentialists say that all women share the same psychological characteristics. o Social constr
Dating and living together Regan and Bershceid: asked undergrads to rank a variety of personal characteristics in terms of their desirability for a partner for sexual activity vs. a partner for a long-term relationship. o Both men and women ranked physica
Nonverbal communication: refers to all human communication that does not use words, such as eye and hand movements, tone of voice, facial expression, and even how far you stand from another person. Both verbal and nonverbal communication are essential in
Social and cultural explanations play a more important role than biology does. Biases that have a powerful effect when psychologists conduct research about either women or gender comparisons: o Peoples expectations can influence results. Researchers who
Puberty and Menstruation Adolescence: a transition phase between childhood and adulthood. Puberty: the age at which a young person becomes physically capable of sexual reproduction Menarche: the beginning of menstruation Most girls enter puberty between t
Background on gender development Prenatal period: the time before birth. Sex organs develop during this period. Infancy: the period between birth and 18 months of life The 23rd pair of chromosomes is the sex chromosomes- the chromosomes that determine whe
Stereotypes: the beliefs that we associate with particular groups of people. Thoughts about a social group that may not correspond to reality. Gender stereotypes: the beliefs that we associate with males and females. Prejudice: a negative attitude or emo