Industrial Organizational Psychology Full Course

Industrial Organizational Psychology Full Course

Industrial Organizational Psychology Full Course

PSY 565 All Weeks Discussions 1 and Discussions 2

PSY 565 Topic 1 DQ 1

Why does the “Hawthorne Effect” induce people to become more effective? How have you seen the “Hawthorne Effect” at work in your own life? For example, do you increase your number of responses in an online course if an online instructor responds to your work in the discussions? Why or why not?

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Industrial Organizational Psychology Full Course DQ 2 Why are there so many job analysis methods? What criteria determine which evaluation technique is better?

PSY 565 Topic 2 DQ 1

What are some of the critical issues involved in affirmative action? How might affirmative action be improved?

PSY 565 Topic 2 DQ 2

What are the differences between a structured interview and an unstructured interview? How does the degree of structure affect the reliability and validity of employment interviews?

PSY 565 Topic 3 DQ 1

Explain why top-down selection is not always the most effective when hiring. How might bias play into the selection process? How would you reduce bias when hiring?

PSY 565 Topic 3 DQ 2

Go to the Human Metrics Web site at http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm and take the Jung Typology Test. After you have completed this test and received your results, post an evaluation of this test, including how well the results matched your self-perceptions, insights you gained from the test, and how this information might be used in I/O psychology.

PSY 565 Topic 4 DQ 1

Does the at-will doctrine conflict with the 10 steps? What are some of the ethical concerns of a right to work policy?

PSY 565 Topic 4 DQ 2

Can a fair and objective evaluation process ever be achieved in the workplace? Do manager’s personal opinions of the employee and the employee’s work cloud the objectiveness of the appraisal? Explain your answer.

PSY 565 Topic 5 DQ 1

Read the case study on page 354, based on these case studies what are the legal and ethical ramifications of motivation by reward? Compare and contrast the legal and ethical ramifications of motivation by punishment.

PSY 565 Topic 5 DQ 2

What are some of the factors involved in using absenteeism, turnover, and counter-productive behaviors as a measure of work productivity?

PSY 565 Topic 6 DQ 1

Are there any gender considerations in leadership? Can both men and women serve as effective leaders? Are there situations where one gender might have a leadership advantage? Please explain.

PSY 565 Topic 6 DQ 2

Organizations are increasingly reliant on written communication, such as emails, IM, memos, etc. Name at least one implication for each of the four types of communication due to this increased use of technology. Describe how this form of communication can be improved.

PSY 565 Topic 7 DQ 1

What are some of the effects of downsizing in an organization? In what circumstances is downsizing effective? What factors might make downsizing less effective?

PSY 565 Topic 7 DQ 2

Refer to the case study on page 499 of the textbook. What is the most appropriate strategy for resolving the conflict? Please justify your selection.

PSY 565 Topic 8 DQ 1

What are some factors that add to workplace stress? How can these be addressed? How can addressing workplace stress with employees enhance performance?

PSY 565 Topic 8 DQ 2

How can work place violence be reduced. Considering the statistics presented in the textbook (Chapter 15), what responsibility does the organization have to take action to minimize workplace violence?

Industrial Organizational Psychology Full Course All Weeks Assignments

In an essay of 500-750 words, describe how you would perform a job analysis for equine veterinary medicine. Include the following components:

  1. Explain a “how-to” for conducting the job analysis research.
  2. List pertinent questions to ask.
  3. Describe relevant and irrelevant information needed for the job analysis (what it is and what it is not).
  4. Describe the components, characteristics, and requirements for equine veterinary medicine.
  5. Explain your perspective on the psychological profile of someone who would best succeed at this occupation.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

In 750-1,000 words, examine the following questions:

  1. Discuss how the EEOC determines issues based on protected classes and adverse impact.
  2. Discuss what unethical practices an organization might conduct during the recruiting process to cause a possible lawsuit.
  3. Find a real-world example of an employee suing an organization for recruitment practices. Do you believe the lawsuit was valid or not? Explain your rationale.

Answers must be clear, direct, and contain examples in support of the second answer and a citation in support of the third answer.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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Interview a professional in a field of your choicePrepare by writing a minimum of 10 questions specific to how personality type and personality traits have played a role in the person’s job selection, professional successes, and professional challenges.NOTE: You will include these questions in your paper, but the questions will not count as  part of the word count.Provide a brief summary of your interview in 250-500-words.

In 250-500 words, provide a brief rationale for the questions you wrote based on the personality theories found in the text and backed by scholarly research.

With consideration for validity and reliability, explain why the Big 5 model is receiving a lot of empirical support in 250-500 words.

There should be six to eight scholarly resources for your research.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Use the attached document “Employee Evaluation,” located under the assignment tab and course resources tab, to successfully complete the assignment.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

PSY565-EmployeeEvaluation.docx

Write an essay (750-1,000 words) describing which psychological theories play key roles in determining employee job satisfaction. Include the following elements:

  1. Compare and contrast the psychological theories to determine which one would be most effective in improving employee motivation.
  2. Describe how you, as a manager, would measure these variables with respect to your employees.
  3. As a manager, what steps would you take, other than economic steps, to improve employee satisfaction?

Write a clear, direct answer to each part of the assignment. You should include at least three to four scholarly resources in your research.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies: 5.1: Describe theoretical and practical issues for understanding human behavior in the organizational environment.

Identify a political leader, either current or past, local or national.

Describe personal characteristics and behaviors as well as situational factors that have contributed to the leader’s success or failure.

Apply French and Raven’s four bases of power to this individual. Has the person used different bases of power for different situations?

Using Fiedler’s contingency theory, how did situational factors contribute to this leader’s use of power?

Using the GCU library databases, create a 2,000-2,500-word (body content) research paper that consists of eight journal articles (at least four from the past 2 years).

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

You have been hired as the new executive of a struggling nonprofit organization with approximately 100 employees. Previous leadership disagreed on the direction and objectives of the organization; employee morale is low. The executive board has hired you to facilitate a cultural change in order to give the organization a clear direction, reduce conflict, and increase employee morale and productivity.

Design and develop a 10-12-slide PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following issues of implementing organizational change. Address the following:

  1. Explain how performance and conflict contributed to the need for organizational change.
  2. What steps can be taken to establish a culture of change in the organization?
  3. How could you increase employee acceptance of the change?
  4. How should channels of communication be organized in order to facilitate both upward and downward communication?
  5. How might employee empowerment play a role in mediating the negative effects of organizational change?

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Include speaker notes of 50-75 words for each slide. Title and reference slide are not included in the total slide count.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Write an essay (750-1,000 words) reflecting on a stressful job that you previously held, or a hypothetical job you can create for this assignment.

  1. Describe the factors that contributed to high stress levels.
  2. What might the organization have done to help reduce stress levels? Identify leadership behaviors as well as organizational policies.
  3. How might an I/O psychologist assess the need for change and facilitate that change in your example?

Your essay should include three to four scholarly resources from the GCU library.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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