PSY 565 Industrial Organizational Psychology
PSY 565 Topic 1 Conducting a Job Analysis
PSY-565 Topic 2 Legal Issues in the Workplace
PSY 565 Topic 3 Professional Interview
PSY-565 Topic 4 Employee Performance Evaluation
PSY 565 Topic 5 Benchmark – Motivation and Satisfaction in the Workplace
PSY-565 Topic 6 Research Paper
PSY 565 Topic 7 The Leadership of Change
PSY-565 Topic 8 Job Stress and Burnout
PSY 565 Discussion Question
PSY-565 Topic 1
Discussion Question 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?
Discussion Question 2: Why are there so many job analysis methods? What criteria determine which evaluation technique is better?
PSY 565 Topic 2
Discussion Question 1: What are some of the critical issues involved in affirmative action? How might affirmative action be improved?
Discussion Question 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
Discussion Question : 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?
Discussion Question 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
Discussion Question 1: Does the at-will doctrine conflict with the 10 steps? What are some of the ethical concerns of a right to work policy?
Discussion Question 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
Discussion Question 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.
Discussion Question 2: What are some of the factors ……..using absenteeism, turnover, and counter-productive behaviors as a measure of work productivity?
PSY-565 Topic 6
Discussion Question 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.
Discussion Question 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.
PSY-565 Topic 7
Discussion Question 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?
Discussion Question 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
Discussion Question 1: What are some factors that add to workplace stress? How can addressing workplace stress with employees enhance performance?
Discussion Question 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?