PSY 655 Discussion Question with Answers Week 1 to 8

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PSY 655 Week 1 Discussion Question 1

In the assigned article, “From Trait to Transformation: The Evolution of Leadership Theories,” Hesburgh is cited as having stated that “wherever it [leadership] exists, morale flourishes, people pull together toward common goals, spirits soar, order is maintained, not as an end in itself, but as a means to move forward together.” Choose one aspect of this statement and discuss in detail how it may or not be true. Be certain to provide at least one scholarly reference to support your position.

PSY_655 Week 1 Discussion Question 2

Discuss why researchers have had such a difficult time connecting leadership characteristics and behaviors to leader effectiveness and success?


PSY 655 Week 2 Discussion Question 1

Discuss how the definition of trust from page 712 of the assigned article, “An Integrative Model of Organizational Trust,” relates to a leader’s role in the lives of followers?

PSY_655 Week 2 Discussion Question 2

Why do coworkers place more trust in coworkers trusted by leaders? How is this important to our understanding of workplace behavior and leadership?


PSY 655 Week 3 Discussion Question 1

Discuss what can be drawn from the suggested findings of Brain and Lewis in the assigned article, “Exploring Leadership Preferences in Multicultural Workgroups: An Australian Case Study,” regarding the impact of education levels on leadership preferences in settings outside Australia?

PSY_655 Week 3 Discussion Question 2

How might the findings in the assigned article, “Gender and Leadership Style: A Meta-Analysis,” influence the way you would coach a group of developing male and female leaders?


PSY655 Week 4 Discussion Question 1

Choose one definition of workplace stress and discuss it in relation to one of your own workplace experiences. How does the definition you chose fit within the framework of the example you describe?

PSY_655 Week 4 Discussion Question 2

Consider the two paradigms (individual and organizational) with respect to managing workplace stress. Find and discuss at least one “research-based” article supporting either the individual or the organizational workplace stress management approach.


PSY655 Week 5 Discussion Question 1

Considering the Workplace Stress assignment from Module 4, how might work-related stress contribute to the discussion of red flags in the assigned article, “Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions”?

PSY_655 Week 5 Discussion Question 2

What are some potential issues of self-interest that might distort decision making?


PSY655 Week 6 Discussion Question 1

A solid definition of the Law of Unintended Consequences is …..on page 54 of the assigned article, “The Unintended Consequences of the Application of Technology in Teaching and Learning Environments,” which includes work from Portes (2000). Draw a comparison between Portes notion of the importance of careful and sustained analysis of the social context and the red flags of poor decisions.

PSY_655 Week 6 Discussion Question 2

Consider the bicycle helmet example of Blanch flower in the assigned article.  The Law of Unintended Consequences”. Clearly more detailed research would be required to support his notion, but he poses an interesting way of considering unintended consequences. Consult your own experiences and those in your immediate circle of influence to generate one potential example of unintended consequences.


PSY655 Week 7 Discussion Question 1

There are five …..steps to the CIT method as mentioned in the “Using the Critical Incident Technique in Counselling Psychology Research” article. Clearly all five are important. Please choose the one you believe to be most critical. Describe it and then discuss why you believe it is the most critical step.

PSY_655 Week 7 Discussion Question 2

Choose one of the evolutions of CIT and discuss how it may have made the application of CIT to specific leadership consultations more useful.


PSY_655 Week 8 Discussion Question 1

Post your experiences regarding the CIT Interview Techniques: Summary Report.

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