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PSY302 Whole Course

 

 

PSY 302 Week 1 DQ 1 Career Possibilities
Now that you are familiar with I/O psychology, if you wanted to pursue a career in this area, what could you do between now and graduation to make this career possible? What unique opportunities does the field of I/O psychology present in the workplace? In which area of I/O psychology would you specialize?
PSY 302 Week 1 DQ 2 Employee Selection
Describe the major factors related to employee selection. Be sure to include factors of job analysis, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs), job contexts and organizational culture. How many of these factors are contingent upon the individual vs. the organization itself?
PSY 302 Week 1 Assignment Self Confidence
Enhancing My Self Confidence

 

Identify your present level of self confidence. Out of the twelve techniques on p. 86-87 of the course text that are designed to increase self confidence, select at least six and describe how they can help you strengthen your own self-confidence. Does self confidence affect job performance? Why or why not? How are inter-office relationships affected by differing levels of self-confidence?

 

The Paper:

 

Must be at least one-to-two double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title page, reference page, etc.), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in your approved style guide including page layout, section heading format, citations, and references.
Must include a cover page that includes:
Name of paper
Student's name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must use APA style as outlined in the approved style guide to document all sources.
Must include, on the final page, a Reference List that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved style guide.
Must include a minimum of two scholarly sources including your
PSY 302 Week 2 DQ 1 Motivation Theory
An individual may be extrinsically or intrinsically motivated. Theories differ in their descriptions of motivation, as do the factors that facilitate and inhibit motivation in various work settings. Which motivation theory would you use to describe the challenges with alternative work arrangements (e.g., flex-time, compressed work PSY 302 Week, and telecommuting) as discussed in the text? Do you believe the practice of providing alternative work arrangements will continue? Why or why not?

 

Your initial post should be a minimum of 250-300 words. You must use at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed source that was published within the last five years and is cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
PSY 302 Week 2 DQ 2 Decision Making in the Workplace
The decision-making process is important at every level of an organization. Regardless of position, workers are faced with making daily decisions. Apply the six-step rational decision-making model, within Chapter 8 of your course text, to one of the following situations:
a. You are a product officer for a high-tech company. You have two new products to market, but only have funding for one. How will you determine which product to introduce?

 

b. A large advertising agency is working with a client who wants to gain market shares from its competitors by marketing to young professionals. The agency needs to decide whether to spend all of the marketing funds on a single form of media (internet, television, or radio) or to spread it across all three. What decision would you make? Why?

 

c. You are the corporate acquisition officer for a large oil company that has an interest in acquiring an additional small to medium-sized renewable energy company (solar, wind, etc.) in order to diversify your capabilities. What type of company should your organization acquire? Why?
PSY 302 Week 2 Assignment Motivational Theories and Factors
Motivational Theories and Factors

 

As we contemplate what motivates employees in the workplace, we include in this topic motivational affects of stress and conflict in the workplace. In a one-to-two page paper compare and contrast three motivational theories including the relationship of stress and conflict in relation to individual motivations. When you are involved in a stressful situation at work, what effective techniques do you use? What effective techniques could you use in the future?

 

The Paper:

 

Must be at least one-to-two double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title page, reference page, etc.), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in your approved style guide including page layout, section heading format, citations, and references.
Must include a cover page that includes:
Name of paper
Student's name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must use APA style as outlined in the approved style guide to document all sources.
Must include, on the final page, a Reference List that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved style guide.
Must include a minimum of two scholarly sources including your textbook.
PSY 302 Week 3 DQ 1 Leadership
The origin of a leader has been a topic of debate for decades. While some believe that leaders are born, others argue that leaders are made. Both sides of the debate have major implications for future leaders and the I/O psychologists who will work with them. Explore the relationship between leadership characteristics, including innate ability, personality, and communication.

 

Do you believe that leaders are born or made? Why? Describe how an individual’s personality helps or hinders his/her leadership ability. Compare and contrast leaders with managers. What are the similarities and differences between these two titles? Explain how communication style impacts leadership effectiveness. Do you have to be an effective communicator to be a leader? Why or why not?
PSY 302 Week 3 DQ 2 Team Dynamics
Although originally an Eastern concept, team culture has slowly been integrated into the culture of the American workplace. As we learned this PSY 302 Week, there are several types of teams that one can be a part of: self-managed work team (S.M.W.T.) , manager-led teams, cross-functional teams, project teams, virtual teams and more. Based on your reading this PSY 302 Week, consider the following:

 

Using your previous experience as a team member, describe a team experience that lacked cohesion and/or was inefficient. After reviewing the components of team composition (i.e., personality, cognitive abilities, diversity, size), that are listed in your course text, describe how the components correlated to the challenges your team faced. Additionally, describe one of your positive team experiences and how these components were essential to the success of your team.

 

Your initial post should be a minimum of 250-300 words. You must use at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed source that was published within the past five years and is cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
PSY 302 Week 3 Assignment Personality and Communication Styles in the Workplace
In the role of a consultant, create a report about one person and his or her interactions in the workplace. This person is really you but you will be writing about yourself under a pseudonym. Describe your personality and communication style in the workplace in the third person grammar. Use a fictitious name for yourself. Include examples of your interactions with at least three people who have different personality and/or communication styles as you. Consider what advice as a consultant you would provide yourself to improve the relationships for a more productive workplace environment. Provide specific suggestions on how the subject (you) can improve relationships with these people. Your suggestions might include conflict resolution techniques with other personalities. Develop an image-exchange list for at least one of the relationships discussed.

 

The Paper:

 

Must be at least three-to-four double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title page, reference page, etc.), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in your approved style guide including page layout, section heading format, citations, and references.
Must include a cover page that includes:
Name of paper
Student's name &Psuedonym
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must use APA style as outlined in the approved style guide to document all sources.
Must include, on the final page, a Reference List that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved style guide
Must include a minimum of two scholarly sources excluding your textbook.
PSY 302 Week 4 DQ 1 Assessment in the Workplace
Testing and assessment are critical components of selection, recruitment, and training and development processes in any business or organization. Indentify an assessment that might be used by an I/O psychologist working in your industry (this may be an assessment that you have taken or one you are familiar with). Describe the intended purpose and population for this assessment. Evaluate the validity and reliability of this assessment. Do you think that the assessment is measuring what it is intended to measure? Identify at least two strengths and at least two weaknesses of the assessment.

 

Your initial post should be a minimum of 250-300 words. You must use at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed source that was published within the past five years and is cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
PSY 302 Week 4 DQ 2 Positive Psychology
Positive psychology focuses on improving the performance and morale of employees. In this PSY 302 Week’s chapters, we learned that positive psychology plays a large role in an organization’s performance appraisals and/or training and development.

 

In your own words, define positive psychology. Explain how positive psychology manifests itself in your workplace. Assess whether positive psychology is more applicable to performance appraisal processes or the training and development process.

 

Your initial post should be a minimum of 250-300 words. You must use at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed source that was published within the past five years and is cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
PSY 302 Week 5 DQ 1 Employee Attitudes
Employee attitudes are one of the many components that contribute to the overall health and well being of an individual within an organization. Think about the best and the worst boss you have ever had (if you have never had a boss, interview a friend or family member who has had one). How did your attitude shape the affective and behavioral components in the workplace? Of the theories we have discussed throughout the course, which one(s) assist in explaining poor leadership/management and its effects in an organization?

 

Your initial post should be a minimum of 250-300 words. You must use at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed source that was published within the past five years and is cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
PSY 302 Week 5 DQ 2 Job Exploration
In American society, it is not uncommon for employees to leave an organization for another promising job opportunity. Typically, a complex combination of various organizational factors is involved in any decision to change jobs. In your own words, describe the key organizational factors that influence organizational commitment and job satisfaction. Assess the value of the following factors (co-workers, boss, salary, the work, and the location) as predictors of job satisfaction within your current organization (if you do not currently have an organization, you may use a past experience or interview a friend or family member who has one). Explain.

 

Your initial post should be a minimum of 250-300 words. You must use at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed source that was published within the past five years and is cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center
PSY 302 Week 5 Research Paper Final
The Research Paper should demonstrate understanding of the reading assignments as well as the implications of new knowledge gained from the course.

 

The eight-page paper should integrate readings and class discussions into work and life experience. It may include explanation and examples from previous experience as well as implications for future application.

 

The purpose of the Research Paper is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by describing your understanding and application of knowledge in industrial/organizational psychology. At least four scholarly sources in addition to the textbook must be used in writing your paper and be cited.

 

Focus of the Research Paper
The paper should demonstrate the application of a real-life experience or future scenario by first choosing a topic of interest related to industrial/organizational psychology addressed in the course.
For example, you may wish to focus on group dynamics, communicating at work, or an application of leadership in the workplace.

 

Writing the Research Paper
The Research Paper:

 

Must be eight double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title page, reference page, etc.) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved style guide.
Must include a cover page that includes:
Name of paper
Student's name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Must use APA style as outlined in the approved style guide to document all sources.
Must include, on the final page, a Reference List that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved style guide