Industrial Psychology Notes Week 2
Industrial Psychology Notes Week 2 Psyc 3640
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Date Created: 01/22/16
1/20/2016 Civil Rights Act of 1964 & Title VII Title VII specified demographic groups to be protected from employment discrimination Demographics of I-O Psychologists In 2000, I-O psychologists represented about 6% of all APA members In 2000, 30% of I-O psychologists in APA were women Average salaries o Ph.D. in I-O psych: $90,000 o Masters in I-O psych: $67,000 What do they do? o Work in research o External or internal consulting with organizations External: multiple organizations Internal: one organization o Private organizations Government CIA Secret service FBI Preparing for a Career in I-O Psychology Education & training Getting into a graduate program o Consideration of GPA & GRE scores GRE measures intelligence GPA is a good way to indicate work ethic & effort o Relevant coursework More emphasis on coursework than major st Challenges to I-O in the 21 century I-O psychology needs to be: o Relevant Ways of understanding people can change o Useful o Grounded in scientific method Google’s data algorithm was better at predicting performance levels than a Ph.D. in I-O psychology Multicultural & Cross-cultural Issues in I-O Psychology Multiculturalism o System in which individuals share meaning and common ways of viewing events and objects Culture o System of shared beliefs and shared sense-making We need to understand of the ways other cultures make sense of things 5 factor model o Description of our personalities: OCEAN o Openness to experience o Conscientiousness o Extroversion o Agreeableness o N…emotional stability We are part of all types of groups o Families…which operate inside of o Communities…which is nested inside of a o National Culture…which is part of o Global Culture—being human We need to understand the interplay between all of these groups We will all interact with those very different than ourselves; we need to understand perspectives of those from different cultures Why is multiculturalism important for I-O psychology? o Issues surrounding the global economy, expatriates, & the “West vs. the Rest” mentality Power distance—distance between those who have been given power or authority in society Individualism vs Collectivism—focusing on self vs focusing on the whole Masculinity vs Femininity—gender stereotypes; women highly relational; men highly competitive Uncertainty avoidance—some cultures cherish certainty and a lack of ambiguity while others are much more comfortable with ambiguity Long-term vs Short-term orientation—time orientation
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