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Industrial Psychology Notes Week 2

by: Courtney Luber

Industrial Psychology Notes Week 2 Psyc 3640

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These are the notes we covered in class 1/18 & 1/20
Industrial Psychology
Eric S McKibben
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Courtney Luber on Friday January 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psyc 3640 at Clemson University taught by Eric S McKibben in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see Industrial Psychology in Psychlogy at Clemson University.

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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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