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Question number: 1

» General Psychology » Industrial-Organizational Psychology

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Industrial psychologists have found that

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Choice (4) Response

a.

reinforcement of competition increases output

b.

top-down hierarchical leadership styles consistently decrease output

c.

shifting leadership styles on occasion increases output

d.

no single motivational style works well in all industrial situations

Question number: 2

» General Psychology » History

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Dr. Dan believes that every child is born a “blank slate. ” Children’s early environments shape their personalities, though the children may be continually affected by their environments as they grow. Everything comes down to a simple principle in Dr. Dan’s mind: If our behaviors are followed by satisfying consequences, we will repeat them, and if the consequences are unsatisfying, we won’t repeat them, this is a kind of ________ therapist.

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Choice (4) Response

a.

cognitive

b.

psychodynamic

c.

humanistic

d.

behavioral

Question number: 3

» General Psychology » History

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Introductory psychology students study research methods in order to

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a.

be able to critically evaluate psychological findings

b.

be able to use their own experiences as scientific proofs

c.

be able to manipulate statistics to their advantage

d.

find proof for their existing beliefs so they can argue against those who disagree

Question number: 4

» General Psychology » Industrial-Organizational Psychology

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Employees Kim and Ela, at the same telecommunications company had objective assessments of their sales of complex data products during the first quarter. Ela sold more total installations than Kim. However, one third of Ela’s customers had their service cancelled in less than three months, while none of Kim’s customers cancelled. What are the implications for managers in conducting Kim’s and Ela’s respective performance appraisals?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

They should focus only on the highest number of total sales.

b.

They should include objective ratings by expert panels

c.

They should focus only on the cancellations and disregard the numbers of sales.

d.

They should include subjective ratings by supervisors or a panel of experts.

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