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Industrial/Organizational Psychology in Action Exercises to Accompany Industrial/Organizational Psychology: an Applied Approach

ISBN-10: 049513032X

ISBN-13: 9780495130321

Edition: 5th 2007

Authors: Michael G. Aamodt

List price: $60.95
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Written by Michael Aamodt, this workbook contains exercises on a wide variety of interesting topics including determining pay equity, research design, employee privacy issues, employee recruitment and more.
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Book details

List price: $60.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Michael G. Aamodt (M.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas) is a Professor Emeritus of industrial/organizational psychology at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. Currently a principal consultant at DCI Consulting Group, he continues to teach a course each semester to fulfill his love of teaching. An award-winning teacher, Mike has taught courses in employee selection, job analysis, compensation, employee training and development, organizational psychology, organizational influence, organizational politics, and forensic psychology. He has published over 50 articles in professional journals and presented many papers at professional conferences. His fast-paced and humorous presentation style makes him a frequently requested speaker. He is the author of APPLIED INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (7th Edition), RESEARCH IN LAW ENFORCEMENT SELECTION, I/O PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION, UNDERSTANDING STATISTICS IN I/O PSYCHOLOGY, and HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Applied H.R.M. Research, and Criminal Justice and Behavior, and is an active member in such organizations as SIOP, SHRM, IPAC, and the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. As a trainer and consultant, Mike has helped many organizations deal with such issues as employee selection, performance evaluation, downsizing, organizational change, compensation, and motivation. He is considered one of the nation's experts in police psychology.

Research designs
Designing a study
Reviewing research articles
Critiquing job descriptions
Writing a job description
Identifying KSAOs
The critical incident technique
Designing a job evaluation system
Determining pay equity
Federally protected classes
Determining adverse impact
Responses to adverse impact
Legality of employment practices
Sexual harassment
Understanding affirmative action
Employee privacy issues
Testing your legal knowledge
Reading help-wanted ads
Writing help-wanted ads
Point of purchase recruitment
Employee recruitment
Identifying KSAOs
Developing interview questions
Scoring interview questions
Finding career resources
Surviving the employment interview
Resume writing
Classroom Exercise: Scoring a structured interview
Trait approach
Cognitive ability
Leaderless group discussion
Personality inventories
Interest inventories
Integrity testing
Resume evaluation
Locating test information
Using the utility formula and tables
Determining the proportion of correct decisions
Using banding to reduce adverse impact
360-degree feedback
Creating performance dimensions
Paired-comparison technique
Writing behavioral statements
Evaluating employee performance
Rating errors
Performance appraisal interviews
Needs assessment: Task analysis
Needs assessment: Person analysis
Evaluating training programs: 1
Evaluating training programs: 2
Focused free-write: Motivation
Self-esteem
Intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation
Goal setting
Reinforcement hierarchy
Expectancy and equity theories
Motivation case study
Your own motivation theory
Focused free-write - Satisfaction
Stability of job satisfaction
Core self-evaluation
Your level of life satisfaction
Case study
Absenteeism
Focused free-write
Horizontal communication
Nonverbal communication
Communication overload
Your listening style
Listening styles
Listening quiz
Readability
Thinking about leadership
Understanding your leadership style
Focused free-write: Group dynamics
Increasing group membership
Teams
Competition and conflict
Cohen Conflict Response Inventory (short version)
Reactions to conflict
Reacting to conflict
Sacred cow hunts
Acceptance of change
Organizational culture
Vroom-Yetton decision-making model
Downsizing
Work schedules
Type A behavior
Optimism
Lifestyle questionnaire
Empowering and motivating yourself