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LECTURE 30 OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 101
Professor
Martha Savage
Semester
Winter

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LECTURE 30 OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SECTION 39.1 39.1 PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY How do personnel psychologists help organizations with employee selection, work placement, and performance appraisal? Harnessing Strengths - personnel selection techniques that aim to match people’s strengths with work that enables them and their organization to flourish Do Interviews Predict Performance? - interviewers’ judgements are weak predictors - determined that for all but less-skilled jobs, general mental ability best predicts on-the-job performance The Interviewer Illusion - when interviewers overrate their discernment - ie: “I have excellent interviewing skills, so I don’t need reference checking as much as someone who doesn’t have my ability to read people” 4 factors explain the gap between interviewers’ intuition and resulting reality: 1) Interviews disclose the interviewee’s good intentions, which are less revealing than habitual behaviours 2) Interviewers more often ollow the successful careers of those they have hired than the successful careers o those they have rejected and lost track o 3) Interviewers presume that people are what they seem to be in the interview situation 4) Interviewers’ preconceptions and moods color how they perceive interviewees’ responses Structured interviews - offer a disciplined method for collecting information (ie: NOT a casual conversation - scri
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