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Psychology 2990A/B
Doug Hazlewood

Psych and the workplace – March 11 th Industrial psychology: personnel selection and placement Musterberh plushishes: the psychology of industrial efficiency to increase productivity and selecting people with skills that match the job requirements Personnel selection: selecting the right person for the job Armys practice problem: needed help selecting the best soldiers for specific jobs there were army alpha (could read and write English) and army beta (cant read or write in English) used psychological tests to help Organizational psychology: hawthrone studies at electric plant and looked at how different environments effect productivity and how the physical environment is not as important as the social and psychological environment, created the hawthorne effect Survey q: looked at peoples jobs and the most amount of complaints was about their bosses Great person theory of leadership: greater leaders are born with special traits and with time they get better
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