Psychology 301: Industrial/Organizational Psychology Final Exam

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Question 1 1. How does a perceptual set of beliefs, values and attitudes influence the behavior of people?

Question 2 2. Which of the following are characteristics of a collaborative team environment?

Question 3 3. What are the three factors that are needed for a successful team?

Question 4 4. Ginger just got the promotion she has been after for a very long time. She will be in charge of the entire creative division of her company. What need, according to Alderfer's ERG theory, will be satisfied?

Question 5 5. Calculate the employee satisfaction index if the total score on an employee satisfaction survey was 28.

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Question 6 6. If Dennis, top producer at a financial firm, breaks his leg, what need from Alderfer's ERG theory would he likely try to satisfy?

Question 7 7. What is one way in which employee engagement helps with financial performance of a company?

Question 8 8. Developing an employee's _____ can help an organization achieve its mission and goals.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT an example of organizational commitment?

Question 10 10. Why is business impact relevant?

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Question 11 11. Uma's company is going to set up a management program. Right now, Uma needs to address the question of what the best way to teach the participants is. Uma is most likely dealing with which element of workforce learning?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of employee training?

Question 13 13. The organizational side of I/O psychology mostly focuses on:

Question 14 14. What is the focus of qualitative data in organizational behavior?

Question 15 15. How did the discipline of psychology aid in understanding organizational behavior?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following may be part of the selection and placement process when hiring a law enforcement officer?

Question 17 17. Discrimination against people with disabilities is covered by this area of law.

Question 18 18. Employment law covers this part of the employment life cycle.

Question 19 19. The management group at Arrow Consulting contains many adventurous members who enjoy extreme sports and like to take risks in their everyday life. When they meet to decide on the direction for their new marketing campaign, the group comes up with an extremely risky approach that will either make the company millions or bankrupt them. How does this situation reflect group polarization?

Question 20 20. While deciding on how to approach a battle, an army unit that is exhibiting groupthink might _____.

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Question 21 21. According to Yale psychologist Irving Janis, close-knit groups maintain solidarity by _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements is NOT true of latent variables?

Question 23 23. You have an example of a specific person you would like to describe as part of your research in a case study. The organization studied is a medical practice in Michigan with over 20 partners. Which of the following is an inappropriate description for this person?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is explanatory research?

Question 25 25. All of the following statements concerning formal leaders are correct EXCEPT:

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Question 26 26. Managers need to resolve conflict in the work place quickly and _____?

Question 27 27. An individual with referent power leads _____.

Question 28 28. What is the ability to adjust emotions and behaviors to how individuals are acting at work?

Question 29 29. What kind of stresses are placed on individuals by themselves such as volunteer work, overworking and traumas?

Question 30 30. The mental and emotional condition of a person or group at a particular time refers to what?

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Question 31 31. Justin is a university professor in economics. The criteria for his performance appraisal is his knowledge of economics and his ability to teach it to students. Which type of standards are being used in his appraisal?

Question 32 32. What is a formal system of assessing an employee's effectiveness and productivity called?

Question 33 33. The CEO of XYZ Corp. will be conducting reviews with his top managers. He has asked them to get feedback from lower level supervisors and outside vendors with whom they work. Which method is the CEO using to review his top managers?

Question 34 34. A Vice President learns from HR that managers in his division are taking all first and second round candidates out to an expensive restaurant for lunch downtown (which is a 45-minute drive) prior to their on-site interviews. He informs the managers that from now on only second round interview candidates (a much smaller pool of individuals) will be taken out to a less expensive restaurant that is closer to the office. This decision will decrease which of the following metrics?

Question 35 35. What is an example of an open-ended question?

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Question 36 36. Which of the following is the LAST step in the hiring process?

Question 37 37. Which term describes the act of monitoring the organization's internal and external environments for early signs that a change may be needed?

Question 38 38. Which of the following is a useful tactic after deciding on a change?

Question 39 39. Which model of organizational change is more concerned with the interdependence of areas of the organization, rather than a step-by-step process?

Question 40 40. The most significant skill required for teamwork is?

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Question 41 41. All of the following are examples of non-monetary incentives EXCEPT:

Question 42 42. Which of the following is NOT consistent with employee engagement?

Question 43 43. Before setting up a training program at his office, Dev gives questionnaires to the employees so that he understands what gaps they have in their knowledge and skills. This is an example of which element of workforce learning?

Question 44 44. Which overall field of psychology studies worker and workplace interactions?

Question 45 45. What is the human approach in the job design process?

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Question 46 46. _____ is when all members of a group are focused on accomplishing the same outcome.

Question 47 47. Which of the following is the major difference between a questionnaire and an interview?

Question 48 48. The concept of philanthropy is most closely tied to which style of leadership?

Question 49 49. What is NOT an effect of workplace bullying for the targeted individual?

Question 50 50. Why would performance appraisals be useful to a company that is investing in employee development?

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