Motivation and Work Ch. 11

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Psych Test

Drive Reduction Theory

physiological need --> creates state of tension --> motivates you to satisfy the need

Arousal Theory

motivated behaviors can increase arousal

Maslows Hierarchy of Needs

1.) food 2.) safety 3.) belonging 4.) self esteem 5.) need to reach potential 6.) finding meaning beyond yourself

Personnel Psychology

main goal is deciding who would be a good fit for a certain company

Organizational Psychology

how work environment affects motivation, satisfaction and productivity

Do interviews predict job performance?

Unstructured ones do not, bias etc.

Interviewer Illusion

overconfidence in ability to predict job performance based on interviews

Achievement Motivation

desire for significant accomplishment

Effective Leaders

find talents, adjust roles to fit talents, care about workers feelings, reinforce positive behaviors

Task Leadership

goal-oriented

Social Leadership

group-oriented

Transformational Leadership

motivate others to commit to the groups mission

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