Flashcards in Enrichment Modules Deck (18):
A completely involved, focused state of consciousness, with diminished awareness of self and time, resulting from optimal engagement of one's skills.
Industrial-organizational (I/O) psychology
The application of psychological concepts and methods to optimizing human behavior in workplaces.
An I/O psychology subfield that focuses on employee recruitment, selection, placement, training, appraisal, and development.
An I/O psychology subfield that examines organizational influences on worker satisfaction and productivity and facilitates organizational change.
Human factors psychology
An I/O psychology subfield that explores how people and machines interact and how machines and physical environments can be made safe and easy to use.
An interview process that asks the same job-relevant questions of all applicants, each of whom is rated on established scales.
A desire for significant accomplishment, for mastery of skills or ideas, for control, and for attaining a high standard.
In psychology, grit is passion and perseverance in the pursuit of long-term goals.
Goal-oriented leadership that sets standards, organizes work, and focuses attention on goals.
Group-oriented leadership that builds teamwork, mediates conflict, and offers support.
In psychology, the idea that "releasing" aggressive energy (through action or fantasy) relieves aggressive urges.
Feel-good, do-good phenomenon
People's tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood.
Self-perceived happiness or satisfaction with life. Used along with measures of objective well-being (for example, physical and economic indicators) to evaluate people's quality of life.
Our tendency to form judgements (of sounds, of lights, of income) relative to a neutral level defined by our prior experience.
The perception that we are worse off relative to those with whom we compare ourselves.
A subfield of psychology that provides psychology's contribution to behavioral medicine.
Sustained exercise that increases heart and lung fitness; may also alleviate depression and anxiety.