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Imagine that you have been hired as a staff member of a reality TV series (e.g., Survivor, The Real World, Big Brother).

As an organizational psychologist, what could you do to help the selection process for contestants? What characteristics would you look for in contestants? Why?

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This is what I would do when selecting contests for a reality TV series, such as Survivor and many others. I would look for confidence, leadership ability, survival skills, and independent thinkers, tolerant in how they view others perspectives on life's issues, introvert/extrovert, emotional stability, agreeable, conscientiousness, and openness. All of these are based off trait ...

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This solution provided what one would do as an organizational psychologist on selecting contestants as well as what characteristics one would look for during the decision making process.

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