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Yerkes-Dobson Model: Stress and the Workplace

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Describe how the Yerkes-Dobson model explains the link between stress in the workplace and identify how a leader can impact the effectiveness of their subordinates by applying the concepts in the model to their leadership style.

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This model is especially valuable since it reiterates how, to a certain point, some stress is healthy, useful, and even productive at work. However, the model also cautions that low and high levels of arousal can potentially hinder memory recall since workplace stress and anxiety affect the accuracy of memory for stressed workers. This model uses curves to visually represent how and when stress exceeds a worker's own coping ability and overload occurs, negatively affecting a ...

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Yerkes-Dobson Model is discussed briefly in terms of workplace stresses. A reference is added.

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