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Cross-Cultural Psychology

Cultural Influences on Work and Leisure Time

American society places much emphasis on merit through work. Vacation periods in the U.S. are the shortest among industrialized nations. Many argue that advanced technology has only busied people's lives further, instead of alleviating the time necessary to complete day-to-day tasks. I have to complete the following: E

Social Stratification

The United States is predicated on a class system and extensive significance is placed on its being a meritocracy. As a result, it can be challenging for an individual to conceptualize or recognize the role that social barriers play in personal mobility. Explain the role that stratification has played in your life.

Analyzing World Cultures

Identify two to three online videos or movies representative of this culture. These could be examples of cultural expressions such as a Bollywood movie from India or Anime videos from Japan. Select a scholarly article that analyzes the same culture presented in the videos you have observed. Describe the cultural difference

Relationship between culture and behavior

Please discuss the relationship between culture and behavior. Include a discussion on how a culture's beliefs and values inform its behavior. Illustrate your main points with examples.

Organizational theory and development

You tell your next-door neighbor, Hal, that you are studying to be an I/O psychologist focusing on implementing organizational change initiatives. Hal does not understand why a large, successful organization would need to undergo change. His opinion is, "If it works, don't fix it!" Explain the process of organizational dev

Job Evaluation

Gloria is a middle-level employee in the marketing department at Aqfa Communications, which owns several renowned magazines. Gloria is a hardworking and efficient employee. She is punctual and avoids tardiness. She is also popular among her colleagues. She never says no to her work and completes difficult assignments on time. Sh

Corporate restructuring is typified.

Eastern Financial Company recently experienced a corporate restructuring. Because some new jobs were added and some old jobs eliminated, many job responsibilities changed. HR hired an Organizational Development (OD) consultant, Joe, to help moderate the various changes in the corporate structure. Because of the restructuring,

External and internal validity are clarified.

You are interested in understanding how a manager's leadership style impacts the performance of a work group. You are trying to decide the best way to design a research study to examine this relationship and want to try to maximize both internal and external validity as well as control over extraneous variables. To what exten

Job Applicant Profile

You are a job applicant interested in the position of Marketing Manager at Jay Marketing. Following is a description of the required profile: Primary Responsibilities of the Marketing Manager: Research and implement effective marketing strategies and best practices. Act as a liaison between clients and Jay Marketing. Int

Multicultural concepts

Select two of the following multicultural concepts: · Individualism versus collectivism · Bicultural conflict · Acculturation · Culture and aggression · Gender identity · Sexual identity/orientation · Racial identity · Ethnic identity ·

Consultant notes are evaluated.

Read the Consultant Notes to see how you have addressed one problem so far. As a member of the consulting firm, participate in a roundtable discussion to assess how you handled the request for confidentiality from Dr. Dupres. You might address such issues or questions like these: What did you do well? Is there something


Imagine you are the CEO (leader) of a small electronics company and have just purchased a competitor. You now need to use your power and influence to implement the takeover of the new company. How will you accomplish this outcome? References Yukl, G. (2010). Leadership in organizations (6th ed.) Upper River, NJ: Prentice


Describe test application for Face validity & Content validity. Under what condition would they be used? What are the strenghts & weaknesses of each?

Jung, Adler, and Freud

1.Compare and contrast Jung's and Adler's theories to Freud's theories. 2 .According to Freud, which is more important: the patient-therapist relationship or the therapeutic technique used? Why does he state that one is more important? Do you agree? Defend your position.

Psychological Theory in Multicultural Psychology

-Which traditional psychological theory is applicable in multicultural psychology (e.g., Bowlby-Attachment Theory, Maher-Object Relations Theory, Levinson-Personality Theory, and Erickson-Stage Theory)? Explain your answer.

cross-culture on media help

I am doing a presentation in cross-culture on media using the question below please help me with some suggestions and sources. Immigrants and the issue of acculturation or the ability to assimilate and the effects of media on that process: Topic

Information on performance apprasial and job analysis

Please can someone help me out with some information on three types of psychological testing used in the workplace and differentiate between those used for pre-employment or retention. I also have to explain the validity and reliability issues surrounding the use of psychological testing and discuss ethical issue involved in ps

Organizational Theory

The list below identifies individuals in key management positions in different types of companies. From this list, choose three individuals and then suggest a research study that someone in that position might find useful. Then, for each of the individuals you choose, give the reasons why you think this research is important to

Culture consists of knowledge, beliefs, and evaluations shared among members of a society and reflects not only the biological endowment of humans but also the constraints of their social and physical environments. Social structure reflects culture and consists of persisting patterns of behavior and interaction

It is important to understand the relationship between culture and behavior, especially for those in the field of psychology, because culture is not limited to a person's racial background or ethnicity; it also varies by characteristics such as gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and locale, which is related t

Retraining existing employees

Organizations may deal with changing jobs and job requirements by either retraining current employees or by replacing them. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each approach?

Ethical Issues in Employee Training

Please help me with some ideas on how to write about ethical considerations in three types of employee training. I need to write about electronic training, modeling and criterion-based training.