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Dilbert Illustrates Aspects of Organizational Psychology

Find three aspects from Industrial/ organizational (I/O) psychology in some of the Dilbert cartoon strips on the website www.dilbert.com . How does Dilbert present these issues, do the presentations seem accurate, and how can I/O psychologists address these issues? Please use references.

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Dilbert and Industrial/Organizational Psychology

1) One aspect of IO psych is performance appraisal. You need to first define this term as per your class or text book.
Here is Wikipedia definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performance_appraisal.

Take a specific look at the "methods" section. You will find that you can match some of the cartoons below to one of the methods described in Wikipedia. Please read this before reading the rest of this section or you may not understand what I am saying.

If you need sources, look up the ones listed in Wikipedia and you should find the actual sources or other material by the same authors.

Here are some cartoons about performance appraisal, from Dilbert: http://search.dilbert.com/comic/Performance%20Appraisal

Management by objectives ( a performance appraisal technique) would match the last cartoon in the link above. Here is another cartoon relevant: http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2008-01-09/

Some of the issues here are that outcomes are emphasized, but typically management is never satisfied (what have you done for me this year?) and this ultimately ...

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Find three aspects from Industrial/ organizational (I/O) psychology in some of the Dilbert cartoon strips on the website www.dilbert.com . How does Dilbert present these issues, do the presentations seem accurate, and how can I/O psychologists address these issues? Please use references.

The three aspects chosen: performance appraisal, recruitment and hiring, workplace motivation.

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