Industrial Organizational Psychology- Complete Assignment 1 and 2

Essay #1: Focus on Ethics

Read the Ethics of Recruiting and Hiring Based on Physical Appearance in Chapter 4 of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In a well-written paper, answer the following questions:

  • Does the reading present any potential ethical dilemmas of recruiting and hiring based on looks? If so, what are they?
  • Is it ethical to take a less skilled applicant over a more skilled one just because one is more attractive than the other?
  • It is fair or ethical for places like Borgata Casino and Spa to refuse employment to less-than-average looking employees?
  • Is there a more ethical way to balance the rights of companies to have attractive people and the rights of people who are perceived as unattractive?
  • Should states and cities make laws against discrimination of people based on their looks? Justify your response with the required support as noted in the standards below.

Adhere to the following standards:

  • Your paper should be two to four pages in length.
  • Review the grading rubric, which can be accessed on the Materials link for each week.
  • Be sure to follow the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA.
  • Your paper should include an introduction, a body with at least two fully developed paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  • Support your interpretation with evidence from the book and at least two peer-reviewed journal articles from the library.

Essay #2: Diversity Efforts

Read the Focus on Ethics: Diversity Efforts in Chapter 6 of Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Then, write a 2-4-page paper and select one of the two assignment options to accompany your paper:

  • Develop a 5-7 slide PowerPoint presentation that corresponds to your paper

Answer the following questions:

  • To increase diversity, it is often legal to consider race or gender as a factor in selecting employees. Although legal, is it ethical that race or gender be a factor in making an employment decision, or how much of a role should it play?
  • Is it ethical to hire a person with a lower test score because he or she seems to be a better personality fit for an organization?
  • If an I/O psychologist is employed by a company that appears to be discriminating against Hispanics, is it ethical for her to stay with the company? What ethical obligations does she have?

Adhere to the following standards:

  • Your paper should be two to four pages in length, not including the title or reference pages.
  • Review the grading rubric, which can be accessed on the Materials link for each week.
  • Be sure to follow the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA.
  • Your paper should include an introduction, a body with at least two fully developed paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  • Support your interpretation with evidence from the book and at least two peer-reviewed journal articles from the library.
  • Your PowerPoint presentation should be 5-7 slides and include a reference list and citations. See the Example PPT Presentation in the Online Research and Writing Lab

****Essay #1 Needs to be turned in by tonight, I will then extend the time for Essay #2 which will need to be completed in two days ***