PSY/320 Weeks 1-5 – Entire Course – All team, individual, and DQ assignments – A+ & Original Guaranteed!

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PSY/320 Human Motivation

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 Week One: Historical Background of Motivational Psychology

Interface of Motivation Theory and Productivity

 

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Points

Objectives 1.1   Describe key concepts from the major historical theories of motivation.

1.2   Identify the need for new models of motivation in today’s changing workplace.

1.3   Describe how motivation affects productivity in the workplace.

1.4   Apply the impact of various motivational theories across workplace situations.

1.5   Assess the impact of various motivational theories on both managers and employees.

 

 

Readings Read Ch. 1 & 2 of Understanding Motivation and Emotion.

Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

 

 

Participation

Participate in class discussion.

4 out of 7 days per week, at least 8 substantive posts

1

Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions.

You may choose one question from the posted questions to respond to by Thursday and another one to respond to by Saturday.  I will grade your response based on your stated understanding of the theory/concept, your detail of personal experience relating to the theory/concept, and grammar/spelling.

Please post responses to the threads provided in the main forum by adding your name to the subject so it is clear this is your response. Please do not start a new thread for the weekly discussion questions.

Include your signature at the end of each post. Thursday and

Saturday

2

Individual Motivation Concepts Table – Initial Complete the “Motivation Concepts Table” found in the Course Materials Forum for Week One.  There is NO PAPER DUE but you MUST complete and submit the initial table for this assignment.

For each of the 24 mini-theories include the name, person connected to the theory, and the year of first prominence– the first 3 columns of the table MUST be complete. 

For the 3 Grand Theories, provide detailed information and key concepts for each of these theories – all 4 columns.

During the course you are required to add details of key theory concepts to the 24 Mini Theories.  The FINAL VERSION of the Motivational Concepts Table– the revised grand theories and the completed mini-theories – will be submitted in Week Four. 

You must include your name, assignment title, and all reference information in APA format.  Submit to Assignments. 

Sunday

10 Individual

Weekly Summary

Post weekly summary in required format to designated main forum thread on Monday of each week.   Weekly summary is counted toward class participation.

Monday

1

 

 

Week Two: Intrinsic Motivation and Quality of Work

 

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Due

Points

Objectives 2.1   Explore the nature of intrinsic motivation.

2.2   Contrast intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

2.3   Describe how the concepts of quality of work, self-management, and a sense of choice impact motivation.

 

 

Readings Read Ch. 5, 13, 14, & 15 of the text.

Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

 

 

Participation

Participate in class discussion.

4 out of 7 days per week, at least 8 substantive posts

1

Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions.

You may choose one question from the posted questions to respond to by Thursday and another one to respond to by Saturday.  I will grade your response based on your stated understanding of the theory/concept, your detail of personal experience relating to the theory/concept, and grammar/spelling.

Please post responses to the threads provided in the main forum by adding your name to the subject so it is clear this is your response. Please do not start a new thread for the weekly discussion questions.

Include your signature at the end of each post. Thursday and

Saturday

2

Individual Workplace Motivation Paper Prepare an 800 – 1100 word paper examining two motivational strategies and how they affect productivity in a selected workplace (namely, your own, or one you are very familiar with).

Please clearly describe the workplace.  The two motivational strategies must be clearly stated, defined, and appropriately referenced.

Include an explanation of organizational efforts to improve performance, employees’ resistance to increasing productivity, and the management’s philosophy of motivation and its practices.  You must use APA format, cover page, and reference the text and at least one other outside reference (for a total of two sources.)  Submit to assignments. 

Sunday

15 Learning Team

Charter

Develop, as a team, the charter so that you present as one unified voice.  Review the details posted in the course materials forum, including the correct template attachment.  One member to post to Assignments.

Thursday

5 Learning Team

Company Motivational Profile Construct a PowerPoint presentation of 15-20 slides, supported by speaker’s presentation notes, discussing the motivational strategies of a successful, cutting-edge corporation. There is no paper due for this assignment; PPT must contain speaker’s notes that clarify your message. 

To avoid duplication, your instructor MUST approve your choice of company.  This assignment is worth 20 points in Week Five.

A choice from the following list is recommended:

1)      Southwest Airlines

2)      Intel Corporation

3)      Ben & Jerry’s

4)      Federal Express

5)      PetSmart

6)      General Electric

7)      Microsoft

8)      Disney Corporation

9)      Ritz-Carlton

10)   W.L. Gore

In your presentation, cover the following four topical areas:

a.      Background of the industry

1)      A brief history of the business

2)      Products and services offered

3)      General Financial information for the last 5 years

b.     Corporate culture & management

1)      Mission statement

2)      Organizational structure

3)      Decision-making strategies

c.      Motivational strategies

Identify in your presentation which of the following strategies the selected company uses to motivate employees:

1)      Employee empowerment

2)      Selection and training

3)      Incentives

4)      Benefits

5)      Quality programs

6)      Managerial roles

7)      Goals and objectives

8)      Performance appraisals

9)      Job design

10)   Alternative work schedules

11)   Stress management

12)   Leadership style

13)   Other

d.     Analysis

Consider what makes working for this company a positive experience for its employees. What is the essence of its approach to motivation? How does it combine the use of various motivational techniques to be successful? How is the combination of techniques that it uses unique in any way? Do the company’s motivational strategies serve as an attraction for new employees, or do they improve employee retention?  What could be taken as best practices from their example? What could be improved upon? Make recommendations on the specific steps the company could take to address deficiencies. 

Your slides should provide key information; your speaker’s notes will contain the details of your message.  You must include a minimum of 5 outside references plus the text, for a total of six references.

Learning Teams are required to submit a working draft of the final PPT for evaluation to the instructor in Week Three.  This draft should clearly identify the principles you are reviewing for your project as well as clearly defined work roles for each of the team members.  Please see the Week Three note in the Course Materials Forum for additional details.  Week Five

Day 6

  Individual

Weekly Summary

Post weekly summary in required format to designated main forum thread on Monday of each week.   Weekly summary is counted toward class participation.

Monday

1

 

 

Week Three: Reward Systems

 

Details

Due

Points

Objectives 3.1   Identify human needs and their relationship to motivation.

3.2   Explore the relationship between employee needs and effective rewards.

3.3   Calculate the appropriateness of different reward systems on employee motivation.

 

 

Readings Read Ch. 4, 6, & 7 of the text.

Review Ch. 5 of the text.

Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

 

 

Participation

Participate in class discussion.

4 out of 7 days per week, at least 8 substantive posts

1

Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions.

You may choose one question from the posted questions to respond to by Thursday and another one to respond to by Saturday.  I will grade your response based on your stated understanding of the theory/concept, your detail of personal experience relating to the theory/concept, and grammar/spelling.

Please post responses to the threads provided in the main forum by adding your name to the subject so it is clear this is your response. Please do not start a new thread for the weekly discussion questions.

Include your signature at the end of each post.

Thursday and Saturday

2 Individual

Simulation Assessment – Paper & Main Forum Responses   Step 1 – PAPER – Post 2 – 3 page paper to Assignments.  This paper requires you to clearly state your choices at EACH decisional point in the simulation.  Also, you must identify and discuss the theory behind each section and post your agreement/disagreement with Sri’s comments. Remember to use correct paper format, including name and references.

Step 2 (A & B) MAIN FORUM POSTS – Post overall assessment to the exercise in the identified thread in the Main Forum.  This requires stating agreements, disagreements, new understandings, etc, and engaging in active discussion with classmates.  You will be graded on your initial response (A) to the post and at least two follow-up comments (B) to other students.   Paper – due Sunday

 

Main Forum Posts – Due Saturday

15 Learning Team

Company Motivational Profile Draft Submit a working draft of the Company Motivational Profile PPT to Assignments. This may be in PPT format (preferred) or Word format with slide details clearly stated.

Incorporate the recommended changes into the final draft which is due in Week Five.

 

Sunday

5 Individual

Weekly Summary

Post weekly summary in required format to designated main forum thread on Monday of each week.   Weekly summary is counted toward class participation.

Monday

1

 

 

Week Four: Goal Theory and Goal-Setting

 

Details

Due

Points

Objectives 4.1   Examine the underlying principles and concepts of goal theory.

4.2   Explore the applications of goal-setting in the workplace.

4.3   Assess the impact of goal-setting on employee motivation.

 

 

Readings Read Ch. 8–10 of the text.

Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

 

 

Participation

Participate in class discussion.

4 out of 7 days per week, at least 8 substantive posts

1

Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions.

You may choose one question from the posted questions to respond to by Thursday and another one to respond to by Saturday.  I will grade your response based on your stated understanding of the theory/concept, your detail of personal experience relating to the theory/concept, and grammar/spelling.

Please post responses to the threads provided in the main forum by adding your name to the subject so it is clear this is your response. Please do not start a new thread for the weekly discussion questions.

Include your signature at the end of each post.

Thursday and Saturday

2 Individual

Completed Motivational Concepts Table From Week One, this assignment is to have been completed over the past several weeks as the theories were discussed. 

At this point, the table should include a detailed explanation of each of the Grand Theories AND the 24 Mini Theories.   You are permitted to revise/expand your Grand Theories responses.  Please make sure that the theory explanation for EACH of the 24 mini-theories is comprehensive enough to demonstrate understanding.  Include name, assignment information, and references in APA format.  Submit to Assignments. 

Sunday

10 Learning Team

Motivation Discussion Paper Apply two motivation theories based on team discussion. Team members should:

·          Create a thread in the learning team forum to discuss theories of motivation.

·           Identify, within the team, two theories that seem most relevant to your experiences.

·          Explain the theories and apply personal experiences to each theory.

·          Write a two-page summary to present this information so that it incorporates the point of view of all team members.

·          You may use names and speak in the first person as appropriate. This must be posted by one team member to Assignments in APA format with the text and at least one additional reference (for a total of 2 references.)

Monday

5 Individual

Weekly Summary

Post weekly summary in required format to designated main forum thread on Monday of each week.   Weekly summary is counted toward class participation.

Monday

1

 

 

 

Week Five: Applying Motivational Principles

 

Details

Due

Points

Objectives 5.1   Synthesize motivational theory into practical business applications.

5.2   Evaluate the relationship of motivational theory to the discipline of management.

5.3   Integrate additional factors that can affect motivation, including leadership, trust, corporate culture, interpersonal skills, and the impact on customer satisfaction.

 

 

Readings Read Ch. 16 of the text.

Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

 

 

Participation

Participate in class discussion.

4 out of 7 days per week, at least 8 substantive posts

1

Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions.

You may choose one question from the posted questions to respond to by Thursday and another one to respond to by Saturday.  I will grade your response based on your stated understanding of the theory/concept, your detail of personal experience relating to the theory/concept, and grammar/spelling.

Please post responses to the threads provided in the main forum by adding your name to the subject so it is clear this is your response. Please do not start a new thread for the weekly discussion questions.

Include your signature at the end of each post.

Thursday and Saturday

2 Learning Team

Company Motivational Profile Paper and Presentation Construct a PowerPoint presentation of 15-20 slides, supported by speaker’s presentation notes, discussing the motivational strategies of a successful, cutting-edge corporation. There is no paper due for this assignment; PPT must contain speaker’s notes that clarify your message.  One member is to post to Assignments. 

See details in Week Two information and additional postings in Classroom. 

Your slides should provide key information; your speaker’s notes will contain the details of your message.  You must include a minimum of 5 outside references plus the text, for a total of six references.

Sunday

15

Individual

LT Peer Evaluation – see course material forum for correct document.  Complete the evaluation for yourself and each of your teammates.  Post completed evaluation to individual forum with your name and team in the subject line. 

Monday

  Individual

Weekly Summary

Post weekly summary in required format to designated main forum thread on Monday of each week.   Weekly summary is counted toward class participation.

Monday

1





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