PSY 655 Discussion Question with Answers Week 1 to 8


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PSY 655 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1

The article “Lessons from Leadership Theory and the Contemporary Challenge of Leaders” mentions three pillars of ethical leadership: character, duty, and the greatest good. Describe why ethical leadership theory is important and how it could apply to two other types of leadership theory of your choice. 

 PSY 655 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2

Discuss why researchers have had such a difficult time connecting leadership characteristics and behaviors to leader effectiveness and success?

PSY 655 Topic 2 DQ 1

After reading, “An Integrative Model of Organizational Trust: Past, Present, and Future” discuss how the definition of trust relates to a leader’s role in the lives of followers?

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PSY 655 Topic 2 DQ 2

Why do coworkers place more trust in coworkers trusted by leaders? How is this important to our understanding of workplace behavior and leadership?

PSY 655 Topic 3 DQ 1

Discuss what can be drawn from the suggested findings of Brain and Lewis in the assigned article, “Exploring Leadership Preferences in Multicultural Workgroups: An Australian Case Study,” regarding the impact of education levels on leadership preferences in settings outside Australia?

PSY 655 Topic 3 DQ 2

In the article “Beyond Gender: Changing the Leadership Conversation” the author discusses the effectiveness vs. likability problem. Is there reason to believe this problem can be overcome by leaders? If so, how?


PSY 655 Topic 4 DQ 1

Choose one definition of workplace stress and discuss it in relation to one of your own workplace experiences. How does the definition you chose fit within the framework of the example you describe?

PSY 655 Topic 4 DQ 2

Consider the two paradigms (individual and organizational) with respect to managing workplace stress. Find and discuss at least one “research-based” article supporting either the individual or the organizational workplace stress management approach.

PSY 655 Topic 5 DQ 1

Considering the Workplace Stress assignment from Module 4, how might work-related stress contribute to the discussion of red flags in the assigned article, “Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions”?

PSY 655 Topic 5 DQ 2

What are some potential issues of self-interest that might distort decision making? Considering the information in the article “Culture and Decision-Making: Investigating Cultural Variations in the East Asian and North American Online Decision-Making Processes” what kind of influence might culture have on self-interest in decision making?


PSY 655 Topic 6 DQ 1

A solid definition of the Law of Unintended Consequences is provided on page 54 of the assigned article, “The Unintended Consequences of the Application of Technology in Teaching and Learning Environments,” which includes work from Portes (2000). Draw a comparison between Portes notion of the importance of careful and sustained analysis of the social context and the red flags of poor decisions.

PSY 655 Topic 6 DQ 2

Consider the bicycle helmet example of Blanchflower in the assigned article, “The Law of Unintended Consequences.”

Clearly more detailed research would be required to support his notion, but he poses an interesting way of considering unintended consequences. Consult your own experiences and those in your immediate circle of influence to generate one potential example of unintended consequences.

PSY 655 Topic 7 DQ 1

There are five identified steps to the CIT method as mentioned in the “Using the Critical Incident Technique in Counseling Psychology Research” article. Clearly all five are important. Please choose the one you believe to be most critical. Describe it and then discuss why you believe it is the most critical step.

PSY 655 Topic 7 DQ 2

Choose one of the evolutions of CIT and discuss how it may have made the application of CIT to specific leadership consultations more useful.

PSY 655 Topic 8 DQ 1

What are some of the challenges that an interviewer faces when conducting a CIT interview? How might these challenges be overcome?

PSY 655 Topic 8 DQ 2

Describe your experiences regarding the CIT Interview Techniques: Summary Report. What were two or three takeaways for you?