Industrial And Organization Psychology

For your journal this week, you are asked to consider the topic of  rater bias. Students and employees sometimes complain that ratings of performance are affected by the relationship between the supervisor and ratee (in positive or negative ways), and data support this complaint. Please answer each of the following questions using the structure below.

  1. Can you recall and instance of this happening to you or someone you know? If so, please explain. What happened? What type of error do you think was made (e.g., halo, severity, leniency, etc.)
  2. Do you think this type of bias can be avoided? If so, what can be done?
  3. Of the methods we discussed in class, which do you think would be the most effective in controlling bias? What are its strengths? Are there any weaknesses?

Rubric

Journal 3 RubricJournal 3 RubricCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeKnowledge of Rater Bias6 ptsFull MarksDemonstrates knowledge of rater errors and biases. Provides solutions that are appropriate to address the problem and expresses some understanding of its strengths/weaknesses5 ptsExcellentDemonstrates knowledge of rater errors and biases. Provides solutions that are appropriate to address the problem and expresses some understanding of its strengths/weaknesses.4 ptsNeeds improvementDemonstrates some understanding of rater errors and biases. The solution discussed is somewhat relevant to address the problem.3 ptsNeeds significant improvementDemonstrates little to no understanding of rater errors and sources of bias. Does not consider solutions relevant solutions to address this issue in performance management.6 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCompletion of Journal Assignment4 ptsFull MarksProvides clear, thoughtful, and thorough answers to all journal entry questions3 ptsSatisfactoryProvides generally thoughtful answers to journal entry questions2 ptsNeeds ImprovementAnswers all journal entry questions, but answers are often deficient1 ptsNeeds significant improvementFails to address all journal entry questions4 pts
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