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I O Psychology Motivation and Leadership Topics Peer Response

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Peer Reply 1: Brian Walker

Hi, Brian! It sounds like you have some very interesting pastimes that help you relax, unwind, and recharge. I appreciate you sharing a bit about yourself and find it inspiring to see someone who has obviously been successful in life taking the same class I am taking. It makes me think I am doing something right by being here, since others like you who have already come such a long way in life are here with me. Hopefully, we can all learn a little from each other. Like you, I look forward to learning how to read people more effectively and learning how to motivate people using I/O psychology. One of the important principles I have learned about human motivation in the past, at least according to Maslow’s (1943) theory of the needs hierarchy is that the goal is to get people to be self-motivated, i.e., self-actualizing. The way you get them there is by helping them to meet their lower level needs, such as the need for shelter, food, security; higher up the rung of needs are friendship, love, and esteem. Once those have all been met one is able to move on towards becoming self-motivated because one is no longer dependent upon external incentives.


Maslow, A. H. (1943). A theory of human motivation. Psychological Review, 50(4), 370.

Peer Reply 2: Audrey White

Nice to meet you, Audrey, and it sounds like you have a very interesting life. I have never actually thought of being a funeral director or embalmer or what that must be like, so now I’m wondering if you’re at all worried about catching the COVID 19 in your line of work and if there are many precautions you have to take? Anyway, thanks for doing what you do, as I’m sure you’re right—you all no doubt do get forgotten in that line of work.

I think it is great that you are interested in psychology for personal reasons. I would like to wish I was that motivated to go to school, but I am here primarily because I want to use this course for my own work in management. I want to be able to lead well and understand all the different ways to motivate people. I have read that Rogers (1951) believed people are best motivated and happiest when their ideal self and their self-image overlap and there is congruence between the two. That is an idea I would like to explore more deeply and I wonder if we will go over it at some point in this class as it is surely interesting.


Rogers, C. (1951). Client-Centered Therapy. MA: Riverside Press.

Peer Reply 3: LynseEby

Hi, LynseEby, that is a great lesson you have shared about feeling like you are talking to a tree but if you adjust your perspective to that of your children you get a better vantage point on how to communicate. I think that is a great message and thanks for sharing it. I know that I have struggled a lot in the past to communicate well with others and it feels like no matter how many times you are saying it you are just beating a dead horse,…

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Rogers, C. (1951). Client-Centered Therapy. MA: Riverside Press.


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