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Welcome to the Industrial and Organizational Psychology  p2pu study group!  Once you are registered as a participant of this group, please introduce yourself on the course activity wall.  You can provide your bio or the answer you provided to sign up for the group, or you can expand upon either of these as you wish.  But do tell the group about yourself and why you're interested in participating!

Task Discussion

  • Dr. Dana   Oct. 7, 2011, 8:54 a.m.

    Hello Everyone and Welcome,

    Please begin with your introduction here and move on to the first week's assignments.  Let me know if you have any additional questions.

    As part of your intro please list a few goals for yourself, so you can measure your success at the end of the study group. 

    Take care!

    Dr Dana

  • Tasha   Oct. 7, 2011, 9:14 a.m.
    In Reply To:   Dr. Dana   Oct. 7, 2011, 8:54 a.m.

    Hello.  My name is Tasha.  

    I teach professional English skills to non-native English-speaking professionals in a 6-month professional development program at a university in the Washington, DC, area.  Part of what I teach, in addition to meeting and presentation skills, is cross-cultural communication and American workplace culture.  

    I have thought for a while that it might be useful to better understand organizational psychology, partly to understand the microcosm of my classroom and partly to help my students prepare for the workplaces they will be working in after the program.  I am looking forward to getting my feet wet and building a framework of understanding that will help me decide if I want to pursue I/O Psych through a graduate degree.

  • Dr. Dana   Oct. 7, 2011, 11:18 a.m.
    In Reply To:   Tasha   Oct. 7, 2011, 9:14 a.m.

    Welcome Tasha!

    I love the idea of using the classroom as a type of "organization".  Very interesting!  Please let me know if you have any questions about the assignments!  Dr D

  • Daryl   Oct. 7, 2011, 10:07 p.m.
    In Reply To:   Dr. Dana   Oct. 7, 2011, 8:54 a.m.

    Hi Dana,

    My name is Daryl and along with being a dad (my true calling in life) of two wonderful kids and the a husband of 21 years, I am the Director of a Class A Senior Center here in Michigan.  I have my Master's in Counseling and have led a number of non-profit agencies for many years now.  I am always looking for ways to keep myself current and continue my education. 

    I am hoping this course will refresh, reinforce and build on my knowledge of the subject matter.  I am into leadership and combining solid psychology into my leadership principles and practices.   I am looking forward to an interesting refresher as we walk through these next 6 weeks.


    Daryl Vanella

  • Dr. Dana   Oct. 8, 2011, 7:56 a.m.
    In Reply To:   Daryl   Oct. 7, 2011, 10:07 p.m.

    Welcome Daryl,

    Sounds like you have a wonderfully balanced life!  Please let me know if I can be of service during this course.  Take care!

    Warmly, Dr D

  • Dr. Dana   Oct. 26, 2011, 1:27 p.m.
    In Reply To:   Daryl   Oct. 7, 2011, 10:07 p.m.

    Hi Darryl,

    Just checking in to see how the course is going for you?


    Dr Dana