I did the sandbox but I'm just trying to walk through where all this content ends ups.

Hi Aaron, me too. I think I am alittle confused!

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Hello All,

My name is Littlejohn Pulido, I’m presently in the Bachelors of Science Labor and Employment Relations program here at PSU.  As part of my degree program, I’m required to take this instant course to fulfill graduation requirements–I'm looking forward to learning the nuances that motivate people at the work place.


I finally made it on here, assuming I'm in the right place. I hope you guys didn't have nearly as much trouble figuring this out as I did, and I'm usually very technology savvy!!!

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My name is Dawn Cannatti, I am taking this class first of all to meet a requirement.  Psychology courses are typically my favorite courses and I do have hopes of gaining knowledge from this class on how to motivate and handle different attitudes from subordinates as my career goal is to have a leadership position in my current field, as well as maybe take a closer look at my own behaviors in this area and see if there is need for self-improvement.  

Hi Class.

My name is Michelle Chervenak and I am taking PSYCH484 because it is a requirement for my major and it looks interesting. I hope to learn more about work attitudes and job motivation in this course and I feel that it will help me with my current employment as well as future jobs.


Hello everyone, my name is Besim Hoxha and I'm taking this course to fulfil the requirements for my minor in psychology. Goog luck! Looking forward to working with you all.



Hi Y'all,

My name is Capri from Dallas, Texas.  This is my final year at Penn State WC completing a BS Psych degree. I have never used Wiki Spaces, just testing the blog post feature.  Good luck this semester!


John has been working for Coach factory store for about two months now and he typically enjoys his job. However, lately John has been feeling that he is being treated unfairly at work as far as his recognition goes. Coach factory store, takes pride in their employees work and rewards their workers with praise when they work hard. One of the ways that Coach rewards their associates is to place star stickers on a board that contains all of the employees’ names. At the end of the month all of the stars are tallied and whichever employee has the highest number of stars is awarded employee of the month and is given several gifts. Although John has been consistently praised throughout his time at Coach he has yet to receive a star next to his name. He also notices that other employees who do just as much work as him have many stars next to their names. John feels perceives inequality in his place of work due to this seemingly unfair situation. 

Susan James

Hi, this is my first semester with PSU and I am taking this course to complete my degree in Political Science.

Chris Bugs

Hello, is any one out there, trying to figure this out.


Hello, My name is James Eilers. I am currently finishing my RN to BSN. I Used this course as a supporting nursing elective, due to it's nature in my career path.


Since around the 1970’ a new group of college students labeled ‘nontraditional’ began to emerge and now in 2011 this group surpasses the traditional student. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2002), 73% of college students
can be considered to be nontraditional students. In addition, 50% of all college students are 25 years or older, and this number has increased 50% over the past two decades and is continuing to grow larger (Horn, 1996; Nordstrom, 1997; Choy, 2002).
This study will use The Expectancy Theory of Motivation to examine the motivation behind this group of nontraditional students. We will compare and contrasts the reasons nontraditional students pursue higher education, how they manage to balance life and schoolwork and what they expect to gaina from continuing their education.
The Expectancy Theory of motivation is a comprehensive theory that is applicable to many situations. It seems a very realistic theory because it is based on the basic question of what do you expect? What are you expectations based on the amount of energy and dedication you are willing forth to attain an outcome.   The Expectancy theory is comprised of three key components. Valence, to what extent we value the outcome. Instrumentality which is what one is willing to put forth to achieve this thing of value. And expectancy, what do I expect, given the value I put on it, and the effort I’m willing to expend. This theory is also referred to as the VIE Theory, which helps to outline its basic premise of value, instrumentality and expectancy. (PSU World Campus 2011)
At this point I think we need to do a synopsis of the "key players/ team members" in the study.........remember we need to make it a story.......Something like there are 5 females and two males, ages range from  xx to xx.  Four out of seven are in a full time relationship, six have children.....whatever (these are just numbers from nowhere to make a point).
Mathematical study results
Glenda has her bio set up in a nice outline form that we could use to compile everyones individuals thoughts and ideas into a summary (Meta-analysis)
Discussion on results.......
Choy, S. (2002). Nontraditional Undergraduates, National Center for Education Statistics, August, 1-20.

Karen Koerner

Hi everyone! I am taking this class because I am interested in different motivation and work attitudes. I am a retail manager and lead many people at once at work so I am hoping that I will be able to apply the things that I learn in this class directly to the real world. I look forward to working with everyone and good luck!!

Hello everyone, my name is Brian Hunter and i am taking this class to fulfill my major requirement.  I am working towards a BS in Psychology.  I am also hoping to get some practical knowledge from this course that I can use to apply to my daily job. 

Hello Everyone,

My name is Adrienne and I'm a senior majoring in Criminal Justice.  I'm just taking this class because I feel that psychology of work and employee attitudes may be useful in my career goals.