PSY 655 Grand Canyon Week 6 Assignment 

PSY 655 Grand Canyon Week 6 Assignment 


Write an essay (1,250 – 1,500 words) analyzing the unintended consequence(s) of a decision.

To frame the context for this assignment, consider the following questions:

Leadership is hard; why? Perhaps the culprit is the tangential difference (disconnect?) between the intellectual, emotional, and inspirational decision relative to the problem. How do effective leaders reconcile the art and the science of decision making with the possibility of unintended consequence?

Select a case study on a business, social, or psychological “problem” in which a decision yielded an unintended consequence. Describe the process of decision making that was used in this instance and why that process led to the decision that was made.

Consider the following areas of concentration for effective decision making:

  1. Barriers.
  2. Cost of indecisiveness.
  3. Collaboration: strength and or weaknesses.
  4. Unintended consequence: Inherited feature in the decision-making process?
  5. Recommendations or reconciliations to avoid unintended consequences.

Example topics include, but not limited to:

Unintended Consequence: Business

  1. Athlete-Agent
  2. HMO Cost Containment
  3. Financial Crisis
  4. Bailout of Financial Auto Industry
  5. Corporate Governance Reform and CEO Compensation
  6. Economic Restructuring in Iraq

Unintended Consequence: Social

  1. Communism for Neighborhood Relations
  2. Civil Rights Act of 1964
  3. Cuban Missile Crisis
  4. Employer Layoffs
  5. End-of-Life Care
  6. Health Care Reform
  7. Immigration Act of 1965
  8. Large-Scale Iron Ocean Fertilization
  9. Rise of International Criminal Law
  10. Transportation Security (TSA) Administration Policies
  11. Youth Bike Helmet Laws

Unintended Consequence: Psychological

  1. Gender Aspects of Conflict Interventions (Bosnia, Somalia, etc.)
  2. Women in the Workforce
  3. The Workforce Investment Act

Use the GCU eLibrary databases; include a minimum of three outside references or other resources for evidentiary support.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

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