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job enrichment

the enhancement of employees’ interest in and attitude toward work tasks by improving their quality of life on the job (see quality of worklife). Job enrichment methods include (a) reducing boredom by giving employees a variety of different tasks and (b) allowing employees to plan their own work activities.

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Psychology term of the day

June 18th 2024

clonus

clonus

n. a type of involuntary movement caused by a rapid succession of alternate muscular contractions and relaxations. Although some forms of clonus, such as hiccups, are considered normal, most such movements are abnormal; for example, clonus occurs as part of a tonic–clonic seizure. More severe forms are associated with spinal cord damage, poisoning (e.g., from strychnine), or an infection (e.g., syphilis).