Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Course Description

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This course is designed to introduce the student to the field of industrial/organizational psychology. The emphasis is on the psychological principles and how they can be applied in a work context. Topics will include legal issues in employment, selection of employees, performance appraisal, training, leadership, motivation, and group behavior.

 

Policies

 

Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

 

·         University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document.

·         Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

 

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

 

Course Materials

 

Spector, P. E. (2008). Industrial and organizational psychology (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

 

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

 

Week One: Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
 DetailsDuePoints
Objectives1.1  Describe the evolution of industrial/organizational psychology.

1.2  Explain the role of research and statistics in industrial/organizational psychology.

1.3  Discuss how industrial/organizational psychology can be used in organizations.

1.4  Explain how industrial/organizational psychology is different from other disciplines of psychology.

  
ReadingsRead Ch. 1 of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  
ReadingsRead Ch. 2 of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  
ReadingsRead this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.  
ParticipationParticipate in class discussion. 3
Discussion QuestionsRespond to weekly discussion questions. 2
Individual

Industrial/ Organizational Psychology Paper

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you examine the fundamental concepts of the field of industrial/organizational psychology. In your examination, address the following items:

 

·         Describe the evolution of the field of industrial/organizational psychology.

·         Explain how industrial/organizational psychology is different from other disciplines of psychology.

·         Discuss how industrial/organization psychology can be used in organizations.

·         Explain the role of research and statistics in industrial/organizational psychology.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

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