Organizational Psychology –

psy428

(3 credits)

This course is concerned with analyzing the external and internal system dynamics that maximize performance excellence of individual and work groups in an organization. Organizational Psychology focuses on the human factor of business. This course applies Organizational Psychology theories and techniques to the features/dimensions of corporate structure that are transforming in order to accommodate the changes in the modern world. An understanding of external and internal customer relations in the transformed organizations is discussed.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Introduction to Organizational Psychology

  • Define organizational psychology.
  • Explain the role of research and statistics in organizational psychology.
  • Describe how organizational psychology can be used in organizations.

Organizational Socialization and Job Satisfaction

  • Explain the impact of organizational socialization on job satisfaction.
  • Analyze the relationship between productive and counterproductive behaviors in organizations.
  • Describe the relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment.

Stress Reduction and Employee Motivation

  • Recommend methods to reduce workplace stressors within an organization.
  • Apply theories of employee motivation to increase productivity.
  • Explain how knowledge of human behavior, cognition, and affect can be used to enhance relationships in the workplace. 

Social Context of Work

  • Explain how the differences between leadership and management affect an organization.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of group problem-solving approaches.
  • Propose an environment that is supportive of team functioning and learning and that allows for sustainable innovation and creativity.

Organizational Change and Development

  • Recommend strategies to create alliances between an organization and its internal and external stakeholders.
  • Explain the process of Organizational Development.

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