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.
Understand the basic concepts and theories of organizational development.
Explain how the differences between leadership and management affect networking within an organization.
Discuss different leadership theories.
Identify basic concepts of influence and power.
Examine different group and team concepts as they relate to performance and diversity.
The Individual and the Organization
Discuss concepts of productive and counterproductive employee behavior.
Examine the concepts of job satisfaction and how it applies to a success or failure.
Evaluate the different employee motivation theories and discuss some applications to organizational settings.
Examine basic concepts of occupational stress.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Employees
Discuss methods for determining the level of success in organizational training programs.
Examine the role of industrial/organizational psychology in selecting and training employees.
Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Describe the evolution of industrial/organizational psychology.
Discuss how industrial/organizational psychology can be used in organizations.
Explain the role of research and statistics in industrial/organizational psychology.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Assessment
Analyze the different types of psychological tests that are used in the workplace.
Explain the benefits and vulnerabilities of performance appraisal methods.
Evaluate different performance appraisal methods.
Evaluate the reliability and validity of a job analysis.
Discuss the concepts of a job analysis and its uses in organizations.
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