Organizational Psychology – psych570 (3 credits)

This course is an in-depth look at organizational psychology and therefore covers the organizational side of the field, including the impact of the organizations on the individual and on groups of individuals. The dynamics and cultural characteristics of organizations are identified and described in-depth, and organizational development and change are given particular emphasis, as well. 

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Organizational Design and Culture

  • Examine the future of organizational design.
  • Analyze the relationship between organizational design and organizational culture.

Organizational Development and Change

  • Analyze the impact of organizational culture on organizational development and change.
  • Evaluate the impact of change on an organization.

Productive and Counterproductive Behaviors

  • Analyze the relationship between productive and counterproductive behaviors and job performance.
  • Describe the impact of occupational stress on job performance and satisfaction.
  • Analyze the relationship between organizational commitment and job satisfaction.

Group Behavior

  • Analyze the impact of group structure on group effectiveness.
  • Describe the stages of group development.
  • Explain the dynamics of group behavior.
  • Analyze the effect that groups have on individuals.

Motivation and Leadership

  • Explain how motivational theories can be applied in an organization.
  • Analyze the role of leadership in an organization.
  • Evaluate the nature of power and influence in organizations.

The Science of Organizational Psychology

  • Explain the evolution of the field of organizational psychology.
  • Analyze the role of research and statistics in the field of organizational psychology.
  • Explain how the principles of organizational psychology can be applied to organizational recruitment and socialization.

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