Introduction To I/O – psych700 (3 credits)

This survey course introduces the domains of the Industrial Organizational (I-O) PhD program. The topics include an overview of the four primary domains of I-O psychology: human resource management, factors influencing employee performance, organization development, and research relevance within the I-O field of study. Furthermore, the learner will gain a firm understanding of: The evolution of the I-O field of study from the foundations of the field to the present day; the various ways that I-O psychologists contribute to organizations; the unique contributions of I-O psychology to the broader scientific community; and the main ethical issues likely to be encountered in the field. The survey course covers a wide variety of topics, with the goal of exposing students to the main issues influenced by I-O psychologists. Students will be engaged in academic writing and APA style. Competency A: Apply graduate level writing skills and APA style Competency B: Build information literacy relevant to I-O psychology Competency C: Analyze the evolution of the I-O field of study from the foundations to present day Competency D: Apply research methodology to topics related to the four domains of I-O psychology Competency E: Exemplify how I-O psychology consultants contribute to organizations and the scientific community Competency F: Conceptualize the main ethical issues likely to be encountered in the field of I-O psychology Competency G: Contextualize I-O psychology in terms of the effectiveness of modern organizations and its employees

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

Employee Selection, Motivation, and Performance

  • Competency D: Apply research methodology to topics related to the four domains of I-O psychology. [Wk 3]
  • Competency E: Exemplify how I-O psychology consultants contribute to organizations and the scientific community. [Wk 3]
  • Competency F: Conceptualize the main ethical issues likely to be encountered in the field of I-O psychology. [Wk 3]
  • Competency G: Contextualize I-O psychology in terms of the effectiveness of modern organizations and its employees. [Wk 3]
  • Competency A: Apply graduate level writing skills and APA style. [Wk 3]
  • Competency B: Build information literacy relevant to I-O psychology. [Wk 3]
  • Competency C: Analyze the evolution of the I-O field of study from the foundations to present day. [Wk 3]

Organizational Learning, Change, Attitudes, and Behavior

  • Competency A: Apply graduate level writing skills and APA style. [Wk 4]
  • Competency B: Build information literacy relevant to I-O psychology. [Wk 4]
  • Competency C: Analyze the evolution of the I-O field of study from the foundations to present day. [Wk 4]
  • Competency D: Apply research methodology to topics related to the four domains of I-O psychology. [Wk 4]
  • Competency E: Exemplify how I-O psychology consultants contribute to organizations and the scientific community. [Wk 4]
  • Competency F: Conceptualize the main ethical issues likely to be encountered in the field of I-O psychology. [Wk 4]
  • Competency G: Contextualize I-O psychology in terms of the effectiveness of modern organizations and its employees. [Wk 4]

Teams, Teamwork, Leadership, and Workplace Health

  • Competency A: Apply graduate level writing skills and APA style. [Wk 5]
  • Competency B: Build information literacy relevant to I-O psychology. [Wk 5]
  • Competency C: Analyze the evolution of the I-O field of study from the foundations to present day. [Wk 5]
  • Competency D: Apply research methodology to topics related to the four domains of I-O psychology. [Wk 5]
  • Competency E: Exemplify how I-O psychology consultants contribute to organizations and the scientific community. [Wk 5]
  • Competency F: Conceptualize the main ethical issues likely to be encountered in the field of I-O psychology. [Wk 5]
  • Competency G: Contextualize I-O psychology in terms of the effectiveness of modern organizations and its employees. [Wk 5]

Applied Organizational Analysis

  • Competency A: Apply graduate level writing skills and APA style. [Wk 6]
  • Competency B: Build information literacy relevant to I-O psychology. [Wk 6]
  • Competency C: Analyze the evolution of the I-O field of study from the foundations to present day. [Wk 6]
  • Competency D: Apply research methodology to topics related to the four domains of I-O psychology. [Wk 6]
  • Competency E: Exemplify how I-O psychology consultants contribute to organizations and the scientific community. [Wk 6]
  • Competency F: Conceptualize the main ethical issues likely to be encountered in the field of I-O psychology. [Wk 6]
  • Competency G: Contextualize I-O psychology in terms of the effectiveness of modern organizations and its employees. [Wk 6]

Introduction and Evolution of I-O Psychology

  • Competency A: Apply graduate level writing skills and APA style. [Wk 1]
  • Competency B: Build information literacy relevant to I-O psychology. [Wk 1]
  • Competency C: Analyze the evolution of the I-O field of study from the foundations to present day. [Wk 1]
  • Competency D: Apply research methodology to topics related to the four domains of I-O psychology. [Wk 1]
  • Competency E: Exemplify how I-O psychology consultants contribute to organizations and the scientific community. [Wk 1]
  • Competency F: Conceptualize the main ethical issues likely to be encountered in the field of I-O psychology. [Wk 1]
  • Competency G: Contextualize I-O psychology in terms of the effectiveness of modern organizations and its employees. [Wk 1]

Issues in I-O Psychology-Criteria and Predictors

  • Competency A: Apply graduate level writing skills and APA style. [Wk 2]
  • Competency B: Build information literacy relevant to I-O psychology. [Wk 2]
  • Competency C: Analyze the evolution of the I-O field of study from the foundations to present day. [Wk 2]
  • Competency D: Apply research methodology to topics related to the four domains of I-O psychology. [Wk 2]
  • Competency E: Exemplify how I-O psychology consultants contribute to organizations and the scientific community. [Wk 2]
  • Competency F: Conceptualize the main ethical issues likely to be encountered in the field of I-O psychology. [Wk 2]
  • Competency G: Contextualize I-O psychology in terms of the effectiveness of modern organizations and its employees. [Wk 2]

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