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Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology


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Course level: Graduate

This course introduces the domains of the Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology concentration. 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 psychology 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. This course covers a wide variety of topics, with the goal of exposing students to the main issues influenced by I/O psychology.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Fundamentals of Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Individual Differences, Job Analysis, and Performance

Staffing Decisions and Training and Development

Motivation, Work Attitudes, and Stress

Diversity, Leadership, and Teams

Organizational Design, Culture, Development, and Change


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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