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.
Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Describe the evolution of industrial/organizational psychology.
- Explain the role of research and statistics in industrial/organizational psychology.
- Discuss how industrial/organizational psychology can be used in organizations.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Assessment
- Conduct a job analysis.
- Describe the psychological tests that can be used for employee selection and placement.
- Recommend methods to assess job performance.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Employees
- Examine the role of industrial/organizational psychology in selecting and training employees.
- Analyze the utility of the scientific selection of employees.
The Individual and the 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
- Recommend strategies to create alliances between an organization and its networked internal and external stakeholders.
- Explain how the differences between leadership and management affect networking within an organization.
- Propose an environment that is supportive of team functioning and learning and that allows for sustainable innovation and creativity.