PSY 180 Introduction to Organizational Psychology

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PSY 180 Introduction to Organizational Psychology

3 Semester Units

Introduction to Organizational Psychology provides an introduction to industrial/organizational psychology and emphasizes the connections between theory and practice across the full spectrum of organizational behavior. Students will examine personnel issues including job analysis, employee selection, and training and performance appraisal. Common worker issues are covered including motivation, job satisfaction, and stress. Group dynamics in the workplace including communication and group processes are explored, and topics such as leadership and power are considered as they relate to organizational structure.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the various models of organizational psychology and the historical context in which they were developed.
  • Examine current research methodology in the field of organizational psychology.
  • Explain the important issues in personnel selection, evaluation, training, development and performance.
  • Discuss worker motivation, job satisfaction, and occupational stress.
  • Identify the key theories that underlie the field of organizational psychology.



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