Product Details

Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology (PSY-216)
Location:
Various: distance learning format

Length:
Varies (self-study; self-paced)

Dates:
April 2019 - Present.

Subject Area:
Psychology

Number of Credits:
3

Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to: explain the importance of work in people’s lives; explain why I-O psychology research is important to organizations; summarize the Five Factor Model of Personality and its links to job performance; identify the uses of job analysis information; identify the practical issues that affect staffing, including how to combine information in making a staffing decision; break down the importance and meaning of motivation and its links with performance; describe the major approaches used in organizations to reduce and manage stress; contrast the conditions under which employees feel justly treated in the performance evaluation process; and identify several reasons for the increasing use of teams in organizations.

Instruction: 

This course introduces students to the rich and intriguing nature of the modern workplace.  The material focuses on achieving the balance between work and non-work, leaders, and teams.  Major topics include: The Five Factor Model of Personality, emotional intelligence, culture and emotions, genetics and job satisfaction, measuring motivation, integrity testing, entrepreneurship, computer-based assessment, male versus female leaders and cross-cultural teams. Instructional methods include: Study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Social Science, General Science, or Business (1/20).


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