Business and Economics

Product Details

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

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

April 2019 - Present.

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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.


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).