Personnel/Organizational Psychology

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Personnel/Organizational Psychology
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Professor(s)
Department
Social Science
Course Code
2404
Semester / Year
Spring 2013
Course Description

This course offers an introduction to the psychology of behavior at work, including the major theories, their applications in the work place, and related research studies. This field of psychology goes by a number of names, including personnel/organizational psychology and industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology.

Students will demonstrate a familiarity with psychological testing, performance appraisal, training and development, work teams, organizational development, and methodology and statistical logic as relevant to industrial/organizational behavior. Other topics include worker motivation, leadership, and group and organizational dynamics, affirmative action, sexual harassment, downsizing, mergers and acquisitions, stress in the workplace, union/management relations, and a variety of work-related ethical and mental health concerns.