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PSY 116 - Organizational Psychology

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is designed for students in the technologies. It is a course in psychological theories and principles to improve supervisor and employee performance. Emphasis is on developing organizational behaviors that enhance employee satisfaction and produce profitable results in business, social institutions and governmental agencies.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Analyze the theory and application of motivational and leadership research in organizational psychology.
  2. Discuss the application of various legal rulings on supervisory and employee behavior such as affirmative action, rights of those with disabilities and cultural diversity.
  3. Develop individual strategies for handling work site dynamics and processes.
  4. Define research methods used in organizational psychology and ethical principles of research.
  5. Evaluate the criterion for standardized tests, psychological tests and performance appraisals in the work place.
  6. Evaluate the value systems of organizations.
Listed Topics
  1. History of industrial/organizational psychology
  2. Psychological research methods and ethical principles
  3. Employee selection/retention principles and techniques
  4. Psychological testing and performance appraisals
  5. Leadership and decision making
  6. Motivation, morale, job satisfaction and job involvement
  7. Communication, perception, socialization, and group dynamics for all populations including minorities, women, elderly and physically and mentally challenged employees.
  8. Working conditions to include stress, safety, violence, substance abuse, digital use rules and health in the workplace.
  9. Organizational ethics and responsibilities
  10. Cross-cultural organizations-globalization
Reference Materials
Currently recognized texts, videos, internet, handouts and library resources.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 10/11/2019
Last Reviewed: 3/12/2020

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