This course is designed to introduce the student to the field of industrial/organizational psychology. The emphasis is on the psychological principles and how they can be applied in a work context. Topics will include legal issues in employment, selection of employees, performance appraisal, training, leadership, motivation, and group behavior.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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- Analyze the history of I/O psychology, as well as how it has been used to solve organizational problems.
- Distinguish between the science and the practitioner model of I/O psychology, evaluating how this advances the field.
- Recommend ethical considerations that I/O psychologists should adhere to within the field.
- Weigh the importance of research and statistics as it applies to I/O psychology.
- Compare job analysis methods.
- Differentiate between various criteria used to evaluate employee performance.
- Critique the factors to consider when selecting and placing employees.
- Justify the role that I/O psychologists play in the training and development function of the organization.
- Discriminate between the criteria used to evaluate training programs.
- Compare theories of employee motivation, explaining how they may improve employee performance.
- Examine employee behavior, including the effects of counterproductive behavior in the workplace.
- Speculate on the importance of employee wellbeing and the effects of occupational stress.
- Distinguish between work teams and work groups, as well as factors that affect performance.
- Differentiate between theories of leadership in the organization as they relate to influence and power.
- Assess how leadership differs from management.
- Analyze the concepts of organizational development and organization theories.
A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
- PSY/203 – Foundations of Psychology or equivalent
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