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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY480 Organizational Psychology (3 cr.)

Prerequisite(s): PSY320 , PSY359 
Organizational psychology is the application of psychological methods and principles to industrial and organizational behavior.  The course studies psychological constructs related to personnel selection, training, and placement in organizations and industries.  Topics include organizational theory and development; personnel evaluation and assessment; theory of motivation and leadership; teams in organizations; attitudes and emotions relevant to work; and fairness and diversity within organizations.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Apply psychological research and theory to organizational contexts.
  2. Identify theoretical frameworks related to personnel evaluation and assessment.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of theories of motivation and leadership and apply them to organizational settings.
  4. Apply theories of multiculturalism and diversity to organizational settings.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of organizational change and development theories.


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