PSYC130 Psychology Applied to Business
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Psychology
- I. Course Number and Title
- PSYC130 Psychology Applied to Business
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course focuses on the application of psychological principles and research methods to the study of human behavior in various environmental settings, such as business, industry, and government.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
- To understand the history, professional scope and research methods of industrial/organizational psychology.
- To understand the techniques of employee selection, training, and job performance evaluation.
- To understand the types and effects of leadership styles.
- To understand the dynamics of worker motivation, job design, and job satisfaction.
- To understand how working conditions and job stress relate to employee performance.
- To understand organizational structures and styles.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Overview of the history and scope of industrial/organizational psychology.
- Research methods in industrial/organizational psychology.
- Employee selection processes.
- Evaluation of job performance.
- Industrial training and professional development.
- Worker motivation and job satisfaction.
- Job design.
- Working conditions.
- Coping with job stress.
- Organizational structures and styles.
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Text as selected by the psychology area. Details provided by the instructor of each course section.
- VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
- Use of lecture, discussion, demonstration to be specified at the individual instructor's discretion.
Review/Approval Date - 1/99