PSYC130 Psychology Applied to Business
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Psychology
Course Number and TitlePSYC130 Psychology Applied to Business
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
Other Pertinent InformationNone
Catalog Course DescriptionThis 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.
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.
Teaching Methods EmployedUse of lecture, discussion, demonstration to be specified at the individual instructor's discretion.
Review/Approval Date - 1/99