PSYC130 Psychology Applied to Business

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Social & Behavioral Science Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
PSYC130 Psychology Applied to Business Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
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
  1. Course Learning Goals

    1. To understand the history, professional scope, and research methods of industrial/organizational psychology;
    2. To understand the techniques of employee selection, training, and job performance evaluation;
    3. To understand the types and effects of leadership styles;
    4. To understand the dynamics of worker motivation, job design, and job satisfaction;
    5. To understand how working conditions and job stress relate to employee performance; and
    6. To understand organizational structures and styles.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Overview of the history and scope of industrial/organizational psychology
    2. Research methods in industrial/organizational psychology
    3. Employee selection processes
    4. Evaluation of job performance
    5. Industrial training and professional development
    6. Leadership
    7. Worker motivation and job satisfaction
    8. Job design
    9. Working conditions
    10. Coping with job stress
    11. Organizational structures and styles

    Additional topics/chapters may be chosen according to the interests and specialization of the instructor.

  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Text as selected by the psychology area. Details provided by the instructor of each course section.

Review/Approval Date - 1/99; New Core 8/2015