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
2250
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
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. 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.
    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 Core Learning Goals:

  4. 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