Psychology 381

PSYC 381: Psychology of Work Behavior

Prerequisites: PSYC 121

Credit Hours: (3)

Study of human behavior in relation to personnel; worker motivation, satisfaction, and efficiency; work training; leadership, and organizational communications.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

1. Introduction to the field of I/O psychology
2. Methods of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
3. Employment Law
4. Charcteristics of Effective Selection Tests
5. Employee Selection Methods
6. Interviews and Other Non-Test Predictors
7. Personnel Training and Development
8. Legal Issues
9. The Motivation to Work
10. Job Satisfaction and the Meaning of Work
11. Leadership
12. Communication
13. Employee Stress
14. Performance Appraisal
15. The Physical Work Environment


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Course will include formal lecture, discussion, projects, and written assignments.


Goals and Objectives

Student will develop an in-depth knowledge of the theory and application of industrial/organizational psychology.


Assessment Measures

Graded assignments may include in-class tests, a final examination, pop quizzes, the assignment and presentation of exercises and projects, and class preparation and participation.


Other Course Information



Review and Approval

September 2001 Updated and put in new format Dr. Alastair V. E. Harris