Psychology 652

PSYC 652: Training and Development

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or permission of instructor

Credit Hours: (3)

Presents and evaluates the techniques used in industry for the training and motivation of personnel; examines psychological theories behind the techniques and issues involved in application of these techniques. Focuses on effects of training and motivation techniques on both job morale and job performance.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

1. Orientation, Training Model
2. Needs Assessment
3. Learning Concepts
4. Methods of Instruction
5. Presentation/Facilitation
6. Evaluation
7. Self-Awareness Teaching
8. Group Teaching Segment
9. Appraising Performance Training/Group Training Support
10. Meetings Training/Group Training Segment
11. Conflict Resolution Training/Group Training Support


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

An interactive approach in which students share the responsibility for analysis, interpretation, and application of theories and concepts.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Students will be able -

1. To develop comprehension of the training model and its impact on motivation and performance.
2. To be able to develop and implement a training program.


Assessment Measures

Grades assignments may include in-class tests, a final examination, the assignment and presentation of group training projects, and class assignments.


Other Course Information

The instructor may use experiential exercises, videos, and other interactive activities to present application of specific concepts.


Review and Approval

December 2004