PS374 Organizational Psychology

for S2J 2007

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PS 374 Organizational Psychology


S2J 2007 DN


Conner, Rosalind G.


Adjunct Faculty


BA Psychology
Master's of Science in Management
CHAM - Certified Hospital Access Manager

Office Hours

By appointment only, call 816-309-8407

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

March 19 - May 13, 2007

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM


PS 101, 3:0:3

Credit Hours



Psychology Applied to Work - text only
Author:  Paul M. Muchinsky
8th, 06
ISBN: 0-495-09323-8
Publisher:  Wadsworth, Inc.

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Course Description:
Study of the intrapersonal, interpersonal and group dynamics in organizational behavior, group problem solving, task functions and process functions, motivation and morale, models of organization and their psychosocial costs and benefits, including impact on the culture and the family. PREREQUISITE: PS 101. 3:0:3

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will have a basic understanding of organizational structure, diversity and development
  2. Students will have a basic understanding of group processes
  3. Students will learn basic theories of leadership, motivation and job satisfaction
Class Assessment:
There will be pop quizzes, individual presentations uing case studies and current event material, group presentations, conduct an interview, written paper and a final exam.
The group presentation will require group work, select an organization upon instructor's approval and apply yuor understanding of Organizational Psychology to that organization.  Profit or not for profit organizations may be selected.  Instructions will be reviewed during the lst class.


Final: 20 points
Current Events (3@5 pts):  15 points
Interview:  10 points
Individual Participation:  10 points
Quizzes:  20 points
Group Presentation:  15 points
Written Paper:  10 points
Total:  100 points
90-100% - A
80-90% - B
70-79% - C
60-69% - D

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Projects submitted late will not be accepted without a Doctor's note that includes the registration number for that physician.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of each class.
Everyone is expected to participate in class.
Instructor is not responsible for contacting absent studens or providing items from missed classes.
No make up assignments will be given unless the student produces a written excuse signed by a doctor including their registration number. 
Be prepared,  Computers do fail.  Bring back up copies of any presentation material.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 - Review syllabus, presentation groups will be determined, be prepared to discuss Chapters 1 - 3
Week 2 - Current Event #1 due, be prepared to duscuss Chapters 4 & 5
Week 3 - Be prepared to discuss Chapters 6 & 7, Conduct an interview
Week 4 - Paper due, Review Chapters 8 & 9
Week 5 - Current Event #2 due, be prepared to discuss Chapter 10
Week 6 - Current Event #3 due, Chapter 12 & 13 review
Week 7 - Group Presentations Due
Week 8 - Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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