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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. Pre-requisitePS101. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The goal of this course is to give the participants a general overview of the basic principals of industrial and organizational psychology with special emphasis on organizational psychology. In doing so, it is the goal of this course to help participants gain a greater understanding of organizations and the methods and tools utilized by organizations to aid them in achieving their goals. Finally, it is hoped that this course will help participants learn how to make their work experience more beneficial for them and the organizations by which they are employed.
Learning Outcomes:Participants will have a general understanding of basic industrial and organizational psychological concepts.
Participants will have general knowledge of the basic uses of and characteristics of good research methods typically utilized in industrial and organizational psychology.
Participants will have a basic understanding of organizational structure, diversity, and development.
Participants will have a greater knowledge of employee motivation and job satisfaction.
Participants will learn basic theories of leadership.
Participants will have a basic understanding of group processes.
Participants will understand the basic concepts of personnel selection and employee testing methods.
Participants will gain a greater knowledge and ability to learn actively.
Course Assessment: Teaching techniques will include lectures, group discussion, videotape viewing, and student presentations.
Grading: Attendance/Class Participation 400 points (50 pts for each session
Weekly Reports 100 points (20 points for each report)
Mini-Project Paper and Presentations 150 points
Final Project Paper and Presentations 150 points
Mid-Term Examination 100 points
Final Examination 100 points
90% and above = A
80% to 89% = B
70% to 79% = C
60% to 69% = D
Below 60% = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments are due per the date listed on the syllabus. The instructor will not accept assignments late. Assignments not submitted on the due date will not be accepted and will receive a grade of “zero”.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Current Events: Students will be required to present an oral report on any aspect of Organizational Psychology weeks 2 through 6. This will include turning in a one page (minimum), typed, double spaced synopsis of your report. Information can be obtained from any source, ie: newspapers, magazines, internet, journals, etc. Students are required to list and turn in a copy of the source of the report. All current events will include the statement “This relates to Organizational Psychology because”
Mini-Project Presentations: Students will present a written and oral presentation on a topic that focuses on Organizational Psychology (student selected, and instructor approved) Each project will require the student to complete a 3 to 5 page (typed, double-spaced) report due upon the assigned presentation date.
Final Project Presentation: Students will be grouped into teams to present a written/oral presentation on topics to be assigned by the instructor. Each student will complete a 5 to 7 page (typed, double-spaced) report due upon the presentation date.
Written Assignments: Students are required to turn in all written assignments on time and will not be given full credit if not. ALL WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE DONE IN “TIMES NEW ROMAN” FONT, and WILL BE DONE IN NO MORE THAN 12 PITCH FONT. LEFT AND RIGHT MARGINS WILL NOT EXCEED 1 INCH, AND TOP AND BOTTOM MARGIN WILL NOT EXCEED 1 INCH.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: INSTRUCTOR CONTACT: Students may contact the instructor with any concerns in relation to the course work or material. I may be contacted by phone (if no answer, leave a detailed message, call back number, and the best time to call you back), or by e-mail. Please be patient, as I will get back in touch with you as soon as possible.
Home Phone: 816-921-2424
Plagiarism: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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100Unexcused absences means the student not notifying the instructor in advance that he/she would not be in class. Attendance will be taken twice per class session.
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