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PS 424 Industrial & Organiz Psychology
Martinez, Beatriz E.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

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Course

PS 424 Industrial & Organiz Psychology

Semester

S1B 2012 BL

Faculty

Martinez, Beatriz E.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.A. Counseling

Office Location

Fort Bliss, Texas

Office Hours

by appointment only

Daytime Phone

915-217-9281

E-Mail

Beatriz.Martinez@park.edu

bmartin9@elp.rr.com

Semester Dates

16 January, 2012  to 9 March 2012

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

PS101

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Riggio, R. E. (2008). Introduction to Industrial Organizational Psychology. 5th edition, Prentice Hall Inc.

ISBN: 987-0-205-66303-3

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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Course Description:
PS424 Industrial and Organizational Psychology - PreRequisite: PS101. - This course examines various psychological applications in the workplace including research, testing, making personnel decisions, training, appraising performance, organization structure, teamwork, satisfaction, occupational health, motivation and leadership. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
 

This course is designed as an instructor-to-student led discussion: supplementing the text book material with “real life” relevant information. PS424 Industrial Psychology is the foundation from which you will build your knowledge and interest in human behavior and must be learned thoroughly.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify key terminology, theories, principles, and strategies utilized within the field of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology.
  2. Analyze organizational problems and design empirical research studies that attempt to test hypotheses related to these problems.
  3. Evaluate concepts within I/O psychology and differentiate their potential uses within various organizational dilemmas.
  4. Review, evaluate, and interpret empirical research findings related to I/O psychology, assessing their applicability to organizations.
  5. Analyze real-world organizational problems and design appropriate applications of I/O strategies that may solve these problems.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Identified the problems and pitfalls in performance appraisals
  2. Evaluate the models for employee selection process
  3. Analyze Job Satisfaction and positive Employee Attitudes and Behaviors
  4. Review Workers Issues Motivation
Core Assessment:

Application Paper (Core Assessment)

Due: Week 6

Each student will select a film or television program that depicts a situation in a business setting or business organization and will analyze the film/program addressing two of the following topic areas: organizational research, employee selection, training, motivation, and/or leadership. During the search for appropriate films or programs, students should be mindful of what organizational problems are being depicted and select only films or programs that have clear-cut organizational issues that fall under the topics listed.    

Before the paper is written, and by a date previously announced in the course, a half-page synopsis of the project will be submitted to the instructor and will include the following information: the title of the film or television program, a brief description of the film/program and characters involved, a brief definition of the problem(s) that are evident in the organization that is depicted, and the two I/O topic areas to be addressed. The synopsis should be approved by the instructor before the student proceeds with the project. 

Research related to the specified organizational problem(s) selected for study from the film/program is to be conducted from a review of literature comprising seven references that may not include the textbook. Five of the seven references are to be scholarly in nature. 

Each student should synthesize, analyze, and evaluate observations of conditions and actions in the film/program to arrive at a well-justified recommendation for a possible solution to the problem(s), citing data and information from the literature review to support the recommendation. The solution designation is to describe in detail the recommended actions that need to be taken, including who should take the actions, in order to solve the stated problem(s). The solution is likely to be multifaceted.  

Papers should include the following sections: 

1. Introduction – Include a brief description of the film/program and characters involved

2. Problem(s) – Describe in detail the specific problems found in this organization and how they relate to the two chosen topic areas. Since the instructor of the course may not have seen this film/program, it is important that this problem be defined in great detail, including several specific examples, to provide evidence of the existence of the stated problem(s). 
3. Recommendations – In this section the specific recommended solution will be carefully outlined. This recommendation should include 1) the steps that should be taken, 2) who should take those steps, and 3) the reasons underlying the recommendation. This section of the paper should be the longest and most complex section and should demonstrate the logical and critical integration of data analysis and literature review that has gone into making the final recommendations.    

5. Conclusion – Describe the likely success of the recommended solution, including potential shortcomings or potential negative side-effects resulting from the implementation of this solution. 

6. References – Document all written and other media resources for the paper including the source of the film or television program.   

Papers should be double-spaced, in 12-point font, and in APA style. The paper should include at least seven references, five of which are from refereed journals. This paper is worth up to 100 points. A summary of requirements may be found below.

 
Research Paper Requirements
 
Select and analyze an organization found in a movie or television show in relation to 2 of the 5 topics (organizational research, employee selection, training, motivation, leadership). 
Seven references or more should be used from the literature, five of which should be refereed journals. The text may not be included as a reference. 
Each paper accurately uses psychological terms relating to industrial and organizational psychology. 
The research paper contains the following sections: Introduction, Problem, Recommendations, Conclusion, and References, all in APA style. 
The student describes in detail all aspects of an organizational problem that exists in the selected organization and is related to the I/O topics being discussed. Relevant data should be collected through a review of the literature, and observation of the selected movie/show.    
The student develops a productive and realistic solution to an organizational problem situation in the selected organization.  Evidence from refereed journals should be used to justify this recommended solution. 
 
 
 
 

Competency

Exceeds Expectations (2)

Meets Expectations (1)               

Does Not Meet Expectations (0)

Critical Thinking

Outcome #3, 4, 5

The student ascertained all of the key factors contributing to the existence of the problem and did an exceptional job combining details from the problem analysis and literature review when crafting the final recommendation; no errors related to the discussion of a psychological concept were present, and the recommendations contain more than an adequate amount of supporting evidence.

The student ascertained most of the key factors contributing to the existence of the problem and did a good job combining details from the problem analysis and literature review when crafting the final recommendation; one minor error related to the discussion of a psychological concept may be present, or the recommendations may lack a small amount of supporting detail.

The student ascertained few of the key factors contributing to the existence of the problem and made numerous errors while combining details from the problem analysis and literature review when crafting the final recommendation; more than one error related to the discussion of a psychological concept may be present, or the recommendations contain very little supporting detail.

Content

Outcome # 1, 3, 4, 5

The student described in great detail a solution that is realistic and likely to be effective, along with an insightful view of potential shortcomings of the recommendation. No errors were made in using psychological terminology.

The student described in some detail a solution that is realistic and likely to be effective and explained the potential shortcomings of the recommendation; the student may have omitted a few important details related to the solution or shortcomings. Psychological terminology was used correctly, other than no more than one minor mistake, throughout the paper.

The student provided a solution, but it was not very realistic and/or not likely to be effective. Shortcomings of the recommendation were not discussed in any detail. There were several errors in the use of psychological terminology.

Professional Communication

Outcome # 3, 4, 5

Descriptions within each section were very well organized, and all recommendations were clearly and adequately supported with appropriate information. The entire document contained 2 or fewer errors in both mechanics and APA style formatting.

Descriptions within each section were organized but may have been unclear or lacking in necessary detail at times. The entire document contained 3-4 errors in both mechanics and APA style formatting.

Sections of the paper were not very well organized, and/or most statements lacked supporting detail. The reader was distracted by numerous errors, likely to number more than 4, in mechanics and/or APA style formatting.

 
 
 
 

Class Assessment:
 

1. Midterm Exam

2. Final Exam

3. Research Paper

4. Class Presentation

5. Quizzes (5x30)

Grading:
 

Assignment                                        Points

Midterm Exam                                  300 pts.

Final Exam                                        300 pts.

Research Paper                                 150 pts.

Class Presentation                              150 pts.

Quizzes                (5 x30)                   100 pts.

                                                         1000 pts.
 
 

Assignment                                        Points                   Grades

90%-100%                                       900-1000 pts.         A

80%-89.9%                                       800-899 pts.           B

70%-79.9%                                       700-799 pts.           C

60%-69.9%                                       600-699 pts.           D

59.9% and less                                   599 or less pts.        F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
 

Each week’s work must be completed by the end of the week.
No credit will be received for work turned in after the week it was due, unless you have contacted me before the due date and explained any special circumstance. I will then decide whether the “special” circumstances are sufficient for late work. Late work is to be the exception and not a persistent pattern. There is no extra credit in this class.
Student are responsible for reading all course material before class.
Student are responsible for buying the course book.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

All students must be respectful of other’s opinions during class at all times.

Laptop computers are welcomed in the classroom if they are used for note taking or presentations.

No emails, game playing or non PS424 Industrial Organizational Psychology activities on the laptop will be tolerated during the scheduled class time.

Students are allowed to bring bottle water to class

If you bring a cell phone to class, the ringer must be set to silent mode and you may not answer the phone or text during class.

If you must answer the phone, please leave quietly outside the classroom.

I will not tolerate side bar conversation during my lectures. Common respect and courtesy will be extended at all times.

It is the student’s responsibility to notify instructor when not reporting to class due to illness or other unavoidable reasons.

If student misses three class sessions they will lose a letter grade.

More than six class sessions missed will result in a failure of the course.

Two unexcused absences will be reported to the Center Administrator

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Course Topic

Week 1: Class introduction, class discussion, read chapter 1-3

Week 1: Class introduction, class discussion, read chapter 4-5 quiz #1 (1-5)

Week 2: Class introduction, class discussion, read chapter 6-7

Week 2: Class introduction, class discussion, read chapter 8-9 Quiz #2 (6-9)

Week 3: Class introduction, class discussion, read chapter 10

Week 3: Class introduction, class discussion, read chapter 11, Quiz #3 (10-11)

Week 4: Class introduction, class discussion, review for Midterm

Week 4 : Class introduction, class discussion, Midterm

Week 5: Class introduction, class discussion, read chapter 12

Week 5: Class introduction, class discussion, read chapter 13 Quiz #4 (12-13)

Week 6: Class introduction, class discussion, read chapters (14-15)

Week 6: Class introduction, class discussion,  quiz #5 (14- 15)

Week 7: Class introduction, class discussion, research paper due,

Week 7: Class introduction, class discussion, review for Final Exam

Week 8: Class introduction, class discussion, 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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 "F".
  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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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: http://www.park.edu/disability .



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