Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
Psychology 301
Self-Paced. 42 hours (16 weeks)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Industrial Organizational Psychology


The course objective is to study job analysis, employee training and development, conflict in the workplace, and organizational change.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the field of industrial/organizational psychology, describe what it is, and outline its history
  • Relate how workers interact in the formation of work groups and larger work organizations and critique interactions of workers and work groups
  • Compare and contrast social scientific research methods, and how social scientific research methodology is used by I/O psychologists
  • Appraise personnel functions in organizations Examine how jobs are analyzed, how workers are recruited and selected for jobs, how workers' job performance is evaluated, and how workers are trained
  • Examine psychological states that influence employee work behavior: the motivation to work, the satisfaction one gets from a job, and the stress that occurs because of job demands

General Topics:

  • Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Job Analysis & Evaluation Methods
  • Employee Selection: Recruiting & Interviewing
  • Performance Management: Evaluating Employee Performance
  • Employee Training & Development
  • Employee Motivation, Satisfaction & Commitment
  • The Psychology of Employee Engagement
  • Leadership & Conflict in the Workplace
  • The Psychology of Groups
  • Teamwork & Teams in the Workplace
  • Organizational Development & Change
  • Workplace Psychological Health
  • Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials