Courses: Industrial and Applied Psychology (INP)

Course: INP3004 - Industrial-Organizational PSYCHOLOGY
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall Spring Summer
Course Description:
Application of psychological principles to problems of employee selection, placement, merit rating, job analysis, management training and other factors related to productivity. May not be taken for credit by students having credit for MAN 3360.

Student Learning Outcomes:

1.Understand the important topic areas within the field of industrial psychology.

2. Explain and evaluate the theories, research, and practices within the field of industrial psychology.

3. Demonstrate how the theories and research in industrial-organizational psychology can be applied to help solve real-world problems.

4. Discuss the complex issues facing industrial psychology today and how these issues affect workers, organizations, and society.

 
Course: INP3313 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
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Understanding human processes in formal organizations, utilizing individual and group exercises which simulate behavioral dynamics in organizations. Content areas include conflict resolution, communication, leadership, planning and control and other organizational processes. May not be taken for credit by students having credit in either MAN 3240 or SOP 3662. MAN 3025 or equivalent is suggested prior to taking this course, but not required.

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Achieve an understanding of the underlying principles and theories of organizational behavior in organizations.

2. Observe and recognize behaviors in organizational settings to aid in predicting outcomes.

3. Appreciate the importance of time management, planning, and communication in completing a group project.

4. Diagnose and manage individual differences to achieve successful group performance.

5. Gain personal and professional insight into organizational behavior, diversity, personalities, goal setting, motivation, empowerment, and leadership style.

 
Course: INP3905 - DIRECTED STUDY
Hours: 0.0 - 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: INP3990 - SPECIAL COURSE
Hours: 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: INP4224 - PSYCHOLOGY OF WORKFORCE DIVERSITY
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall
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Addresses the experience of work as it varies with the gender and ethnic background of workers in the United States. Other bases of diversity (e.g., disability) may also be addressed. Topics include work-related stereotypes and attitudes; discrimination and harassment; career choice, occupational segregation, and employment patterns; group differences related to fair testing and employment practices; the relationship of workforce diversity to processes such as supervision, leadership, mentoring, and power; law and public policy related to diversity and work. Lecture, discussion, and participative learning methods are used. Three hours of psychology or sociology are required prior to taking this course.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to:

1. Explain why diversity is an important concern in the workplace in terms of productivity, economic, legal, and societal concerns.

2. Describe and give examples of processes which occur within and between groups and organizations when members are diverse.

3. Explain privilege and describe the experience of those who are less privileged.

4. Identify and discuss legal protections against workplace discrimination.

5. Identify and demonstrate skills that are necessary for successful functioning and management in a diverse organization.

6. Discuss several aspects of a successful “diversity management” program and describe and critique their application in an existing organization.
 
Course: INP4905 - DIRECTED STUDY
Hours: 0.0 - 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: INP4990 - SPECIAL COURSE
Hours: 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: INP5087 - ETHICS IN I-O PSYCHOLOGY
Hours: 1.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 1.0
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall
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A one hour seminar-style course that addresses the ethical concerns of I-O psychologists working in such areas as consulting, research, academia, and human resources. Permission is required.
 
 
Course: INP5131 - LEGAL ISSUES IN Industrial-Organizational PSYCHOLOGY
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
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Exposes students to laws, guidelines, and court cases (e.g., ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Sexual Harassment, Civil Rights Acts) important to human resource functions in organizations, with particular emphasis on employment testing for selection.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students should be able to: 
            
1. Explain the major legal issues in I-O psychology, including the importance and complexity of these issues.

2. Summarize the content of primary legal sources (e.g., Court cases, Acts, Guidelines).

3. Discuss the impact of court cases, guidelines, etc. for individuals, organizations, and society.

4. Give formal presentations that succinctly review the legal status of a given issue and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses.

5. State how organizations can implement practices and procedures that allow them to comply with EEOC regulations and help prevent various forms of discrimination.

 
Course: INP5905 - DIRECTED STUDY
Hours: 0.0 - 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: INP5990 - SPECIAL COURSE
Hours: 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: INP6216 - PERSONNEL SELECTION AND APPRAISAL
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
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Current Semester of Offering: Spring
Course Description:
Current issues and techniques in selection, placement and appraisal, job analysis, criterion development; the validation process, assessment centers and EEO issues.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a  thorough understanding of the important topic areas and issues in Personnel Psychology.

2. Discuss and evaluate the techniques and theories within the field.

3. Explain how knowledge acquired in the course can help solve actual personnel and organizational problems.

4. Summarize and critique primacy source information of some of the influential contributions (and contributors)  relevant to the field.

5. Discuss the various issues facing personnel  psychology and how these issues   affect people, organizations, and society.

 
Course: INP6255 - METHODS IN PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY
Hours: 2.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 2.0
Prerequisites: INP 6216
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Current Semester of Offering: Spring
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Experience in the construction and/or use of various instruments or procedures in personnel psychology. Examples may include personnel selection or performance appraisal devices; job analysis or job evaluations; calculation of reliability, validity or cut off scores or needs assessments for training. Permission is required.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of many of the techniques and methods in personnel psychology

2. Work with other group members to plan and organize an applied intervention

3. Select and apply a variey of personnel methods within an organization

4. Consult with professionals in an organizational setting

5. Develop and give formal presentations in a format applicable for non-academic audiences

6. Generate a detailed final product that summarizes and critiques the applied activities of your consulting project

 
Course: INP6325 - TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall
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Examines both the theory and practice of Training and Development in organizations. Provides students with a working knowledge of the industrial psychology model of training the adult learner (i.e., assessing training needs, developing training programs, delivering training programs, and evaluating the success of training interventions). Also explores theories of learning and motivation and post-training strategies for enhancing the success of a training program.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

This course is intended to be a “hands-on” course providing students with the knowledge and tools necessary to develop, implement, and evaluate an organizational training program.  Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

      1. Employ a model of training that enables them to conduct front end analyses such as a needs assessment;

2. Develop a training program using knowledge of various types of training media and strategies;

3. Plan and conduct an evaluation program.

 
Course: INP6385 - GROUP DYNAMICS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
Prerequisites: MAN 3025 or PSY 2012 or SOP 3004
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Current Semester of Offering: Spring
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Emphasizes the application of general principles and theories derived from group processes research (particularly the social psychological research) to contemporary organizational problems. The classroom experience will be student-centered. Students will be expected to participate in discussion and classroom exercises, and prepare short written analyses of examples and cases. Topics covered may include: group development and socialization, group structure, conformity and influence, conflict, social identity, commitment, power, leadership, performance and decision-making.
 
 
Course: INP6397 - MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall Spring Summer
Course Description:
Appreciation and understanding of the field of organizational behavior and its application in managing human and other resources. Also emphasizes understanding individual behavior (motivation, self-awareness, leadership, etc.), and group dynamics (decision-making, group development and work) plus conflict, climate, learning styles, power, stress, process/content, human rights and quality. Utilizes experiential learning methodologies and other appropriate designs. Not available to students having credit for MAN 6156.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

1. Describe how perceptual biases impact effective management

2. Formulate personal strategies for reducing conflict.

3. Compare and analyze major motivational theories.

4. Implement strategies for motivating productive behavior

5. Develop an incentive system for an organizational setting

6. Understand the impact of humor within a work setting

7. Offer strategies for enhancing decision-making.

8. Discuss group vs. individual affects on decision making.

9. Understand the variables that impact communication accuracy

10. Apply active listening strategies in effective communication.

11. Understand the element of power within the organization, addressing the concepts of dependence, ethics, empowerment

12. Prescribe a range of strategies for dealing with conflict   

13. Become more cognizant of one’s personal style of leadership and communication in order to develop a better understanding of how diverse individuals can function as an effective unit.

 
Course: INP6905 - DIRECTED STUDY
Hours: 0.0 - 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: INP6944 - PRACTICUM IN INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Hours: 1.0 - 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall Spring Summer
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Primarily for education in traditional industrial areas. Involves placement in an industrial setting. 6-8 hours per week of field experience for every hour of credit. Must be an industrial-organizational program student and permission is required.
 
 
Course: INP6990 - SPECIAL COURSE
Hours: 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall Spring Summer
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