Courses: Social Psychology (SOP)

Course: SOP2999 - SPECIAL COURSE
Hours: 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: SOP3004 - Social Psychology
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall Summer
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Survey of theory, method, and research results in areas of social psychology, such as attitude formation and change, social perception/ cognition, impression formation, social influence, interpersonal attraction and relationships, aggression and pro-social behavior, and group dynamics. Application in areas such as work or health behavior, legal settings, or environmental psychology may also be included.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to:

1. Understand the historical and current trends in the field of social psychology.

2. Explain the implications of social psychological research and theories for individuals and society.

3. Evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, and ethics of the various research designs employed in the field.

4. Discuss the generalizability of the research findings across time and cultures.

 
Course: SOP3730 - Psychology, Culture, and Society
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
Prerequisites: PSY 2012
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall Spring
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The study of social processes within a cultural context. Topics include non-verbal behavior, the construction of social reality, communication, personal relationships, social influence, discrimination and prejudice, group dynamics, organizational culture and behavior, implications for health and wellness.
 
 
Course: SOP3905 - DIRECTED STUDY
Hours: 0.0 - 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: SOP3990 - SPECIAL COURSE
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Course: SOP3999 - SPECIAL COURSE
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Course: SOP4702 - Psychology and Gender
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
Prerequisites: PSY 2012
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall
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Addresses the construction of gender as a psychological construct. The psychological construct of gender is considered from biological, social, and individual perspectives. Lecture, discussion, readings, and participative learning methods are used.

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Develop knowledge and understandings of biological, psychological, and social/cultural foundations of gender;

Evaluation: participation in class exercises; examinations; written response papers; final project

2. Construct valid and reliable interpretations of gendered experiences encountered in our local culture;

Evaluation: class exercises; written response papers; final project

3. Interpret/reinterpret one’s own life experiences using knowledge and understandings of gender;

Evaluation: written response papers

 
Course: SOP4990 - SPECIAL COURSE
Hours: 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: SOP5609 - Current Issues in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Hours: 1.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 1.0
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Current Semester of Offering: Spring
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Topics of current interest in industrial-organizational psychology. May include panel discussions, site visits to local organizations, guest speakers, individual student research presentations, or discussions led by the professor. Industrial-organizational psychology students must enroll for two consecutive terms.

Student Learning Outcomes:

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Identify and discuss several current topics in applied I-O and HR.

2. Recognize and describe major issues and organizations in the business and human resources community in Pensacola and the Escambia/Santa Rosa County area.

3. Give examples of the connection of academic coursework to the practice of I-O Psychology and human resources.

4. Write effectively and competently in APA style as well as in “academic-conversational” style.

 
Course: SOP5617 - Modern Organizational Theory
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
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Analysis of contemporary theories of organizations applicable to individual, group and system levels. Organizations treated generically with examples and applications drawn from both public and private sector. May not be taken for credit by students having credit for MAN 5204 or PAD 5107.
 
 
Course: SOP5665 - Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
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Survey of application of psychology to work behavior, including such topics as job analysis and design, personnel selection and training, performance evaluation, work motivation, job satisfaction, and interpersonal and structural factors affecting job performance. Covers methods of research and practice, ethical and legal issues, theory and research results.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will better understand and will critically think about the research, theories, and applications of I-O psychology and understand their own behavior and social interactions within their work environments.  Among other things, successful students will be able to:

1. Identify influential researchers in the area of industrial psychology

2. Identify the components of an experiment

3. Identify and describe the advantages and disadvantages of various research methodologies

4. Identify, describe, and apply various theories of work motivation

5. Describe the implications of various court rulings and employment law

6. Identify principles of organizational structure

7. Describe the benefits and limitations of various training techniques

8. Compare and contrast various personnel selection procedures

9. Describe the psychometric properties of reliability and validity

10. Describe methods, procedures, or laws for achieving equal opportunity

11. Describe the benefits of positive organizational attitudes such as job satisfaction, organizational commitment, or job involvement
 
Course: SOP5905 - DIRECTED STUDY
Hours: 0.0 - 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: SOP5990 - ***SPECIAL COURSE***
Hours: 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: SOP6069 - Advanced Social Psychology
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
Prerequisites: SOP 3004
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Current Semester of Offering: Spring
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Contribution of social psychology to understanding of human behavior: emphasis is on theory and research in major areas such as attitude, perception and attribution, attraction, altruism, group behavior, etc.
 
 
Course: SOP6668 - Organizational Change and Development
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
Prerequisites: INP 6397 or SOP 6669
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall
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Organizational development: change agentry, role of self in O.D., change theory, feedback methodology, relationship building, team building and quality, Lab learning methodology. Expanded emphasis on field work and application can follow as MAN 6943. May not be taken for credit by students having credit for MAN 6285.
 
 
Course: SOP6669 - Advanced Organizational Psychology
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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Seminar reviewing much of the recent research literature in areas of organizational psychology, including leadership, motivation, job performance, job satisfaction, role behavior in work settings and communications. May not be taken for credit by students having credit for MAN 6209.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will become familiar with recent and historical research and theory in the area of organizational psychology.  Students will also have a better understanding of their own work behaviors and social interactions. Upon completion of this course students will demonstrate the following abilities through tests, papers, and classroom discussions:
1. Ability to access, critique, and integrate research and literature in the area of organizational psychology.

2. Ability to define key terms relevant to organizational psychology

3. Ability to debate the pros and cons of key organizational psychology theories

4. Ability to apply the principles, concepts, and theories of organizational psychology to hypothetical work situations

5. Ability to identify and describe the formal and informal organizational structures that lead to organizational success or failure

6. Ability to organize and present academic material to an audience of peers

7. Ability to facilitate discussions on topics relevant to organizational psychology 

 
Course: SOP6776 - Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
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Current Semester of Offering: Summer
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Major emphasis is given to research regarding a broad range of sexual dysfunctions and analyses of specific therapeutic interventions. Various styles of sexual expression are also examined in terms of their social and psychological implications. Assumes prior knowledge of counseling theory and practice.
 
 
Course: SOP6905 - DIRECTED STUDY
Hours: 0.0 - 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: SOP6990 - ***SPECIAL COURSE***
Hours: 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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