Syllabus

Industrial Psychology
(INP 3004)

 


 

Instructor: Dr. Stephen J. Vodanovich

Phone: 474-2944; e-mail: stevevodanovich@uwf.edu
Office: Bldg. 41, Room 220. Lab: Room 225

Office Hours:  Tuesday (1:30-3:30); Wednesday (2:00-4:00); Thursday (1:30-2:30)

Text: Muchinsky, P. M. (2011). Psychology Applied to Work (10th edition).

 


 

Useful I-O Sites:

Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Academy of Management

Human Factors & Ergonomics Society

Center for Creative Leadership

Society for Human Resource Management

Occupational Safety & Health Network

International Public Management Association for Human Resources

 


 

~ Primary Learning Objectives ~

 

Students will be able to:

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.

 

Approximate Timeline

Date
Chapter(s)
Topic
Slides

 

1/9

 

1

 

Introduction/Overview

Historical Background of I-O

 

Introduction Slides

I-O History

 

1/16

 

2

Research Methods [Research Process, Levels of measurement, Basic statistics, Normal curve, Correlation]

Research Slides

 

1/23

 

3

Criteria: Standards for Decision Making [Work/Job Analysis, Sources of Information, Task & KSA  Statements Criteria, Job Evaluation, Performance Criteria]

 

Criteria/Job Analysis Slides

ONet Site

 

1/30

 

4

 

Predictors: Psychological Assessments

[Reliability & Validity, Types of Assessment Devices]

 

Predictors: Psychological Assessments Lecture Slides

Study Guide for Test # 1

 

 

2/6

 

1, 2, 3, 4

 

Test # 1 

 

 

2/13

 

5

 

Personnel Decisions

[Recruitment, Decision-Making Strategies]

 

Personnel Decision Slides

2/20

 

 

6

Organizational Learning [Training Needs Assessment, Techniques, Evaluation Methods, Management Development]

 

Training/Organizational Learning Slides

 

2/27

 

7

 

Performance Management [Functions/Uses, Types of Data,
Sources of Information, Legal Issues]

 

Performance Management Slides

Study Guide for

Test # 2

 

3/6

 

5, 6, 7

 

Test # 2

 

 

3/13

-----
No Class ----- Spring Break

 

_____

 

3/20

 

10

 

Organizational Attitudes and Behavior [Job Satisfaction, Organizational Justice, Commitment]

 

Organizational Attitude Slides

 

3/27

 

12

Work Motivation [e.g., Expectancy Theory, Goal Setting Theory, Self-Regualtion Theory, Work Design Theory]

Motivation Slides

 

4/3

 

13

 

Leadership [Basic approaches/theories]

 

Leadership Slides

 

 

4/10

 

 

No Class --- SIOP Conference

 

 

4/17

 

11

 

Workplace Psychological Health

 

Health Slides

 

4/24

14

 

Union-Management Relations

 

Union-Management Slides

Study Guide for Test # 3

 

Exam Week

 

10, 11, 12, 13, & 14

Test # 3

 

_____

 


Note: Information beyond that which is included in your text will be covered during class lectures. You will

be responsible for this material since it will be covered on the tests. So, if you miss a class session, it is advisable to

contact other students to learn about the nature of the material that you missed.

 

It is your responsibility to arrive to class on time in order to avoid disruption to the lecture and other students. If

you do arrive late for some reason, please enter the classroom quietly and take the nearest seat that is available

to you. Also, please turn cell phones off (or on "vibrate") while the class is in session.

 

It is in your best interest to not miss any of the exams. Make-up examinations will only be granted with approval

of the instructor. If you cannot take an exam on the scheduled date, you need to submit a written notice

(e-mail is fine), with any supporting justification (e.g., a doctor's note), before the exam date if possible. 

Your statement, and possibly a meeting with the instructor, will be used to decide whether a make-up test

is allowable.

 

Grading Criteria: 3 tests worth 33.3% each

 

Grading scale
A
90 & above
B+
87-89
B
83-86
B-
80-82
C+
77-79
C
73-76
C-
70-72
D+
67-69
D
60-66
F
59 and below