Syllabus

Industrial/Organizational Psychology
(INP 3004/MAN 3360)


Instructor: Dr. Stephen J. Vodanovich

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

Office Hours:  Monday 10:00-11:00; 1:00-2:00.  Wednesday 10:00-11:00; 1:00-2:00; 3:00-5:00

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) Summarize the important historical events and people in the field of industrial psychology.

2)  Describe the various types of research designs used in the field as well as the basic statistical and psychometric methods that are crucial for the development

     of psychological tests (e.g., mean, standard deviation, reliability, validity).

3) Explain and evaluate the various selection measures used in the Industrial Psychology (e.g., interviews, biodata, ability tests, assessment centers, work samples)

4) Explain the theories related to understanding (and improving) organizational issues such as satisfaction, motivation, and leadership and the strengths and weaknesses of each..

 

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

 

6)  Describe the approaches available for training and assessing the performance of employees and the pros and cons of each.

7) Discuss the complex issues facing industrial psychology today (e.g., privacy concerns, globalization, technology use) and how these issues affect

     workers, organizations, and society.

 

Approximate Timeline

Date
Chapter(s)
Topic
Slides

 

1/9

 

_____

 

Introduction/Overview

 

Introduction Slides

 

1/11

 

1

 

Historical Background of I-O

 

I-O History

 

1/16

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 No Class --- Martin Luther King Day

 

 

1/18 & 1/23

 

2

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

Research Slides

 

1/25 & 1/30

 

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

 

2/1 & 2/6

 

4

 

Predictors: Psychological Assessments

[Reliability & Validity, Types of Assessment Devices]

 

Predictor Lecture Slides

 

 

2/8

_____ 

 

Legal Issues in I-O

Legal Slides

Study Guide for Test # 1

 

2/13

 

1, 2, 3, 4 and Legal Issues

 

Test # 1 

 

_____

2/15
 -----

No Class

Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Conference

 

2/20 & 2/22

 

5

Personnel Decisions

[Recruitment, Decision-Making Strategies]

 

Personnel Decision Slides

 

2/27 & 2/29

6

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

 

Training Slides

 

3/5 & 3/7

 

7

 

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

 

Performance Appraisal Slides

Study Guide for Test # 2

 

3/12

 

5, 6, 7

 

Test # 2

 

_____

 

3/14

 

10

 

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

 

Organizational Attitude Slides

 

3/19 & 3/21

 

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No Classes --- Spring Break

 

 

3/26

 

10

 

Organizational Attitudes and Behavior [cont.]

 

 

3/28 & 4/2

 

12

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

Motivation Slides

 

4/4 & 4/9

 

13

 

Leadership [Basic approaches/theories]

 

Leadership Slides

 

 

4/11 & 4/16

 

11

 

Workplace Psychological Health

 

Health Slides

 

4/18 & 4/23

 

14

 

Union-Management Relations

 

Union-Management Slides

Study Guide for Test # 3

 

4/25

 

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No Class

Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology Annual Conference

 

 

Exam Week

 

10, 11, 12, 13, & 14

Test # 3

 

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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