Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
This course explores the application of psychological science to individuals and groups in organizational settings. Students gain familiarity with ethical and legal issues in the selection, training, appraisal, and termination of workers, and with approaches to improving employees' performance and satisfaction. They also explore research on management styles and leadership, organizational socialization and commitment, the performance of work groups, and the effectiveness of strategies that jointly optimize employee and organizational effectiveness. The role of industrial-organizational psychologists in different kinds of work settings is illustrated with case studies.