PSY_255_Spring_2009_Syllabus

PSY_255_Spring_2009_Syllabus - PSY 255 Introduction to I/O...

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1 PSY 255 Introduction to I/O Psychology Spring 2009 The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society -- more briefly, to find your real job, and do it . Charlotte Perkins Gilman I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain . Rita Mae Brown Contact Information Instructor : Liz Poposki Assistant : Matt Reeder Office: 302 Psychology Building Office: 302 Psychology Building Email: oberlan4@msu.edu E m a i l : reederm1@msu.edu Hours: By appointment Hours: M 12-1:30; T 10-11:30; other times by appointment Course Details Course Time and Location Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:40-4:00pm Natural Sciences Building Room 326 Textbook (required) Landy, F. J., & Conte, J. M. (2007). Work in the 21 st century: An introduction to industrial and organizational psychology . McGraw Hill. 2 nd edition. Objectives The goal of this course is to familiarize you with what I/O psychology is and what I/O psychologists do. This will be done with an emphasis on how I/O research, theory, and practice are applicable to you, either as a future psychologist or as a future member of the workforce. By the end of the course: Given a topic within I/O psychology, you will be able to recognize key theories applicable to that topic. Given the name of major theories within I/O psychology, you will be able to recognize the major components of these theories and the definitions of these components. Given a situation within your work life or a description of a hypothetical work situation, you will be able to apply theories of I/O psychology to that situation. Learning Teams To facilitate learning in this large course, you will become members of 5-person learning teams on the first day and will be expected to be active participants in those teams throughout the course. More details on learning teams are included in the handout entitled “ Learning Teams.
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2 Evaluation Quizzes You will complete four “quizzes” as a part of this course, each consisting of 10 questions relating to the content of the lectures and readings for the previous two weeks. Quizzes will be handed out every other week on Thursday at the end of class. You will be able to take the quiz home over the weekend to complete it with the help of your lecture notes and the book . The purpose of the quizzes is to ensure that you are up-to-speed on the course content, so please use them as an opportunity to focus your studies and keep up with the course . Quizzes must be turned in AT THE BEGINNING of class the following Tuesday and your grade on the quizzes will count toward your course grade. Each quiz will be worth 10 points. Together, the quizzes will make up 10% of your grade. If you miss class on a Thursday when a quiz is handed out, you may access the quiz online via ANGEL, but you
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