Psyc142 Syllabus Summer09

Psyc142 Syllabus Summer09 - Industrial Organizational...

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Industrial Organizational Psychology Psychology 142 Summer 2009 Instructor: Christopher Nave, M.A. Office: Olmsted 2133 Email: christopher.nave@email.ucr.edu Lecture: Monday-Thursday 9:40am-11:10am, SPROUL 2355 Office Hours: Thursdays, 12-2pm – Olmsted 2133 Teaching Assistant Tina Kim Matt Della Porta Office Hours: Tuesday, 1-2pm, 4-5pm Wednesday, 11-12pm, 2-3pm Office Location: PSYCH 3129 Olmsted 2107 Email: tkim011@ucr.edu mdell001@ucr.edu Discussion Section: Tuesday’s 2:10-4:10pm PSYCH 2102 Wednesday’s 12:10pm-2pm PSYCH 2301 Required Course Texts: Riggio, R. E. (2008). Industrial/Organizational Psychology (5 th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Course Description This course offers a broad description and examination of the psychology of behavior at work, including the major theories, their applications in the workplace, and research investigations of both. The course will examine job analysis, employee selection, employee training, the performance appraisal process, worker motivation, job satisfaction, worker stress, communication in the workplace, groups processes in the workplace, leadership and power, organizational structure and development, human factors in work design, and work conditions and work safety. These topics will be illuminated through lectures, in-class discussions, readings, exercises, self assessments and videos. Course Format The lectures will follow the organization of the main textbook. The discussion section will focus on activities related to lecture as well as discussing pertinent real-world issues related to I/O psychology. Attendance at all lectures and all section meetings is a course requirement. Non-attendance may be penalized; attendance may be rewarded through your course grade. Occasional pop quizzes in class will yield extra credit points. If you are unable to attend class you should not take this course. Course Requirements Exams There will be two midterm exams and one final exam. The exams will include multiple choice and short answer questions. The midterms are not cumulative. The final exam will mostly cover new material that was previously not tested. Note that up to
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