Industrial Organizational Psychology
Christopher Nave, M.A.
Monday-Thursday 9:40am-11:10am, SPROUL 2355
Thursdays, 12-2pm – Olmsted 2133
Matt Della Porta
Tuesday, 1-2pm, 4-5pm
Wednesday, 11-12pm, 2-3pm
Required Course Texts:
Riggio, R. E. (2008). Industrial/Organizational Psychology (5
ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ:
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.
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.
pop quizzes in class will yield extra credit points.
If you are unable to attend class you should not take this
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