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THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO LONDON CANADA Department of Psychology 2009-2010 Psychology 2060 (formerly 164) 001 The Psychology of People, Work, and Organizations 1.0 CALENDAR DESCRIPTION An introduction to the study and practice of industrial/organizational psychology with emphasis on personnel selection, performance appraisal, work-related attitudes, work motivation, organizational processes, and leadership. Antirequisites: Psychology 2660A/B (266A/B) 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course 2.0 COURSE INFORMATION Instructors: Tom O’Neill (fall) and Elyse Maltin (winter) Office and email: O’Neill: SSC 8400, toneill7@uwo.ca Maltin: SSC 8434, emaltin@uwo.ca Office Hours: O’Neill: Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm or by appointment* Maltin: Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm or by appointment* *Office hours will only be held by O’Neill in the Fall semester and Maltin in the Winter semester Teaching Assistant: Matthew McLarnon Contact: mmclarno@uwo Office: SSC 8424D Office Hours: By appointment Time and Locations of Lectures: Health Sciences Building (HSB) 40, Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. 3.0 TEXTBOOK Aamodt, M. G. (2007). Industrial/Organizational Psychology: An applied approach (6 th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth. (Required ) Note: Please ensure that you have the 6 th edition of this text. Aamodt, M. G. (2007). I/O Psychology in Action: Exercises to accompany Industrial/Organizational Psychology: An applied approach (6 th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth. (Optional ; shrink-wrapped with textbook)
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4.0 COURSE OBJECTIVES The Psychology of People, Work and Organizations surveys psychology as applied to the work place. It is designed to enable to you describe and illustrate how psychological concepts and measurement tools are used to understand the jobs that people perform in organizations, to select and train people effectively for jobs, and to provide useful performance feedback. Based on the course, you should be able to summarize recent research on how workers’ characteristics and organizational conditions are related to their task performance, job attitudes, and other job-related behaviors. Drawing on psychological theory and research, you should be able to discuss current thinking on effective ways to motivate and lead both individuals and teams, communicate in the workplace, and respond to challenges such as workplace stress and organizational change. Finally, the course should enable you to apply psychological principles and findings to understand and suggest appropriate responses to common workplace issues. 5.0 EVALUATION
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