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Unformatted text preview: Psyc 190.01 Current Issues in Psychology: Cross-Cultural Organizational Psychology, Fall 2009 Page 1 of 10 San José State University Department of Psychology Psyc 190, CURRENT ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY: CROSS-CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, Section 1, Fall 2009 Instructor: Dr. Sharon Glazer Office Location: DMH 232 Telephone: (408) 924-5639 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Monday 10:30am-12:30pm; Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm Class Days/Time: Mondays and Wednesday 9:00-10:15am Classroom: Clark Hall 243 Prerequisites: Psyc 100W; Co- or pre-requisite: Psyc 120. Faculty Web Page: www.sjsu.edu/people/sharon.glazer Copies of course materials, including syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page above. You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU or direct emails (please be sure that my emails are not going to the junk folder). Course Catalog Description Integrative survey of current viewpoints and issues in psychology, how they developed and likely future directions of psychology. Course-Specific Description We will examine Organizational Psychology from a cross-cultural perspective including definitions, values, goals, and theory transferability. We will identify, appraise, and challenge theoretical and methodological research in Cross-Cultural Organizational Psychology. There is an explicit focus on challenging "western" approaches. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives Organizational Psychology is by default an international field of study, especially as businesses and economies become increasingly global. This course is designed to provide students with a greater understanding of the cross-cultural variations they are expected to encounter as practitioners and scholars. Students will gain a greater appreciation and ability to recognize when various Organizational theories, mostly developed in the West, require modification to fit different cultural milieus. Students will learn to challenge Western based theories and modify their thinking of Organizational Psychology. Psyc 190.01 Current Issues in Psychology: Cross-Cultural Organizational Psychology, Fall 2009 Page 2 of 10 Course Content Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: LO1. Discuss the definition, the focus, and the goals of cross-cultural Organizational psychology. LO2. Apply concepts of human and culture values to understanding organizational behavior. LO 3. Identify etic and emic theories of Organizational psychology. LO 4. Discuss the transferability of Organizational Psychology concepts across cultures. LO 5. Identify, appraise, and challenge theoretical and methodological research in cross- cultural Organizational psychology....
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- Organizational Psychology, Cross-Cultural Organizational Psychology