Industrial/Organizational Psychology – PSYC 516

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

Exploration of current theory and research in industrial/organizational psychology. Focus on talent acquisition and management, leadership, job attitudes, and organizational development.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The purpose of this course is to immerse the Masters of Arts graduate psychology student in both the practice and science of industrial/organizational psychology. The course will expose the student to the research, theory, and real-life application of organizational psychology. Because today’s work environment demands critical and quick analysis, the student will participate in work-environment-related activities in which he/she will learn to limit both bias and error in personnel-related decisions by applying research and theory in organizational psychology.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview. 

Discussion Assignments (6)

Discussion assignments are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be at least 400 words and contain at least 1 citation in current APA format in reference to the textbook, journal articles, theory, or individual research. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words.

Module Project Assignments (5)

The student will have an applied project to complete that accompanies each module. Each project will focus on the practical/applied aspect of the topic in industry. The student will have to use his/her knowledge gained from the text/research and also find other references to aid in these projects.

Productive & Counterproductive Behaviors in the Workplace Assignment

The Productive & Counterproductive Behaviors in the Workplace Assignment will cover the Learn material from Modules 1–4. It will contain 5 questions that the student must answer orally with at least 2 minutes but not more than 5 minutes to answer each question, and use YouTube to upload the video to Canvas.

Quiz: Organizational Theory, Culture & Change

The Quiz: Organizational Theory, Culture & Change will cover the Learn materials from Modules 5–8. It contains 5 short answer questions with a time limit of 10 minutes per question.