Theories and Research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology – PSYC 716
CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 11/13/2020
Critical examination of current theory and research in industrial/organizational psychology. Focus on organizational development, workplace attitudes, research on personnel and management, as well as key theories in industrial/organizational psychology.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
The purpose of this course is to equip the student with a solid theoretical basis from which to engage in scholarly research in the field of industrial/organizational psychology. This course will assist the student in exploring current theories, practices, and trends relating to organizational development. The student will survey key topics and theories in industrial/organizational psychology with a focus on understanding what has been and what is currently known in the field.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe key theories in industrial/organizational psychology.
- Assess integral elements of organizational development.
- Evaluate research related to personnel and management.
- Explain factors impacting workplace attitudes.
- Utilize biblical principles to interpret research in industrial/organizational psychology.
Assigned article readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.
Discussion Board Forums (2)
Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 300 words, contain at least 1 peer-reviewed source citation, and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words and contain at least 1 peer-reviewed source citation in addition to the course textbook.
Reading Summaries (8)
The student will write a 2–3-page summary in current APA format that focuses on the assigned article reading for each module/week. Each summary must detail key concepts, ideas, and/or theories the student learned from the assigned reading material addressing what makes this information important to the I/O field. Each summary must also discuss whether any of the research read for the assigned module/week supports and/or is in conflict with biblical principles citing Scripture. Each article assigned in each module/week must be discussed in the summary and must be properly cited and referenced. Additional source support is encouraged but not required.
The student will prepare an 8–10-slide PowerPoint presentation with citations and references presented in current APA format that focuses on what is known in the research about promoting employee health and well-being..The student will develop a narrated PowerPoint presentation that explains 4 research-based recommendations for improving employee health, safety, and/or wellbeing. The student should work to make the presentation visually attractive. The presentation must include at least 2 recommendations which support the topic from a biblical perspective. The presentation must include at least 4 scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles in addition to the Bible.
The student will write an 8–10-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on identifying what is known in the research about a special topic of the student’s choice in industrial/organizational psychology. The paper will include an analysis of the topic from a biblical perspective. The paper must include at least 5 scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles in addition to the Bible.