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Industrial and organizational psychology I-O psychology which is also known as occupational psychology, organizational psychology, or work and organizational psychology; is an applied discipline within psychology. Industrial, work and organizational psychology IWO is the broader global term for the field internationally. The discipline is the science of human behavior relating to work and applies psychological theories and principles to organizations and individuals in their places of work as well as the individual's work-life more generally. They contribute to an organization's success by improving the performance, motivation , job satisfaction , and occupational safety and health as well as the overall health and well-being of its employees. An I-O psychologist conducts research on employee behaviors and attitudes, and how these can be improved through hiring practices, training programs, feedback, and management systems.
Department of Psychology. Muchinsky, P. Psychology applied to work 11 th Edition. Hypergraphic Press. This course will provide an Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a scientific discipline that studies human behavior in the workplace. Organizational psychologists help institutions hire, manage, develop, support employees and align employee efforts with business needs.
Their work contributes to outcomes such as better talent to achieve the strategic goals of the organization, reduced turnover, increased productivity, and improved employee engagement. In February , the U.
Professionals with a background in Industrial and Organizational Psychology work in a variety of settings including multinational corporations, small and medium-size enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, military, Healthcare, and academia.
In the business world, a number of terms are used to describe the activities of organizational psychologists. These include talent management, employee development, human capital management, and workforce management. Within corporations, they typically hold positions in human resources, talent management, leadership development, learning and development, workforce analytics, marketing, organizational development, or research and development.
This course will provide a scientist-practitioner view of the discipline. Through the lectures and class discussions, students will learn the scientific basis of human behavior at work and how they relate to processes of hiring, developing, managing and supporting employees.
She has worked in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her primary expertise is in the area of talent and organizational development. In particular, she has deep expertise in designing and deploying enterprise-wide solutions to complex business problems. In her last internal role, she was responsible for leadership development at Levi Strauss and Company. Shreya has won awards for her work on Global Human Capital Development at Dendrite International where she was responsible for training and development.
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The goal of this course to engage you in thinking critically about the needs of workplaces and understand how the science of I-O Psychology helps address those needs. We will use several learning methods to achieve this goal, including lectures, discussions, and activities. All relevant information will be covered during the class lectures. Class presentation will be made available through bCourses. It is expected that students will review the presentation before coming to class.
Students can expect to gain practice in using the learned information through case study analysis, debates, discussions, or activities. Classroom attendance is required, and you are encouraged to bring questions for discussion.
To earn the participation grades, students are expected to attend the entire duration of each class and activity participate in all activities. Any absence due to health emergencies will require a note from the doctor. If you have any questions or concerns, please see me before or after the class or schedule an appointment. The best way to reach me is at my work email shreya humancapitalgrowth. I will do my best to respond within 24 hours. These are take-home tests and should be completed independently.
The midterm exam will be a take-home exam as well. It will be a combination of multiple choice and short essay questions. The exam will assess your knowledge of the assigned topics and your ability to evaluate, integrate, and apply the learned material. The exam will be made available after class on June 12th. Take no more than 2 hours to complete it. It should be submitted by midnight on June 14th. The purpose of the project work is to practice using the theory and concepts learned in the class to solve real-world problems.
You have two options:. Understand their current practices and recommend better solutions based on what you have learned in the course. Based on the topics covered in the course describe their challenge and propose a solution that their employer can implement.
A one-paragraph proposal of your paper will be due midway through the course. Grades for the course will be determined based on the cumulative scores earned in the graded course activities. Students may earn additional points by participating in extra credit activities.
Students will have an opportunity to earn extra credits by participating in RPP projects. For each RPP point you earn, 3 points will be added to your total score in the course. When you sign up for RPP credits, be sure to indicate the course it should apply to e.
PSY A student may request for an exam to be regraded if they can provide accurate reasoning for their exam response s. The regrade rationale can be submitted within two weeks of the time exams are returned to students. Students who miss an exam must have a legitimate excuse e.
For these students, a make-up exam will be scheduled during the last week of class. Projects not completed on time will receive a zero.
Step 1: Use your network to identify a target organization for your project. The organization should have a minimum of employees and can be located anywhere in the world.
Secure a 1-hour long interview with an HR representative of the organization to understand their HR practices. You may conduct this interview in person, by telephone or video conferencing facilities such as Skype or Google Hangouts. Step 2: Create a checklist of items and an interview guide. Because we will not have covered all the topics before your interview, the instructor will make available a standardized checklist.
The purpose of the interview should be to understand how the HR function supports the organization; become aware of their goals, objectives, and deliverables; as well as, their key challenges. You can use the checklist to gather data quickly and for probing purposes. Step 3: Upload your project proposal to bCourses for feedback. Also, bring a copy to class on July 25th.
In your proposal be sure to include the name of the organization, the title and name of your interviewee, proposed checklist if modified and interview questions. The project description and interview question should be no more than a page.
Step 4: Conduct your interview using the checklist and interview questions. Take detailed notes. Alternatively, with the permission of the interviewee you can record the interview and transcribe it for your final report. Step 5: Write your project report. This should be approximately five 5 pages long, double-spaced, font size 11, 1" margin. The final report is due on August 11th Deadline midnight.
The final paper should be uploaded to bCourses. Executive Summary: In five to six sentences describe the purpose of your project, what you did and what you found.
Background: Describe the organization, their size, location and industry and products. If your interviewee was promised anonymity, you are not required to name the organization or the interviewee. Outline the organization's key strengths and challenges.
HR Practices: In this section describe the company's approach to hiring, managing, developing and supporting employees. Recommendations for improvement: Using the checklist and your course readings describe what opportunities exist to improve the practices. Be sure to cite appropriate research when relevant. Conclusion: Describe the key points from you findings. Share what was most surprising and include personal learning from the experience.
Step 1: Use your network to identify a friend or a colleague at work who is willing to describe their organization and work-related challenges. Secure a 1-hour long interview to understand their situation. Step 2: Create an interview guide. The purpose of the interview should be to understand if the interviewee feels supported by their organization; what are some things they like and what are the challenges they experience at work.
Try to explore how their employer's approach to hiring, managing, developing and supporting employees. You can use the checklist provided to the class to gather data quickly and for probing purposes. In your proposal be sure to include the name of the organization, the title, and name of your interviewee, proposed checklist if modified and interview questions. The final report is due on August 11th deadline midnight.
Here's a recommended structure:. Background: Describe the organization where your interviewee works a type of business, industry. If you promised them anonymity, you are not required to name the organization or the interviewee. Outline your interviewee's situation at work. Organizational Practices: In this section describe the organizational practices impacting your interviewee, particularly as it related to hiring, managing, developing and supporting employees. Recommendations for improvement: Using your course readings describe what opportunities exist to improve things for your interviewee.
This fast-growing field of psychology offers many career options. Here are some of your choices. A workplace must operate smoothly and efficiently in order to foster success. In businesses where employees are happy and healthy, quality of life is a priority and the organizational infrastructure is strong. Conflicts, when they arise, receive swift and effective resolution.
Humanitarian Work Psychology pp Cite as. Industrial and organizational I-O psychology, as a profession, stands on the verge of a new practical application of its expertise: the challenge of the reduction of world poverty. I-O psychology has developed a series of theories and methodologies that have altered the world of business and the working lives of millions over the course of a century. As a science, I-O psychology progressed as all science does: in incremental steps, each step building on the progress of the one just before it. We believe it is time to take the next leap, to become more international in our thinking and to apply our expertise to solve one of the major global problems of our time: poverty. In order to move forward, we must first look carefully at our history so as to use the gains we have already made to take our next and possibly greatest step. We see I-O psychology as perhaps the foundation stone of humanitarian work psychology, but also recognize that its own development has been influenced by other areas of psychology, and indeed by other disciplines Berry et al.
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Some of the importance of studying industrial psychology are as follows: 1. Understanding Human Relations 2. Human Engineering 3. Recruitment, Selection and Placement 4.
Organizational psychology is the science of psychology applied to work and organizations. This field of inquiry spans more than a century and covers an increasingly diverse range of topics as the nature of work and organizations continue to evolve. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a concise overview of organizational psychology as a field of inquiry and the topics covered in this handbook, which endeavors to encapsulate key topics of research and application, summarize important research findings, and identify innovative directions for research and practice. The chapter is organized around four sections.
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