MSU PSY 255 - Syllabus (8 pages)

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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PSY 255 INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Spring 2012 Tuesday Thursday 2 40pm 4pm Professor Dr Chu Hsiang Daisy Chang Office Psychology Building 346 Office Hours Thursday 12 30 2 30pm or by appointment Phone 517 355 2171 Email cchang msu edu Office Psychology Building 74 Email seefion msu edu Teaching Assistant Fion See Office hours Tuesday 10 30am 12 30pm REQUIRED TEXT Levy P E 2009 Industrial Organizational Psychology Understanding the Workplace 3rd edition New York Palgrave Macmillan COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is an introduction to industrial and organizational psychology which will provide a critical examination of people at work It is designed to be a survey class and covers a wide range of traditional and contemporary topics in the field Traditionally industrial psychology is concerned with human resource functions such as analyzing jobs and recruiting selecting training and appraising employees Organizational psychology explores topics such as employee attitudes work behaviors motivation and leadership Contemporary developments in the I O field include issues related to employee diversity affect and emotions and justice perceptions COURSE OBJECTIVES By the end of this course students should be able to 1 Discuss the roles of I O psychologists play in industry government and academia 2 Explain and evaluate major concepts and theories in the I O psychology field 3 Perform basic human resource functions for an organization 4 Apply principles of I O psychology to understand people s behaviors at work CLASS ACTIVITY PAPERS Throughout the semester there will be classroom activities group discussions practicing interview etc that are designed to give you some applied experiences with the topics covered in the class Class activities are listed in the schedule below There is a written component for each class activity that you will need to turn in at the end of the class period Each paper for the activity is worth 25 points with a



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