PSYC 2801 R - Organizational Psychology I

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The evaluation for this course does not include formal seated exams, so no distance proctoring arrangements are required.

Introduction to the study of individual and group behaviour in organizational settings. Topics may include understanding work-related attitudes, behaviour, motivation, and stress, personnel selection, personality in the workplace, organizational justice, and leadership. Precludes additional credit for PSYC 3105, PSYC 3803 (no longer offered). Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1001 and PSYC 1002.

Why do people behave the way they do in work settings? How can organizations simultaneously maximize worker satisfaction and organizational effectiveness?
Are certain personalities best suited to particular jobs? How do people respond to jobs that are boring or mentally challenging or even physically exhausting?
What motivates people at work? Is it money, status, or relationships with co-workers?
How can organizations ensure that their employees are happy and motivated?
These are just a few of the many questions we will address in PSYC2801: Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Industrial/Organizational psychology is the application of psychological principles, theory and research to the workplace and other organizations.
Core topics will include recruitment and selection, performance management, leadership, motivation, job satisfaction, counterproductive work behaviours, and work stress and health.

CRN for section R: 21049

Instructor: Bernadette Campbell

Bernadette Campbell

About the instructor: Program evaluation is widely used to ascertain the workings and effectiveness of social programs. My research is focused on understanding and improving the practice of program evaluation in organizations. In particular, I have been examining the unique ways in which social processes operate in evaluation contexts. I have been studying how phenomena such as organizational citizenship behaviours, negotiation and conflict resolution, and attitudes and behavior change unfold as people conduct, participate in, and 'consume' program evaluations.

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