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Psychology 327: Psychology in Organizations

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Course Schedule:

Please note that the chapters are not in chronological sequence.  The course schedule and assignments will change after teams are created.

Day & Date

Lecture/Discussion Topic

Related Readings

Fri, 1/29

Course overview, introductions


Fri, 2/5

Teams in organizations

Chapters 9, 10;
Internet Links

Fri, 2/12

Team processes, continued

Chapters 1, Appendix A

Fri, 2/19

I/O Frameworks, Research Methods;
Case #1 due

Chapters 5, 3, 7
Internet Links

Fri, 2/26

Employee selection;
Final Paper: Description of organization due

Chapters 7, 8;
Internet Links

Fri, 3/4

Performance appraisal;
References for team observation due
Chapter 6, 14;
Internet Links

Fri, 3/11

Team process progress report due

Chapters 3, 7, 8;
Internet Links

Fri, 3/18


Fri, 3/24

Decision-making within organizations;
Case #2 due

Chapter 2, 7;
Internet Links

Fri, 4/1

Organizational Justice;
Team presentation plan due (one per team)

Chapter 13;
Internet Links

Fri, 4/8

Final Paper: Annotated bibliography due

Chapter 12

Fri, 4/15

Conflict and negotiation
Final Paper: Textbook/Class information summary due
Chapter 2, 7;
Internet Links

Fri, 4/22

Power and politics;
Final Paper: First draft of term paper due

Chapter 2;
Internet Links

Fri, 4/29


Fri, 5/6

Team 1, Emotions in the workplace
Team 2, Workplace stress
Team 5, Job Satisfaction

Chapter 4
Chapter 17;
Chapters 3, 7, 8;
Internet Links

Fri, 5/13

Team 3, Work - Life balance
Team 4, Organizational culture and diversity
Final term paper due

Chapter 18
Chapter 2, 16;
Internet Links

Fri, 5/20

Team process paper due



Heather Smith, Ph.D.
Psychology Department
Stevenson 3089

Course assignments:
Team assignment
Term paper
Case studies