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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

Wed, 1/21

NO CLASS: Job Candidate visit

x

Mon, 1/26

NO CLASS: Job Candidate Visit

x

Wed, 1/28

Course overview, introductions

x

Mon, 2/2

Teams in organizations

Chapters 9, 10;
Internet Links

Wed, 2/4

x

x

Mon, 2/9

I/O Frameworks

Chapters 1, Appendix A

Wed, 2/11

x

x

Mon, 2/16

NO CLASS; Case #1 due

x

Wed, 2/18

NO CLASS x

Mon, 2/23

Research Methods

Chapters 5, 3, 7
Internet Links

Wed, 2/25

Employee selection
Final Paper: Description of organization due

Chapters 7, 8;
Internet Links

Mon, 3/2

Performance appraisal Chapter 6, 14;
Internet Links

Wed, 3/4

x

x

Mon, 3/9

Motivation

Chapters 3, 4, 7, 8;
Internet Links

Wed, 3/11

References for team observation due

x

Mon, 3/16

NO CLASS

x

Wed, 3/18

NO CLASS

x

Mon, 3/23

x  

Wed, 3/25

Decision-making within organizations;
Team process progress report due

Chapter 2, 7;
Internet Links

Mon, 3/30

Organizational Justice;
Case #2 due

Chapter 13;
Internet Links

Wed, 4/1

Team presentation plan due (one per team)

 

Mon, 4/6

Power and politics;
Final Paper: Annotated bibliography due

Chapter 2;
Internet Links

Wed, 4/8

x

x

Mon, 4/13

Final Paper: Textbook/Class information summary due

x

Wed, 4/15

x

 

Mon, 4/20

Organizational cultural and diversity

x

Wed, 4/22

Final Paper: First draft of term paper due

x

Mon, 4/27

Team #1: Organizational Development and change;
Team #2: Communication, conflict and negotiation

Chapter 18
Chapter 11;
Internet Links

Wed, 4/29

Team #3: Emotions in the workplace;
Team #4: Leadership

Chapter 4
Chapter 12

Mon, 5/4

Team #5: Personal career training & development
Team #6: Stress, Work-Life balance

Chapter 17
Chapter 18;
Internet Links

Wed, 5/6

NO CLASS:
Final term paper due

x

Mon, 5/11

Team process paper due

x

 

Heather Smith, Ph.D.
Psychology Department
Stevenson 3089
664-2587
smithh@sonoma.edu

Course assignments:
Team assignment
Term paper
Case studies