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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

Friday, 1/17

Course overview, introductions  

Friday, 1/24

Teams in organizations

Chapters 9, 10;
Internet Links

Friday, 1/31

I/O Frameworks; Research Methods

Chapters 1, Appendix A

Friday, 2/7

Employee selection: Case #1 due Chapters 5, 3, 7
Internet Links

Friday, 2/14


Friday, 2/21

Performance appraisal; Final Paper: Description of organization due

Chapters 7, 8;
Internet Links

Friday, 2/28

Decision-making within organizations; References for team observation due

Chapter 6, 14;
Internet Links

Friday, 3/7

Motivation; Team process progress report due

Chapter 11;
Internet Links

Friday, 3/14

Job satisfaction and other attitudes


Friday, 3/21


Friday, 3/28

Organizational Justice; Team Presentation Plan due

Chapter 2, 7;
Internet Links

Friday, 4/4

Lecture, 1 to 2 pm, team meetings for rest of class;
Case #2 due

Friday, 4/11

Final Paper: Annotated bibliography due

Chapter 2;
Internet Links

Friday, 4/18

Team#1, Change & Stress; Team #2, Perception & Decision-Making
Final Paper: Textbook/Class information summary due

Chapters 3, 4, 7, 8;
Internet Links

Friday, 4/25

Team#3, Job satisfaction; Team #4, Leadership, Power & Politics
Final Paper: First draft of term paper due

Chapter 12, 13;
Internet Links

Friday, 5/2

Final term paper due


Friday, 5/9

Team process paper due



Heather Smith, Ph.D.
Psychology Department
Stevenson 3089

Course assignments:
Team assignment
Term paper
Case studies