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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology (PSY-216)

Location: 

Various; distance learning format.

Length: 

Varies (self study, self-paced).

Dates: 

December 2019 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to: explain the importance of work in people’s lives; explain why I-O psychology research is important to organizations; summarize the Five Factor Model of Personality and its links to job performance; identify the uses of job analysis information; identify the practical issues that affect staffing, including how to combine information in making a staffing decision; break down the importance and meaning of motivation and its links with performance; describe the major approaches used in organizations to reduce and manage stress; contrast the conditions under which employees feel justly treated in the performance evaluation process; and identify several reasons for the increasing use of teams in organizations.

Instruction: 

This course introduces students to the rich and intriguing nature of the modern workplace.  The material focuses on achieving the balance between work and non-work, leaders, and teams.  Major topics include: The Five Factor Model of Personality, emotional intelligence, culture and emotions, genetics and job satisfaction, measuring motivation, integrity testing, entrepreneurship, computer-based assessment, male versus female leaders and cross-cultural teams. Instructional methods include: Study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Social Science, General Science, or Business (1/20).

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