University of Baltimore Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences

Organizational Psychology APPL 641.185 (class no. 4115)

Fall 2010

Instructor:        Tom Mitchell, Ph.D.
Phone:             (410) 837-5348


            Class meets:     Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:00 PM
            Classroom:       Learning Commons, Room AC 233
            Office:              Learning Commons, Room 209D
            Office Hours:   Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12:00 - 2 PM

 See Instructor for password for e-reserves 
Instructions for accessing e-reserves (MS Word file)

WebTyco webboard login

 Ppoint instructions for SONA

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Academic Resources Center help

Journal of Applied Psychology 

What I Now Know: Tips, Advice and Opinions (I wish I had known before I finished the program) from Heather Galbraith and Summer Schlesinger

Description: An analysis of the psychological theories and findings that explain individuals' behavior in an organization. Traditional theories of motivation, satisfaction and leadership will be explored yet a major emphasis will center on the application of psychological principles to lead and motivate.

Course objectives: To prepare the student for implementing effective procedures for increasing productivity while improving the quality of work life of employees. To familiarize students with the traditional and contemporary theories and practices relating to motivation, leadership and job satisfaction. To enable the student to apply the theories to improving organizational effectiveness.

Texts required:

 Landy, Frank J., & Conte, Jeffrey M. (2007). Work in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 3rd edition Blackwell Publishing ISBN- 978-1-4051-9025-1

Deci, Edward, & Flaste, Richard (1995) Why We Do What we Do (1995) Penguin Press  ISBN: 0 14 02.5526 5

Other assigned readings: (see schedule below)

Web Sources:

Work in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 3rd edition Landy & Conte Text materials online  Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (see IO related sites) Psychology journals on line
SIOP Exchange
Society for Human Resources Management
Chesapeake Human Resources Association
Personnel Testing Council of Washington D.C.
Description of I & O psychology  

Class format: Lecture, class discussions and group problem solving activities.
Course requirements:

1. Demonstration of an understanding of assigned readings;
2. successful completion of two exams
3. individual case reports (submitted on due date)
4. Chapter question responses submitted to WebTyco.

Effect v. Affect...know the difference

Grade determination:   Exams (40%) + Cases (60%) = 100%

Mid term and final exams (20% each) +  three case reports (20% each)

Cases available:   ALL CASES ON LINE

Range of letter grades for each report: A, B+, B, C+, C, F

                     Schedule of Assignments:

Week 1: Sept 1   

Landy & Conte: Chapter 1: What is Industrial & Organizational Psychology?  (modules 1.1 -1.4)   Chapter 1 Questions
                                Multicultural - Does Your Language Shape How You Think? NYT Magzine article

        The Future of HR  

Week 2: September 8  

Landy & Conte: Chapter 2: Methods and Statistics in Psychology (modules 2.1 - 2.4) Chapter 2 Questions

    Difference between I/O and HR Practitioner (TIP, July, 2000 by Lori Foster)

Choose a Case (any one) Cases on Motivation    

Week 3: September 15  

 Landy & Conte: Chapter 8 The Motivation to Work (Modules 8.1 & 8.2)  Chapter 8 Questions 

Week 4: Sept 22

        Landy & Conte: Chapter 8 The Motivation to Work (con't) (Modules 8.3 & 8.4) Chapter 8 questions

        Deci & Flaste: Why We Do What We Do (chapters: )

Week 5: Sept 29 

Landy & Conte: Chapter 9 Attitudes, Emotions, and Work (Module 9.1)   Chapter 9 Questions  

     SIOP Job Attitudes

   Choose a case (any one)  Cases on Job Satisfaction 

    Group discussion questions
    Complete the JSS for a job you have had, score it and bring the completed form to class. 
    (use the MS Word version, not the online one) 

    Federal Agencies required to assess employee morale

Week 6:  October 6

Landy & Conte: Chapter 9 Attitudes, Emotions, and Work (con't) (Modules 9.2 & 9.3)  Chapter 9 Questions  

Week 7:   October 13   *** Midterm Exam *** 

   Choose a Case (any one)   Cases on  Leadership  

Week 8:  October 20

Landy & Conte: Chapter 11 Fairness and Diversity in the Workplace (Module 11.1)  Chapter 11 Questions

                            WSJ article: Get rid of the Performance Review

 Week 9:   October  27 

Landy & Conte: Chapter 11 Fairness and Diversity in the Workplace (con't) (Modules 11.2 & 11.3)  Chapter 11 Questions

Week 10: November 3 

Landy & Conte: Chapter 12 Leadership (Modules 12.1 & 12.2) Chapter 12 Questions 

                            LMX Exchange theory (SIOP)

    *** Collect GZTS inventories ****

    Articles  e-Reserve holding

 Week 11:  
  November 10   

Landy & Conte: Chapter 12 Leadership (con't) (Modules 12.3 & 12.4)  Chapter 12 Questions

           Humanitarian Work Psychology ppoint  Global Work Force Brochure PDF file

           Gender in Leadership (SIOP)

          Articles  e-Reserve holding

            Handout: LMX and MLQ
           List of 19 Leadership SKAs

        Startling evidence that working causes productivity

 Week 12: November 17

Landy & Conte: Chapter 13 Teams in Organizations (Modules 13.1 & 13.2)  Chapter 13 Questions    

       Peter Drucker' Legacy: (WSJ) article 11-14-05

         Atlas Box company

        Nov 24 **** Thanksgiving Break ****

Week 13:  December 1

Landy & Conte: Chapter 13 Teams in Organizations (con't) (Module 13.3)   Chapter 13 Questions

Week 14:  December 8

    review for final exam

Week 15:  December 15    ***Final Exam ***                                

         Readings on reserve in Langsdale Library:

e-Reserve holdings

Barrick, M. R., & Mount, M.K. (1991) The Big Five personality dimensions and job performance. Personnel Psychology. 44, 1-26

Bass, B. M. (1997) Does the transactional-transformational Leadership paradigm transcend organizational and national boundaries? American Psychologist, 52, 130-139.

Collins, J. M. (1998). Race, Job Applicants, and the Five-Factor Model of Personality: Implications for Black Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and the Five-Factor Theory. Journal of Applied Psychology

Deci, R. & Ryan, R. (2000) Self-determination theory and the facilitation of intrinsic motivation, social development, and well-being. American Psychologist., 55, 68-78.

Kohn, A. (1993) Why incentive plans cannot work. Harvard Business Review. Sept-Oct. (reserve)

Mount, Barrick & Strauss (1994) Validity of observer ratings of the big five personality factors J. of Applied Psych. V.79, no. 2. pp 272-279

Stewart, G.B. et al. (1993) Rethinking Rewards. Harvard Business Review. Nov-Dec. (Reserve)

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