SYLLABUS

University of Baltimore  Division of Applied Psychology and Quantitative Methods

Behaviors Factors in Organizations APPL 641.085     Fall 1998

 notes for Rousseau article.  ALSO:  Beehr text notes
another source for articles in:
Paul Spector's Org Psychology Course
http://chuma.cas.usf.edu/~spector/6935sy98.html


Instructor: Tom Mitchell, Ph.D. 837-5348 AC 209D E-mail: TMITCHELL@UBMAIL.UBALT .EDU 
Homepage: http://home.ubalt.edu/tmitch
Office Hours: Tues 4:30-5:30 PM; Wed & Thur 12-1 PM;
Class meets: Thursdays 2 - 4:30 PM
Class Room: Academic Center 214



Description: An analysis of the psychological theories and techniques for leading and motivating employees. 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:

Beehr, T. A. (1996) Basic Organizational Psychology. Allyn Bacon: Needham Heights, MA. (CLICK FOR NOTES)
Landy, F. (1989). Psychology of Work Behavior. 4th Edition  Chapters 10, 11, 12 (handout)
Other assigned readings: (see schedule below)



Web Sources:

http://www.siop.org  Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (see IO related sites) Psychology journals on line

http://www.shrm.org Society for Human Resources Management

Psychology Journals .......on line: http://www.wiso.uni-augsburg.de/sozio/hartmann/psycho/journals.htm

Journal of Applied Psychology   http://www.apa.org:80/journals/apl.html


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

Course requirements: Demonstration of an understanding of assigned readings; successful completion of group activities and individual case reports. INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARATION OF CASE REPORTS

Grade determination:

Four case reports (25% each) = 100%                 Cases available:   ALL CASES ON LINE

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


                                            Schedule of Assignments

Week 1 September 3     INTRODUCTION

    Description of purpose of course, requirements,
    cases for individual & team problem solving assignments
    Assignment for Week 2
    Hand out: Trial case;  The Skeptical Ceo

Week 2 September 10   INTRODUCTION: History/Methods

    Beehr Chapter 1: Intro to Org psy
    Beehr Chapter 2: Ways of Studying Organizations
    Beehr Chapter 10: Applications
    Article: (Reserve)
    Rousseau, D.M. (1997). Organizational behavior in the new organizational era. Annual
         Reviews of Psychology. 48:515-46

Week 3 September 17  THEORY: Individual Differences

                                        *** Report due for trial case   The Skeptical CEO  ******
 
Beehr Chapter 3: Human Nature
    Article (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 (reserve)
 
    (Handout individual difference measures)

Week 4 September 24 APPLICATION: Individual Differences

    Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey

Week 5 October  1  THEORY: Job satisfaction    Description of several Job Satisfaction Scales

    Beehr Chapter 4: Individual Outcomes
    Landy Chapter 11: Job Satisfaction
    Smith Kendall Job Satisfaction (JDI)
    On line: Case 1:  Case on Job Satisfaction
    check out...  Paul Spector's  Job Satisfaction Scale
 

Week 6  October  8 APPLICATION: Job Satisfaction

    Case 1: Job satisfaction (group discussions)
     Group discussion questions

Week 7 October 15 Theory: Motivation

    Beehr Chapter 5: Organizational Outcomes (Motivation)
    Landy Chapter 10: Motivation

                                    *** Report due for Case 1: Job Satisfaction ***

    Articles: Kohn, A. (1993) Why incentive plans cannot work. Harvard Business Review. Sept-Oct.
                 Stewart, G.B. et al. (1993) Rethinking Rewards Harvard Business Review. Nov-Dec.

check out this page for a visual summary of motivational theories
http://www.mgmt.utoronto.ca/~evans/teach/materials/week4.htm
 

Week 8 October 22   APPLICATION: Motivation

    Job Diagnostic Survey (JDS)  SUMMARY OF JDS (Datner's)
    Measure: E. Deci     Individual Styles Questionnaire
   Online Case 2:          Cases on Motivation     (choose any one)

Week 9 October 29     APPLICATION: Motivation

    Case 2: Motivation (discussion)

Week 10 November 5     THEORY: Groups

                    *** Report due for Case 2: Motivation ***

    Beehr Chapter 6: Nature of Groups
    Article: Guzzo, R. & Dickson, M. W. (1996) Teams in Organizations: Recent Research on Performance
                and Effectiveness. In Annual Rev. Psychol. 47:307-38

Week 11 Novebmer 12     THEORY: Leadership

    Beehr  Chapter 7: Intragroup Interactions
    Landy Chapter 12: Chapter Leadership
    Article: Bass, B. M. (1997) Does the transactional-transformational Leadership paradigm transcend
        organizational and national boundaries? American Psychologist, 52, 130-139.

Multifactor Leadership Development Site (Mindgarden) B. Bass
try out this demonstration for the Leadership development

      Online Case 3: Leadership Cases on line  choose any one except  Klipper Kuik)

Week 12 November 19   APPLICATION: Leadership

    Case 3: Leadership (group discussion)
    Measure: FIRO-B

                November 26   pig out  > !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanksgiving Holiday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Week 13 December 3   THEORY: Groups       

    Beehr Chapter 8: Relations among Organizational Groups Beehr Chapter 9: Macro Organizational Psychology
    Online Case 4: Teamwork Case on Line (choose 1St Nat'l Piggy)

Week 14 December  10    APPLICATION: Groups

                 *** Report due for Third Case: Leadership or Teamwork ***

    Teamwork workshop

Week 15 December  17

                        *** Report due for optional Case 4: Teamwork ***



                    URL Sites for I/O Psychology:

www.siop.org

                Readings on reserve in Langsdale Library:

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

Guzzo, R. & Dickson, M. W. (1996) Teams in Organizations: Recent Research on Performance and Effectiveness. In Annual Rev. Psychol. 47:307-3

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

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

Rousseau, D.M. (1997). Organizational behavior in the new organizational era. Annual Reviews of Psychology. 48:515-46

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

Thierry, H. (1990). Intrinsic motivation reconsidered. (In Work Motivation, Kleinbect et al., Eds.). Hills Dale, N.J.

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