SYLLABUS

University of Baltimore Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences

Organizational Psychology APPL 641.085 (class no. 1182) Fall 2005

Instructor:        Tom Mitchell, Ph.D.
Homepage: http://home.ubalt.edu/tmitch TMITCHELL@UBMAIL.UBALT .EDU 

            Class meets:     Tuesdays 2:00 -4:30 PM
            Classroom:       Academic Center, Room 406
            Office:             Academic Center, Room 209D
            Office Hours:   Mon / Tue 12:30 - 1:30 PM; 4:00 -5:00 PM
            Phone:             (410) 837-5348

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Note: All Articles are available in hard copy at the circulation desk. Just remind the clerk that they are there as well as on e-reserve
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ADDITIONAL REFERENCES FOR ORG PSYCH (LeBreton)
Beehr text notes
another source for articles in:
Paul Spector's Org Psychology Course
Paul Spector's Homepage
Journal of Applied Psychology
Job Characteristics Model (Hackman and Oldham)
Internet survival guide for I/O psych



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:

Organizational Psychology: A scientist-practitioner approach (2002) John Wiley
Steve M. Jex  ISBN: 0-471-374202-2

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

Psychology of Work Behavior. (1989) 4th Edition  Chapters 10, 11, 12 (handout)
Landy, F.

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
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 two exams and individual case reports.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARATION OF CASE REPORTS
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: August 30    Jex   Chapter 1   Introduction to Organizational Psychology    p.1
Description of course objectives, requirements, Cases for individual & team problem solving assignments
Web Hand out: Trial case;  The Skeptical Ceo
Example of a good paper for this trial case:
 Applications of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Benefits for Acme Aluminum

The Future of HR



Week 2: September 6  Jex  Chapter 2 Research Methods and Statistics  p.21
Difference between I/O and HR Practitioner (TIP, July, 2000 by Lori Foster)



Week 3: September 13   Jex   Chapter  4 Productive Behavior in Organizations

*** Report due for trial case   The Skeptical CEO  ******
Manfacturing to target
Six sigma



Week 4: September 20   Jex Chapter  5 Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment

        Landy Chapter 11: Job Satisfaction
        Case on Job Satisfaction  (Choose one)



Week 5: September 27     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) 

THEORY: Job satisfaction Description of several Job Satisfaction Scales
Smith Kendall Job Satisfaction (JDI)
Paul Spector's Job Satisfaction Scale Info
JSS on line
Job-related Affective Well-being Scale, JAWS

Demonstration of Employee Satisfaction survey report: Tyrone Org Survey
Example of PPT presentation to management: Tyrone Org Results



Week 6:  October  4  Individual Differences Jex  Chapter  8: Theories of Motivation

Online Case 2:       Cases on Motivation    (choose any one)

 Landy Chapter 10: Motivation
check out this page for a visual summary of motivational theories
http://www.mgmt.utoronto.ca/~evans/teach/materials/week4.htm
Equity theory (PPT)

U. Toronto Motivation theory (Instructor: Chun Wei Choo)


Week 7: October 11  *** Report due for Case 1: Satisfaction ***

                                        Review for midterm

  Week 7:    October 18 *** Midterm Exam *** 

 


 Week 8:   October 25  Intrinsic Motivation Deci: Why We Do What We Do

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.
Thierry, H. (1990). Intrinsic motivation reconsidered. (In Work Motivation, Kleinbect et al., Eds.). Hills Dale, N.J.
Measure: E. Deci    Individual Styles Questionnaire
           General Causality Scale Description (Deci & Ryan)
            Scores and Descriptives for 641 Students
            Individual Styles (GCOS) scoring temlate (Excel)
           Deci and Ryan's Self Determination Theory


Week 9: November 1 

Jex   Chapter 9 Organizational Applications of Motivation Theory p. 239
Articles (reserve):
Barrick, M. R., & Mount, M.K. (1991) The Big Five personality dimensions and job performance. Personnel Psychology. 44, 1-26
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)
Big five personality characteristics    (Handout individual difference measures)

Reserve article:
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

Job Diagnostic Survey (JDS)  SUMMARY OF JDS (Datner's)
PRCA norms for UB Grad Students



 Week 10:  November 8  Leadership   
Jex   Chapter 10: Leadership and Influence processes p. 267
Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey
Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey stats
Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey stats for Gender (3 scales)
California Psychological Inventory Scale Definitions

Case 3:  Leadership Cases on line
           List of 19 Leadership SKAs



 Week 11:November 165    
Jex   Chapter 10: Leadership and Influence processes p. 267  (con't)

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

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.

De Cremer, D. & van Knippenbert, D. (2002). How do leaders promote cooperation? The effects of charisma and procedural fairness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 858-86. (on e-researve and hard copy at Langsdale)
MLQ leadership at Mindgarden
Atlas Box company


Week 12: November 22
  Jex   Chapter 11 Introduction to Group Behavior p. 297
Team decision process (power point slides)
Some ideas are so bad that only team efforts can account for them WSJ 9-29-04


Week 13: November 29  
    Jex  Chapter 12 Group Effectiveness p. 321
    Separation Anxiety: Canon stays in Japan WSJ 9/27/04 
    WSJ Peer group pressure 


Week 14: December 6  
  Jex   Chapter 15 Organizational Culture p. 401

                                *** Report due for Case 3: Leadership ***

What problems of culture change will the homeland security merger experience?
Homeland Security Merger  (Balt Sun 11/26/02)


Week 15: December 13    ***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

De Cremer, D. & van Knippenbert, D. (2002). How do leaders promote cooperation? The effects of charisma and procedural fairness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 858-86.

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)

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

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