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University of Baltimore Division of Applied Psychology and Quantitative Methods

Organizational Psychology APPL 641.185     Spring 2001

Instructor:           Tom Mitchell, Ph.D.
Class meets:         5:30 - 8:00 PM on Tuesdays
Classroom:          Academic Center, Room 205

Last update: 01/27/01

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ADDITIONAL REFERENCES FOR ORG PSYCH (LeBreton)
 notes for Rousseau article.
Beehr text notes
another source for articles in:
Paul Spector's Org Psychology Course
Paul Spector's Homepage
Journal of Applied Psychology


Instructor: Tom Mitchell, Ph.D. 837-5348 AC 209D E-mail: TMITCHELL@UBMAIL.UBALT .EDU
Homepage: http://home.ubalt.edu/tmitch
Office Hours: Tuesdays 12-1:30;  4:30 - 5:30 PM; Wednesdays 12 - 1:30 PM;
Class meets: Thursdays 5:30 - 8:15 PM
Class Room: Academic Center 205


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:

Organizational Psychology: Foundations & Applications (1998) Oxford University Press  (CLICK FOR OUTLINE)
Robert B. Lawson & Shen Zheng

Why We Do What we Do (1995) Penguin Press
Edward Deci

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
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 two exams and individual case reports.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARATION OF CASE REPORTS

Grade determination:   Exams (40%) + Cases (60%) = 100%         Mid term and final exams (20% each) +  Four case reports (15% 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 January 30
Lawson & Shen:    PART1: People    Chapter 1   An Introduction to Organizational Psychology    p3
    Description of course objectives, requirements,
    Cases for individual & team problem solving assignments
    Web Hand out: Trial case;  The Skeptical Ceo
    Example of good paper for this trial case:
    Applications of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Benefits for Acme Aluminum



Week 2 February 6 
Lawson & Shen:   PART I: People    Chapter 2 Nature of Organizations and Methods of Study  p.19
Difference between I/O and HR Practitioner (TIP, July, 2000 by Lori Foster)


Week 3 February 13
Lawson & Shen:   PART I: People    Chapter 3 Organizational Culture p. 40

*** Report due for trial case   The Skeptical CEO  ******
 
Articles (reserve):
 Barrick, M. R., & Mount, M.K. (1991) The Big Five personality dimensions and job performance. Perrsonnel 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)



Week 4 February 20  Lawson & Shen:   PART I: People    Chapter 4 Workplace Diversity p. 68

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.

APPLICATION: Individual Differences

Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey
Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey stats
Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey stats for Gender (3 scales)
California Psychological Inventory Scale Definitions
PRCA norms for UB Grad Students
FIRO norms for UB Grad Students



Week 5 February 27

THEORY: Job satisfaction Description of several Job Satisfaction Scales

    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 Info



Week 6  March 6   Lawson & Shen:   PART II: Processes:    Chapter 6 Individual and Organizatonal Motivation p. 114

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



Week 7 March 13                *** Midterm Exam ***

    Landy Chapter 10: Motivation
    U. Toronto Motivation theory (Instructor: Chun Wei Choo)
 

                        *** 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 March 27   Lawson & Shen:   PART II: Processes:    Chapter 7 Leadership, Power, and Politics p. 149

*** Report due for Case: Teamwork ***
 
Job Diagnostic Survey (JDS)  SUMMARY OF JDS (Datner's)
 Measure: E. Deci     Individual Styles Questionnaire
                                    General Causality Scale Description (Deci & Ryan)
                                  Descriptives for UB Grads ISQ
                                  Scores and Descriptives for 641 fa 00

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



Week 9 April 3     Lawson & Shen:   PART II: Processes:   8 Decision Making  p. 180
 
 


Week 10 April 10   Lawson & Shen:   PART II: Processes:    Chapter 9 Conflict and Negotiation    p. 201

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



Week 11 April 17    Lawson & Shen:   PART III: Adaptation:  Chapter 10 Individual Change  p. 227
 
    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 Questionnaire (Mindgarden)

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



Week 12 April 24
Lawson & Shen:   PART II: Processes:    Chapter 5 Group Dynamics p. 97

Reserve Article:
Guzzo, R. & Dickson, M. W. (1996) Teams in Organizations: Recent Research on Performance
                and Effectiveness. In Annual Rev. Psychol. 47:307-38
Online Case 4: Teamwork Case on Line (choose 1St Nat'l Piggy)
    see Teller Lit for articles relevant to this case
    Case 3: Leadership (group discussion)
    Measure: FIRO-B

 



Week 13 May 1 
Lawson & Shen:   PART III: Adaptation:  Chapter 11 Organizatonal Change  p. 253
 Lawson & Shen:   PART III: Adaptation:  Chapter 12 Summary p. 270
 



Week 14 May 8 
                    *** Report due for Third Case: Leadership ***



Week 15 December  14    *** Report due for Case 4: Teamwork ***


                    URL Sites for I/O Psychology:

www.siop.org
 
 

                Readings on reserve in Langsdale Library:

e-Reserve holdings

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

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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