PSY 3490: Industrial Organizational Psychology


Provides an analytical understanding of industrial/organization (I/O) psychology, one of the major applied areas of psychology. Examines the diverse field that addresses the human side of organizations.


  1. Differentiate the field of Industrial Organizational (I/0) Psychology from other specializations in psychology.
  2. Evaluate the methods and procedures involved with job analysis.
  3. Analyze objective and subjective measures of job performance.
  4. Evaluate the methods that I/O psychologists use to select employees for jobs.
  5. Compare and contrast the major types of employee selection tests and common selection tools.
  6. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of common training methods.
  7. Explain the employee and organizational factors that impact training effectiveness.
  8. Analyze employee and environmental factors impacting performance.
  9. Describe the common approaches and theories of leadership.
  10. Explain how stressors impact employees and organizations
  11. Summarize best practices for team-building and for avoiding groupthink.
  12. Define and apply concepts of organizational development.
  13. Compare and contrast the major organizational theories.


  1. PSY 1010


Work in the 21st century: An introduction to industrial and organizational psychology (Rev: 5th ed.)

Publisher: Wiley (2016)
Author: Landy, F. J., & Conte, J. M.
ISBN: 9781118976272
Price: $138.02

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