Industrial/Organizational Psy

ORG 6000: History and Systems of Psychology (4)

Offerings

Focuses on an understanding of the historical and philosophical roots, cultural influences and basic scientific assumptions which underlie contemporary psychology in general, and organizational psychology in particular. The development of basic paradigms in psychology are considered as they have been informed by individually-oriented theories, systems-oriented theories, and field theory or transactional perspectives.

Equivalents: CPY 7000, ORG 7000 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Graduate only. Graduate students only.

ORG 6001: Faith, Meaning and Professional Foundations: Leadership, Vocation and Faith Integration (4)

Offerings

Examines the concepts of leadership, work, vocation and faith from a biblical perspective. Colloquium also addresses issues that arise out of the content of other courses being taken concurrently by the student. A Portfolio is completed in this course.

Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Graduate only.

ORG 6003: Hacking the World of Work (4)

Offerings

This course will discuss current and emerging issues in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The course is required for first and second year Master's and PhD students in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. May be repeated for credit 2 times.

Equivalents: ORG 7003 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Graduate only.

ORG 6010: Selection and Performance Management (4)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ORG 6600, 6610. Introduces students to job analysis, selection, and performance management, including the measurement of performance, methods of feedback and compensation systems that reflect an integrated performance management system. Also includes legal considerations, 360 feedback, benefits, and cutting-edge incentive systems.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: ORG 6600: D or better AND ORG 6610: D or better

ORG 6020: Survey Research (4)

Offerings

Prepares students to conduct survey research in applied settings. Explores challenges and opportunities for survey research methodologies. Includes topics such as questionnaire generation, sampling, data interpretation and analysis, and the communication of results.

Equivalents: ORG 7020 Restrictions: Graduate only.

ORG 6034: Qualitative Research Methods (4)

Offerings

Examines the strengths and implications of using qualitative methods in the study of organizations, and strategies for enhancing the quality and credibility of qualitative findings. Investigates the complexities of mixed methods and triangulation along with interviewing strategies, content analysis, focus groups and narratives.

Equivalents: ORG 7034 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Graduate only. Graduate students only.

ORG 6100: Organizational Behavior (4)

Offerings

Introduces the literature addressing human behavior in organizational and community contexts. Examines interactions between people and systems in which they function from individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis. Topics include: individual differences, leadership, work motivation, perception, communication, decision making, power and politics, group development, performance, individual and work team effectiveness, conflict, organizational culture, organizational systems theory, and managing diversity.

Equivalents: ORG 7100 Restrictions: Graduate only.

ORG 6101: Organizational Development and Consultation I (4)

Offerings

Introduces major theories, models and methods for evaluating the effects of interventions on groups and organizations. Explores the foundations in organizational development and the contributions made by other disciplines, theorists, and practitioners. Special focus on organizational entry, data collection, organizational diagnosis, development of interventions, evaluation, and contract termination. Also explores the role of consultant as internal/external facilitator in the organizational change process.

Equivalents: ORG 7101 Restrictions: Graduate only.

ORG 6105: Motivation (4)

Offerings

What motivates people to do the things that they do and what strategies can they adopt to navigate successfully through the challenges they face at work and in life? This class will explore motivation theory, research, and practice in Industrial/Organizational psychology with a focus on the implications for individuals, the groups they belong to, and the organizations where they work. May be repeated for credit 2 times.

Equivalents: ORG 7105 Restrictions: Graduate only.

ORG 6110: Organizational Development and Consultation II (4)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ORG 6100, 6101. Continues study in the practice of organizational development dealing with planned changes in organization design, strategy, and other large-scale organizational systems. Introduces diagnostic models and methods for the planning of strategic change interventions in complex organizational systems. Explores the influence of politics, power, organizational culture, and leadership. Also includes topics such as quality management, organizational learning, and self-managed work groups.

Equivalents: ORG 7110 Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: (ORG 6100: D or better OR ORG 7100: D or better) AND (ORG 6101: D or better OR ORG 7101: D or better)

ORG 6201: Organizational Diversity and Globalization (4)

Offerings

Examines the opportunities and challenges associated with a diversified workforce and organizational culture as they relate to gender, race, personality, nationality, religion, and other differentiating factors. Investigates the realities of organizational strategy, power, politics, communication, and leadership in the context of a global environment.

Equivalents: ORG 7201 Restrictions: Graduate only.

ORG 6210: Program and Organizational Evaluation (4)

Offerings

Covers the major models and methods for evaluating the effects of intervention packages or programs on groups and organizations. Emphasizes procedures that the consulting psychologist may use to set goals and objectives, document services, evaluate outcomes, perform cost/benefit analysis, and strategically improve organizational process and/or product. The Master's Project is completed in this course.

Equivalents: ORG 7210 Restrictions: Graduate only.

ORG 6230: Learning Systems and on the Job Development (4)

Offerings

Introduces tools and methods used to develop effective learning systems within organizational contexts. Also covers foundational theory in learning and training, curriculum and course development, and impact assessment. Explores strategies for utilizing on-the-job experiences as rich development opportunities along with strategic implications of leadership development for the organization.

Equivalents: ORG 7230 Restrictions: Graduate only.

ORG 6240: Social Psychology (4)

Offerings

Examines the social bases of behavior, exploring the major theories, concepts and research topics in social psychology. Studies the social and interpersonal determinants and consequences of individual behavior, with special reference to social dynamics that shape attitudes, emotions, perception and behavior.

Equivalents: ORG 7240 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Graduate only. Doctoral students are excluded.

ORG 6300: Leadership and Team Development (4)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ORG 6100. Introduces theoretical frameworks on leadership and team development. Highlights cutting edge tools and practices for selecting and developing leadership capacity within organizational settings as well as the interpersonal and structural dynamics that characterize effective groups. Explores systemic approaches to leadership in the context of organizational culture and interpersonal factors such as leadership ethics, purpose, motivation, power and communication.

Equivalents: ORG 7300 Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: (ORG 6100: D or better OR ORG 7100: D or better)

ORG 6310: Not for Profit Leadership (4)

Offerings

Examines the unique opportunities and challenges of working with and changing human service, non-profit, and community-based organizations such as social service agencies, hospitals, schools, family service agencies, local governments, and faith based organizations. Explores issues related to board governance, leadership of a volunteer workforce, burnout, vocational calling, and sense of purpose along with theoretical models for change in human service organizations.

Equivalents: ORG 7310 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Graduate only. Doctoral students are excluded.

ORG 6600: Research Methods and Statistics I (4)

Offerings

Part one of a two-course sequence that introduces students to applied research methodology and statistics through the development and execution of an applied organization based research project. Introduces students to methods of inquiry, hypothesis testing and research design. Examines the use of statistics as a critical thinking tool and reliability and validity coefficients in the evaluation of testing instruments.

Restrictions: Graduate only.

ORG 6610: Research Methods and Statistics II (4)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ORG 6600. Part two of a two-course sequence that introduces students to applied research methodology and statistics through the development and execution of an applied organization based research project. Introduces students to descriptive statistics and inferential statistics including t-test, ANOVA, and correlation. Also examines data analysis techniques and the communication of results to a non-scientific audience.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: ORG 6600: D or better

ORG 6910: Topical Seminar in Organizational Psychology (4)

Offerings

Topical seminars are classes designed to explore emerging topics in Industrial/Organizational psychology. The specific topics covered vary by quarter and year. Go to: http://www.spu.edu/iopsych to see the topical seminars that are being offered this quarter. May be repeated for credit 4 times.

Equivalents: ORG 7910 Restrictions: Graduate only.

ORG 6912: Topical Seminar in Organizational Development (4)

Offerings

Topical seminars are classes designed to explore emerging topics in Industrial/Organizational psychology. The specific topics covered vary by quarter and year. Go to: http://www.spu.edu/iopsych to see the topical seminars that are being offered this quarter. May be repeated for credit 4 times.

Equivalents: ORG 7912 Restrictions: Graduate only.

ORG 6940: Internship (2)

Offerings

Masters-level internships are a chance for students to apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities in I/O psychology that they are developing within an applied setting. Sites may include business and/or non-profit organizations. Students are responsible for finding their sites and must submit an internship application (located on the program Blackboard site), providing evidence that the work is commensurate with a masters-level I/O degree. The internship may be a paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time position. Course requirements include a literature review, learning/reflection papers, and a final paper. The four credits would be taken over two or four quarters. For course requirements, see the posted placement guidelines. May be repeated for credit up to 4 credits.

Restrictions: Graduate only.

ORG 7000: History and Systems of Psychology (4)

Offerings

Focuses on an understanding of the historical and philosophical roots, cultural influences and basic scientific assumptions which underlie contemporary psychology in general and organizational psychology in particular. The development of basic paradigms in psychology are considered as they have been informed by individually-oriented theories, systems-oriented theories, and field theory or transactional perspectives.

Equivalents: ORG 6000 Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7001: Faith, Meaning and Professional Foundations: Vocation, Ethics, and Integrity (4)

Offerings

Introduces the concept of vocation as a whole life model by reclaiming the meaning of work in the pre-industrial concept of one's entire life as a calling to God. Reviews the research on the spirituality inherent in work, the historic perspective on the religious implication of work, the nature of work vis a' vis other life realms, definitions of vocation and the integrated whole-life model of vocation. Also examines the concepts of ethics and integrity from a biblical basis as they relate to the practice of organizational psychology and change management. Also investigates bases of moral development and ethical decision-making.

Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7002: Faith, Meaning and Professional Foundations: Work, Meaning and Sabbath Culture (4)

Offerings

Explores the implications of a biblical anthropology, develops a theology of personhood and encourages students in personal exploration of and engagement with these issues. Also introduces the characteristics of rest, reflection and relationships found in the biblical narrative regarding Sabbath. Introduces models of Sabbath observance and Sabbath culture and examines their implications for personal wellness and managing organizations. Reviews the organizational development practices of organizations who embrace some or all of the principles underlying Sabbath culture reflecting a spectrum of companies with Christian and non-Christian worldviews. Portfolio draft submitted in ORG 7002.

Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Doctoral only. Graduate students are excluded.

ORG 7003: Hacking the World of Work (4)

Offerings

This course will discuss current and emerging issues in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The course is required for first and second year Master's and PhD students in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. May be repeated for credit 4 times.

Equivalents: ORG 6003 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Doctoral only.

ORG 7010: Advanced Selection and Performance Management (4)

Offerings

Prerequisites: CPY 7020, 7031, and 7032. CPY 7032 may be taken concurrently. Advanced doctoral survey in job analysis, selection systems and their accompanying mathematical models to test for validity, fairness and utility. Introduces performance management including the measurement of performance, methods of feedback and compensation systems that reflect an integrated performance management system. Also includes legal considerations, 360 feedback, benefits and cutting edge incentive systems. Prepares students for senior-level positions in selection and performance management systems. Offered alternate years.

Restrictions: Doctoral only. Prerequisites: CPY 7020: D or better AND CPY 7031: D or better AND CPY 7032 can be taken concurrently: D or better

ORG 7011: Psychometrics/Theory of Test Construction (5)

Offerings

Topics include classical testing theory, survey development/test design, norming, reliability, and validity, using tools such as item analysis, confirmatory, and exploratory factor analysis. Applies psychometric theory to the creation and evaluation of psychological instruments. In preparation for their dissertation (or alternative research project) students will compare the capacity of existing measures to represent a single construct in their research proposal. Class format involves blended technology with online lectures preceding class meeting time.

Equivalents: CPY 7010 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only.

ORG 7020: Survey Research (4)

Offerings

Prepares students to conduct survey research in applied settings. Explores challenges and opportunities for survey research methodologies. Includes topics such as questionnaire generation, sampling, data interpretation and analysis, and communication of results.

Equivalents: ORG 6020 Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7021: Statistical Methods (5)

Offerings

Introduces students to descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, probability, statistical vs. clinical significance, effect size, and power. Overviews analytical strategies including tests of mean differences, analysis of variance, correlation, linear prediction and non-parametric statistics, emphasizing both conceptual understanding and application in SPSS computer software. Highlights consideration of research questions and assumptions of tests in order to appropriately analyze and interpret data.

Equivalents: CPY 7020 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only.

ORG 7031: Research Methods and Statistics I (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ORG 7021 or CPY 7020. Introduces students to the philosophy, structure, and ethics related to applied and experimental quantitative research. Focuses on research pertaining to evidence-based clinical practice and case study design in light of the scientist-practitioner model. Statistical training focuses on analysis of variance techniques including factorial ANOVA, planned comparisons, post-hoc analysis and repeated measures. In small teams, students write and propose the introduction and method sections of the second year research project. Class format involves blended technology with online lectures preceding class meeting time.

Equivalents: CPY 7031 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only. Prerequisites: ORG 7021: D or better OR CPY 7020: D or better

ORG 7032: Research Methods and Statistics II (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ORG 7031 or CPY 7031. In this class, various regression techniques are explored from both conceptual and statistical vantage points. Procedures include: moderated multiple regression, non-linear regression, logistic regression, causal modeling and mediation, moderated mediation, and multiple imputation for missing data. Accompanying the learning of each technique, there is an emphasis on proper application in both clinical and industrial/organizational psychology contexts.

Equivalents: CPY 7032 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only. Prerequisites: ORG 7031: D or better OR CPY 7031: D or better

ORG 7033: Research Methods and Statistics III (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ORG 7032 or CPY 7032. Introduces multivariate modeling techniques including managing data with multiple imputation, conditional process analysis (PROCESS) , and hierarchical linear modeling (HLM). Students complete and present results of their second year research project as an empirical manuscript, poster (or symposium) at the spring student research conference, and in a formal class presentation. Class format involves blended technology with online lectures preceding class meeting time.

Equivalents: CPY 7033 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only. Prerequisites: ORG 7032: D or better OR CPY 7032: D or better

ORG 7034: Qualitative Research Methods (4)

Offerings

Examines the strengths and implications of using qualitative methods in the study of organizations, and strategies for enhancing the quality and credibility of qualitative findings. Investigates the complexities of mixed methods and triangulation along with interviewing strategies, content analysis, focus groups and narratives.

Equivalents: ORG 6034, CPY 7034 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Doctoral only. Graduate students are excluded.

ORG 7100: Organizational Behavior (4)

Offerings

Introduces the literature addressing human behavior in organizational and community contexts. Examines interactions between people and systems in which they function from individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis. Topics include: individual differences, leadership, work motivation, perception, communication, decision making, power and politics, group development, performance, individual and work team effectiveness, conflict, organizational culture, organizational systems theory, and managing diversity.

Equivalents: ORG 6100 Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7101: Organizational Development and Consultation I (4)

Offerings

Introduces major theories, models and methods for evaluating the effects of interventions on groups and organizations. Explores the foundations in organizational development and the contributions made by other disciplines, theorists, and practitioners. Special focus on organizational entry, data collection, organizational diagnosis, development of interventions, evaluation, and contract termination. Also explores the role of the consultant as internal/external facilitator in the organizational change process.

Equivalents: ORG 6101 Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7105: Motivation (4)

Offerings

What motivates people to do the things that they do and what strategies can they adopt to navigate successfully through the challenges they face at work and in life? This class will explore motivation theory, research, and practice in Industrial/Organizational psychology with a focus on the implications for individuals, the groups they belong to, and the organizations where they work. May be repeated for credit 2 times.

Equivalents: ORG 6105 Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7110: Organizational Development and Consultation II (4)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ORG 7100 and 7101. Continues study in the practice of organizational development dealing with planned changes in organization design, strategy, and other large-scale organizational systems. Introduces diagnostic models and methods for the planning of strategic change interventions in complex organizational systems. Explores the influence of politics, power, organizational culture, and leadership. Also includes topics such as quality management, organizational learning, and self-managed work groups.

Equivalents: ORG 6110 Restrictions: Doctoral only. Prerequisites: (ORG 6100: D or better OR ORG 7100: D or better) AND (ORG 6101: D or better OR ORG 7101: D or better)

ORG 7120: The Practice of Organizational Psychology (4)

Offerings

Examines the practice of organizational psychology and issues related to professional standards, ethical practice, relationship to clients, contracting and careers in the field. Pays special attention to the student as a developing professional and instrument of organizational change. Final portfolio submitted in ORG 7120.

Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7200: Theoretical Perspectives on Organizations (4)

Offerings

Examines selected organizational theorists, models and systems. Tracks the shifts from top-down, hierarchically driven, tightly coupled organizational strategies to loosely coupled, adaptive, and employee driven structures. Presents selected readings in organizational theory and behavior. Also explores future directions for organizational theory.

Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7201: Organizational Diversity and Globalization (4)

Offerings

Examines the opportunities and challenges associated with a diversified workforce and organizational culture as they relate to gender, race, personality, nationality, religion, and other differentiating factors. Investigates the realities of organizational strategy, power, politics, communication, and leadership in the context of a global environment.

Equivalents: ORG 6201 Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7202: Personality Theory and Research (5)

Offerings

Explores contemporary systems of studying human personality. Examines biological, psychological, interpersonal, and cultural aspects of normal and disordered personality. Introduction and interpretation of MCMI III for assessment of personality.

Equivalents: CPY 7200 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only.

ORG 7210: Program and Organizational Evaluation (4)

Offerings

Covers the major models and methods for evaluating the effects of intervention packages or programs on groups and organizations. Emphasizes procedures that the consulting psychologist may use to set goals and objectives, document services, evaluate outcomes, perform cost/benefit analysis, and strategically improve organizational process and/or product. A draft of the Master's Project is completed in this course.

Equivalents: ORG 6210 Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7230: Learning Systems and on-the-Job Development (4)

Offerings

Introduces tools and methods used to develop effective learning systems within organizational contexts. Also covers foundational theory in learning and training, curriculum and course development, and impact assessment. Explores strategies for utilizing on-the-job experiences as rich development opportunities along with strategic implications of leadership development for the organization.

Equivalents: ORG 6230 Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7240: Social Psychology (4)

Offerings

Examines the social bases of behavior, exploring the major theories, concepts and research topics in social psychology. Studies the social and interpersonal determinants and consequences of individual behavior, with special reference to social dynamics that shape attitudes, emotions, perception and behavior.

Equivalents: ORG 6240 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Doctoral only. Graduate students are excluded.

ORG 7300: Leadership and Team Development (4)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ORG 7100. Introduces theoretical frameworks on leadership and team development. Highlights cutting edge tools and practices for selecting and developing leadership capacity within organizational settings as well as the interpersonal and structural dynamics that characterize effective groups. Explores systemic approaches to leadership in the context of organizational culture and interpersonal factors such as leadership ethics, purpose, motivation, power and communication.

Equivalents: ORG 6300 Restrictions: Doctoral only. Prerequisites: (ORG 7100: D or better OR ORG 6100: D or better)

ORG 7310: Not for Profit Leadership (4)

Offerings

Examines the unique opportunities and challenges of working with and changing human service, non-profit, and community-based organizations such as social service agencies, hospitals, schools, family service agencies, local governments, and faith based organizations. Explores issues related to board governance, leadership of a volunteer workforce, burnout, vocational calling, and sense of purpose along with theoretical models for change in human service organizations.

Equivalents: ORG 6310 Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Doctoral only. Graduate students are excluded.

ORG 7400: Course Development and Teaching Strategies (4)

Offerings

Provides practitioners of organizational psychology in both academic and service settings with knowledge and practical skills to become effective educators. Includes philosophy of teaching/learning, learning styles, critical thinking, course development, teaching strategies, evaluation, documentation and integration of technology. Also incorporates an opportunity for developing and presenting a learning module.

Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Doctoral only. Graduate students are excluded.

ORG 7900: Independent Study (1-5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: Faculty Advisor Approval. Provides an opportunity for a student to study a topic of special interest under faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit up to 12 credits.

Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7910: Topical Seminar in Organizational Psychology (4)

Offerings

Topical seminars are classes designed to explore emerging topics in Industrial/Organizational psychology. The specific topics covered vary by quarter and year. Go to: http://www.spu.edu/iopsych to see the topical seminars that are being offered this quarter. May be repeated for credit 4 times.

Equivalents: ORG 6910 Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7912: Topical Seminar in Organizational Development (4)

Offerings

Topical seminars are classes designed to explore emerging topics in Industrial/Organizational psychology. The specific topics covered vary by quarter and year. Go to: http://www.spu.edu/iopsych to see the topical seminars that are being offered this quarter. May be repeated for credit 4 times.

Equivalents: ORG 6912 Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7930: Master Teaching Mentoring Practicum (1-5)

Offerings

Prepares students for careers as college level professors by pairing them with a faculty member who serves as their teaching mentor, providing feedback, advice, and resources as they prepare for careers as educators in higher education. May be repeated for credit 3 times.

Restrictions: Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Doctoral only. Prerequisites: ORG 7400: D or better

ORG 7940: Placement (4)

Offerings

Provides the practical organizational experience required for doctoral students in organizational psychology. May be repeated for credit up to 16 credits.

Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7995: Research and Dissertation (2-4)

Offerings

Standards and procedures for the completion of the dissertation are explained in the Dissertation and Research Guidelines. May be repeated for credit up to 32 credits.

Restrictions: Doctoral only.

ORG 7999: Extended Dissertation (1)

Offerings

Continues dissertation activities beyond required program credits. Standards and procedures for the completion of the dissertation are explained in the dissertation and research guidelines. May be repeated for credit up to 99 credits.