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- Available Lessons: 120
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryPsychology 301: Industrial/Organizational Psychology has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging psychology topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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|Course Progress||Best Score|
|Lesson 1 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Assignment 1 - Organization Diagnosis|
The objective of this course is to teach you how to evaluate and analyze industries and organizations on a psychological level. You will cover topics such as job analysis; employee selection, training, and motivation; leadership and conflict; the psychology of groups; and mental health in the workplace.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
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- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
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Proctored Final Exam
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Discuss the field of industrial/organizational psychology, describe what it is, and outline its history.
- Compare and contrast social scientific research methods, and how social scientific research methodology is used by I/O psychologists.
- Appraise personnel functions in organizations. Examine how jobs are analyzed, how workers are recruited and selected for jobs, how workers' job performance is evaluated, and how workers are trained.
- Examine psychological states that influence employee work behavior: the motivation to work, the satisfaction one gets from a job, and the stress that occurs because of job demands.
- Relate how workers interact in the formation of work groups and larger work organizations and critique interactions of workers and work groups.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Psychology 301 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category, and by NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Psychology 301 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Psychology 301 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology||Explores organizational behavior and psychology, the history of industrial/organizational psychology and its relationship to power, politics and influence.|
|Job Analysis & Evaluation Methods||Describes the definition and process of job evaluation, job analysis design and hiring and employment law.|
|Employee Selection: Recruiting & Interviewing||Outlines recruitment in human resources, strategic human resource metrics and the difference between a structured and unstructured interview.|
|Performance Management: Evaluating Employee Performance||Discusses human resource controls, different types of performance appraisals and 360 feedback.|
|Employee Training & Development||Identifies different types of employee training programs, how organizational training needs are assessed and ways to implement employee training strategies.|
|Employee Motivation, Satisfaction & Commitment||Defines Frederick Herzberg's theory of motivation, Locke's goal-setting theory and the role human resources plays in encouraging employee motivation.|
|The Psychology of Employee Engagement||Explains employee buy-in, the major job attitudes and templates for employee engagement surveys.|
|Leadership & Conflict in the Workplace||Details the role of leaders in organizations, the difference between informal and formal leadership and different conflict management styles.|
|The Psychology of Groups||Describes stages of group development, the strengths and weaknesses of group decision making and the definition of groupthink.|
|Teamwork & Teams in the Workplace||Identifies the characteristics of effective teams, how collaborative team environments are built and methods of assessing team performance.|
|Organizational Development & Change||Outlines the theory of organizational change, planned and unplanned changes in organizations and employee attitudes and behavior during organizational change.|
|Workplace Psychological Health||Discusses stress in the workplace and time management, plus bullying and alcoholism in the workplace.|
|Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology||Explores psychological research tools, research designs and data collection and analysis in industrial/organizational psychology.|
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