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Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Assignment 1 - Organization Diagnosis

Instructor: Svitlana Kostenko
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About This Assignment

For the Psychology 301 Industrial/Organizational Psychology assignment, you will write and submit a research paper that analyzes an organization and the various aspects of organizational psychology as studied throughout the course. You must select a publicly traded organization to be the foundation for this research paper. You will apply knowledge acquired in the course to explore and analyze the role organizational psychology plays in the chosen organization. The research paper should be 1,200 to 1,500 words in length, follow APA formatting style, and include the following six sections.

Research Paper Sections

  1. Field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology: What is industrial/organizational psychology?
  2. Job Analysis and Evaluation Methods: What type(s) of job analysis and evaluation methods are employed within the chosen organization?
  3. Employee Selection: Recruiting and Interviewing: What methods and practices does the organization employ in recruiting potential employees? What interviewing techniques does the organization use in selection of new hires?
  4. Performance Management and Employee Evaluation: How does the organization conduct employee evaluations and manage performance?
  5. Employee Training and Development: What kinds of employee training and/or development opportunities does the organization offer?
  6. Employee Motivation and Satisfaction: What methods and practices does the organization employ to increase employee motivation and job satisfaction?

Using Sources

You may refer to the course material for supporting evidence, but you must also use at least three credible, outside sources and cite them using APA format. Please include a mix of both primary and secondary sources, with at least one source from a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. If you use any Study.com lessons as sources, please also cite them in APA (including the lesson title and instructor's name).

  • Primary sources are first-hand accounts such as interviews, advertisements, speeches, company documents, statements, and press releases published by the company in question.
  • Secondary sources come from peer-reviewed scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Management. You may use like JSTOR, Google Scholar, and Social Science Research Network to find articles from these journals. Secondary sources may also come from reputable websites with .gov, .edu, or .org in the domain. (Wikipedia is not a reputable source, though the sources listed in Wikipedia articles may be acceptable.)

If you're unsure about how to use APA format to cite your sources, please see the following lessons:

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