List of Free Online Organizational Psychology Courses

Jan 02, 2019

Info on Free Online Resources in Organizational Psychology

The resources on this list include OpenCourseWare courses offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, papers from the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology and videos from California State University - Dominguez Hills' YouTube channel. None of these resources offer academic credit, nor do they require users to register. In regards to MIT's courses, students can access lecture notes, study questions and optional assignments. For additional learning, online students can purchase textbooks if they wish.

Free Online Organizational Psychology Resources

Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology

  • Achieving Well-being in Retirement: Recommendations from 20 Years' Research examines how an individual's well-being in retirement is altered by various factors, such as personal attributes, post-retirement activities, pre-retirement job-related factors and family. The paper is intended to assist policymakers in recommending ways for finding contentment while retired.
  • Leadership Development for Organizational Success includes techniques for seeking out employees who may have the qualities of a leader and methods for transforming those individuals into leaders with the proper training and opportunity to learn. Additional paper topics include action learning, experiential learning and assessing training programs in order to help create better leaders.
  • Learning Agility explores the ideas of results agility, people agility and change agility. The paper relates learning agility to one's ability to move up to leadership positions within organizations and learning agility's implications in business.
  • What We Know about Applicant Reactions on Attitudes and Behavior: Research Summary and Best Practices explores job candidates' behavior and attitudes and why employees should care about them. Paper topics include important aspects of the selection process as well as hiring practice recommendations.

California State University - Dominguez Hills

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a video session offered by the CSU on industrial and organizational psychology. These sessions are part of the school's applied studies bachelor's degree completion program, and some include guest speakers. Online students can access additional videos through the right sidebar.


  • Leading Organizations II is a graduate-level course that examines the human process that drives organizational change and behavior. The course seeks to expand the student's comprehension of sociological and psychological events that take place in organizations. Through lectures, students will learn about organizational networks, organizational change, incentives and cultural rules of interaction.
  • Managerial Psychology focuses on behavioral science theories and methods and teaches students how to apply them to their careers. Students learn about the basics of organizations and work in the context of contemporary industrial society. Lecture topics cover decision making, organizational culture, creativity and social influence, among other topics. Students will also learn to comprehend behavioral research and gain presentation skills to utilize for written and oral reports.
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