Introduction to Industrial Psychology

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Course Description:
This course is designed to help students understand human relations, getting along with other people, and succeeding in the world of work.

Course Details


Lennetta Loman-Greene

Willie E. Spires

Rachel Rackard

Kassandra Starrine

Tameka Russ

Sarah Gambill

Allison Hausner

Jessica Craven




Required textbooks/ course materials:

Reece, Barry and Reece, Monique.  Effective Human Relations: Interpersonal and Organizational Applications (LL)-W/ACCESS. 13th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2017. ISBN: 9781305937130

Cialdini, Robert B., Ph.D. Influence, New, and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion. HarperCollins, 2021. ISBN: 9780062937650 (hardcover); 9780062937674 (e-book)


Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1 Identify behaviors and social trends, using appropriate research methodologies.

SS-2 Identify global influences on social, behavioral, and historical issues.

SS-3 Examine significant historical events.

SS-4 Identify differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Show how the scientific method and research concepts are used in industrial psychological research.
  • Identify the unique personality attributes among individuals.
  • Examine the fundamentals of psychological theories as they apply to the human condition.
  • Examine the human and fiscal cost associated with psychological disorders.
  • Examine how psychology impacts our lives in all interactions with others.

SS-1, SS-3

SS-1, SS3-, SS-4

SS-1, SS-3, SS-4

SS-1, SS-4

SS-1, SS-4 

Tests, Quizzes, Writing Assignments


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Read all assigned materials.
  • Attend and participate in class discussions.
  • Complete study guides and notes from class discussions and lectures.
  • Courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations and/or classroom discussions. Note: Online and Distance Learning Courses will not contain the oral component.


Chapters are as follows:

  1. Introduction to Human Relations
  2. Improving Personal and Organizational Communications
  3. Understanding Your Communication Style
  4. Building High Self-Esteem
  5. Personal Values Influence Ethical Choices
  6. Attitudes Can Shape Your Life
  7. Motivating Yourself and Others
  8. Improving Interpersonal Relations with Constructive Self-disclosure
  9. Achieving Emotional Balance in a Chaotic World
  10. Building Stronger Relationships with Positive Energy
  11. Developing a Professional Presence
  12. Team Building: A Leadership Strategy
  13. Resolving Conflict and Dealing with Difficult People
  14. Responding to Personal and Work-Related Stress
  15. Valuing Workforce Diversity and Inclusion
  16. The Changing Roles of Men and Women
  17. A Life Plan for Effective Human Relations



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