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

Rachel Rackard

Tameka Russ

Willie E. Spires

Kassandra Starrine

Linda Morales

Jessica Craven

Kristen Hinson


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 (eBook)


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:

Students will read all assigned materials.

Students will attend and participate in class discussions.

Students will research and prepare oral reports on various psychological topics.

Faculty will prepare and deliver lectures on various psychological topics.

Faculty will avail themselves for office appointments for students to explore their progress in the course as needed.

Faculty will advise students to use the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE Lab) for academic help when needed.


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