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SYLLABUS Psychology 255: Industrial/Organizational Psychology Spring 2013 Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:40PM 2:00PM, in Old Horticulture Room

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INSTRUCTOR: Name: Marina Pearce, M.A. E-mail: marina@msu.edu Office Hours: By appointment only TEACHING ASSISTANTS: Name: Emily Pacic E-mail: pacicemi@msu.edu Office Hours: Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm, North Case Halls 2nd floor study lounge Name: Lindsey Budnick E-mail: budnick2@msu.edu Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2:40-4pm, Berkey Hall Room 314 COURSE WEBSITE: http://www.angel.msu.edu

COURSE OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES: According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American will spend over 100,000 hours performing work-related activities by the time they reach the age of 65. That amounts to about 15% of the average persons entire life and almost 25% of his or her waking hours spent at work! Work holds an important role in the daily lives of people everywhere and represents a unique domain of human psychology. Psychology 255: Industrial/Organizational Psychology is designed to introduce you to major theories and practices relevant to the attitudes and behaviors of people at work from the time they enter the labor force until retirement. Because this is an introductory course, well be touching on a variety of core areas in the field of industrial/organizational psychology including leadership, teamwork, staffing, training, work attitudes, performance, and much more. All of these topics will affect you, your career, and your time spent at work (or in non-work organizations, like teams and clubs). As such, this course will provide you with information you can use regardless of whether you ultimately enter a career in industrial/organizational psychology. This course will involve: Reviewing a variety of topics within the domain of industrial/organizational psychology (e.g., training, staffing, leadership) Page 1

Discussing general principles and processes underlying the science and practice of industrial/organizational psychology Gaining insight into how industrial/organizational psychology is applicable to different types of organizational settings, including ones own work life Promoting the importance of research in industrial/organizational psychology

TEXTBOOK (REQUIRED): Frank J. Landy & Jeffrey M. Conte. (2010). Work in the 21st century: An introduction to industrial and organizational psychology. McGraw-Hill. 3rd edition. Reading your textbook assignments will be important for your success in this course. The text provides a great resource of basic, well-documented information from industrial/organizational psychology. The writing style is engaging and informal, and many descriptions and examples are included. In class lectures, I will build on and supplement this material with real-world case examples, articles, and exercises. The textbooks Student Companion website contains helpful study guide materials, glossaries, and self-quizzes. Note that if you use an earlier edition of the text you will miss some content that may be important in coursework/exams.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Although attendance is not strictly required in all class sessions, it is expected. Lectures and inclass exercises will be a source of material included in exams, in addition to the information available in the textbook. In-class exercises will be handed in and counted for course credit; whether or not you attend and participate in them will impact your ultimate course grade.

GRADING: Your final course grade will be based on the following: Exam 1 Exam 2 Exam 3 *Assignment 1: Job Analysis Write-up *Assignment 2: Current Event Newspaper/Magazine Article + Summary *Assignment 3: Participation in I/O Research at MSU In-class Exercises

20% 20% 20% 15% 15% 15% 10%

* Of the three assignments listed above, only the two assignments for which you receive the best grades will be used when calculating your final course grade (in other words, the lowest of the three grades will be dropped). If you choose to complete only two of the assignments, those two grades will be used when calculating your final course grade.

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Heres the translation of overall final percentage grades to numerical (GPA) grades: 90.00-100.0% = 4.0 85.00-89.99% = 3.5 80.00-84.99% = 3.0 75.00-79.99% = 2.5 70.00-74.99% = 2.0 65.00-69.99% = 1.5 60.00-64.99% = 1.0 0.00-59.99% = 0.0

EXAMS: There are 3 exams, each of which will cover approximately one-third of the course material. The final is not cumulative, and will be given during the last session of class (not during Finals week). Exams will consist of multiple choice questions, which you will answer using scantron sheets. Be sure to come on exam days prepared with #2 pencils and your MSU ID. No digital devices (e.g., cell phones, laptops, tablets) or face-shielding apparel (e.g., caps, sunglasses) will be permitted during exams. Exams are given during normal class times. Because you chose to enroll in this course, knowing its meeting times in advance, you are expected to be available and in attendance on exam days. If you are severely ill or have a personal emergency on exam day, you must contact the instructor (not the teaching assistants) within 24 hours of the exam regarding the reason for your absence as well as your plans to take a make-up exam. You will likely be required to provide proof of illness (e.g., doctors note) or personal emergency (e.g., newspaper article). Make-up exams: Will consist of short answer essay questions and some multiple choice questions; and will NOT be the same as the regular exam they will cover similar content but will involve no overlap in terms of questions. Will be given approximately 1 week after the scheduled exam date. Will occur at the same time for everyone taking the make-up exam and will not be scheduled at your convenience but rather at the convenience of the exam proctor. Failure to take the make-up exam as scheduled cannot be renegotiated and will lead to your receiving 0 points for the exam grade.

IN-CLASS EXERCISES: During some class sessions, you will be provided with opportunities to complete in-class exercises. When you are present and participate in an in-class exercise, regardless of whether you answer a question correctly, we will make a note of your name and give you credit. Each of these in-class exercises will be worth 2% of your in-class exercise grade. You can receive up to 10% credit (i.e., participation in 5 in-class exercises). Although there will be more than 5 inclass exercise opportunities throughout the course of the semester, only 5 will count toward Page 3

your final course grade. This way, if you miss a class session and cannot participate in an in-class exercise on a given day, you will have another opportunity to complete one.

POLICIES REGARDING ACADEMIC HONESTY: Article 2.3.3 of the Academic Freedom Report states: The student shares with the faculty the responsibility for maintaining the integrity of scholarship, grades, and professional standards. In addition, the Michigan State University Psychology department adheres to the policies on academic honesty specified in General Student Regulation 1.0, Protection of Scholarship and Grades; the all-University Policy on Integrity of Scholarship and Grades; and Ordinance 17.00, Examinations (see Spartan Life: Student Handbook and Resource Guide and/or the MSU Web site www.msu.edu) . In accordance with university-wide policies, you are expected to complete all course assignments, including exams, without assistance from any unauthorized source. You are expected to develop original work for this course. You may not submit work you completed for another course to satisfy the requirements for this course. Also, you are not authorized to use the www.allmsu.com web site to complete any course work for this class. Students who violate MSU rules may receive a penalty grade, including but not limited to a failing grade for the assignment or the course overall. Specific to this course, cheating on an exam will result in receiving 0 points for that exam. Plagiarism in an assignment will result in receiving 0 points for that as signment. Faking participation in an in-class exercise (i.e., giving a name thats not your own) will result in receiving 0 points for your in-class exercise grade or, if its a systematic problem 0 for the course overall.

INSTRUCTOR AVAILABILITY: While I do not have set office hours, I am available to meet with students at prearranged times (please see me before or after class, or e-mail me, to schedule a meeting). I do check email frequently and will do my best to respond to any message within 24 hours. However, an immediate response is not guaranteed. I will likely not reply to an e-mail sent after 5pm until the next day. I urge you to contact the teaching assistants with questions first, as I will often forward e-mails to them to answer. Include Psych 255 in the subject line of your e-mail so we know what class your message concerns. Note that incorporating common courtesy in your email is more likely to generate equally courteous and timely responses.

CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT: Its important to me that students pay attention in class and are respectful to me as an instructor as well as to one another. In return for this courtesy, I will do my best to treat you with respect. Cell phones must be silenced or turned off before class starts. Individual

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conversations outside of set class discussion times are disruptive to other learners if you are disruptive, you will be asked to leave the class. Please treat other members of the class with courtesy and respect. Texting, emailing, game-playing, and web-surfing during class are counterproductive to learning, lessen your capacity to engage with those around you, and are generally rude. You will find it easier to learn class material when sites like E-mail, facebook, and ESPN are not competing for your attention. Leave the outside world outside of class and be fully present.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS: Complete your readings before class. Information from these readings will be reviewed during class and expanded upon using real-world case examples, articles, and exercises. Therefore, its important that you have a working knowledge of the material from the readings in advance. Finish your readings and assignments early so you have time to ask questions if/when they arise. Use the class slides as study aids, and recognize that they are not a substitute for readings or participation. Ask questions during and outside of class to ensure that you understand the material. Speak up! Share your own experiences to help others grasp the real-world implications of the material discussed in class. Pay attention and be engaged you will get more from the class if you give more. The time to be concerned about your grade is early on not in the last few weeks. Contact us as soon as possible if you are falling behind and need additional help.

ACCOMMODATIONS: If you have a disability or situation that will require accommodations, please see me sometime during the first week of class.

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Class Meeting M, 1/7 W, 1/9 M, 1/14 W, 1/16 M, 1/21 W, 1/23 M, 1/28 W, 1/30 M, 2/4 W, 2/6 M, 2/11 W, 2/13

M, 2/18 W, 2/20 M, 2/25 W, 2/27 M, 3/4 W, 3/6 M, 3/11 W, 3/13 M, 3/18 W, 3/20 M, 3/25 W, 3/27

M, 4/1 W, 4/3 M, 4/8 W, 4/10 M, 4/15 W, 4/17 M, 4/22 W, 4/24

Tasks/Topics Course Overview What is I/O? Research Methods & Statistics in I/O Research Methods & Statistics in I/O CLASS VISITOR: Summer Internship Opportunities in I/O NO CLASS: MLK DAY Individual Differences Assessment (Guest Lecture) Performance Job Analysis Performance Measurement Performance Measurement EXAM 1 (covers readings, lectures, in-class exercises, and assignments since course beginning) Staffing Staffing Training & Development (Guest Lecture) Training & Development NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK Motivation Motivation Job Attitudes & Emotions Stress & Well-being Stress & Well-being EXAM 2 (covers readings, lectures, in-class exercises, and assignments since Exam 1) Justice & Fairness Diversity & Culture Leadership Leadership Teamwork Organizational Dynamics Organizational Dynamics EXAM 3 (covers readings, lectures, in-class exercises, and assignments since Exam 2)

Readings & Assignments (complete before each class) 1.1, 1.4 2.2 2.3, 2.4

3.1, 3.2 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 4.1, 4.2 4.3, 4.4 5.1, 5.2; Assignment 1 due 5.3, 5.4

6.1, 6.2 6.3, 6.4 7.1, 7.2 7.3, 7.4

8.1, 8.2 8.3 9.1, 9.2; Assignment 2 due 10.1, 10.2 10.3, 10.4

11.1, 11.2 11.3; 1.3 12.1, 12.2 12.3, 12.4 13.1, 13.2, 13.3 14.1, 14.2 14.3 Assignment 3 due

** There is no exam or class meeting during finals week. The last exam (Exam 3), which is NOT cumulative, will be given during the last class session before finals week: W, 4/24. **

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