Theory and research related to understanding consumer behavior in terms of product/service perceptions, motivation, purchase decisions, and consumer satisfaction.
Theory, research, and practice in the understanding of such topics as performance appraisal, personnel selection, criterion development/validation, and others.
Theory, research, and practice in the understanding of such topics as job satisfaction, work motivation/performance, leadership, conflict resolution, and others.
Consideration of assumptions and techniques in psychometrics, including assessment, reliability and validity, test construction, measurement theory, and scaling.
Survey of topics in the study of human social interaction with an emphasis on experimental approaches to studying social behavior.
Weekly colloquium discussing the planning, design, execution, and analysis of psychological research.
An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics used in the reporting of educational and psychological research.
Seminar focused on social psychological research on stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.
Introduction to different methods of job analysis and evaluation as well as important issues related to employee compensation and benefits.
Correlation and regression analysis, including bivariate and multiple regression, coding of categorical variables, and testing for mediation and moderation.
Legal and ethical considerations in I-O psychology, including equal employment opportunity, uniform guidelines for selection, and relevant major court decisions.
Systematic examination of the theory and practice of research strategies for planning and evaluating various programs.
Conducting research related to the student’s thesis. (Prerequisites: PY 571; PY 671; minimum of 18 credit hours in program; minimum of 2 credit hours of PY 564)
Writing the thesis document. (Prerequisites: PY 571; PY 671; PY 696; minimum of 18 credit hours in program; minimum of 2 credit hours of PY 564)
Experience in applying industrial-organizational psychological principles, theory, and research to work in organizational settings such as corporations, government, and nonprofits. (Prerequisites: PY 571; PY 671; minimum of 18 credit hours in program; minimum of 2 credit hours of PY 564)