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An Instructor’s Guide for Introducing Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Prepared by the Education and Training Committee of
the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Dear Instructor:

This instructors guide was created by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in the hopes that more teachers of psychology might introduce Industrial-Organizational (I-O) psychology to their students. Interest in I-O psychology has grown among students, yet relatively few introductory psychology textbooks cover the topic. Therefore, we have designed modules that will complement many of the other topics you might cover in your course. 

I-O psychology entails the application of psychological concepts to work settings. This guide begins with a short introductory lecture segment providing an overview of I-O psychology that serves as a lead-in to any of the modules listed below in the table of contents. For each module we've included a sample lecture (in PowerPoint), an activity and/or discussion to supplement the lecture material, and background information and key references for the topic area. The PowerPoint overheads also include notes to help with the material (youll need to print out overheads as Note Pages for this information).

The goal of each module is to address key themes/goals in I-O psychology:

1) I-O psychologists help employers deal with employees fairly.

2) I-O psychologists help make jobs more interesting and satisfying.

3) I-O psychologists help workers be more productive.

We hope that you will discuss I-O psychology with your students. We also hope that weve provided you with the materials you need to make that discussion an easy, interesting, and informative one. 


The modules were developed and implemented by the Education and Training Committee of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.   The Education and Training Committee members responsible for preparing this instructors guide include:  Elise Amel, Peter Bachiochi, Carrie Bulger, David Day, Todd Harris, Martha Hennen, Laura Koppes, Kurt Kraiger, Geula Lowenberg, Debra Major, Morrie Mullins, Joan Rentsch, Jeffrey Stanton.

The committee would like to thank Mike Burke, Georgia Chao, Angelo DeNisi, David Miller, Elaine Pulakos, Ann Marie Ryan, Jeff Schippmann, Nancy Tippins, Craig Vickio, and several other Introductory Psychology instructors for their recommendations and suggestions on previous versions of this guide. They helped to significantly improve the final product.

Copyright 2002 by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. All rights reserved. This guide is designed to be downloaded and copied in its entirety to use for educational purposes. It may not be changed or altered without the written consent of SIOP.

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology is Division 14 of the American Psychological Association and an organizational affiliate of the Association for Psychological Science.

 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction To Industrial And Organizational Psychology

Supplemental Materials  Here
PowerPoint Version Here

2. Leadership And Gender Stereotypes

Supplemental Materials  Here
PowerPoint Version Here

3. Leader-Member Exchange Theory 

Supplemental Materials  Here
PowerPoint Version Here

4. Workplace Diversity  

Supplemental Materials  Here
PowerPoint Version Here

5. Sexual Harassment 

Supplemental Materials  Here
PowerPoint Version Here

6. Evaluating Work Performance

Supplemental Materials  Here
PowerPoint Version Here

7. Motivation And Performance

Supplemental Materials  Here
PowerPoint Version Here

8. Work Teams

PowerPoint Version Here

9. Judgment and Decision Making

PowerPoint Version Here

10. Job Attitudes

PowerPoint Version Here

11.  Work-Family Balance

PowerPoint Version Here

12.  Training in Organizations

        PowerPoint Version Here

13.  Selection

        PowerPoint Version Here

14. Justice

Supplemental Materials Here
PowerPoint Version Here

15. Personality and Work

PowerPoint Version Here

Download Instructions

If you click on the files labeled Supplemental Materials  Here or PowerPoint Version Here, the files will load and be opened by your browser. Netscape and Internet Explorer handle these differently. In Netscape you will have the option of saving to disk or opening the file (provided you have Microsoft Word for the supplemental materials and Microsoft PowerPoint for the presentation). In Internet Explorer the files will open and you need to use save as to save them to your hard drive. They will be saved as their respective formats. If you have a Zip extractor, you may download the the first 8 chapters of the presentation below and unzip it on your computer.

For a Zip file of the PowerPoint and Word presentation click here.

 

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