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
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 14 modules.
For each module weve 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 files are available by accessing the SIOP
homepage at http://www.siop.org.
goal of each module is to address key themes/goals in I-O psychology:
I-O psychologists help employers deal with employees fairly.
I-O psychologists help make jobs more interesting and satisfying.
I-O psychologists help workers be more productive.
using the modules, please take a moment to complete our online survey.
Results will be used to improve and develop modules.
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. Best
Todd C. Harris
SIOP Education and Training Committee
617 290 5686
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