Alyce M. Dickinson, Ph.D.
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PSY 6450: Psychology of Work

Dr. Dickinson offers this class every fall semester.

Updated: November 19th, 2017

This course examines human behavior in organizations from a behavioral psychology perspective. The course has two main objectives: To teach students how to analyze organizational behavior and performance improvement techniques from a behavioral perspective and to familiarize students with common performance improvement techniques and their applications. Topics include: the history of organizational behavior management and industrial/organizational psychology, performance assessment and measurement, feedback, goal setting, rewards and monetary incentives, and the relationship between job satisfaction and performance. Students entering the course are expected to have a thorough understanding of the basic principles of behavior analysis, including operant and respondent conditioning. Course prerequisite: Graduate student in psychology.

Syllabus (Fall 2017)

Study Objectives (Fall 2017)

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