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Jennifer Purdom

New I/O Psychology Students

If you are starting the I/O Psychology program in a Fall semester, then the following classes are recommended (Contact program co-ordinator if you would like to be advised for spring start or would like to go part-time).

PSY 5000 Research Methods and Statistics (3 Credits)

An introduction to research design and statistical methods in Psychology. Topics include experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational methods; measurement and sampling; descriptive statistics; inferential statistics for differences between sample means; correlation and regression; non-parametric statistics.

PSY 5501 Orientation to I/O Psychology (1 Credit)

Addresses academic and professional issues related to the study and practice of I/O psychology. Topics to be addressed include historical foundations of the field, links between I/O psychology and psychological science, career paths, scholarly and practitioner associations and publications, resume preparation, internship search strategies, and orientation to the M.A. program.

PSY 5270 Foundations of Applied Psychology (3 Credits)

An overview of selected areas within the discipline of scientific psychology that forms a foundation for advanced study in specific areas of applied psychology. Topics to be emphasized include cognition, learning, social psychology, personality, intelligence, motivation, and emotion.

PSY 5580: Personnel Psychology (3 Credits)

The course addresses the major areas within the field of personnel or industrial psychology including job analysis, job evaluation, recruitment, models of job performance, personnel selection, training and development and performance appraisal.