PSYC205 Psychology in the Workplace
All business and work in today’s marketplace still requires humans. Consequently, the ability to understand human behavior, dynamics and motivations in the workplace is invaluable to a career. This course will introduce psychology degree students to the lenses, perspectives and tools of the discipline of psychology, focusing on how it provides insight into understanding people in organizations. This seminar examines today’s modern turbulent workplace—preparing students to work with people in the competitive, technologically charged, virtual, constantly changing arena of today’s global business environment. This course launches a process of individual self-assessment, reflection and action learning that will thread throughout the program, with four themes: technological savvy, career advancement, the challenges of today’s workplace, as well as service to people and the globe. The class provides a historical perspective on the history of work in America as well as a snapshot of today’s workplace and explores careers that utilize psychology to deal with the human side of business.
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