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PSYC 224 - Organizational Behavior

This course is an introduction to current research and theory in organizational behavior. Topics will include: motivation, learning, communication, decision-making, power, group behaviour, leadership and job stress.


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks: 15




Non-Course Prerequisites:





Course Content:
- OB & People-Centred Management
- Social Perception & Attribution Factors Influencing Individual Behaviour
- Self Concept, Personality & Emotions
- Values, Attitudes and Job Satisfaction
- Foundations of Motivation
- Fundamental Concepts of Group Behaviour
- Effective Communication
- Conflict & Negotiation
- Power, Politics & Decision Making
- Leadership
- Organizational Culture, Socialization and Mentoring
- Organizational Structure & Design
- Managing Change and Stress

- Developing a Global Organization


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify major research findings in the study of organizational behaviour
- Define and explain both theoretical and applied issues in organizational behaviour

- Identify and define basic terminology and conceptual principles relating to personality, learning, motivation, group behaviour and leadership


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: D (50%)


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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