Catalogue 2016 - 2017

PSY 735 Organizational Behavior Management


3 cr.


Acceptance into Ph.D. program.

Course Description

This course examines individual human behavior in organizations. The objective of this course is to teach students how to analyze organizational behavior and performance improvement techniques from a behavioral perspective; as well as to learn about common Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) and Performance Management techniques to improve performance in organizations. Topics include: the history of OBM, performance appraisal, performance diagnosis (measurement and assessment), behavioral systems analysis/metacontingency analysis, feedback, goal setting, rewards and monetary incentives, and the relationship between job satisfaction and performance.