PSYC 610 Spring 2004

Mindy Bergman, PhD


Mondays, 12:45-3:45 pm, room 336 Psychology Building

Office hours by appointment only


Syllabus  Reading list and schedule 



To post a discussion question,
go to webct.






Course schedule
Readings to be completed by date listed


January 26--Introduction to the Course


February 2--Organizational theory; The role of work in lives

Hulin, C.L. (2002). Lessons from Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In J.M. Brett & F. Drasgow (Eds.), The Psychology of Work: Theoretically Based Empirical Research (pp. 3-22). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum.
***This paper must be downloaded from the e-book on netlibrary

Thompson, J.D. (1967). Organizations in action. (ch 1-4; pp. 1-50).  


February 9--Role theory, job design, and socialization

Ilgen, D.R., & Hollenbeck, J.R. (1991). The structure of work: Job design and roles (pp. 165-207). In M.D. Dunnette & L.M. Hough (Eds.), Handbook of i/o psychology, Vol. 2 (2nd ed.). Palo Alto, CA: CPP.  

Katz & Kahn. (1978). Social psychology of organizations. Ch. 7, pp. 185-222.  

Chao, G.T., O'Leary-Kelly, A.M., Wolf, S., Klein, H.J., & Gardner, P.D. (1994). Organizational socialization: Its content and consequences. JAP, 79(5), 730-743.  

Wanberg, C.R., & Kammeyer-Mueller, J.D. (2000). Predictors and outcomes of proactivity in the socialization process. JAP, 85(3), 373-385.  


February 16--Culture and climate

Denison, D.R. (1996). What IS the difference between organizational culture and organizational climate? A native's point of view on a decade of paradigm wars. Academy of Management Review, 21, 619-654.  

Hulin, Fitzgerald, & Drasgow. (1996). Organizational influences on sexual harassment. In M.S. Stockdale (Ed.), Sexual harassment in the workplace: Perspectives, frontiers, and response strategies. Women and work: A Research and Policy Series, Vol. 5 (pp. 127-150). Thousand Oaks: Sage.  

Robert, C.A., Probst, T.M., Martocchio, J.J., Drasgow, F., & Lawler, J.J. (2000). Empowerment and continuous improvement in the United States, Mexico, Poland, and India: Predicting fit on the basis of the dimensions of power distance and individualism. Journal of Applied Psychology, 85, 643-658.  

Rousseau, D.M. (1990). Assessing organizational culture: The case for multiple methods. In B. Schneider (Ed.), Organizational climate and culture (pp. 153-192). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.  

Schein, E.H. (1990). Organizational culture. American Psychologist, 45, 109-119.  


February 23--Organizational fit

Kristoff, A.L. (1996). Person-organization fit: An integrative review of its conceptualizations, measurement, and implications. Personnel Psychology, 49, 1-49.  

O'Reilly, C.A. III, Chatman, J., & Caldwell, D.F. (1991). People and organizational culture: A profile comparison approach to assessing person-organization fit. Academy of Management Journal, 34, 487-516.  

Schneider, B., Goldstein, H.W., & Smith, D.B. (1995). The ASA framework: An update. Personnel Psychology, 48, 747-773.  

Vancouver, J.B., & Schmitt, N.W. (1991). An exploratory examination of person-organization fit: Organizational goal congruence. Personnel Psychology, 44, 333-352.  


March 1--Midterm begins
Groups and teams

Barrick, M.R., Stewart, G.L., Neubert, M.J., & Mount, M.K. (1998). Relating member ability and personality to work-team processes and team effectiveness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 83, 377-391.  

Guzzo, R.A., & Shea, G.P. (1990). Group performance and intergroup relations in organizations. In M.D. Dunnette & L.M. Hough (Eds), Handbook of industrial and organizational psychology, Vol. 3 (2nd ed.) (pp. 269-313). Palo Alto, CA: CPP.  

Hackman, J.R. (1987). The design of work teams. In J.W. Lorsch (Ed.), Handbook of organizational behavior (pp. 315-342). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.  

Mathieu, J.E., Heffner, T.S., Goodwin, G.F., Salas, E., et al. (2000). The influence of shared mental models on team process and performance. JAP, 85(2), 273-283.  

Mullen, B., & Copper, C. (1994). The relation between group cohesiveness and performance: An integration. Psychological Bulletin, 115(2), 210-227.  


March 8--Midterm due. No class.


March 15--Spring break. No class.


March 22--Leadership

House, R.J., & Podsakoff, P.M. (1994). Leadership effectiveness: Past perspectives and future directions for research. In J. Greenberg (Ed.), Organizational behavior: The state of the science (pp. 45-82). Hillsdale, NJ: LEA.  

Judge, T.A., Bono, J.E., Ilies, R., & Gerhardt, M.W. (2002). Personality and leadership: A qualitative and quantitative review. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 765-780.  

Kerr, S. & Jermier, J.M. (1978). Substitutes for leadership: Their meaning and measurement. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 22, 375-403.  

Meindl, J.R. (1993). Reinventing leadership: A radical, social psychological approach. In J.K. Murnighan (Ed.), Social psychology in organizations (pp. 89-118). Prentice-Hall.  

Peters, L.H., Hartke, D.D., & Pohlmann, J.T. (1985). Fiedler's contingency theory of leadership: An application of the meta-analysis procedures of Schmidt and Hunter. Psychological Bulletin, 97, 274-285.  


March 29--Motivation

Kerr, S. (1975). On the folly of rewarding A, while hoping for B. Academy of Management Journal, 18, 769-783.  

Locke, E.A., & Latham, G.P. (2002). Building a practically useful theory of goal setting and task motivation: A 35-year odyssey. American Psychologist, 57, 705-717.  

Mitchell, T.R., & Daniels, D. (2003). Motivation. In W.C. Borman, D.R. Ilgen, & R.J. Klimoski (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology, volume 12 (pp. 225-254). Hoboken: John Wiley.
***This paper must be downloaded from the e-book on netlibrary

Renn, R.W., & Vandenberg, R.J. (1995). The critical psychological states: An underrepresented component in job characteristics model research. Journal of Management, 21, 279-303.  


April 5--Research proposals due
Attitudes and behavior

Arvey, R.D., Bouchard, T.J., Jr., Segal, N.L., & Abraham, L.M. (1989). Job satisfaction: Environmental and genetic components. JAP, 74, 187-192.  

Hulin, C.L., & Judge, T.A. (2003). Job attitudes. In W.C. Borman, D.R. Ilgen, & R.J. Klimoski (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology, volume 12 (pp. 255-276). Hoboken: John Wiley.
***This paper must be downloaded from the e-book on netlibrary

Iaffaldano, M.T., & Muchinsky, P.M. (1985). Job satisfaction and job performance: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 97, 251-273.  

Meyer, J.P., Allen, N.J., & Smith, C.A. (1993). Commitment to organizations and occupations: Extension and test of a three-component conceptualization. Journal of Applied Psychology, 78, 538-551.  

Organ, D.W., & Ryan, K. (1995). A meta-analytic review of attitudinal and dispositional predictors of organizational citizenship behavior. Personnel Psychology, 48, 775-802.  

Ostroff, C. (1992). The relationship between satisfaction, attitudes, and performance: An organizational level analysis. JAP, 77(6), 963-974.  

Podsakoff, P.M., Ahearne, M., & MacKenzie, S.B. (1997). Organizational citizenship behavior and the quantity and quality of work group performance. JAP, 82, 262-270.  


April 12--Organizational justice, fair treatment, and voice

Adams, J.S. (1963). Towards an understanding of inequity. Journal of Abnormal & Social Psychology, 67, 422-436.  

Colquitt, J.A., Conlon, D.E., Wesson, M.J., Porter, C.O.L.H., & Ng, K.Y. (2001). Justice at the millenium: A meta-analytic review of 25 years of organizational justice research. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86, 425-445.  

Lind, E.A., Kanfer, R., & Earley, P.C. (1990). Voice, control, and procedural justice: Instrumental and noninstrumental concerns in fairness judgments. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 59, 952-959.  

Olson-Buchanan, J.B. (1996). Voicing discontent: What happens to the grievance filer after the grievance? JAP, 81, 52-63.  

Skarlicki, D.P., & Folger, R. (1997). Retaliation in the workplace: The roles of distributive, procedural, and interactional justice. JAP, 82, 434-443.  


April 19--Job stress and occupational health

Barling, J., & Griffiths, A. (2003). A history of occupational health psychology. In J.C. Quick& L.E. Tetrick (Eds.) Handbook of occupational health psychology (pp. 19-31). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.  

Fitzgerald, L.F., Hulin, C.L., & Drasgow, F. (1995). The antecedents and consequences of sexual harassment in organizations: An integrated model. In G. Keita & J. Hurrell Jr. (Eds.), Job stress in a changing workforce: Investigating gender, diversity, and family issues (pp. 55-73). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.  

Ilgen, D.R. (1990). Health issues at work: Opportunities for I/O psychology. American Psychologist, 45, 273-283.  

Smith, C.S., Folkard, S., & Fuller, J.A. (2003). Shiftwork and occupational health. In J.C. Quick& L.E. Tetrick (Eds.), Handbook of occupational health psychology (pp. 163-183). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.  

Sutton, R.I., & Kahn, R.L. (1987). Prediction, understanding, and control as antidotes to organizational stress. In J. Lorsch (Ed.), Handbook of organizational behavior, 272-285. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.  


April 26--Student presentations


May 3--Final exam begins
Student presentations


May 10--Final exams due