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1 ~ Orientation~ Industrial-Organizational Psychology M.A. Program I-O Faculty: Steven Kass (and Department Chair) Valerie Morganson Sherry Schneider Stephen Vodanovich Kristina Bauer

2 Sample Course Schedule (Year 1) Fall (9 credits) –Advanced Organizational Psychology –Training –Statistics (Special Topics; STA 5166) Spring (9 credits) –Research Design –Ethical Issues in I-O Psychology –Personnel Selection –Methods in Personnel Summer (9 credits) –Human Factors –Elective

3 Sample Course Schedule (Year 2) Fall (9 credits) –Organizational Change & Development –Legal Issues in I-O Psychology –Group Dynamics Spring (6 credits) –Internship, Thesis or TeRP Summer (1 credit) –Internship or Thesis/TeRP if necessary Some Electives : Advanced Social Psychology Advanced Sensation & Perception Practicum Regression/Other Statistics Cognitive Neuroscience Developmental Psychology Advanced Cognitive Psychology I-O Curriculum : resources/industrial-organizational-requirements/

4 How to Succeed in Graduate School Stay on top of assignments (Time management) –Read assignments before class meets –Start writing assignments early –Focus on learning, not on grades Participate in class!!! –Interaction is a crucial part of learning Get involved –Help out in research, get to know the faculty, join SHRM, start something, do a practicum

5 How to Succeed in Graduate School Be aware of deadlines Attend internship presentations Find a Thesis/TeRP topic or Start your internship search early Ask questions in class and out –Try to do more than minimum course requirements –Meet regularly with your advisor

6 Steps in Doing an Internship 1.Start looking early, but submit applications no later than fall semester of 2 nd year [join UWF I-O Group on LinkedIn, network via SHRM’] 2.Submit application (with resumé) to I-O coordinator 3. Register for internship hours (Internship course) 4.Get internship approved by your committee Ask for help from all faculty Get approval signatures

7 5.Work 600 hours (supervisor verifies/evaluates) 6.Answer integrative questions (4) 7.Presentation and Defense 8.Final paper approved by committee General Deadlines : Initial draft of internship paper submitted by the end of week 11; faculty provides feedback by end of week 12; final version submitted by end of week 13; internship presentation and oral defense completed during weeks 14 and 15. Steps in Doing an Internship

8 ~ Integrative Paper ~ Purpose: To integrate internship experience with relevant psychological literature, including what you learned in classes. Requirements : Answer four questions about your experiences at your internship site in the following areas: 1) Organizational Psychology, 2) Personnel Selection, 3) Organizational Change & Development, and 4) one from any of the following areas: Training and Development, Legal Issues, or Research Methods/Statistics Each question has a 5-page limit and the paper has a minimum of 20 references (5 per question) Grading : Each question is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Passing grades must be received on all questions. Questions that receive a “Fail” mark must be revised based on feedback from your committee, and then receive a passing grade.

9 Steps in Doing a Thesis and TeRP 1.Identify general topic of interest 2.Select committee –Usually summer after 1 st year. –2 members of Psych faculty (at least 1 in I/O) 3.Proposal Defense (Lit. review, methods, expected results) 4.IRB approval -Must take “protection of human subjects” training” (online) * Thesis : departments/psychology/graduate-student-resources/thesis- capstone/ ** TeRP : departments/psychology/graduate-student-resources/terp- capstone /

10 5.Data collection, analysis, write up 6.Defense 7.Thesis Routing (Committee, Department Chair, Dean’s Office, Office of Research and Grad Studies, Library) TeRP Routing (Committee, Department Chair). Steps in Doing a Thesis/TeRP

11 Important Forms ( most are located on line). See: resources/policies-forms-and-links/ Scroll down to I-O Concentration resources/policies-forms-and-links/ – Internship application (get first part of application submitted before you search for your internship, and last part signed before you start work) – Internship Field Supervisor Evaluation (due at completion of internship) – Internship/Thesis Completion (to be completed after defense) Also, need to complete the Application for Graduation (due the semester before you graduate)

12 Faculty Research Interests Steven Kass, PhD (Human Factors): Driver safety, Situation Awareness/Spatial Abilities, Attention, Motion sickness Valerie Morganson, Ph.D. (I-O) https://sites.google.com/site/valeriemorganson/valeriej.morganson https://sites.google.com/site/valeriemorganson/valeriej.morganson Work-Life, Gender, Diversity, Telework, Work Climate Kristina Bauer, PhD (I-O): https://sites.google.com/site/kbauer1013/https://sites.google.com/site/kbauer1013/ Self-Regulated Learning including Motivation and Goal-Setting, Transfer of Training, Technology-Enabled Instruction Sherry Schneider, PhD (Social): Group Dynamics, Leadership, Social Identity Theory, Social Dilemmas, Organizational Citizenship Stephen Vodanovich, PhD (I-O): Boredom, Workaholism, EEO Law


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