2020-2021 Catalog Fall Update

PSY 411 Organizational Behavior (SS)

This course is designed to introduce students to the study of human behavior in organizations. Its purpose is to provide students with a working understanding of the behavior of individuals and groups within the organizational setting. In this course, we will explore how topics such as personality, attitudes, motivation, power and influence, leadership, conflict management, and organizational culture affect individual and organizational performance.




PSY 201, PSY 202, PSY 240 or PSY 311, PSY 209 or PSY 312, or their equivalents.


  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Apply theory to practical organizational settings.
  3. Analyze the cause and effect of human behavior.
  4. Identify the challenges of leading and changing organizations.
  5. Evaluate the numerous factors that affect how and why we behave the way we do in organizations.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of human behavior in organizations at the individual and group level.